China's Xie Zhenye breaks Asian men's 200m record in London, Xie Wenjun wins 110m hurdles title

Xinhua | Updated: 2019-07-22 07:35
China's Xie Zhenye celebrates winning the Men's 200m race in London, Britain, on July 21, 2019. [Photo/Agencies]

LONDON -- China's Xie Zhenye broke the Asian men's 200 meters record as he won the title at the IAAF Diamond League here on Sunday.

Xie, who won the event at the same stadium last year in the World Cup, fought back from fifth off the bend to take an impressive win in 19.88 to smash the Asian record by 0.09 and improve his personal best by 0.18 seconds.

The 25-year-old Xie, who has clocked 9.97 seconds in the 100m, beat local hero Miguel Francis, who finished second in 19.97.

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