33 in 200 and record
What an inexhaustible pool of sprinters the United States has. At the head of the present time comes Noah Lyles, but having seen in different stages Michael Johnson, Tyson Gay, Justin Gatlin ...it has certainly been a joy. But the fact is that the factory of young American stars in speed does not stop here.
At just 16 years old this Friday afternoon a boy by name has dazzled the world Erriyon Knighton who has run a 200 at the AAU National Junior Olympics in Florida. It has flown, sorry. He stopped the clock at 20:33, beating the National Record of the 15-16 age range that Tyrese Cooper had under his belt until now with 20:62 since 2016. “I feel great”, Knighton commented as soon as he finished the race with a smile from ear to ear. He is the fastest boy in his country, no wonder.
Tomorrow Saturday he will run the 100, where he is also called to achieve a great mark despite the fact that "the 200 is my main test, I am a boy of 200". Behind Erriyon were Isaiah Davis (21.68) and Kevar Williams (21.72). As you can see, far behind. Knighton's previous personal best was 20.89 that he achieved at the beginning of 2020. Just to say that in the next age group (17-18) the winner stopped the clock at 20.65…
Erriyon Knighton ran a wind legal U.S. No. 1 in 20.33 AND set a new 200m national record. Did we mention this is the 15-16-year-old age group? 😱🤯 He’s unbelievable! https://t.co/S1hmkVn34K pic.twitter.com/7BSI2IFKWw
- FloTrack (@FloTrack) August 7, 2020