Sprinting to stardom

2019-06-12 06:01
Lucky Moleyane

Lucky Moleyane

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Rapidly rising sprinter Lucky Moleyane (16), a learner of Grey College in Bloemfontein, has been chosen as the deserving recipient of the SuperSport Let’s Play Sport Star of the Month for Express.

He is the winner for May.

The teenage sprinter was chosen for his achievements in the 100 m and 200 m events.

Lucky delivered superb performances in competitions staged at all levels. He started 2019 on a high note.

Lucky scooped up gold medals in all competitions in which he participated.

One of Lucky’s highlights this year was breaking a Grey College record that stood for more than three decades.

He smashed the school’s longstanding record of 22.10 in the 200 m event during the school’s track and field meeting held in Bloemfontein in January.

Lucky’s blistering pace saw him set a new record of 21.49.

The previous record of 22.10 was set 36 years ago by sprinters Ian Small-Smith and Pierre Swart.

The talented sprinter also achieved a personal best in the 100 m in 10.64 at the South African Youth and Junior Track and Field Championship in the Paarl in February.

Lucky represented the Free State in this national youth and junior championship.

His improved performance is a continuation of his winning streak in 2018.

Last year at the 20th Grey College OMS Athletics meeting, he improved his personal records in both the 100 m and 200 m, finishing in 10.60 and 21.60 respectively.

His previous sprinting records were 10.91 over 100 m and 21.95 over the 200 m.

Lucky was presented with gold medals for sterling performances in both the 100 m and 200 m in 2018.

He is presently rated by Athletics South Africa as one of the top juniors in the country.

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