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(Update) Sani Brown Sets 100-Meter Japanese Record of 9.97 Seconds

(Update) Sani Brown Sets 100-Meter Japanese Record of 9.97 Seconds

   Austin, Texas, June 7 (Jiji Press)--Japanese sprinter Abdul Hakim Sani Brown broke the Japanese record for the men's 100-meter sprint on Friday, clocking 9.97 seconds at the NCAA Division 1 Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Austin, Texas.
   Finishing third in the final race with a tail wind of 0.8 meters per second, the 20-year-old University of Florida sprinter edged out the previous Japanese record set by Yoshihide Kiryu in September 2017 by a hundredth of a second. Kiryu of Toyo University was the first Japanese sprinter to run 100 meters in less than 10 seconds.
   Sani Brown marked 9.96 seconds in the semifinals on Wednesday, but the record was not made official due to a tail wind of 2.4 meters.
   At a race on May 11, the sprinter became the second Japanese athlete to officially finish under 10 seconds, with a record of 9.99 seconds. The feat had been feeding speculation that he may break the Japanese record.
   The race in Austin was the second time the sprinter has broken the 10-second barrier.

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