Ghanaian sprint prospect, Emmanuel Dasor broke the 23-year-old national 400m indoor record after running a personal best 46.21s to qualify for the 2016 IAAF World Indoor Champion-ships.
Dasor’s new time recorded at the C-USA Indoor Track & Field Championships at Birmingham on February 25, 2016 erases the old national record of 46.60s set by Solomon Amegatcher in 1993.
A student of the Western Kentucky University, the 200m and 400m athlete Dasor won the Section 1 Finals at the meet ahead of Jurmarcus Shelving, who run 47.60 and Carnell Horn, who came third in 48.21s.
This continues a stellar season for the Ghanaian who started off his 2016 season by running the third fastest 60m time by Ghanaian male sprinter in nine years after clocking 6.68s.
Last month, the U.S.A based athlete told www.liquidsportsghana.com that he will be running a lot more short sprints this season to improve his performances in his favourite 200m and 400m.
His hard work is paying off with his qualification to the IAAF World Indoors.
In July 2015, Emmanuel Dasor led the men’s 4x400m relay team to break a 23-year old national record in a time of 3:04.72 at the Warri Relays, Nigeria.
The new mark was an improvement over the 3:05.2 set on June 13, 1992 in Accra by the quartet of Henry Hagan, Timothy Hesse, S. Boateng and Solomon Amegatcher.
Alongside Daniel Gyasi, George Effah and Kwadwo Acheampong, Dasor run an inspired last leg as Ghana came from behind to beat Nigeria to first place.