USA’s Trayvon Bromell Offered Redemption At Nike Prefontaine Classic After Tokyo Olympics 2020 Disappointment

Published 08/14/2021, 3:05 PM 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


After his performance at the Tokyo Olympics, the American athlete, Trayvon Bromell, is being offered a golden opportunity. This time, he stands a chance to redeem himself by competing at the Nike Prefontaine Classic.

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Trayvon Jaquez Bromell is an American professional track and field athlete. Furthermore, he specializes in sprinting events. Not only this, but also, he was the first junior to break the 10-second barrier in the 100 meters with a time of 9.97 seconds, the current junior world record.

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The Prefontaine Classic is an Oregon Track Club event. It is one of the premier track and field meets in the United States, held in Eugene, Oregon. Furthermore, it draws a world calibre field to compete at Hayward Field on the campus of the University of Oregon, every year. This year, Andre De Grasse, Trayvon Bromell and Justin Gatlin are among a few other athletes who will compete in the 100m at the 2021 Prefontaine Classic-Diamond League.

Trayvon Bromell’s performance at Tokyo Olympics-disappointing

Apparently, the American fans had high expectations from Trayvon Bromell to perform remarkably at the Summer Games in Tokyo. However, he could not satisfy the audience. Despite being the fastest sprinter this year, the American could not get past the first round of heats.

As one of the top favourites with a timing of 9.77 seconds, nobody expected him to lose in the heat. Failing to achieve a medal at the Olympics was thus did neither seem right for him nor to his audience.

Opportunity for Trayvon Bromell at the Prefontaine Classic

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Apparently, all-star athletes are chosen from the sprinting category. With certainty, they fill all nine lanes of the re-imagined Hayward Field on the University of Oregon campus. This year, the competition will take place on 20th and 21st of August 2021. Besides this, the race is expected to be crisp. Since all nine athletes have sub-10 seconds personal bests.

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Even though the American will put in all he has, other athletes such as Andre De Grasse, a gold and a bronze medallist in 2oo meters and 100 meters respectively, holds a fair chance too. The Canadian has a record of 19.69 seconds and indeed will aim for a better performance this time in Eugene. De Grasse won the 200m gold three days after gaining bronze in the 100 with a personal best of 9.89.

The competition is cutthroat. Will Bromell be able to stand up to everyone’s expectations? Stay tuned to find out.

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Divya Chaturvedi

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Divya Chaturvedi is an Olympic Athletics author at EssentiallySports, currently pursuing her Under Graduate degree in Psychology from the University of Delhi. She's also an internationally recognized athlete, specializing in Shot Put and Discus, representing India at the International Children's Games held in Australia has been one of the biggest feats in her endeavor so far. Having participated in The Road to Wimbledon and representing the state several times, she bagged a number of titles for the same.

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