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The men's 100 metres at the 2009 World Championships in Athletics were held at the Olympic Stadium on August 15 and August 16. The two main contenders for the event were the reigning World Champion Tyson Gay and Usain Bolt, the reigning Olympic champion and world record holder. Gay entered the competition with a season's best of 9.77 seconds (an American record) while Bolt's season's best was 9.79 seconds. Four other competitors had broken the 10-second barrier during the last months before the World Championship: former world record holder Asafa Powell, Olympic finalist Churandy Martina and emerging sprinters Daniel Bailey and Mike Rodgers.[1]

The first day saw a number of high-profile athletes eliminated; Derrick Atkins, the 2007 silver medallist, did not pass the first round.[2] Churandy Martina, area record holders Samuel Francis and Olusoji Fasuba, Simeon Williamson, and 2003 gold medallist Kim Collins were all knocked out in the quarter finals. Also, a double false start meant disqualification for the new European junior record holder Christophe Lemaitre. Gay, Powell and Rodgers ended with the fastest times of the day, although Bolt and Bailey comfortably won heat five, exchanging smiles and glances in the process.[3][4] The semi-finals saw Bolt—typically slow out of the blocks—false start for the first time over 100 m, but he eventually finished in 9.89 seconds (the fastest ever semi-final). Six of the eight qualifying athletes broke 10 seconds, and US champion Rodgers was the biggest name not to qualify.[5]

The final, which was advertised in Berlin as "Das Duell" between Gay and Bolt,[6] proved to be historic. By the 20-metre mark, Bolt had already taken a slight lead of 0.01 seconds, and he continued to pull away from the rest of the pack until the finish.[7] He finished in a world record-breaking time of 9.58 seconds, beating Gay by some distance, even though the American had run 9.71 seconds, which was the third fastest time ever.[8] Bolt beat his own previous mark by over a tenth of a second, an achievement statisticians claimed was 20 years ahead of schedule in the long term scheme of the 100 metres world record progression.[9] So emphatic was Bolt's winning time, that both bronze medal winner Powell and sixth placed Dwain Chambers said they were happy just taking part in the fastest race in history.[8][10]

Medalists

Gold Silver Bronze
Usain Bolt
 Jamaica (JAM)
Tyson Gay
 United States (USA)
Asafa Powell
 Jamaica (JAM)

Records

Prior to the competition, the records were as follows:

World record  Usain Bolt (JAM) 9.69 Beijing, China 16 August 2008
Championship record  Maurice Greene (USA) 9.80 Seville, Spain 22 August 1999
World Leading  Tyson Gay (USA) 9.77 Rome, Italy 10 July 2009
African record  Olusoji Fasuba (NGR) 9.85 Doha, Qatar 12 May 2006
Asian record  Samuel Francis (QAT) 9.99 Amman, Jordan 26 July 2007
North American record  Usain Bolt (JAM) 9.69 Beijing, China 16 August 2008
South American record  Robson da Silva (BRA) 10.00 Mexico, Mexico 22 July 1988
European record  Francis Obikwelu (POR) 9.86 Athens, Greece 22 August 2004
Oceanian record  Patrick Johnson (AUS) 9.93 Mito, Japan 5 May 2003

The following new world, championship and North American records were set during the competition.

Date Event Athlete Time Notes
16 August Final  Usain Bolt (JAM) 9.58 s WR, CR, WL

Qualification standards

A time B time
10.21 10.28

Schedule

Date Time Round
August 15, 2009 11:40 Heats
August 15, 2009 18:50 Quarterfinals
August 16, 2009 19:10 Semifinals
August 16, 2009 21:35 Final

Results

KEY: q Fastest non-qualifiers Q Qualified NR National record PB Personal best SB Seasonal best

Heats

Qualification: First 3 in each heat(Q) and the next 4 fastest(q) advance to the quarterfinals.

Rank Heat Name Nationality Time Notes
1 11 Tyson Gay  United States (USA) 10.16 Q
2 4 Dwain Chambers  Great Britain & N.I. (GBR) 10.18 Q
3 9 Usain Bolt  Jamaica (JAM) 10.20 Q
4 8 Samuel Francis  Qatar (QAT) 10.21 Q
5 6 Christophe Lemaitre  France (FRA) 10.23 Q
6 8 Emmanuel Callander  Trinidad and Tobago (TRI) 10.24 Q
7 12 Michael Rodgers  United States (USA) 10.25 Q
8 5 Daniel Bailey  Antigua and Barbuda (ANT) 10.26 Q
8 2 Darvis Patton  United States (USA) 10.26 Q
8 8 Churandy Martina  Netherlands Antilles (AHO) 10.26 Q
11 8 Daniel Grueso  Colombia (COL) 10.27 q
12 3 Martial Mbandjock  France (FRA) 10.28 Q
12 11 Kim Collins  Saint Kitts and Nevis (SKN) 10.28 Q
12 12 Naoki Tsukahara  Japan (JPN) 10.28 Q
12 8 Rolando Palacios  Honduras (HON) 10.28 q, SB
16 1 Michael Frater  Jamaica (JAM) 10.30 Q
16 7 Andrew Hinds  Barbados (BAR) 10.30 Q
16 9 Gerald Phiri  Zambia (ZAM) 10.30 Q
16 9 Egwero Ogho-Oghene  Nigeria (NGR) 10.30 Q
20 4 Olusoji Fasuba  Nigeria (NGR) 10.31 Q
21 4 Monzavous Edwards  United States (USA) 10.32 Q
22 7 Simeon Williamson  Great Britain & N.I. (GBR) 10.34 Q
23 2 Emanuele Di Gregorio  Italy (ITA) 10.35 Q
23 5 Jaysuma Saidy Ndure  Norway (NOR) 10.35 Q
23 12 Adam Harris  Guyana (GUY) 10.35 Q
23 7 Ronald Pognon  France (FRA) 10.35 Q
23 7 Martin Keller  Germany (GER) 10.35 q, SB
28 10 Richard Thompson  Trinidad and Tobago (TRI) 10.36 Q
28 11 Fabio Cerutti  Italy (ITA) 10.36 Q
30 5 Adrian Griffith  Bahamas (BAH) 10.37 Q
31 3 Obinna Metu  Nigeria (NGR) 10.38 Q
31 2 Masashi Eriguchi  Japan (JPN) 10.38 Q
31 3 Asafa Powell  Jamaica (JAM) 10.38 Q
34 6 Marc Burns  Trinidad and Tobago (TRI) 10.39 Q
34 7 Ángel David Rodríguez  Spain (ESP) 10.39 q, SB
36 3 Aziz Ouhadi  Morocco (MAR) 10.40
37 1 Arnaldo Abrantes  Portugal (POR) 10.41 Q
37 2 Barakat Al-Harthi  Oman (OMN) 10.41
37 4 Ben Youssef Meité  Ivory Coast (CIV) 10.41
40 10 Tyrone Edgar  Great Britain & N.I. (GBR) 10.42 Q
40 9 Bryan Barnett  Canada (CAN) 10.42
40 5 Tobias Unger  Germany (GER) 10.42
43 3 Derrick Atkins  Bahamas (BAH) 10.44
44 6 Dariusz Kuć  Poland (POL) 10.46 Q
44 5 Adrian Durant  U.S. Virgin Islands (ISV) 10.46
46 1 Shintaro Kimura  Japan (JPN) 10.47 Q
46 12 Ramon Gittens  Barbados (BAR) 10.47
48 1 Simone Collio  Italy (ITA) 10.49
49 2 Stefan Schwab  Germany (GER) 10.50
50 12 Cédric Nabe  Switzerland (SUI) 10.51
51 1 Matic Osovnikar  Slovenia (SLO) 10.52
52 4 Shehan Abeypitiyage  Sri Lanka (SRI) 10.53
53 10 Simon Magakwe  South Africa (RSA) 10.54 Q
53 7 Basílio de Moraes Júnior  Brazil (BRA) 10.54
55 9 José Carlos Moreira  Brazil (BRA) 10.55
55 1 Béranger Aymard Bosse  Central African Republic (CAF) 10.55
57 10 Aziz Zakari  Ghana (GHA) 10.57
58 6 Ryan Moseley  Austria (AUT) 10.58
59 11 Kemar Hyman  Cayman Islands (CAY) 10.59
60 4 Wilfried Bingangoye  Gabon (GAB) 10.62
61 2 Liaquat Ali  Pakistan (PAK) 10.64
62 6 Franklin Nazareno  Ecuador (ECU) 10.71
63 11 Carlos Jorge  Dominican Republic (DOM) 10.73
64 10 Idrissa Sanou  Burkina Faso (BUR) 10.74
65 8 Fernando Lumain  Indonesia (INA) 10.76
66 6 Chi Ho Tsui  Hong Kong (HKG) 10.77
67 10 Mhadjou Youssouf  Comoros (COM) 10.89 SB
68 12 Danny D'Souza  Seychelles (SEY) 10.92
69 1 Jack Iroga  Solomon Islands (SOL) 10.98 SB
70 8 Hussain Haleem  Maldives (MDV) 11.00 NR
71 8 Suwaibou Sanneh  Gambia (GAM) 11.02 SB
72 10 Desislav Gunev  Bulgaria (BUL) 11.07
73 4 Mohamed Faisal  Brunei (BRU) 11.12 PB
74 2 Oumar Bella Bah  Guinea (GUI) 11.20 PB
75 3 Ivano Bucci  San Marino (SMR) 11.24
75 5 Jurgen Themen  Suriname (SUR) 11.24
77 7 Denvil Ruan  Anguilla (AIA) 11.31 PB
78 9 Aisea Tohi  Tonga (TGA) 11.32
78 6 Mohamed Masudul Karim  Bangladesh (BAN) 11.32 SB
80 11 Aaron Victorian  American Samoa (ASA) 11.37 PB
81 11 Tiraa Arere  Cook Islands (COK) 11.55
82 9 Okilani Tinilau  Tuvalu (TUV) 11.57 SB
83 3 Leon Mengloi  Palau (PLW) 11.60 PB
84 7 Soulisack Silisavadymao  Laos (LAO) 11.66 SB
85 10 Nooa Takooa  Kiribati (KIR) 11.74 PB
86 6 Quaski Itaia  Nauru (NRU) 11.76 SB
87 5 Yondan Namelo  F.S. Micronesia (FSM) 11.78 PB
88 4 Masoud Azizi  Afghanistan (AFG) 11.79 SB
89 12 Phillip Poznanski  Marshall Islands (MHL) 11.97 PB
90 12 Clayton Kenty  Northern Mariana Islands (NMI) 12.29 PB
1 Dominic Carroll  Gibraltar (GIB) DNF
2 Delivert Arsene Kimbembe  Congo (CGO) DNS

Quarterfinals

Qualification: First 3 in each heat(Q) and the next 1 fastest(q) advance to the semifinals.

Rank Heat Name Nationality Time Notes
1 3 Asafa Powell  Jamaica (JAM) 9.95 Q
2 4 Tyson Gay  United States (USA) 9.98 Q
3 2 Michael Rodgers  United States (USA) 10.01 Q
4 5 Daniel Bailey  Antigua and Barbuda (ANT) 10.02 Q
5 5 Usain Bolt  Jamaica (JAM) 10.03 Q
6 1 Dwain Chambers  Great Britain & N.I. (GBR) 10.04 Q, SB
7 3 Darvis Patton  United States (USA) 10.05 Q
8 1 Richard Thompson  Trinidad and Tobago (TRI) 10.08 Q
9 4 Michael Frater  Jamaica (JAM) 10.09 Q
10 2 Tyrone Edgar  Great Britain & N.I. (GBR) 10.12 Q
10 3 Marc Burns  Trinidad and Tobago (TRI) 10.12 Q
12 5 Monzavous Edwards  United States (USA) 10.15 Q
12 2 Naoki Tsukahara  Japan (JPN) 10.15 Q
14 4 Jaysuma Saidy Ndure  Norway (NOR) 10.16 Q
14 2 Gerald Phiri  Zambia (ZAM) 10.16 q, NR
16 5 Churandy Martina  Netherlands Antilles (AHO) 10.19
16 2 Egwero Ogho-Oghene  Nigeria (NGR) 10.19
18 3 Kim Collins  Saint Kitts and Nevis (SKN) 10.20
18 3 Samuel Francis  Qatar (QAT) 10.20
20 1 Martial Mbandjock  France (FRA) 10.22 Q
21 4 Andrew Hinds  Barbados (BAR) 10.23
21 5 Simeon Williamson  Great Britain & N.I. (GBR) 10.23
23 5 Rolando Palacios  Honduras (HON) 10.24 SB
24 3 Olusoji Fasuba  Nigeria (NGR) 10.25
25 1 Emanuele Di Gregorio  Italy (ITA) 10.26
26 5 Emmanuel Callander  Trinidad and Tobago (TRI) 10.27
26 3 Ronald Pognon  France (FRA) 10.27
28 4 Adrian Griffith  Bahamas (BAH) 10.28
29 4 Obinna Metu  Nigeria (NGR) 10.36
30 4 Fabio Cerutti  Italy (ITA) 10.37
31 5 Dariusz Kuć  Poland (POL) 10.38
32 1 Adam Harris  Guyana (GUY) 10.39
32 4 Ángel David Rodríguez  Spain (ESP) 10.39 SB
34 1 Arnaldo Abrantes  Portugal (POR) 10.40
34 1 Martin Keller  Germany (GER) 10.40
36 1 Masashi Eriguchi  Japan (JPN) 10.45
37 3 Shintaro Kimura  Japan (JPN) 10.54
38 2 Simon Magakwe  South Africa (RSA) 10.71
2 Christophe Lemaitre  France (FRA) DSQ
2 Daniel Grueso  Colombia (COL) DSQ

Semifinals

First 4 of each Semifinal will be directly qualified(Q) for the Finals.

Semifinal 1

Rank Lane Name Nationality React Time Notes
1 6 Usain Bolt  Jamaica (JAM) 0.135 9.89 Q
2 4 Daniel Bailey  Antigua and Barbuda (ANT) 0.135 9.96 Q
3 3 Darvis Patton  United States (USA) 0.152 9.98 Q, SB
4 8 Marc Burns  Trinidad and Tobago (TRI) 0.159 10.01 Q, SB
5 5 Michael Rodgers  United States (USA) 0.154 10.04
6 1 Martial Mbandjock  France (FRA) 0.138 10.18
7 2 Jaysuma Saidy Ndure  Norway (NOR) 0.143 10.20
7 Tyrone Edgar  Great Britain & N.I. (GBR) DSQ

Semifinal 2

Rank Lane Name Nationality React Time Notes
1 5 Tyson Gay  United States (USA) 0.143 9.93 Q
2 4 Asafa Powell  Jamaica (JAM) 0.133 9.95 Q
3 3 Richard Thompson  Trinidad and Tobago (TRI) 0.132 9.98 Q, SB
4 6 Dwain Chambers  Great Britain & N.I. (GBR) 0.182 10.04 Q, SB
5 7 Michael Frater  Jamaica (JAM) 0.153 10.14
6 2 Monzavous Edwards  United States (USA) 0.146 10.14
7 1 Gerald Phiri  Zambia (ZAM) 0.143 10.19
8 8 Naoki Tsukahara  Japan (JPN) 0.152 10.25

Final

Usain Bolt (center right) defeating all opposition to win his first world title
Rank Lane Name Nationality React Time Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) 4 Usain Bolt  Jamaica (JAM) 0.146 9.58 WR
2nd, silver medalist(s) 5 Tyson Gay  United States (USA) 0.144 9.71 NR
3rd, bronze medalist(s) 6 Asafa Powell  Jamaica (JAM) 0.134 9.84 SB
4 3 Daniel Bailey  Antigua and Barbuda (ANT) 0.129 9.93
5 8 Richard Thompson  Trinidad and Tobago (TRI) 0.119 9.93 SB
6 1 Dwain Chambers  Great Britain & N.I. (GBR) 0.121 10.00 SB
7 2 Marc Burns  Trinidad and Tobago (TRI) 0.165 10.00 SB
8 7 Darvis Patton  United States (USA) 0.149 10.34

References

General
Specific
  1. ^ Ramsak, Bob (2009-08-09). Men's 100m - PREVIEW. IAAF. Retrieved on 2009-08-14. Archived 2009-09-08.
  2. ^ Ramsak, Bob (2009-08-15). Event Report - Men's 100m - Heats. IAAF. Retrieved on 2009-08-16. Archived 2009-09-08.
  3. ^ Ramsak, Bob (2009-08-15). Event Report - Men's 100m - Quarter-Final. IAAF. Retrieved on 2009-08-16.
  4. ^ Bolt and Gay ease into 100m semis . BBC Sport (2009-08-15). Retrieved on 2009-08-16.
  5. ^ Ramsak, Bob (2009-08-16). Event Report - Men's 100m - Semi-Final Archived August 19, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.. IAAF. Retrieved on 2009-08-20.
  6. ^ Hersh, Phillip (2009-08-14). Tyson Gay heads to the starting blocks against Usain Bolt. Los Angeles Times. Retrieved on 2009-08-20.
  7. ^ World Athletics: can Usain Bolt run 9.4 secs?. The Daily Telegraph (2009-08-18). Retrieved on 2009-08-20.
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