The dynamic South African trio suffered a painful defeat at the Tokyo Olympics after failing to qualify for the men’s 200m final on Tuesday, August 3.
This comes after Shaun Maswanganyi, Anaso Jobodwana and Clarence Munyai competed in three different heats to secure a spot in the semi-finals.
In this event, Munyai posted the fastest time of the three after claiming the fourth spot behind American Noah Lyles. Munyai clocked a season’s best of 20.49sec whereas Maswanganyi ran in 20.58 while Jobodwana secured his spot in 20.7.
However, their success was cut short after tackling the semi-final event. Jobodwana finished eighth in his heat in 20.88sec, Munyai finished sixth in his heat in 20.49sec despite it being a season’s best, and Maswanganyi finished fourth in his heat in 20.18sec.
Even though these results comes as a disappointment to South Africans who have been cheering these athletes on, we still commend the efforts of our national team!
Men’s 200m, semi-final summary as outlined by TeamSA:
Men’s 200m, semi-final summary:
1 Andre De Grasse 🇨🇦 19.73
2 Kenneth Bednareck 🇺🇸 19.83
3 Aaron Brown 🇨🇦 19.99
10 Shaun Maswanganyi 🇿🇦 20.18
19 Clarence Munyai 🇿🇦 20.49
21 Anaso Jobodwana 🇿🇦 20.88#TeamSA #Tokyo2020
— Team South Africa (@TeamSA2020) August 3, 2021
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