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Sport Olympics-China's Su runs 100m in 9.98 seconds in Tokyo trials

09:30  12 june  2021
09:30  12 june  2021 Source:   reuters.com

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China ' s top sprinter Su Bingtian won the men's 100 meters title in 9 . 98 seconds at the combined Chinese National Athletics Championships and Tokyo Olympic trials in Shaoxing, east China ' s Zhejiang Province on Friday. It is the seventh time that Su has run the 100 meters in under ten seconds Su , from south China ' s Guangdong Province, also touched upon team goals at the Tokyo Olympics , which are scheduled to kick off on July 23. "We are not resigned that we're ranked the fourth at the 4x100 meters relay event last time. It requires great efforts if we want to take a medal this time

Outdoors, Su ran only three meets before the Olympics . He and his teammates ran and won two 4 x 100 metre relay races in his home country of China ; one in Shanghai at the Shanghai Golden Grand Prix; and one in Beijing at the IAAF World Challenge Beijing. On May 26, 2016, Su finished seventh in 100 metres at the 2016 Prefontaine Classic in a wind-aided 10.04 seconds , unable to repeat the As the representative for Chinese athletes, Su attended 'The 3rd Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) Athletes’ Forum' held in Tokyo , Japan from 24–25 November 2018.[44][45]. Charitable activities.

(Reuters) - Su Bingtian has confirmed his strong form by clocking 9.98 seconds to win the 100 metres at China's national athletics trials for the Tokyo Olympics in Shaoxing, local media reported.

Su Bingtian holding a sign: 2018 Asian Games - Athletics © Reuters/ISSEI KATO 2018 Asian Games - Athletics

The 31-year-old, the first Asian-born athlete to go under 10 seconds in the blue-riband sprint, ran the same time at Zhaoqing in April.

"The result was satisfying, though my body was not in top form," Su told China's state news agency Xinhua after Friday's run.

The time, the seventh legal sub 10-second run of Su's career, was the joint 13th fastest in the world this year.

Su is set to compete in his third Olympics in Tokyo this summer and will be a key member of China's 4x100m relay team, which he helped to a silver medal at the 2015 world championships in Beijing and fourth at the Rio Games.

"We are not satisfied that we were ranked the fourth at the 4x100 metres relay event last time," Su added. "It'll require a great effort if we want to take a medal this time, but our goal has not changed."

(Reporting by Nick Mulvenney; Editing by William Mallard)

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