Local sprinter Rikkoi Brathwaite is currently ranked as the fastest indoor 60-metre senior male athlete in the world this season.
Brathwaite rocketed to the number-one spot after clocking a world-leading time 6.68 seconds in the event at the Gladstein Invitational in the US state of Indiana on Friday.
His time also breaks the Gladstein Invitational meet record of 6.69, President of the BVI Athletic Association (BVIAA) Steve Augustine said.
“Achievements like this cannot be overlooked. Though it’s very early in the season, he will forever be recorded as having the fastest indoor 60-metre run during the week of 10th December 2018,” Augustine told BVI News.
“The 60m dash has and will always be a heavily contested event. Rikkoi’s ability to capture a top world ranking in this event speaks volume as it relates to his capabilities and athletic possibilities. The BVI Athletics Association and wider track family truly commend Rikkoi on this achievement,” he added.
Brathwaite’s world-leading time comes months after winning bronze at 2018 CARIFTA Games.
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