Toppa Top 10: Ten Caribbean Athletes at the Summer Olympics

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May 31, 2012

5. Kirani James (Grenada, Sprinter, 200 and 400 meters)

At the young age of 14, Kirani James ran the fastest 400 meters ever in his age group. He broke the record again at 15 and has since continued success, winning gold and silver medals at the CARIFTA and Commonwealth games,ย becoming the youngest-ever sprinter to win a senior individual global title, at last year’s IAAF World Championships in Daegu, South Korea. “The Jaguar” now has the third fastest indoor time ever and a full scholarship to University of Alabama. Already being compared to Usain Bolt, James remains humble, recently commenting, “Usain is special in his own way, but I just want to be Kirani James from Grenada.” We look forward to his performance this summer.