Has SA’s hurdling glory in been gooied into the history books?

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Has SA’s hurdling glory in been gooied into the history books?

For years SA had a host of top-notch 400m athletes, but this year in Tokyo it was all down to one man

Sports reporter

Nearly 21 years ago I sat in the Olympic Stadium in Sydney and watched Llewellyn Herbert win the 400m hurdles bronze medal for SA.

Herbert, having won SA’s first world championships medal, a silver in 1997, was one of the stars of that team.

He was destined for Olympic glory and on that perfect night in Sydney, Herbert clocked a 47.81 sec national record to finish third behind American Angelo Taylor and Hadi Souan Somayli of Saudi Arabia...

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