US Olympic Star Fred Kerley Aims to Make Richest Athlete List Through Crypto Move

Published 12/07/2021, 7:34 AM EST
Tokyo 2020 Olympics – Athletics – Men’s 100m – Final – OLS – Olympic Stadium, Tokyo, Japan – August 1, 2021. Fred Kerley of the United States after winning silver REUTERS/Andrew Boyers

American sprinter Fred Kerley is best known for competing in the 4oom race. Kerley has also won medals in multiple World Championships. this includes an individual bronze and relays gold at the 2019 edition.

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With a personal best of 43.64 seconds, Fred Kerley is the 8th fastest man in the world. After the lockdown, Kerley shifted to 100m and his decision paid off as he bagged the Silver medal at Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

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Recently, Kerley has shown his desire towards blockchain technology-based crypto currencies.

 

Kerley’s ultimate dream

In September, Bleacher Report released a list of the highest-paid athletes in the world. Kerley seemed to be quite impressed by this list as he took to Twitter to share that he too one day, will be on this list.

Tokyo 2020 Olympics – Athletics – Men’s 100m – Medal Ceremony – Olympic Stadium, Tokyo, Japan – August 2, 2021. Silver medallist, Fred Kerley of the United States poses on the podium REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

Kerley’s current net worth is $1.5 million. Meanwhile, the list contains names of big athletes like Cristiano Ronaldo and Tiger Woods. The list is topped by the legend Michael Jordan with a net worth of $2.62 billion.

Now, Kerley might have found out an interesting way to be a part of that list. He took to Twitter to reveal that he is interested to work with cryptocurrency.

“I need to make a bank with Crypto,” tweeted Kerley. Crypto has gained much popularity in recent years. Several athletes have let go of the dollar to deal with crypto. In fact, according to reports, many of the highest-paid athletes have actually requested that their salaries be paid in cryptocurrency.

Fred Kerley all set to beat Usain Bolt

Kerley has been unstoppable since the Olympics. Moreover, he took on Twitter to share his record time goals, and it looks like he is out there to beat the legend Usain Bolt.

“9, 18, and 42” posted Kerley.

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This means that he aims to be in the 9-second range for 100m, while for the 200m and 400m, he aims to be in the 18 seconds and 42-second range.

Both the 100m and the 200m world records are currently held by Usain Bolt, with 9.58 seconds being the timing to beat. Meanwhile, Kerley’s best timing is 9.84 seconds. Again, the timing to beat for the 200m is 19.19 seconds. Kerley has set the mark as 18, which means he is aiming to make a new world record.

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With the World Championships on the way, it will be interesting to see whether or not Fred Kerley can live up to his goals.

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Richa Goswami

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Richa Goswami is a US Sports writer at EssentiallySports. As an adherent learner, she uses her journalistic persona to navigate through new skills. Richa has completed her schooling at Don Bosco.

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