USA's Trayvon Bromell is one of Bolt's favourites

USA's Trayvon Bromell is one of Bolt's favourites

By Semi Turaga
Wednesday 07/07/2021
[image:USA Track&Field/Facebook]

One of Usain Bolt's favourites in the 100 metres at the Olympic Games this month is Trayvon Bromell who won the event at the US Olympic track and field trials.

Bolt who is 34 years old retired in 2017 and will watch from the comfort of his home in Jamaica as someone other than him captures the title in the 100 - and later the 200 – for the first time since 2004.

He likes Bromell for his speed and his story.

Bromell was an up-and-comer who finished tied for third at the 2015 world championships in a race Bolt won when he passed Justin Gatlin at the line for a .01-second victory.

But Bromell dealt with persistent Achilles-heel issues following the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games that kept him on the sideline most of the time.

He has since re-emerged and once again demonstrates blazing speed.

As for the 100 record of 9.58 seconds – set at the 2009 world championships – Bolt doesn't see anyone breaking that.

The Olympic Games athletics competition will start on the 30th of this month.

[Source:  Yahoo Sports/AP]

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