Quincy Wilson Selected For Relay Team, Becomes Youngest Male USA Track Olympian

Quincy Wilson Selected For Relay Team, Becomes Youngest Male USA Track Olympian

The upcoming Olympics will feature exciting athletes, particularly in track and field with 16-year-old Quincy Wilson becoming the youngest ever US male track Olympian competing, and although Sha’Carri Richardson came in fourth place in the 200m over the weekend, she is still expected to bring home a medal when the games start later this month.

On a social media post on his Instagram account, the news was shared by TrackWorldNews announcing that Wilson was selected to be on Team USA’s 4x400m relay pool.

“🚨BREAKING NEWS🚨Quincy Wilson has been selected for the 4x400m relay pool and becomes the youngest Olympian on Team USA at 16 years old and 174 day!”

The young teenager was selected after his performance at the U.S. Olympic track and field trials over the weekend in Eugene, Oregon, according to USA Today.

Wilson’s coach Joe Lee confirmed that he was contacted by USA Track & Field, “The call came directly to me from USA Track & Field,” Lee told the media outlet. “I called Quincy afterwards with the good news.”

On his way to qualify for the Paris Olympics, Wilson broke the under-18 world record on June 29, in the opening round when he bested the competition with a time of 44.66 seconds. The next day in the semifinals he ran a 44.59 solidifying his place on the team. Although he came in fourth in the finals, when he came in at 44.94, he won the 400 by running a personal best of 44.17.

“Three consecutive sub-44s is just amazing,” Wilson said. “All I know is I gave it everything I had, and I can’t be disappointed. At the end of the day, I’m 16 running grown man times.”

Another phenom, Richardson will not be competing in the 200m when the games start on July 26. Although she is one of the fastest women in the world, she did not qualify after finishing in fourth place behind the winner, Gabby Thomas. She finished at 22.16 seconds while Thomas clocked in at 21.81. She will be running in the 100m race and is expected to bring home the gold medal.

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