SA decathlon king turns sights on Glasgow
Fresh off his record-breaking performance at the IAAF World Championships in Moscow, South Africa’s most versatile athlete, Willem Coertzen, right, has set his sights on a medal at next year’s Commonwealth Games. Coertzen smashed the African mark in the decathlon on the weekend, finishing ninth with a career best 8 343 points. While he was celebrating his top-10 finish against the top multi-discipline athletes in the world, the 30-year-old, who also finished ninth at last year’s London Olympics, admitted he had some work to do to grab a medal in Glasgow.
Coertzen said he needed to sharpen up his pole vault technique if he hoped to step on the podium at the Commonwealth showpiece – provided Athletics South Africa’s membership of Sascoc is reinstated, to allow athletes to be entered at the Games.... Read the full, comprehensive news article and discuss at Citizen