Su Bingtian holds China's national flag after competing in the men's 100-meter final at the Tokyo Olympics at the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo, Japan, August 1, 2021. /CFP
Chinese sprinter Su Bingtian ran a time of 9.98 seconds to finish sixth in the men's 100-meter final at the Tokyo Olympics on Sunday.
Marcell Jacobs of Italy won the gold medal with a time of 9.80 seconds, followed by Fred Kerley of the U.S. (9.84 seconds) and Canada's Andre De Grasse (9.89 seconds).
Zharnel Hughes of Britain was disqualified due to a false start. Enoch Adegoke did not finish the race because of injury.
Lamont Marcell Jacobs of Italy celebrates after winning the men's 100-meter final at the Tokyo Olympics in Tokyo, Japan, August 1, 2021. /CFP
Though Su did not reach the podium, he made history as the first Chinese athlete to reach the men's 100m final at the Olympics.
He set a new personal record in the semifinals with a time of 9.83 seconds, which was also the fastest time in his group.
The last Chinese track and field athlete to make history at the Olympics was Liu Xiang, who won the men's 110m gold medal in Athens in 2004.
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