July 4, 1996 in Sports

Namibian Clocks 9.86

Compiled From Wire Services
 

Frankie Fredericks of Namibia won an Olympic caliber 100-meter race in 9.86 seconds, equaling the second-fastest of all-time, but Michael Johnson failed to gain a 400 world record at the Athletissima Grand Prix meet.

World champion Donovan Bailey of Canada ran second to Fredericks in 9.93, with Ato Boldon of Trinidad third in 9.94. American Leroy Burrell, the world record-holder at 9.85, was seventh in 10.05 with Dennis Mitchell, the American Olympic Trials winner, eighth and last.

Johnson ran 43.66 in the 400, falling short of Butch Reynolds’ world record of 43.29.


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