South African Athletics

Jobodwana second in Oslo

2015-06-11 22:09
Anaso Jobodwana (Getty Images)
Johannesburg - Sprinting sensation Anaso Jobodwana produced a silver-medal run in the 200m at the Diamond League meeting in Oslo on Thursday.

The South African record holder in the half-lap sprint finished in second place in a time of 20.39 with Frenchman Christophe Lemaitre taking first place in 20.21 while Richard Kilty of the United Kingdom bagged third in 20.54.

Jobodwana improved on his mark at the Diamond League meeting in Eugene, United States two weeks ago when he posted a time of 20.04 seconds to shave 0.02 seconds off the record he set in the Cayman Islands on May 16.

South African javelin queen Sunette Viljoen finished in second place with a best heave of 64.36m with Marharyta Dorozhon of Israel claiming the gold with a throw of 64.56m.

Olympic champion Barbora Špotáková of the Czech Republic finished third place with 64.10m.

Meanwhile, South African long jumpers Khotso Mokoena and Zarck Visser missed out on podium spots with the duo finishing in fifth and sixth place respectively with neither leaping further than eight metres on the night.

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