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Aussie speed demon cracks 100m 10sec barrier

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Sprinter Rohan Browning has become just the second Australian ever to break the famous 10-second barrier in the 100m sprint.

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Browning hurtled down the straight at the Illawarra Track Challenge on Saturday to record the lightning-quick time of 9.96sec, becoming just the second Australian to break the 10sec mark behind Patrick Johnson, who first cracked it in 2003.

The frustrating news is the +3.3m/s wind at the Sydney speedster's tail meant the run didn't book his ticket to this year's postponed Tokyo Olympic Games, as the limit on wind assistance is two metres per second.

Indigenous star Johnson ran a legal 9.93sec in May 2003, becoming the first man of non-African descent to crack the 10sec barrier.

Browning competed at the 2018 Commonwealth Games, which saw him finish ninth in the 100m semi-finals in a time of 10.26.

Men need to have recorded a time of 10.05 or better to qualify for the 100m at the Tokyo Olympics.

Browning's personal best before yesterday was 10.05.

1 Comments

  • Bubacarr

    Bubacarr

    12:30 AM, 17-01-2021

    Congratulations Rohan keep it up

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