Akani Simbine is a South African sprinter born on 21st September 1993 in South Africa. He set a record on July 9, 2015 after winning a gold medal at the 2015 Universiade in Gwangju, South Korea. Akanni studied Information Science at the University of Pretoria.
Akani Simbine Age
He was born on the 21st of September 1993 in Kempton Park, South Africa. As of 2019, he is 26 years old.
Akani Simbine Career
He came to prominence in 2012, at his third season as sprinter, when he smashed the SA junior 100m record clocking 10.19 at the zone VI Games in Lusaka.
He also competed in the 100 metres event at the 2013 World Championships in Athletics and 2016 Summer Olympics.
In 2014 he set the second fastest 100m time by a South African with 10.02 sec at the National Championships in Pretoria. Later he reached the 100m semi-final at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow and he finished fifth in the 200m final.
On 9th July 2015 he set a record as he won a gold medal at the 2015 Universiade in Gwangju, South Korea.
On 18th July 2016 he broke the South African record in 100m with a time of 9.89 seconds at the Gyulai István Memorial in Székesfehérvár.
In 2017 IAAF Diamond League in Doha he won the 100m with a time of 9.99 seconds.
Akani Simbine Net Worth
As of 2019, he has a net worth of around $22 Million (Approx.)
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Simbine Misses Out On SA’s First Medal in Doha
Akani Simbine has narrowly missed out on South Africa’s first medal at the 2019 IAAF World Championships in Doha on Saturday. Running in Lane 5, Simbine finished fourth in 9.93, which was a season’s best.
American Christian Coleman posted a blistering 9.76 to take the gold medal, while compatriot Justin Gatlin took silver in 9.89. Canada’s Andre De Grasse’s 9.90 was good enough for the bronze medal.