19-year-old Sydney Siame clocks 9.88 hailed as New Usain Bolt
At the Heroes Stadium, Allcomers meet in Lusaka. After that Siame has qualified for the London IAAF Olympics. In other words his time puts him as a medal prospect. His previous best was 10.18 from 2 years ago.
In addition, Siame 200m PB is 20.53 from 2015.
Siame first came to prominence in Nanjing in 2014 winning the Youth Olympic Games in 10.56.
Therefore now a string of Non-West African runners clocking Sub 10 seconds. In addition, The Question is? Is South Africa developing into a newsprint powerhouse?
For instance, the African Record of 9.85 is held by Nigerian Olusoji Fasuba in 2006. However the majority of Nigerian sprinters representing European or Middle Eastern nations. Does this in fact now turn the power to South Africa and its neighbors?
Similarly, as of now Siame 9.87, Simbine of South Africa (9.92, 9.93, 9.94) and Rato of South Africa (9.95, 9.95, 9.98) lead the World Ranking Lists for 2017.
In addition, another Zambian Hazemb Chimba who finished second to Siame in his race has run 10.11 is ranked 16th. Leotella South Africa = RSA 10.12, Bruintjes (RSA) 10.17, Tsumba (ZIM) 10.19, Jobondwa (RSA),10.19, Munyai (RSA) 10.20, Eramus (RSA) 10.22. 7 South Africans in the IAAF Top Rankings.
And in the wind-aided section Sesele (10.15 +2.9) and Alkana (10.15 +3.8), Tsumba (ZIM) 10.18 +2.8. Titi and Jobondawa (RSA) 10.21.
ZAAA All Comers, Lusaka (Zambia) 8/04/2017
(5, +0.2) 1. Sydney Siame 9.88 NR, 2. Hazemba Chidamba 10.11, 3. Joseph Sinkala 10.43, 4. Knight Chongo
(5, 0) 1. Sydney Siame 20.78, 2. Hazemba Chidamba 21.12, 3. Knight Chongo 21.12, 4. Joseph Sinkala 21.65, 5. William Zulau 22.05, 6. Mbachi Kaira 22.18
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