Wesley Botton
Chief sports writer
1 minute read
7 Jan 2015
1:44 pm

SA sprint star Jobodwana back on track

Wesley Botton

Sprint sensation Anaso Jobodwana has confirmed he will compete in South Africa for the first time since 2010 when he turns out at the national track and field championships in Stellenbosch in April.

FILE PICTURE: Anaso Jobodwana and Jamaican sprint king Usain Bolt. Picture: Getty Images.

“I’m looking forward to the national champs in April and to just run on home soil for the first time in five years,” Jobodwana said on Wednesday.

The 22-year-old speedster, who is based in the United States, reached the men’s 200m final at the London Olympics in 2012 and the IAAF World Championships in 2013, but he was sidelined last season by a sports hernia tear.

After undergoing successful surgery, he confirmed he was fully recovered, and he would turn out later this month in his first race since April last year.

“My coaches are targeting an indoor 60m in late January (in the US) to put my race model in a competition environment and work out any kinks from then on.”