2021-08-01 13:51:08 - 1 month ago -
African record holder Akani Simbine is the only one of the three South African men's sprinters who managed to qualify for this afternoon's 100 metres final at the Tokyo Olympic Games in Japan.
Simbine finished fourth in his heat, but his time of 9.90 seconds was fourth fastest overall of the
Earlier, reigning Olympic champion and world record holder in the men's 400 metres, Wayde van Niekerk, advanced to the semi-finals.
He finished third in the first round race in 45.25 seconds, well outside his world record of 43.03 seconds, set in Rio five years ago.
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