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UJ Students Bronze Medals: FISU World Uni. Championship Cross-Country

Dumisa, Ntoe add two bronzes to Team SA’s medal count in Oman

Sisanda Dumisa and Phemelo Ntoe, University of Johannesburg (UJ) student-athletes, won two bronze medals with Team South Africa’s cross country team in the 2024 FISU World University Cross-Country Championship in Muscat, Oman on 17 February 2024. The pair competed in the short and long mixed relays on Saturday.

Team South Africa, running under the University Sport South Africa banner, won three gold, one silver and three bronze medals in the two-day event (17 and 18 February 2024).

“We’re happy with our student-athletes’ contribution in the cross-country championship. Winning a bronze medal at that level is a big achievement. We were aiming for winning gold medals, but a podium finish is really a good finish,” says Roger Haitengi, Manager: UJ Athletics Club.

Phemelo Ntoe (top left) and Sisanda Dumisa (bottom second from left) won bronze medals in FISU World University Championship Cross-Country in Muscat Oman.
Phemelo Ntoe (top left) and Sisanda Dumisa (bottom second from left) won bronze medals in FISU World University Championship Cross-Country in Muscat Oman.

In the championship, there were sixteen student-athletes from five South African universities (UJ, University of Pretoria, Tshwane University of Technology, the University of Free State, and North West University Potchefstroom). The runners competed in the 3km and 10km races for both males and females, including the short (3km) and long (10km) relay races.

The UJ students included Themba Thingane, Sibusiso Msibi, Lehlohonolo Lusiki, Dumisa, and Ntoe. Dumisa was the only female athlete from UJ competing in the championship in the 10km race.

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