USA dominates 100m at World Cup in Eugene, ‘clean sweep’ for third time in history
With an all-American podium, the U.S. showed what the 2022 sprint nation will be at the world championships in Eugene. Fred Kerley took first in 9.86 in front of his home crowd.
Countryman Marvin Bracey won the silver medal with a time of 9.88 seconds. Trayvon Bromell clocked the same time, but after reading the finish photo, he turned in two-thousandths of a second slower.
With three Americans on the podium, it was the third time in World Cup history a ‘clean sweep’ of the 100 meters. In 1983 it went to Carl Lewis, Calvin Smith and Emmitt King and in 1991 to Lewis, Leroy Burrell and Dennis Mitchell.
Olympic champion Marcel Jacobs was absent from the final. The Italian exited (for the tenth time in a row) before the semi-finals. He was struggling with a thigh injury.
Yohan Blake, who won gold in 2011 after Usain Bolt’s disqualification, did not make the final. The same goes for third-placed Andre de Grasse at the Olympic Games in Tokyo.
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Wang Jianan took the title in the long jump. The Chinese (bronze in 2015) was sixth with 8.03m, having cleared 8.36m in his last jump. The silver medal went to Miltiadis Dentokoulos (8.32m).
The 24-year-old Greek was already Olympic champion, world champion, indoor and outdoor European champion and appeared on track to complete his collection of titles. Giannan threw a spanner in the works for Greece on his last jump.
China’s Jianan won gold in the long jump in the final jump ahead of Tendoglo
Earlier, Pavel Fajtek won the hammer throw title. Throwing a distance of 81.98m, the pole vaulter edged out compatriot Wojciech Nowicki and Norwegian Eind Henriksen for silver and bronze in the Games, number one and two respectively. This is Fajtek’s fifth World Cup gold.
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