The two Nike and Adidas sportswear giants were in awe when letting ASICS complete the sponsorship contract for Candace Hill for up to 10 years.
The new girl celebrated her 17th birthday on February 11, becoming the youngest athlete to skip the tournaments of the American university system to move straight to professional competition. And Candace Hill promises to help track America to regain the world No.1 position in the aftermath of Marion Jones.
If at the speed track for men, the Usain Bolt or Yohan Blake over the years dominated the distance of 100 meters and 200 meters, then on the women’s run, the top Jamaican athletes like Shelly-Ann Fraser -Pryce or Veronica Campbell-Brown also confirmed Jamaican superiority at short distances. The latest American athlete to win against rival Jamaica is Carmelita Jeter at the 100-meter 2011 World Championships, and Allyson Felix at the 200-meter content at the London 2012 Olympic Games.
So Candace Hill’s appearance as a new wind for athletics America may believe in the future will shatter Jamaica’s dominance. She is attending Rockdale County High School in Conyers, Georgia, being the first athlete in history to run under 11 second sat 100 meters when she was 16, at the Brooks PR Invitational in June 2015.
Candace Hill’s 10-second 98 performance is even the best in the history of female athletes under 18. Although this record has not yet been officially recognized,because the world athletics has not previously thought that an athlete of this age can run so fast. And to the young world champion athletics tournament in August 2015 in Cali, Colombia, Candace Hill also won a 100 meter gold medal with 11 seconds 08 achievement and 200 meter content with 22’43’’ achievement. That number is on par with the upcoming Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.
In 2015,Candace Hill received the award “Best Young Women Athlete in America”. And in American track and field history, only Queen Marion Jones did the same thing at the age of 16. Later Marion Jones won the 100-meter content world championship when she was preparing to age 18 in Athens in 1997.And now Candace Hill is heading towards the seniors’ records. But of course,there was no re-emergence of the doping scandal, so Marion Jones was stripped of five Olympic medals in the past.
Candace Hill’s 100-meter run in 10 seconds 98 is the best in the history of female athletes under 18. Candace Hill is also the youngest person to skip the tournaments of the American University system to move to professional competitions.