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 theall-time youth list. He blazed his way to a championship record of
10.28 to strike gold inthe boys’ 100m final on
the opening day of the IAAF World Youth
Championships. His athletic ability is credited to his mother,
Akiko, who competed innational high school
championships as a sprint hurdler.

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