5 Things To Know About the 12-Year-Old Athlete Everyone Is Talking About
The preteen came in with a time of 23.72 seconds in the final of the Boys and Girls Championship in Kingston, Jamaica, on Saturday, which was almost a full second before her closest rival in the race and only two seconds slower than the senior-level world record, which was set at the 1988 Olympic Games.
In a clip from the heat, Brianna totally pulls away from the competition, drawing comparisons to Jamaica’s Olympic superstar Usain Bolt with her record-breaking speed.
So what else should we know about this talented preteen who is sure to make a name for herself in the running world? The St. Catherine’s student has been winning races since the age of 10, when she finished in 42.41 seconds in a 300-meter sprint at the Caribbean Union Teachers Championships in Trinidad and Tobago. The time was over one second faster than the boys’ winner of the same meet.
According to her Facebook page, Brianna is a Fifth Harmony fan who is partial to Snapchat’s flower crown filter (who isn’t?) and seems to be pretty skilled at photo editing.
We’ll see you at the Olympics, Bri!