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2017 World Championships in Athletics – Men's 100 metres

The men's 100 metres at the 2017 World Championships in Athletics was held at the London Olympic Stadium on 4−5 August.[1] This meet was announced as the last competition for Usain Bolt. The race was won by Justin Gatlin of the United States, ahead of Gatlin's team-mate Christian Coleman, with Bolt finishing third.

Men's 100 metres
at the 2017 World Championships
100 m men final London 2017.jpg
A scene of the final.
VenueOlympic Stadium
Dates4 August (preliminary round & heats)
5 August (semi-final & final)
Competitors60 from 45 nations
Winning time9.92
Medalists
gold medal    United States
silver medal    United States
bronze medal    Jamaica
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SummaryEdit

Julian Forte of Jamaica was the fastest in the heats, and the only athlete to have gone under ten seconds in the round with a personal best of 9.99 seconds in the third heat. Japanese runner Abdul Hakim Sani Brown placed himself as a favorite and surprised many by beating Forte's teammate and 2011 World 100m Champion Yohan Blake, who was one of the four favored athletes to beat Usain Bolt, in the second heat. Bolt made his usual slow start, but quickly gained ground and won his heat in 10.07 seconds: his slowest time in the season.

In the first semi-final, Justin Gatlin qualified but seemed to struggle, losing to Akani Simbine of South Africa. Both were favorites to dethrone Bolt. In the second semi-final, Yohan Blake barely held off the hometown favorite Reece Prescod, who had a sudden surge of speed in the last ten metres to take the automatic qualifying spot from Su Bingtian of China. Run into slight headwinds, the first two semis were unimpressive, slower than ten seconds. In the third semi-final, Christian Coleman surprised the world by beating Bolt with 9.97 to his 9.98, despite it being a semi-final; in doing so, he became the first man in four years to beat Bolt, the last being Gatlin by the same margin (0.01) in an IAAF Diamond League event in Rome. Coleman rocketed out of the start, while Bolt lumbered. Bolt tried to make up the gap, but sensing he couldn't catch him, eased up at the finish. Bolt's time was still the second fastest in the semis.

In the final, Bolt was lined up in lane four, right next to his young rival Coleman. Gatlin lined up in lane eight, with Blake right next to him. At the gun, Coleman got the quickest reaction time, of 0.123, and Bolt with the second slowest in 0.183. Coleman continued with his usual fast start, with Bolt next to him lumbering behind by a metre in fourth expecting to make up ground on Jimmy Vicaut of France and Su Bingtian inside him. Meanwhile, the other half of the field seemed to struggle in the first 40 metres, but began to catch up with the pack afterwards. At that mark, Bolt began making up ground, first on Su, then on Vicaut. With every step, Bolt gained on his young rival, but as he got closer he began to tense up. Suddenly, with 15 metres to go, Gatlin in lane eight came out of nowhere and surged ahead of the two, securing his first world title since 2005 by 0.02 seconds. Gatlin's winning time of 9.92 seconds was the slowest World Championship winning time in the 100 metres since 2003, but was a new Masters world record, beating Kim Collins' 9.93 that he set the previous year. [2]Coleman finished second in 9.94 seconds, while Bolt was third in 9.95 seconds, equaling his seasonal best that he set in Monaco.[3]

RecordsEdit

Before the competition records were as follows:[4]

Record Perf. Athlete Nat. Date Location
World 9.58A Usain Bolt   JAM 16 Aug 2009 Berlin, Germany
Championship
World leading 9.82A Christian Coleman   USA 7 Jun 2017 Eugene, United States
African 9.85A Olusoji Fasuba   NGR 12 May 2006 Doha, Qatar
Asian 9.91A Femi Ogunode   QAT 4 Jun 2015 Wuhan, China
22 Apr 2016 Gainesville, United States
NACAC 9.58A Usain Bolt   JAM 16 Aug 2009 Berlin, Germany
South American 10.00A Robson da Silva   BRA 22 Jul 1988 Mexico City, Mexico
European 9.86A Francis Obikwelu   POR 22 Aug 2004 Athens, Greece
Jimmy Vicaut   FRA 4 Jul 2015 Saint-Denis, France
7 Jun 2016 Montreuil, France
Oceanian 9.93A Patrick Johnson   AUS 5 May 2003 Mito, Japan

The following records were set at the competition:[5][2]

Record Perf. Athlete Nat. Date
Slovak 10.15A Ján Volko   SVK 4 Aug 2017
World Masters M35 9.92A Justin Gatlin   USA 5 Aug 2017

Qualification standardEdit

The standard to qualify automatically for entry was 10.12.[6]

ScheduleEdit

The event schedule, in local time (UTC+1), was as follows:[7]

Date Time Round
4 August 19:00 Preliminary Round
4 August 20:20 Heats
5 August 19:05 Semi-finals
5 August 21:45 Final

ResultsEdit

Preliminary roundEdit

The preliminary round took place on 4 August in four heats as follows:[8]

Heat 1 2 3 4
Start time 19:05 19:10 19:16 19:23
Wind (m/s) +1.4 +1.1 +0.9 +0.7
Photo finish

The first three in each heat ( Q ) and the next two fastest ( q ) qualified for the first round proper. The overall results were as follows:[9]

Rank Heat Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 3 3 Ján Volko   Slovakia (SVK) 10.15 Q, NR
2 2 4 Emre Zafer Barnes   Turkey (TUR) 10.22 Q
3 3 6 Mario Burke   Barbados (BAR) 10.22 Q
4 3 8 Abdullah Abkar Mohammed   Saudi Arabia (KSA) 10.23 Q, SB
5 4 3 Ramon Gittens   Barbados (BAR) 10.25 Q
6 1 6 Emmanuel Matadi   Liberia (LBR) 10.27 Q
7 4 5 Joseph Millar   New Zealand (NZL) 10.29 Q
8 4 6 Warren Fraser   Bahamas (BAH) 10.30 Q
9 1 3 Brendon Rodney   Canada (CAN) 10.37 Q
10 1 7 Mark Odhiambo   Kenya (KEN) 10.40 Q
11 2 6 Chavaughn Walsh   Antigua and Barbuda (ANT) 10.44 Q
12 2 2 Hassan Saaid   Maldives (MDV) 10.45 Q
13 4 8 Ambdoul Karim Riffayn   Comoros (COM) 10.59 q
14 4 7 Jean Tarcicius Batambok   Cameroon (CMR) 10.71 q, PB
15 3 2 Rolando Palacios   Honduras (HON) 10.73
16 3 7 Bui Ba Hanh   Vietnam (VIE) 10.76 SB
17 1 4 Phearath Nget   Cambodia (CAM) 10.99 SB
18 2 7 Dylan Sicobo   Seychelles (SEY) 11.01
19 1 8 Masbah Ahmmed   Bangladesh (BAN) 11.08
20 3 4 Said Gilani   Afghanistan (AFG) 11.13 PB
21 4 2 Scott James Fiti   F.S. Micronesia (FSM) 11.23 PB
22 3 5 Paul Ma'unikeni   Solomon Islands (SOL) 11.31 PB
23 1 2 Mohamed Lamine Dansoko   Guinea (GUI) 11.41 SB
24 4 4 Gwynn Uehara   Palau (PLW) 11.47 SB
25 1 5 Dysard Dageago   Nauru (NRU) 11.60
26 2 8 Jeki Lanki   Marshall Islands (MHL) 11.91 PB
27 2 3 Mobera Tonana   Kiribati (KIR) 11.91 SB
28 2 5 Ielu Tamoa   Tuvalu (TUV) 12.12 PB

HeatsEdit

The first round proper took place on 4 August in six heats as follows:[10]

Heat 1 2 3 4 5 6
Start time 20:20 20:27 20:35 20:43 20:51 21:01
Wind (m/s) −0.1 −0.6 0.0 −0.2 +0.9 +0.3
Photo finish

The first three in each heat ( Q ) and the next six fastest ( q ) qualified for the semi-finals. The overall results were as follows:[11]

Rank Heat Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 3 4 Julian Forte   Jamaica (JAM) 9.99 Q, PB
2 1 9 Christian Coleman   United States (USA) 10.01 Q
3 3 6 Ben Youssef Meïté   Ivory Coast (CIV) 10.02 Q
4 4 4 Su Bingtian   China (CHN) 10.03 Q, SB
5 3 2 Reece Prescod   Great Britain & N.I. (GBR) 10.03 Q, PB
6 2 3 Abdul Hakim Sani Brown   Japan (JPN) 10.05 Q, PB
6 5 5 Justin Gatlin   United States (USA) 10.05 Q
8 6 7 Usain Bolt   Jamaica (JAM) 10.07 Q
9 4 2 Chijindu Ujah   Great Britain & N.I. (GBR) 10.07 Q
10 1 5 Jak Ali Harvey   Turkey (TUR) 10.13 Q
6 4 James Dasaolu   Great Britain & N.I. (GBR) 10.13 Q
12 2 9 Yohan Blake   Jamaica (JAM) 10.13 Q
4 9 Christopher Belcher   United States (USA) 10.13 Q
14 2 6 Xie Zhenye   China (CHN) 10.13 Q
15 6 3 Jimmy Vicaut   France (FRA) 10.15 Q
3 5 Akani Simbine   South Africa (RSA) 10.15 q
17 5 7 Andrew Fisher   Bahrain (BHR) 10.19 Q
6 6 Shuhei Tada   Japan (JPN) 10.19 q
19 1 4 Cejhae Greene   Antigua and Barbuda (ANT) 10.21 Q
20 4 3 Asuka Cambridge   Japan (JPN) 10.21 q
21 2 7 Emre Zafer Barnes   Turkey (TUR) 10.22 q
22 1 3 Emmanuel Matadi   Liberia (LBR) 10.24 q
23 3 3 Alex Wilson   Switzerland (SUI) 10.24 q
24 5 3 Kim Kuk-young   South Korea (KOR) 10.24 Q
24 1 6 Ramon Gittens   Barbados (BAR) 10.24
26 1 7 Julian Reus   Germany (GER) 10.25
27 2 8 Emmanuel Callender   Trinidad and Tobago (TTO) 10.25
28 2 5 Ján Volko   Slovakia (SVK) 10.25
29 5 2 Keston Bledman   Trinidad and Tobago (TTO) 10.26
30 5 6 Gavin Smellie   Canada (CAN) 10.29
31 1 2 Senoj-Jay Givans   Jamaica (JAM) 10.30
32 5 8 Abdullah Abkar Mohammed   Saudi Arabia (KSA) 10.31
33 4 5 Joseph Millar   New Zealand (NZL) 10.31
34 6 9 Hassan Taftian   Iran (IRI) 10.34
35 6 2 Brendon Rodney   Canada (CAN) 10.36
36 4 8 Mark Odhiambo   Kenya (KEN) 10.37
37 2 4 David Lima   Portugal (POR) 10.41
38 6 8 Warren Fraser   Bahamas (BAH) 10.42
39 3 7 Mario Burke   Barbados (BAR) 10.42
40 3 8 Hassan Saaid   Maldives (MDV) 10.45
41 6 5 Diego Palomeque   Colombia (COL) 10.51
42 4 6 Jeremy Dodson   Samoa (SAM) 10.52
43 2 2 Ambdoul Karim Riffayn   Comoros (COM) 10.72
44 1 8 Jean Tarcicius Batambok   Cameroon (CMR) 10.75
4 7 Mosito Lehata   Lesotho (LES) DQ R 162.7
5 9 Thando Roto   South Africa (RSA) DQ R 162.7
5 4 Chavaughn Walsh   Antigua and Barbuda (ANT) DNS
3 9 Andre De Grasse   Canada (CAN) DNS

Semi-finalsEdit

The semi-finals took place on 5 August in three heats as follows:[12]

Heat 1 2 3
Start time 19:05 19:12 19:20
Wind (m/s) −0.5 −0.2 +0.4
Photo finish

The first two in each heat ( Q ) and the next two fastest ( q ) qualified for the final. The overall results were as follows:[13]

Rank Heat Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 3 4 Christian Coleman   United States (USA) 9.97 Q
2 3 6 Usain Bolt   Jamaica (JAM) 9.98 Q
3 2 4 Yohan Blake   Jamaica (JAM) 10.04 Q
4 2 9 Reece Prescod   Great Britain & N.I. (GBR) 10.05 Q
5 1 2 Akani Simbine   South Africa (RSA) 10.05 Q
6 1 6 Justin Gatlin   United States (USA) 10.09 Q
7 3 8 Jimmy Vicaut   France (FRA) 10.09 q
8 2 6 Su Bingtian   China (CHN) 10.10 q
9 3 7 Chijindu Ujah   Great Britain & N.I. (GBR) 10.12
10 1 7 Ben Youssef Meïté   Ivory Coast (CIV) 10.12
11 1 5 Julian Forte   Jamaica (JAM) 10.13
12 2 7 Jak Ali Harvey   Turkey (TUR) 10.16
13 2 8 Christopher Belcher   United States (USA) 10.20
14 2 2 Emmanuel Matadi   Liberia (LBR) 10.20
15 1 4 James Dasaolu   Great Britain & N.I. (GBR) 10.22
16 1 3 Asuka Cambridge   Japan (JPN) 10.25
17 3 2 Shuhei Tada   Japan (JPN) 10.26
18 3 3 Emre Zafer Barnes   Turkey (TUR) 10.27
19 2 5 Abdul Hakim Sani Brown   Japan (JPN) 10.28
20 1 9 Xie Zhenye   China (CHN) 10.28
21 2 3 Alex Wilson   Switzerland (SUI) 10.30
22 3 5 Andrew Fisher   Bahrain (BHR) 10.36
23 1 8 Kim Kuk-young   South Korea (KOR) 10.40
24 3 9 Cejhae Greene   Antigua and Barbuda (ANT) 10.64

FinalEdit

The final took place on 5 August at 21:46. The wind was −0.8 metres per second and the results were as follows (photo finish):[14]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Reaction Time Notes
  8 Justin Gatlin   United States (USA) 9.92 0.138 WMR SB
  5 Christian Coleman   United States (USA) 9.94 0.123
  4 Usain Bolt   Jamaica (JAM) 9.95 0.183 SB
4 7 Yohan Blake   Jamaica (JAM) 9.99 0.137
5 6 Akani Simbine   South Africa (RSA) 10.01 0.141
6 3 Jimmy Vicaut   France (FRA) 10.08 0.152
7 9 Reece Prescod   Great Britain & N.I. (GBR) 10.17 0.145
8 2 Su Bingtian   China (CHN) 10.27 0.224

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Start list
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  6. ^ "Qualification System and Entry Standards" (PDF). IAAF. Retrieved 9 August 2017.
  7. ^ "100 Metres Men − Timetable". IAAF. Retrieved 9 August 2017.
  8. ^ "100 Metres Men − Preliminary Rounds − Results" (PDF). IAAF. Retrieved 6 August 2017.
  9. ^ "100 Metres Men − Preliminary Rounds − Summary" (PDF). IAAF. Retrieved 6 August 2017.
  10. ^ "100 Metres Men − Heats − Results" (PDF). IAAF. Retrieved 6 August 2017.
  11. ^ "100 Metres Men − Heats − Summary" (PDF). IAAF. Retrieved 6 August 2017.
  12. ^ "100 Metres Men − Semi-Final − Results" (PDF). IAAF. Retrieved 6 August 2017.
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