Japan's sprinter runs 100 meters in 9.96 seconds
NHK -- Jun 07
Japanese sprinter Abdul Hakim Sani Brown clocked 9.96 seconds with wind assistance of 2.4 meters in the men's 100-meter semifinal at the NCAA championships in Texas.

The 20-year-old athlete, who is enrolled at the University of Florida, last month became the second Japanese runner to break the 10-second barrier. He is aiming to compete in next year's Tokyo Olympics.

Sani Brown qualified for the final after finishing second in Wednesday's semifinal. The time clocked in the 100-meter sprint was not officially recorded because there was wind assistance of more than 2 meters per second.

Sani Brown also ran the 200-meter semifinal in 20.44 seconds and qualified for the final.

He is scheduled to take part in the upcoming 100, 200-meter sprint and 400-meter relay race final, which will be held on Friday in Texas.

News source: NHK
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