Jacobs qualifies to the next round of 100m events at AG

26 Aug 2019 14:10pm
By Hesron Kapanga
RABAT, 26 AUG (NAMPA) – Jolene Jacobs is the only Namibian sprinter competing in the track and field events who made it through to the next round of the 100 metres (m) at the African Games (AG).
The athletics championships only started with their competitions on Monday morning at the 12th edition of the AG which are being held in Rabat and Casablanca, Morocco.
Jacobs finished second in heat six of the women’s 100m at the Olympic stadium- Moulay Abdellah Sports Complex, in a time of 12 seconds, just behind the winner Basant Hemida of Egypt who ran a time of 11.86 seconds.
Other Namibian athletes who also competed in the preliminary rounds of the 100m event saw Globine Mayova eliminated from the championships after running in a time of 12.54 seconds to finish fifth in heat three.
The men’s event saw Maseko Gilbert Hainuca disqualified for a wrong start but was allowed to compete in heat three of the men’s 100m event after he protested his disqualification and qualified to the next round for finishing third in a time of 10.55 seconds
After reviews, his time was swiped out as his first disqualification for a wrong start stood.
Another Namibian who did not make it to the semi-finals of the 100m was Lionel Coetzee who finished eighth in heat five. Coetzee ran a time of 10.83 second to finish second last in the heat that was won by Raymond Ekovwo of Nigeria who clocked 10.20 seconds.
The semi-finals of the 100m event will be held on Monday at 18h00 Namibian time.