Athletics: Marc Brian Louis breaks U-20 100m record; 0.02sec off senior mark | The Straits Times

SINGAPORE – Heading into his final meet this year, sprinter Marc Brian Louis had a clear goal: to break the Under-20 100m record and possibly even the 20-year-old men’s record held by U.K. Shyam.

And as he crossed the line at the Club Zoom Kindred Spirit Series to finish first on Saturday (Dec 11), the 19-year-old achieved his first target at the Home of Athletics at Kallang.

What was more remarkable was his time of 10.39sec was just 0.02sec off Shyam’s mark from 2001, an achievement that put Louis third fastest on Singapore’s all-time 100m runners’ list. It was also 0.04sec off the 2019 SEA Games winning time of 10.35sec by Malaysia’s Muhammad Haiqal Hanafi.

Singapore’s 10 fastest men’s 100m times

10.37sec U.K. Shyam (Aug 27, 2001)

10.38 C. Kunalan (Oct 13, 1968)

10.41 Mohamed Hosni (Aug 22, 1994)

10.44 Gary Yeo (Dec 15, 2012)

10.46 Muhd Amirudin Jamal (Oct 19, 2013)

10.47 Calvin Kang (June 9, 2015)

10.56 Muhd Elfi Mustapa (July 25, 2010)

10.57 Tang Ngai Kin (Sept 27, 1980)

10.57 Haron Mundir (Sept 16, 1987)

10.57 Mohammad Naqib Asmin (June 12, 2014)

Source: Athletics: Marc Brian Louis breaks U-20 100m record; 0.02sec off senior mark | The Straits Times

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