Sport WATCH LIVE: DK Metcalf races 100m at USATF Golden Games
Sports World Reacts To DK Metcalf’s Olympic Qualifying News
NFL fans know that DK Metcalf is one of the best athletes in the league, but it might be possible that he’s actually one of the best in the world. We’ll find out this weekend when the Seattle Seahawks wideout puts his gifts to the test. It was announced on Monday that Metcalf will compete […] The post Sports World Reacts To DK Metcalf’s Olympic Qualifying News appeared first on The Spun.
DK Metcalf races the 100m against some of the elite U.S. sprinters at the USATF Golden Games on Sunday, live on Peacock as part of more than five hours of broadcast meet coverage.
Metcalf, the Seattle Seahawks wide receiver, drew the second of two 100m heats at 3:40 p.m. ET at Mt. SAC in Walnut, California.
The nine fastest men out of 18 from the two heats advance to the final at 5:03 p.m. on NBC, NBCSports.com/live and the NBC Sports app.
Metcalf, a hurdler and triple jumper in high school who didn’t compete in track in college, could be trying to qualify for June’s U.S. Olympic Trials.
Does Seahawks receiver DK Metcalf actually have a shot to qualify for Olympics?
Can DK Metcalf make it to the 2021 Olympics? He's seriously considering making a run at them by attempting to qualify for the 100m dash.Two years into his career, it's safe to say that Metcalf has lived up to that. In two seasons, he has averaged 70.5 catches, 1,101.5 receiving yards and 8.5 touchdowns per season for Seattle and has become one of the favorite targets of Russell Wilson. Metcalf should continue to be a great football player for a long time, but he has also set his sights on another athletic goal that he could look to accomplish this offseason.
To do so, he likely needs to break 10.2 seconds. A 10.05 would automatically qualify for Trials.
The more realistic ask is if Metcalf can qualify for the final on Sunday. Two weeks ago at the USATF Grand Prix, it took 10.44 to advance out of the heats from a field of similar strength.
Rio Olympian Mike Rodgers headlines the 100m start list on Sunday. The U.S.’ top four men are not entered.
Olympic and world champions headline the meet.
The women’s 200m features Allyson Felix and Bahamian Shaunae Miller-Uibo. In Rio, Miller-Uibo edged Felix by .07 for 400m gold. Felix is expected to race the 200m and 400m at Trials. Miller-Uibo said she will race strictly the 200m in Tokyo.
World champion Noah Lyles headlines the men’s 200m. He faces the second-fastest American in the event, Kenny Bednarek, and 17-year-old pro Erriyon Knighton, among others.
Top U.S. swimmers entered in last Pro Series meet before Olympic Trials
Olympic champions Lilly King, Nathan Adrian, Allison Schmitt and Matt Grevers headline next week's Tyr Pro Swim Series stop in Indianapolis.The entry list is here.
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First look atwide receiver & athletic phenom, DK Metcalf, ahead of his 100 meter race tomorrow! I think he’ll hold his own.
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