Commonwealth Games 2018: Akani Simbine stuns Yohan Blake to win 100m gold

Commonwealth Games 2018: Akani Simbine stuns Yohan Blake to win 100m gold

Jamaican sprinter Yohan Blake was tipped to win the men's 100-metre final at the 2018 Commonwealth Games on Monday night.

Still relatively unknown outside of athletics circles, the 24-year-old South African finished fifth at the Rio 2016 Olympics and London 2017 World Championships, and quietly ran below 10 seconds on eight occasions last year.

Now it seems even that achievement is up for grabs, as certain images show Blake's foot apparently infringing the boundaries of his lane.

Henricho Bruintjies completed a one-two for South Africa by claiming silver, while Blake made do with bronze.

"I knew it was something I could do, it was just a matter of coming here and making sure I put the ideal race together", said the 24-year-old Simbine, who was fifth in the 100m final at the 2016 Rio Olympics, one spot behind Blake. I didn't get the start and I was all over the place.

"It's my first worldwide title and for me it's a milestone, a stepping stone towards the world championships, and the Olympics and more competitions and more global competitions", said Simbine, adding he needed to call his mother watching back home in South Africa.

"It is an incredible feeling to come here and do what I could have done, and I've won the gold medal which is something I knew I could do". He spoke about Yohan Blake, he talked about a number of exciting youngsters who are coming up.

Blake pointed to his poor begin as the rationale behind his failure to reside as much as his popularity as favourite. I believed in myself, that I may get the gold medal.

The South African, who beat Peaty in the event at the 2014 Glasgow Games, celebrated wildly by punching the water before climbing on to the lane rope and pumping his fists in delight.

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Makwala, who was barred from competing in the world championships' 400 final in London previous year over illness fears, qualified fastest for the final with a time of 45.00 seconds. "I will just go back and fix my starts".

The women's 100m, in contrast, was a straight affair as favourite Ahye became the first woman from Trinidad & Tobago to win gold in the Games, taking the race with a dominant display and a time of 11.14s.

After crossing the line, the 31-year-old did two push-ups on the track and grinned at the TV camera.

Stella Chesang fought off Kenya's Stacy Ndiwa to take the 10,000m gold for Uganda and win her maiden Commonwealth medal.

"The crowd was absolutely magnificent".

"I couldn't catch the field as I wanted to".

Hubbard added: "I think you have to be true to yourself and I hope in this case that's what I've done".

Cikamatana won the women's 90kg competition on Monday, while Samoan pair Feagaiga Stowers and Sanele Mao also claimed weightlifting gold for the Pacific.

India's Jitu Rai won the men's 10 meters air pistol with a Commonwealth Games record of 235.1 points, and India also won the men's table tennis with victory over Nigeria.

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