Team USA Announces Men’s Track and Field Roster for the Tokyo Olympics

Published 07/14/2021, 5:42 AM EDT


Team USA has announced the men’s team for the Tokyo Olympics 2020. The United States is the country with the highest number of track and field medals at the Olympics.

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This men’s team will look to add to that tally and continue American dominance in track and field.

Jun 20, 2021; Eugene, OR, USA; Trayvon Bromell (center) defeats Micah Williams (left) and Fred Kerley to win the 100m in 9.80 during the US Olympic Team Trials at Hayward Field. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

This squad includes Olympic medallists and defending World Champions from Doha. The team comprises veterans like marathon runner Abdi Abdirahman and youngsters like 17-year-old Erriyon Knighton. 

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The 17-year-old recently broke the world U20 200m records twice during the US Olympic Trials.

JuVaughn Harrison won both the Long jump and the High jump at the US Olympic trials. He will be one of the few athletes to contest in two events after qualifying for both disciplines.

Jun 27, 2021; Eugene, OR, USA; JuVaughn Harrison of LSU wins the high jump at 7-7 3/4 (2.33m) during the US Olympic Team Trials at Hayward Field. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Other athletes announced in the team include the indoor world 60m hurdles record holder Grant Holloway. He almost broke the 110m hurdles record during the US Olympic Trials, missing out by 0.01 seconds. 

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100m: 
Ronnie Baker, Trayvon Bromell, Fred Kerley
200m: Kenny Bednarek, Erriyon Knighton, Noah Lyles
400m: Michael Cherry, Michael Norman, Randolph Ross
800m: Bryce Hoppel, Isaiah Jewett, Clayton Murphy
1500m: Matthew Centrowitz, Cole Hocker, Yared Nuguse
5000m: Paul Chelimo, Grant Fisher, Woody Kincaid
10,000m: Grant Fisher, Woody Kincaid, Joe Klecker
Marathon: Abdi Abdirahman, Jake Riley, Galen Rupp
3000m steeplechase: Hillary Bor, Mason Ferlic, Benard Keter
110m hurdles: Devon Allen, Grant Holloway, Daniel Roberts
400m hurdles: Rai Benjamin, David Kendziera, Kenny Selmon
20km race walk: Nick Christie
High jump: JuVaughn Harrison, Shelby McEwen, Darryl Sullivan
Pole vault: Sam Kendricks, KC Lightfoot, Chris Nilsen
Long jump: Marquis Dendy, JuVaughn Harrison, Steffin McCarter
Triple jump: Chris Benard, Will Claye, Donald Scott
Shot put: Ryan Crouser, Joe Kovacs, Payton Otterdahl
Discus: Mason Finley, Reggie Jagers, Sam Mattis
Hammer: Daniel Haugh, Rudy Winkler, Alex Young
Javelin: Michael Shuey, Curtis Thompson
Decathlon: Steven Bastien, Garrett Scantling, Zach Ziemek
4x100m: Kenny Bednarek, Cravon Gillespie, Micah Williams (plus others selected in individual events)
4x400m: Elija Godwin, Vernon Norwood, Trevor Stewart (plus others selected in individual events)

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