South African Athletics

Jobodwana continues podium run

2015-07-31 15:22
Anaso Jobodwana (Gallo Images)

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.

Edward finished in a time of 20.06 with Turkey’s Ramil Guliuyev bagging the bronze medal in 20.27.

“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 right time.”

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, Australia.

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 54.37.

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.

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