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World athletics: Bolt leads Jamaican quartet into 100m final

August 11, 2013 22:13 IST

Usain Bolt of Jamaica and Mike Rodgers of the United States compete in the Men's 100 metres semi-final on Day Two of the 14th IAAF World Athletics Championships at Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, on SundayA relaxed Usain Bolt led a quartet of Jamaicans into the world 100 metres final later on Sunday by flexing his legs to win his semi-final in 9.92 seconds.

Bolt, looking to regain the world title he lost to compatriot Yohan Blake in 2011 after infamously false-starting and suffering disqualification from the final, stepped up his efforts from Saturday's first-round heat.

The six-times Olympic gold medallist eased through a few gears to overhaul Mike Rodgers, joining compatriots Nickel Ashmeade, whose 9.90 was the fastest of the three semis, Kemar Bailey-Cole and Nesta Carter in the final in Moscow's Luzhniki stadium.

Completing the final line-up were Americans Rodgers and Justin Gatlin, Briton James Dasaolu and Frenchman Christophe Lemaitre.

Photograph: Julian Finney/Getty Images

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