HEUSDEN – The South African record holder, Clarence Munyai, qualified for the world championships in Doha after he won the 200 metres in Heusden, The Netherlands, in a time of 20.04s on Saturday night.
The Tuks-based sprinter showed his rivals a clean pair of heels by bursting out of the starting blocks. He never relented and widened the gap with each stride.
Belgium's Jonathan Borlee was second in 20.04s and Kobe Vleminckx also from Belgium third in 21.06s.
It is his best performance since March last year when he ran a time of 19.69s. Munyai had been going through a tough time ever since. It was not due only to untimely injuries.
The biggest drawback was that he started to doubt in his abilities as a sprinter. Getting scared to race because he feared he might fail. In part, it was due to him being a perfectionist.