Bolt, Gatlin to get last duel in men's 4x100m relay

Bolt, Gatlin to get last duel in men's 4x100m relay

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The 38-year-old Spaniard had three failures at 1.92 meters.

On the back of her bib, Reese had written "RIP Paw Paw" in remembrance of her grandfather who died last month.

The 11 others all scaled 1.92. A victory for Sally Pearson would find Australia a place in the medal tally. In a separate report by BBC News, he holds the world record in 100m race with 9.58 seconds.

Hard to miss Inika McPherson. Haase looked strong in guiding her team home.

The decathlon reaches its climax with the traditional 1,500m to close the multi-discipline event. Another German, Kai Kazmirek, is in bronze-medal position with 7,796 points.

Rico Freimuth closed in on decathlon leader Kevin Mayer by producing the longest throw in the discus at the world championships. It was slightly different for Bolt, a global star who is inarguably the greatest male sprinter of all time. The Jamaican 4x100m relay team have been nearly unbeatable since he arrived on the big stage, winning gold at the past seven Olympics and World Championships.

Running several alternates on their team, the United States finished in 2 minutes, 59.23 seconds, .12 seconds ahead of Trinidad and Tobago.

The top three from each of the two heats and next two fastest finishers from the remaining qualify for the final round.

Justin Gatlin has regained that title again after holding off the iconic Jamaican in the 100-meter final of the World Championships of Athletics last Saturday in London.

Jamaica are aiming for a fifth successive world title in the event but will face a stiff challenge from the USA who won the first heat in 37.70 seconds, with Christian Coleman, silver medalist in the 100 meters, running the anchor leg.

It was less convincing, however, for the men's four, who progressed as fastest qualifiers into the final.

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The 30-year-old Bolt will pull in $34.2 million this year, according to Forbes, making him the 23rd-highest-paid athlete in the world.

Bolt still has one more chance to go out with a bang, as he's expected to anchor Jamaica's 4x100 relay at the World championships on Saturday.

Bolt raced very lightly this year, and his best time coming into the meet was the same 9.95 seconds he ran in his finale.

"They came out here and did the job we wanted them to do, and that's to get us to the finals".

Defending champions Jamaica (42.50) finished second behind Germany (42.34) in the second heat.

The Netherlands, with 200-metre champion Dafne Schippers running the second leg, qualified on time.

Omar McLeod, the 110m hurdles champion, has sub-10 seconds speed over the flat event, and does have decent relay experience as a junior and also as a professional athlete.

"It was all about qualifying, so we'll see how the final goes". "I tried my best not to let it affect me too much", he said.

The relay heats are set for early Saturday.

Not one, but two overlooked and underappreciated Americans - Justin Gatlin and Christian Coleman - withstood what was once Bolt's undeniable late charge.

In his first ever Olympic 100m in Beijing, he shattered the world record in a race which ended with chest-thumping euphoria, well before the finish line. He won a third 10,000-meter gold on the first day of the championships.

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