A crazy weekend for Noa Bibi. National record in the 100 m in 10.03 sec and first Mauritian to go under 20 sec in the 200 m with a time of 19.89 sec.
Twenty-four hours were enough for Noa Bibi to impose his mark on the record books of Mauritian athletics. A slamming 19.89 sec in the 200 m (wind +1.3m/s) on this Sunday, July 10, which makes him the first Mauritian to run the 200 m under the mythical bar of 20 seconds. In the process, he erased Stephan Buckland’s record (20.06 sec – 27 August 2003). This time allows him to occupy the tenth place in the world ranking.
The day before he broke his own national record in the 100m, going from 10.12 seconds to 10.03 seconds. A progression of 9 hundredths in the space of six days.
Where will Noa Bibi stop? His participation in the World Athletics Championships in Oregon, USA from July 15 to 24 promises. The 10-second bar in the 100m for the Mauritian prodigy could fall and a place in the semi-finals of the 200m seems quite feasible.