Rodgers Prevails, Kiryu Finishes Third in Tokyo

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American Mike Rodgers clocking 10.19 seconds took an easy win in the men's 100 metres at the Seiko Golden Grand Prix on Sunday (5).  Japanese 17 year old sensation Yoshihide Kiryu whose intentions in this meet was to brake 10 second barrier finished in third  10.40 .

Bahamas Derrick Atkins clocking a time of 10.24 took second.

The17 year old Kiryu, who equalled the world junior record of 10.01 and broke work world youth recod last monday, tried to become first Japanese athlete that has ever run under 10 seconds 100m.

"I admit that I have an intention to run under 10 seconds somewhere in my mind, but as the race came close, I thought I must try to take a better position rather than a time," Said Kiryu

"I didn't have any pressure. Since it's still early in the season, I have a possibility to break the 10-second barrier. I will do my best," Kiryu concluded.



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