Fred Kerley of the United States led a clean sweep of the 100 meters after winning the gold medal in the World Athletics Championships in a thrilling race at Hayward Field in Oregon on Saturday.
The 27-year-old won the race in 9.86 seconds to claim gold, Marvin Bracy came second, winning silver and Trayvon Bromell won bronze in front of an ecstatic home crowd.
He said afterwards “The job was done at the finish line today. I held my composure and finished with the top time,”
“Feels amazing to do it on home soil with the crowd behind you. We said that the USA was gonna do it and we got the job done today,” he added.
Kerley went into the 100m final with the fastest time in the world this year, having posted 9.76 in the semi-finals of the US trials, with Bromell just 0.05 seconds slower with a season’s best of 9.81 and Bracy joint-third fastest with a time of 9.85