"USA men are down bad right now"- Fans react after American sprinter Trayvon Bromell places third in 100m season opener losing to Andre De Grasse

Trayvon Bromell and Andre De Grasse
Trayvon Bromell and Andre De Grasse

American sprinter Trayvon Bromell recently began his Olympic season at the East Coast Relays competing in the 100m sprint. Bromell, a former World Championship bronze medalist, is the sixth fastest athlete to run the 100m and the 60m.

Trayvon Bromell began the 2024 season with the upcoming Olympic trials in foresight. Competing at the East Cost Relays, he was lined up against some of the fastest 100m athletes in the world. Bromell raced alongside Tokyo Olympic Gold medalists Andre De Grasse and Marcell Jacobs.

The race began with all three athletes having a great start and narrowed down to Andre De Grasse and Marcell Jacobs leading the pack towards the end. De Grasse and Jacobs completed the race in a photo finish, clocking 10.11s to lead to a tie, followed by Bromell who completed the race in 10.14s.

Fans were quick enough to react to the race as it was one of the most anticipated season openers of this year. Fans showed their disappointment in Bromell's performance and compared it to other American athletes like Coleman, who finished second at the Shanghai Diamond League.

"USA men are down bad right now," wrote a fan.
"Am I trippin or did degrasse clearly outlined bromell," tweeted a fan.
"Professional track athletes running in the wrong direction at college meets. Love this sport," another fan chimed in.

Here are a few more fan reactions:

"They on world record pace," wrote the fan.
"we love to see it," tweeted a fan.
"let them cook," a fan chimed in
"Bromell in the back," wrote a fan.

Trayvon Bromell opened up on his Tokyo Olympics campaign

World Athletics Championships Oregon22 - Day Three
World Athletics Championships Oregon22 - Day Three

Trayvon Bromell marched into the Tokyo Olympics as his second appearance at the quadrennial major games. The American athlete had set several goals before moving forward with the campaign.

He opened up to the Guardian and revealed his plans.

“This Olympics is important to me but not for the same reasons as other athletes. A lot of people want a gold medal. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying I don’t. But my biggest purpose is change. I just want to give hope. I want kids to see me, and see that they could do it too," Bromell said.

Trayvon Bromell approached the major games with a different mindset as he was already in great form after clocking a personal best and world lead time. However, things did not go according to plan after he failed to secure a position in the 100m final after placing third in the semi-final.

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