Johannesburg - Olympic
finalist Anaso Jobodwana continued his fine form on the international track and
field circuit with his second Diamond League silver medal in the men’s 200m in
Stockholm on Thursday.
While Jobodwana may not be
satisfied with his time with a sub-20 second race eluding him in the half-lap
sprint, he has been a regular feature on the podium this season.
The 23-year-old clocked
his fourth fastest time this season posting 20.18 for a second-place
finish behind Alonso Edward of Panama.
in a time of 20.06 with Turkey’s Ramil Guliuyev bagging the bronze medal in
“I was pleased with the
way that I ran but not the time,” Jobodwana said.
“That is the best I have
felt in competition since May. It’s starting to come together nicely at the
South African javelin
queen Sunette Viljoen continued her consistent run of form to finish in second
place behind the Czech Republic’s Barbora Spotakova.
Viljoen’s effort of 64.03m
is the third time she's reached the 64m mark in competition while she also
boasts the world leading distance of 66.62m, which she posted in Melbourne,
Spotakova claimed the gold
medal with a personal season’s best heave of 65.66m while Germany’s Linda Stahl finished
third with a throw of 64.02m.
In the long jump Khotso
Mokoena finished in third place (7.87m) as Britain’s Greg Rutherford took the spoils with a best jump of 8.34m.
Marquis Dendy of the
United States won the silver medal with a jump of 8.09m. Fellow South African Zarck Visser had to be content
with seventh place with his leap of 7.71m.
Meanwhile, South African
women’s one-lap hurdler Wenda Nel finished her specialist event in fifth place
clocking 55.26 with Zuzana Hejnova of the Czech Republic winning in a time of
Also in action on Thursday
evening in Stockholm was women’s sprinter Carina Horn, who also finished fifth
in the women’s 100m with a time of 11.24 with Jamaica’s Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce
winning the race in 10.93.