Chinese sprinter Su Bingtian won the men's 60 meter in 6.59 seconds during his season debut at the World Athletics Indoor Tour 2023 Gothenburg Games on Thursday.
Su, 33, is the current holder of both 60 meter and 100 meter Asian records.
Despite missing out on a medal at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, Su broke the men's 100 meter Asian record in 9.83 seconds during the semifinals on August 1, 2021.
When meeting with individuals and groups from the Chinese Olympic delegation for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games in Xi'an, capital city of Northwest China's Shaanxi Province, on September 15, 2021, President Xi Jinping recognized Su at first sight.
"Although you did not take the medal, the value is not inferior to a gold medal, you broke the Asian 100 meter record," Xi said.
"It's both a matter of spirit and a matter of science. Scientific training can improve your 100-meter performance and keep you in good condition for a long time," Xi added.