Tyquendo Tracey, who ran 10.21 for fourth in his heat, squeezed into the semi-finals of the men's 100m at 17th IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019.

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DOHA, Qatar – Tyquendo Tracey expressed disappointment with his first-round performance on Friday’s opening day of the 17th IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019.

“I am in really good shape, so this is a shocker for me to come out and run like this,” he said.

Tracey, who ran 10.21 for fourth in his heat, squeezed into the semi-finals.

“To be honest, it’s not a good performance, I finished fourth,” he said.

“I was really nervous because it’s my first Major Championships,” he explained.

American Christian Coleman leads the way with 9.98 (+0.1 m/s).
Akani Simbine (10.01); defending champion Justin Gatlin (10.01), Yohan Blake (10.06) and Great Britain’s Zharnel Hughes (10.08) are the fastest qualifiers.

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By Anthony Foster

Is a two-time Jamaica sports journalist of the year (2004 and 2005) and world-renowned journalist. One of his award-winning articles was on Usain Bolt, 6-time Olympic champion, 11-time World champion and sprint double record holder, was published in the Jamaica Gleaner in 2004. Anthony has covered Olympic Games in Beijing 2008, London 2012 and Rio 2016; Six (6) IAAF World Athletics Championships between 2007 and 2019 and several other international sporting events, including the 2007 World Cup of cricket and his favourite football team, Argentina vs the USA in 2004.

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