Being Africa’s sprint king is an honour – Simbine

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South Africa’s Akani Simbine has expressed delight and felt honored at becoming Africa’s fastest man on the tracks.

Simbine won the Men’s 100m race at the ongoing African Senior Athletics Championships in Asaba, Delta with a time of 10.25 seconds.

He also said it was a thing of joy that he had two titles in his hands, the Commonwealth title and now, the African Champion in 100m.

“This is the final and you know in the final you can never predict anything but I am very happy about the outcome of this event,” he said.

He noted that the wining the championship is a motivation to train harder for future competitions .

On the tracks, Simbine said though a little bumpy but not an excuse for anyone to fail.

“So, you have to do what you have to do and whatever condition you are facing you just to make best out of it, you can run on just anything”.

Regrettably, Nigeria’s Adeseye Ogunlewe crashed out of the championship without a medal.

Two Nigerians in the competition, Egwero Ogho-Oghene and Mercy Ntia-Obong had earlier crashed out in the semi-finals of the Men and Women’s 100m respectively.