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Series18 Dec 2019

Advice to my younger self: Ruswahl Samaai

African champion and 2017 world bronze medallist Ruswahl Samaai is one of the most consistent long jumpers on the international circuit. The 28-year-old South African takes a step back to his teenage years and offers some wise words of instruction.

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Series13 Dec 2018

Ruswahl Samaai: I love jumping because…

World bronze medallist Ruswahl Samaai successfully defended his African long jump title earlier this year and went on to win at the IAAF Continental Cup Ostrava 2018. The South African is in a bit of a love-hate relationship with his event, though…

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Report02 Aug 2018

Obiri and Ta Lou dominate, Samaai defeats Manyonga at African Championships in Asaba

Dominating victories by Hellen Obiri in the 5000m and Marie Josée Ta Lou in the 100m along with a spirited battle between South African long jumpers Ruswahl Samaai and Luvo Manyonga highlighted the second day of action at the 21st African Athletics Championships in Asaba, Nigeria, on Thursday (2).

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Feature07 Aug 2017

Samaai basking in limelight after long walk to bronze

Becoming a world-class athlete takes years of dedication and single-mindedness, coupled with patience and a thick skin.

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Report16 Jul 2017

Crouser dominates in Rabat - IAAF Diamond League

Ryan Crouser cruised to his tenth straight victory in the shot put to highlight the field events action at the Meeting International Mohammed VI d'Athletisme, the tenth stop of the 2017 IAAF Diamond League, in Rabat on Sunday (16).

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Series18 Jul 2016

First impressions – Ruswahl Samaai

Ruswahl Samaai has emerged over the past couple of years as one of the world’s elite long jumpers. Here the South African, who was the winner at May's IAAF Diamond League fixture in Rabat, gives his thoughts on our First Impressions questions.

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Report23 Jun 2016

Sprint double for Ivory Coast but hosts South Africa dominate at African Championships

Ivorian speedsters dominated the sprint finals, and East African athletes swept the podium in the women’s 5000m, but South African athletes raked in 10 medals to open a gap at the top of the medals table at the African Championships in Durban on Thursday (23).

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Report22 May 2016

Samaai flies in Rabat – IAAF Diamond League

The men’s long jump proved to be the top field event of the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Rabat with Ruswahl Samaai jumping 8.38m to equal the African all-comers’ record and his own personal best on Sunday (22).

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Report16 Apr 2016

Samaai, Semenya and Van Niekerk shine at South African Championships

Caster Semenya secured a unique treble on Saturday (16), racing to three individual titles on the second and final day of the South African Championships in Stellenbosch.

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Report18 Apr 2015

Samaai and Mokoka shine at South African Championships

No one saw it coming, not even Rushwal Samaai himself, but the Commonwealth and African bronze medallist shattered his long jump PB to provide the top performance of the South African Championships in Stellenbosch.

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