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Tuesday, 10 April 2018 - 22:31
CWG 2018 : Yohan Blake defeated in 100m dash
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Akani Simbine led home South African teammate Henricho Bruintjies to win gold in the men's 100 metres final at the Commonwealth Games, relegating Jamaica's Yohan Blake to the bronze.

It is South Africa's first victory in the event and while much of the Games build-up centred on Blake and those not competing on the Gold Coast, Simbine's triumph in 10.03 seconds is hardly a surprise.

The 24-year-old has been a consistent performer at the major championships in recent years, finishing fifth at the 2016 Rio Olympics and last year's world championships in London.

He had also produced solid form last month, running a then-season-best of 10.05, while he holds a personal best of 9.89.

Simbine said winning Commonwealth Games gold was the highlight of his career.

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