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Courtesy: SWAC.org

Former JSU sprinter Jobodwana competes at Olympics

Courtesy: SWAC.org
Release: 08/16/2016
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Former Jackson State sprinter Anaso Jobodwana ran during the qualifying heats of the Men's 200-meter dash at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janiero, Brazil earlier today.

Jobodwana clocked a time of 20.53 seconds in his heat, good for a fourth-place finish in his group. However, the mark left him on the outside looking in when it came to qualifying for the event semifinals.

It was the second-straight Olympic Games appearance for the Tiger standout, as the South African native finished eighth in the event in his first appearance on the Olympic stage (2012; London).

At JSU, Jobodwana established himself as one of the top short-distance sprinters in school history, winning multiple conference titles and earning top-4 placings in the national championship meets.

This concludes the SWAC representation at the Olympiad, as Jackson State alum Michael Tinsley competed in the 400-meter hurdles yesterday.