Usain Bolt won heat 6 of the men’s 100m event on the opening day of the London World Championships.
Bolt clocked 10.07 after a sluggish start to win ahead of Britain’s James Dasaolu 10.013. The semifinals are set for tomorrow, August 5, 1:05 PM ET / 12:05 PM Jamaican time.
The Finals – August 5, 3:45 PM ET / 2:45 PM Jamaican time.
Yohan Blake finished second in heat 2 of the men’s 100m at the London World Championships.
Usain Bolt will run the 100m and 4x100m at the world championships underway August 4-13 event n London, his final events before retiring.
Heading into the world champs, Usain Bolt clocked 9.95 in the 100m in Monaco — his third race of the season after appearances in Kingston and Ostrava. Bolt opened his final track season with a winning time of 10.03 after making a grand entrance at the track meet in a race dubbed SALUTE TO A LEGEND at the Racers Grand Prix at the National Stadium in Kingston on June 10.
Two weeks later Bolt won his second race of the season in a time of 10.07 at the Ostrava Golden Spike meet, winning head his ninth Golden Spike trophy on June 28.
Bolt has been adamant there was little chance he would race again after the world championships but admitted he would likely stay involved with athletics.