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A 16-Year-Old Has Broken Usain Bolt’s 22-Year-Old Record

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Nickecoy Bramwell has set a new championship record. The 16-year-old Jamaican beat fellow countryman Usain Bolt’s record time by 0.07 seconds.

Recently, 16-year-old Nickecoy Bramwell competed in the 51st edition of the Carifta Games. At the National Stadium in Grenada, the young Jamaican ran the 400 meters in a time of 47.26, which is the fastest time ever in the championship, at least among athletes under 17 years old.

“Ever since last summer, I’ve had my eye on the record, so it feels fantastic to come here and set it,” says Bramwell, according to The Sun.

The old record was set by Usain Bolt in 2002. Now, it has been beaten – after 22 years.

Nickecoy Bramwell won gold in the U17 distance at last year’s edition of the Carifta Games and was a favorite for the gold medal again this year, despite suffering from several minor injuries, including a problem with his hamstring.

However, Bramwell was not stopped; he managed both to defend his title and to claim a championship record.

“I just let go of the thoughts of the injury and focused on the record,” says Bramwell.

He was almost a second ahead of the runner-up, Kemron Mathlyn, who sprinted in at a time of 47.96, while third place went to Eagan Neely with a time of 48.16.

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