the 17th of July in EUGENE, America At the World Championships in Oregon on Saturday, American Fred Kerley led a US clean sweep by winning the men's 100-meter race in a flash.
In a close race, Kerley, who was in lane 4, lagged Marvin Bracy for 95 meters at Hayward Field in Eugene. Yet he passed his teammate to win in 9.86 seconds despite this.
After 1983 and 1991, Bracy's 9.88-second silver medal and Trayvon Bromell's 9.88-second bronze medal gave the United States its third straight clean sweep of the 100-meter world championship.
When we promised to do it, we actually followed through. the USA, baby! Kerley, an Olympic silver medalist, spoke in front of a boisterous home audience.
Japan’s Abdul Hakim Sani Brown and Canada’s Aaron Brown were seventh and eighth, in 10.06 and 10.07sec respectively.
Even though all the sprinters got off to a strong start on Friday, when Kerley set out his stall with a heat-winning 9.79sec, it was far from an easy ride for the in-form Kerley.
Many had thought Kerley would win a gold, but Bracy and Coleman appeared to have a chance of taking it away.
They did not anticipate his ferocious finishing ability, though, as the former 400-meter runner displayed all of his strength at the finish line. Bromell likewise waited until the very end to smuggle himself onto the podium from lane eight.
Chants of "U-S-A" and flags were waved as soon as the crowd realized it was a US cleansweep.
Oblique Seville of Jamaica was fourth in 9.97 seconds, barely beating out Akani Simbine of South Africa, who was timed at 10.01 like Coleman in sixth.
Andre de Grasse of Canada, a two-time bronze medalist in the 100 meters, and Yohan Blake of Jamaica, the 2011 world champion, both failed to move from the semi-finals to the final.
Olympic champion Marcell Jacobs withdrew from the competition mere hours before the semi-finals due to right thigh discomfort, which shook up the atmosphere leading up to the final.
"Clinical picture that can put muscle integrity at danger and lead to injury," according to Italian team doctor Andrea Billi, who evaluated the contraction.
Jacobs, who pulled off one of the surprises of the Tokyo Olympics last year by sweeping to win in the 100m in a time of 9.80sec, was crowned global indoor 60m champion in Belgrade in March but has since struggled with injuries.
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