Florida: American Trayvon Bromell highlighted his credentials as the 100-meter gold medal favorite at the Tokyo Olympics by setting the fastest time this year of 9.77 seconds at the New Life Invitational in Miramar, Florida. Bromell becomes the ninth man to drop below 9.80 seconds, shutting down nearly one-tenth of a second from his personal best of 9.84. Marvin Bracey of the United States was second in 9.85, followed by Chris Royster in 10.08.
The reigning Olympic doubles champion Elaine Thompson-Herah won the 100 and 200 meters, 10.87 and 22.54 seconds respectively. Bromell exploded on the athletics scene in 2015, when he ran a personal best time of 9.84 sec for the 100m before his 20th birthday – the fastest time a teenager ever ran the distance – before later winning a bronze claimed during the World Cup in Beijing. After winning 60m indoor gold in 2016, he achieved disappointment during the Rio Olympics and finished in eighth place in the final that Usain Bolt won.