Justine Palframan back in the mix Just in time!!

Justine Palframan has timed her peak form to perfection with performances this past weekend (8-9 July). She laid down performances she will not easily forget and this must put a spring in her step before returning back to SA from her brief European season. She started her weekend off in Belgium at the 20ste Kortrijke Guldensporen-meeting with a solid victory in the 400m in a time of 52.47 seconds. The highlight of the day was definitely when she lined up for the 200m where she went into the race with a season best time of 23.21 seconds, but what she came out with was more important when she laid down a Personal Best (PB) mark of 22.84 seconds!! This is not only Palframan’s PB but now also the meeting record all-in-one! The following day she went on to run at the Brussels International Athletics Event and used her moment from the previous day to gain another solid victory in the 200m in a time of 23.07 seconds to finish of her triple-treat performances for the weekend.

Palframan might be soft-spoken and super friendly in person but on the track she is clearly not very friendly when the gun goes off, and her super-quick-nimble-fast-feet and fierceness kick in to blow dust in the face of her competitors and leave the spectators stunned. Palframan used the weekend’s performances to remind South Africa that she is still in the mix after meeting the IAAF World Championships qualifying mark for London, and she is getting faster at the right time as this performance places her at the summit of the 200m times set by South Africans in 2017 with Alyssa Conley’s 22.94 seconds following this performance.


Let’s not act surprised by Palframan’s performances as she is no stranger to performing when it matters most with 6 national titles to her name, an African title, World Student Games gold and bronze which are among some of the performances which show that she has the steel not to buckle under pressure.


This is another great performance that is highlighting the rise in the new age of SA world class sprinters.




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Written by Black Legend