Tampa native Erriyon Knighton finishes fourth in Olympic 200m


Erriyon Knighton, of the United States, reacts after his semifinal of the men’s 200-meters at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2021, in Tokyo. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — Tampa native Erriyon Knighton has finished fourth in the final of the men’s 200 meter the Tokyo Olympics.

The 17-year-old ran 19.93 seconds and finished behind Canada’s Andre de Grasse (19.62 seconds), the United States’ Kenneth Bednarek (19.68 seconds) and Noah Lyles (19.74 seconds).

Knighton, a student at Hillsborough High School, is the youngest American runner to compete in the Olympics.

You can see reactions from his family and friends in the video player above.

This story is developing and will be updated.

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