Tokyo 2020 - Huge shock as favourite Trayvon Bromell crashes out in 100m semis, GB's Zharnel Hughes makes final
Su Bingtian shattered the Asian record with a new personal best to be a surprise fastest qualifier for the final. Ronnie Baker, Marcell Jacobs and Akani Simbine pushed the Chinese sprinter close to also qualify from the third and fastest semi-final as Bromell was pushed out and Hughes went through. You want it? We have it. Stream every Olympic event live on discovery+
Trayvon Bromell of Team United States reacts after competing in the Men's 100m Semi-Final on day nine of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on August 01, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan.
Great Britain's Hughes qualified automatically as he took a surprise win in the second semi-final with a time of 9.98, ahead of Enoch Adegoke of Nigeria. Bromell finished with 10.00 flat in the same heat and was eliminated, to huge surprise.
Bromell's compatriot Fred Kerley, a former 400m runner, edged out Andre De Grasse to take the first semi-final in a time of 9.96, with the Canadian just two one-hundredths of a second slower.
Having earned a reprieve in the first round, a nervy Reece Prescod again false started to play no part in the running of the opening 100m semi.
However he looked out of sorts in the heats and could finish only third behind Hughes and Adegoke, the Nigerian dipping more effectively to earn second place by the barest of margins in 10 seconds dead.
The American was then squeezed out of a fastest qualifier's spot as four athletes dipped beneath the ten-second mark in the final semi-final.
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South Africa's Akani Simbine (9.90) was the fourth, and took the second qualifying spot as a fastest loser.
The final appears wide open - any of the eight athletes through will count themselves as realistic medal contenders.
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