Erriyon Knighton Smashes Usain Bolt's 200m U18 World Record

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American sprint phenom, Erriyon Knighton broke Usain Bolt's U18 200m World best on Monday night at the American Track League in Jacksonville, Florida.

The 17-year-old high school junior from Tampa, in the final straight, ran down the former 60m dash World indoor champion Trayvon Bromell to win the men's 200m with an incredible 22.11 (w+1.6m/s).

The previous World U18 200-meter World best was held by legendary Usain Bolt, who ran at 20.13 back in 2003.

Just one year ago, Knighton also broke Bolt's U16 World best in the 200m with 20.33.

See complete meet results here

Men's 200m results wind +1.6m/s

1Erriyon KnightonUSA20.11
2Trayvon BromellUSA20.20
3Zharnel HughesGBR20.30
4Brandon CarnesUSA20.61
5Adam GemiliGBR20.69
6Brendon RodneyCanada20.78
7Jahnoy ThompsonJamaica21.25
--Kyle GreauxTrinidad--
DNSDivine OduduruNigeria--
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