Kerley heads US quartet into men's world 100m final

Kerley heads US quartet into men’s world 100m final

In-form Fred Carey led a quartet of American sprinters into the men’s 100-meter final at the World Athletics Championships in Eugene, Oregon, on Saturday.

Carey, who clocked a sensational heat-winning 9.79 seconds in the first round on Friday, reached her semi-final with a comfortable 10.02 seconds.

Second was teammate and defending champion Christian Coleman, who missed last year’s Tokyo Olympics after missing three doping tests.

Olympic 200 m champion Andre de Grasse, a two-time 100 m bronze medalist, failed to move past Kerli’s heat after finishing in 10.21.

A third American, Trayvon Bromell, was second in the photo-finish with South African Akani Simibine (9.97 s) in the first of three heats.

and fourth, Marvin Bracey, finished second in the final heat won by Jamaica’s Oblique Seville in 9.90s.

The two other fastest qualifiers were Abdul Hakim Sani Brown of Japan and Aaron Brown of Canada, with only two sprinters automatically from each semi-final for the final scheduled for 0250 GMT.

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