Tokyo Olympics: Who are the contenders for Usain Bolt’s 100m crown?

Dates: 23 July-8 August Time in Tokyo: BST +8
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After more than a decade of dominance the era of Usain Bolt is over and someone other than the Jamaican great will be crowned men’s 100m champion at the Tokyo Olympics.

Bolt will go down as one of the greatest athletes of all time having stormed to 100m victory at the Beijing, London and Rio Games, adding three successive 200m golds for good measure.

But the world record holder retired from athletics in 2017, finally giving someone else a chance of glory.

With time having also caught up with 2004 gold medallist Justin Gatlin, and world champion Christian Coleman serving an 18-month anti-doping ban, this feels very much like the start of a new era in the Olympics’ traditional blue riband event.

Who is ready to write their name in…

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