Sport Bolt leads Jamaica into final, U.S. run year's fastest time

18:25  12 august  2017
18:25  12 august  2017 Source:   Reuters

Usain Bolt coasts to victory in 100 heats; Gatlin booed

  Usain Bolt coasts to victory in 100 heats; Gatlin booed With the same aura, bravado and even the lackluster start, Usain Bolt stuck to tradition Friday in his farewell championships. The Jamaican great revved up the crowd at the Olympic Stadium and then coasted to victory in his first-round heat in the 100-meter dash. The 4 best airline credit cards for 2017 See The Cards Sponsored by CompareCards Bolt looked fully at ease as he crossed the line in a slow 10.07 seconds, making sure he finished first as he slowed down at the end."It was brilliant," Bolt said, referring to the incredible crowd support. "They come out in their numbers.

Usain Bolt , running the penultimate race of his career, led Jamaica safely through their semi- final in the 4x100 metres relay at the World Athletics Championships on Saturday while United States ran the fastest time of the year .

Usain Bolt , running the penultimate race of his career, led Jamaica safely through their semi- final in the 4×100 metres relay at the World Athletics Championships in London on Saturday, while the United States ran the fastest time of the year .

World Athletics Championships© REUTERS/Toby Melville World Athletics Championships Usain Bolt, running the penultimate race of his career, led Jamaica safely through their semi-final in the 4x100 metres relay at the World Athletics Championships on Saturday while United States ran the fastest time of the year.

Bolt, who announced on Monday that he would also run in the heats, will race for the last time in the final on Saturday when he hopes to bow out with his 20th global championship title.

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Running the last leg, Bolt eased home, looking over his shoulder, as Jamaica won the second of the two semi-final heats in 37.95 seconds, ahead of France (38.03) and China (38.20).

Bolt has a clear vision for last 100 and his legacy

  Bolt has a clear vision for last 100 and his legacy The fastest man in history will burst from the starting blocks on Saturday for what he says will be the final 100-meter dash of his career. Competing at the 2017 world championships in London, the 30-year-old is hoping to add more gold to a list of unprecedented feats.Start with his record at the Olympics, where he has dominated the sprints for nearly a decade, ranking as the only athlete to win the 100 and 200 three consecutive times.His world championship resume includes 11 victories against a single loss, when he false-started the 100 in 2011.

Athletics: Botswana miss out after baton drop, U . S . run year ' s fastest time in 4x400m. Athletics: Usain Bolt leads Jamaica into 4x100m final , U . S Britain were second in the first heat in 37.76, also faster than Jamaica 's time , while Japan were third. Canada and Turkey also qualified as the fastest losers.

LONDON (Reuters) - Usain Bolt , running the penultimate race of his career, led Jamaica safely through their semi- final in the 4x100 metres relay at the World Athletics Championships on Saturday while United States ran the fastest time of the year .

Jamaica are aiming for a fifth successive world title in the event but will face a stiff challenge from the U.S. who won the first heat in 37.70 seconds, with Christian Coleman, silver medallist in the 100 metres, running the anchor leg.

"It feels like second nature because we work well together. We are confident we can win. We will go and prepare well for tonight," said Michael Rogers, who ran the first leg for the United States.

Britain were second in the first heat in 37.76, also faster than Jamaica's time, while Japan were third. Canada and Turkey also qualified as the fastest losers.

Bolt's presence ensured a capacity crowd for the morning session. "It's hard to be sad because of the energy I'm getting from the crowd," said the Jamaican, who suffered a rare defeat in the 100 metres when he took bronze.

(Writing by Brian Homewood; Editing by Toby Davis)

Bolt ends stellar career with injury; Farah loses, too .
Usain Bolt ended his stellar career in excruciating pain. The Jamaican great crumpled to the track with a left-leg injury as he was chasing a final gold medal for the Jamaican 4x100-meter relay team on Saturday at the world championships.

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