World athletics: Usain Bolt carries the Jamaican until the final
Photo: Ben Stansall Agence France-Presse
Over the last decade, Jamaica has been able to rely 100% on the Bolt to bring back the gold.
Usain Bolt has prepared the ground for its grand départ, helping Jamaica qualify for the final of the 4×100 meter relay on Saturday, the world athletics Championships held in London.
As expected, Bolt will find the American Justin Gatlin on his way in what will be the final chapter of an incredible career.
The two nations have won their qualifying race earlier Saturday although the United States was fastest with a time of 37,30. Bolt and his teammates have crossed the finish line with a time of 37.95. Canada finished in fourth place (38,48) and he also qualified for the final.
Over the last decade, Jamaica has been able to rely 100 % on the Bolt to bring back the gold. The last time that she did not win the final of the World, in 2007, Bolt was a green rookie and he had performed the second relay, en route to a silver medal. Moreover, it was the Americans who had captured gold.
Since then, Bolt has dominated all international competitions until this year. Earlier at the World championships, he had to settle for a bronze medal in the 100 m, lowering the flag in front of Gatlin and Christian Coleman.
Great Britain, Japan, Turkey, France and China will also be part of the final, which will conclude the day.
On the women’s side
For the ladies, the United States won their race, but it is Germany who finished first in the second wave. The American clocked a time of 41,84 while the German posted a time of 42.34.
The American Allyson Felix will attempt to become the athlete that won the most medals in the history of the world athletics Championships.
The Great Britain, Switzerland, Jamaica, Brazil, Trinidad and Tobago, and the netherlands, led by the champion of the 200 m Dafne Schippers, were all granted their pass to the final.
The decathlon, the Canadian Damian Warner won the race in 110 m hurdles in 13,63 seconds, but he completed the ordeal of the launch of the drive at 20th level under a start that has gone a distance of 40,67 meters.
Warner had snuck in third place after six events, but he slipped to fifth place at the end of the start of the disk. He has accumulated 6048 points since the start of the decathlon, to 47 points in third place. The French and silver medallist at the olympic Games in Rio Kévin Mayer is currently the head of the ranking with 6296 points.
Later in the day, the british rider Mo Farah will take part in a final race in a major championship when he will try to sign a fourth world title in a row in 5,000 m.