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Ugandan sprinter Orogot becomes 11th ‘fastest’ in the world

by Nnalubaale Sports
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Ugandan athlete Tarsis Orogot wrote himself huge in the history books at the Track and Field multi-meet weekend.

At the Tom Jones Memorial in a 200m sprint race on Saturday, Orogot clocked 19.60 (+2.9m/s).

In making the feat, the youngster became the second-fastest sprinter at the all-conditions mark in collegiate history.

He beat United States athletes Robert Gregory and Cameron Miller, who ran 19.78 and 19.93 seconds respectively.

At 19.60, Orogot became the 11th fastest 200m runner in history and is behind Canadian Andre De Grasse, Tyson Gay, and Justin Gatlin, who occupy 10th, ninth, and eighth on the top ten 200m runners of all time, respectively.

The time is yet to become official as at such stages, IAAF does scrutinize the race before confirming the set record.

The fastest sprinters (200m)

1. Usain Bolt – 19.19 seconds
2. Yohan Blake – 19.26
3. Noah Lyles – 19.31
4. Michael Johnson – 19.32
5. Kenneth Bednarek – 19.49
6. Erriyon Knighton – 19.49
7. Walter Dix – 19.53
8. Justin Gatlin – 19.57
9. Tyson Gay – 19.58
10. Andre De Grasse – 19.58
11. Tarsis Orogot – 19.60

By: Ivan Kaye

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