Rio-bound SA stars

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Wayde van Niek­erk (400m)

With two sub-44-sec­ond times un­der his belt so far this sea­son, the 400m world champ’s 43.48-sec­ond win­ning time in Bei­jing was way bet­ter than the mere 45.40 sec­onds re­quired to reach the Rio Olympics.

Anaso Jo­bod­wana (200m)

The Bei­jing bronze medal­list needed to reach a 20.50-sec­ond en­try stan­dard mark to earn a berth to Rio but he scored a dis­tinc­tion with his 19.87-sec­ond SA record time.

Akani Sim­bine and Hen­ri­cho Bru­in­tjies (both 100m)

With their joint SA-record time of 9.97 sec­onds, Bei­jing semi­fi­nal­ists Sim­bine and Bru­in­tjies al­ready breached the stan­dard en­try time of 10.16 sec­onds in July. Sim­bine ran 10.02 sec­onds at the world champs.

Ca­rina Horn (100m)

Horn’s 11.15 sec­onds in the Bei­jing semis met the Rio stan­dard en­try mark of 11.32 sec­onds. Her SA-record-break­ing 11.06 in Madrid in July had al­ready sealed her place in Brazil.

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