Creating fresh ripples in the world of athletics, 19-year-old Trayvon Bromell of the United States has become the first teenager to qualify for an American World Championships team. In the US trials, that were held on Saturday, Bromell finished with a timing of 9.84 seconds in the 100m heats and then in the finals, finished second with a timing of 9.96 seconds, 0.09 seconds behind the winner Tyson Gay, who finished with a timing of 9.87 seconds.
Critically, his timing in the heats of 9.84 seconds now makes him the 10th fastest man in history. Finishing behind Bromell was Mike Rodgers, who completed the race with a time of 9.97 seconds in the final and also booked a place at the Worlds in Beijing.
In th heats that were held on Thursday, 10 American athletes ran completed the race under a timing of 10 seconds.
After his win, Gay praised the young lad for his performance
“That kid - he's tough. He got out good. It was just one of those 10 years of experience, dig-down moments I had to get him. It felt good though.
"This win right here may be my most important win. I feel like it was the toughest,” he said.
Meanwhile in the Jamaica trials, Yohan Blake, who is on the comeback trail, failed to make it to the final while Asafa Powell raced to victory.Published 27 Jun 2015, 19:16 IST