Source: Fatima Said
Victory in Poland as South Africa’s national champion Akani Simbine and team mate Clarence Munyai shows pure class and pelts the 4 X 100m relay. Simbine who is a sub-10 second 100m runner took over the baton from Munyai, in a dramatic catchup of three meters down on Brazil’s Paulo Andre Camila de Oliviera he snatched the victory on the line by a hundredth of a second at 38.71 seconds. The official results release later has stated that Brazil was disqualified, Italy was then presented with the silver medal at 39.21 seconds and Japan takes third and bronze at 39.42 seconds.
Incredible news and performance for the three man management team, led by Paul Gorries [Coach], Danie Cornelius [Manager], Robyn John [Physiotherapist] moving ahead to the next leg of the competition for the Tokyo Olympics as they face their fierce competitors United States, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago.
In more results in Poland Joana Jozwik and Patryk Dobek took the victory for host nation Poland in the 2x2x400m relay in 3:40.92 and Kenya in second placed. Germany celebrated a great win today when they placed first in the mixed shuttle hurdles final with a 56.53 time over Poland and Kenya.
Meanwhile, Italy led the men’s 4x100m qualifiers today with a time of 38.45 and will be joined by Brazil, South Africa, Germany, Netherlands, Ghana, Japan, and Denmark in Monday’s final. For the women’s 4x100m relay final, we will see The Netherlands, France, Poland, Switzerland, Ecuador, Italy, Japan and Denmark competing against each other.
SA TEAM WORLD ATHLETICS RELAYS
4x 100 Relay Men: