Justin Gatlin exuded confidence in the pre meet presser on June 30. Not bragging, but confident that his experience would make it.
Justin Gatlin had some competition, from Travyon Bromell, who ran 9.94 in round one and 9.86 in round two, to Marvin Bracy, to guys like Jerrion Lawson, Tyson Gay and Mike Rodgers.
In the final, Justin Gatlin got out well, with Marvin Bracy to his outside, doing quite well. In lane six, Trayvon Bromell moved up to Justin Gatlin. Bromell had the best start of all.
We had a horse race!
Justin Gatlin and Trayvon Bromell put it all out, and did not stop until after the finish. Justin Gatlin used that experience to win this one, in 9.80, with Trayvon Bromell in second, in 9.84, and Marvin Bracy in third, in 9.98!
In fourth was Mike Rodgers in 10.00, fifth was Tyson Gay in 10.03, and sixth was Christian Coleman in 10.06!
Well, we will have some real races in Rio, with Yohan Blake winning 100m at Jamaican champs and Usain Bolt with a slight injury.
More to come!