17-Year-Old Olympian Erriyon Knighton Has Already Broken 2 Usain Bolt Records: Read More About the Sprinter
At just 17 years old, Erriyon Knighton is already a rising track star. The high school student-turned-pro-athlete is setting records on the track, quickly being seen as a fierce competitor to longstanding favorites like 200m world champion Noah Lyles.
Knighton's high school coach Jonathan Terry has told press, according to the New York Post, "[Knighton] has so much untapped talent. We haven't even touched the surface yet." While he's fast on the track, Knighton describes himself as someone who's chill "like a normal person" and that he someday wants to pursue a career in medicine. As Knighton competes at his fist Olympics keep reading to get to know the high school junior.