Athletics: Open Season competition-William continues on record-breaking roll


26-February-2013

WILLIAM … on a record-breaking roll

William added 2.58m to his old best of 45.36m with a toss measuring 47.94m with the 7.26kg weight to continue on his record-breaking roll.
This is the second time this year he has improved the junior and senior hammer records with this weight.

The first time was during the Special Events One competition on January 26 with a distance of 45.36m, improving his previous junior and senior records which stood at 40.45m and set on August 13, 2011 at the same Stad Popiler during the eighth Indian Ocean Island Games Seychelles hosted.

Organised by the Seychelles Athletics Federation (SAF), the Open Season competition was the first with the normal events. Before that the SAF had run two Special Events competitions with shorter distances, presenting the athletes with the opportunity to fine-tune their techniques before lining up for normal distances.
The following are the other winners of the different track & field events of the Open Season competition:

Diane Nioze (women’s 100m– 13.17 seconds, and 200m – 27.54 seconds), Danny D’Souza (men’s 100m – 10.98 seconds), Sheryl Lepathy (women’s 3,000m – 12:40.62), Keddy Moustache (men’s 3,000m – 10:01.50, and 1,500m – 4:27.09), Lisa Agniese (women’s 400m –  1:08.39, and 800m – 2:46.64), Travis Hardy (men’s 400m –  51.74 seconds), Nerry Luc (men’s long jump – 6.75m, and 200m – 23.64 seconds), Lissa Labiche (women’s long jump – 5.33m, high jump – 1.65m), Aicha Cushion (women’s long jump – 32.33m), Ronny Bristol (men’s javelin – 38.87m), Andria Auguste (women’s 1,500m – 5:32.36), Steward Louise (men’s 800m – 2:07.70), Leeroy Gamatis (men’s high jump – 1.90m), Surera Charles (women’s triple jump – 10.01m), Marie-Helen Rose (women’s shot put – 10.04m), Dean William (men’s shot put – 12.15m, and hammer – 47.94m), and Elma Rose (women’s hammer – 25.24m).

G. G.

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