130 athletes from United States are ready to roar ath the World Championships in Beijing.
Reading all the names in the list, the answer is one: will Justin Gatlin succeed in taking the title from Usain Bolt? Will the american beat the fastest man in the world? Gatlin dominated the world sprint in the last two seasons and will be on the starting block being the world leader with 9″74, but the man to beat remains Lightning Bolt. On them there will be the eyes of the entire athletics world for a thrilling final.
Next to Gatlin on 100m there are other “beast”, starting from the young Trayvon Bromell arriving to Tyson Gay and Mike Rodgers. On 200m his colleagues are Wallace Spearmon e Isiah Young. Women sprint led by the elegant Allyson Felix, starting on 200m and 400m.
Death lap with Lashawn Merritt seeking a medal and leading the 4x400m relay, the unbeatable. 4x100m both composed by the best sprinters in the world, renewing the challenge against Jamaica for the gold medal.
No mercy on the hurdles. USA is presenting on the block on 110hs the current world champion David Oliver and the world record holder Aries Merritt, on 100hs the world leaders Dawn Harper Nelson, Kendra Harrison, Sharika Nelvis e Brianna Rollins. Amazing athletes on 400hs too: Kerron Clement, Johnny Dutch, Bershawn Jackson, Michael Tinsley and Shamier Little.
Awaited, seen his recent results, the most versatile man of track and field: Ashton Eaton. Just in the last weeks he run 45”55 on 400m, jumped 5,40 in pole vault and sprinted in 13”38 on 110hs. His only opponent seems to be the other star and stripe athlete Trey Hardee.
The team presents other world leaders: long jumpers Tianna Bartoletta, the only woman above 7m this year, and Jeff Hendersen, shot putter Joe Kovacs. The world champions in charge are Brittney Reese (long jump), Reese Hoffa (shot put), and Christian Taylor (triple jump) in one of the most awaited events with the other 18-metres-man Pedro Pablo Pichardo.
100m: Trayvon Bromell, Justin Gatlin, Tyson Gay, Mike Rodgers
200m: Justin Gatlin, Wallace Spearmon, Isiah Young
400m: LaShawn Merritt, Bryshon Nellum, Vernon Norwood, David Verburg
800m: Casimir Loxsom, Clayton Murphy, Erik Sowinski
1500m: Robby Andrews, Matthew Centrowitz, Leo Manzano
5000m: Ryan Hill, Galen Rupp, Ben True
10000m: Shadrack Kipchirchir, Hassan Mead, Galen Rupp
Marathon: Ian Burrell, Jeffrey Eggleston, Scott Smith
3000st: Donn Cabral, Daniel Huling, Evan Jager
110hs: Ronnie Ash, Aleec Harris, Aries Merritt, David Oliver
400hs: Kerron Clement, Johnny Dutch, Bershawn Jackson, Michael Tinsley
High Jump: JaCorian Duffield, Erik Kynard, Jesse Williams
Pole Vault: Jacob Blankenship, Sam Kendricks, Brad Walker
Long ump: Marquis Dendy, Mike Hartfield, Jeff Henderson
Triple Jump: Will Claye, Omar Craddock, Marquis Dendy, Christian Taylor
Shot Put: Christian Cantwell, Jordan Clarke, Reese Hoffa, Joe Kovacs
Discus Throw: Rodney Brown, Jared Schuurmans, Russ Winger
Hammer Throw: Kibwe Johnson, AG Kruger, Conor McCullough
Javelin Throw: Sam Crouser, Riley Dolezal, Sean Furey
Decathlon: Ashton Eaton, Trey Hardee, Jeremy Taiwo, Zachery Ziemek
50km Racewalk: John Nunn
4x100m: Trayvon Bromell, Justin Gatlin, Tyson Gay, Remontay McClain, Mike Rodgers, Isiah Young
4x400m: Kyle Clemons, Tony McQuay, LaShawn Merritt, Bryshon Nellum, Vernon Norwood, David Verburg
100m: Tori Bowie, English Gardner, Jasmine Todd
200m: Allyson Felix, Candyce McGrone, Jenna Prandini, Jeneba Tarmoh
400m: Allyson Felix, Phyllis Francis, Natasha Hastings
800m: Brenda Martinez, Alysia Montano, Molly Beckwith-Ludlow
1500m: Kerri Gallagher, Lauren Johnson, Shannon Rowbury, Jenny Simpson
5000m: Abbey D’Agostino, Marielle Hall, Nicole Tully
10000m: Shalane Flanagan, Molly Huddle, Emily Infeld
Marathon: Serena Burla, Esther Erb, Heather Lieberg
3000st: Emma Coburn, Stephanie Garcia, Colleen Quigley
100hs: Dawn Harper Nelson, Kendra Harrison, Sharika Nelvis, Brianna Rollins
400hs: Kori Carter, Shamier Little, Cassandra Tate
Pole Vault: Sandi Morris, Demi Payne, Jenn Suhr
Long Jump: Tianna Bartoletta, Janay DeLoach, Brittney Reese, Jasmine Todd
Shot Put: Tia Brooks, Michelle Carter, Jeneva Stevens
Discus Throw: Whitney Ashley, Gia Lewis-Smallwood, Shelbi Vaughan
Hammer Throw: Amanda Bingson, Amber Campbell, Deanna Price
Javelin Throw: Brittany Borman, Kara Winger
Heptathlon: Erica Bougard, Sharon Day-Monroe, Barbara Nwaba
20km Racewalk: Miranda Melville, Maria Michta
4x100m: Tori Bowie, Dezerea Bryant, Allyson Felix, English Gardner, Jenna Prandini, Kaylin Whitney
4x400m: Jessica Beard, Allyson Felix, Phyllis Francis, Natasha Hastings, Francena McCorory, Sanya Richards-Ross
In the picture: Justin Gatlin (Streeter Lecka/Getty Images Europe)