Trayvon Bromell continues to demonstrate he’ll be the man to beat in the 100 metres at the Tokyo Olympics.
Bromell, 26, was fresh off a 10.01 performance at Diamond League Monaco on Friday and has a world-leading time of 9.77 this season.
Chijindu Ujah was second in Tuesday’s race in 10.10, followed by fellow Brit and European champion Zharnel Hughes (10.13).
Andre De Grasse placed fourth for the second consecutive race, crossing the line in 10.13 in his final Diamond League event before the Olympics later this month after running 10-flat in Monaco. He has now run over 10 seconds four times in seven races this season.
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Bromell has won two of three showdowns this season against De Grasse, whom he battled during his college days in the NCAA. In April, Bromell posted a convincing victory in 9.88 over runner-up De Grasse (10.05) at the North Florida Invitational in Jacksonville.
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De Grasse will be in tough in Tokyo as seven men, including Olympic-bound Bromell, Ronnie Baker (9.85) and Fred Kerley (9.86), have run faster in 2021 than his 9.90 personal best and silver-medal performance at the 2019 world championships.
11 races in 13-week stretch
Later Tuesday, De Grasse ran an impressive anchor leg in the 4×100 relay, leading Canada to a second-place finish in a season-best 38.29 seconds. Great Britain prevailed in a world-leading 38.27 while the Netherlands was third in 38.49.
Many of Canada’s 57-member track and field team have stopped competing ahead of its pre-Olympic training camp in Gifu, Japan.
At the 2016 Rio Olympics, De Grasse followed up his bronze and a then-personal-best time of 9.91 in the 100 with silver in the 200 before running the anchor leg with Aaron Brown, Akeem Haynes and Brendon Rodney to set a Canadian record of 37.64 en route to bronze.
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