DOB – 21 September 1993
EVENTS – 100m and 200m
MEDALS – WORLD STUDENTS GWANGJU (KOREA) 2015 GOLD
PERSONAL BEST – 100m – 9.96 sec
200m – 20.23 sec
“as Tata Madiba would say: sport has the power to change the world and the power to inspire. It has the power to unite the people. It speaks to youth in a language they understand. Sport can create hope where there was only despair”.
Akani Simbine lives in Pretoria, South Africa, he studies Informatics Science at the University and he first came to prominence in 2012, his third season as sprinter, when he smashed the SA junior 100m record clocking 10.19 at the Zone VI Games in Lusaka.
In 2014 he took another big step in his career, setting the second fastest 100m time by a South African with 10.02 sec at the National Championships in Pretoria.
Later he reached the 100m semi-final at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow and he finished fifth in the 200m final.
In 2015 Simbine made his mark on the world stage, starting with his first sub 10 sec in Velenje (Slovenia) and clocking later 9.97 sec in completely still conditions winning the Gold at the World Students in Gwangju- Korea.
“I always believe that I am a motivated athlete, but when times get tough I say to myself that I need to be one step ahead of my competitiors at all times”.
|9.97||0.0||Gwangju||09 Jul 2015|
|10.09||-0.3||Stellenbosch||24 Apr 2015|
|10.02||+1.4||Pretoria||12 Apr 2014|
|10.36||+0.4||Kazan||07 Jul 2013|
|10.19||+1.3||Lusaka||11 Dec 2012
|10.61||-0.1||Germiston||13 Mar 2010|
|200m||20.23||-0.4||Beijing||25 Aug 2015|
|20.27||-1.0||Pretoria||20 Mar 2015|
|20.37||+0.5||Glasgow||31 Jul 2014|
|20.79||+0.7||Pretoria||09 Mar 2013|
|20.68||-1.9||Lusaka||12 Dec 2012|
“I describe myself as a very humble hard working athlete, who try to use the talent bestowed upon me to best of my ability. I strive to always better myself in all aspects of life. I would like to be an inspiration to other, to teach them that no matter what happens, they must persist to achieve their goals.”
|15th IAAF World Championships||4sf2||10.02||Beijing||23 Aug 2015|
|14th IAAF World Championships||7h3||10.38||Moscow||10 Aug 2013|
|15th IAAF World Championships||6sf1||20.23||Beijing||26 Aug 2015|