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2011 World Championships in Athletics – Men's 100 metres

The men's 100 metres at the 2011 World Championships in Athletics was held at the Daegu Stadium on August 27 and August 28. The event was won by Yohan Blake of Jamaica, who became the youngest ever world champion in the 100 metres at 21 years, 245 days. The highly favored defending champion and world record holder Usain Bolt was disqualified from the final for making a false start. Seventy four athletes started the competition, with 61 nations being represented (18 of them in the preliminaries only). It was the first global final to be held following the introduction of the no-false start rule.

Men's 100 metres
at the 2011 World Championships
Yohan Blake Daegu 2011.jpg
Yohan Blake became the event's youngest ever champion.
VenueDaegu Stadium
Dates27 August (heats)
28 August (finals)
Competitors74 from 61 nations
Medalists
gold medal 
silver medal 
bronze medal 
← 2009
2013 →

The four fastest 100-metre runners of 2011 were absent: Mike Rodgers (9.85 sec) and Steve Mullings (9.80 sec) had been banned for doping offences, while Tyson Gay (9.79 sec) and 2011 world leader Asafa Powell (9.78 sec) could not compete due to injuries.[1][2][3][4]

A preliminary round was introduced, where those entrants who had not obtained the 100 m qualification standard had to compete in a further qualifying stage before making it into the first round proper. This reduced the event to a three-round competition, as opposed to the traditional four, for qualified runners. Kim Kuk-Young (the host nation's sole entrant) was disqualified in this round for a false start. Abdouraim Haroun was the fastest preliminary runner, Keiron Rogers broke the Anguillian record, while the slowest of the round was Sogelau Tuvalu, although his time of 15.66 seconds was a personal best for the shot put specialist.[5]

Usain Bolt had the fastest time of the first day (10.10) while his Jamaican compatriots won three of the other seven heats. Christophe Lemaitre, Kim Collins and Walter Dix were the other winners.[6] In the first of the semi-finals, Yohan Blake became the first man under ten seconds. Bolt won the second race as the second-fastest qualifier (10.05) and Collins won the third to become the oldest ever 100 m finalist. Frenchman Jimmy Vicaut became only the second junior athlete ever to qualify for the 100 m final, after Darrel Brown in 2003. The most prominent eliminations were Olympic silver medallist Richard Thompson (the fastest entrant that year with 9.85 sec) and 2004 Olympic champion Justin Gatlin. Dwain Chambers (a 2009 finalist) false-started, while sub-9.9 sec runners Michael Frater and Ngonidzashe Makusha also failed to progress.[7]

In the 100 m final defending champion Usain Bolt caused an upset by false starting – Yohan Blake had made a slight movement but Bolt was the one who left his blocks, being immediately disqualified. In his absence, it was quick starter Kim Collins who led for the first half of the race. However, Blake was strongest in the second half, taking the lead and sprinting to win the gold medal with a time of 9.92 seconds into the −1.4 m/s headwind. Walter Dix made up ground on Collins, with the American edging into the silver medal position at the line by a margin of 0.01 seconds. At 35 years, 145 days old, bronze medallist Collins became the oldest ever world medallist for the men's 100 m.[8]

Contents

MedalistsEdit

Gold Silver Bronze
Yohan Blake
  Jamaica (JAM)
Walter Dix
  United States (USA)
Kim Collins
  Saint Kitts and Nevis (SKN)

RecordsEdit

Prior to the competition, the records were as follows:

World record   Usain Bolt (JAM) 9.58 Berlin, Germany 16 August 2009
Championship record
World Leading   Asafa Powell (JAM) 9.78 Lausanne, Switzerland 30 June 2011
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, Central American and Caribbean record   Usain Bolt (JAM) 9.58 Berlin, Germany 16 August 2009
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

Qualification standardsEdit

A time B time
10.18 10.25

ScheduleEdit

Date Time Round
August 27, 2011 12:55 Preliminary Round
August 27, 2011 21:45 Heats
August 28, 2011 18:30 Semifinals
August 28, 2011 20:45 Final

ResultsEdit

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

Preliminary RoundEdit

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

Wind:
Heat 1: +1.7 m/s, Heat 2: +1.2 m/s, Heat 3: -1.3 m/s, Heat 4: -0.9 m/s

Rank Heat Name Nationality Time Notes
1 1 Abdouraim Haroun   Chad (CHA) 10.44 Q, NR
2 2 Chi Ho Tsui   Hong Kong (HKG) 10.45 Q
3 1 Keiron Rogers   Anguilla (AIA) 10.55 Q, NR
4 3 Gérard Kobéané   Burkina Faso (BDI) 10.64 Q
5 2 Mohamed Fadlin   Indonesia (INA) 10.70 Q
6 3 Geronimo Goeloe   Aruba (ARU) 10.73 Q, SB
7 3 Foo Ee Yeo   Singapore (SIN) 10.76 Q
8 4 Mohammad Noor Imran A Hadi   Malaysia (MAS) 10.77 Q
9 1 Jurgen Themen   Suriname (SUR) 10.84 Q
10 3 Delivert Arsene Kimbembe   Congo (CGO) 10.85 q
11 4 Dmitrii Ilin   Kyrgyzstan (KGZ) 10.86 Q
12 2 Tilak Ram Tharu   Nepal (NEP) 11.00 Q, PB
13 4 Moudjib Toyb   Comoros (COM) 11.07 Q
14 4 Karl Farrugia   Malta (MLT) 11.21
15 4 Francis Manioru   Solomon Islands (SOL) 11.28 SB
16 2 Rodman Teltull   Palau (PLW) 11.31 PB
17 1 George Pine   Kiribati (KIR) 11.34 SB
18 1 Kitavanah Kountavong   Laos (LAO) 11.42 PB
18 4 Federico Gorrieri   San Marino (SMR) 11.42
20 1 Joshua Jeremiah   Nauru (NRU) 11.44 PB
21 3 Joseph Andy Lui   Tonga (TGA) 11.48
22 3 Bledee Jarry   Liberia (LBR) 11.49 PB
23 2 Mohamed Ghassem Ahmed Taled   Mauritania (MTN) 11.50 PB
24 1 Okilani Tinilau   Tuvalu (TUV) 11.58
25 1 Christopher Lima Da Costa   São Tomé and Príncipe (STP) 11.61 PB
26 2 Massoud Azizi   Afghanistan (AFG) 11.64 SB
27 2 John Howard   F.S. Micronesia (FSM) 11.71 SB
28 3 Ah Chong Sam Chong   Samoa (SAM) 12.36 PB
29 3 Orrin Ogumoro Pharmin   Northern Mariana Islands (NMI) 12.60 PB
30 4 Sogelau Tuvalu   American Samoa (ASA) 15.66 PB
2 Kim Kuk-Young   South Korea (KOR) DQ

HeatsEdit

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

Wind:
Heat 1: −1.7 m/s, Heat 2: −1.7 m/s, Heat 3: −1.0 m/s, Heat 4: −1.3 m/s, Heat 5: −1.2 m/s, Heat 6: −0.7 m/s, Heat 7: −1.2 m/s

 
Churandy Martina competing in Daegu
Rank Heat Name Nationality Time Notes
1 6 Usain Bolt   Jamaica (JAM) 10.10 Q
2 4 Yohan Blake   Jamaica (JAM) 10.12 Q
3 1 Kim Collins   Saint Kitts and Nevis (SKN) 10.13 Q
4 3 Christophe Lemaitre   France (FRA) 10.14 Q
5 2 Walter Dix   United States (USA) 10.25 Q
5 4 Jimmy Vicaut   France (FRA) 10.25 Q
7 5 Nesta Carter   Jamaica (JAM) 10.26 Q
7 7 Michael Frater   Jamaica (JAM) 10.26 Q
9 2 Harry Aikines-Aryeetey   Great Britain & N.I. (GBR) 10.28 Q
9 6 Dwain Chambers   Great Britain & N.I. (GBR) 10.28 Q
11 3 Justin Gatlin   United States (USA) 10.31 Q
11 4 Ngonidzashe Makusha   Zimbabwe (ZIM) 10.31 Q
13 1 Trell Kimmons   United States (USA) 10.32 Q
13 2 Keston Bledman   Trinidad and Tobago (TRI) 10.32 Q
13 3 Churandy Martina   Netherlands (NED) 10.32 Q
16 4 Justyn Warner   Canada (CAN) 10.33 q
16 7 Jaysuma Saidy Ndure   Norway (NOR) 10.33 Q
18 1 Richard Thompson   Trinidad and Tobago (TRI) 10.34 Q
18 5 Daniel Bailey   Antigua and Barbuda (ANT) 10.34 Q
18 3 Marlon Devonish   Great Britain & N.I. (GBR) 10.34 q
21 7 Dariusz Kuć   Poland (POL) 10.36 Q
22 6 Ángel David Rodríguez   Spain (ESP) 10.37 Q
23 2 Andrew Hinds   Barbados (BAR) 10.41 q
24 5 Aziz Ouhadi   Morocco (MAR) 10.42 Q
24 5 Rytis Sakalauskas   Lithuania (LTU) 10.42
24 4 Ramon Gittens   Barbados (BAR) 10.42
27 7 Reto Schenkel   Switzerland (SUI) 10.44
28 4 Ben Youssef Meité   Ivory Coast (CIV) 10.45
29 7 Aaron Armstrong   Trinidad and Tobago (TRI) 10.48
30 1 Suwaibou Sanneh   Gambia (GAM) 10.50
31 1 Ronalds Arājs   Latvia (LAT) 10.52
32 5 Marek Niit   Estonia (EST) 10.53
32 6 Simon Magakwe   South Africa (RSA) 10.53
34 6 Nilson André   Brazil (BRA) 10.54
35 5 Aziz Zakari   Ghana (GHA) 10.55
36 2 Jason Smyth   Ireland (IRL) 10.57
36 2 Ogho-Oghene Egwero   Nigeria (NGR) 10.57
38 1 Peter Emelieze   Nigeria (NGR) 10.58
39 4 Gérard Kobéané   Burkina Faso (BDI) 10.59
40 6 Gerald Phiri   Zambia (ZAM) 10.60
41 3 Carlos Jorge   Dominican Republic (DOM) 10.62
41 7 Álvaro Gómez   Colombia (COL) 10.62
43 3 Gabriel Mvumvure   Zimbabwe (ZIM) 10.63
44 7 Chi Ho Tsui   Hong Kong (HKG) 10.65
45 6 Abdouraim Haroun   Chad (CHA) 10.72
46 5 Mohammad Noor Imran A Hadi   Malaysia (MAS) 10.75
47 2 Geronimo Goeloe   Aruba (ARU) 10.84
48 5 Foo Ee Yeo   Singapore (SIN) 10.85
49 1 Delivert Arsene Kimbembe   Congo (CGO) 10.94
49 4 Jurgen Themen   Suriname (SUR) 10.94
51 3 Keiron Rogers   Anguilla (AIA) 10.96
52 2 Mohamed Fadlin   Indonesia (INA) 11.00
52 3 Dmitrii Ilin   Kyrgyzstan (KGZ) 11.00
54 6 Moudjib Toyb   Comoros (COM) 11.12
55 7 Tilak Ram Tharu   Nepal (NEP) 11.32
1 Adrian Griffith   Bahamas (BAH) DQ

SemifinalsEdit

 
Frenchmen Jimmy Vicaut and Christophe Lemaitre both made the final.

Qualification: First 2 in each heat (Q) and the next 2 fastest (q) advance to the Final.

Wind:
Heat 1: −0.4 m/s, Heat 2: −1.0 m/s, Heat 3: −0.8 m/s

Rank Heat Name Nationality Time Notes
1 1 Yohan Blake   Jamaica (JAM) 9.95 Q, SB
2 1 Walter Dix   United States (USA) 10.05 Q
2 2 Usain Bolt   Jamaica (JAM) 10.05 Q
4 3 Kim Collins   Saint Kitts and Nevis (SKN) 10.08 Q
5 1 Jimmy Vicaut   France (FRA) 10.10 q
6 2 Christophe Lemaitre   France (FRA) 10.11 Q
7 1 Daniel Bailey   Antigua and Barbuda (ANT) 10.14 q
8 1 Keston Bledman   Trinidad and Tobago (TRI) 10.14
9 3 Nesta Carter   Jamaica (JAM) 10.16 Q
10 2 Richard Thompson   Trinidad and Tobago (TRI) 10.20
11 2 Trell Kimmons   United States (USA) 10.21
11 2 Jaysuma Saidy Ndure   Norway (NOR) 10.21
13 2 Michael Frater   Jamaica (JAM) 10.23
13 3 Harry Aikines-Aryeetey   Great Britain & N.I. (GBR) 10.23
13 3 Justin Gatlin   United States (USA) 10.23
16 2 Marlon Devonish   Great Britain & N.I. (GBR) 10.25
17 3 Ngonidzashe Makusha   Zimbabwe (ZIM) 10.27
18 3 Churandy Martina   Netherlands (NED) 10.29
19 1 Andrew Hinds   Barbados (BAR) 10.32
20 3 Aziz Ouhadi   Morocco (MAR) 10.45
21 3 Justyn Warner   Canada (CAN) 10.47
22 1 Ángel David Rodríguez   Spain (ESP) 10.49
23 2 Dariusz Kuć   Poland (POL) 10.51
1 Dwain Chambers   Great Britain & N.I. (GBR) DQ

FinalEdit

 
Yohan Blake became the event's youngest ever champion.
 
Defending champion Usain Bolt false started.

Wind: −1.4 m/s

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
  6 Yohan Blake   Jamaica (JAM) 9.92 SB
  4 Walter Dix   United States (USA) 10.08
  3 Kim Collins   Saint Kitts and Nevis (SKN) 10.09
4 8 Christophe Lemaitre   France (FRA) 10.19
5 2 Daniel Bailey   Antigua and Barbuda (ANT) 10.26
6 1 Jimmy Vicaut   France (FRA) 10.27
7 7 Nesta Carter   Jamaica (JAM) 10.95
5 Usain Bolt   Jamaica (JAM) DQ R 162.7

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "American sprinter Michael Rodgers tests positive for banned stimulant". Guardian. 16 August 2011.
  2. ^ "Steve Mullings faces lifetime ban after positive drugs test". BBC News. 19 August 2011.
  3. ^ Hart, Simon (25 June 2011). "Tyson Gay set to miss World Championships in South Korea after suffering hip injury". Telegraph.
  4. ^ "Powell out of 100m as Bolt aims for world title repeat". CNN. 25 August 2011.
  5. ^ Rowbottom, Mike (2011-08-27). Men's 100m - Preliminary Round. IAAF. Retrieved on 2011-08-29.
  6. ^ Rowbottom, Mike (2011-08-27). Men's 100m - Heats - Bolt cool, calm and quick Archived 2012-05-15 at the Wayback Machine. IAAF. Retrieved on 2011-08-29.
  7. ^ Rowbottom, Mike (2011-08-28). Men's 100m - Semi-Final - Blake and Collins impress as Thompson makes early exit Archived 2012-05-15 at the Wayback Machine. IAAF. Retrieved on 2011-08-29.
  8. ^ Rowbottom, Mike (2011-08-28). Men's 100m - Final - Blake steals the show as Bolt incredibly false starts Archived 2012-05-15 at the Wayback Machine. IAAF. Retrieved on 2011-08-29.

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