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NFL receiver Devon Allen disqualified 0.001 seconds in world 110m goal final | World Athletics Championships

Except for one barely perceptible hit, this would be a Perfect 10 for the US track and field team.

In the end, America still won nine medals at home on Sunday at the world championships in what will go down as one of the most memorable days for red, white and blue in its long successful history. It was the best singles medal day for a country in the world, according to organizers.

Devon Allen’s false start kept the US from a possible sweep in the 110m hurdles final and what could have been his 10th medal of the day. He will now take his talent to the NFL, where he will try to make the roster for the Philadelphia Eagles. It was not the way he wanted to settle in the world.

“Track and field is really tough because you train all year long for one competition that lasts 12, 13 seconds and that’s it,” said the 27-year-old, whose training camp with the Eagles began on July 26. “I will learn from him and I will make sure I don’t react as fast next time.”

Allen’s disappointment barely spoiled the day the Star-Spangled Banner recordings became obsolete. It started with a hammer throw, where Brooke Andersen took the gold and Janee’ Kassanavoid won the bronze.

It was a warm-up for the evening session, where seven medals piled up in a span of 10 minutes.

The women’s pole vault led with Katie Nageotte and Sandi Morris finishing 1-2. Moments later – and after a delay when Allen unsuccessfully pleaded his case to stay in the race – Grant Holloway defended his hurdle title, with Trey Cunningham behind in second.

Around the same time, US putters wrapped up a podium sweep with two-time Olympic champion Ryan Crouser taking gold, Joe Kovacs earning silver and Josh Awotunde finishing with bronze.

All of this came one night after Fred Kerley, Marvin Bracy and Trayvon Bromell swept the men’s 100m. It made Crouser think about what might happen on his show.

“My heart rate is probably like at 120, 130,” he said of watching the men’s 100m. “I probably shouldn’t have watched it because I was having a hard time calming myself down. I have to make a mental note to take a few deep breaths and be like, ‘I don’t have to compete now.’ Great to see Team USA sweep.”

With their big medal tally on Sunday, the Americans now have six golds and a total of 14 medals. The next most are three medals apiece by Ethiopia, Poland, China and Jamaica, who swept the women’s 100 to close out the evening.

“It says how amazing it is to be at home and at Hayward Field,” Nageotte said of the show the Americans were submitting. “‘Hayward Magic’ is real… Just looking at how many people make it to the semifinals, and then to the finals, and then the medals, you watch it and it’s inspiring.”

Allen looks like the key to adding to his medal tally. But he went too fast according to the censors. His reaction time was 0.099 in the final, which earned him a red card. That’s just a fraction of his reaction time in the semi-finals, which was 0.101. But the rule is the rule and the reaction time – measured by sensors in the starting gun and in the beam – less than 0.1 is considered a false start.

“It’s track and field anything can happen,” Holloway said. “My hat goes to Devon. Didn’t want to send it out like that, but that’s how it is. ”

Allen says this will make him more “hungry” for success on the soccer field and track.

“My goal is to be the best hurdler ever and I still have the opportunity to do that,” said Allen, who is a track and field athlete at the University of Oregon. “My goal is to play in the NFL and help the Eagles win the Super Bowl.”

NFL receiver Devon Allen disqualified 0.001 seconds in world 110m goal final | World Athletics Championships

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