Another race, another win for UGA track phenom Matthew Boling.
This victory, however, was international.
Boling, who expected to report to Georgia later this summer, won the 100 meters at the Pan American U20 Championships with a wind-legal personal best of 10.11 seconds.
The event took place in Costa Rica on late Friday, and Boling’s blistering time was no surprise after he was clocked in the semifinals at 10.2 seconds.
Winning never seems to get old for Boling, who just graduated from high school in Houston, Texas. He became a bona-fide mainstream sports celebrity in the last four months with his viral track videos and jaw-dropping times.
Boling is one of the nation’s top Olympic hopefuls in track and field for the 2020 Games in Japan.
- Update: Boling added to his trophy case on Saturday night, winning the gold medal in the 200 meters (20.31). He also ran the anchor leg on the 4×100 relay team that both win the gold and set a new U20 record.
Team USA sets new U20 World Record in 4×100! Amazing effort! pic.twitter.com/3hOGovSQqu
— mboling57 (@mboling57) July 21, 2019
USA goes 1️⃣ and 2️⃣in the 200m final!
Matt Boling: 20.31🥇
Kennedy Lightner: 20.56🥈
— FloTrack (@FloTrack) July 21, 2019
Matthew Boling runs a wind-legal personal best of 10.11 to win the Pan Am U20 100m title in Costa Rica. Moves into sole possession of 4th on the all-time high school list, per T&F News. pic.twitter.com/m2ATCTsKtw
— Jonathan Gault (@jgault13) July 20, 2019
Four words you never want to hear in a race: “here comes Matthew Boling”😱
Watch him in the finals tonight at Pan Ams, live on FloTrack! pic.twitter.com/gfDYdSFWrO
— FloTrack (@FloTrack) July 19, 2019