Runner claims global triumph

2015-08-05 06:00
HERO’S WELCOME: The victorious Thabang Ambition Masihleho (second from the left) with support-team members. From the left are Ntlengeni Smith, deputy sports manager, Masihleho, Hanlie Murray, Athletics South Africa team manager, and Dr Jacob Segalo,

HERO’S WELCOME: The victorious Thabang Ambition Masihleho (second from the left) with support-team members. From the left are Ntlengeni Smith, deputy sports manager, Masihleho, Hanlie Murray, Athletics South Africa team manager, and Dr Jacob Segalo,

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THE energetic middle-distance runner Thabang Ambition Masihleho received a hero’s welcome on his return from the World University Games held in South Korea.

Masihleho represents the Central University of Technology (CUT), Free State.

He brought home a bronze medal from the global games where he showcased his talent among competitors from 170 countries, which included South Africa.

The World University Games is the American term for Universiade, an international multi-sport event organised for university athletes by the International University Sports Federation (FISU).

This is an international sporting and cultural festival, staged every two years in a different city around the world, representing both winter and summer competitions.

It is second in importance only to the Olympic Games.

At this prestigious event, Masihleho scooped bronze after he came third in the men’s half-marathon event, clocking 1:07:11.00.

Masihleho’s effort not only put South Africa on the map, but also his tertiary institution.

The talented runner is a Marketing student at the CUT’s Welkom Campus.

He was part of the South African team that competed at the world games staged from 3 to 14 July.

Masihleho was one of the select few to represent South Africa at the global competition staged in South Korea.

He qualified for the competition during University Sport South Africa’s track and field championships held at the University of Stellenbosch (US) in April this year. Masihleho’s qualifying time was 1:04:58.00.

The South African squad returned from South Korea with a total of five medals (two gold and three bronze), all achieved in athletics

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