Fred Kerley warned the USA will chase international domination after he was topped world 100m champion.

Favorite Kerley claimed the 100m title forward of team-mates Marvin Bracy (9.88 seconds) and Trayvon Bromell (9.88 seconds) because the States sealed a house clear sweep in Eugene on Saturday night time.

He clocked 9.86 seconds on the World Athletics Championships so as to add to the 100m Olympic silver he gained in Tokyo final yr and the 400m world bronze from 2019.

Kerley, 27, was made to combat for the win and solely took the lead within the last 5 metres however held off the problem of his team-mates.

“It’s an exquisite blessing to get a clear sweep. I really feel we are able to dominate once more at subsequent yr’s World Championships (in Budapest),” mentioned Kerley, who solely stepped down from the 400m in the beginning of final yr.

“All of us put the work in, come again house and return once more subsequent yr. This win means I can do 100m, 200m and 400m. I obtained a medal in 400m and 100m.

“There’s one solely subsequent. I strategy the 200m by getting relaxation in the present day and tomorrow and get the job carried out Monday morning.”

It got here after Nice Britain’s Zharnel Hughes crashed out within the semi-final when he stumbled in his warmth, solely working 10.13 seconds.

He mentioned: “It was a mis-step that price me the race. I couldn’t do something about it.

“It’s very tough to undergo however the Lord provides the hardest battles for the strongest troopers. I imagine I’m one of many strongest troopers and can come via the combat with my head up.”

Olympic champion Marcell Jacobs had already pulled out forward of the semi-final saying he didn’t wish to threat additional harm.

The Italian ran 10.04 seconds on Friday however appeared to be having difficulties in his warmth.

Dina Asher-Smith stormed to victory in her 100m warmth in 10.84 seconds – only one hundredth of a second off her British report – to qualify quickest for Sunday’s semi-final.

The defending 200m world champion, who additionally gained 100m silver in Doha, mentioned: “What I wanted to do was qualify and win my warmth. I’m coming right here as a reigning world champion and a world silver medallist so the aspirations are excessive for me.

“I knew I’d been ready all season to peak for this. I’ve obtained some extra to provide, however I’m completely satisfied that I nailed all of the important bits.

“I believed I set it up effectively. All these girls are very, very fast and there are some very proficient up and comers, in order that’s what you actually have to observe within the heats as a result of these are the ladies who have gotten completely nothing to lose.”

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Daryll Neita clocked a season’s better of 10.95 seconds to complete behind double Olympic champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and attain the semi-final.

Imani Lansiquot didn’t progress after coming fourth in 11.24 seconds in her race.

Laura Muir additionally reached Monday’s 1500m last after coming second in her semi-final. The Scot ran 4 minutes 01.78 seconds, a season’s greatest, as her hunt for a maiden World Championships medal continued.

She mentioned: “Contemplating that was the quickest I’ve run 1500m this yr, I’m very completely satisfied.

“After I ran the warmth I used to be ‘yeah, we’re effective’. I’m not going to say it was simple as a result of it was quick but it surely felt good and cozy at that tempo which is absolutely excellent news.”

Within the males’s race Josh Kerr, Neil Gourley and Jake Wightman all made Sunday’s semi-final in Oregon.

Earlier, Eilish McColgan blamed harm after she suffered disappointment within the 10,000m.

The 31-year-old, anticipated to have an out of doors shot of a medal having run the second quickest 10,000m this yr, completed 10th within the last.

She ran 30 minutes 34.60 seconds with Nice Britain team-mate Jess Judd 11th. Ethiopia’s Letesenbet Gidey, the world report holder, took gold in 30 minutes 09.94 seconds.

“I felt I used to be getting again match once more after which I picked up a niggle with my hamstring 5 days in the past,” mentioned McColgan, who remains to be resulting from run within the 5,000m.


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Andrew Pozzi certified for the 110m hurdles semi-final after working 13.45 seconds in his warmth to complete third.

He’s joined on Sunday by team-mates Dave King, who ran 13.57 seconds in warmth 5, and Josh Zeller who clocked 13.41 seconds in warmth two.

Aimee Pratt ran 9 minutes 18.91 seconds for a brand new British report within the 3000m steeplechase to make the ultimate however Lizzie Chicken didn’t qualify.

Morgan Lake pulled out of excessive leap qualification as she continues to self-isolate after catching Covid throughout Nice Britain’s holding camp.

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