Hua Wilfried Koffi wins Universiade 200m gold in Gwanju


Côte d’Ivoire’s Serge Hua Wilfried Koffi won the men’s 200m gold medal at the 28th Summer Universiade – World University Games in Gwanju, South Korea on Friday.

, a PhD student at the Shanghai University of Sport in China, stormed through the race in a season’s best time of 20.41 seconds ahead of US’s Bryce Robinson, who claimed the silver medal in 20.51, and Turkey’s Ramil Guliyev, who picked the bronze medal in 20.59 seconds.

South Africa’s improved his time from 20.71 to 20.68 seconds to finish just outside the medals in fourth.

The 27-year-old Hua Wilfried Koffi is the reigning double African sprints champion from , Morocco last year.

Another South African, , won the women’s 400m in a lifetime best time of 51.27 seconds.