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Trayvon Bromell fails to make 100m Final in Olympics shocker

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Forget about becoming the new fastest man — gold medal favorite Trayvon Bromell couldn’t even reach the final of the 100 meters in Tokyo.

In a stunning result Sunday, the American didn’t qualify after running a poor 10.00 in the semifinals. U.S. sprinters Ronnie Baker and Fred Kerley advanced.

The 26-year-old Bromell won the U.S. Olympic trials and has the top time in the event in 2021 at 9.77 seconds.

Trayvon Bromell recorded a 10.00 finish in the Men’s 100 meter semifinal.
Trayvon Bromell recorded a 10.00 finish in the Men’s 100 meter semifinal.
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Trayvon Bromell sprints toe-to-toe with Oblique Seville of Jamaica (left) and Filippo Tortu of Italy (right) in the Men’s 100 meter semifinal.
Trayvon Bromell sprints toe-to-toe with Oblique Seville of Jamaica (left) and Filippo Tortu of Italy (right) in the men’s 100 meter semifinal.
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Trayvon Bromell was expected to win gold at the men's 100 meter event.
Trayvon Bromell was expected to win gold at the men’s 100 meter event.
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Jamaican superstar Usain Bolt had won the gold the last three Olympics in the 100 meters. Bromell was hoping to write a story of redemption, after leaving the Rio 2016 Olympics in a wheelchair due to searing pain in his Achilles tendon after running the anchor leg of the 4×11-meter relay.

He was eighth in the 100 meter final in 2016.

Sunday’s result wasn’t what he — or anyone at the Games — anticipated.



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