Motion on SA Athlete Clarence Munyai breaking SA record
The African National Congress moves without notice: That the House
1) notes that the South African Athlete Clarence Munyai shattered the country's 200m record in a time of 19.69 seconds at the SA Track and Field Championships in Pretoria on Saturday 17 March 2018;
2) acknowledges that the 20-year-old Munyai took a massive 0.15 chunk off the previous world 400m record holder Wayde van Niekerk in Jamaica in June 2016;
3) acknowledges that he slashed almost half-a-second off his previous best, the SA junior record of 20.10 he set a year ago at the same Tuks Stadium venue;
4) acknowledges that his time launched him to 10th place on the world all-time list while it is also the fastest time in the world since 2015 when Jamaican icon Usain Bolt and America's Justin Gatlin clocked 19.55 to win the world title in Beijing;
5) recalls that Munyai became only the fourth South African to dip below 20 seconds over the half-lap sprint, joining an exclusive club that includes Van Niekerk, Anaso Jobodwana and Akani Simbine; and
6) congratulates Clarence Munyai on such a wonderful performance, wishing him well in future competitive games.