Regarded as the fastest human ever timed, he is the first man to hold both the 100 metres and 200 metres world records since fully automatic time became mandatory. He also holds the world record as a part of the 4 × 100 metres relay. He is the reigning World and Olympic champion in these three events.

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Men’s High jumpQualifying

(2.31m or at least 12 best advance to the FINALS)

Qualified for the Finals

9th-Donald Thomas (BAH) 2.29 (6th-Group B)

10th-Trevor Barry (BAH) 2.29 (4th-Group A)

Did not qualify for Finals

25th-Jamal Wilson (BAH) 2.22 (13th-Group B)

Women’s 400m-Semifinals

(First 2 in each heat and next 2 fastest advance to FINALS)

Qualified for the Finals

2nd-Shericka Jackson (JAM) 49.82 pb (1h2), 4th-Shaunae Miller (BAH) 49.91 (2h3), 7th-Stephenie Ann McPherson (JAM) 50.69 (2h1)

Did not qualify for Finals

15th-Christine Day (JAM) 51.53 (4h3)

Women Triple jump- finals

7th-Kimberly Williams (JAM) 14.53 (14.33, 14.48, x, 14.38, 14.53)

Men’s 100mSemifinals

(First 2 in each heat and next 2 fastest advance to FINALS)

Qualified for the Finals

1st-Usain Bolt (JAM) 9.86 (1h2)

7th-Yohan Blake (JAM) 10.01 (2h3)

Did not qualify for Finals

11th-Nickel Ashmeade (JAM) 10.05 (5h1)

-17thKim Collins (SKN) 10.12 (6h2)

18th-Cejhae Greene (ANT) 10.13

dns-Daniel Bailey (ANT)  (h3)

 Men’s 400m-finals

2nd-Kirani James (GRN) 43.76 sb

4th-Machel Cedenio (TTO) 44.01 pb

7th-Bralon Taplin (GRN) 44.45

Men’s 100mfinals

1st-Usain Bolt (JAM) 9.81 sb

4th-Yohan Blake (JAM) 9.91 sb

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Clayton Clarke is a freelance track and field journalist since 2005. He is a former athlete and an IAAF Level III coach (Sprints & Hurdles). He has been a writer with Track Alerts since its inception in 2009. He worked with several media houses (radio, tv, newspaper, website) in Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica, St. Kitts Nevis and the Bahamas. The Tobago native has covered the Carifta Games since 2005, the 2010 Commonwealth Games, 2011 World Athletic Championships and numerous local and regional track and field events.. Though track and field is his passion and main interest, he has served as media liaison with numerous sporting bodies in T&T and in particular in Tobago, namely cycling, chess, football, beach soccer, taekwondo, rugby, swimming, tennis and beach volleyball.


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