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Akani Simbine

Athelete Bio

DOB

21 Sept 1993

1

Gold

2

Silver

0

Bronze

Personal

Athletics
PB: (men’s 100m) 9.84
PB: (men’s 200m) 19.95

2 x Olympian 2016, 2020
3 x Commonwealth Games 2014, 2018, 2022
3 x World Championships 2017, 2019, 2022

Major medals

3 Commonwealth Games (1 Gold 2018, 2 Silver 2018, 2022)
7 Diamond League winner (2017-2023)

About

For a long time the fastest man in Africa, he reached the 100m final in the last two Olympics’ and has reached the final in the event at the World Championships five times. His hometown is Tembisa and he lives by his favourite quote: “Every new day comes with so many opportunities. Seize the day. Seize the opportunity.” First broke the 100m South African record (9.89) in 2016. He set his PB and then African record of 9.84 in July 2021.