Aussie young gun Rohan Browning shocked the athletics world at the Olympics on Saturday night after winning his 100m heat with a personal best time.
Browning clocked an incredible time of 10.01 seconds on Saturday night to move into second spot on the Australian all-time list.
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The only Aussie sprinter to have gone faster is Patrick Johnson, who ran 9.93 back in 2003.
Browning burst out of the blocks in lane one and never looked like being beaten.
The 23-year-old from Sydney left the likes of 2011 world champion Yohan Blake from Jamaica trailing in his wake.
And vowing to go even faster, Browning is gunning for "finals and beyond".
"There's more to pull out of myself. I can definitely be pushed a bit more," Browning said after booking his place in the semi-final.
"It's the one thing I've probably been lacking on the Australian circuit. I've been patient this year.
"I've just been training and racing in Australia and I've been dying for a bit of world-class competition.
"It feels good to take a few scalps early on. I've wanted to get him (Blake) for a long time. All the world's best guys are on my hit-list.
"When you're in lane one, you don't get a personalised introduction and I was definitely trying to harness a bit of that underdog spirit today.
"I doubt any of these guys would have any idea who I am."
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Canada's Andre de Grasse topped the time sheets with 9.91, with Browning equal-fifth fastest qualifier for Sunday's semis.
And the Aussie upstart is putting no limits on what he can achieve if he gets through to the final late on Sunday evening.
"Without a doubt - finals and beyond," he said.
"There were a lot of media pundits writing up really well-meaning stories about how great it would be for me to make a final.
"But I've never been here to just to make the final.
"No matter what the bookies say, or the pundits or the punters, I hope there are a few more believers tonight.
"I'm taking it round by round but hopefully I've put a few people on notice now."
No Australian man has qualified for an Olympic 100m final since Hec Hogan won bronze in Melbourne in 1956.
There was a huge scare for pre-race favourite Trayvon Bromell from the US, with the man tipped to take up Usain Bolt's mantle only scraping into the semis after finishing fourth in his heat in 10.05.
— Nat Edwards (@Nat_Edwards) July 31, 2021
— Dylan Alcott (@DylanAlcott) July 31, 2021
Rohan Browning. Holy hell, that’s an inspiring run!
Bruce is right - Dare to dream, Australia! 🇦🇺 #Tokyo2020
— Sam Tugwell (@samtugwell_15) July 31, 2021
— Lis Davies (@lisdavies) July 31, 2021
Superlatives @Rohan_Browning 100m 10.01 (0.8)
▪️PB by 0.04 sec
▪️6th fastest in heats
▪️#2 🇦🇺all-time, passes @mattshirvington
▪️Only 1🇦🇺, once, has run quicker – Patrick Johnson - 🇦🇺 record
▪️First 🇦🇺 semi-finalists since Shirvo 2000
▪️2nd 🇦🇺semi-finalists since 1964 – 57 yrs pic.twitter.com/4bT4FXxfgg
— David Tarbotton (@David_Tarbotton) July 31, 2021
ROHAN BROWNING YOU SUPERSTAR! 💛💚
Browning just ran 10.01 in the 100m heat, the fastest ever run from an Australian sprinter!
He just beat Yohan Blake the joint-second fastest 100m sprinter ever!
📸 - Channel 7
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— ABC SPORT (@abcsport) July 31, 2021
He pulled their pants down. You could nearly see the moment when the penny dropped with the next three runners. All of a sudden first three home was no guarantee.
— Kevin Spencer (@kevinspencer62) July 31, 2021
What a sprint! 🚀
— Olympics (@Olympics) July 31, 2021
— BonyMichu (@ShapirobBen) July 31, 2021
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