Jamaican teen Nickecoy Bramwell breaks Usain Bolt under 17 400m record after 22 years

Usain Bolt’s long list of athletics records just got shorter thanks to Jamaican teenage sensation Nickecoy Bramwell.

The 16-year-old wunderkind stole the show at the Carifta Games in Grenada when he shattered the under-17 400m world record.

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Lining up in lane six, Bramwell burst out of the blocks and moved past Shavano Nixon from the Bahamas in lane seven before they even hit the back straight.

He kept the burners on as he stretched away from the field before hauling in Bermuda’s Aidan Moore before the home turn.

As the field entered the home straight it was Bramwell who was well clear of his fellow countrymen before he burst clear.

Bramwell scorched his way around the track, finishing in a time of 47.26 to claim the record by 0.07 seconds.

You can watch the record run in the video above

The young star spoke following the race and said he’d set his sights on the record last year and was ready to take the athletics world by storm.

“It’s a wonderful feeling to break the record. Since last summer, I have been eyeing the record,” Bramwell said.

“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. I’m looking forward to better things.”

Bramwell boasts personal bests of 10.94 in the 100m and 21.45 in the 200m and knows he has a long journey ahead before he can start snatching more Bolt records.

Bolt spoke after his longstanding record was snapped and said he hopes Bramwell and his personality can replicate what he previously brought to the sport.

“I think young athletes are coming up and I see a few personalities that are needed in sport, hopefully in the upcoming years it will change,” he said.

“After I left, it kind of went down because of who I was as a person, and how big my personality was. But I think over time it will be better.”

Bramwell’s record time is 4.23 seconds behind the 400m world record which was set by Wayde van Niekerk during the 2016 Rio Olympics.

His run saw him shatter Michael Johnson’s record which had stood since 1999.

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