Three years ago, it seemed implausible that Trayvon Bromell and Allyson Felix would represent the United States at a 2020 Olympic Games. Bromell was coping with a debilitating sequence of injuries, and Felix was coming off a difficult childbirth.
Now that it is the 2021 Olympics, they will be running for medals in Tokyo.
Bromell won the 100m in 9.80 (0.8m/s), and Felix made her fifth Olympic team during the USA Olympic Trials on Sunday night (20) in Eugene, Oregon.
The 25-year-old Bromell once thought his end had come. He left the Rio Olympics in a wheelchair after aggravating a heel injury.
He has had two achilles surgeries over the past five years, and in a span of three-and-a-half years ran three races. He was effectively out of athletics. He credited religious faith for turning around his life, on and off the track.
Winkler breaks North American hammer record
Rudy Winkler broke Lance Deal’s 25-year-old North American hammer record with a distance of 82.71m.
Winkler opened with 80.75m to break the meeting record, then followed it with his winning mark in round two. He went on to record three more throws beyond 80 metres, including an 82.10m effort in round four.
SOURCE: World Athletics