US Track Sensation Abby Steiner Reportedly Signs Record-Breaking Deal With Usain Bolt’s Lifetime Sponsors

Published 07/05/2022, 8:45 AM EDT

Year after year US track and field community has produced world-class talents. With the World Championships set to take place in Oregon, many are excited to see new sprinters come to the forefront. Of all the gifted athletes, Abby Steiner looks like the real deal. She is a quick sprinter with the second-fastest time in the 200-meters for 2022. She recently signed with Puma, the same company sprinting legend Usain Bolt signed.

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Abby signed an astonishing contract worth $2 million. Moreover, it is the highest professional contract for a college athlete. During her time at the University of Kentucky, she has proved herself to be a remarkable sprinter. Also, one of the best talents to come out of the NCAA. To get a professional contract from Puma at a young age is astonishing. One should keep our eyes out for the World Championships because Steiner is ready to win medals. 

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Abby Steiner signs an incredible contract

Out of Kentucky, she won the 200-meter race and qualified for the World Championships. She is one of the best sprinters in the world and is a 15-time All-American and a four-time NCAA Champion indoors and outdoors. Moreover, she holds the NCAA record in the 200, 300, and 4×400-meter events. 

Heading to the World Championships, she posted 21.77 seconds in the 200-meter qualifying trials. It is the sixth-fastest time by an American sprinter, and she continues to raise the bar. Puma signed contracts with many famous athletes, including Jamaican sprinter and world record holder Usain Bolt. For Steiner, this is a groundbreaking moment. 

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She goes past Sydney McLaughlin, who turned pro and signed with New Balance with a 1.5 million contract. With the World Championships beginning soon, she competes with Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Elaine Thompson-Herah, in Oregon. This year’s 200-meter race would probably be one of the most-watched races in recent times. 

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Turning pro after years of experience in Kentucky, Steiner aims to raise the benchmark for NCAA athletes. Currently, she has a personal best of 10.90 in the 100-meter while posting the second-fastest time this year in the 200-meter with 21.77. Steiner aims to take this form to the World Championships, with Shericka Jackson coming into contention. 

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It won’t be easy, but Steiner looks to win her first major medal. It might be a coincidence (or not) that when Bolt signed his contract, he achieved greatness and won eight Olympic gold medals. To see this in that light, Abby is on the right path to success. Hopefully, she can get an Olympic medal at the 2024 Paris Olympics. 

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Jacob Gijy

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Jacob Gijy is a US Sports and NBA writer at EssentiallySports. Gijy finished his Post Graduation in Psychology and worked in a hospital for 2 years before his passion for sports compelled him to find his way to sports journalism. A fan of the great Tim Duncan, he is always ready to pick up a debate with anyone who does not offer the power forward, the respect he deserves.

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