Yohan Blake wins his heat of men's 100m at the IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019
DOHA, QATAR - SEPTEMBER 27: (L-R) Jimmy Vicaut of France, Yohan Blake of Jamaica and Yoshihide Kiryu of Japan compete in the Men's 100 metres heats during day one of 17th IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019 at Khalifa International Stadium on September 27, 2019 in Doha, Qatar. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

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DOHA, Qatar – Yohan Blake booked his place in the men’s 100m final, set for today (28 Sept – 2:25 pm (Jamaica time), here at the 17th IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019.

Blake, who looked comfortable looking across to his right, finished second in 10.09, the same time as Justin Gatlin, but Andre De Grasse, 10.07.

American favourite Christian Coleman ran the semi-final’s fastest time of 9.88 to secure his place. South African Akani Simbine is the evening’s second fastest with 10.01.

Meanwhile, in the women’s 100m, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce ran the fastest ever first-round time of 10.80 to qualify for the semi-finals.
Elaine Thompson, 11.14 and Jonielle Smith, 11.20 are the other Jamaicans to advance.

Kelly-Ann Baptiste (TTO), 11.21 and Tynia Gaither (BAH), 11.24 are the other qualifiers from the Caribbean.

Defending champions Tori Bowie of USA qualified with 11.30.

Men’s 100m finalists
Tortu (ITA)
Gatlin (USA)
Coleman (USA)
Simbine (RSA)
De Grasse (CAN)
Hughes (GBR)
Blake (JAM)
Brown (CAN)

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Anthony Foster is a renowned Jamaican sports journalist, honored twice as the Jamaica sports journalist of the year (in 2004 and 2005). His journalistic achievements are globally recognized. Notably, he authored an award-winning article on Usain Bolt, the iconic 6-time Olympic champion, 11-time World champion, and record holder for the sprint double. This significant piece was published in the Jamaica Gleaner in 2004. Anthony's extensive coverage includes prestigious events such as the Olympic Games in Beijing 2008, London 2012, and Rio 2016. He has also provided coverage for seven (7) World Athletics Championships held between 2007 and 2022, alongside various other international sporting events. Noteworthy mentions comprise his coverage of the 2007 World Cup of cricket and his cherished experience reporting on the 2004 clash between his favorite football team, Argentina, and the USA.


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