Kiryu breaks Japan record for 100m sprint
NHK -- Sep 10
Yoshihide Kiryu has become the first Japanese to break the 10-second barrier in the men's 100 meter sprint.

The 21-year-old ace sprinter was competing in an intercollegiate event in Fukui City on Saturday. He finished the race with a time of 9.98 seconds.

It was 0.02 seconds faster than the previous national record of 10.00, set by Koji Ito in 1998.

東洋大学4年の桐生祥秀(21)が日本人初の100メートル9秒台をマークしました。9日に行われた大学の大会の男子100メートルで追い風1.8メートル、9秒98の日本新記録です。 インカレ陸上男子100メートル決勝。桐生は5レーンです。
News source: NHK
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