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ANASO JOBODWANA wins BRONZE in men’s 200m final– IAAF World Championships, Beijing 2015

ANASO JOBODWANA wins BRONZE in men’s 200m final– IAAF World Championships, Beijing 2015A ECAS Gym 2512Usain Bolt (19.55 – fastest time of the year) has done it again, winning his fourth consecutive world 200m title ahead of Justin Gatlin (19.74) to seal the 100-200m double in Beijing.

The South African Anaso Jobodwana was third in 19.87, (a new national record) to clinch the Bronze medal in the men’s 200m final.

At the ECAS office in Port Elizabeth staff and athletes watched the race on TV in the ECAS gym and boardroom. (See picture below) The main focus was on the soft spoken Anaso Jobodwana (born in King Williamstown on 30 JULY 1992) who was drawn in the lane next to Bolt. It is true that race favorite Usain Bolt won the race ahead of rival Justin Gatlin, but for us it was all eyes on Jobodwane who clocked a magnificent 19.87 seconds, setting a new South African record for the 200m, beating the mark of 19.94 seconds previously held by Wayde van Niekerk.

Well done Anaso, we truly enjoyed watching your world class performance. We look forward to your next visit and thanks for the inspiration for the many SA fans

ANASO JOBODWANA wins BRONZE in men’s 200m final– IAAF World Championships, Beijing 2015

ANASO JOBODWANA wins BRONZE in men’s 200m final– IAAF World Championships, Beijing 2015

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Usain Bolt (19.55 – fastest time of the year) has done it again, winning his fourth consecutive world 200m title ahead of Justin Gatlin (19.74) to seal the 100-200m double in Beijing.

The South African Anaso Jobodwana was third in 19.87, (a new national record) to clinch the Bronze medal in the men’s 200m final.

At the ECAS office in Port Elizabeth staff and athletes watched the race on TV in the ECAS gym and boardroom. (See picture below) The main focus was on the soft spoken Anaso Jobodwana (born in King Williamstown on 30 JULY 1992) who was drawn in the lane next to Bolt. It is true that race favorite Usain Bolt won the race ahead of rival Justin Gatlin, but for us it was all eyes on Jobodwane who clocked a magnificent 19.87 seconds, setting a new South African record for the 200m, beating the mark of 19.94 seconds previously held by Wayde van Niekerk.

Well done Anaso, we truly enjoyed watching your world class performance. We look forward to your next visit and thanks for the inspiration for the many SA fans

Luthando Biko – JUDO NATIONAL CHAMPION – Futurelife

Luthando Biko Futurelife
Judo National Champion, Luthando Biko, visited ECAS to collect his nutritional supplements (Futurelife)
Luthando is the national judo champion in the under 60Kg category. Luthando uses the Futurelife High Protein shake after high intensity gym sessions to assist with muscle recovery. Luthando is working hard for possible inclusion in the 2016 Rio Olympic Judo group.

LUSAPHO APRIL to race for TEAM AFRICA in 10Km Peachtree road race in Atlanta

Lusapho April Peachtree

Congratulations to Lusapho April for his inclusion in the Africa 10Km team to participate in the inaugural Preachtree Road race in Atlanta on 4 July 2015.

Selected members of TEAM AFRICA are:

  1. Gebre Gebremariam of Ethiopia (former world cross country champion and New York Marathon winner)
  2. Sammy Kitwara of Kenya (all-time top 10 lists over the half-marathon (58:48) and 10km (27:11)
  3. Lusahpo April of South Africa (former Hanover marathon winner)

The team competition, called the Peachtree Cup, will feature four entries:

  1. Team USA, 2. Team Africa, 3. Team Asia, and 4. Team Europe.

Each roster will consist of six athletes, three men and three women. The team members’ individual finish times will be added together to determine the fastest cumulative time and the winner of the Cup.

The Peachtree Cup will be incorporated in the annual Peachtree race, which attracts around 60 000 participants each year.

The Peachtree Road Race’s total prize purse of $98,500 will include $81,000 for the team competition, with the remaining amount awarded to individuals in the men’s and women’s open and masters races
April holds a 10km personal best of 28:42, set in Port Elizabeth more than four years ago.

ECAS wishes Team Africa success in their attempt to win the inaugural Preachtree Road race in Atlanta on 4 July 2015.

International travel opportunities for Chess star Jesse February

 

Jesse February

ECAS chess athlete, Jesse February, a first-year NMMU BCom Rat (Law) student, will have a very busy travel schedule as she will compete in the chess Commonwealth Championships in India from 23 to 30 June 2015.

From India she travels to Budapest, Hungary where she will participate from 3 to 17 July in the World University Chess Championships. She qualified for the event by winning the recent University Sport South Africa closed chess championships at Wits University.

She was also selected for the national team for the World Youth Chess Championships in Greece in October after being crowned U18 girls champion at the South Africa junior closed chess championships.

February said “Being a Springbok chess player has always been my dream. My next goal would be “to become a grandmaster”. “It’s the most prestigious title to attain as a chess player.”

ECAS wishes Jesse all the success with her travels and dream of becoming a grandmaster.