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English Gardner won the women's 100 meters in 10.74 seconds to secure her first Olympic team berth at the 2016 U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials on Sunday afternoon.o the Olympics with the fastest 100-meter time in the world.

By Chris Chavez
July 03, 2016

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English Gardner won the women's 100 meters in 10.74 seconds to secure her first Olympic team berth at the 2016 U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials on Sunday afternoon.

Gardner was a star at Oregon as she won the 2011 and 2012 NCAA titles. She won the 2013 U.S. national championships and went on to finish fourth at the world championships in Moscow. She did not make it out of the semifinals at last year's world championships.

Tianna Bartoletta, who finished fourth in the 100-meter final at the 2012 Olympics, took second. Tori Bowie was third.

Watch the women's 100 meter final below:

Bowie, who primarily focused on the long jump until 2014, has blossomed as the United States’s latest sprint sensation as she clocked the fastest time in 2014 and won a bronze medal at the 2015 world championships in Beijing in the 100 meters.

Only Jamaican Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and the Netherlands’ Dafne Schippers finished ahead of her. Fraser-Pryce has been battling a foot injury in 2016 and may not be favored to defend the Olympic titles she won in 2008 and 2012.

 

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