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He's done it again: Zohri sets new personal best, qualifies for 2020 Tokyo Olympics

  • Ramadani Saputra
    Ramadani Saputra

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sun, May 19, 2019   /  05:35 pm
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Indonesian sprinter Lalu Muhammad Zohri (left) and his coach Eni Nuraini.(PASI/PASI)

Indonesian sprinter Lalu Muhammad Zohri has secured a spot at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics after clocking a time of 10.03 seconds at 2019 Seiko Golden Grand Prix in Osaka, Japan, on Sunday. Zohri's time was enough to secure an Olympic ticket, beating the required qualification time of 10.05. The 18-year-old from West Nusa Tenggara extended his gratitude to fellow Indonesians who have prayed for his success and also thanked Bob Hasan, the Indonesian Athletics Association (PASI) chief, and his coaches, including Eni Nuraeni Sumartoyo. "I thank God for this achievement," Zohri said in a voice note shared by PASI on Sunday. "I thank the Indonesians, especially West Nusa Tenggara residents, for their prayers, as I could not have achieved this without your support and prayers." During the 100 meter heat final, Zohri, who ran in an outside lane, finished...