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Akani Simbine – Biography, Age, Records, Net Worth & Career

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Akani Simbine (born 21 September 1993) is a South African sprinter 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.

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Full Name Akani Simbine
Date of Birth 21 September 1993 (age 28 years old)
Gender Male
Spouse Lucky Sekgobela
Occupation Sprinter
Nationality South African
Net Worth $12 million
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Akani Simbine Age

He was born on the 21st of September 1993 in Kempton Park, South Africa. As of 2021, he is 28 years old and celebrates his birthday on September 21st every year.

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.

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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.

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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.

Net Worth

As of 2019, he has a net worth of around $12 Million (Approx.)

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