Jamaican athlete Nickecoy Bramwell beats Usain Bolts record

In a moment that reverberated throughout the regional track and field community, 16-year-old Nickecoy Bramwell made history on the first day of the 51st Carifta Games in St. George’s, Grenada. The Jamaican prodigy shattered Usain Bolt’s long-standing boys’ 400-meter U17 record at the prestigious event on Saturday, March 30.

Despite grappling with hamstring injuries in the lead-up to the competition, Bramwell displayed unwavering determination and focus. He refused to let the setbacks hinder his performance, stating, “I just took my mind off it and focused on the record.” This mindset proved to be instrumental in his record-breaking achievement.

In a thrilling race, Grenadian Kemron Mathlyn crossed the finish line in second place with a time of 47.96 seconds, while St. Lucian Eagan Neely secured the third spot in 48.16 seconds. However, it was Bramwell who stole the show, clinching the gold medal and surpassing Bolt’s record of 47.33 seconds, which had stood unchallenged since 2002.

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