“Capable of Taking Two of the Three Medals” – Usain Bolt Makes Bolt Prediction for Trayvon Bromell and Other USA Sprinters at Tokyo Olympics 2020

Published 07/17/2021, 5:45 AM EDT
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – AUGUST 18: Usain Bolt of Jamaica celebrates winning the Men’s 200m Final on Day 13 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on August 18, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)


100m favorite at Tokyo Olympics, Trayvon Bromell has been a man reborn since coming back from injury. He always had the potential and now he is fulfilling it. Eight-time gold medalist and world record holder, Usain Bolt is keeping a close eye on him and other Americans who could win medals in Tokyo.

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Gold medalist Usain Bolt of Jamaica stands on the podium during the medal ceremony. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Usain Bolt named Trayvon Bromell and Ronnie Baker to seal two out of the three podium spots. Bromell and Ronnie are two of the fastest sprinters in the world right now, while Bromell has the world lead time of 9.77 seconds, Ronnie got one over his compatriot at the Monaco Diamond League a few weeks before the Olympics. There Ronnie was first with Bromell in fifth.

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“I think the Americans are capable of taking two of the three medals in Tokyo. I have (Ronnie) and Trayvon Bromell in the podium in two of those spots,” Usain Bolt predicted.

USA’s Trayvon Bromell competes in the Men’s 100m. / AFP / OLIVIER MORIN (Photo credit should read OLIVIER MORIN/AFP via Getty Images)

Usain Bolt expects USA to break its 100m and 200m gold medal drought

Since Bolt emerged in the 2008 Beijing Olympics, USA has had a tough time breaking his juggernaut. Since 2004, the USA hasn’t seen a 100 meter or a 200 meter champion in men’s. The last person to have won the gold in these disciplines was Justin Gatlin. But now Bolt predicts much happier scenes for USA in the sprints. With not much challenge it is likely the American sprinters will fight among themselves for the gold.

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“It’s been a while since the U.S has been at the top of the podium at the Olympics, quite a long time, so that’s going to be a return for them for what they’re used to,” Bolt added.

USA has such a strong roster in 100m and 200m that they could seal all the three podium places. The 100m has Trayvon Bromell, Ronnie Baker, and Fred Kerley. Kerley is not far behind his compatriot and if he has a good race, he is capable of getting a medal. Moreover, in 200m there is the world champion, Noah Lyles who is primed for the gold. And alongside him is 17-year-old sensation, Erriyon Knighton and Kenny Bednarek, both of whom have their times well inside the top 5 leading times in 2021.

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Bhavishya Mittal is a tennis author for EssentiallySports, who is currently pursuing his Bachelor's degree in Journalism from Manipal University. A former sports editor for The Manipal Journal, Bhavishya has also worked for The New Indian Express. He has a keen eye for many sports but he is a particularly ardent follower of tennis, with a zest to create riveting articles on the ever-evolving sport.

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