Taftian fails to advance to 100m semis: Tokyo 2020

July 31, 2021 - 17:42

TEHRAN – Iran sprinter Hassan Taftian failed to progress to the semifinals of the men's 100m event at the Olympic Games.

He finished in fourth place with a time of 10.19 seconds.

South African sprinter Akani Simbine finished in first place with 10.08. Arthur Cisse gets Cote d’Ivoire a spot in 10.15, and Paulo Andre Camilo from Brazil in 10.17.

The sprinters had to overcome a nervy start to the race after a false start.

The semifinals and final are Sunday.

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