The rising teenage star of Japanese sprinting and 2015 world U18 100m and 200m champion, who this past season improved his personal bests to 10.05 and 20.32, talks about the difficulty of overcoming a lack of training facilities during his high school years.
Double world U18 champion Hakim Sani Brown won the 100m and 200m at the 101st Japanese Championships, which concluded on Sunday (25) at the Yanmar Stadium Nagai in Osaka.
Ahead of the forthcoming IAAF World U18 Championships Nairobi 2017, we focus on the memories of athletes who have competed in past editions of the event. In the latest in our series, we catch up Japan’s Hakim Sani Brown, who stormed to the 100m-200m sprint double at the 2015 edition in Cali, Colombia.
The Seiko Golden Grand Prix in Kawasaki will feature two world champions in the shape of Canada's Shawn Barber in the pole vault and USA's Tianna Bartoletta in the long jump, as well as a number of medallists from the IAAF World Indoor Championships Portland 2016 at the third IAAF World Challenge meeting of 2016 on Sunday (8).
At the Golden Grand Prix next month, Japan’s two most prodigious sprinters will face each other for the first time as Yoshihide Kiryu and Abdul Hakim Sani Brown compete over 100m at the IAAF World Challenge meeting in Kawasaki on 8 May.
Abdul Hakim Sani Brown was named as the 2015 IAAF Rising Star of the Year on Thursday (26) after his 100m and 200m victories at the IAAF World Youth Championships Cali 2015 and the 16-year-old Japanese sprint prodigy has now set his sights on a similar feat at next summer’s IAAF World Junior Championships.
A world record-holder and a recent global champion are among the athletes named on Japan’s team for the IAAF World Championships, Beijing 2015.
With another championship record, another world youth best and her second gold medal of the week, Candace Hill cemented her status as the star of the IAAF World Youth Championships, Cali 2015 which concluded after five days of thrilling competition on Sunday (19).
Just 15 minutes after Candace Hill completed the girls’ 100m and 200m double, Abdul Hakim Sani Brown matched the feat at the IAAF World Championships, Cali 2015 with a breath-taking performance of almost equal magnitude on Sunday afternoon (19).
It is perhaps with a hint of irony that Abdul Hakim Sani Brown cites sleeping as one of his favourite hobbies.
An impressive championship record of 10.28 in the boys’ 100m by Japan’s Abdul Hakim Sani Brown capped an entertaining opening day of the IAAF World Youth Championships, Cali 2015 on Wednesday (15).
Hands up who thinks Abdul Hakim Sani Brown has a cool name? Well, at the Pascual Guerrero Stadium on Wednesday night (15), the Japanese proved he is one heck of sprinter too, by striking gold at the IAAF World Youth Championships, Cali 2015 in a boys' 100m championship record time of 10.28 to announce himself as a star of the future.