Erriyon Knighton becomes the 4th fastest man in history over 200m with 19.49

The times are going crazy at the start of the outdoor season, and this Saturday confirmed it once again. The sensation came from the meeting organized in Louisiana by LSU, in Baton-Rouge, where the 18-year-old American prodigy, Erriyon Knighton, ran his 200 m in 19”49 (+1.4 m/s), well ahead of Joseph Fahnbulleh (19”92) and Dorian Camel (20”00). It’s a new junior world record, and obviously the best world performance of the year.

This slender athlete (1.91 m, 77 kg), first passed through American football in high school, has therefore progressed again by leaps and bounds. Author of 10”04 over 100 m in mid-April, he has therefore just given a huge slap to the competition on the half-lap, of which he becomes the fourth best performer of all time. Only Usain Bolt (19”19), Yohan Blake (19”26) and Michael Johnson (19”32) went faster than Knighton.

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