ATHLETICS NEWS - The national men's 4x400m team coasted into the A final with a solid performance, leading the way for the South African squad on Day 1 of the IAAF World Relays in Yokohama, Japan on Saturday.
The 4x400m quartet, consisting of Gardeo Isaacs, Ranti Dikgale, Pieter Conradie and Ashley Hlungwani, took second place in their heat in 3:02.77, keeping their medal hopes alive.
They are set to compete in the A final on Sunday's second and final day of competition.
The SA men's 4x100m team of Emile Erasmus, Simon Magakwe, Anaso Jobodwana and Akani Simbine - finished fourth in their heat in 38.66, missing out on the A final by 0.15. There is no B final in the 4x100m, so they were automatically eliminated from competition.