JSU welcomes Olympian Anaso Jobodwana back home to campus


JSU sophomore and Olympian Anaso Jobodwana talks to media after Jacksonians welcomed him home on Wednesday, Aug. 15.

Jackson State University welcomed back JSU sophomore and 2012 Olympian Anaso Jobodwana during a congratulatory celebration on Aug. 15 in the Lee E. Williams Athletics and Assembly Center.

The event featured the Sonic Boom of the South marching band, greetings from Athletics Director Dr. Vivian L. Fuller, men’s track coach Mark Thorne and David Hoard, vice president for Institutional Advancement.

Fans cheer as Jobodwana enters the Lee E. Williams Athletics and Assembly Center.

A native of Eastern Cape, South Africa, Jobodwana ran for his home country during the 2012 Summer Olympics. He had the honor of qualifying for the men’s 200-meter Olympic final. During the race, which included Jamaican world record holder Usain Bolt, Jobodwana finished eighth. The 20-year-old ran a personal best of 20.27 seconds.

The 2012 Olympics was the first race for Jobodwana on the world stage, but certainly not the last. He’s expected to continue as one of the world’s top contenders in the 200 meter and is also expected to dominate national competitions as well.

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22 thoughts on “JSU welcomes Olympian Anaso Jobodwana back home to campus

  1. YOU REPRESENTED THE MIGHTY JSU TIGERS (REAL TIGERS) VERY WELL! THANK YOU! YOU WERE AWESOME! AND MANY BLESSINGS TO YOU AND JSU!!!!
    ALUMNI *STINE*

  2. Next up for recognition should be the 400m hurdles Silver Medalist and Jacksonian Michael Tinsley. It’s worth notig that Michael would have helped the USA take the Gold instead of the Silver in the 4×400 if they had put him in at the anchor position instead of 400m hurdler Angelo Taylor who replaced the injured runner. Michael came in way ahead of Angelo in the 400m hurdles at the Olympics and beat him in the U.S. Trials.

    ROAR TIGER, RIP EM!

    • They have…especially during the Fall Faculty & Staff Seminar and New Student Orientation. They are trying to interview him.

  3. We are so PROUD of you. It is such an honor to participate on such a large stage competing against the world’s very best.

  4. I think its great that JSU is doing something to recognize Anaso Jobodwana. It is an honor and a privilege to have such a talented athlete among our ranks. Keep up the good work!

  5. Congratulations on your accomplishment of competing in the men’s 200-meter Olympic final for your home country, Eastern Cape, South Africa. I consider it a privilege to celebrate with your countrymen your and their success. I am glad you chose to come to Jackson State University.

  6. Pingback: JSU Today: Aug. 15, 2012 | JSU Today

  7. Congratulations to our 2012 Olympian Anaso Jobodwana who represented Jackson State University! Kudos to our family for this welcome home recognition.

  8. When you are a 20-year-old runner competing with Usain Bolt at the Olympics and you run your personal best, that’s a WIN!

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