Trayvon Bromell, an alumnus of Gibbs High, said he has withdrawn from competing in the 200 meter race at the Olympic trials for U.S. track and field. This announcement came after he’d secured a berth at the Olympics in August for the 100 meters.
Finishing in second place to Justin Gatlin in the 100 meter final and securing a spot on the Olympic team, Bromell left the trials in Eugene, Oregon and headed for Waco, Texas. There he attended Baylor and was an NCAA champion.
He didn’t provide an explanation about his decision to remove himself from the 200.
After his May spraining of his left Achilles tendon, the trials were Bromell’s first race since June 2 in Rome. In the final for the 100 at the trials, he finished in 9.84 seconds, which is this year’s second-best time in the world.
In the World Championship last year, Bromell was tied for third place.
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