Akani Simbine Biography and Wiki
Akani Simbine is a South African sprinter who is actively specialized in the 100 meters event. Akani gained popularity after coming out fifth at the 2016 Summer Olympics in the men’s 100 meters. He previously held the 100 meters African record with a time of 9.84 seconds set in July 2021 until broken by Ferdinand Omurwa in September 2021.
Akani Simbine Age and Birthday
Akani was born on September 21, 1993, in Kempton Park, Gauteng, South Africa. He is 29 years old as of 2023. His birth sign is Virgo. Simbine turns 30 years old on September 21, 2023.
Akani Simbine Height and Weight
He stands at the height of 5 feet 9 inches (Approx. 1.75 meters) tall and weighs 74 kg (163 lbs).
Akani Simbine Education
Akani attended and graduated from Edenglen High School. He then enrolled at the University of Pretoria, a multi-campus public research university in Pretoria, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Information Science degree in 2017.
Akami Simbine Family, Parents, Siblings
Simbine was born in Kempton Park, Gauteng, South Africa to his parents, to his mother Eslie, and his father whose identity is yet to be disclosed. However, it’s not clear if he has any siblings. He holds South African nationality. More information regarding his family background will be updated soon.
Akani Simbine Wife, Is He Married?
Moving on to his relationship endeavors, the famed athlete prefers keeping his love life details private and discreet. He was previously in a romantic relationship with former Netball player and health coach Jo Prins.
The ex-pair got engaged on November 7, 2020, but parted ways due to reasons unknown to the public. They also unfollowed each other on social media platforms. We are keeping tabs and we will update his partner’s details soon.
Akani Simbine Son
The South African sprinter has a child with his former girlfriend, Chantelle Hermans. Their affair gave life to a son named Mikai born on December 20, 2019. Akani was accused of denying his responsibilities as a dad.
Akani Simbine Net Worth
Akani Simbine has an estimated net worth of $5 million as of 2023. This amount is from his extensive career as an athlete among other investments.
Akani Simbine Olympics 2021
Simbine finished fourth in a time of 9.93 seconds, behind winner Lamont Marcell Jacobs of Italy, with a time of 9.80 seconds at the 2020 Summer Olympics, held in Tokyo, Japan on August 1.
At the Hungarian Athletics Grand Prix, Akani set a new national and African record of 9.84 seconds, in winning the final. He first came to prominence in 2012, when he smashed the SA junior 100m record clocking 10.19 at the Zone VI Games in Lusaka.
In Addition, he also competed in the 100 meters event at the 2013 World Championships in Athletics and the 2016 Summer Olympics.