Bolt eases through to 100m final

Posted: August 5, 2012 in SPORTS NEWS

World record holder Usain Bolt qualified for the men’s 100m final at the Olympic Stadium alongside Jamaican compatriots Yohan Blake and Asafa Powell.
American sprinters Justin Gatlin, Tyson Gay and Ryan Bailey also progressed, as did the Netherlands’ Churandy Martina.
Powell qualified as one of two fastest losers alongside Richard Thompson.
But Britain’s Adam Gemili and Dwain Chambers just missed out on fastest qualifier places.
Seven of the eight qualifiers for the final ran under 10 seconds, with Thompson’s 10.02 the only exception, raising hopes of a competitive finale.
Gatlin’s 9.82 seconds was the fastest semi-final time, 0.05 quicker than rival Bolt.
Chambers ran 10.05 seconds to come fourth in the second heat and miss out on a final place to Thompson, who beat him by 0.03 seconds, while Gemili was 0.01 slower than Chambers in finishing third in heat three.
GB’s James Desaolu came seventh in the first heat and also misses out on the final, which is scheduled for 21:50 BST on Sunday.

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