Justin Gatlin won the 100 meters at the 2016 U.S. Track and Field Olympic Trials and looks to add more Olympic medals to his collection.
Justin Gatlin won the men’s 100 meters in 9.80 seconds at the 2016 U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials on Sunday afternoon.
Gatlin won gold at the 2004 Olympics in Athens before serving a four-year suspension due to a positive test for testosterone that kept him out of competition until 2010. Gatlin won a silver medal behind Usain Bolt at the 2012 Olympics in London.
Gatlin ran a season’s best of 9.83 in the semifinal, which was the fastest in the world for 2016 until he topped it in the final. Last year, Gatlin ran a personal best of 9.74 at the age of 33. He was considered a strong contender to dethrone Bolt at last summer's world championships, but lost his form in the closing meters of the race and settled for silver. He also won silver in the 200 and 4x100 meter relay.
He will be joined by first-time Olympians Trayvon Bromell (2015 100-meter world championship bronze medalist) and former Florida State Seminoles wide receiver Marvin Bracy.