Usain Bolt leads four Jamaicans in World Championships final

MOSCOW, Russia (Sporting Alert) — Usain Bolt cruised into the final of the IAAF World Championships men’s 100 metres, which will take place later on tonight at the Luzhniki Stadium here in Moscow.

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Bolt won his semi-finals in a relaxed 9.92 seconds, the second fastest time of all three heats and led three other Jamaicans into the final.

Joining the world record holder into the final are Nesta Cater, who ran 9.97 secs to finish behind American London Olympic bronze medallist Justin Gatlin, who won semis one in 9.94secs.

Two other Jamaicans, Nickel Ashmeade and Kemar Bailey-Cole also booked their places.

Ashmeade ran the fastest time of the semi-finals and produced a personal best of 9.90secs to beat countryman Bailey-Cole, who also ran a personal best of 9.93 for second place.

American Mike Rodgers (9.93), James Dasaolu (9.97) of Great Britain and Christophe Lemaitre (10.00) of France are the others making the final.

China’s Zhang Peimeng also ran 10.00secs, and just missed out at making the finals.

He, however, will leave Moscow, somewhat happy, after he set a new national record in the semis.