Updated: August 27, 2016

Akani Simbine again flaunted his ability as one of the fastest men in the world, charging to second place in the 100m sprint at the Diamond League meeting in Paris on Saturday evening.

The only South African taking part at the event, Simbine got off to a spectacular start in the last track contest of the night, and crossed the line in 10.00.

African champion Ben Youssef Meite set a national record for the Ivory Coast to win the race in 9.96, and European champion Churandy Martina of the Netherlands ended third in 10.01 after being edged out by the SA record holder.

Simbine, who was fifth in the Olympic 100m final in Rio, has now run 10.00 or faster eight times in the last two seasons.

The penultimate leg of the Diamond League series will be held in Zurich on Thursday.