The 21-year-old sprinter Yoshihide Kiryu became the first Japanese athlete to break 10 seconds in 100m at an Intercollegiate championships in Japan on Saturday, September 9.
Yoshihide Kiryu clocked 9.98 seconds (Wind +1.8m/s) to win the men's Intercollegiate 100m final and became the first Japanese to go sub 10 in the 100m.
Kiryu took .02 seconds off the Japanese national record set by Koji Ito in 1998.
He was also a member of Japan’s silver medal-winning men’s 4×100 relay team at the 2016 Rio Olympics.
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