LONDON, Sporting Alert — The women’s and men’s 4×100 and 4×400 metres relays will highlight the morning session at the IAAF World Championships in London, on Saturday’s Day 9 penultimate day.
In addition, NBC Sports will also provide live stream, with the live coverage getting underway at 5:00 a.m. ET. The IAAF will also have live updates, including results and interviews, while live blogging and Live radio is on the dedicated page.
The heats of the women’s 4x100m will get going at 5:35 am ET, while the men’s section will begin at 5:55 am.
Tori Bowie is expected to miss out when the United States take on the likes of Great Britain and Switzerland in the first heat of the women’s section.
The Elaine Thompson-led Jamaica, Germany and Trinidad and Tobago are among the favourites to advance from the second heat.
On the men’s side, Usain Bolt is anticipated to line-up for Jamaica in Heat 2, alongside 110m hurdles champion Omar McLeod against teams such as Canada, China and France.
Bolt finished third in the men’s 100m and will be aiming to redeem himself and close out what has been a stellar track and field career on a high.
World champion Justin Gatlin and runner-up Christian Coleman will lead the United States team in Heat 1 against Great Britain, Japan and Trinidad and Tobago.
Both finals are slated to take place on Saturday evening.
The semi-final heats of the men’s and women’s 4x400m relays will close out the track events in the morning section.
Lining up in Heat 1 on the women’s side are the United States, Great Britain, France and Australia in the battle for three automatic spots.
Jamaica, Germany, Italy and Ukraine are the main candidates for the top spots in Heat 2.
In the men’s section, Jamaica will take on the Bahamas and Poland in the first heat.
Gold medal favourites the United States, along with Botswana, Great Britain and Trinidad and Tobago, will feature in the second semi-final heat.
The Decathlon will also continue in the morning session on Day 9.