Sat, 15 May 2021

SA sprinter Akani Simbine secured a win in the men's 100m on day two of the SA Track and Field Championships in Tshwane on Friday.

Simbine stopped the clock in 9.99 seconds in the 100m final to claim victory ahead of Gift Leotlela (10.16) and Thembo Monoreng (10.33).

In the opening day of the SA Championships on Thursday, Simbine nearly shattered his national record as he broke won in 9.82 seconds - although he had the benefit of a +2.8m/s tailwind.

Meanwhile, the women's 100m final on Friday was won by Reabetse Moloi, who crossed the finish line in a time of 11.55 seconds.

200m record holder Clarence Munyai scrapped into the final as he finished third in his semi-final in 21.03 seconds. It was a close call for Munyai, who would not have qualified for the 200m final if he finished 0.02 seconds slower.

Earlier on Friday, Olympic gold medallist Wayde van Niekerk ran the fastest time during the men's 200m semi-finals, clocking a time of 20.38 seconds.

Source: News24

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