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
while Stephen Mokoka was 14th in the men’s 10 000m with 27:43.73.