Athletics at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Men's 100 metres

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Men's 100 metres
at the Games of the XXIX Olympiad
Usain Bolt Olympics Celebration.jpg
Bolt after winning the 100m final
Venue Beijing National Stadium
Dates 15 August (heats)
16 August (semifinal and final)
Competitors 80 from 64 nations
Medalists
Gold medal 
Silver medal 
Bronze medal 
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Athletics at the
2008 Summer Olympics
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The men's 100 metres sprint event at the 2008 Olympic Games took place on 15 and 16 August at the Beijing National Stadium.[1] The final was won by Jamaican Usain Bolt in a world record time of 9.69 seconds.

Holding a considerable lead 70 metres into the race, Bolt opened his arms in celebration before slapping his chest. Kriss Akabusi criticized Usain Bolt's chest slapping before the finish line as showboating, shortly before Bolt captured the gold in the 100 meter sprint, noting that the actions cost Bolt an even faster record time.[2] IOC president Jacques Rogge also condemned the Jamaican's actions as disrespectful.[3][4] Bolt denied that this was the purpose of his mid-race celebration by saying "I wasn't bragging. When I saw I wasn't covered, I was just happy."[5]

Records[edit]

Prior to this competition, the existing world and Olympic records were as follows:

World record  Usain Bolt (JAM) 9.72 s New York, USA 31 May 2008
Olympic record  Donovan Bailey (CAN) 9.84 s Atlanta, USA 27 July 1996

The following new world and Olympic records were set during this competition.

Date Event Athlete Time OR WR
16 August Final  Usain Bolt (JAM) 9.69 s OR WR

Qualification[edit]

Each National Olympic Committee (NOC) was able to enter up to three entrants providing they had met the A standard (10.21) in the qualifying period (1 January 2007 to 23 July 2008). NOCs were also permitted to enter one athlete providing he had met the B standard (10.28) in the same qualifying period.[6]

Results[edit]

All times shown are in seconds. The following abbreviations are used:

  • Q denotes qualification by place
  • q denotes qualification by time
  • DNS denotes did not start
  • DNF denotes did not finish
  • DSQ denotes disqualification
  • PB denotes personal best
  • SB denotes season best
  • NR denotes national record
  • CR denotes continental record
  • WR denotes world record

Heats[edit]

The first round was held on 15 August. The first three runners of each heat plus the next ten overall fastest runners qualified for the second round.

Heat 1

Rank Lane Name Nationality Reaction Time Result Notes Qual.
1 3 Usain Bolt Jamaica 0.186 10.20 Q
2 9 Daniel Bailey Antigua and Barbuda 0.198 10.24 Q
3 6 Vicente de Lima Brazil 0.168 10.26 =SB Q
4 2 Henry Vizcaíno Cuba 0.157 10.28 q
5 4 Fabio Cerutti Italy 0.136 10.49
6 5 Jurgen Themen Suriname 0.179 10.61 PB
7 8 Moses Kamut Vanuatu 0.181 10.81
8 7 Francis Manioru Solomon Islands 0.197 11.09
Wind: -0.2 m/s

Heat 2

Rank Lane Name Nationality Reaction Time Result Notes Qual.
1 5 Asafa Powell Jamaica 0.142 10.16 Q
2 3 Kim Collins Saint Kitts and Nevis 0.162 10.17 Q
3 7 Craig Pickering Great Britain 0.174 10.21 Q
4 2 Daniel Grueso Colombia 0.178 10.35 q
5 9 Dariusz Kuć Poland 0.144 10.44 q
6 8 Béranger Bosse Central African Republic 0.144 10.51 SB
7 6 Aisea Tohi Tonga 0.159 11.17
8 4 Roman William Cress Marshall Islands 0.190 11.18
Wind: 0.0 m/s

Heat 3

Rank Lane Name Nationality Reaction Time Result Notes Qual.
1 8 Richard Thompson Trinidad and Tobago 0.188 10.24 Q
2 5 Martial Mbandjock France 0.162 10.26 Q
3 4 Simone Collio Italy 0.140 10.32 Q
4 2 Aziz Zakari Ghana 0.177 10.34 q
5 6 Andrew Hinds Barbados 0.140 10.35 q
6 3 Suryo Agung Wibowo Indonesia 0.175 10.46
7 7 Jared Lewis Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 0.123 11.00
8 9 Rabangaki Nawai Kiribati 0.152 11.29 SB
Wind: 0.0 m/s

Heat 4

Rank Lane Name Nationality Reaction Time Result Notes Qual.
1 3 Michael Frater Jamaica 0.156 10.15 Q
2 4 Pierre Browne Canada 0.141 10.22 Q
3 6 Darrel Brown Trinidad and Tobago 0.139 10.22 Q
4 7 Nobuharu Asahara Japan 0.160 10.25 q
5 9 Holder da Silva Guinea-Bissau 0.184 10.58
6 2 Idrissa Sanou Burkina Faso 0.171 10.63
7 8 Ghyd-Kermeliss-Holly Olonghot Congo 0.172 11.01
8 5 Massoud Azizi Afghanistan 0.160 11.45
Wind: 0.2 m/s

Heat 5

Rank Lane Name Nationality Reaction Time Result Notes Qual.
1 2 Tyson Gay United States 0.148 10.22 Q
2 5 Olusoji A. Fasuba Nigeria 0.156 10.29 Q
3 4 José Carlos Moreira Brazil 0.192 10.29 Q
4 7 Ángel David Rodríguez Spain 0.145 10.34 q
5 9 Lukas Milo Czech Republic 0.145 10.52
6 8 Mhadjou Youssouf Comoros 0.170 10.62 PB
7 3 Danny D'Souza Seychelles 0.180 11.00
8 6 Shanahan Sanitoa American Samoa 0.158 12.60
Wind: 0.7 m/s

Heat 6

Rank Lane Name Nationality Reaction Time Result Notes Qual.
1 5 Tyrone Edgar Great Britain 0.138 10.13 Q
2 6 Darvis Patton United States 0.149 10.25 Q
3 7 Ronald Pognon France 0.167 10.26 Q
4 2 Hu Kai China 0.152 10.39 q
5 4 Abdullah Al-Sooli Oman 0.153 10.53 PB
6 8 Desislav Gunev Bulgaria 0.152 10.66
7 3 Ali Shareef Maldives 0.171 11.11 NR
8 9 Souksavanh Tonsacktheva Laos 0.183 11.51
Wind: 0.9 m/s

Heat 7

Rank Lane Name Nationality Reaction Time Result Notes Qual.
1 4 Francis Obikwelu Portugal 0.190 10.25 Q
2 2 Obinna Metu Nigeria 0.176 10.34 Q
3 5 Walter Dix United States 0.167 10.35 Q
4 6 Anson Henry Canada 0.138 10.37 q
5 8 Dmytro Hlushchenko Ukraine 0.200 10.57
6 3 Calvin Kang Li Loong Singapore 0.140 10.73
7 9 Jesse Tamangrow Palau 0.146 11.38 PB
8 7 Reginaldo Micha Ndong Equatorial Guinea 0.242 11.61
Wind: -1.4 m/s

Heat 8

Rank Lane Name Nationality Reaction Time Result Notes Qual.
1 3 Derrick Atkins Bahamas 0.162 10.28 Q
2 4 Andrey Yepishin Russia 0.172 10.34 Q
3 9 Jaysuma Saidy Ndure Norway 0.164 10.37 Q
4 6 Uchenna Emedolu Nigeria 0.192 10.46
5 2 Suwaibou Sanneh The Gambia 0.157 10.52
6 5 Sandro Viana Brazil 0.160 10.60
7 7 Lai Chun Ho Hong Kong 0.199 10.63
8 8 Mohamed Abu Abdullah Bangladesh 0.174 11.07
Wind: -0.1 m/s

Heat 9

Rank Lane Name Nationality Reaction Time Result Notes Qual.
1 6 Samuel Francis Qatar 0.153 10.40 Q
2 5 Marc Burns Trinidad and Tobago 0.160 10.46 Q
3 9 Matic Osovnikar Slovenia 0.187 10.46 Q
4 7 Rolando Palacios Honduras 0.189 10.49
5 2 Ruslan Abbasov Azerbaijan 0.154 10.58
6 4 Sébastien Gattuso Monaco 0.164 10.70
7 8 Jack Howard Federated States of Micronesia 0.204 11.03
8 3 Gordon Heather Cook Islands 0.214 11.41 PB
Wind: -1.7 m/s

Heat 10

Rank Lane Name Nationality Reaction Time Result Notes Qual.
1 4 Churandy Martina Netherlands Antilles 0.164 10.35 Q
2 5 Naoki Tsukahara Japan 0.169 10.39 Q
3 6 Simeon Williamson Great Britain 0.183 10.42 Q
4 9 Tobias Unger Germany 0.161 10.46 q
5 8 Franklin Nazareno Ecuador 0.178 10.60
6 7 Wilfried Bingangoye Gabon 0.171 10.87
7 2 Moumi Sebergue Chad 0.210 11.14
8 3 Okilani Tinilau Tuvalu 0.174 11.48 NR
Wind: -1.3 m/s
Q - Qualified as one of first 3 in heat
q - Qualified as one of the next 10 fastest

Quarterfinals[edit]

The quarterfinals was held on 15 August. The first three runners of each heat plus the next overall fastest runner qualified for the semifinals.

Quarterfinal 1

Rank Lane Name Nationality Reaction Time Result Notes Qual.
1 4 Churandy Martina Netherlands Antilles 0.142 9.99 NR Q
2 7 Michael Frater Jamaica 0.154 10.09 Q
3 6 Naoki Tsukahara Japan 0.156 10.23 SB Q
4 9 Simeon Williamson Great Britain 0.127 10.32
5 3 Henry Vizcaíno Cuba 0.167 10.33
6 5 Pierre Browne Canada 0.144 10.36
7 2 Dariusz Kuć Poland 0.176 10.46
8 8 Darrel Brown Trinidad and Tobago 0.119 10.93
Wind: -0.1 m/s

Quarterfinal 2

Rank Lane Name Nationality Reaction Time Result Notes Qual.
1 6 Richard Thompson Trinidad and Tobago 0.170 9.99 Q
2 4 Tyson Gay United States 0.146 10.09 Q
3 7 Martial Mbandjock France 0.160 10.16 Q
4 5 Olusoji A. Fasuba Nigeria 0.147 10.21
5 2 Andrew Hinds Barbados 0.148 10.25
6 8 José Carlos Moreira Brazil 0.193 10.32
7 9 Simone Collio Italy 0.138 10.33
8 3 Daniel Grueso Colombia 0.193 10.37
Wind: 0.0 m/s

Quarterfinal 3

Rank Lane Name Nationality Reaction Time Result Notes Qual.
1 6 Marc Burns Trinidad and Tobago 0.174 10.05 Q
2 4 Kim Collins Saint Kitts and Nevis 0.150 10.07 =SB Q
3 5 Tyrone Edgar Great Britain 0.130 10.10 Q
4 7 Samuel Francis Qatar 0.164 10.11 q
5 9 Ronald Pognon France 0.167 10.21
6 8 Matic Osovnikar Slovenia 0.171 10.24
7 2 Tobias Unger Germany 0.136 10.36
8 3 Nobuharu Asahara Japan 0.145 10.37
Wind: -0.2 m/s

Quarterfinal 4

Rank Lane Name Nationality Reaction Time Result Notes Qual.
1 7 Usain Bolt Jamaica 0.165 9.92 Q
2 5 Darvis Patton United States 0.159 10.04 Q
3 4 Francis Obikwelu Portugal 0.168 10.09 Q
4 8 Jaysuma Saidy Ndure Norway 0.133 10.14
5 9 Craig Pickering Great Britain 0.144 10.18
6 6 Obinna Metu Nigeria 0.174 10.27
7 3 Anson Henry Canada 0.142 10.33
8 2 Ángel David Rodríguez Spain 0.154 10.35
Wind: 0.1 m/s

Quarterfinal 5

Rank Lane Name Nationality Reaction Time Result Notes Qual.
1 7 Asafa Powell Jamaica 0.149 10.02 Q
2 9 Walter Dix United States 0.163 10.08 Q
3 5 Derrick Atkins Bahamas 0.179 10.14 Q
4 4 Daniel Bailey Antigua and Barbuda 0.149 10.23
5 3 Aziz Zakari Ghana 0.167 10.24
6 6 Andrey Yepishin Russia 0.158 10.25
7 8 Vicente de Lima Brazil 0.157 10.31
8 2 Hu Kai China 0.165 10.40
Wind: -0.1 m/s

Semifinals[edit]

The semifinals were held on 16 August. The first four runners from each semifinal qualified for the final.

Semifinal 1

Rank Lane Name Nationality Reaction Time Result Notes Qual.
1 7 Usain Bolt Jamaica 0.161 9.85 Q
2 6 Walter Dix United States 0.143 9.95 SB Q
3 4 Marc Burns Trinidad and Tobago 0.124 9.97 =SB Q
4 9 Michael Frater Jamaica 0.163 10.01 Q
5 5 Kim Collins Saint Kitts and Nevis 0.163 10.05 SB
6 2 Derrick Atkins Bahamas 0.159 10.13
7 8 Tyrone Edgar Great Britain 0.143 10.18
8 3 Samuel Francis Qatar 0.146 10.20
Wind: -0.1 m/s

Semifinal 2

Rank Lane Name Nationality Reaction Time Result Notes Qual.
1 6 Asafa Powell Jamaica 0.161 9.91 Q
2 7 Richard Thompson Trinidad and Tobago 0.175 9.93 =PB Q
3 5 Churandy Martina Netherlands Antilles 0.138 9.94 NR Q
4 4 Darvis Patton United States 0.149 10.03 Q
5 9 Tyson Gay United States 0.145 10.05
6 8 Francis Obikwelu Portugal 0.157 10.10
7 3 Naoki Tsukahara Japan 0.143 10.16 SB
8 2 Martial Mbandjock France 0.148 10.18
Wind: 0.3 m/s

Final[edit]

Bolt held a considerable lead over his rivals in the closing stages of the 100 m final.

The final was held on 16 August.

Rank Lane Name Nationality Reaction Time Result Notes
1st 4 Usain Bolt Jamaica 0.165 9.69 WR
2nd 5 Richard Thompson Trinidad and Tobago 0.133 9.89 PB
3rd 6 Walter Dix United States 0.133 9.91 PB
4 9 Churandy Martina Netherlands Antilles 0.169 9.93 NR
5 7 Asafa Powell Jamaica 0.134 9.95
6 2 Michael Frater Jamaica 0.147 9.97 PB
7 8 Marc Burns Trinidad and Tobago 0.145 10.01
8 3 Darvis Patton United States 0.142 10.03
Wind: 0.0 m/s

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Olympic Athletics Competition Schedule". IAAF. Archived from the original on 13 September 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-04. 
  2. ^ Akabusi, Kriss (2008-08-19). "Bolt's showboating is a slap for us idealists". The Guardian. Archived from the original on 20 August 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-19. 
  3. ^ IOC Rips Bolt for Lack of 'Respect', Associated Press, 2008-08-21, archived from the original on 24 August 2008, retrieved 2008-08-21 
  4. ^ Broadbent, Rick (2008-08-21). "Deluded Jacques Rogge fails to see the champion in Usain Bolt". London: The Times. Retrieved 2008-08-21. 
  5. ^ Landells, Steve (2008-08-16). ""It was crazy, phenomenal" - Bolt's 9.69 100 metres stuns the Bird's Nest". IAAF. Archived from the original on 18 August 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-18. 
  6. ^ "Entry Standards - The XXIX Olympic Games - Beijing, China - 8/24 August 2008". IAAF. Archived from the original on 13 September 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-04. 

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