Beijing – South African sprint champions Anaso Jobodwana and Akani
Simbine are the only South Africans who will line up at the bird’s nest stadium
They are both racing in the first round of the 200m events at the
IAAF World Championships in Beijing.
For the two to reach Wednesday’s semifinals they need to make the
top three in their heats for automatic qualification, or at least advance as the
next three fastest runners at the end of the seven heats.
Jobodwana, who was red-carded for a false start in the 100m first
round on Saturday, returns to the track with a point to prove in his favourite
He will start in heat seven (lane 5) at 2.12pm South African time.
A lot is also expected from South African and World Students Games
100m champion Simbine after he reached the 100m semifinals two days ago.
He will start in heat five at 2.58pm South African time.