Cape Town - Sprinters Clarence Munyai and Anaso Jobodwana kept the SA flag
flying on a relatively quiet day for the national team, with both athletes
coasting through the opening round of the men's 200m event at the IAAF World
Championships in Doha, Qatar on Sunday.
National half-lap record holder Munyai finished second in his
heat in 20.29 and Jobodwana, a former world championships medalist, was third
in his heat in 20.35, with both men doing enough to progress safely through to
Adam Gemili of Great Britain was the quickest
athlete in the first round, clocking 20.06.
Middle-distance runner Tshepo Tshite, the only other South
African in action on Day 3 of the biennial showpiece, finished a breakthrough
season by taking sixth place in his 800m semi-final.
Tshite crossed the line in
1:46.08, more than a full second outside the time he needed to secure a place
in the final and he was eliminated in the penultimate round of the two-lap
“The show goes on,” said Aleck Skhosana, the President of
Athletics South Africa.
“We look forward to their continued participation in
the competition. The target is to collect our first medals and that rests on
the shoulders of those still in
SA athletes in Day 4 action:
Women's javelin throw, qualifiers (Sunette
Viljoen) - 17:00
Men's 110m hurdles, heats (Antonio Alkana) - 19:05
Men's 110m hurdles, heats (Ruan de Vries) - 19:21
Men's 200m, semi-final (Clarence Munyai) - 19:50
semi-final (Anaso Jobodwana) - 20:06