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SA's Simbine storms into 100m World Champs final in Doha

2019-09-28 18:17
Akani Simbine (Gallo)

Cape Town - South African Akani Simbine has stormed into the final of the 100m at the IAAF World Championships in Doha.

The 26-year-old won his semi-final on Saturday in an impressive time of 10:01, qualifying second fastest for the final, which will be run at 21:15 (SA time) on Saturday night. 

American Christian Coleman qualified fastest in a time of 9.88 and will be the overwhelming favourite to take home the gold medal. 

Simbine, though, is now heavily fancied to finish on the podium. 

In other action on Saturday night, South Africa's Luvo Manyonga and Ruswahl Sumaai will take part in the men's long jump final, which gets underway at 19:40 (SA time). 

Sport24 will bring you the results from those two finals.

 

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