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I think for Xie to shake hands with the Japanese sprinter shows extreme class on his part. In China the government does all it can to continue to fester hatred of the Japanese. The guy who he caught and past was shutting down as he thought he had the race won, he was more concerned at looking at the cameras at the finish line lol.
 

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This is the 100m at the London Diamond League this past weekend.
Koike of Japan came 5th in 9.98, but was leading the race until the last 10 or 15 meters.
Watch the slow motion footage towards the end of the clip. Impressive run from Koike.
 

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A big upset and a great performance at the London Diamond League meet today:
Xie Zhenye of China won the 200m in an Asian Record time of 19.88.
Race is here
Notice the lack of congratulations from the other runners.

2nd placegetter Miguel Francis was actually fairly effusive in his congratulations. Everyone else wondered "how ...?"
 

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Anyone have any idea where Bingtian Su has been? I was kind of looking forward to seeing if he’d be able to best his 9.91 this year. So far I see he has run only once and clocked a 10.05 back in May which is a great season opener. I read an article from May that talked about how he was going to run a lot this year, so I fear maybe he had an injury or something but I can’t find any info on it.
 

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Yes, I have been wondering about him too. He was originally scheduled in some Diamond League meets, but no showed. It must be an injury.

In terms of just numbers, Asians have passed up Caucasians in terms of the 100. They have more sub 10 performers and a faster top time. Of course, they don't have to contend with caste psychology, i.e., evil white men, slavery, holocaust, slaughter of native Americans, institutional racism, etc., etc.

Bingtian Su 9.91
Xie Zhenye 9.97
Yoshihide Kiryu 9.98
Yuki Koike 9.98
 

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At the Chinese National Trials:

100m (0.1)
1 Zhenye Xie 10.03;
2 Bingtian Su 10.19;
3 Zhouzheng Xu 10.20;
4 Jinsheng Liang 10.21
 

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Update to Asian list
1/Bingtian Su 9.83
2/Ryota Yamagata 9.95
3/Xie Zhenye 9.97
4/Yoshihide Kiryu 9.98
4/Yuki Koike 9.98
 

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what an interesting article. Thank you - so Huntington firmly believes Chinese athletes are NOT on a drug assisted regimen (that actually makes sense because "losing face" is the death knell in much of Asia). He noted Su Bingtian's amazing stride turnover and honed it to perfection.
And I was surprised to read about how far behind the Chinese were in sprint development especially since, as he points out, they make much of the world's top athletic equipment
 

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if he stays a standout we could call him "purple monsoon". Does anyone here remember Omomatic?

a Japanese guy I hadn't herd of ran 10.02 legal yesterday at the Japanese Champs and the top Korean guy ran a 10.09 in a different heat.
Unfortunately the final was slow, all 10.20s
 

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watching this race I gotta say this kid has massive upside as long as he grows properly and is actually the age his ID says and isn't doping..... He has absolute springs in his legs which is a trait you are either born with or not, this provides long strides and less time with ball of feet on the ground. His time would have put him just behind Boling in the USA finals....
 

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My biggest worry about this kid is that he is not actually 16 years old, Asian countries just like African countries are notorious for falsifying birth records etc for athletes. I personally know 2 Chinese sisters that switched identities so the older one could compete in a younger age group to make the Chinese National Badminton squad to go to the Olympics, thankfully she did not make the team as she was the last cut. What makes me shake my head apart from the lying is that the whole family was/is cool about it. Imagine from a young age having to assume your siblings identity for the rest of your life. I do not think the Chinese authorities would even bat an eyelash if informed about this switch.

Like I said earlier if he is clean/actually 16 then he is a potential superstar sprinter in the making as long as he doesn't stop growing.
 

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I think he was nursing his hamstring previously as he was not running fullout or running with no injury worries....it was almost like he was waiting for it to go.....
 

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I had never heard of this guy before. He won the hurdles at today's Diamond League meet, so I looked him up.

 

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Just 2/100's of a second from a new Japaneese Record in the hurdles. The top 2 guys looked great!
 

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Here's the top 5 Japanese men thus far this year in the 100 meters:

10.03 - Yoshida Kiryu
10.08 - Ryuichuro Sakai
10.10 - Hiroki Yanagita (19 yrs old)
10.11 - Yuki Koike
10.17 - Ryota Suzuki (19 yrs old)




 

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One thing I've always noticed for the most part with asian sprinters is how few of them are elite at the
200 meters. I think the shorter legs may have a factor but there are many others factors. The only pure
asian guy to ever go sub 20 was Xhenye Xie of China. Shingo Suetgo of Japan came close with a 20.03
but the majority of the asian sprinters are not at the elite level at this distance.
 
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