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Abdul Hakim Sani Brown (サニブラウン・アブデル・ハキーム, Saniburaun Abuderu Hakīmu, born 6 March 1999) is a Japanese athlete specialising in sprinting events. Sani Brown has a Japanese mother and a Ghanaian father.[2] Sani Brown won the 100 metres at the 2015 World Youth Championships in Athletics setting a championship record of 10.28 (−0.4) in the final.[3]

Abdul Hakim Sani Brown
Personal information
NationalityJapanese
Born (1999-03-06) 6 March 1999 (age 20)
Kitakyushu, Japan
Height1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)[1]
Weight83 kg (183 lb)
Sport
CountryJapan
SportAthletics
Event(s)Sprinting
College teamUniversity of Florida
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)100m: 9.97 (2019)
200m: 20.08 (2019)

CareerEdit

In Japan, Sani Brown ran for Josai High School, a private high school operated by the same corporation that operates Josai University[4] in the Toshima ward of Tokyo.[5] and qualified for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Summer Games running 100 in 9.99 seconds on 12 May 2019.

Sani Brown finished as runner up at the 2015 Japanese senior National Championships in both the 100m and the 200m, but did not run a qualifying time for the world championships in either event. At the 2015 World Youth Championships in Athletics Sani Brown equalled his personal best of 10.30 in the 100m heats to set a new championship record before running 10.28 into a −0.3 headwind to improve that mark in the final. Three days later he doubled by winning the 200 metres in 20.34 into a −0.7 headwind. The time was .16 faster than the championship qualifying standard, thereby punching Sani Brown's ticket to the world championships[6] as a sixteen year old.

At the 2015 World Championships Sani Brown qualified for the semi-final round against athletes who were at least three years his senior.

In 2016, he committed to the University of Florida.[7] In the 2019 NCAA championships he set the Japanese record at 9.97s.

Japan's top 10 records for men's 100mEdit

Rank Time (sec) Wind (m/s) Athlete Team Location Date
1 9.97 +0.8 Abdul Hakim Sani Brown University of Florida Austin 7 June 2019
2 9.98 +1.8 Yoshihide Kiryu Toyo University Fukui 9 September 2017
3 9.98 +0.5 Yuki Koike - London 20 July 2019
4 10.00 +1.9 Koji Ito Fujitsu Bangkok 13 December 1998
+0.2 Ryota Yamagata Seiko Holdings Osaka 24 September 2017
5 10.02 +2.0 Nobuharu Asahara Osaka Gas Oslo 13 July 2001
6 10.03 +1.8 Shingo Suetsugu Tokai University Mito 5 May 2003
7 10.07 +1.9 Masashi Eriguchi Waseda University Hiroshima 28 June 2009
+1.8 Shuhei Tada Kwansei Gakuin University Fukui 9 September 2017
8 10.08 +1.9 Shota Iizuka Mizuno Totori 4 June 2017
−0.9 Asuka Cambridge Nike Osaka 23 June 2017

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Abdul Hakim Sani Brown – Player Profile – Athletics". eurosport.com.
  2. ^ Johanna Gretschel (11 July 2015). "World Youth Sweep Is Step One For Sani Brown". Milesplit.com. Retrieved 12 August 2016.
  3. ^ "Championships U18 Records". www.iaaf.org. Retrieved 12 August 2016.
  4. ^ "城西大学附属 城西中学・高等学校". Josaigakuen.ac.jp. Retrieved 12 August 2016.
  5. ^ "交通アクセス". Josaigakuen.ac.jp. Retrieved 12 August 2016.
  6. ^ "Injury dashes Rio hopes for Japanese sprint prospect". 22 June 2016.
  7. ^ Nagatsuka, Kaz (10 November 2016). "Star sprinter Sani Brown decides to attend University of Florida" – via Japan Times Online.

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