Young Jamaican Sprinter Is Smashing Records And Being Compared To Usain Bolt (more pics)Jamaica looks to have another top sprinter, following in the very quick footsteps of Usain Bolt after a female runner set a record time at the 2017 Boys and Girls Championships.
Brianna Lyston won the 200m race with a time of 23.72 seconds, eclipsing the previous girls’ Class Four record of 24.21, set in 2015 by Joanne Reid.
In fact, Brianna was almost within two seconds of the senior world record set by Florence Griffith-Joyner at the Seoul Olympics in 1988. Oh, and I did I mention that she’s only 12? Well, she is.
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Not content with smashing the 200m, Brianna also went ahead and won the 100m under-13 final with an impressive time of 11.86 – it took me longer than that just to type that sentence.
Have a look at this and tell me she’s not some sort of superhero:
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Despite being so young, Brianna is already being compared to Olympic gold-medal collector Usain Bolt, and it’s not hard to see why. Aged just 10, she won the 300m race at the Caribbean Union Teachers Championships in Trinidad and Tobago, with a time of 42.41 seconds; over one second quicker than the winner of the boys’ race.
I’m sure we’ll be seeing plenty of Brianna in future Olympic games.