- Akani Simbine recently made SA proud after winning an international race
- Akani came in at first place in the 100m race
- His win comes shortly after Wade van Niekerk's Switzerland victory
Akani Simbine, a South African sprinter, recently flew the SA flag proudly and loudly after he won the 100m race at 9.96 seconds. The race took place during the Diamond League event in Rome recently.
Akani was swiftly followed by Arthur Cisse of Ivory Coast who came in at 10.04 seconds. Italy's Fillipo Tortu came in at third place of the 100m race, reaching the finish line at a close 10.09 seconds.
Akani, who previously won the 2018 Commonwealth Games 100m sprint, achieved his brilliant Rome victory shortly after Wade van Niekerk's Switzerland win. The 26-year-old also 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.
South African Twitter users who were overjoyed by the terrific win shared their thoughts on the young man's victory:
"Beautiful and outstanding, even as I watched I was happy to my soul."
"He was remarkable tonight."
While @thebtalk_ wrote:
"Well done to the champ."
@Molefe73202259 also shared her thoughts:
"#winners I really appreciate good hardworking individuals."
Briefly.co.za previously reported how it was a proud moment for South Africa on Tuesday night as our very own Wade van Niekerk took first place in the international race event that took place in Switzerland. Wade, who was running in lane four, made it to first place at 45.58s in the 400m race.
The South African runner and previous world record breaker got in swiftly ahead of Netherland's Joachem Dobberlands, who came in at 45.78s in second place. Karel Zwelskski from Poland came in at the third spot at 46.03s on the clock.
Wade's first international win comes after failing to compete in an Italy race due to a harrowing positive coronavirus test. While the outcome of the test stopped him from attending the competition, his symptoms remained asymptomatic.
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