Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Olympics: Rice Lake (Wis.) Product Kenny Bednarek wins silver in men’s 200 meters, Joseph Fahnbuleh of Hopkins takes fifth

Rice Lake, Wisconsin, is located two hours northeast of St. Paul, where there is an Olympic medalist. The city of 8,500 people was going wild on Wednesday, with Kenny Bednarek winning silver in the men’s 200m dash at the Olympics in Tokyo.

Bednarek clocked a personal best of 19.68 seconds. The 2018 Rice Lake High School graduate finished just six-hundredths of a second behind Canadian gold medalist Andre de Grasse.

Hopkins 2019 grad Joseph Fahnbullah finished fifth with a time of 19.98 seconds. In this event for Florida, the defending NCAA champion Fanbullah was attempting to win Liberia’s first Olympic medal. And at 19, he’ll have more chances to do so.

Fahnbullah first trailed by a wide margin of 100 metres, but, as he is known to do, charged at the finish line to claim a top 5 finish at his first Olympic Games. It’s an incredible feat, but doesn’t quite meet the expectations of Fahnbuleh, a Minnesota high school state record holder in the 100 and 200 meters he set for himself before departing for Tokyo.

“It’s top three or bust,” he said pre-Olympics. “It’s top three or I haven’t done anything in the Olympics, period, and I’ll try again in Paris next time.”

Look out, Paris.

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