South African Athletics

Jobodwana improves SA record

2015-05-31 14:10
Anaso Jobodwana (Gallo)

Johannesburg - Only two weeks after breaking the South African 200m record, sprinting sensation Anaso Jobodwana improved on the mark at the Diamond League meeting in Eugene, United States on Saturday.

Jobodwana set the track on fire running in the fifth lane with Olympic champion Justin Gatlin of the US on his outside to post a time of 20.04 seconds, shaving 0.02 seconds off the record he set in the Cayman Islands on May 16.

Gatlin, the 2004 Olympic gold medallist posted a world-leading time of 19.68 seconds to win the half-lap sprint with Jobodwana crossing in second place, while Jamaica’s Nickel Ashmeade bagged the bronze in a time of 20.18.

World 1 500m bronze medallist Johan Cronje finished in eight position in the men’s mile with a time of 3:53.02.

Andre Olivier finished in seventh place in the 800m clocking 1:46.10, while Stephen Mokoka was 14th in the men’s 10 000m with 27:43.73.

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