Jamaica might have another reign of dominance in its future in Brianna Lyston.
The catch? She’s only 12 years old.
Lyston is being called the next Usain Bolt after he blazingly fast finish at the Class 4 200m, which she finished in record time.
Lyston finished with a record time of 23.72 seconds, and finished with a gulf between herself and the rest of the field.
What is more incredible is the comparison between Lyston’s time and the all-time legends who have run the same race. She finished only 2.38 seconds short of breaking the all-time women’s record for the event, set by Florence Griffith-Joyner at the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul, South Korea.
Already chomping at the heels of the legends of the sport, Lyston’s ceiling is so high, it’s scary. Her gold medal performance at the Boys and Girls Final in Kingston, Jamaica is probably only the beginning for what could one day be the face of the sport.
— Team Jamaica (@TeamJA876) April 1, 2017