Nickecoy Bramwell wins at Carifta Games 2024

Nickecoy Bramwell powered to an impressive 47.27 seconds, breaking Usain Bolt’s long-standing boys’ 400-meter U17 record on Day 1 at the Carifta Games 2024 at Kirani James Stadium in St. George’s, Grenada, on Saturday, March 30.

Running from lane six, Bramwell started aggressively to overtake the competitors ahead of him. The 16-year-old Jamaican entered the home straight with a significant lead. With the record within reach and the clock in view, he powered home to shatter Bolt’s previous mark of 47.33 seconds, set in 2002.

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“It’s a wonderful feeling to know that I finally broke the record,” said Bramwell during an interview with Sportsmax. “I have been eyeing it since last summer and so it’s a great feeling that I could come out here and take it.”

Kemron Mathlyn of Grenada also delivered an outstanding performance, finishing strong to clock 47.96 seconds for the silver medal. The bronze went to Eagan Neely of the Bahamas in 48.16 seconds.

Boys 400 meter Dash Under 17:

  1. Nickecoy Bramwell (Jamaica), 16 years old, 47.27 R
  2. Kemron Mathlyn (Grenada), 16 years old, 47.96
  3. Eagan Neely (Bahamas), 15 years old, 48.16
  4. Paul Henry (Jamaica), 16 years old, 48.63
  5. Aidan Moore (Barbados), 15 years old, 49.35
  6. Kaidon Persaud (Guyana), 16 years old, 49.56
  7. Shavano Nixon (Bahamas), 15 years old, 49.94
  8. Shezlon Gordon (Trinidad and Tobago), 16 years old, 51.02

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