Luvo Manyonga excelled for South Africa in Birmingham on Saturday. Photo:Tony Gentile/Reuters

BIRMINGHAM – South Africa’s Luvo Manyonga won the men’s long jump with a leap of 8.53m at the Muller Grand Prix in Birmingham on Saturday.

Also competing in the men’s long jump, Zarck Visser was fourth with a 7.90m best effort.

In the women’s 400m hurdles, Wenda Nel had a poor race by her standards as she finished sixth in 57.51 seconds - almost three seconds off her season’s best.

In the women’s 3000m, Dominique Scott ran a season’s best 9:01.64 but was down in 17th place.

Earlier, South Africa’s Akani Simbine won his 100m heat in a time 10.07. Ncincilili Titi had a race to forget as he crossed the line in 11.02 to finish last in his heat. In the final, Simbine ended sixth in a time of 10.09. 

In the men’s 110m hurdles, Antonio Alkana placed sixth in 13.59 and was eliminated from the event. 

African News Agency (ANA) 

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