LONDON (Sporting Alert) — The stage is now set for the final of the Olympic Games men’s 100 metros dash on Sunday, following the exciting semi-finals earlier this afternoon.
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Defending champion Usain Bolt looked very impressive in his semis and dismissed all worries his fans might have had about his fitness with a comfortable 9.87 seconds performance.
In fact, the Jamaican world record came to an almost complete jog after 70 metres and then told the television cameras that he will be ready to roll in the final tonight.
But Bolt will not have it all his way though, as Justin Gatlin showed good form in his semi-final victory with by racing to the quickest time of the heats, at 9.82.
The American champion certainly has more in his reserve and is expected to go quick later on tonight.
Yohan Blake, the current world leader and the man who beat Bolt to the Jamaican title in June, also looked very good in his semis when running 9.82 and after beating Tyson Gay (9.90) in his heat, his confidence will be sky high.
Former world record holder Asafa Powell was only a fastest loser, but he’s expected to be amongst the runners vying for a medal.