American wunderkind Quincy Wilson beats Usain Bolt's & Kirani James' records

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ATHLETICS American wunderkind Quincy Wilson beats Usain Bolt's & Kirani James' records

Abigael Wafula 11:28 - 30.03.2024

American youngster Quincy Wilson, 16, has beaten Usain Bolt's and Kirani James' records after his recent exploits in the 400m at the Bullis Track sophomore.

Youngster Quincy Wilson has made history by surpassing the likes of the fastest man in the world Usain Bolt and former Olympic champion Kirani James’ records in the 400m.

Wilson, the 16-year-old, was in a class of his own as he obliterated a strong field to win the 400m at the Bullis Track sophomore where he was opening his outdoor season.

He clocked an impressive Personal Best time of 45.19 to win the race, beating the times that Bolt and James had clocked when they were the same age. At 16, Bolt had a personal best time of 45.35 while James had a Personal Best time of 45.24.

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The American was off to a great start in the 2024 season, winning the 3000m short track at the Ocean Breeze Elite Invitational. He then proceeded to the 400m race at the New Balance Nationals Indoors where he won the race.

He also won the 500m short track at the Virginia Showcase and then proceeded to win the 600m at the Millrose Games. In the 4x200m short track relay at the Millrose Games, Wilson finished second.

At the New Balance Nationals Indoors, Wilson also managed to finish an impressive first place in the 4x400m relay short track.

The youngster is now on fire as he opened his outdoor season and he is not stopping at anything. He started off with a record-breaking spree and might be the next big thing when it comes to the 400m.