Simbine and Samaai shine in Hungary

Sprinter Akani Simbine and long jumper Ruswahl Samaai were the star performers on Tuesday evening, leading a large contingent of In-Site athletes at the annual Istvan Gyulai Memorial track and field meeting in Szekesfehervar, Hungary.
Simbine finished second in both the men’s 100m and 200m events.
Over the shorter distance he completed the race in 9.99, just behind American Justin Gatlin who held off a late charge by the South African to win in 9.98, while former national record holder Henricho Bruintjies earned fourth position in 10.11.
In the half-lap sprint, Simbine completed the race in 20.21, with Isiah Young of the United States securing victory in 20.14.
Samaai, meanwhile, won the men’s long jump with a leap of 8.34m, setting a new meeting record.
He was well clear of American athlete Jeff Henderson, the Olympic champion, who produced a best effort of 8.18m in second place.
Hurdler Antonio Alkana finished fifth in the 110m race over the barriers in 13.31, while Lydia Jele of Botswana also grabbed fifth spot in the women’s 400m event in 52.20.
Alyssa Conley finished sixth in the women’s 200m sprint in 11.41, Lynique Prinsloo was sixth in the women’s long jump (6.34m) and Jacob Rozani ended eighth in the men’s 800m contest in 1:47.27.
“Well done to all the athletes. It was an impressive all-round performance and again proves they are on track for the IAAF World Championships in London next month,” said Peet van Zyl of In-Site Athlete Management.

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