A 17 year old British speedster by the name of Thomas Somer is being compared to Jamaica’s Usain ‘Lightning’ Bolt after an impressive 200 metre run.
The teen completed the 200 metre event at the 2014 World Junior Championships held in July in an impressive 20.37 seconds.
In 2003, a then 17 year old Bolt finished the 200 metre event at the Pan American Junior Athletics Champions in a record time of 20.13 seconds.
“I’m still trying to get my head around it, it’s all a bit weird,’ he said. ‘It’s such an accolade, it’s something amazing that I don’t think I’ll ever forget,” Somers told the Daily Mail
“The moment they told me about Bolt my face gleamed with joy and I said, ‘are you serious?’
“It’s unbelievable to be classed in the same bracket as the fastest man in the world. To say that I’m second on the all-time list to him is amazing.
“He’s definitely somebody I really look up to and appreciate everything he has done for the sport; the times he’s run, his technique” Somers told the Daily Mail.
Somers has high hopes of participating in the Rio Olympics in 2016.
In the world of track and field the difference between both times is quite substantial but this young man is definitely one to watch! Share your thoughts.