BEIJING, China – Jamaica’s Usain Bolt easily won Heat Seven of the men’s 100 metres at the 15th IAAF World Championships in Beijing, China on Saturday.
Bolt got a fairly good start and was matched early by American Mike Rodgers, but never worked up much of sweat to win in 9.96 seconds. Rodgers finished in 9.97 as Churandy Martina of Netherlands finished third in 10.06.
Gay beats Ashmeade
Jamaic’s Nickel Ashmeade finished second to American Tyson Gay in Heat Two of the men’s 100 metres.
Ashmeade was ahead of Gay at the start, but the American overtook him midway and cruised to victory in 10.11 seconds. Ashmeade ran 10.19 with Christophe Lemaitre of France finishing third in 10.24.
The Caribbean’s other representative Kemar Hyman of the Cayman Islands finished fifth in 10.32.