Track & Field News of Sunday, 26 July 2015

Source: Myjoyonline.com

Japanese sprint superstar has Ghanaian roots

Japan star Abdul Hakim Sani Brown who completed a sprint double at the just ended IAAF World Youth Championships in Cali, Colombia is of Ghanaian extraction.

The 16-year-old was born in Fukuoka to a Japanese mother and Ghanaian father.

He won the 200 meters in 20.34 seconds to break the meet record of20.40 set by Jamaican superstar Usain Bolt.

Sani Brown has moved into second place behind Bolt’s 20.13 on the all-time youth list.

He blazed his way to a championship record of 10.28 to strike gold in the boys’ 100m final on the opening day of the IAAF World Youth Championships.

His athletic ability is credited to his mother, Akiko, who competed in national high school championships as a sprint hurdler.