United State of America sprinter – Trayvon Bromell became the sixth fastest man in history on Saturday, September 18 having ran 9.76 seconds to win the men’s 100m final at Continental Tour Gold in Nairobi, Kenya.
Despite failing to impress at the just ended Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games in Japan, Bromell signed off the year in style by improving his Personal Best by one hundredth of a second to clock a world-leading mark for 2021 while beating 2004 Olympic champion – Justin Gatlin who had to settle for third.
“I may not have grabbed the gold in Tokyo but where I come from, I’ve already won,” Bromell posted on social media.
“I pray that I can continue to show you all that no matter what you go through, no one on this earth can control your fate,” he added.
Bromell now joins Christian Coleman [9.76] as the sixth fastest man in history, with only Justin Gatlin [9.74], Asafa Powell [9.72], Yohan Blake and Tyson Gay [9.69], and Usain Bolt [9.58] producing faster times.
The 9.76 equals the 15th fastest time, with Bolt claiming the three fastest times and four faster than Bromell, Blake and Gatlin three times, while Gay and Powell have two.
It was a remarkable night for Ferdinand Omanyala who finished second in 9.77 seconds, an African record and the eight fastest world time.
Omanyala began this year with a PB of merely 10.32 but the Kenyan is now No.8 all-time as he leapfrogged the likes of Maurice Greene, reigning Olympic champion Lamont Marcell Jacobs and Carl Lewis on the all-time lists.