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Masilingi breaks African sprint record

Masilingi breaks African sprint record

Staff Reporter


THE other half of Namibia’s wonder twins have fired a warning shot over the bow of more experienced athletes that will participate at the Tokyo Olympics later this month by securing a bronze medal in a close-run race at the IAAF’s Diamond League meeting in Stockholm, Sweden.


Her performance in Stockholm follows after the World Athletics decided that Namibia’s two newest superstars can only compete in the 200-metre event at the Olympic Games.


Masilingi’s performance indicated that the Namibians have accepted the challenge with open arms.


Masilingi breaks record Tokyo Olympics Namibia


During her first Diamond League race, Masilingi also broke the African 200-metre sprint record.


The super sprinter finished the race in 22.65 seconds, few hundreds of a second behind Marie-Josee Ta Lou from the Ivory Coast who finished the race in 22.36 seconds.


Jamaica’s Shericka Jackson won the gold medal when she ran across the finishing line in 22.10 seconds.


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