| Event type

100 metres, Men

Date31 July – 1 August 2021
LocationJapan National Stadium, Kasumigaoka, Shinjuku, Tokyo
Participants78 from 59 countries

The three-time defending champion, Usain Bolt, was no longer competing and this was the first Olympic sprints competition without him since the 2000 Sydney Olympics. In his absence there was no clear favorite. The best sprinter since Rio had been American Christian Coleman, who won the 2019 World Championship, but he fell afoul of whereabouts failures and was subject to a doping penalty, which kept him out of Tokyo.

The slight favorite for this event, per Track & Field News, was American Trayvon Bromell, who was coming back from injuries and had won the US Olympic Trials. Also considered were another USA sprinter, Ronnie Baker, runner-up to Bromell at the Trials, and Canadian Andre De Grasse, also returning from sub-par years, but De Grasse had won bronze in this event at Rio, along with a silver in the 200.

Bromell did not produce at Tokyo, and failed to make the final. Baker and De Grasse qualified, with Baker considered a slight favorite. Baker led the final through the first 50 metres, but at that point was caught by the American-born Italian Lamont Marcell Jacobs. Jacobs moved ahead, pushed by another US runner, Fred Kerley who, until 2021, had been primarily a 400 metre specialist.

De Grasse had started poorly out in lane 9, but started closing, but Jacobs could not be headed, and the Italian took the gold medal over Kerley, with De Grasse repeating his bronze medal from Rio, as Baker fell back to fifth place.

Jacobs was not a complete unknown as some in the media made him out to be, as TAFNews ranked him fifth in their pre-Olympic predictions but the victory was still an upset. Jacobs was born of an Italian-mother and an American soldier, and was raised initially in Texas, but when his father was re-assigned to Korea, Lamont and his mother returned to Italy and he rarely saw his father again.

PosNumberCompetitorNOCPreliminary RoundR1SFFinal
12428Lamont Marcell JacobsITA9.94 (1 h3)9.84 (3 h3)9.80 (1)Gold
23940Fred KerleyUSA9.97 (2 h5)9.96 (1 h1)9.84 (2)Silver
31425Andre De GrasseCAN9.91 (1 h5)9.98 (2 h1)9.89 (3)Bronze
43435Akani SimbineRSA10.08 (1 h6)9.90 (4 h3)9.93 (4)
53903Ronnie BakerUSA10.03 (1 h1)9.83 (2 h3)9.95 (5)
61499Su BingtianCHN10.05 (2 h4)9.83 (1 h3)9.98 (6)
AC r4/43056Enoch AdegokeNGR9.98 (1 h2)10.00 (2 h2)– (DNF)
AC r4/42051Zharnel HughesGBR10.04 (3 h2)9.98 (1 h2)– (DQ)
3 h1 r3/42785Ferdinand OmanyalaKEN10.01 (3 h5)10.00 (3 h1)
3 h2 r3/43909Trayvon BromellUSA10.05 (4 h2)10.00 (3 h2)
4 h1 r3/43413Gift LeotlelaRSA10.04 (1 h4)10.03 (4 h1)
4 h2 r3/42630Oblique SevilleJAM10.04 (2 h3)10.09 (4 h2)
5 h1 r3/41980Jimmy VicautFRA10.07 (2 h1)10.11 (5 h1)
5 h2 r3/41078Rohan BrowningAUS10.01 (1 h7)10.09 (5 h2)
5 h3 r3/43460Jason RogersSKN10.21 (3 h4)10.12 (5 h3)
6 h1 r3/42548Yohan BlakeJAM10.06 (2 h7)10.14 (6 h1)
6 h2 r3/43418Shaun MaswanganyiRSA10.12 (3 h3)10.10 (6 h2)
6 h3 r3/41523Arthur CisséCIV10.15 (2 h6)10.18 (6 h3)
7 h1 r3/43058Usheoritse ItsekiriNGR10.15 (3 h1)10.29 (7 h1)
7 h2 r3/42443Filippo TortuITA10.10 (4 h5)10.16 (7 h2)
7 h3 r3/41310 Paulo AndréBRA10.17 (3 h6)10.31 (7 h3)
8 h2 r3/43294Femi OgunodeQAT10.02 (2 h2)10.17 (8 h2)
AC h1 r3/42063Reece PrescodGBR10.12 (5 h5)– (DQ h1)
3 h7 r2/42198Benjamin Azamati-KwakuGHA10.13 (3 h7)
4 h1 r2/41506Wu ZhiqiangCHN10.18 (4 h1)
4 h3 r2/42720Ryota YamagataJPN10.15 (4 h3)
4 h4 r2/42700Yuki KoikeJPN10.22 (4 h4)
4 h6 r2/42319Hassan TaftianIRI10.19 (4 h6)
4 h7 r2/41665Kojo MusahDEN10.20 (4 h7)
5 h1 r2/43606Yang Chun-HanTPE10.21 (5 h1)
5 h2 r2/41307Felipe BardiBRA10.26 (5 h2)
5 h3 r2/41508Xie ZhenyeCHN10.16 (5 h3)
5 h4 r2/42287Lalu Muhammad ZohriINA10.26 (5 h4)
5 h6 r2/42849Emmanuel MatadiLBR10.25 (5 h6)
5 h7 r2/41317Rodrigo Do NascimentoBRA10.24 (5 h7)
6 h1 r2/42714Shuhei TadaJPN10.22 (6 h1)
6 h2 r2/43526Silvan WickiSUI10.28 (6 h2)
6 h3 r2/43493Yupun AbeykoonSRI10.32 (6 h3)
6 h4 r2/41994Ebrima CamaraGAM10.33 (6 h4)
6 h5 r2/43671Jak Ali HarveyTUR10.25 (6 h5)
6 h6 r2/41024Cejhae GreeneANT10.25 (6 h6)
6 h7 r2/43540Ján VolkoSVK10.40 (6 h7)
7 h1 r2/43667Emre Zafer BarnesTUR10.47 (7 h1)
7 h2 r2/41135Samson ColebrookeBAH10.33 (7 h2)
7 h3 r2/43237Carlos NascimentoPOR10.37 (7 h3)
7 h4 r2/41451Kemar HymanCAY10.41 (7 h4)
7 h5 r2/43117Barakat Al-HarthiOMA10.27 (1 h2)10.31 (7 h5)
7 h6 r2/44020Ngoni MakushaZIM10.32 (1 h1)10.43 (7 h6)
7 h7 r2/42986Yeykell RomeroNCA10.62 (3 h1)10.70 (7 h7)
8 h1 r2/41992Guy Maganga GorraGAB10.61 (2 h3)10.77 (8 h1)
8 h2 r2/41732Dorian KeletelaEOR10.33 (1 h3)10.41 (8 h2)
8 h3 r2/41439Gavin SmellieCAN10.44 (8 h3)
8 h4 r2/41887Banuve, Ratu TabakaucoroFIJ10.59 (=3 h2)10.70 (8 h4)
8 h5 r2/43697Mohamed Al-HammadiUAE10.59 (=3 h2)10.64 (8 h5)
8 h6 r2/41422Bismark BoatengCAN10.47 (8 h6)
8 h7 r2/41153Mario BurkeBAR15.81 (8 h7)
9 h2 r2/42251Emanuel ArchibaldGUY10.30 (2 h2)10.41 (9 h2)
9 h3 r2/41533Oliver MwimbaCOD10.63 (3 h3)10.97 (9 h3)
AC h6 r2/43600Fabrice DablaTOG10.57 (2 h1)– (DQ h6)
AC h5 r2/43060Divine OduduruNGR– (DQ h5)
4 h1 r1/42922Hassan SaaidMDV10.70 (4 h1)
4 h3 r1/43597Ildar AkhmadievTJK10.66 (4 h3)
5 h1 r1/41227Shaun GillBIZ10.88 (5 h1)
5 h2 r1/41265Arturo RojasBOL10.64 (5 h2)
5 h3 r1/43095Jonah HarrisNRU11.01 (5 h3)
6 h1 r1/41382Pen SokongCAM11.02 (6 h1)
6 h2 r1/41215Didier KikiBEN10.69 (6 h2)
6 h3 r1/41991Scott James FitiFSM11.25 (6 h3)
7 h1 r1/41002Sha Mahmood Noor ZahiAFG11.04 (7 h1)
7 h2 r1/43072Badamassi SaguirouNIG10.87 (7 h2)
7 h3 r1/42080Seco CamaraGBS11.33 (7 h3)
8 h1 r1/42810Lataisi MweaKIR11.25 (8 h1)
8 h2 r1/43593Ronald FotofiliTGA11.19 (8 h2)
8 h3 r1/43150Adrian IlilauPLW11.42 (8 h3)
9 h1 r1/41039Nathan CrumptonASA11.27 (9 h1)
9 h3 r1/43686Karalo MaibucaTUV11.42 (9 h3)
AC h2 r1/41022Aveni MiguelANG– (DQ h2)
DQ2069Chijindu UjahGBR[10.08] (DQ h7)[10.11] (DQ h3)1
DNS2640Tyquendo TraceyJAM– (DNS h1)

Preliminary Round

Date31 July 2021 — 11:35
FormatTop three in each heat and next fastest advanced to round one.

Heat #1

Wind-0.2 m/s
PosLaneCompetitorNOCTime (Automatic)Reaction Time
17Ngoni MakushaZIM10.320.150Q
28Fabrice DablaTOG10.570.168Q
36Yeykell RomeroNCA10.620.149Q
41Hassan SaaidMDV10.700.159
53Shaun GillBIZ10.880.143
69Pen SokongCAM11.020.139
74Sha Mahmood Noor ZahiAFG11.040.198
85Lataisi MweaKIR11.250.146
92Nathan CrumptonASA11.270.150

Heat #2

Wind0.0 m/s
PosLaneCompetitorNOCTime (Automatic)Reaction TimeTie-Breaking Time
12Barakat Al-HarthiOMA10.270.134Q
29Emanuel ArchibaldGUY10.300.152Q
=31Mohamed Al-HammadiUAE10.590.14510.581Q
=35Banuve, Ratu TabakaucoroFIJ10.590.12810.581Q
57Arturo RojasBOL10.640.142
64Didier KikiBEN10.690.136
73Badamassi SaguirouNIG10.870.127
88Ronald FotofiliTGA11.190.143
DQ6Aveni MiguelANG2

Heat #3

Wind+0.9 m/s
PosLaneCompetitorNOCTime (Automatic)Reaction TimeTie-Breaking Time
16Dorian KeletelaEOR10.330.160Q
21Guy Maganga GorraGAB10.610.137Q
32Oliver MwimbaCOD10.630.135Q
43Ildar AkhmadievTJK10.660.141
55Jonah HarrisNRU11.010.147
68Scott James FitiFSM11.250.156
74Seco CamaraGBS11.330.170
89Adrian IlilauPLW11.420.15911.414
97Karalo MaibucaTUV11.420.15011.418

Round One

Date31 July 2021 — 19:45
FormatTop three in each heat and next three fastest advanced to the semi-finals.

Heat #1

Wind+0.2 m/s
PosLaneCompetitorNOCTime (Automatic)Reaction Time
18Ronnie BakerUSA10.030.151Q
23Jimmy VicautFRA10.070.164Q
32Usheoritse ItsekiriNGR10.150.147Q
41Wu ZhiqiangCHN10.180.157
59Yang Chun-HanTPE10.210.147
67Shuhei TadaJPN10.220.130
75Emre Zafer BarnesTUR10.470.154
86Guy Maganga GorraGAB10.770.142
DNS4Tyquendo TraceyJAM

Heat #2

Wind+0.3 m/s
PosLaneCompetitorNOCTime (Automatic)Reaction TimeTie-Breaking Time
16Enoch AdegokeNGR9.980.133Q
23Femi OgunodeQAT10.020.161Q
38Zharnel HughesGBR10.040.132Q
47Trayvon BromellUSA10.050.161q
59Felipe BardiBRA10.260.160
64Silvan WickiSUI10.280.134
75Samson ColebrookeBAH10.330.142
81Dorian KeletelaEOR10.410.14210.405
92Emanuel ArchibaldGUY10.410.14810.405

Heat #3

Wind+0.1 m/s
PosLaneCompetitorNOCTime (Automatic)Reaction Time
14Lamont Marcell JacobsITA9.940.145Q
29Oblique SevilleJAM10.040.147Q
31Shaun MaswanganyiRSA10.120.167Q
47Ryota YamagataJPN10.150.146
52Xie ZhenyeCHN10.160.156
65Yupun AbeykoonSRI10.320.147
78Carlos NascimentoPOR10.370.135
86Gavin SmellieCAN10.440.158
93Oliver MwimbaCOD10.970.261

Heat #4

Wind0.0 m/s
PosLaneCompetitorNOCTime (Automatic)Reaction Time
12Gift LeotlelaRSA10.040.157Q
24Su BingtianCHN10.050.141Q
38Jason RogersSKN10.210.144Q
47Yuki KoikeJPN10.220.158
55Lalu Muhammad ZohriINA10.260.157
63Ebrima CamaraGAM10.330.143
76Kemar HymanCAY10.410.154
89Banuve, Ratu TabakaucoroFIJ10.700.115

Heat #5

Wind+0.6 m/s
PosLaneCompetitorNOCTime (Automatic)Reaction Time
19Andre De GrasseCAN9.910.133Q
23Fred KerleyUSA9.970.139Q
36Ferdinand OmanyalaKEN10.010.159Q
41Filippo TortuITA10.100.158q
58Reece PrescodGBR10.120.143q
65Jak Ali HarveyTUR10.250.142
74Barakat Al-HarthiOMA10.310.135
87Mohamed Al-HammadiUAE10.640.160
DQ2Divine OduduruNGR3

Heat #6

Wind-0.4 m/s
PosLaneCompetitorNOCTime (Automatic)Reaction TimeTie-Breaking Time
14Akani SimbineRSA10.080.141Q
23Arthur CisséCIV10.150.158Q
36 Paulo AndréBRA10.170.162Q
41Hassan TaftianIRI10.190.148
59Emmanuel MatadiLBR10.250.15310.245
65Cejhae GreeneANT10.250.13610.249
78Ngoni MakushaZIM10.430.175
87Bismark BoatengCAN10.470.155
DQ2Fabrice DablaTOG4

Heat #7

Wind+0.8 m/s
PosLaneCompetitorNOCTime (Automatic)Reaction Time
11Rohan BrowningAUS10.010.134Q
25Yohan BlakeJAM10.060.159Q
36Benjamin Azamati-KwakuGHA10.130.189
42Kojo MusahDEN10.200.126
57Rodrigo Do NascimentoBRA10.240.133
64Ján VolkoSVK10.400.150
79Yeykell RomeroNCA10.700.143
88Mario BurkeBAR15.810.128
DQ3Chijindu UjahGBR[10.08][0.153]Q5


Date1 August 2021 — 19:15
FormatTop two in each heat and next two fastest advanced to the final.

Heat #1

Wind-0.1 m/s
PosLaneCompetitorNOCTime (Automatic)Reaction Time
17Fred KerleyUSA9.960.141Q
26Andre De GrasseCAN9.980.133Q
39Ferdinand OmanyalaKEN10.000.136
44Gift LeotlelaRSA10.030.157
58Jimmy VicautFRA10.110.161
65Yohan BlakeJAM10.140.152
72Usheoritse ItsekiriNGR10.290.126
DQ3Reece PrescodGBR6

Heat #2

Wind-0.2 m/s
PosLaneCompetitorNOCTime (Automatic)Reaction TimeTie-Breaking Time
18Zharnel HughesGBR9.980.116Q
27Enoch AdegokeNGR10.000.1469.995Q
33Trayvon BromellUSA10.000.1489.996
44Oblique SevilleJAM10.090.16410.081
56Rohan BrowningAUS10.090.13610.083
69Shaun MaswanganyiRSA10.100.139
72Filippo TortuITA10.160.157
85Femi OgunodeQAT10.170.148

Heat #3

Wind+0.9 m/s
PosLaneCompetitorNOCTime (Automatic)Reaction TimeTie-Breaking Time
14Su BingtianCHN9.830.1429.827Q
26Ronnie BakerUSA9.830.1909.829Q
35Lamont Marcell JacobsITA9.840.179q
47Akani SimbineRSA9.900.140q
52Jason RogersSKN10.120.127
69Arthur CisséCIV10.180.182
73 Paulo AndréBRA10.310.149
DQ8Chijindu UjahGBR[10.11][0.153]7


Date1 August 2021 — 21:50
Wind+0.1 m/s
PosLaneCompetitorNOCTime (Automatic)Reaction Time
13Lamont Marcell JacobsITA9.800.161
25Fred KerleyUSA9.840.128
39Andre De GrasseCAN9.890.155
42Akani SimbineRSA9.930.141
57Ronnie BakerUSA9.950.148
66Su BingtianCHN9.980.167
DNF8Enoch AdegokeNGR0.157
DQ4Zharnel HughesGBR8