200m: the 5 fastest African athletes in history – Featured – Sport News Africa
This Sunday, July 23, the younger Botswanan sprinter Letsile Tebogo broke the African file for the 200m of legend Francky Fredericks, established on the 1996 Olympics. Sport Information Africa takes the chance to disclose the 5 quickest occasions in African historical past on the half-lap.
In Letsile Tebogo, Africa might maintain its future first Olympic champion within the males’s 200m. Twice the most effective African sprinter in historical past Franky Fredericks approached it. The Namibian was, in actual fact, Olympic vice-champion within the 200m in Barcelona in 1992 and in Atlanta in 1996. Within the American metropolis, he signed a stratospheric time of 19s68, rating second behind Michael Johnson (19s32). This time will subsequently be the most effective African mark in historical past on the half-lap for 27 years. He fell this Sunday, July 23, 2023 on the Diamond League in London, erased by the 20-year-old Botswana sprinter.
Letsile Tebogo, king at 20
Born June 7, 2003 in Gaborone, Letsile Tebogo is undoubtedly the longer term famous person of African athletics. He ravages his total passage and rewrites historical past with every of his outings. Senior African champion and double junior world vice-champion within the 200m on the age of 19, the Batswana has subsequently turn out to be since this Sunday the quickest African in historical past over this distance together with his 19s50. He thus relegates to the twoe place the 19s68 of Francky Frédericks. On the 3e place of the quickest African occasions in historical past, we discover the South African Clarence Munyai. In 2018, when he was simply 20 years outdated, he flirted with Fredericks’ file by clocking a 19s69.
Udodi Chudi Onwuzurike equally prodigious
Nigerians Divine Oduduru (19s73 in 2019) and Udodi Chudi Onwuzurike (19s76 in June 2023) are on the 4e and 5e squares. If the primary was suspended for doping at the beginning of the yr, the second, simply 20 years outdated, ought to be Letsile Tebogo’s essential competitor within the years to return. Africa cannot wait to see them compete on the most important tracks on this planet.
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— Letsile Tebogo (@LetsileTebogo2) July 23, 2023