Ronnie Baker, Andre de Grasse Headline 100m Semifinals originally appeared on NBC Sports Philadelphia
The Tokyo Olympics will crown a new fastest man alive on Sunday morning. After Usain Bolt won the 100m at the last three Olympics, which sprinter will come out on top?
The final is set to be held at 8:50 a.m. ET. Stream it live here:
The three semifinal races were full of surprises, as some unlikely competitors qualified for the final while other contenders missed qualification all together.
American Trayvon Bromell, who had the fastest time in the world this year (9.77) and was a favorite, failed to qualify for the final after running a 10.00. He was third in the second semifinal, missing the automatic qualification (second place) by less than one hundredth of a second.
Canadian Andre de Grasse and South African Akani Simbine were among the other favorites, and both qualified for the final with semifinal times of 9.98 and 9.90, respectively.
Ronnie Baker, another U.S. sprinter, ran a personal-best 9.83 in the third semifinal to easily qualify. Fellow American Fred Kerley also qualified with a 9.96 to win the first semifinal.
Here’s the full list of athletes competing in the 100m final, with their qualifying times from the semifinal races:
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