Su Bingtian first Asian-born to beat 10-sec barrier in 100-m dash
China’s sprinter Su Bingtian became the first Asian-born to officially beat the 10.00-seconds barrier in the men’s 100-metres race here. In Saturday’s Eugene Grand Prix, the 1.71-metre-tall runner finished third at 9.99-seconds, behind American Tyson Gay in 9.88 and Mike Rodgers in 9.90, Xinhua reported. “I am so proud for my result. I can write my name into history now and will work harder and run faster,” said the 25-year-old. Asian-born athletes for years have been working hard to beat the 10 seconds barrier and Qatar’s Femi Ogunode became the fastest man on the continent in Asian Games. 9.93-seconds.