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Usain Bolt’s 22-year world record broken

Nickecoy Bramwell, a teenager has broken the world record set by Usain Bolt 22 years ago by booking his name in world’s history record in the Under-17 400m event.

The Jamaican has shattered the eight-time Olympic gold medallist’s time by 0.07 seconds

22 years ago, Bolt set a time of 47.33 seconds in the event, which had stood as the record until now.

At just 16 years old, Bramwell is the new U17 record holder having come home in 47.26 seconds.

It was at the 51st Carifta Games at the Kirani James Athletic Stadium in Grenada that the teenager etched his name into the history books.

With much concerns about Bramwell fitness which he had come into the race with, he was able to put them to rest when he beat his nearest opponent by an impressive 0.7 seconds.

Reflecting on his outstanding achievement, Bramwell said: “It’s a wonderful feeling to break the record.”

“Since last summer, I have been eyeing the record.

“So it’s a great feeling I could come out here and get it.

“I just took my mind off it and focused on the record.”

Bramwell, who is still a student at Calabar High in Kingston, looks set to follow in the steps of greatness after breaking one of Bolt’s records.

In addition to Bolt’s Olympic medals, he holds 11 World Championship titles and remains a world-record holder in the 100m, 200m and the 4x100m relay.

Bolt is widely considered the greatest sprinter of all-time and the 400m distance was never his true speciality beyond youth level.

The 37-year-old, who retired in 2017, now spends most of his time with family and often appears in charitable events such as Soccer Aid.

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