American Fred Kerley led the US clean sweep within the World Athletics Championships as he gained the men 100m gold in Eugene, Oregon on Sunday morning.
Kerley claimed the 100m title gold 🥇 at the World Championships with a time of 9.86 seconds, adding to the Olympic silver he won in Tokyo last year and the 400m world bronze from 2019.
Bracy took silver 🥈 after clocking 9.88 seconds, with Trayvon Bromell (9.88 seconds) taking bronze 🥉as the United States 🇺🇸 sealed a home clean sweep.
As the crowd realized it was a US clean sweep, chants of “U-S-A” rang out and flags brandished. Jamaica’s 🇯🇲 Oblique Seville finished fourth in 9.97sec, just ahead of South African 🇿🇦 Akani Simbine, who clocked at 10.01 seconds.
The race itself brought back memories of when the United States dominated track and field in the same way that Jamaica and Usain Bolt did for nearly a decade beginning in 2008.
Earlier on, Africa fastest man Ferdinand Omanyala on Sunday morning failed to qualify for the 100m final after finishing fifth in heat 3 of the semi-finals. Omanyala’s debut at the biennial championship had been marred with chaos, having arrived in Oregon just three hours to his Heats on Saturday morning and having less than 24 hours to recover for the semi-finals.
Omanyala clocked 10.14 seconds, which was slower than his Heat 7 time of 10.10 seconds to finish third on Saturday morning.
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