Shortly before his participation in the Olympic Games in Tokyo, Basel’s Alex Wilson amazed with the fabulous time of 9.84 seconds over 100 meters.
Two weeks before his Olympic appearance, the Swiss sprinter Alex Wilson (30) created a sensation on Sunday – or better said: In a preparatory race for 100 meters in Atlanta (USA), he not only marked Swiss, but even with 9.84 seconds European record.
Wilson improved his national record by almost 24 hundredths with this term. The native Jamaican also improved the old continental best of Portuguese Francis Obikwelu and French Jimmy Vicaut (9.86 seconds). This is the second best time of the year worldwide, and if Wilson can repeat that in Tokyo, he is even one of the medal candidates.
Shortly thereafter, he went up: Wilson also undercut the Swiss record he held in the 200 meters by nine hundredths of a second at the athletics event in Atlanta and came in on 19.89 seconds. “I still can’t quite believe it, I’m speechless,” says the 30-year-old about theDaily indicator».
The new record of 9.84 seconds has yet to be homologated by European Athletics. Wilson flies back to Switzerland on Monday, and later in the week he flies to Tokyo. There he starts over 100 and 200 m.