TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--New national records were set on Monday in the men's 100-meter sprint and the 110m hurdles at this year's National Intercollegiate Athletic Games being held at National Taiwan University.
Hank Yang (楊俊瀚), dubbed the fastest man in Taiwan, clocked a time of 10.22 seconds in the men's 100-meter sprint, smashing the national record of 10.28 seconds set by Yi Wei-chen (易緯鎮) in 2012.
Yang from National Taiwan University of Sport was awarded a cash prize of NT$60,000 (US$1,990) by the Chinese Taipei Athletics Association for breaking the record.
The world record in the event is 9.58 seconds, set by Usain Bolt of Jamaica in 2009.
The new record in 110m hurdles was set by Yang Wei-ting (楊尉廷) from National Taiwan Normal University with 13.57 seconds, breaking the previous record of 13.61 seconds he set in June 2016.
Yang received a cash prize of NT$50,000 for the feat.
The 110 hurdles world record is currently 12.80 seconds, set by Aries Merritt of the United States in September 2012.