KINGSTON, Jamaica (March 29) – Bouwahjgie Nkrumie, the talented Jamaican sprinter, has expressed confidence in his ability to run a sub-10 seconds in the Boys Class One 100-meter race at the ongoing Champs 2023 at the National Stadium. Nkrumie, who entered the championships as the favorite to win the 100m race, clocked 10.51 seconds in a slight -1.0 m/s headwind on Tuesday evening, and believes that running sub-10 seconds is possible.
Rising sprint star Bouwahjgie Nkrumie confident of sub-10 second run at Champs 2023
The Kingston College (KC) captain is not ruling out the possibility of achieving a record-breaking feat at the championships, stating that he is focused on progression and taking it one step at a time. “If you don’t feel that way, then you must get a check-up (see the doctor). Read more: Day 2: Jamaica High School Boys and Girls Champs 2023 event guide and how to watch
“It doesn’t has to happen, but it’s possible. If I don’t run it, I’m not going to feel anyway (disappointed), the season is long. I’m just working on progression because something is not an easy task,” Nkrumie added.
Nkrumie, who owns a personal best of 10.02 seconds, set when winning a silver medal at the World Athletics U20 Championships in Cali last August, has already posted times of 10.19 and 10.18 seconds this season. He looks to be in much better shape than when he set his personal best last year, which has many people expecting great things from the young athlete.
The Class One boys’ 100m final takes place on Wednesday night, and Nkrumie will be hoping for a smooth navigation through the semis earlier in the day before attacking the record in the final at 8:55 p.m. CT.
While he acknowledges the difficulty of achieving such a milestone, the talented sprinter remains optimistic and ready to deliver a stellar performance.