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Omanyala Too Strong For Simbine

In what look like former Africa record holder against the current holder at the fourth meet of the Grand Prix series in Germiston on Wednesday night between Kenyan sprinter Ferdinand Omanyala and local hero Akani Simbine. But Kenya Omanyala had the upper hand after beaten Simbine to win in 9.98s to Simbine 10.11s.

Fourie, whose 12.86 effort in March was scuppered by an illegal tail wind, finally dipped under 13 seconds for real on Wednesday, clocking 12.93 to win by almost a full second ahead of her nearest rival. 

Munyai was in control from early in the men’s 200m, easily winning the race in 20.33sec, ahead of Benjy Richardson (20.67) and Botswana’s evergreen competitor Isaac Makwala (20.89).

Wenda Nel got the better of last’s week winner Taylon Bieldt in the 400m hurdles, winning in 55.88. 

By discernsportblog

Former sprinter, Taewondo and Badminton Player. Sport Physiotherapist

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