JOHANNESBURG (AP) — In their first statement since his death, Nelson Mandela's family says they've "lost a great man, a son of the soil".
Lt Gen Temba Templeton Matanzima, a spokesman for the Mandela family, read the statement to journalists Saturday in Johannesburg.
The statement said: "The pillar of the royal Man ...more »
TEXAS, USA (CMC) — Jamaican 400-metre hurdler Melaine Walker will be inducted into the University of Texas Women's Athletics Hall of Honour, UT officials have announced.
Walker, the Olympic and World champion over the 400-metre hurdles, will be among five former University of Texas (UT) student-athletes and one athletics staffer who will be inducted in November.
The second-fastest woman of all time in the 400-metre hurdles and the three-time National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA) champion, Walker also led UT to a pair of NCAA team titles.
The 2008 Olympic champion is also one of the top hurdlers in Texas track and field programme history.
Walker, a former member of Jamaica's MVP Track Club now trains with the Racers Track Club and is exploring her ambitions as a sprinter and sprint hurdler.
WALKER... the secondfastest
woman of all time
in the 400-metre hurdles
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