1 July 2012

Angola: José Sayovo Improves Personal Bests in National Tourney

Luanda — Angolan sprinter Jose Sayovo improved his personal bests in the 100 and 200 metres from 11 seconds and three tenths to 11'1, and 23'03 to 22'07, during the 12th edition of the national athletics track championship, held on Saturday and this Sunday at Coqueiros Stadium, in Luanda.

Besides having been placed first in the two specialties, the country's main reference in disability sports was also unbeaten in the 400 metres, in a race in which he has always been followed by Octavio dos Santos, a team-mate for the London 2012 Paralympics Games.

In the team standings, the province of Huambo justified the growth shown since 2011 and was ranked first in the males' category with seven gold medals, 11 silver and four bronze, followed by Luanda and Namibe with 6, 5, 3 and 5, 43, respectively.

In the ladies' class, Namibe snatched the cup with four gold medals, one silver and three bronze, while Benguela was ranked second with two gold and as many bronze and Kwanza Sul was third with one gold, four silver and two bronze.

More than 150 athletes from 15 of the country's 18 provinces participated in the competition.

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