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Akani Simbine

1993 - Today

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Akani Simbine (born 21 September 1993) is a South African sprinter specialising in the 100 metres event. He was fifth at the 2016 Summer Olympics in the men's 100 metres and was the 100 metres African record holder with a time of 9.84 seconds set in July 2021 until broken by Ferdinand Omanyala in September 2021. Simbine was a World Championships finalist in the men's 100 metres in 2017 (fifth) and 2019 (fourth), and was 100 metres champion at the 2018 African Championships and 2018 Commonwealth Games. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Akani Simbine has received more than 222,720 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. Akani Simbine is the 3,496th most popular athlete (down from 2,886th in 2019), the 324th most popular biography from South Africa (down from 300th in 2019) and the 21st most popular South African Athlete.

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Among ATHLETES

Among athletes, Akani Simbine ranks 3,496 out of 3,059Before him are Michelle Freeman, Dylan Borlée, Nikolay Spinyov, Alison Williamson, Khrystyna Stuy, and Jake Arrieta. After him are Nataliya Pohrebnyak, Aída Román, Diana López, Leonel Suárez, Micah Kogo, and Ayanleh Souleiman.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1993, Akani Simbine ranks 668Before him are Cheick Sallah Cissé, Tom Blomqvist, Fidan Aliti, Sabrina Gonzalez Pasterski, Erick Torres Padilla, and Silje Norendal. After him are Charalambos Lykogiannis, Larry Nance Jr., Konstantinos Laifis, Alina Eremia, Marcus Eriksson, and Sam Feldt.

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In South Africa

Among people born in South Africa, Akani Simbine ranks 324 out of 374Before him are Bernard Parker (1986), J. R. Rotem (1975), Ryan Gibbons (1994), Rowen Fernández (1978), AB de Villiers (1984), and Lucas Thwala (1981). After him are Elrio van Heerden (1983), Bradley Carnell (1977), Burry Stander (1987), Nasief Morris (1981), James Thompson (1986), and Shu-Aib Walters (1981).

Among ATHLETES In South Africa

Among athletes born in South Africa, Akani Simbine ranks 21Before him are Frantz Kruger (1975), Kelsey-Lee Barber (1991), Mbulaeni Mulaudzi (1980), Elana Meyer (1966), Hestrie Cloete (1978), and Luvo Manyonga (1991). After him are James Thompson (1986), Okkert Brits (1973), Sunette Viljoen (1983), Hezekiél Sepeng (1974), Karin Melis Mey (1983), and Jacques Freitag (1982).

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