Samwel Imeta to compete in tonight's Grand Prix in build up to Botswana 100m clash

ATHLETICS Samwel Imeta to compete in tonight's Grand Prix in build up to Botswana 100m clash

Abigael Wafula 11:35 - 26.04.2023

Imeta settled for fourth and second places at the first and second ASA Grand Prixes respectively.

Fast rising Kenyan sprinter Samwel Imeta is set for an action-packed week starting today, Wednesday, April 26 as he will be lining up for the third ASA Grand Prix in South Africa.

Imeta will be up against bigwigs as he lines up for the 100m race at 7:30 p.m. EAT. Imeta will be lining up as the fastest in the field with a PB time of 10.12. This time around, he will be looking to raise the country’s flag high solely with the absence of Africa 100m champion Ferdinand Omanyala.

The race has attracted South Africa’s Bradley Nkoana, the second fastest athlete in the field behind Imeta with a PB of 10.20. The 18-year-old took part in the first and second editions of the Grand Prix that saw him finish among the top five in both.

He will want to replicate the same performance as he lines up in the third edition. Nkoana will enoy the company of compatriots Lehlogonolo Maseko, Mihlali Xhotyeni, Mbhoni Mabunda and Nthando Motsepe.

22-year-old Mojela Koneshe of Lesotho will also be hunting for a win when he lines up against the strong field. With a PB of 10.23 at such a young age, Koneshe might just upset the big boys to take the top honours in the race. Congo’s Oliver Mwimba will also be in the race with a quest for a podium finish.

On his part, Imeta has had a great start of his season that saw him run a first-ever sub-10 time in his career. During the second Athletics Kenya meet, he clocked 9.94 o clock the finish line second behind Omanyala.

He went ahead and settled for fourth place at the first ASA Grand Prix and then took second at the second edition of the same.

After the third edition of the Grand Prix, the 24-year-old will head over to the Botswana Golden Grand Prix scheduled for Saturday, April 29.