EUGENE, USA – American champion, Justin Gatlin, says the USA will be going for a clean sweep of the medals in the men’s 100m at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in August.
Gatlin made the comment during an interview after winning the U.S. Olympic Trials title on Sunday at Hayward Field in Eugene on Sunday.
The 2004 Athens champion ran a world-leading time of 9.80 seconds (+1.6 m/s) to win the men’s 100m title, beating World Indoor 60m champion, Trayvon Bromell and Marvin Bracy to the finishing line.
“We’re gonna go 1-2-3 once again in Rio,” Gatlin predicted on NBC.
Bromell, who won a bronze medal behind Usain Bolt and Gatlin at the Beijing World Championships last summer, equalled his personal best time with 9.84 seconds, while Bracy, a former World Indoor Championships silver medallist, ran 9.98 for third place.
If the USA is going to finish 1-2-3 at the Olympics, Gatlin, Bromell and Bracy will need to get past the likes of a fit Usain Bolt, his countryman and 2011 world champion, Yohan Blake, along with the in-form Jimmy Vicaut of France, who has a year best of 9.86secs.
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jamaican are the best american are the biggest drug cheaters marion jones justin gatlin merrit and i could go on but this 100 m will sent justin gatlin into retirement them a go tired fe see our face cant get us out a the race god bless jamaica
That’s right for the Americans to get the 1-2-3 they’ll have to get past Bolt and Jimmy of France and that will not be and easy task to complete
Davis Muhammad Sr. You are a spam
at least we are not 3rd class citizen in our own country, remember jesse owens racing horses for a living after the olympics.
why is this guy still runnung after drug BANS
You J’cans sound like delusional miscreants…unable to to be held accountable:
J’can dopers: VCB, Powell, Blake, Ottey, Carter…come on man…this is too easy
@Star Blaze, You hypocritical, delusional J’cans need to stop D-boy Nesta Carter from doping and return the 2008 and 2012 4×100 relay medals…damn dope fiends…the audacity of you two-faced J’cans…smh
Bolt is vulnerable again, Gatlin doesn’t let him off the hook twice, Yohan Blake and Jimmy Vicaut concern no one…I got Gatlin, then Bolt, then Brommell, US runs 37 flat in the 4×100
All Gatlin said in the NBC interview with Lewis Johnson was “USA 1,2,3…” He said nothing about a sweep or spoke at length about anything else to that effect…. Another bullshit writer associated with trackalerts.com. Anthony Foster has aligned himself with ppl who are not the right fit for this blog.
Lol. Woi, Gatlin turn comedian.
Have they got a new pharmaceutical product? remember Flo Jo guys, history have a way of talking to you guys.
1-2-3 for the USA says Gatlin… I wonder what would happen if this really win all the medals… He thinks Bolt won’t make it to #Rio2016