Meet the 16-year-old Jamaican wunderkind who broke Usain Bolt's world record

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Meet the 16-year-old Jamaican wunderkind who broke Usain Bolt's world record

Abigael Wafula 10:30 - 10.04.2024

Some interesting facts about the 16-year-old Jamaican sprinter who shattered Usain Bolt's world record.

Jamaican youngster Nickecoy Bramwell has been making rounds on social media after shattering Usain Bolt’s world record in the Under-17 400m event.

The 16-year-old warmed the hearts of many who have been wondering where the youngster is from and how he managed to display such a run to claim top honours at his young age. He achieved the feat at the 51st Carifta Games and through that, he managed to carve his name into the annals of athletic history.

He clocked an impressive 47.27 in the under-17 boys 400m event at the Kirani James Athletics Stadium in Grenada and didn’t just break the record but ignited the track and field world with the realization that a new star was rising.

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Going into the event, the Jamaican was an underdog since he was just coming out of a hamstring injury that threatened his chances of shattering the record. However, Bramwell showcased his determination and focus to achieve the feat that he had been eyeing for a long time.

"It’s a wonderful feeling knowing that I finally broke the record. I’ve been eyeing it since last summer, so it’s a great feeling that I could come here and achieve it. I just took my mind off [the injury] and put my mind on the record. That’s all. As easy as that," Bramwell said.

Meanwhile, Bramwell is also still a student at Calabar High in Kingston, and he has now set the record and will be keen to follow in the steps of greatness.

The youngster is not only good in the 400m but also has great times in the 100m and 200m and has already set Personal Best times over the distance. In the 200m, he has a PB time of 21.45 and in the 100m, he has a PB time of 10.94.

The youngster also managed to win the 100m and 400m gold medals at the Class 2 McKenley/Wint Invitational Meet finals. He also emerged as a champion in the 400m at the Youngster Goldsmith National Athletic Classic and the ISSA/Grace Kennedy Boys and Girls Championship.