Akani Simbine

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Akani Simbine
Akani Simbine Rio 2016.jpg
Simbine at the 2016 Summer Olympics
Personal information
NationalitySouth African
Born (1993-09-21) 21 September 1993 (age 25)
Johannesburg, South Africa[1]
ResidencePretoria, South Africa
Height176 cm (5 ft 9 in)[2]
Weight74 kg (163 lb)[2]
Sport
SportTrack and field
Event(s)100 m
200 m
College teamUniversity of Pretoria - Tuks/HPC
Coached byWerner Prinsloo[3]
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)

Akani Simbine (born 21 September 1993) is a South African sprinter.[6] He competed in the 100 metres event at the 2013 World Championships in Athletics and 2016 Summer Olympics and he won the 2018 Commonwealth Games 100m final.[7] He finished fifth in 9.94 seconds in the 100m final of the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro on 14 August 2016.[8] He is the 2018 Commonwealth Games 100 metres champion.

Whilst an Information Science student at University of Pretoria,[2] Simbine equaled the South African record while setting an event record on 9 July 2015 in his gold medal winning run at the 2015 Universiade in Gwangju, South Korea.[9] Simbine broke the South African record in 100 m with a time of 9.89 seconds at the Gyulai István Memorial in Székesfehérvár on 18 July 2016.[10] In the first meet of the 2017 IAAF Diamond League in Doha, Simbine won the 100m event with a time of 9.99 seconds.[11]

Statistics[edit]

Information from IAAF profile unless otherwise noted.[6]

Personal bests[edit]

Event Time (s) Wind (m/s) Competition Venue Date Notes
100 m 9.89 +1.9 Gyulai István Memorial Székesfehérvár, Hungary 18 July 2016 NR
200 m 19.95 +1.7 AGN League Pretoria, South Africa 4 March 2017 A
4×100 m relay 38.24 n/a Commonwealth Games Gold Coast, Australia 14 April 2018 NR [note 1]
4×200 m relay 1:20.42 n/a World Relays Yokohama, Japan 12 May 2019 NR [note 2]

Seasonal bests[edit]

Year 100 metres 200 metres
2010 10.61 21.91
2011 10.57 21.27
2012 10.19 20.68
2013 10.36 20.79
2014 10.02 20.37
2015 9.97 20.23
2016 9.89 20.16
2017 9.92 19.95
2018 9.93
2019 9.92 20.27

International championship results[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Time Wind Notes
Representing  South Africa
2013 Universiade Kazan, Russia 5th (semi 2) 100 m 10.49 −0.4
7th 4×100 m relay 45.82 n/a
World Championships Moscow, Russia 7th 100 m 10.38 −0.3
2014 Commonwealth Games Glasgow, Scotland 4th (semi 3) 100 m 10.21 −0.5
5th 200 m 20.37 +0.5 PB
4th 4×100 m relay 38.35 n/a NR, PB
African Championships Marrakesh, Morocco 8th 100 m 13.14 +0.4
2015 Universiade Gwangju, Korea 1st 100 m 9.97 0.0 NR, GR, PB
3rd 4×100 m relay 39.68 n/a [12]
World Championships Beijing, China 4th (semi 2) 100 m 10.02 +0.9
6th (semi 1) 200 m 20.37 +0.4
DNF (semi 2) 4×100 m relay n/a
2016 African Championships Durban, Africa 3rd 100 m 10.05 w +2.4 Wind-assisted
1st 4×100 m relay 38.84 n/a
Olympic Games Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 5th 100 m 9.94 +0.2
2017 World Championships London, England 5th 100 m 10.01 −0.8
7th (semi 1) 200 m 20.62 w +2.1 Wind-assisted
2018 Commonwealth Games Gold Coast, Australia 1st 100 m 10.03 +0.8 SB
2nd 4×100 m relay 38.24 n/a NR, PB
African Championships Asaba, Nigeria 1st 100 m 10.25 −2.1 [13]
1st 4×100 m relay 38.25 n/a [13]
Representing Africa (orthographic projection).svg Africa
2018 Continental Cup Ostrava, Czech Republic 3rd 100 m 10.11 0.0
DNF 4×100 m relay n/a
Representing  South Africa
2019 World Relays Yokohama, Japan 4th (semi 1) 4×100 m relay 38.66 n/a
2nd 4×200 m relay 1:20.42 n/a NR, PB

National titles[edit]

  • South African Championships
    • 100 metres: 2015, 2017
    • 200 metres: 2019

Circuit wins[edit]

100 metres[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Shared with Henricho Bruintjies, Emile Erasmus, and Anaso Jobodwana for South Africa.
  2. ^ Shared with Simon Magakwe, Chederick van Wyk, and Sinesipho Dambile for South Africa.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2018 CWG bio". Retrieved 28 April 2018.
  2. ^ a b c "SIMBINE Akani". gwangju2015.kr. 2015 Summer Universiade. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 23 October 2015.
  3. ^ Breakfast, Siviwe (28 June 2018). "IAAF Diamond League: Simbine faces tough field in 100m". thesouthafrican.com. The South African. Retrieved 2 February 2019.
  4. ^ Mohamed, Ashfak (18 July 2016). "Simbine breaks SA 100m record!". iol.co.za. Independent Online. Retrieved 4 February 2019.
  5. ^ "Simbine makes history, runs fastest 100m in SA". sport24.co.za. News24. 6 March 2017. Retrieved 4 February 2019.
  6. ^ a b c "AKANI SIMBINE ATHLETE PROFILE". iaaf.org. IAAF. Retrieved 20 July 2019.
  7. ^ "South Africa at the 2013 World Championships in Athletics". IAAF. Retrieved 22 August 2013.
  8. ^ "Bolt blasts to 100m gold hat-trick". Retrieved 29 August 2016.
  9. ^ "Universiade 2015 Broken Records". gwangju2015.com. 9 July 2015. Archived from the original on 8 September 2015. Retrieved 9 July 2015.
  10. ^ Christopher Maduewesi (18 July 2016). "Akani Simbine storms to new South African 100m record of 9.89s!". makingofchamps.com. Retrieved 18 July 2016.
  11. ^ "Akani Simbine streaks to victory in Doha! | IOL". Retrieved 6 May 2017.
  12. ^ "Medallists by event" (PDF). fisu.net. International University Sports Federation. 12 July 2015. Retrieved 3 February 2019.
  13. ^ a b "African championships, Asaba (Nigeria)". africathle.com. Africathle. 5 August 2018. Retrieved 3 February 2019.

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