Career, Records and Personal life

Erriyon Knighton is an American male sprinter who is just 18 years old and has a very bright future ahead of him.

In this article, we will know more about the Knighton who recently became the fourth-fastest man over 200 meters.

Erriyon Knighton (Twitter)
Birthplace Tampa, Florida
Date of birth January 29, 2004
Age 18
Coach Jonathan Terry
Zodiac sign Aquarius
Height 1.91 meters
Weight 170 lb (77kg)
Education Hillsborough High School
Net worth $200,000
Social Media Twitter

Erriyon Knighton Career

Knighton made everyone take notice of him when he became the under-18 world champion in the boysโ€™ 200 meters on May 31, 2021. He improved Usain Boltโ€™s under-18 record by two hundredths of a second to 20.11 seconds.

He went on to improve his record at the US Olympic Trials to 20.04 seconds in the first round on June 25, and then on June 26 to 19.88 seconds in the semi-finals, improving Boltโ€™s under-20 record by five hundredths of a second.

In the finals, he improved his record to 19.84 seconds in the final on June 27 and deservingly qualified for the 2020 Summer Olympics. This is the current world under-18 record.

In the 2020 Summer Olympics, he went on to become the youngest male to represent the United States in track and field since Jim Ryun in 1964.

He finished first in the 200-meter Olympic semi-final heat and in the final, he finished fourth taking 19.93 seconds.

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He also holds the world under-20 record in 200 meters with a time of 19.49 seconds which he achieved on April 30, 2023. This made him the fourth-fastest athlete in history over 200 meters. The first three are Usain Bolt, Yohan Blake, and Michael Johnson.

Net worth

Erriyon has a total net worth of around $200,000 which is earned through his immense talent coupled with dedication as a professional sprinter and obviously his achievements to date.

The 18-year-old has a great future ahead of him. He has been compared to the 8-time Olympic gold medalist Usain Bolt and that is some huge praise for someone who is just getting started. If Erriyon can keep his focus and work hard, he will certainly keep on adding to his already impressive net worth for such a young age.


Erriyon is currently coached by Jonathan Terry. Terry is the co-founder of The Speed Capital Commission and Head Coach of MBSK Track Club. Terry is yet to coach at the collegiate or professional level but has been doing commendable work at the youth and high school levels.

Erriyon Knighton College and Personal life

There is no information about Erriyonโ€™s relationship status. The tremendous athlete is focused on his career. He has two siblings named Nasja Knighton and Quay Knighton. Erriyonโ€™s father was a former basketball player.

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He dropped out of high school after signing a contract with Adidas to play professionally. He initially used to play football as the wide receiver for his high school team. However, his coach gave him the advice to switch to track and field.

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