WENDA NEL FINISHES EIGTH IN IAAF DIAMOND LEAGUE FINALE
September 2, 2017  

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Wenda Nel settled for eighth position in the 400m Women Hurdles race on Friday night, bringing the Track and Field season to a close at the IAAF Diamond League final in Brussels, Belgium.

Though she got off to a good start, Nel crossed the line in 56.30 seconds, well off the pace of Olympic champion Dalilah Muhammad of the United States who won in 53.89.

Nel nonetheless, enjoyed a solid 2017 campaign, clocking a Season Best of 54.58 in Rome in June, just 0.21 outside her two-year-old Personal Best in her specialist discipline.

After reaching the semifinals at the IAAF World Championships in London last month, the 29-year-old African champion missed out on a place in the final by 0.37.

She also set PBs in the 200m (23.39) and flat 400m (52.03) events during the domestic season earlier this year.