American Trayvon Bromell reinforced his favouritism for gold at the Tokyo Olympics after flying to victory in the men’s 100m sprint at Gateshead on Tuesday.
Bromell won the final Diamond League race prior to the Olympics in 9.98 seconds from British pair CJ Ujah [10.10] and Zharnel Hughes [10.13] in second and third respectively.
The victory at Gateshead was 26-year-old Bromell’s first-ever Diamond League triumph, following years plagued by injuries.
“I’ll take the win,” Bromell said. “I’m happy to cross the line with no injuries.
“I’m just trying to tune up for Tokyo, stay mentally relaxed and continue to fight.”
Bromell started strong and finished well ahead of the field, despite Ujah’s surge.
“I know I can do better than that. I want the gold,” Ujah said. “This is a different CJ and I am really excited.
“It’s now about getting out to Japan, acclimatising and preparing for the race.”