(Sports news) It was a one on one battle against the fastest sprinters in the world. Christian Coleman was returning into competition after a gap of 18 months, he was serving a ban for missing drug tests. Coleman was up against Trayvon Bromell, he was the fastest sprinter of the 2021 season in the 100 metres.
It was supposed to be between these two and it most certainly was. Bromell was looking for a win since he had been running well over the last few months and Coleman had just run a 300m few days back so he was on the backfoot. Both the athletes seemed to be already looking at the finish line when they were warming up at the start. Lane 4 had Ronnie Baker who had the 3rd fastest time in history, lane 5 had Bromell who had the 2nd fastest time last year at this event, in lane 6 was Coleman who is the fastest ever in the 60m event and in lane 7 was Noah Lyles who is among the best in the 200 metres.
The world record holder had the best start as he secured the lead over the rest of the pack. He was closely followed by Bromell and then Baker. The three sprinters slowly moved from the rest as Lyles seemed to have picked up speed in the end. Bromell was catching up to Coleman and almost managed to come level with him but it was second place from him. There was only a one hundredth second difference between the two as Coleman clocked 6.49 secs, Bromell was timed at 6.50 and Baker came third with 6.54.
The two time World Championship winner will be waiting to repeat what he did in the 100m races this year. The Millrose games certainly was the perfect comeback for Coleman as he left a hint on the track for what was to come in the next few months. As for Bromell he will have to figure out to match Coleman’s start which gave him the lead and the 26 year old could only come close at the finish line.
Bromell certainly can prove his mettle in the 100m and a strong finish can help him beat Coleman. Even though both have the joint 6th fastest time in history, Bromell did it a few months back. The rivalry has already started now, few records might be in the red zone this year and the Americans might take over like Jamaica did a few years back.