Nairobi (AFP) Nicholas Bett, Kenya’s first world 400m hurdles champion, will miss next month’s London world athletics championships after suffering a stress fracture to the shin. Bett was forced to skip the Kenyan national trials on June 22-23 in Nairobi to seek treatment in Finland, but was included in the team by virtue of being the defending champion. “It is disappointing that I will not be defending my World title in London. I had prepared well to make up for the disappointment of the Rio Olympics where I went outRead More
London (AFP) Kevin Anderson feels on track to regain his top 10 status as the giant South African looks to join the wave of 30-somethings ruling the roost in tennis. Anderson matched his Wimbledon best by reaching the last 16 as he rebuilds his career following a spate of injuries. And now the world number 42 is targeting going at least one better at the US Open. The top 10 is “definitely” within reach, the 2.03-metres tall Anderson told AFP. “It’s just a few matches here and there. Without aRead More
London (AFP) South Africa’s Kevin Anderson reached the fourth round of Wimbledon for the third time on Friday but admitted he had cricket on his mind. With his beloved Proteas taking on England in the first Test on the other side of London at Lord’s, the 31-year-old will be keeping a close eye on the match. However, he has two regrets. He won’t be able to pay a first ever visit to the ground and he’s sorry that regular South Africa captain AB de Villiers won’t be playing. “I playedRead More