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Jamaica recruit Olympic bronze medal sprinter who's even faster than USA's Isles
By Semi Turaga
Tuesday 17/07/2018
Jamaican Warren Weir has clocked 10.02sec in the 100m and USA Sevens star Carlin Isles clocked speeds of 36 km/h in the World Rugby Sevens Series

USA Sevens star Carlin Isles appears set to lose his title as the fastest player on the planet as news broke that an Olympic Bronze medal sprinter is set to try his hand at the sport.

CNN reported that Jamaican Warren Weir, who picked up a bronze medal in the 200 metres at the 2012 Olympics, is signing up for ‘The Crocs’ – his country’s national sevens team.

Weir will make his debut will be at the Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Games in Colombia, where he will get his first competitive taste of a sport he has little knowledge of, let alone experience.

Weir was injured at the Commonwealth games, and was invited to try out for the team, where he ‘learned the sport a little’.

The holder of the informal title of the ‘Fastest Rugby Player on the Planet’, Carlin Isles will have his work cut for him, at least in terms of sheer speed.

Isles could also have laid claim – temporarily at least – to the title of the fastest in the NFL, having bagged a 4.22 second 40‑yard dash, timed during a stint at the Detroit Lions, although it has never been entered into the official NFL record books.

[Source: Rugby Pass]

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