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
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...