Last year, I wrote a lengthy piece on Talent Identification.
At yesterday’s Oda Memorial Meet at Hiroshima’s Edion Stadium, High School senior Yoshihide Kiryu (and Men’s 100 meter Youth World Record holder) ran a world-leading 10.01 with a legal wind of + 0.9 m/s in the heats of the men’s 100 meters, the second-fastest time ever by a Japanese man.
This also tied the world junior record, and set a new high school national record.
The Japanese national record of 10.00 was set by Koji Ito in 1998.
Later, Kiryu won the final in 10.03 with a +2.7 m/s wind. An impressive Ryota Yamagata took 2nd in 10.04. Click here for complete results.
Here is the video to his 10.01 (+0.9) heats. I think the photographers ran faster than Yoshihide Kiryu to get a clock shot!
Here is the video to his 10.03 (+2.7) finals: