Athletics: Marc Brian Louis sets new National U20 record for Men's 110m hurdles

Louis narrowly misses out on Final in World Athletics U20 Championships in Nairobi, Kenya

Image credit: Poh Seng Song / Singapore Athletics


Singapore hurdler Marc Brian Louis made the headlines again on Friday (Aug 20) after setting a new record for the Men's U20 110m hurdles event at the World Athletics U20 Championships in Nairobi, Kenya.


He qualified for the semi-finals with a time of 13.77 seconds in his heat, which is a new record for the Men's U20 110m hurdles, bettering the previous mark of 14.03 seconds that was held by Chong Wei Guan in 2018.

He narrowly missed out on a place in the final after finishing 11th out of a field of 16th competitors, finishing his semi-final race with 13.83 seconds, just shy of his qualifying heats timing.


Marc Brian Louis first made headlines in 2019 when he became Singapore’s first gold medallist at the Asian Youth Athletics championships, and subsequently snapped up the Team Singapore Athlete of the Month award for his achievements.


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