The Men’s 100 meters lived up to the hype. Fred Kerley let his feet do the talking. A total class act, Fred Kerley ran a masterful race, one that should be watched by all coaches for years to come!
Fred Kerley leads a US sweep in the Men’s 100 meters!
Updated with quotes from medalists.
Updated with Video embed for Men’s 100 meters.
In a 100m for the ages, Marvin Bracy had the best start, Fred Kerley had a mediocre start, stayed focus, behind Bracy for 80 meters, Fred Kerley kept his focus and took the race at the very end. Fred Kerley won in 9.86, @braceyaself was silver in 9.88, and Trayvon Bromell took the bronze in 9.88! Oblique Seville in 4th in 9.97, Akani Simbine was 5th in 10.01 and Christian Coleman, 2019 World Champ, in 6th, in 10.01.
The US sweeps the 100 meters to the delight of the crowd. That is the first time that the US has swept since 1991, the US also did it in 1983.
Amazing commentating by Rob Walker and Gail Devers (that Gail Devers) on Global TV.
We knew that something was special when 4 Americans moved into the semi-final. Fred Kerley was mellow in the semi-final, after his 9.79 in heat one.
Fred Kerley shocked many in 2021 when he moved to the 100m and 200m, and seemed to shut down in the 400m. It was due to an injury. He told Stuart Weir, RunBlogRun’s European senior writer that he had not given up the 400m. He was just working on his speed!
After his gold medal performance, Fred Kerley told the mixed zone the following:
Men’s 100 meters, 1. Fred Kerley, USA, 9.86, 2. Marvin Bracy, USA, 9.88, 3. Trayvon Bromell, 9.88, 4. Oblique Seville, Jamaica, 9.97, 5. Akani Simbine, South Africa, 9.98, 5. Christian Coleman, USA, 10.01.
Men – 100 meters from World Athletics and LOC
- Fred Kerley (USA) won the gold medal in 9.86, leading a USA medal sweep with Marvin Bracy getting silver and Trayvon Bromell bronze. The USA also swept the men’s 100 metres in 1983 and 1991.
- The United States qualified 4 runners for the final, with Christian Coleman finishing 6th. That has only happened twice before – by Jamaica in 2013 and by the USA in 2015.
- Bromell ran 9.88 in 3rd, the 2nd-fastest 3rd-place mark at the World Championships, after 9.84 by Asafa Powell (JAM) in 2009.
- Kerley also won bronze in the 400 meters at the 2019 World Championships. He is the only man to win medals in the 100 and 400 meters.
- This was the 11th gold medal for the USA in the event in 18 editions of the World Championships. Only Kenya, with 13 titles in men’s steeplechase, has won more gold medals in a single event.
- The medal sweep gives the USA 28 medals in the men’s 100 meters, more than all other nations combined (27) (2 bronzes in 2015).