Fred Kerley wins 2022 World Athletics title as USA men sweep

In the showboating, talkative world of professional sprinting, Fred Kerley has always been something of an exception. He does not hit his chest when entering the blocks. His press conferences rarely make the news. He often ends his social media posts with the hashtag “#SayNoMore.”

He certainly didn’t need to say much on Saturday night.

Just under a year after winning silver at the Tokyo Olympics, Kerley crossed the finish line in the men’s 100m final at Hayward Field to claim his first world championship – and lead the first American sweep in this event since 1991.

Kerley, 27, finished in 9.86 seconds, two hundredths off what he ran in the final in Tokyo last summer. Marvin Bracy won the silver medal in 9.88, beating compatriot Trayvon Bromell by milliseconds.

“It’s amazing to do it at home with the home crowd behind us,” Kerley told reporters after the race. “It’s a wonderful blessing to wipe the slate clean. We’re all putting in the work.”


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