South Africans expressed disappointment on Tuesday after the sprinting trio, Shaun Maswanganyi, Anaso Jobodwana and Clarence Munyai, missed out on a spot in the men’s 200m final.
The 20-year-old Maswanganyi finished fourth in his heat in 20.18sec, only narrowly missing out on the chance of competing for a medal.
There was some light at the end of the tunnel for Team SA after Kyle Blignaut, who won gold at the 2018 IAAF World U20 Championships, advanced through to the final of the men’s shot put.
This comes after his teammate, Jason van Rooyen was eliminated in the first of two men’s shot put qualification sessions, Sport24 reports.
However, the 21-year-old Blignaut’s effort of 20.97 was enough to put him through to compete for a chance at bagging a medal at the Olympic Games after throwing a first attempt of 20.30m, IOL adds.
Thursday’s final is set to kick off at 04:05 SA time.
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