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Akani Simbine on heartbreaking 100m end: ‘It should drive me much more’

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South African sprinter Akani Simbine

South African sprinter Akani Simbine

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South African sprinter Akani Simbine acknowledged his disappointment as he just missed out on an Olympic medal in the men’s 100m final at the Tokyo Olympics on Sunday.

Simbine, running out of lane two, finished fourth as he fell short by 0.04 seconds of the bronze medal at Olympic Stadium in Tokyo.

The national and African record holder crossed the finish line in 9.93 seconds as Italian Lamont Marcell Jacobs stunned the field to clinch gold in 9.80.

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