Yohan Blake and Megan Tapper at American Track League 2021
Megan Simmonds wins the women's 100m hurdles final in 12.79, personal best, ahead of Shermaine Williams 12.96 and Nickeisha Wilson 12.97...Danielle Williams did not finish ‪#‎JamaicaTrials‬ ‪#‎Rio2016‬

Rio DreamThe predictions I am about to make are based solely on current form. As a coach, I cannot realistically make predictions on history and the amount of heart an athlete performs with.

In discussing sports, there should be no place for emotions and though we may love and revere a particular athlete, there are key elements, such as training, fitness and technique, which cannot be overlooked, in coming to a conclusion.

Please note that my predictions may be amended after the semifinals.

With that said, here are my predictions for what I consider the main events:

Men’s 100m Top 3
Usain Bolt
Justin Gatlin
Yohan Blake

Women’s 100m
Elaine Thompson
Dafne Schippers
Shelly Ann Fraser- Pryce

Men’s 200m
Usain Bolt
Yohan Blake
Justin Gatlin

Women’s 200m
Dafne Schippers
Elaine Thompson
Veronica Campbell-Brown

Men’s 400m
Wade Van Niekerk
Kirani James
LaShawn Merrit

Women’s 400m
Shaunae Miller
Allyson Felix
Shericka Jackson

Men’s 110m Hurdles
Omar Mcleod
Orlando Ortega
Pascal Martinot- Lagarde

Women’s 100m Hurdles
Brianna Rollins
Nia Ali
Megan Simmonds

Men’s 400m Hurdles
Kerron Clement
Javier Culson
Mike Tinsley

Women’s 400m Hurdles
Daliah Muhammad
Janeive Russell
Zuzana Hejnova

**The views expressed in this article are those of the author (Kino-Ray Cummings) and do not necessarily represent the views of, and should not be attributed to, trackalerts.com.


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