IAAF Finally Ratifies Promising Botswana Sprinter's Monumental 100M World Record

IAAF Finally Ratifies Promising Botswana Sprinter's Monumental 100M World Record

  • The most extraordinary record in athletics from 2022 will officially stand now until it is broken
  • Botswana sprinter Letsile Tebogo beat the record at the World U20 Championships in Colombia
  • World Athletics suspended the astonishing time of 9.91 seconds for technical and timing issues

The men's under-20 100-metre world record time in athletics will stand until it is broken.

Promising Botswana sprinter, Letsile Tebogo ran the 100m race in the astonishing time of 9.91 seconds at the World Under-20 Championships in Cali, Colombia last year.

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Letsile Tebogo's U20 100m world record is official again. Image source: Getty Images.
Source: Getty Images

However, The Gazette reported that World Athletics temporarily suspended this record due to 'technical and timing issues'. Whatever these issues are is a thing of the past, with the record now being ratified by the body.

Tebogo had already run a then-U20 world record of 9.94 seconds at the World Athletics Senior Championships in Oregon, in the United States of America, which was also ratified alongside Eliud Kipchoge’s 2:01:09 marathon and Jamaica’s 4x100m relay team world records respectively.

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Prior to the eventual ratification, a confident Tebogo said:

“My coach told me that my record was subject to ratification and that I need not worry, because the sort of thing often happens to athletes. I relaxed and remained focused so that the issue would not derail me from attaining my goals.”

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Source: Sports Brief News