Japanese teenager Yoshihide Kiryu, the World junior bronze medallist, has clocked a wind-assisted 9.87-second victory at the Texas Relays athletics tournament in Austin, becoming the fastest Asian sprinter under any conditions.
Kiryu on Saturday recorded the result under a 3.3-meter-per-second wind condition, exceeding the allowable 2.0 m/s. So his time is deemed invalid for official purposes. But the 19-year-old’s time is the fastest ever electronic performance by an Asian sprinter under any conditions, reports Xinhua.
Kiryu, who holds the world youth best of 10.19 and the Asian junior record of 10.05, finished 0.02 ahead of Clayton Vaughn. Charles Silmon (9.91) and Mark Jelks (9.96) took the third and fourth spots respectively.