Akani Simbine. (Photo by Marco M. Mantovani / Getty Images)
South African sprint star Akani Simbine He won the men’s 100m dash in the World Athletics Diamond League in Florence, Italy on Thursday night.
Simbine sank into the line to take a short sprint in 10.08 seconds, securing his first Diamond League victory of the season.
African and Commonwealth champions overtook British athlete Chijindu Ujah, who finished second at 10.10.
South African companions in the men’s 400m race Zakiti Nene Finished in 4th place at 46.23. Colombia’s silver medalist Anthony Jose Zambrano won a convincing victory at 44.76, crossing the line by more than a second behind his closest opponent.
Wenda Nell With the deadline for SA participation, he finished fourth in the women’s 400-meter hurdles contest, scoring 55 seconds 20 seconds. Dutch athlete Femke Bol won a comfortable victory at 53.44.
“Congratulations to Akani for the first Diamond League victory of the season!” James Moloi of Athletics SA said in a statement. “He works hard with his coach and support staff.
“What he has achieved can only be achieved by dedication and maximum discipline. His time may not reflect his abilities, but his confidence by winning the credible lineup of the day It will be very boosted.
“At this time of the global pandemic, especially overseas, access to competitions is not easy, so we encourage all athletes to take advantage of all the opportunities to participate in the competition. For the Olympics.”
Round 4 of the World Athletics Diamond League series will take place on July 1st in Oslo, Norway.
SA Sprint star Akani Simbine storms Italy’s Diamond League victory
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