US Olympic Legend Justin Gatlin Announces Major Wrist Watch Line

Published 08/19/2021, 2:42 PM EDT


Tokyo Olympics 2020 missed Justin Gatlin, the guy who is a synonym for team USA and track and field. Gatlin defeated Usain Bolt in the Bolt dominant race, and also the last race Bolt competed in.

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39-year-old Justin was preparing for the mega-event for four years, however, four were turned into five because of the pandemic. Unfortunately, after a hamstring injury, his goal to become the oldest man to take part in the 100m race was shattered.

Since the 2004 Athens Olympics, Justin has been a prominent name in track and field events at Olympics. American legend has clinched record-breaking five Olympic medals at the mega-quadrennial games.

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Track and field athletes are known for running against time. Interestingly, their watches also get a lot of attention. Justin Gatlin also often collaborates with watch companies.

Justin Gatlin releases the teaser of his new collaboration with the watch line

Post Tokyo Olympics 2020, Justin has announced his deal with watch line, ‘About Vintage’. Olympic champion posted a teaser video on his Instagram page.

Gatlin wrote in his post, “Big announcement and more to come! Keep an eye on drop.” A glimpse of the watches was seen in the video, however, the big news is yet to be disclosed.

After the Tokyo Olympics heartbreak, Gatlin will be seen on the track at one of the prestigious American track meets. The Diamond league event will be conducted in Eugene, Oregon.

Some other track stars running will be Andre De Grasse and Trayvon Bromell. Andre De Grasse clinched three medals at the recently concluded Tokyo Olympics. Notably, he won the gold in 200m and bronze in 100m and 4x100m relay race.

A look back at Justin Gatlin’s Olympic journey

Justin Gatlin first shined at the Summer Olympics in 2004. The American star created history by clocking a time of 9.85 seconds in the 100m race. He missed out on the Olympic record by one-hundredth seconds.

He also clinched the silver in the 4x100m relay and bronze in the 200m race. Unfortunately, because of an unexpected doping ban, he missed out on the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

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However, Gatlin was again back on the field in the 2012 London Olympics. With his personal best of  9.79 seconds, he clinched the bronze medal in the 100m race behind Usain Bolt and Yohan Blake.

His last appearance at the mega-event was in the 2016 Rio Olympics. Gatlin entered as the oldest American sprinter in history. Justin bagged the silver medal with 9.89 seconds, while Usain Bolt took the gold.

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Justin Gatlin’s Olympic journey might be over, but he will still compete at other events. The fans are now looking forward to the big announcement in collaboration with the ‘About Vintage’ watch line.

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Shreya Verma

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Shreya Verma is an NBA and Tennis Author at EssentiallySports. A graduate of Political Science, Shreya comes from a strong sports background. A professional 10m air pistol shooter, Shreya is also a tennis enthusiast.

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