Olympics: Texas-born Italian sprints from unknown to Bolt’s successor

  • Sunisa Lee, of the United States, finishes after performing on the uneven bars during the artistic gymnastics women's apparatus final at the 2020 Summer Olympics on Sunday, Aug. 1, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

  • Sifan Hassan, of the Netherlands, reacts after winning her heat of the women's 1,500-meters at the 2020 Summer Olympics on Monday, Aug. 2, 2021, in Tokyo. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

  • Medalists Mutaz Barshim, left, of Qatar, and Gianmarco Tamberi, of Italy, celebrate on the track after the final of the men's high jump at the 2020 Summer Olympics on Sunday, Aug. 1, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (Christian Petersen/Pool Photo via AP)

  • Lamont Jacobs, center, of Italy, celebrates after winning the men’s the 100-meter final at the 2020 Summer Olympics on Sunday, Aug. 1, 2021, in Tokyo. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

TOKYO — The 100 meters at the Olympics is the event that turns sprinters into kings: Jesse Owens, Carl Lewis, Usain Bolt.