Swiss sprinter of Jamaican origin Alex Wilson set a European record in the 100-meter run at a meeting in Atlanta. Shortly before the start of the Olympic Games, the time was 9.84 seconds, which surpassed the previous two record holders by two hundredths, the Portuguese Francis Obikwelu and the Frenchman Jimmy Vicaut.
Thirty-year-old Wilson, a native of Kingston, ran a hundred with ideal wind support of 1.9 m / s. He improved his personal record in Atlanta and in the 200th race, with a time of 19.89 he broke it by nine hundredths. He will also perform on both tracks at the Tokyo Olympics.
A Nigerian native with a Portuguese passport, Obikwel ran a hundred for 9.86 at the Athens Olympics in 2004. Vicaut then equalized his time twice: in 2015 at the Diamond League in Paris and a year later at a meeting in Montreuil.