Athletics: Kiwi teen Eddie Osei-Nketia wins 100m run at Australian Athletics Championships

Kiwi teenage sensation Eddie Osei-Nketia has become Australia's fastest man after winning the men's 100m title at the Australian Athletics Championships in Sydney.

The 17-year-old from Scots College won the final with a time of 10.24s to take first place in the senior men's division, adding to his New Zealand title won in Christchurch last month.

Osei-Nketia is the son of New Zealand 100m record holder Gus Nketia, who posted a blistering time of 10.11 seconds at the 1994 Commonwealth Games.

The Canberra-raised speedster came agonisingly close to beating his father's record in the semi-finals with a time of 10.19s - just 0.08s off his dad's record.

Osei-Nketia admitted he was stunned to win the race, beating out local favourite Rohan Browning.

"I couldn't believe it myself," he said.

"Last month when my dad entered me in the opens I was kind of scared due to the big names, but my dad told me to concentrate on my own race - and that's what I did."

Osei-Nketia was born in Auckland before spending time in Canberra, but he's since returned to New Zealand on a scholarship at Scots College.


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