The Tokyo Olympics, which has been postponed for one year, will officially begin next month. All countries are intensively finalizing the official list of competitions. This time the US Track and Field Team has a surprise. A 17-year-old young man from Florida, Erriyon Knighton, In the 200-meter sprint test, he officially qualified as a member of the U.S. Olympic team in 19.84 seconds. At the same time, this data broke the global 200-meter record for under 18 and under 20. Even the “Jamaica Lightning” Usain Bolt The 200-meter sprints under the age of 18 and under the age of 20 only reached 20.13 seconds and 19.93 seconds.
Although compared to the current peak of Usain Bolt at 19.19 seconds, Erriyon Knighton still has a way to catch up, but there is no doubt that we are witnessing the birth of a new track star. The selection of Erriyon Knighton to the U.S. Olympic team is also the youngest U.S. track and field player after Jim Ryun in 1968. Interested readers may wish to pay more attention.
Can we appreciate how insanely fast this 200m final was….
19.74 – Noah Lyles
19.78 – Kenny Bednarek
19.84 – Erriyon Knighton
19.90 – Fred Kerleypic.twitter.com/p2w9RGyQCd
— Travis Miller (@TravisMillerFlo) June 28, 2021
? NBC / https://t.co/X4DjdJu4po pic.twitter.com/336j9Tgtsa
— #TokyoOlympics (@NBCOlympics) June 27, 2021
-Grant Holloway 12.81 110m hurdles (#2 all-time)
-Rai Benjamin 46.83 400m hurdles (#2 all-time)
-Gabby Thomas 21.61 200m (#3 all-time)
-Erriyon Knighton 19.88 200m world U20 record (oh, and he’s only 17)
Fairly confident that was the greatest day of sprinting I’ve seen in person
— Jonathan Gault (@jgault13) June 27, 2021
“Erriyon Knighton (17) will be the youngest American man to compete in track and field at the Olympics since Jim Ryun in the 1500 meter race in 1964.” ? https://t.co/o0nbw093JD
— Coach Joe Stokowski (@CoachStokowski) June 28, 2021
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