Sport: 200m

Personal Best: 19.91

Current Team: Team Liberia

Birthday: September 11 2001

Tokyo, August 3— As expected, Joseph Fahnbulleh advances to the men’s 200m semifinals. He breezed through his heat with one of the faster times of the day, running a sharp 20.46 seconds. Fahnbulleh placed second in his lineup. All semifinalists have about nine hours to recoup and prepare for the next race, which will determine the Olympic finalists.

The anticipation is thick, since Fahnbulleh is a serious medal contender. The 19–year-old college student is fresh off of a successful athletic season and is the current men’s 200m NCAA Track and Field Champion. At the 2021 Championship, commentators compared Fahnbulleh’s remarkable 2.9 meters stride to world record holder Usain Bolt’s 2.69 average.

Liberia’s 2020 Team has already created several memorable moments which include its partnership with Liberian designer Telfar Clemens, its appearance in the 100m race, and its newly set national record in the women’s 100 meters hurdles. Fahnbulleh’s progression to the next round is just another moment to look forward to.

Watch Fahnbulleh in the semifinals. Live coverage in the US starts on Tuesday Aug 3 at 7:50 am EST and in Liberia it starts at 11:50am GMT.

Tues Aug 3 

11:05a – 11:53a JST*: Men’s 200m(Round One)

8:50p – 9:06p JST*: Men’s 200m(Semifinals)

Weds Aug 4

9:55p JST*:Men’s 200m(Finals)

*Please note Japan is 9 hours ahead of Liberian time & 13 hours ahead of US Eastern Time

MEN’S 200M Finals ( LANE 8) —Weds. Aug 4 @ 8:55p JST


Athlete Sport Country Lane Results Rank
Andre de GRASSE200mCAN619.621
Kenneth BEDNAREK200mUSA719.682
Noah LYLES200mUSA319.743
Erriyon KNIGHTON200mUSA519.934
Joseph FAHNBULLEH200mLBR819.985
Aaron BROWN200mCAN420.206
Rasheed DWYER200mJAM920.217
Jereem RICHARDS200mTTO220.398

MEN’S 200M Semifinals (HEAT 2, LANE 6) —Tues. Aug 3 @ 8:58p JST


Athlete Sport Country Lane Results Rank
Aaron BROWN200mCAN719.991
Joseph FAHNBULLEH200mLBR619.992
Noah LYLES200mUSA519.993
Yancarlos MARTINEZ200mDOM420.244
William REAIS200mSUI820.445
Clarence RSA MUNYAI200mRSA220.496
Robin VANDERBEMDEN200mBEL321.007

MEN’S 200M (HEAT 5, Lane 2) —Tues. Aug 3 @ 11:37a JST


Athlete Sport Country Lane Results Rank
Aaron BROWN200mCAN420.381
Joseph FAHNBULLEH200mLBR220.462
William REAIS200mSUI620.513
Serhiy SMELYK200mUKR720.534
Antonio INFANTINO200mITA520.905
Lucas VILAR200mBRA321.326
Muhd Noor Firdaus AR RASYID200mBRU821.837