Richardson’s best score (10″71) and Coleman’s victory (9″95) at Trials USA


Sha’Carri Richardson premiered this Thursday at United States Championships (USA Trials) to qualify for World Cups in Budapest in Augustwith the best performance of his career by winning the preliminary test of the 100 meter dash with a time of 10″71 while Christian Coleman he won the men’s with 9″95.

Richardson, the fan favorite, lost his place in the tokyo olympics after testing positive for cannabis and failing to qualify for last year’s world championships, but showed he is determined to do well this time around Eugene (Oregon).

He shot out of the cleats and never relinquished the lead, offering a wild celebration before promptly leaving Hayward Field having booked his place in Friday’s semifinals.

Brittany Brown finished 0.25 behind Richardson in her heat, while 17-year-old high school student Mia Brahe-Pedersen also advanced in 11.05.

Coleman, the 2019 100m world champion who missed the Tokyo Games after being suspended for breaching ‘location’ rules, was the standout of the men’s team with the fastest time overall.

Noah Lyles, double world champion of the 200 meters, did not qualify for the Tokyo Games in the shorter test and looks set to struggle again, as he got off to a slow start in the early stages of his tie. However, from the middle of the trial he got his act together and finished second in his heat with a time of 10:05, four hundredths behind Cravont Charleston.

Trayvon Bromell, bronze at last year’s Worlds, also advanced, but silver medalist Marvin Bracy did not after appearing to develop a leg problem mid-race.

Olympic 400 hurdles champion Sydney McLaughlin continued her onslaught on the flat by winning her heat in 49.79 and was the only competitor in the opening four heats under 50 seconds. McLaughlin, who ran on the same track last year broke his own hurdles world record, took complete control exiting the final corner and reached the finish line with ease.

Tokyo 800m bronze medalist Raevyn Rogers and two-time world bronze medalist Ajee Wilson had no trouble advancing to the next round of their event, while Nia Akins posted the fastest overall time of the day, 1 ‘ 59″09.

In the men’s event, Rio bronze medalist Clayton Murphy posted the fastest time of 1’46″36. Sumner, the fastest American in this year’s event, also advanced.

Sam Mattis won the men’s discus final with a best throw of 65.93m on her fifth attempt, while Maddie Harris prevailed in the women’s javelin with a personal best of 60.73m.

Tori Franklin, third in Eugene last year, won the women’s triple jump with 14.44m.

The top three finishers in all Eugene events who meet certain qualifying rules, as well as the reigning world champions, qualify for the world championships in Budapest, which begin on August 19.

Last year, in the first world championships held on American soil, the USA team achieved a record 33 medals. The American exams started on Thursday and will continue until Sunday.

Source: La Verdad


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