Athletes to watch: Abdul Hakim Sani Brown

DOHA, QATAR - SEPTEMBER 27: Mario Burke of Barbados and Abdul Hakim Sani Brown of Japan compete in the Men's 100 metres heats during day one of 17th IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019 at Khalifa International Stadium on September 27, 2019 in Doha, Qatar. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)
DOHA, QATAR - SEPTEMBER 27: Mario Burke of Barbados and Abdul Hakim Sani Brown of Japan compete in the Men's 100 metres heats during day one of 17th IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019 at Khalifa International Stadium on September 27, 2019 in Doha, Qatar. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)

While approximately 11,000 athletes will take part in the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, only a few of them will make it onto the podium. But how much do you know about these would-be champions? In this video series, we showcase the promising athletes who are set to shine in Tokyo less than a year from now. This week, meet 21-year-old Japanese sprinting sensation Abdul Hakim Sani Brown.

Basic info

  • Name: Abdul Hakim Sani Brown
  • Age: 21 (6 March 1999)
  • Nationality: Japan
  • Sport: 100m / 200m

Best achievements so far

  • Winner of the gold medal at the 100m event at the 2018 World Under-18 Championship, in a time of 10.28 seconds.
  • Winner of the gold medal at the 200m event at the 2018 World Under-18 Championship, in a time of 20.34 seconds.
  • Two-time winner of the Japanese National Championship, in both 100m and 200m.
  • Winner of the bronze medal at the 4x100m relay at the 2019 World Championships.

Quote to remember

Just running in front of my home crowd will make me... faster.

Abdul Hakim Sani Brown, Sprinter

Watch the video to know more about Abdul Hakim Sani Brown

Athletes to Watch - Tokyo 2020 | Abdul Hakim Sani Brown
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