By James K. Attaglo Wilson
Ghanaian born Abdul Hakim Sani Brown has been included in the fifty-five  athletes-team that will be competing for Japan in the IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019.
Born to a Ghanaian father and a Japanese mother, Sani Brown shot to prominence in 2015 when he won gold in the men’s 100m finals at the World Youth Championships with a time of 10.28 seconds.
Sani  has already qualified for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games running 9.99 seconds on May 12, 2019
Team Japan also includes Yusuke Suzuki, the world record-holder in the 20km race walk who will be making his championship 50km debut in Doha, and Toshikazu Yamanishi, the world leader in the 20km race walk.
The IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019 will be held from 27 September until 6 October.
Below is the full list of the Japanese team for Doha 2019;
100m: Yoshihide Kiryu, Yuki Koike, Hakim Sani Brown
200m: Yuki Koike, Kirara Shiraishi, Jun Yamashita
400m: Julian Walsh
Marathon: Yuki Kawauchi, Kohei Mutaoka, Hiroki Yamagishi
110m hurdles: Shunsuke Izumiya, Taio Kanai, Shunno Takayama
400m hurdles: Takatoshi Abe, Masaki Toyoda
High jump: Takashi Eto, Naoto Tobe
Pole vault: Masaki Ejima, Daichi Sawano, Seito Yamamoto
Long jump: Yuki Hashioka, Shotaro Shiroyama, Hibiki Tsuha
20km race walk: Koki Ikeda, Eiki Takahashi, Toshikazu Yamanishi
50km race walk: Hayato Katsuki, Tomohiro Noda, Yusuke Suzuki
4x100m: Aska Cambridge, Yoshihide Kiryu, Yuki Koike, Hakim Sani Brown, Kirara Shiraishi, Shuhei Tada, Jun Yamashita
4x400m and mixed 4x400m: Shota Iizuka, Yoshinobu Imoto, Rikuya Ito, Mitsuki Kawauchi, Kentaro Sato, Tomoya Tamura, Kota Wakabayashi, Julian Walsh.
5000m: Tomoka Kimura, Rina Nabeshima, Nozomi Tanaka
10,000m: Rina Nabeshima, Hitomi Niiya, Minami Yamanouchi
Marathon: Ayano Ikemitsu, Madoka Nakano, Mizuki Tanimoto
100m hurdles: Ayako Kimura, Asuka Terada
Javelin: Haruka Kitaguchi, Yuka Sato
20km race walk: Nanako Fujii, Kumiko Okada
50km race walk: Masumi Fuchise
Mixed 4x400m: Seika Aoyama, Nanako Matsumoto, Saki Takashima