6 Days to go - Wenda Nel

Date of birth : 30.07.1988


“I am very excited for Commonwealth Games. I do believe I can end on the podium, but each race is its own and my first goal will be to make the final and from there focus and fight for a medal. Although rankings of athletes give a good indication of their current condition, every race is a new one and that is how I will strive for my goals. Excited for the opportunity to compete at the games!”


Performance Venue Year
Personal Best 54.82 Marakesh (MAR) 08.06.2014
Seasons Best 54,82 Marakesh (MAR) 08.06.2014
All Time RSA 3rd
World Ranking 10th


Wenda Nel has massive speed, she has ran a 11.88 on the 100m and a 24.14 on the 200m. In 2005 she represented SA at the world youth chamos in the 100m and in 2006 she went to Beijing for the World Juniors doing 100 and 200. Then in 2007 she went to the African Junior champs for 100m hurdles and in 2009 in started edging more to the longer hurdles when she competed in Belgrade at the Universiade for the 400m hurdles. Since she has been at two Universiades and two african champs at which she took a 5th place in 2012. In 2011 she was at the World Champs in Deagu and the same year took silver at the All Africa games with a time of 57.13, her 54.82 this year being a major improvement on that.