2013 World Championships in Athletics – Men's 100 metres
|Men's 100 metres
at the 2013 World Championships
|Dates||10 August (preliminary round & heats)
11 August (semifinal & final)
|Competitors||74 from 56 nations|
|Events at the
2013 World Championships
|100 m hurdles||women|
|110 m hurdles||men|
|400 m hurdles||men||women|
|4 × 100 m relay||men||women|
|4 × 400 m relay||men||women|
|20 km walk||men||women|
|50 km walk||men|
Two national records were set in the preliminary round and Zhang Peimeng tied his own Chinese national record while qualifying in the heats. Zhang improved his record to 10.00 in the semifinal, but failed to advance to the final, it took 9 thousands faster as Christophe Lemaitre was the last qualifier. He was also timed officially in 10.00 in the same second heat of the semifinal round. Jamaica qualified four individuals into the final.
The final was held in a rainstorm. Gatlin got the best start, but Bolt, who overtook Gatlin, pulled away for the win. Nesta Carter chased them to finish third. Under the conditions, the medallists were the only finalists to improve upon their semifinal time in better weather earlier in the evening.
With the Russian all comers record at 10.03 coming in to this meet, three competitors improved upon this mark through the heats. First Kemar Bailey-Cole improved the record to 10.02 in heat 1, which stood for less than 10 minutes when Gatlin took the record to 9.99 in heat 3 and 15 minutes later, Mike Rodgers improved it to 9.98 in heat 6. In the first semifinal, Gatlin regained the record, running 9.94, which lasted until the next semifinal when Nickel Ashmeade ran 9.90. Bolt settled the issue in the final with his 9.77.
Prior to the competition, the records were as follows:
|World record||Usain Bolt (JAM)||9.58||Berlin, Germany||16 August 2009|
|World Leading||Tyson Gay (USA)||9.75||Des Moines, IA, United States||21 June 2013|
|African Record||Olusoji Fasuba (NGR)||9.85||Doha, Qatar||12 May 2006|
|Asian Record||Samuel Francis (QAT)||9.99||Amman, Jordan||26 July 2007|
|North, Central American and Caribbean record||Usain Bolt (JAM)||9.58||Berlin, Germany||16 August 2009|
|South American Record||Robson da Silva (BRA)||10.00A||Mexico City, Mexico||22 July 1988|
|European Record||Francis Obikwelu (POR)||9.86||Athens, Greece||22 August 2004|
|Oceanian record||Patrick Johnson (AUS)||9.93||Mito, Japan||5 May 2003|
|A time||B time|
|10 August 2013||10:10||Preliminary Round|
|10 August 2013||20:15||Heats|
|11 August 2013||19:05||Semifinals|
|11 August 2013||21:50||Final|
All times are local times (UTC+4)
|KEY:||q||Fastest non-qualifiers||Q||Qualified||NR||National record||PB||Personal best||SB||Seasonal best|
Despite being last in his heat and among the slowest runners to feature at the championships, Afghanistan's Masoud Azizi was disqualified for performance-enhancing drug use after a positive test for nandrolone.
Heat 1: -0.4 m/s, Heat 2: +0.3 m/s, Heat 3: -0.5 m/s, Heat 4: -0.4 m/s
Heat 1: −0.2 m/s, Heat 2: −0.4 m/s, Heat 3: −0.3 m/s, Heat 4: −0.2 m/s, Heat 5: −0.1 m/s, Heat 6: −0.1 m/s, Heat 7: −0.4 m/s
Heat 1: -0.2 m/s, Heat 2: +0.4 m/s, Heat 3: +0.1 m/s
Wind: -0.3 m/s
|5||Justin Gatlin||United States||9.85||SB|
|6||9||Mike Rodgers||United States||10.04|
|8||2||James Dasaolu||Great Britain||10.21|
- "Lightning strikes twice as Bolt cruises to 100m gold as sprint king holds of Gatlin in Moscow". Daily Mail. 11 August 2013. Retrieved 12 August 2013.
- "Usain Bolt runs 9.77 seconds to win world 100m title in Moscow". BBC Sport. 11 August 2013. Retrieved 12 August 2013.
- "Usain Bolt wins 100m gold at Moscow World Championships". Guardian UK. 11 August 2013. Retrieved 12 August 2013.
- "Records & Lists – 100 meters". IAAF. Retrieved 8 August 2013.
- IAAF World Championships Moscow 2013 – Standards, All Russia Athletic Federation, 2012, retrieved 8 August 2013
- Start list
- Preliminary round Results
- More than 1900 blood samples collected – Moscow 2013. IAAF (2013-09-20). Retrieved on 2014-02-04.
- Heats Results
- Semifinals Results
- Final Results
- 100 metres results at IAAF website