An exceptional 16-year-old African-American Antwan Hughes jr has broken the record as the fastest athlete in the United States.
Antwan Hughes Jr. is a teen from North Carolina and a student at Parkland High School. He set a new national record during the AAU Junior Olympic and made history as the fastest 16-year-old athlete in the United States.
The AAU Junior Olympics is an annual multi-sport event for young athletes organized by the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU). It provides young athletes with the opportunity to compete at a high level and showcase their talents.
Antwan broke the record by finishing the 100-meter dash in just 10.48 seconds beating all other contesting kid athletes. ”I went into the race knowing I was going to win because I set that goal that I was going to win,” he said.
”When I got to the line, I just kept the same momentum I had, telling myself I was going to win. When I got out the dude was beside me, but then the last 20 I pulled away and won the race,” he added.
His achievement came after a setback he faced when he could not perform during his previous track season due to injury. But with the help of his father Antwan Hughes Sr., who is also his coach, he relentlessly worked towards his recovery according to Black News.
Antwan kept his rigorous workouts and high protein intake to get back in shape and exceed his goals. He mentioned that his goal is to play at the Division 1 level in college sports and then transition to playing professionally.
“My plan is to go to D1 in college and go pro that’s my plan and always been my goal, that’s what I am planning to do,” he said.