Harry Aikines-Aryeetey, born August 29, 1988, in Carshalton, Sutton, England, is an English sprinter.

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Aikines-Aryeetey’s first major tournament medal came at the 2004 Commonwealth Youth Games where he won the silver medal in the 100 m.

In 2005, Aikines-Aryeetey caused a stir in the world of sprinting by becoming the first athlete to win both the 100m and 200m gold medals at the World Youth Championships in Morocco. For that, he was named BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year and the IAAF’s rising star for his efforts, but his success on the track didn’t stop there: in 2006 he won gold in the World Junior Championships in Athletics, and in 2009 he was selected for Team GB at the World Championships in Berlin.

In 2012, Aikines-Aryeetey ran a 200m personal best of 20.46 in La Chaux-de-Fonds in Switzerland in July.

As of the 2013, Aikines-Aryeetey is now the first and only British athlete to win medals at U18, U20, U23 and senior levels.

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