Tokyo 2020: World 800m champion Donavan Brazier fails to qualify at US Olympic trials

Tokyo 2020: World 800m champion Donavan Brazier fails to qualify at US Olympic trials

Donavan Brazier
Donavan Brazier set a American file in profitable world 800m gold in 2019

World 800m champion Donavan Brazier didn’t qualify for the Tokyo Olympics after ending final on the make-or-break US trials.

The US file holder, who received gold in Doha in 2019, ran out of vitality within the remaining 200m and completed greater than 4 seconds behind winner Clayton Murphy.

Olympic bronze medallist Clayton set a brand new world lead of 1 minute 43.17 seconds, with Isaiah Jewett second.

Brazier, 24, stated he “made a transfer a bit too early”.

“I am very unhappy. I knew with about 200 left when Clayton handed me and I could not match it,” he stated.

“I am having some issues bugging me, however they’re issues that somebody of championship calibre ought to be capable to push by way of and nothing that I could make excuses for this race.

“I will come again from this. I have been down worse earlier than.”

Elsewhere on Monday, world champion and Rio 2016 bronze medal-winning pole vaulter Sam Kendricks reached his second Olympics however needed to accept a two-way tie for second with KC Lightfoot behind Chris Nilsen, who cleared 5.90m.

Two-time Olympic silver medallist Will Claye received the triple bounce with 17.21m, capping a exceptional comeback after rupturing his Achilles final yr.

“It has been a very tough yr for me,” he stated.

Rising star Elle Purrier St Pierre received the ladies’s 1500m in three minutes 58.03 seconds however Rio bronze medallist Jenny Simpson missed out on her fourth Olympics, ending tenth in the identical race.

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