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Hạnh to compete with Bolt in world champs

Update: August, 02/2017 - 09:00
Bùi Bá Hạnh (left) receives his silver at the National Athletics Championship 2016. Hạnh represents Việt Nam at the IAAF World Championship in London this week. — File Photo
Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI — Vietnamese Bùi Bá Hạnh will run with world’s fastest man Usain Bolt at the International Association of Athletics Federation World Championships, which will be kicked off in London on Friday.

Hạnh is the only representative from Việt Nam at the event, which will last until August 13.

The runner from the Army club will take part only in the men’s 100m, where he may have a chance to vie with the Jamaican athlete.

Bolt will be participating in the 100m and 4x100m event in London.

The heats for the men’s 100m will be organised early Saturday morning, Hà Nội time.

Hạnh was the second fastest man from Việt Nam behind Southeast Asian (SEA) Games winner Lê Trọng Hinh, who is now struggling with an injury after a road accident in February and could not take part in the London tournament.

Hạnh secured a silver medal at the national championship last year with a timing of 10.61sec. The result places Hạnh at the No. 55 spot among 66 participants.

It will be his final test before the Malaysian Games later this month, if he is selected to replace Hinh in this category. — VNS

 

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