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Su first Asian-born to beat 10 sec barrier

By The Assam Tribune

EUGENE (US), May 31 (IANS): China�s sprinter Su Bingtian became the first Asian-born to officially beat the 10.00-seconds barrier in the men�s 100-metres race here.

In Saturday�s Eugene Grand Prix, the 1.71-metre-tall runner finished third at 9.99-seconds, behind American Tyson Gay in 9.88 and Mike Rodgers in 9.90, Xinhua reported.

�I am so proud for my result. I can write my name into history now and will work harder and run faster,� said the 25-year-old.

Asian-born athletes for years have been working hard to beat the 10 seconds barrier and Qatar�s Nigerian-born Femi Ogunode became the fastest man on the continent in last year�s Asian Games when he clocked 9.93-seconds.

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Su first Asian-born to beat 10 sec barrier

EUGENE (US), May 31 (IANS): China�s sprinter Su Bingtian became the first Asian-born to officially beat the 10.00-seconds barrier in the men�s 100-metres race here.

In Saturday�s Eugene Grand Prix, the 1.71-metre-tall runner finished third at 9.99-seconds, behind American Tyson Gay in 9.88 and Mike Rodgers in 9.90, Xinhua reported.

�I am so proud for my result. I can write my name into history now and will work harder and run faster,� said the 25-year-old.

Asian-born athletes for years have been working hard to beat the 10 seconds barrier and Qatar�s Nigerian-born Femi Ogunode became the fastest man on the continent in last year�s Asian Games when he clocked 9.93-seconds.