London: The 30-year-old Jamaican Usain Bolt reached semifinals on Friday in his last 100 meters race at the World Championships in London. World record holder overcame an awful start to succeed heat 6 in 10.07 seconds.
Top three finishers automatically qualify for the semifinals. Reports stated that, Bolt who won 19 world and Olympic gold medals was not pleased with his performance and conveyed the blocks had affected his race.
That was very bad; I tripped appearing out of the blocks. I think these are the worst ones I’ve ever experienced. I have to get this start together because I can’t keep doing this. Bolt holds a world record of 9.58 seconds, was received by an energetic crowd of 70,000 at the Olympic Stadium, where he won three Olympic gold medals five years before. He conveyed that the crowd is always wonderful.
“They always show love and I always value being here. I’m excited about getting through to that final. China’s Sun Bingtian won heat 4 with a season best time of 10.03 seconds and his fellow Xie Zhenye also advanced to semifinals by ending third in 10.13 in the first group, behind Japan’s Abdul Hakim Sani Brown and Jamaica’s Yohan Blake.