Women’s 100 meters:
The largest query surrounding this occasion: How will the highest three Jamaican girls end? It appears inevitable that Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Elaine Thompson-Herah and Shericka Jackson will sweep the medal stand. Fraser-Pryce, 35, has dominated the 100 meters this season; she is the one lady to run sub 10.70, and the one athlete to win this occasion 4 occasions.
Men’s 200 meters:
Lyles caught his tongue out and pointed at Knighton in celebration as he received the 200 on the U.S. championships final month, sparking a fiery postrace interview. Lyles is the reigning world champion and received bronze on the Tokyo Olympics, however his private greatest time is slower than Knighton’s.
Knighton, 18, ran the 200 on April 30 in 19.49 seconds, the fourth-fastest 200 time ever, breaking Usain Bolt’s same-age file by practically a half-second. Lyles is simply behind Knighton on the all-time checklist with a personal-best 19.50, however how these two end and, extra essential, how briskly they run, would be the focus of this race.
Women’s 200 meters:
Jackson of Jamaica is the favourite on this occasion. She sped previous Thompson-Herah, the reigning Olympic champion, and Fraser-Pryce on the Jamaican nationwide championships to run 21.55 seconds within the 200, the third-fastest time in historical past. Her time is simply behind Thompson-Herah’s 21.53 from final yr’s Tokyo Games, and although Thompson-Herah has not appeared up to her Olympic kind but this season, she usually runs quick at championship meets, so she will’t be counted out.
Men’s 400 meters:
Michael Norman, 24, is arguably one of the proficient sprinters within the historical past of this distance, however doesn’t have any particular person Olympic or world Championship medals to present for it. His private greatest within the 400 of 43.45 seconds is tied for the fourth-fastest time ever, however Norman hasn’t been in a position to put the items collectively at main meets as knowledgeable. This season, Norman has appeared his greatest since working 43.45 in 2019, delivering a number of sub-44-second performances. He ran away from the sphere on the U.S. championships, successful in 43.56 seconds. If wholesome, Norman must be the primary American world champion within the 400 since LaShawn Merritt in 2013.