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Munyai, Jobodwana keep SA hopes alive at World Champs

Munyai, Jobodwana keep SA hopes alive at World Champs - Sports Leo

Sprinters Clarence Munyai and Anaso Jobodwana kept the SA flag flying on a relatively quiet day for the national team, with both athletes coasting through the opening round of the men’s 200m event at the IAAF World Championships in Doha, Qatar on Sunday.

National half-lap record holder Munyai finished second in his heat in 20.29 seconds and Jobodwana, a former World Championships medallist, was third in his heat in 20.35, with both men doing enough to progress safely through to Monday’s semifinals.

Adam Gemili of Great Britain was the quickest athlete in the first round, clocking 20.06.

Middle-distance runner Tshepo Tshite, the only other South African in action on Day 3 of the biennial showpiece, finished a breakthrough season by taking sixth place in his 800m semifinal.

Tshite crossed the line in 1:46.08, more than a full second outside the time he needed to secure a place in the final as he was eliminated in the penultimate round of the event.

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