Men’s 100 prelims: Travyon Bromell finishes 4th in heat, needs time qualifier to advance

July 30, 2021 to August 08, 2021

by LetsRun.com
July 31, 2021

TOKYO — There isn’t usually much to talk about after the first round of the 100 meters at a major championship. That’s not the case in 2021, however, as tonight’s prelims threw plenty of uncertainty into Sunday’s final.

Aside from a hiccup in Monaco, American Trayvon Bromell has looked untouchable all year, entering Tokyo with the two fastest times of the world this year, 9.77 and 9.80, the latter run to win the US Olympic Trials last month. Tonight, however, Bromell was only fourth in heat 2, running 10.05, and unlike his fifth-place finish in Monaco on July 9, there was no early stumble. Bromell simply could not open up his typical lead by halfway, and when he dug for more near the end of the race, it wasn’t there. Bromell did not stop to speak to US media in the mixed zone but did provide the following quote:

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With the top three in each heat qualifying automatically for Sunday’s semis, Bromell had to wait to secure a time qualifier — and though he did earn one (his 10.05 was the fastest non-auto qualifier), it sends an event that previously had a heavy favorite into flux.

*Video of Bromell’s run here

US runner-up Ronnie Baker, the winner in Monaco, looked comfortable in winning his heat in 10.03 and may well be the Olympic favorite now. It’s either him or Canada’s Andre De Grasse, who has collected three 100m bronze medals in his three previous global championships and ran 9.91 to lead all qualifiers today, just .01 off his personal best.

Summary results below

POS
RANK
HEAT
BIB COUNTRY ATHLETE
MARK
DETAILS
REACTION TIME
WIND
1
1
5
1425 CAN
9.91 SB
Q
0.133
+0.6
2
1
3
2428 ITA
9.94 NR
Q
0.145
+0.1
3
2
5
3940 USA
9.97
Q
0.139
+0.6
4
1
2
3056 NGR
9.98 PB
Q
0.133
+0.3
5
3
5
2785 KEN
10.01 =NR
Q
0.159
+0.6
6
1
7
1078 AUS
10.01 PB
Q
0.134
+0.8
7
2
2
3294 QAT
10.02
Q
0.161
+0.3
8
1
1
3903 USA
10.03
Q
0.151
+0.2
9
3
2
2051 GBR
10.04 SB
Q
0.132
+0.3
10
2
3
2630 JAM
10.04 =PB
Q
0.147
+0.1
11
1
4
3413 RSA
10.04
Q
0.157
0.0
12
4
2
3909 USA
10.05
q
0.161
+0.3
13
2
4
1499 CHN
10.05
Q
0.141
0.0
14
2
7
2548 JAM
10.06
Q
0.159
+0.8
15
2
1
1980 FRA
10.07 SB
Q
0.164
+0.2
16
1
6
3435 RSA
10.08
Q
0.141
-0.4
16
3
7
2069 GBR
10.08
Q
0.153
+0.8
18
4
5
2443 ITA
10.10 SB
q
0.158
+0.6
19
5
5
2063 GBR
10.12 SB
q
0.143
+0.6
20
3
3
3418 RSA
10.12
Q
0.167
+0.1
21
4
7
2198 GHA
10.13
0.189
+0.8
22
2
6
1523 CIV
10.15
Q
0.158
-0.4
22
3
1
3058 NGR
10.15
Q
0.147
+0.2
24
4
3
2720 JPN
10.15
0.146
+0.1
25
5
3
1508 CHN
10.16
0.156
+0.1
26
3
6
1310 BRA
10.17
Q
0.162
-0.4
27
4
1
1506 CHN
10.18
0.157
+0.2
28
4
6
2319 IRI
10.19 SB
0.148
-0.4
29
5
7
1665 DEN
10.20
0.126
+0.8
30
3
4
3460 SKN
10.21
Q
0.144
0.0
31
5
1
3606 TPE
10.21 SB
0.147
+0.2
32
4
4
2700 JPN
10.22
0.158
0.0
33
6
1
2714 JPN
10.22
0.130
+0.2
34
6
7
1317 BRA
10.24
0.133
+0.8
35
5
6
2849 LBR
10.25
0.153
-0.4
36
6
5
3671 TUR
10.25 SB
0.142
+0.6
37
6
6
1024 ANT
10.25
0.136
-0.4
38
5
2
1307 BRA
10.26
0.160
+0.3
39
5
4
2287 INA
10.26 SB
0.157
0.0
40
6
2
3526 SUI
10.28
0.134
+0.3
41
7
5
3117 OMA
10.31
0.135
+0.6
42
6
3
3493 SRI
10.32
0.147
+0.1
43
6
4
1994 GAM
10.33
0.143
0.0
44
7
2
1135 BAH
10.33
0.142
+0.3
45
7
3
3237 POR
10.37
0.135
+0.1
46
7
7
3540 SVK
10.40
0.150
+0.8
47
8
2
1732 ART
10.41
0.142
+0.3
48
9
2
2251 GUY
10.41
0.148
+0.3
49
7
4
1451 CAY
10.41
0.154
0.0
50
7
6
4020 ZIM
10.43
0.175
-0.4
51
8
3
1439 CAN
10.44
0.158
+0.1
52
8
6
1422 CAN
10.47
0.155
-0.4
53
7
1
3667 TUR
10.47
0.154
+0.2
54
8
5
3697 UAE
10.64
0.160
+0.6
55
8
7
2986 NCA
10.70
0.143
+0.8
56
8
4
1887 FIJ
10.70
0.115
0.0
57
8
1
1992 GAB
10.77
0.142
+0.2
58
9
3
1533 COD
10.97
0.261
+0.1
59
9
7
1153 BAR
15.81
0.128
+0.8
6
3600 TOG
DQ
5
3060 NGR
DQ
1
2640 JAM
DNS

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