Akani Simbine is one of the fastest men in the world, and he will be speaking at the 2020 London Call room on Saturday, 4 July 2020. Do not miss it!
Simbine: I want to be the fastest in the world
South African sprint star Akani Simbine has said that he is determined to beat the African record and become one of the fastest men in the world.
“I always want to improve and be faster, I always want to be the fastest man on the track and the fastest man in the world,” Simbine told the London edition of the Wanda Diamond League Call Room, which is due to air at 20.00 SAST (18.00 GMT/UTC) on Facebook and YouTube this Saturday.
The 26-year-old currently holds the South African record in the 100m, a time of 9.89 which he posted in Hungary back in 2016.
Yet Simbine claims he has his sights set on much more in the coming years, including Olosuji Fasuba’s African record of 9.85.
“There’s an African record which is so close to my national record, and that is something I look towards,” said the South African.
“I want to make sure that, by the time I leave the sport, I have conquered the African record, that I have been on the stage and put my name down as one of the fastest men in the world.”
Simbine also spoke about his victory in London last year, his disappointment at narrowly missing out on a medal at the World Championships, and how he hasn’t been on a track since March due to the coronavirus.
Tune in to the Wanda Diamond League Call Room on Facebook and YouTube at 20.00 SAST this Saturday to watch the full interview.