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5th to 9th July in Association with AAA

Report - 100m - Men - Final

2017-07-07 21:50

An Asian junior champion in 2012, Iran’s Hassan Taftian pulled the rug from under defending champion Femi Seun Onugode (Qatar) to claim his maiden men’s Asian crown, winning by a hundredth of a second in a race that was delayed by the thunderstorm and by the two false starts that led to the disqualiciations of Malaysian Khairul Hafiz and China’s Tang Xingqiang. Taftian’s feat was commendable since he ceded ground at the start not only to Onugode but also to Chinese Taipei’s Yang Chun-Han. With steely nerves, he powered his way to lunge ahead of both to win the affinity of the beam in 10.25 seconds.

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