South African Athletics

Jobadwana smashes 200m record

2015-05-17 13:28
Anaso Jobodwana (File)

Johannesburg - Olympic finallist Anaso Jobodwana has confirmed his status as the country's speed king by breaking the South African 200m record at the Cayman Invitational on Saturday.

Morne Nagel's record 20.11 seconds record from 2002 finally tumbled when Jobodwana posted a time of 20.06 in the Caribbean nation.

The 22-year-old had been threatening to breaking the record since his maiden Olympics in 2012 where he finished eighth in the final.

His previous personal best was a 20.13 he ran in 2013.

Meanwhile, women's hammer thrower Annemie Smith also heaved her way into the record books at the Big Ten Championships in Michigan, United States on Friday.

The University of Iowa student took bronze with a best throw of 60.99m.

The 23-year-old George native improved on Elmarie Knoetzen's national record of 59.37m she set in Bloemfontein in 2002.

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