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World’s Fastest Boy, Jack Hale Wins The Australian All Schools 100m And 200m Titles In Emphatic Form

World’s Fastest Boy, Jack Hale Wins The Australian All Schools 100m And 200m Titles In Emphatic Form

16-year-old sprinting sensation, Jack Hale claimed gold in today’s U-18 200m event at the Australian All Schools Track and Field Championships in Adelaide . Hale crossed the finish line with a time of 21.29 seconds and a 0.1m/s tailwind.

By Javier Yap – @javiervanderyap

This victory comes a day after the schoolboy won gold in the under-18 100m event, with a time of 10.13 seconds. Hale’s time of 10.13 did not earn him a new national record as there was a tailwind of +3.4m/s, above the legal 2m/s, however it was enough to earn him a new meet record.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HKHR_YhAhcM

The schoolboy had already caught the world by storm earlier this year in September when he set the new national under-18 100m record of 10.42 seconds at a Hobart inter-school athletics carnival. Hale’s new record was 0.02 seconds faster than the previous record set 23 years ago.

He missed out on the opportunity of a triple gold as he had to pull out of the long jump event due to an injured heel.

Despite Hale’s impressive performances in the 100m and 200m sprint events, the teenager still considers long jump as one of his two main events.

“Long jump and the 100 are my main goal.”

Source: Fox Sports Australia

“I think long jump is my ambition, I really enjoy jumping and it’s a fun environment to be around.”

Source: News Limited

“I don’t think I’m going to do much in the 200m internationally just yet.”

Source: Fox Sports Australia

The youngster will be targeting two gold medals in the 100m and long jump events at the World Youth Championships in Colombia next year.  Following on, Hale will place the 2018 Commonwealth Games high on his agenda, before aiming for an appearance at the Olympics.

Australia’s Athletics sprint future looks promising with the discovery of Jack Hale, who only realised he could run 100m this year. Six of the seven finalists in the 100m event also ran under 10.5 seconds, with Hale and runner up, Rohan Browning running faster than any Australian senior or junior male this year.

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