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USA Olympic Trials 18th-27th June

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  • Ladyloz
    Bumping this - my post from last night was 'unapproved' for a bit, presumably for the terrible crime of adding a link!!

    Interesting news overnight that Fred Kerley has scratched from the 400m and is running the 100 & 200 instead. Bit surprised and feels quite risky. He's run a decent 100m time of 9.91 but after Trayvon Bromell, the other 2 spots on the US team are wide open. For 200m his best time is 2024 and he probably needs to take a chunk off that to qualify. I'd say his medal chances if he qualifies for Tokyo are much better in the 400 compared to the shorter sprints.

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  • Ladyloz
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    USA Olympic Trials 18th-27th June

    Think this deserves it's own thread I think, only a few days to go now. Always throws up some shocks and surprises. Hopefully Luckyspikes will work his magic and come up with a stream for us to watch in the UK.

    Status of Entries | USA Track & Field (

    Looking at the latest entry lists; a few things to note as follows:-
    • Michael Norman and Allyson Felix have declared for both 200 & 400m. And Ato Boldon was telling everyone on Social Media that Felix was only going to do the 200m at trials.
    • Trayvon Bromell has scratched from the 200m
    • New NCAA champion Joseph Fanbulleh has not been entered for the 200m. I don't know if he can appeal or not but a shame if he's missing.
    • Donovan Brazier has declared for both the 800 and 1500m.
    • Cole Hocker and Cooper Teare have declared for both the 1500m and 5000m which surprised me. I assumed Teare would focus on 5K and Hocker the 1500m.
    • Shelby Houlihan, Elle Purrier and Jenny Simpson have all declared for the 1500m and 5000m. Houlihan hasn't raced all year and Simpson is struggling for form, although you'd never rule her out.
    • Tianna Bartoletta has declared for both the Long Jump and 100m.
    • And finally JuVaughn Harrison has declared for both the High Jump and Long Jump after doing the double at the NCAA championships. At the trials the finals of these events are both on the same day so they're making him work for it. I'd love to get to see him attempt this rare double in Tokyo.
    I wonder if the close proximity to the NCAAs will help the college athletes a bit as they can perhaps hold their peak for just a little longer? Normally the gap is around 2 weeks or so and in 2019 it was a lot longer as the US Champs weren't held until late July. Of course even those who do qualify may struggle to replicate their best form in Tokyo. There are always exceptions to this though, such as Grant Holloway in 2019.