The next Usain Bolt? Jamaican 12-year-old girl 2 seconds from world record

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Dubbed the new Usain Bolt, a 12-year-old girl sprinter in Jamaica ran almost within two seconds of the 200m world record.

Brianna Lyston won the 200m at the 2017 Boys and Girls Championships over the weekend, finishing at 23.72 seconds.

The young athlete finished 0.88 seconds ahead of her nearest rival and 2.38 seconds behind the 21.34-second world record set by Florence Griffith-Joyner at the 1988 Olympics.

Bolt also won his first sprinting medal at the same event in 2001 when he took silver with a time of 22.04 seconds, however he was two year Lyston’s senior at the time.

Lyston became the first-ever under-13s athlete to run a sub-24-second time at the Champs.

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