Three South Africans have qualified for Sunday’s men’s 100 metre semi-finals at the track in the Olympic Games in Tokyo.
Akani Simbine, Gift Leotlela and Shawn Maswanganyi will all be in action on Sunday.
It is the first time ever that South Africa can boast three speedsters in the 100 metre semi-finals at the Olympics.
South Africa’s Wenda Nel, also advanced to Monday’s semi-finals of the women’s 400m hurdles event.
But Ruswahl Samaai and Cheswill Johnson failed to qualify for the long jump final.
When congratulating SA’s golden girl, Tatjana Schoenmaker, on bagging a gold medal – president Cyril Ramaphosa said he hoped that Team SA will keep more coming.
A good day for #TeamSA’s 100m sprint trio as they all qualify for the semifinals.
— Team South Africa (@TeamSA2020) July 31, 2021
— Manfred Seidler (@sportmansa) July 31, 2021
— Simphiwe Zalekile (@S_KaZalekile) July 31, 2021