A versatile athlete named Erriyon Knighton who belonged to Florida is garnering gigantic attention nowadays. He is breaking the Internet nowadays and getting famed. He started earning fame after he arrived in some races including under-18 and under-20 200m wherein he finished up registering records. As of now, he is generating immense buzz all over and getting praised for being incredibly fast. After he made some renowned records he is in the talk hearing that the young athlete is going to break the records of some of the profound athletes. Get more information on who is Erriyon Knighton and other details.
He rose to fame after winning some races and registering records in them. The sprinter become the talk of the town nowadays as the netizens are saying that Knighton will break the record of another racing legend Usain Bolt in some the upcoming days. Well, on 30th April Knighton turned 18 years old and at such a young age he is holding the title of the fourth-fastest 200-meter runner in the history of sprinters. He recently joined the position of Usain Bolt, who is standing in the foremost position on the list.
Who Is Erriyon Knighton?
Well, Usain Bolt doesn’t need any kind of introduction as the globally famous athlete has registered numerous records throughout his career so far. He conquered Gold Medal 8 consecutive times in Olympics for Jamaica. In the month of August 2009, he registered a record at the Berlin World Championships by finishing the race within 19.19 seconds. He amazed all the people even the organizers by registering the record and from then he is unstoppable so far. At the time when Bolt made the record, he competitor named Yohan Blake took the position of runner-up.
If we discuss more Erriyon Knighton when was 14 years old wasn’t interested to become an athlete. He made some revelations during an exclusive interview with BBC wherein he said that he didn’t even know what 100m was and I wouldn’t have known. Along with that he also said that he didn’t have the foggiest idea about the track and all other sprinter things.
He used to be a football player but his interest got changed when his coach timed him running over 200m in his freshman year when he was just 15 years old. But now he is getting prepared to enter the World Athletics Championship going to be held in Eugene, Oregon in July 2022. Stay tuned with Social Telecast for more information and the latest updates.