- Akine Simbine has qualified for the 100m final with a blistering run of 9.90 seconds
- Wade van Niekerk successfully qualified for the 400m semi-finals at the Tokyo Olympics
- South Africans took to social media to support their athletes as they compete against the world's fastest runners
Another South African is in the running for a medal as Akine Simbine qualified for the 100m final. He completed his semi-final heat in 9.90 seconds.
He was just seven-hundredths of a second behind the first-place winner, Bingtian Su from China, he ran the 100m in 9.83 seconds.
Wade van Niekerk qualifies for the 400m semi-finals
Wade van Niekerk came third in his heat in the men's 400m event and he has qualified for the semi-finals in the Tokyo Olympics.
He completed his heat in 42.25 seconds and came third in the race on Sunday. He is currently in 12th place overall for the semi-finals.
Team SA said that Wade is happy that he made it through to the semis.
Social media users react to the men's achievements
"I see silver for Akani. De Grasse gold. He hasn't run full speed, saved it for the final. Which he almost didn't qualify for! But he'll easily beat the 3 who beat him in the semi when he goes for it. De Grasse is the problem in my opinion."
"With the tension of a final, won't be surprised if the final is a slower race than the semi-final 3.
Akani needs a better start and I think he can win it. Don't expect those guys to run any faster or same speed in the final.
Reaction time hopefully improves and he reels them in."
"Well done @WaydeDreamer - good luck for the semis! SA is behind you all the way!!"
Jamaican female runners take gold, silver and bronze, Elaine Thompson-Herah breaks record
Jamaica is famous for its Olympic bobsled team and for its prowess in athletics. The Jamaican females 100 m sprinters have stunned the world with their stunning performance.
They took gold, silver and bronze in the 100m sprint with Elaine Thompson setting a new Olympic record.
Elaine Thompson-Herah took the gold, finishing the race in 10.61 seconds. Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce was hot on her heels with 10.74 seconds and Shericka Jackson was literally a couple of split seconds behind her at 10.76 seconds.
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