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Fred Curley impresses in 9’83, Sha’Karri Richardson dropped out of series during US tryouts

We won’t see Sha’Karri Richardson in the 100m at the World Championships (July 15-24). To everyone’s surprise, the sprinter dropped out of the Eugene Trials on Thursday, finishing 5th in her race in 11:31, 23rd in that first round. The Texan, who clocked 10.85 in New York two weeks ago and appeared to be back in shape at just the right time, was one of the attractions of these 2022 trials, a year after her success on the straight, invalidated a few days later due to to a positive cannabis test that would ban her from the Tokyo Olympics.

But the explosive athlete coached by Dennis Mitchell missed the run completely. Without a hit, unable to determine his traditional mid-race acceleration, Richardson fell from a very high point and gave no explanation for this unexpectedly poor performance. Having passed in front of the media non-stop, she can still dream of qualifying for the 200m at the World Championships, but for this she will have to finish in the top three.

This first round was less challenging for the other favorites in the 100m, starting with Alea Hobbs (10’88, +1.5m/s), Twanisha Terry (10’92, +2m/s) and Tamara Clarke ( 10′ 94 years, +1.5 m/s) who could share three tickets to the World Cup.

Where will Fred Curley stay?

Minutes after the shock of Sha’Karri Richardson’s early elimination, the men’s 100m races were less full of surprises. But Olympic vice-champion Fred Curly sent a very clear signal of his current form by winning the race in 9’83 (+1.5 m/s), a personal best improved by a hundredth, and above all, a best in the world. of the year.

The Texan, a former 400m specialist (doha 2019 world bronze medalist) didn’t stop in the mixed doubles either, but his daunting ease spoke for him and he will be hard to stop this weekend. Last year’s trials winner Trayvon Bromell will also advance to the semi-finals (10”10, -0.4 m/s), as will world champion Christian Coleman (10’08, -0.7 m/s), who has already qualified. for this world championship title, but who needs racing to find a very high level. We will also find Kenny Bednarek (10”10) and Mika Williams (10”11) in the semi-final who ran in the same series (+0.4 m/s).

Cole Hawker and Tara Davis are also disappointing.

At 1500m, a big disappointment for one of the favorites of the local audience, young Cole Hawker (21), a former student at the University of Oregon. The reigning U.S. champion and 6th at the Tokyo Olympics, he was stuck in his streak, dropping from 1st to 6th on the final lap, and his time of 3:39:57 prevented him from qualifying for the Olympics in time . the final. He will try to redeem himself in the 5000 meters.

Another unexpected result of this first day in Eugene, Tara Davis’ failure in the end. Sixth at the Tokyo Olympics, a former student at the University of Texas, did not have the slightest measured jump. The victory went to Kuanesha Burks with a jump of 7.06 m (+2.7 m/s), ahead of Jasmine Moore (6.80 m, +2.5 m/s) and Tiffany Flynn (6.69 m, +1.3 m/s).

In the gavel, World Athlete of the Year (79.02m) Brooke Andersen won with a score of 77.96m, ahead of Jane Kassanavoid (76.04m) and Annette Echikunwoke (73.76m). DeAnna Price, who has already qualified for the World Championship due to her 2019 Doha win, is in fourth place (73.07m).

Finally, in the third final on Thursday, Andrew Evans won the discus throw event with a score of 63.31m, ahead of Dallin Shurts (62.32m) and Sam Mattis (62.25m).

Successful entry for Allison Felix

At 36, multiple Olympic and World Championship medalist Allison Felix is ​​living out her final weeks of competition as she retires at the end of the season. She is competing in the US Championships for the 21st time, and after the audience’s applause during the presentation, she did an excellent job with her first 400m lap, winning it in 52 hours and 30 minutes.

Automatically qualified for the World Championships thanks to his Doha title in the 400m hurdles in 2019, Delilah Muhammad normally had to be at the start of his series to at least validate his ticket, that’s the current rule. But after suffering a hamstring injury for several days, she finally received a medical waiver from the American Federation allowing her not to queue, and her package will not prevent her from defending her title in three weeks.

Her great low hurdles rival, Olympian and world record holder (51in 46) Sidney McLaughlin dominated her series very calmly with a time of 54h11 and almost two seconds ahead of her pursuer, Ashley Spencer.

Brazier and Mou for a rendezvous

2019 World Champion in the 800m Donavan Brazer automatically qualifies for the World Championships as the defending champion. Disabled for weeks with bursitis in his right leg and not quite sure he would be starting in three weeks, he nonetheless seemed quite encouraging during his streak, winning in 1:46:49 at the cost of considerable effort at home. stretching, which was his second 800m run of the season after playing in Doha in the Diamond League (6th in 1’50”58).

For her part, Olympian 800m champion Ating Moo ran her race in the lead from start to finish, with a very comfortable lead over her followers, before slowing down in the last 100m to win in 2:01’24. Don’t worry about Aggie Wilson or Raven Rogers on their show.

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