Posted: Friday, July 30, 2021. 12:53 pm CST.
By Rubén Morales Iglesias: Belize’s first participation in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics is on tonight.
Shaun Gill is competing in the first preliminary heat in the 100m at 8:35pm on Friday, July 30, (11:35 am Saturday, July 31 Japan) at the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo.
Gill is going to be running in the first of three preliminary heats.
Gill’s best time is 10.57 seconds. His best time this year is 10.76.
Jamaican Usain Bolt holds both World (9.58) and Olympic (9.63) records in the 100m.
Should Gill qualify to the next round, he will run again later in the day, which would be at 4:45 am, Saturday, July 31 (7:45 pm Japan time) or after depending on the heat.
Belize’s other participant in Athletics, Samantha Dirks, runs the 400m as 6:45 pm on Monday, August 2, at 6:45 pm (Tuesday, August 3, 9:45 am, Japan). The starting lists have not been published yet but there will be six heats which start between 6:45-7:25 pm.
In canoeing, Amado Cruz will compete in two canoeing events.
His first event is Sunday, August 1, in the K1 1,000m (Heat 4) at 7:45 pm (Monday, August 2, at 10:45 am Japan) against four other competitors.
27 athletes are participating in five heats.
His second event, the K1 200m (Heat 5), is scheduled for Tuesday, August 3 at 6:58 pm (Wednesday, August 4, 9:58 am Japan) against four other competitors.
25 athletes are participating in five heats.
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