sunny.png
Friday October 22nd, 2021 3:14PM

Bromell looks to replace Bolt atop Olympic 100-meter podium

By The Associated Press
Related Articles
  Contact Editor

TOKYO (AP) — There will be a new fastest man of the Olympics crowned Sunday when the 100-meter dash is run without Usain Bolt in the finals for the first time since 2008.

The favorite to claim the gold is American sprinter Trayvon Bromell, a 26-year-old from St. Petersburg, Florida. The race is the marquee event of the Olympics and closes out a busy night at Olympic Stadium.

Newly minted Olympic all-around champion Sunisa Lee will be looking to add to her medal haul in the uneven bars final, while Americans Jade Carey and MyKayla Skinner are medal threats in the vault finals.

Here are some things to watch (all times Eastern):

TRACK & FIELD

There will be a new gold medalist in the marquee race of the Olympics and it just might be an American who takes over the spot left open by Usain Bolt's retirement.

Bolt won three consecutive golds in the men's 100-meter dash but he's now moved on in his life and there's an opening for a new star. Trayvon Bromell doesn't have the same swagger as Bolt, but he does have speed.

The 26-year-old from Florida is an unassuming sprinter in a showman's event. Bromell is the favorite in Sunday's gold medal race. He'll be challenged by teammate Ronnie Baker, Andre De Grasse of Canada and Akani Simbine of South Africa.

Bromell won U.S. Olympic trials and also has the top time of 2021, at 9.77 seconds. The sports books believe Bromell will win and he's the even-money favorite for the gold.

Olympic Stadium will be the centerpiece of Sunday night's Tokyo Games coverage, with medals also set to be handed out in the women's 100-meter hurdles and the men's long jump. NBC's primetime coverage begins at 7 p.m. and will also feature the women’s springboard final in diving and an elimination match in women's beach volleyball.

GYMNASTICS

Simone Biles is taking another night off in Tokyo, where she's found herself unable to compete because of mental health issues. She pulled out of the women's team final, the women's all-around and won't participate Sunday in the uneven bars or vault.

So it will be newly minted Olympic all-around champion Sunisa Lee looking to add to her haul in the uneven bars final. Lee and Belgium’s Nina Derwael are the heavy favorites to top the podium.

Americans Jade Carey and MyKayla Skinner posted two of the top four scores in vault during qualifying and will both be medal threats in the finals. Skinner made it into the final when defending Olympic champion Biles opted out.

Medals will also be handed out in men’s floor exercise, pommel horse and still rings. Coverage will be live at 4 a.m. on Peacock with encore presentations during NBC's primetime coverage.

BASKETBALL

The U.S. women's basketball team will continue the quest for a seventh consecutive gold medal as Sue Bird and Diana Taurasi lead the Americans against France in the final game of group play.

The women are 2-0 in group play. The game against France will be aired at 12:40 a.m. on USA Network.

In men's competition, Slovenia against reigning World Cup champion Spain is the game of note.

Luka Doncic has had a spectacular Olympics for Slovenia and is the leading scorer in Tokyo; Slovenia’s men’s national team is 15-0 all time when he’s in the lineup.

The game will decide the winner of Group C and be assured of a top-four seed in the quarterfinals — but both Slovenia and Spain will be in the quarterfinals, win or lose. The game is at 4:20 a.m. on USA Network.

IN OTHER NOTABLE ACTION

Elimination rounds in women's beach volleyball will be live in primetime on both NBC and CNBC beginning at 8 p.m.

Novak Djokovic’s quest for the Golden Slam ended and the men's top-ranked tennis player in the world left Tokyo without a single medal. Alexander Zverev of Germany knocked off Djokovic and will play Karen Khachanov of the Russian Olympic Committee in the gold medal match live for the late crowd on The Olympic Channel with an afternoon replay on USA Network.

The U.S. men's water polo team will play Greece live in primetime on CNBC, where coverage of men's elimination round beach volleyball and the fencing men’s team foil final will also air.

CNBC will also showcase the field hockey women's quarterfinal live, as well as the bronze medal and gold medal matches of women's doubles badminton.

___

More AP Olympics: https://apnews.com/hub/2020-tokyo-olympics and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports

  • Associated Categories: Associated Press (AP), AP Sports, AP Online Basketball, AP Online Tennis, College Sports, AP Entertainment, AP Online TV News, AP Sports - Women's College Basketball, AP Sports - Men's Tennis, AP Sports - Women's Tennis
© Copyright 2021 AccessWDUN.com
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
Bromell looks to replace Bolt atop Olympic 100-meter podium
Usain Bolt has retired so there will be a new fastest man at the Olympics for the first time since 2008 when the men’s 100-meter dash is held on Day 9 of the Tokyo Games
1:09PM ( 31 minutes ago )
California learns costly pandemic lesson about hospitals
California spent nearly $200 million to set up, operate and staff alternate care sites that ultimately provided little help when the state's worst coronavirus surge spiraled out of control last winter
1:03PM ( 36 minutes ago )
Turkey evacuates panicked tourists by boat from wildfires
Panicked tourists in Turkey hurried to the seashore to wait for rescue boats after being told to evacuate some hotels in the Aegean resort town of Bodrum due to the dangers posed by nearby wildfires
12:54PM ( 45 minutes ago )
Associated Press (AP)
Thompson-Herah breaks Flo Jo's Olympic record in women's 100
Elaine Thompson-Herah broke Florence Griffith Joyner’s 33-year-old Olympic record in the women’s 100 meters
12:23PM ( 1 hour ago )
US women's Olympic hoops team adjusting to styles of play
The U.S. women’s basketball team isn’t clicking at the Tokyo Games the way the Americans would like
12:19PM ( 1 hour ago )
Busy at deadline, Indians trade OF Eddie Rosario to Braves
Busy at the trading deadline, the Cleveland Indians sent outfielder Eddie Rosario to the Atlanta Braves for infielder Pablo Sandoval
11:55AM ( 1 hour ago )
AP Sports
Swimming wraps up with Dressel going for another gold medal
The final night of swimming gives Caeleb Dressel and four-time Olympic medalist Simone Manuel more chances to collect hardware on Day 8 of the Tokyo Games
1:10PM ( 1 day ago )
US-Czech game has major Olympic quarterfinal implications
There is no aura of invincibility around this U.S. men’s basketball team
6:50AM ( 1 day ago )
US uses dominant inside presence to beat Japan 86-69
A’ja Wilson scored 20 points and Breanna Stewart added 15 to help the U.S. beat Japan 86-69 in the women's basketball tournament
3:29AM ( 1 day ago )
AP Online Basketball
Olympic Latest: Poland gets surprising gold in 4x400 mixed
Poland was a surprise winner in the Olympic debut of the 4x400 mixed relay event, holding off a late charge from an American team that didn’t have Allyson Felix in the lineup
9:05AM ( 4 hours ago )
Olympic Latest: Taiwan sweeps China for badminton gold
Taiwan’s Lee Yang and Wang Chi-Lin have swept China’s Li Jun Hui and Liu Yu Chen for gold in the men’s doubles badminton final
9:02AM ( 4 hours ago )
Olympic Latest: Stahl earns Swedes' first discus gold
Daniel Stahl has won gold in the men’s discus to give Sweden its first Olympic title in the event
8:47AM ( 4 hours ago )
AP Online Tennis
Perfectly Impossible; Gymnasts wrestle with the imperfect
Even as they soar to the top of their sport, the best gymnasts in the world grapple with the idea of imperfection
5:29AM ( 8 hours ago )
SEC welcomes Texas, Oklahoma after boards accept invitations
Regents at Texas and Oklahoma have voted to accept invitations to the Southeastern Conference
3:10PM ( 22 hours ago )
Carl Levin, Michigan's longest-serving senator, dies at 87
Former Sen. Carl Levin, a powerful voice for the military during his career as Michigan’s longest-serving U.S. senator, has died
3:03PM ( 22 hours ago )
College Sports
Chinese pop star detained on suspicion of rape
Beijing police say Chinese-Canadian pop star Kris Wu has been detained on suspicion of rape
11:40AM ( 2 hours ago )
The Latest: Dallas judge says masks required in courthouses
An administrative court judge has ordered that anyone entering a Dallas County courthouse must be wearing a mask to be admitted
9:21PM ( 16 hours ago )
Alaska Native artist creates stamp for Postal Service
An Alaska Native artist has created a new stamp for the U.S. Postal Service
7:26PM ( 18 hours ago )
AP Entertainment
TV show 'Johnson' takes glimpse into Black male perspective
The new television series “Johnson” is being viewed as the male version of “Sex in the City” and “Insecure.”
1:11PM ( 1 day ago )
Caeleb Dressel goes for more gold on Day 7 of Tokyo Games
Caeleb Dressel is expected to be the star of Day 7 at the Tokyo Games as he seeks his third gold medal in Friday night coverage of the Olympics
12:52PM ( 2 days ago )
From the Emperor on down: Memories of the '64 Tokyo Olympics
Every Japanese of a certain age has memories of the 1964 Tokyo Olympics
5:25AM ( 2 days ago )
AP Online TV News
Colleges scramble to ensure NIL deals are safe, compliant
The groundbreaking ruling that went into effect on enabling college athletes to profit from their name, image and likeness for the first time has sent college and university athletic directors and compliance officers scrambling
6:58PM ( 4 weeks ago )
Collen 'going to be me' taking over Baylor women's program
Nicki Collen is going to be herself as head coach for three-time women's national champion Baylor
6:46PM ( 2 months ago )
NCAA extends contract of President Mark Emmert through 2025
The NCAA Board of Governors has voted to extend the contract of President Mark Emmert by two years through 2025
10:24PM ( 3 months ago )
AP Sports - Women's College Basketball
Olympics Latest: Turkey's Gazoz wins Tokyo archery title
Mete Gazoz of Turkey has won the men’s individual archery title at the Tokyo Games
5:37AM ( 8 hours ago )
Djokovic's temper flares up in bronze-medal match loss
Novak Djokovic is leaving the Olympics without a medal in singles
5:15AM ( 8 hours ago )
Olympic Latest: Djokovic loses in bronze medal tennis match
Novak Djokovic is leaving the Olympics without a medal in singles
5:05AM ( 8 hours ago )
AP Sports - Men's Tennis
Big day for Dressel, Chinese in pool, Lee in gymnastics
Caeleb Dressel got his first individual gold medal, the Chinese women put together a record-setting relay and American Sunisa Lee won the women’s all-around gymnastics gold
9:37AM ( 2 days ago )
Olympics Latest: Sunisa Lee wins all-around gold
Sunisa Lee became the fifth straight American woman to claim the Olympic title in the women’s all-around
9:05AM ( 2 days ago )
Olympics Latest: Russian fencers win gold in team foil
Russian fencers won gold in the women’s team foil by beating France 45-34 in the final
8:23AM ( 2 days ago )
AP Sports - Women's Tennis
California learns costly pandemic lesson about hospitals
California spent nearly $200 million to set up, operate and staff alternate care sites that ultimately provided little help when the state's worst coronavirus surge spiraled out of control last winter
1:03PM ( 36 minutes ago )
Turkey evacuates panicked tourists by boat from wildfires
Panicked tourists in Turkey hurried to the seashore to wait for rescue boats after being told to evacuate some hotels in the Aegean resort town of Bodrum due to the dangers posed by nearby wildfires
12:54PM ( 45 minutes ago )
The Latest: U.S. eviction moratorium ends amid virus surge
Tenants who are months behind on rent face the end to a federal eviction moratorium on Saturday
12:54PM ( 46 minutes ago )
Chinese-Canadian pop star detained on suspicion of rape
Beijing police say Chinese-Canadian pop star Kris Wu has been detained on suspicion of rape
12:28PM ( 1 hour ago )
Schumer: Senators will 'get the job done' on infrastructure
The Senate has convened for a rare weekend session
12:25PM ( 1 hour ago )