South African Athletics

Anaso chases Olympic dream

2015-12-02 10:09
Anaso Jobodwana (YouTube)

Cape Town - Having raced in the 2012 Olympic 200m final, and won bronze at this year’s World Championships in Beijing, South African sprinter Anaso Jobodwana is now focused on a medal in Rio at next year’s Games.

Speaking on Wednesday's episode of The Dan Nicholl Show, screening at 19:00 on SuperSport 1, the Olympian lays out his goals of improving his 100m performances.

“My goals are first to qualify for the Olympics, and when I’m there, qualify for the final, and then when I qualify, get a medal,” Jobodwana, currently based in Phoenix, Arizona, says.

“Whatever colour it is, I just have to get a medal.”

“I also need to bulk up,” concedes the slightly-built runner from the Eastern Cape, a declaration that gets enthusiastic support from his fellow guests, Carte Blanche host Derek Watts, and European Tour-winning golfer George Coetzee, who both offer to help out.

Jobodwana also discusses the encouragement he received from Usain Bolt at the World Championships, and his time spent at Jackson State University in Mississippi, while Watts recalls almost dying on an attempt to summit Mount Kilimanjaro, and Coetzee explains the surfing trip that saw him break his ankle recently, ruling out of this week’s golf at Sun City.

This week’s show also in includes an insert from London, where host Dan Nicholl takes on 1987 Wimbledon champion Pat Cash in a warm-up tennis match at the Barclays ATP Tour Finals.

Follow The Dan Nicholl Show, brought to you by BrightRock only on SuperSport, at @dannichollshow on Twitter.

Exclusive to Sport24, here’s a preview of tonight’s show...

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