Thiruvananthapuram

26°C

Haze

Enter word or phrase

Look for articles in

Last Updated Saturday August 12 2017 07:43 PM IST

Bolt leads Jamaica into 4x100m relay final

Text Size
Your form is submitted successfully.

Recipient's Mail:*

( For more than one recipient, type addresses seperated by comma )

Your Name:*

Your E-mail ID:*

Your Comment:

Enter the letters from image :

Bolt leads Jamaica into relay final Usain Bolt of Jamaica in action during the men's 4x100m relay semifinals. Reuters

London: Usain Bolt, running the penultimate race of his career, led Jamaica safely through their semifinal in the 4x100 meters 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.

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

Jamaica are aiming for a fifth successive world title in the event but will face a stiff challenge from the US who won the first heat in 37.70 seconds, with Christian Coleman, silver medalist in the 100m, 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 100m when he took bronze.

Your form is submitted successfully.

Recipient's Mail:*

( For more than one recipient, type addresses seperated by comma )

Your Name:*

Your E-mail ID:*

Your Comment:

Enter the letters from image :

The opinions expressed here do not reflect those of Malayala Manorama. Legal action under the IT Act will be taken against those making derogatory and obscene statements.

Email ID:

User Name:

User Name:

News Letter News Alert
News Letter News Alert