Carlin Isles – The Fastest Man in Rugby (we think)

Carlin Isles – The Fastest Man in Rugby (we think)

We all saw Dwayne Chambers try his hand at Rugby, and although it wasn’t to be, a new Rugby star with a sprinting pedigree has arrived on the scene. Carlin Isles was a sprinter at USA college, which for university students here, might just sound like turning up to do 100metres after a heavy night out, but in the USA, the best of the NCAA Division I usually go on to have a professional sports career. The case is no different with Carlin Isles, he is now contracted by the USA Rugby sevens team and has aspirations of making it to the 2016 Rio Olympics. Here are some interesting facts and his best highlights.

  1. Over 20 metres, Isles is 0.22 seconds faster than Usain Bolt.
  2. Over 40 yards, Isles’s 4.22sec time, recorded by the Lions in 2013, is faster than any player electronically recorded in the history of the NFL Combine. (Rondel Melendez and Chris Johnson made it to 4.24sec.)
  3. Isles’s one-leg vertical jump, of 42in, puts him eighth in the top-10 NBA players of all time (Michael Jordan is first, with a 48in jump; Kobe Bryant can only manage a measly 38in).

Stats courtesy of the Guardian.

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