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Quincy Wilson Becomes Youngest Male U.S. Track Olympian

Quincy Wilson

Quincy Wilson 
is set to become the youngest male American track Olympian after he was selected for the U.S. 4×400-meter relay team.

Announcing the news on Instagram, Wilson, 16, wrote: “WE GOING TO THE OLYMPICS #paris2024 #teamusa.”

While the team will not be formally announced until later this month, Wilson’s coach, Joe Lee, told USA Today that Wilson got the news Sunday. “The call came directly to me from USA Track & Field,” he told the newspaper. “I called Quincy afterwards with the good news.”

Wilson, a student at Bullis School outside Washington, D.C., had a remarkable performance at trials, setting — and subsequently besting — the world record for under-18 runners.

“I’ve never been this happy a day in my life when it comes to track,” Wilson said after he broke the record in the 400-meter semifinals.

Justin Robinson, an American, had held the under-18 world record for the 400-meter dash before Wilson’s runs during trials. Robinson ran 44.84 seconds in 2019, when he was 17 years old.

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