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2009 World Championships in Athletics – Men's 100 metres

The men's 100 metres at the 2009 World Championships in Athletics were held at the Olympic Stadium on August 15 and August 16. The two main contenders for the event were the reigning World Champion Tyson Gay and Usain Bolt, the reigning Olympic champion and world record holder. Gay entered the competition with a season's best of 9.77 seconds (an American record) while Bolt's season's best was 9.79 seconds. Four other competitors had broken the 10-second barrier during the last months before the World Championship: former world record holder Asafa Powell, Olympic finalist Churandy Martina and emerging sprinters Daniel Bailey and Mike Rodgers.[1]

The first day saw a number of high-profile athletes eliminated; Derrick Atkins, the 2007 silver medallist, did not pass the first round.[2] Churandy Martina, area record holders Samuel Francis and Olusoji Fasuba, Simeon Williamson, and 2003 gold medallist Kim Collins were all knocked out in the quarter finals. Also, a double false start meant disqualification for the new European junior record holder Christophe Lemaitre. Gay, Powell and Rodgers ended with the fastest times of the day, although Bolt and Bailey comfortably won heat five, exchanging smiles and glances in the process.[3][4] The semi-finals saw Bolt—typically slow out of the blocks—false start for the first time over 100 m, but he eventually finished in 9.89 seconds (the fastest ever semi-final). Six of the eight qualifying athletes broke 10 seconds, and US champion Rodgers was the biggest name not to qualify.[5]

The final, which was advertised in Berlin as "Das Duell" between Gay and Bolt,[6] proved to be historic. By the 20-metre mark, Bolt had already taken a slight lead of 0.01 seconds, and he continued to pull away from the rest of the pack until the finish.[7] He finished in a world record-breaking time of 9.58 seconds, beating Gay by some distance, even though the American had run 9.71 seconds, which was the third fastest time ever.[8] Bolt beat his own previous mark by over a tenth of a second, an achievement statisticians claimed was 20 years ahead of schedule in the long term scheme of the 100 metres world record progression.[9] So emphatic was Bolt's winning time, that both bronze medal winner Powell and sixth placed Dwain Chambers said they were happy just taking part in the fastest race in history.[8][10]

Contents

MedalistsEdit

Gold Silver Bronze
Usain Bolt
  Jamaica (JAM)
Tyson Gay
  United States (USA)
Asafa Powell
  Jamaica (JAM)

RecordsEdit

Prior to the competition, the records were as follows:

World record   Usain Bolt (JAM) 9.69 Beijing, China 16 August 2008
Championship record   Maurice Greene (USA) 9.80 Seville, Spain 22 August 1999
World Leading   Tyson Gay (USA) 9.77 Rome, Italy 10 July 2009
African record   Olusoji Fasuba (NGR) 9.85 Doha, Qatar 12 May 2006
Asian record   Samuel Francis (QAT) 9.99 Amman, Jordan 26 July 2007
North American record   Usain Bolt (JAM) 9.69 Beijing, China 16 August 2008
South American record   Robson da Silva (BRA) 10.00 Mexico, Mexico 22 July 1988
European record   Francis Obikwelu (POR) 9.86 Athens, Greece 22 August 2004
Oceanian record   Patrick Johnson (AUS) 9.93 Mito, Japan 5 May 2003

The following new world, championship and North American records were set during the competition.

Date Event Athlete Time Notes
16 August Final   Usain Bolt (JAM) 9.58 s WR, CR, WL

Qualification standardsEdit

A time B time
10.21 10.28

ScheduleEdit

Date Time Round
August 15, 2009 11:40 Heats
August 15, 2009 18:50 Quarterfinals
August 16, 2009 19:10 Semifinals
August 16, 2009 21:35 Final

ResultsEdit

KEY: q Fastest non-qualifiers Q Qualified NR National record PB Personal best SB Seasonal best

HeatsEdit

Qualification: First 3 in each heat(Q) and the next 4 fastest(q) advance to the quarterfinals.

Rank Heat Name Nationality Time Notes
1 11 Tyson Gay   United States (USA) 10.16 Q
2 4 Dwain Chambers   Great Britain & N.I. (GBR) 10.18 Q
3 9 Usain Bolt   Jamaica (JAM) 10.20 Q
4 8 Samuel Francis   Qatar (QAT) 10.21 Q
5 6 Christophe Lemaitre   France (FRA) 10.23 Q
6 8 Emmanuel Callander   Trinidad and Tobago (TRI) 10.24 Q
7 12 Michael Rodgers   United States (USA) 10.25 Q
8 5 Daniel Bailey   Antigua and Barbuda (ANT) 10.26 Q
8 2 Darvis Patton   United States (USA) 10.26 Q
8 8 Churandy Martina   Netherlands Antilles (AHO) 10.26 Q
11 8 Daniel Grueso   Colombia (COL) 10.27 q
12 3 Martial Mbandjock   France (FRA) 10.28 Q
12 11 Kim Collins   Saint Kitts and Nevis (SKN) 10.28 Q
12 12 Naoki Tsukahara   Japan (JPN) 10.28 Q
12 8 Rolando Palacios   Honduras (HON) 10.28 q, SB
16 1 Michael Frater   Jamaica (JAM) 10.30 Q
16 7 Andrew Hinds   Barbados (BAR) 10.30 Q
16 9 Gerald Phiri   Zambia (ZAM) 10.30 Q
16 9 Egwero Ogho-Oghene   Nigeria (NGR) 10.30 Q
20 4 Olusoji Fasuba   Nigeria (NGR) 10.31 Q
21 4 Monzavous Edwards   United States (USA) 10.32 Q
22 7 Simeon Williamson   Great Britain & N.I. (GBR) 10.34 Q
23 2 Emanuele Di Gregorio   Italy (ITA) 10.35 Q
23 5 Jaysuma Saidy Ndure   Norway (NOR) 10.35 Q
23 12 Adam Harris   Guyana (GUY) 10.35 Q
23 7 Ronald Pognon   France (FRA) 10.35 Q
23 7 Martin Keller   Germany (GER) 10.35 q, SB
28 10 Richard Thompson   Trinidad and Tobago (TRI) 10.36 Q
28 11 Fabio Cerutti   Italy (ITA) 10.36 Q
30 5 Adrian Griffith   Bahamas (BAH) 10.37 Q
31 3 Obinna Metu   Nigeria (NGR) 10.38 Q
31 2 Masashi Eriguchi   Japan (JPN) 10.38 Q
31 3 Asafa Powell   Jamaica (JAM) 10.38 Q
34 6 Marc Burns   Trinidad and Tobago (TRI) 10.39 Q
34 7 Ángel David Rodríguez   Spain (ESP) 10.39 q, SB
36 3 Aziz Ouhadi   Morocco (MAR) 10.40
37 1 Arnaldo Abrantes   Portugal (POR) 10.41 Q
37 2 Barakat Al-Harthi   Oman (OMN) 10.41
37 4 Ben Youssef Meité   Ivory Coast (CIV) 10.41
40 10 Tyrone Edgar   Great Britain & N.I. (GBR) 10.42 Q
40 9 Bryan Barnett   Canada (CAN) 10.42
40 5 Tobias Unger   Germany (GER) 10.42
43 3 Derrick Atkins   Bahamas (BAH) 10.44
44 6 Dariusz Kuć   Poland (POL) 10.46 Q
44 5 Adrian Durant   U.S. Virgin Islands (ISV) 10.46
46 1 Shintaro Kimura   Japan (JPN) 10.47 Q
46 12 Ramon Gittens   Barbados (BAR) 10.47
48 1 Simone Collio   Italy (ITA) 10.49
49 2 Stefan Schwab   Germany (GER) 10.50
50 12 Cédric Nabe   Switzerland (SUI) 10.51
51 1 Matic Osovnikar   Slovenia (SLO) 10.52
52 4 Shehan Abeypitiyage   Sri Lanka (SRI) 10.53
53 10 Simon Magakwe   South Africa (RSA) 10.54 Q
53 7 Basílio de Moraes Júnior   Brazil (BRA) 10.54
55 9 José Carlos Moreira   Brazil (BRA) 10.55
55 1 Béranger Aymard Bosse   Central African Republic (CAF) 10.55
57 10 Aziz Zakari   Ghana (GHA) 10.57
58 6 Ryan Moseley   Austria (AUT) 10.58
59 11 Kemar Hyman   Cayman Islands (CAY) 10.59
60 4 Wilfried Bingangoye   Gabon (GAB) 10.62
61 2 Liaquat Ali   Pakistan (PAK) 10.64
62 6 Franklin Nazareno   Ecuador (ECU) 10.71
63 11 Carlos Jorge   Dominican Republic (DOM) 10.73
64 10 Idrissa Sanou   Burkina Faso (BUR) 10.74
65 8 Fernando Lumain   Indonesia (INA) 10.76
66 6 Chi Ho Tsui   Hong Kong (HKG) 10.77
67 10 Mhadjou Youssouf   Comoros (COM) 10.89 SB
68 12 Danny D'Souza   Seychelles (SEY) 10.92
69 1 Jack Iroga   Solomon Islands (SOL) 10.98 SB
70 8 Hussain Haleem   Maldives (MDV) 11.00 NR
71 8 Suwaibou Sanneh   Gambia (GAM) 11.02 SB
72 10 Desislav Gunev   Bulgaria (BUL) 11.07
73 4 Mohamed Faisal   Brunei (BRU) 11.12 PB
74 2 Oumar Bella Bah   Guinea (GUI) 11.20 PB
75 3 Ivano Bucci   San Marino (SMR) 11.24
75 5 Jurgen Themen   Suriname (SUR) 11.24
77 7 Denvil Ruan   Anguilla (AIA) 11.31 PB
78 9 Aisea Tohi   Tonga (TGA) 11.32
78 6 Mohamed Masudul Karim   Bangladesh (BAN) 11.32 SB
80 11 Aaron Victorian   American Samoa (ASA) 11.37 PB
81 11 Tiraa Arere   Cook Islands (COK) 11.55
82 9 Okilani Tinilau   Tuvalu (TUV) 11.57 SB
83 3 Leon Mengloi   Palau (PLW) 11.60 PB
84 7 Soulisack Silisavadymao   Laos (LAO) 11.66 SB
85 10 Nooa Takooa   Kiribati (KIR) 11.74 PB
86 6 Quaski Itaia   Nauru (NRU) 11.76 SB
87 5 Yondan Namelo   F.S. Micronesia (FSM) 11.78 PB
88 4 Masoud Azizi   Afghanistan (AFG) 11.79 SB
89 12 Phillip Poznanski   Marshall Islands (MHL) 11.97 PB
90 12 Clayton Kenty   Northern Mariana Islands (NMI) 12.29 PB
1 Dominic Carroll   Gibraltar (GIB) DNF
2 Delivert Arsene Kimbembe   Congo (CGO) DNS

QuarterfinalsEdit

Qualification: First 3 in each heat(Q) and the next 1 fastest(q) advance to the semifinals.

Rank Heat Name Nationality Time Notes
1 3 Asafa Powell   Jamaica (JAM) 9.95 Q
2 4 Tyson Gay   United States (USA) 9.98 Q
3 2 Michael Rodgers   United States (USA) 10.01 Q
4 5 Daniel Bailey   Antigua and Barbuda (ANT) 10.02 Q
5 5 Usain Bolt   Jamaica (JAM) 10.03 Q
6 1 Dwain Chambers   Great Britain & N.I. (GBR) 10.04 Q, SB
7 3 Darvis Patton   United States (USA) 10.05 Q
8 1 Richard Thompson   Trinidad and Tobago (TRI) 10.08 Q
9 4 Michael Frater   Jamaica (JAM) 10.09 Q
10 2 Tyrone Edgar   Great Britain & N.I. (GBR) 10.12 Q
10 3 Marc Burns   Trinidad and Tobago (TRI) 10.12 Q
12 5 Monzavous Edwards   United States (USA) 10.15 Q
12 2 Naoki Tsukahara   Japan (JPN) 10.15 Q
14 4 Jaysuma Saidy Ndure   Norway (NOR) 10.16 Q
14 2 Gerald Phiri   Zambia (ZAM) 10.16 q, NR
16 5 Churandy Martina   Netherlands Antilles (AHO) 10.19
16 2 Egwero Ogho-Oghene   Nigeria (NGR) 10.19
18 3 Kim Collins   Saint Kitts and Nevis (SKN) 10.20
18 3 Samuel Francis   Qatar (QAT) 10.20
20 1 Martial Mbandjock   France (FRA) 10.22 Q
21 4 Andrew Hinds   Barbados (BAR) 10.23
21 5 Simeon Williamson   Great Britain & N.I. (GBR) 10.23
23 5 Rolando Palacios   Honduras (HON) 10.24 SB
24 3 Olusoji Fasuba   Nigeria (NGR) 10.25
25 1 Emanuele Di Gregorio   Italy (ITA) 10.26
26 5 Emmanuel Callander   Trinidad and Tobago (TRI) 10.27
26 3 Ronald Pognon   France (FRA) 10.27
28 4 Adrian Griffith   Bahamas (BAH) 10.28
29 4 Obinna Metu   Nigeria (NGR) 10.36
30 4 Fabio Cerutti   Italy (ITA) 10.37
31 5 Dariusz Kuć   Poland (POL) 10.38
32 1 Adam Harris   Guyana (GUY) 10.39
32 4 Ángel David Rodríguez   Spain (ESP) 10.39 SB
34 1 Arnaldo Abrantes   Portugal (POR) 10.40
34 1 Martin Keller   Germany (GER) 10.40
36 1 Masashi Eriguchi   Japan (JPN) 10.45
37 3 Shintaro Kimura   Japan (JPN) 10.54
38 2 Simon Magakwe   South Africa (RSA) 10.71
2 Christophe Lemaitre   France (FRA) DSQ
2 Daniel Grueso   Colombia (COL) DSQ

SemifinalsEdit

First 4 of each Semifinal will be directly qualified(Q) for the Finals.

Semifinal 1Edit

Rank Lane Name Nationality React Time Notes
1 6 Usain Bolt   Jamaica (JAM) 0.135 9.89 Q
2 4 Daniel Bailey   Antigua and Barbuda (ANT) 0.135 9.96 Q
3 3 Darvis Patton   United States (USA) 0.152 9.98 Q, SB
4 8 Marc Burns   Trinidad and Tobago (TRI) 0.159 10.01 Q, SB
5 5 Michael Rodgers   United States (USA) 0.154 10.04
6 1 Martial Mbandjock   France (FRA) 0.138 10.18
7 2 Jaysuma Saidy Ndure   Norway (NOR) 0.143 10.20
7 Tyrone Edgar   Great Britain & N.I. (GBR) DSQ

Semifinal 2Edit

Rank Lane Name Nationality React Time Notes
1 5 Tyson Gay   United States (USA) 0.143 9.93 Q
2 4 Asafa Powell   Jamaica (JAM) 0.133 9.95 Q
3 3 Richard Thompson   Trinidad and Tobago (TRI) 0.132 9.98 Q, SB
4 6 Dwain Chambers   Great Britain & N.I. (GBR) 0.182 10.04 Q, SB
5 7 Michael Frater   Jamaica (JAM) 0.153 10.14
6 2 Monzavous Edwards   United States (USA) 0.146 10.14
7 1 Gerald Phiri   Zambia (ZAM) 0.143 10.19
8 8 Naoki Tsukahara   Japan (JPN) 0.152 10.25

FinalEdit

 
Usain Bolt (center right) defeating all opposition to win his first world title
Rank Lane Name Nationality React Time Notes
  4 Usain Bolt   Jamaica (JAM) 0.146 9.58 WR
  5 Tyson Gay   United States (USA) 0.144 9.71 NR
  6 Asafa Powell   Jamaica (JAM) 0.134 9.84 SB
4 3 Daniel Bailey   Antigua and Barbuda (ANT) 0.129 9.93
5 8 Richard Thompson   Trinidad and Tobago (TRI) 0.119 9.93 SB
6 1 Dwain Chambers   Great Britain & N.I. (GBR) 0.121 10.00 SB
7 2 Marc Burns   Trinidad and Tobago (TRI) 0.165 10.00 SB
8 7 Darvis Patton   United States (USA) 0.149 10.34

ReferencesEdit

General
Specific
  1. ^ Ramsak, Bob (2009-08-09). Men's 100m - PREVIEW. IAAF. Retrieved on 2009-08-14. Archived 2009-09-08.
  2. ^ Ramsak, Bob (2009-08-15). Event Report - Men's 100m - Heats. IAAF. Retrieved on 2009-08-16. Archived 2009-09-08.
  3. ^ Ramsak, Bob (2009-08-15). Event Report - Men's 100m - Quarter-Final Archived 2009-09-17 at the Wayback Machine. IAAF. Retrieved on 2009-08-16.
  4. ^ Bolt and Gay ease into 100m semis . BBC Sport (2009-08-15). Retrieved on 2009-08-16.
  5. ^ Ramsak, Bob (2009-08-16). Event Report - Men's 100m - Semi-Final Archived August 19, 2009, at the Wayback Machine. IAAF. Retrieved on 2009-08-20.
  6. ^ Hersh, Phillip (2009-08-14). Tyson Gay heads to the starting blocks against Usain Bolt. Los Angeles Times. Retrieved on 2009-08-20.
  7. ^ World Athletics: can Usain Bolt run 9.4 secs?. The Daily Telegraph (2009-08-18). Retrieved on 2009-08-20.
  8. ^ a b Ramsak, Bob (2009-08-16). Event Report - Men's 100m - Final Archived August 20, 2009, at the Wayback Machine. IAAF. Retrieved on 2009-08-20.
  9. ^ Gibson, Owen (2009-08-17). From man to superman ... Usain Bolt raises the pace of change. The Guardian. Retrieved on 2009-08-20.
  10. ^ Broadbent, Rick (2009-08-17). Chambers just happy to appear in the fastest final in history. The Times. Retrieved on 2009-08-20.

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