EXCLUSIVE | SA sprint sensation Akani Simbine on track for Tokyo podium: 'No one has the upper hand'

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South African sprinter Akani Simbine (Getty Images)
South African sprinter Akani Simbine (Getty Images)
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South Africa's medal hopes at the Tokyo Olympics were spurred on by the dramatic gold medal in the 4x100m relay at this month's World Athletics Relay Championships in Poland.

Led by SA's 100m champion Akani Simbine, South Africa crossed the finish line in 38.71 seconds to take first place in a Covid-hit field.

Simbine anchored with a final stretch of 9.08 seconds at Silesian Stadium, with the help of team-mates Gift Leotlela, Thando Dlodlo and Clarence Munyai.

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