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Young Botswana sprinter draws Bolt comparisons

"He’s my idol – the person I look up to," Tebogo said after the race.

In Summary

• That number is close to Bolt's 9.69 seconds 100m time, which won him the gold at the Beijing Olympics in 2008.

• Just before crossing the finish line and making a clear lead, he pointed his finger to the sky in true Usain Bolt style, as he clinched the gold.

Usain Bolt of Jamaica celebrates during the 2016 Rio Olympics
Usain Bolt of Jamaica celebrates during the 2016 Rio Olympics
Image: /REUTERS

A young sprinter from Botswana, Letsile Tebogo, has drawn comparisons with star multi-Olympic champion and former track athlete, Usain Bolt, after smashing the Under-20s 100m world record with a time of 9.91 seconds at the World Athletics Under 20 Championships 2022 in Colombia.

That number is close to Bolt's 9.69 seconds 100m time, which won him the gold at the Beijing Olympics in 2008.

Just before crossing the finish line and making a clear lead, he pointed his finger to the sky in true Usain Bolt style, as he clinched the gold.

"He’s my idol – the person I look up to," Tebogo said after the race.

Hours later he went on to break the championship record in the mens 200m heats in 19.98 seconds.

Other footage shared online compares the two men's speed in the Under-20s category, 20 years apart:

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