ASA silent on Blignaut compensation case

Jan Blignaut suffered a head injury after falling at an ASA event in Pretoria in 2009.

FILE: The High Court in Pretoria has ordered ASA to pay the money. Picture: Facebook.com

JOHANNESBURG - Athletics South Africa (ASA) has declined to comment on a legal case involving one of its athlete's Jan Blignaut.

The pole vaulter is suing the financially troubled body for over R10 million when he suffered a head injury after falling at an ASA event in Pretoria in March 2009.

The High Court in Pretoria has ordered ASA to pay the money.

ASA says it will ask its international governing body IAAF for guidance on how best to handle Blignaut's case.

The track federation's attourney Monty Hacker would only confirm that ASA will ask the court for a stay of execution against the compensation award.

In a statement released on Friday ASA said the disorganisation over the past few years meant it was unable to defend itself properly against Blignaut's civil claim and initial court ruling in 2013.