canada africa partner reservation Christopher Morales Williams breaks the Canadian record in the men’s 400 meters

Christopher Morales Williams breaks the Canadian record in the men’s 400 meters

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Saturday sprinter Christopher Morales Williams set a new Canadian record of 44.05 seconds in the men’s 400-meter race at the SEC outdoor tack and field championships in Gainesville, Florida.

The Ontario sprinter, who races for the University of Georgia, exceeded the standard Tyler Christopher (44.44) from 2005, continuing his year of remarkable victories. In February he set the world indoor record for the 400 meters (although his result was ineligible due to a problem with the starting block). Then in March he became the first Canadian man to win the NCAA indoor 400m title. In an interview with Canadian running Around the time of these victories, Morales Williams, an Olympic champion, declared that he was “confident” he could reach the Olympic 400-meter final later this summer. Adding yesterday’s victory to his already impressive resume, there is no doubt that he will be one to watch in Paris.

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Christopher Morales Williams competes for the University of Georgia at the 2024 NCAA Indoor Championships. Photo: Kevin Morris

He shares the same coach as Canada’s most decorated track and field Olympian, André De Grasse. Morales Williams is in good hands with him Tony Sharp from Toronto’s Speed ​​Academy, and Smith Gilbertwho guided De Grasse during his NCAA career at the University of Southern California.

Paris 2024 will be Morales Williams’ first Olympic Games as an individual athlete. He had raced for Team Canada earlier this month as part of the World Athletic Relays, although the men’s 4×400 relay failed to qualify for the Olympics at that event.