Tokyo 2020 |  Who will be the successor to Usain Bolt in the 100 meters?

Tokyo 2020 | Who will be the successor to Usain Bolt in the 100 meters?

Between 2008 and 2016, the 100-meter sprint during the Olympics was Bolt’s field. The Jamaican raced to victory in Beijing, London and Rio de Janeiro with a rare show of force majeure. He is also a referee in the World Cup Finals. Bolt won the 100m in 2009, 2013 and 2015. He still holds the world record with a 9.58. He stood out not only with his performance. As a true showman, Bolt has been the face of the King’s Number for over ten years!

It will be replaced on Sunday. And unlike previous versions, the battle is completely open-ended. Especially now that he has lost a number of big names. Justin Gaitlin, 2004 Olympic champion and 2017 world champion, is not among them. The American is injured, but at 39 the new enemy king might not make the most sense in gaming. Nor will Chris Coleman’s sentence begin. The reigning world champion missed some doping controls and received a suspension.

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The series was scheduled for Saturday. The chaff is not only separated from the wheat. It was also a good introduction to what lies ahead on Sunday. The first favorite introduced himself!

To make it even more exciting, Tryvon Bromell let it go for a bit on Saturday. The American favorite, fastest this year at 9.77, had a poor start and only finished fourth in his series. With 10.05 he qualified as one of the fastest time for the semi-finals. But on Sunday, the medal race should be much better.

However, Americans have more contenders. Ronnie Baker was fast in the US trials with a score of 9.85 behind Brommel. 10.03 put during the first round. The 27-year-old won the 100m this year in the Diamond League in Stockholm and Monaco.

Fred Curley, the third American contender, scored 9.97 in the series. The Texans switched this year from the 400m (third at the World Cup in 2019) to the shortest distance and that wouldn’t hurt him. It was really good for 9.86 in 2021.

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Andre de Grasse set Saturday’s best time at 9.91. This was his fastest season to date. In addition, it was only 0.01 seconds above his personal best. He proved that the Canadian can peak during the Games five years ago. In Rio de Janeiro he won bronze in the 100 and 200 metres.

Andre De Grasse set the fastest time on Saturday during the 100m series.

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Lamont Marcel Jacobs is also a runner to watch. The former Italian long jumper was surprisingly fast on Saturday with a 9.94, an improvement from his best. Nigeria’s Enoch Adegoke (9.98) also fell below the 10-second limit on Saturday.

Great Britain’s hopes pinned on Zharnel Hughes, who was narrowly ahead of Bromell on Saturday with 10.04. He has a record of 9.91 and was the 2018 European Champion. Glenn Mills is Hughes’ coach. The guy who used to take care of Bolt.

Akani Simbine was very fast this year with a 9.84; A new African record. South Africa marked the last year by winning the Diamond League in Rome. He easily won the sixth series on Saturday at 10.08. The divine Odururu threw in his own glasses during the series. The jury disqualified the dangerous Nigerian foreigner for an early start.

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For the perfect setup, you should tune in to Eurosport or discovery+ on Sunday afternoons at 12.15pm. Then three semi-final matches on the program. The first and second numbers from each series and the other two fastest times qualify for the final battle that begins at 2.50pm. Make sure you don’t miss it!

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