JSU’s Jobodwana Finishes Second in 200M Semi-Finals


BEIJING, China – Former Jackson State track and field standout Anaso Jobodwana finished in second place in his heat of the 200 meter dash semi-finals at the IAAF World Championships. Jobodwana recorded a time of 20.01, which was a personal best.

The race featured Usian Bolt, the fastest man in the world in the lane next to the former JSU star. Jobodwana was Bolt’s nearest challenger in the event. The Jamaican star finished with a time of 19.95. The scene played out in similar fashion as the 2013 Summer Olympics 200 meters semi-finals when Jobodwana was able to hang with Bolt for most of the race.

Jobodwana won his heat in the preliminaries with a time of 20.22 to advance to the semi-finals. The final takes place on Thursday, Aug. 27. Log onto www.iaf.org or www.letsrun.com

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