“Can Be Very Ungrateful” – Yohan Blake Gives Encouraging Reply to Trayvon Bromell After Disappointing Tokyo Olympics

Published 08/05/2021, 10:30 AM EDT
Tokyo 2020 Olympics – Athletics – Men’s 100m – Semifinal- OLS – Olympic Stadium, Tokyo, Japan – August 1, 2021. Trayvon Bromell of the United States after the race REUTERS/Andrew Boyers


Trayvon Bromell came to the Tokyo Olympics carrying huge expectations. Earlier this year, the 26-year-old clocked 9.77s in the Miramar International athletics meet held in Florida. That time made him the seventh fastest of all-time, and with Usain Bolt retired, many expected him to bring home a medal.

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However, Bromell suffered a shock exit in the semifinals of the men’s 100m category. Earlier today, the American put out a tweet which received a response from Jamaican sprinter Yohan Blake.

Yohan Blake replies to tweet from Trayvon Bromell after the Tokyo Olympics

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While Bromell made his second Olympic appearance in Tokyo this year, Blake made his third. The Jamaican burst onto the scene by winning silver medals in London and Rio, finishing behind Usain Bolt in both the 100m and 200m categories. However, he has two Olympic gold medals in the 4x100m relay where he partnered with Bolt.

Bromell, on the other hand, endured a disastrous maiden Olympic appearance in Rio five years ago. Although he made the 100m final, he finished eighth with a time of 10.06. In addition, the American had his 4x100m relay bronze medal stripped after an improper exchange during the race.

However, the 26-year-old came to Tokyo in much better shape and form than five years ago. Although he clocked 10.00s, he found himself tied with Enoch Adegoke. However, Adegoke qualified for the final ahead of Bromell since he finished one millisecond ahead of the American.

Earlier today, he put out a tweet explaining the tough feeling he faced after missing out on the final. He wrote, “I’m sorry but this is tough. Went through all these injuries and hard work to fail bro.” However, Blake sent him a reassuring tweet mentioning the hardships of the sport.

Blake tweeted, “You have done great to come this far. Give thanks for that. You can only get better from here. Track & Field can be very ungrateful. Believe me! I can testify, so stay strong!”

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Team USA failed to qualify for the 4x100m relay final

Team USA finished sixth in a shocking result in the second heat of the men’s 4x100m relay. Although they set a season best time of 38.14s. they fell 0.15s short of third-placed Italy, who qualified directly for the final along with China and Canada.

Tokyo 2020 Olympics – Athletics – Men’s 100m – Semifinal- OLS – Olympic Stadium, Tokyo, Japan – August 1, 2021. Trayvon Bromell of the United States after the race REUTERS/Andrew Boyers

While Bromell now heads home after another disappointing Olympics, he will hope for better luck in the 2024 Paris Olympics.

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Sanket Nair is an F1 Author at EssentiallySports. A Sports Management student, he is a huge fan of Sebastian Vettel and Daniel Ricciardo and hopes to see Red Bull break Mercedes' dominance and win the World Championship soon. Sanket has been hooked to the sport ever since he watched the battle for the 2010 World Championship go down to the wire at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

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