Su Bingtian of China reacts after winning the second place in the men’s 100m final during the IAAF Diamond League Shanghai 2018 in Shanghai, China, 12 May 2018. [Photo: IC]
Su Bingtian Ties Asian Record 100m (video)
Su Bingtian has tied the Asian Record of 9.91 which was set twice by Femi Ogunode of Qatar. Bingtian who holds the Asian record for the 60m and 100 yards. And reset the national record of Xie Zhenye set in France 3 days ago at Meeting De Montreiul where he ran 9.97.
However, the 28-Year-old Bingtian took .08 off his personal best at the IAAF World Challenge in Madrid last Friday. Therefore this means now two Chinese sprinters have breached the 10-second barrier. While Ogunode runs for Qatar, he is from Nigeria.
Italy’s Filippo Tortu bagged the silver with 9.99 seconds, while the third place went to South African sprinter Akani Simbine at 10.01. Tortu also set an Italian National Record his time breaks the 1979 mark of the late great Pietro Mennea the 1972 Olympic Champion and former world record holder in the 200 Meter Dash.
2017 Diamond League Shanghai 100 m Underdogs continue to win
May 15, 2017
Another Underdog won the 2nd circuit of the Diamond League Shanghai. Bingtian Su took a win in front of his home crowd. The China man clocked 10.09. Su blasted out and left everyone behind at the start. Rodgers had to work extra hard but ran out of track to catch Su.
The 27-year-old Su is the first Asian of Asian origin to clock below 10 seconds. Which he achieved at Hayward Field 2 years ago with a 9.99 (+1.5) run. And then did it again a few months later in Beijing. Su beat Mike Rodgers (US) 10.13, and Meite of Ivory Coast 10.15. Also the ageless Kim Collins was here and ran 10.30 for 6th place.
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