Simbine Dips Under 10 Seconds in 100m Record Dash

Fans are celebrating the new Africa 100 metre record set by South African sprinter Akani Simbine, who ran the distance in just 9.84 seconds.

Simbine broke the record at the Gyulai Istvan Memorial meet in Hungary on Tuesday. It was also a career best and record for South Africa.

The race was part of the sprinter’s preparation for the Olympics in Japan.

Fans have taken to social media to congratulate Simbine on Social media.

Dipping under 10 seconds in the 100m dash put Simbine in good stead for a medal in Tokyo.

Last time around he was fifth at the 2016 Summer Olympics in the men’s 100 metres.