Already a superstar

January 27, 2016
Christopher Taylor

Having seen his son, Christopher Taylor, power his way from amateur ability to world youth 400m champion, Steve Taylor is convinced that the sky is the limit for the Calabar athlete who he is confident will achieve even more world-beating success.

Steve Taylor accompanied the 16-year-old to collect his award for the fastest youth time of 2015 at the recent RJR Sports Foundation's Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year awards


"Right now the sky is the limit for him," the elder Taylor said of his son.

"He is improving a lot and I am just hoping he keeps healthy and strong,. The sky is really the limit for him and I wish him all the best," he told STAR SPORTS.

"He is already a superstar for me, where he is in all his achievements at the moment. In time to come, he will represent Jamaica globally - no haste just take his time," he added.

At only 15, Taylor catapulted himself into international youth fame with a stupendous 45.27 clocking in the Boys' Under-18 400 metres, at the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association National CARIFTA Trials at the National Stadium last year.

Taylor emphatically replaced Grenadian Kirani James as the age-group world record holder, adding his 400 metres 2015 World Youth Championships title in Cali, Colombia, last year, and the Under-18 400m CARIFTA title in a championship record time of 46.64.

He is also an Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association Boys' Championships golden boy for title holders Calabar High School.

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