Carina Horn strives for consistency as time runs out

By Thathe Msimango

South African leading sprinter Carina Horn aims to continue to work hard to be consistent especially since her age starts to not be on her side. 

This comes after the 34-year-old won a title 100m contest in a time of 11:52 against Thamzin Thomas during the ongoing South African Track & Field Championship on Thursday in Potchefstroom, North West.

The Pretoria based athlete was claiming her fifth 100m national title over the 100m distance. 

Horn believes the competition shown by Thomas was good even though weather conditions prevented them to go clock-fast times.

“Firstly, I’m happy to retain the title. It’s always a good feeling to be a national champion once again and it is something I would be forever proud of achieving,” explains Horn, who represented the country in the World Athletics Championship in Oregon last year.

“Thomas gave me the competition I needed most out on the track. But the conditions were not favourable for the fast times but overall, it was a good race for the spectators. The girl( Thomas) has a bright future if she remains competitive.”

For Horn, who has already clocked the 11:10 qualifying time needed to book a spot in this year’s World Athletics Championship in the Hungarian city of Budapest, the next stop is to improve her times.

“I must get more competition in Europe against world-class athletes to be at a level I can stay closer to win a medal in a global stage event,” said Horn, who conducts her training at High-Performance Center in Pretoria

“That is the way I can be consistent by getting tough competition. Plus I must start working hard to clock the times the women are clocking worldwide these days.”

In other events, Victor Hogan continued his dominance in Discus Throw by winning his 11th national title with the heave of 62.01m. The 33-year-old Hogan is indicating no signs of ageing. 

Pictured above: Carina Horn 

Image source: Athletics South Africa Twitter


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