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Jobodwana quick off the mark in US sprints
- Updated: May 27, 2013
London Olympics 200-metre sprint finalist Anaso Jobodwana had a good weekend “at the office” in the United States, writes Mark Etheridge.
The former Eastern Cape athlete was in action at the East Greensboro National Championships and had success in both the 100 and 200-metre sprints.
“I improved my 100m personal best from 10.14 to 10.10 seconds today and straight after that I ran the 200m with a season’s best and personal best of 20.13,” he told Road to Rio 2016.
His 10.10 best is now just 0.04sec slower than Johan Rossouw and Simon Magakwe’s joint national 100m mark.
“This was to qualify for NCAA nationals which are from 5-8 of June. I felt really good but I still need to work on stuff. Overall it helped instil some lost confidence because I took a slump which has made me work harder,” said the man who lined up against sprint superstar Usain Bolt in the final of the 200m at last year’s Olympics.
Meanwhile, Jobodwana’s fellow Olympian, LJ van Zyl, was in action in Manchester, England where he ran the seldom-contested 200m hurdles event at the Great City Games.
He won in 22.63sec, beating Olympic 400m gold medallist Felix Sanchez of the Dominican Republic (22.64) and Britain’s Jack Green (22.68).
Van Zyl has made no bones of the fact that he’s concentrating on his speed work at this stage of the season with the end goal the World Championships in in Moscow in August.