A 12-year old Sheffield schoolboy has won two gold medals and set new records wit his impressive running speed.
Adam Javed, of Bradway, broke two championship records by winning both the 60m and 200m and setting multiple new records at the Northern Athletics Indoor U13/U15 Championships at the English Institute of Sport, (EIS).
In the 60m entry heat, Adam ran in 8.16 seconds, beating the previous record of 8.37 seconds. In the final he ran even faster with a new record-breaking time of 8.01 seconds.
In the 200m, Adam came first in the entry heat with a time of 26.72 seconds, matching the previously held record, before breaking it by almost half a second in the semi-final with a time of of 26.33 seconds.
He beat that by more than half a second again in the final, with a record-breaking time of 25.68 seconds to secure his gold medal and number one podium place.
Proud mum Nusrat sayid: “ I was so excited to see him running that I could not video him properly. We have since managed to sit down and watch the race on a website and we saw him running faster and faster.
“It was Adam’s first Northern Athletics Championships and we are still amazed by his performance. Adam walked out of EIS after he won with his head in his hands in disbelief and said ‘what just happened?’”
In addition to his two gold meals, Adam also won Northern Athletics indoor CBP ( Championships Best Performance) his age group for both races. He is also a keen swimmer and was ranked fourth in a 100m breaststroke contest.
Nusrat and husband Sean credit athletics coach Rob Creasey for Adam’s success.
Nusrat added: “Adam is really flourishing and has enjoyed his first Northern Athletics championships.”
Rob said:”Adam is a grounded and talented young athlete. His focus in improving each performance by such a margin when he had to manage five races in just four hours is to be applauded.”