At the press conference number two, held on June 30, English Gardner was quick to say, with a smile, that she was here to win. Well, she did just that.
Tori Bowie, Tianna Bartoletta and English Gardner got out well, with Bowie just a bit behind. Tianna Bartoletta took off, and was not giving up an inch, churning down the middle of the race. English Gardner, arms pumping, and focused on the finish line, just would not stop.
English Gardner ran 10.74 for the win, with Tianna Bartoletta in second in 10.78 and Tori Bowie in 10.78. Tori Bowie seemed to let up just a bit around midway and could not get up to Bartoletta and Gardner.
Tori Bowie’s third place, 10.78, is the fastest non-winning time in an Olympic Trials ever.
Morolake Akinosun was fourth in 10.95. Jenna Prandini was fifth in 10.96 and Ariana Washington was sixth in 11.01.
More to come!