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Rikkoi A. R. Brathwaite breaks 60m record @ Big 10 Indoor C/ships

- Virgin Islander was briefly ranked #1 in NCAA
Virgin Islands sprinter Rikkoi A. R. Brathwaite ran himself into the history books when he competed in the 2021 Big Ten Indoor Championships in Ohio on Saturday, February 27, 2021. Photo: Nicole Bedricky/Facebook/File
Rikkoi A. R. Brathwaite, representing Indiana University, took the gold medal in the 60 metre, breaking the NCAA Big Ten Indoor Record for that distance with his time of 6.55 seconds. Photo: VINO
Rikkoi A. R. Brathwaite, representing Indiana University, took the gold medal in the 60 metre, breaking the NCAA Big Ten Indoor Record for that distance with his time of 6.55 seconds. Photo: VINO
GENEVA, Ohio, USA- Virgin Islands sprinter Rikkoi A. R. Brathwaite ran himself into the history books when he competed in the 2021 Big Ten Indoor Championships in Ohio on Saturday, February 27, 2021.

Brathwaite, representing Indiana University, took the gold medal in the 60 metre, breaking the NCAA Big Ten Indoor Record for that distance.

PB & NCAA record

The junior from the [British] Virgin Islands, clocked a Personal Best 6.55 to seconds to break the Big Ten record of 6.58 set last year by Purdue’s Waseem Williams, a Jamaican.

Brathwaite was first out of the blocks and gradually expanded his lead.

He was No. 1 in the NCAA until Oregon's Micah Williams ran 6.49 at high altitude later on Saturday.

Brathwaite is No. 9 in the world in 2021.

The Virgin Islander currently holds the record at Indiana University in the 60m and his title is also the first NCAA Championship title ever won by a VI National in a Division 1 University.

VI 'bursting with pride'- Sports Minister

Deputy Premier and Minister with the portfolio for Sports, Dr the Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) extended congratulations to Brathwaite on his historic victory.

“We are bursting with pride at this accomplishment. To say Rikkoi has represented us well is a vast understatement,” Dr Wheatley wrote on his Facebook page.

See link to record-breaking race by Rikkoi A.R. Brathwaite

https://www.facebook.com/VIlingualVI/videos/797297007543218

16 Responses to “Rikkoi A. R. Brathwaite breaks 60m record @ Big 10 Indoor C/ships”

  • Nice (28/02/2021, 14:05) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    Great Work!!!
  • capitalists (28/02/2021, 14:55) Like (6) Dislike (5) Reply
    The vip only contribute after someone starts to shine
    • Ingrate (01/03/2021, 12:41) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      I was an athlete and wouldn't expect any different. what I needed was the opportunity to shine, meaning facilities and competition, every thing comes after it is earned.
  • Teacher (28/02/2021, 14:59) Like (11) Dislike (0) Reply
    Congratulations Rikkoi. Thank you for making the VI feel PROUD!
  • rattie (28/02/2021, 15:41) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    Congratulations keep pushing
  • musa (28/02/2021, 17:58) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    Proud of the guy
  • Lyntai (28/02/2021, 20:53) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    So proud of you! Look at our little Rikkoi doing big things. We are just so happy for you. Keep reaching higher! Uncle Leroy and the boys says UP TOP!!
  • Strider (28/02/2021, 22:33) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    We have a young Strider from the Althea Scatliffe school over seas doing great things also.

    Proud of them both
  • the rock (28/02/2021, 23:20) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    We have a phenom high school athlete by the name of khadijah Hodge, she is for real, congrats to you young Brathwaite, your dad had it in him too!
    • both (01/03/2021, 12:43) Like (0) Dislike (2) Reply
      Dad and mom, mom was really good!
      • Teacher (01/03/2021, 15:45) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
        Rikkoi's Grandmother, Ms. Elvera, was a champion athlete in her school days as well.
        • Uncle (02/03/2021, 09:06) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
          OOOOOOOOh so it's in he Weins. Congratulations Rikko!. You haven't reach your full potential as yet there is more to come. The Virgin Islands stays tuned
  • ausar (01/03/2021, 04:22) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Congrats, young man!
    Continue to do well for our country!
  • NCAA East Conference Champion! (01/03/2021, 11:21) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Nice. Currently ranked number 2 in the NCAA and number 9 in the world. Really good stats for young Brathwaite. Hopefully he can pick up more metal for the BVI in the NCAA Championships next weekend.
  • Ronald (01/03/2021, 15:29) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Congratulations to the families i feel proud of this young man accomplishment ,god blessings to you bvi hero rikkoi .when ever you come home please check me out at omega opposite the Moorings
  • Quietly Watching (02/03/2021, 12:39) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Go Rikkoi. You have Daddy's speedy legs. Keep on pushing. We are soooo proud!!!


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