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2005 World Championships in Athletics Helsinki, Finland

2005 10th IAAF World Championships - Helsinki - Men's 100m

 

 

Host City: Helsinki, Finland Format: First round (First 3 & 8 fastest to second round) (Aug 6)
Dates: 6–14 August 2005 Format: Second round (First 3 & 4 fastest to semi-finals) (Aug 6)
Nations participating: 196 Format: Semi-finals (First 4 to final) (Aug 7
Athletes participating: 1,891
    Main venue: Helsinki Olympic Stadium
Overview by IAAF   Helsinki Olympic Stadium 
Until two weeks prior to the championships this was one of the most eagerly anticipated events. Then, the world record setter Asafa Powell was injured in London, and the race lost some of its gloss. Six of the heats were won in 10.19 or quicker, with Scott the fastest in 10.12. The second round saw Paris silver medallist Brown produce the fastest time (10.10) in the final heat, which saw five men qualify for the semifinals. Olympic Champion and hot favourite Gatlin had won his heat and second round without pressing, but in the semi-finals he led by a metre before easing up in 9.99. The first heat had been won by Scott in 10.09 with a light following wind (0.5), while Gatlin’s time had been run into a 1.0 wind – making Britain’s Gardener somewhat unlucky not to make the final after running 10.08 in Gatlin’s heat.
  Scott, always a good starter, headed the field in the final after reacting fastest and driving powerfully out of the blocks. By 30m he was half a metre up on the field, with Collins and the slow-starting Gatlin battling for second. At 60m Gatlin had caught Scott, and the heavilymuscled (1.81/84kg) Scott began to fade, and Gatlin surged ahead. By the finish he was almost 2m clear. Texas Christian University graduates Frater and Collins filled the lesser medal positions. The race was run at 9.30pm with the temperature at 18°C, less than perfect conditions for a fast time. “Even if Asafa had been in the race I’d have been number one,” said Gatlin, who went on to win the Helsinki 200m. “I’m the one who came to the big dance and stopped the show.” Gatlin was suspended for four years in April 2006 when he failed a doping control test for testosterone. He has subsequently returned to the highest level.

The men's 100 metres at the 2005 World Championships in Athletics was held at the Helsinki Olympic Stadium on August 6 and August 7.

The top three runners in each of the initial 8 heats automatically qualified for the second round. The next ten fastest runners from across the heats also qualified. Those 32 runners competed in 4 heats in the second round, with the top three runners from each heat and the single next fastest runner qualifying for the semifinals. There were two semifinal heats, and only the top four from each heat advanced to the final.

 
  100m 7 August 0.4
  Final

Event Report - Men 100m Final

Gatlin Triumphant. Collins Bronze.

Justin Gatlin USA added the world title to his Olympic crown when he took the 100-metre final in devastating fashion in a season’s best 9.88sec here tonight. A surprise second was Michael Frater JAM, 10.05, who was not even on the radar going into these championships and third the defending champion Kim Collins SKN (10.05) who peaked at just the right time.

“It means I’ve really staked a claim to being a great champion because I always show up big in the big races,” said Gatlin. “My start wasn’t the greatest, but I’m a competitor, and that was probably the best last 40m of a race that I ever run. In fact I yelled half way through the race because I knew no one could match my stride.” When it was pointed out to him that it was the greatest winning margin in a world championships, the champion responded: “So I did get some kind of record then.”

In world record holder Asafa Powell’s absence, Gatlin was asked if he thought the result would have been different. “If he’d been in the race the world record would have been threatened but I would have still have won,” he insisted before adding, “He still needs to back it up with a championship performance.”

Gatlin was not fastest out of the blocks, that honour going to team-mate Leonard Scott who blasted from the gun to take an early lead that he was not to hold. “I rushed it and my whole race went out of the window,” said a disappointed Scott. As Gatlin powered past him, Scott went backwards to finish sixth as the medals were decided at the sharp end of the race.

Alongside Gatlin, Abdul Aziz Zakari GHA, a promising second to Gatlin in his semi in 10.00 into a headwind, was well away alongside Gatlin but as the champion got into top gear the Ghanaian fell dramatically back to finish last. In the meantime Collins was building his trademark workmanlike performance to hold second only to lose it as an inspired Frater forced his way through for silver.

As they crossed the line, Gatlin glanced to his left, saw the time and danced over the side to collect the American flag. Frater gave an astonished look as he realised the enormity of what he had done and Collins fell to the track in relief that once again he had confounded the pundits. “People had forgotten all about me,” said Collins. “But that’s the way I like it. It makes me come down the middle when no one is looking for me.” Explaining his up and down form in the qualifying rounds he said he had had calf problems, but in the final all caution was cast to the wind.

Frater, who has spent his season in the shadow of his more famous compatriot Powell, said: “I say that Jamaica lost gold because he was not able to run, but we won silver. Nobody expected us to take a medal here but I kept telling myself to believe it.”

1 Justin Gatlin USA 10 Feb 82 9.88
2 Michael Frater JAM 6 Oct 82 10.05
3 Kim Collins SKN 5 Apr 76 10.05
4 Francis Obikwelu POR 22 Nov 78 10.07
5 Dwight Thomas JAM 23 Sep 80 10.09
6 Leonard Scott USA 19 Jan 80 10.13
7 Marc Burns TTO 7 Jan 83 10.14
8 Aziz Zakari GHA 2 Sep 76 10.20
  Semifinals 7 August

Event Report - Men 100m Semi Finals

SCOTT AND GATLIN IN CHARGE

Olympic champion Justin Gatlin USA and team-mate Leonard Scott confirmed their one-two favourite tags for the final later this evening with easy wins in the semis.

In the first race Scott charged out of the blocks to take control of the race early and was never headed as he broke the beam in 10.08 with a +0.5 following wind. Second was Jamaica’s Michael Frater (10.09) with Trinidad and Tobago’s Marc Burns (10.12) shading the slow starting Francis Obikelu POR (10.13).

In the second semi, Gatlin clocked the fastest time of 9.99 into a -1.0 headwind. He was followed home by Abdul Aziz Zakari GHA (10.00), Dwight Thomas JAM (10.06) and defending champion Kim Collins SKN (10.07).

  Heat 1 0.5
1 Leonard Scott USA 19 Jan 80 10.08 Q
2 Michael Frater JAM 6 Oct 82 10.09 Q
3 Marc Burns TTO 7 Jan 83 10.12 Q
4 Francis Obikwelu POR 22 Nov 78 10.13 Q
5 Olusoji Fasuba NGR 9 Jul 84 10.18
6 Marlon Devonish GBR 1 Jun 76 10.24
7 Joshua Ross AUS 9 Feb 81 10.27
8 Shawn Crawford USA 14 Jan 78 10.28
  Heat 2 -1,0
1 Justin Gatlin USA 10 Feb 82 9.99 Q
2 Aziz Zakari GHA 2 Sep 76 10.00 Q
3 Dwight Thomas JAM 23 Sep 80 10.06 Q
4 Kim Collins SKN 5 Apr 76 10.07 Q
5 Jason Gardener GBR 17 Sep 75 10.08
6 Uchenna Emedolu NGR 17 Sep 76 10.16
7 Darrel Brown TTO 11 Oct 84 10.16
8 Ronald Pognon FRA 16 Nov 82 10.17
  Quarterfinals 6 August
  Heat 1 -2,0
1 Justin Gatlin USA 10 Feb 82 10.27 Q
2 Dwight Thomas JAM 23 Sep 80 10.28 Q
3 Aziz Zakari GHA 2 Sep 76 10.41 Q
4 Patrick Johnson AUS 26 Sep 72 10.48
5 Mark Lewis-Francis GBR 4 Sep 82 10.53
6 Nobuharu Asahara JPN 21 Jun 72 10.58
7 Simone Collio ITA 27 Dec 79 10.60
Łukasz Chyła POL 31 Mar 81 DNS
  Heat 2 -1.2
1 Leonard Scott USA 19 Jan 80 10.19 Q
2 Olusoji Fasuba NGR 9 Jul 84 10.24 Q
3 Marc Burns TTO 7 Jan 83 10.29 Q
4 Kim Collins SKN 5 Apr 76 10.32 q
5 Ainsley Waugh JAM 17 Sep 81 10.39
6 Churandy Martina AHO 3 Jul 84 10.48
7 Guus Hoogmoed NED 27 Sep 81 10.51
8 Juan Sainfleur DOM 17 Feb 82 10.74
  Heat 3 0.7
1 Francis Obikwelu POR 22 Nov 78 10.19 Q
2 Shawn Crawford USA 14 Jan 78 10.25 Q
3 Jason Gardener GBR 17 Sep 75 10.31 Q
4 Joshua Ross AUS 9 Feb 81 10.31 q
5 Deji Aliu NGR 22 Nov 75 10.39
6 Jacey Harper TTO 20 May 80 10.39
7 Matic Osovnikar SLO 19 Jan 80 10.48
8 Nicolas Macrozonaris CAN 22 Aug 80 10.48
  Heat 4 -1,0
1 Darrel Brown TTO 11 Oct 84 10.10 Q
2 Ronald Pognon FRA 16 Nov 82 10.11 Q
3 Michael Frater JAM 6 Oct 82 10.12 Q
4 Uchenna Emedolu NGR 17 Sep 76 10.16 q
5 Marlon Devonish GBR 1 Jun 76 10.20 q
6 Obadele Thompson BAR 30 Mar 76 10.34
7 Salem Mubarak Al-Yami KSA 9 Feb 82 10.48
8 Idrissa Sanou BUR 12 Jun 77 10.80
  Heats 6 August

Event Report - Men 100m Heats

No surprises in round one as all the favourites for the final eased through without problems.

Olympic champion Justin Gatlin, USA, took heat four in 10.16, but the fastest of the qualifiers was team-mate, Leonard Scott, on a comfortable 10.12. “I’m having an up and down season, just like Justin (Gatlin) last year, so I believe anything can happen,” said Scott. Defending world champion Kim Collins took heat seven in 10.31.

The round kicked off with Olympic 200m gold, Shawn Crawford of the USA, starting explosively only for Portugal’s 200m Olympic silver medallist Francis Obikwelu to steam through for a 10.17 win with the American second.

“I’ve been without training since the national champs,” said Crawford who clocked 10.23, “but my foot is better now and it doesn’t bother me.” Crawford withdrew from the 200m because of the injury to his left foot.

Rising French star Ronald Pognon won the second heat in 10.15 from Jamaica’s Ainsley Waugh with a personal best of 10.16. Fellow Jamaican Dwight Thomas won the third heat from Australia’s Patrick Johnson who established a season’s best 10.20.

Heat four, won by Gatlin, witnessed a potential upset when Olympic relay gold Mark Lewis-Francis struggled to no better than fourth in a pedestrian 10.40. With only the top three to qualify as of right and the next eight fastest to go though, the young Briton had to sweat for a while but made the cut as equal fourth fastest. His compatriots were more impressive as both Marlon Devonish, heat six, and Jason Gardner, in the eighth and final heat, won comfortably. Gardner, the British champion, was particularly impressive, his 10.19 coming despite a -1.4m/s headwind.

  Heat 1 0.6
1 Francis Obikwelu POR 22 Nov 78 10.17 Q
2 Shawn Crawford USA 14 Jan 78 10.23 Q
3 Simone Collio ITA 27 Dec 79 10.27 Q
4 Nicolas Macrozonaris CAN 22 Aug 80 10.40 q
5 Philam Garcia GUM 5 Feb 80 10.79
6 Derrick Atkins BAH 5 Jan 84 11.57
7 Harmon Harmon COK 15 May 80 11.84
8 Mariuti Uan KIR 22 Jan 86 11.92
  Heat 2 0.9
1 Ronald Pognon FRA 16 Nov 82 10.15 Q
2 Ainsley Waugh JAM 17 Sep 81 10.16 Q
3 Olusoji Fasuba NGR 9 Jul 84 10.19 Q
4 Guus Hoogmoed NED 27 Sep 81 10.31 q
5 Łukasz Chyła POL 31 Mar 81 10.39 q
6 Mohd Shameer Ayub SIN 8 Jan 84 10.82
7 Au Chi Kun MAC 4 Jan 77 11.11
  Heat 3 0.9
1 Dwight Thomas JAM 23 Sep 80 10.15 Q
2 Patrick Johnson AUS 26 Sep 72 10.20 Q
3 Darrel Brown TTO 11 Oct 84 10.25 Q
4 Matic Osovnikar SLO 19 Jan 80 10.40 q
5 Markus Pöyhönen FIN 25 Oct 78 10.49
6 Souhalia Alamou BEN 31 Dec 79 10.90
7 Wally Kirika PNG 27 Oct 82 11.01
  Heat 4 0.4
1 Justin Gatlin USA 10 Feb 82 10.16 Q
2 Joshua Ross AUS 9 Feb 81 10.28 Q
3 Nobuharu Asahara JPN 21 Jun 72 10.40 Q
4 Mark Lewis-Francis GBR 4 Sep 82 10.40 q
5 Leigh Julius RSA 25 Mar 85 10.51
6 Darrel Roligat NMA 9 Dec 88 11.49
7 Daraphirit Sam CAM 5 May 80 11.85
  Heat 5 0,0
1 Leonard Scott USA 19 Jan 80 10.12 Q
2 Uchenna Emedolu NGR 17 Sep 76 10.17 Q
3 Jacey Harper TTO 20 May 80 10.31 Q
4 Obadele Thompson BAR 30 Mar 76 10.32 q
5 Pierre Browne CAN 14 Jan 80 10.50
6 Deamo Baguga NRU 14 Mar 86 11.64
7 Phomma Kheuabmavong LAO 7 Jul 73 11.83
  Heat 6 0.4
1 Marlon Devonish GBR 1 Jun 76 10.25 Q
2 Marc Burns TTO 7 Jan 83 10.42 Q
3 Churandy Martina AHO 3 Jul 84 10.46 Q
4 Thalosang Molapisi BOT 15 Mar 73 10.71
5 Yazaldes Nascimento STP 17 Apr 86 11.07
6 John Howard FSM 21 Jul 81 11.24
7 Ali Shareef MDV 1 Jul 79 11.44
Eric N'Dri CIV 24 Mar 78 DNF
  Heat 7 0.3
1 Kim Collins SKN 5 Apr 76 10.31 Q
2 Michael Frater JAM 6 Oct 82 10.32 Q
3 Idrissa Sanou BUR 12 Jun 77 10.43 Q
4 Salem Mubarak Al-Yami KSA 9 Feb 82 10.45 q
5 Juan Sainfleur DOM 17 Feb 82 10.47 q
6 Rolando Palacios HON 3 May 87 10.73
7 Wilfried Bingangoye GAB 25 Mar 85 10.86
8 Darren Gilford MLT 11 Dec 82 10.89
  Heat 8 -1.4
1 Jason Gardener GBR 17 Sep 75 10.19 Q
2 Aziz Zakari GHA 2 Sep 76 10.30 Q
3 Deji Aliu NGR 22 Nov 75 10.36 Q
4 Daniel Bailey ANT 9 Sep 86 10.49
5 Cláudio Roberto Souza BRA 14 Oct 73 10.55
6 Fonseca Neto ANG 4 Apr 81 11.01
7 Reginaldo Micha Ndong GEQ 14 Oct 86 11.57

Heat 1 06 AUG 2005 10:55

Order / LaneBibATHLETECOUNTRYPBSB 2005
1 977 Shawn Crawford USA USA 9.88 9.99
2 752 Francis Obikwelu POR POR 9.86 10.04
3 427 Philam Garcia GUM GUM 10.66 10.78
4 465 Simone Collio ITA ITA 10.20 10.22
5 575 Mariuti Uan KIR KIR    
6 162 Harmon Harmon COK COK 11.22  
7 42 Derrick Atkins BAH BAH 10.21 10.21
8 132 Nicolas Macrozonaris CAN CAN 10.03 10.34

Heat 2 06 AUG 2005 11:03

Order / LaneBibATHLETECOUNTRYPBSB 2005
1 499 Ainsley Waugh JAM JAM 10.20 10.20
2 614 Chi Kun Au MAC MAC 10.76 10.96
3 846 Shameer Ayub SGP SGP 10.60  
4 320 Ronald Pognon FRA FRA 9.99 9.99
5 6 Khalid Brooks AIA AIA    
6 717 Lukasz Chyla POL POL 10.20 10.32
7 679 Olusoji A. Fasuba NGR NGR 10.09 10.09
8 666 Guus Hoogmoed NED NED 10.25 10.25

Heat 3 06 AUG 2005 11:11

Order / LaneBibATHLETECOUNTRYPBSB 2005
1 715 Wally Kirika PNG PNG 10.87 10.87
2 850 Matic Osovnikar SLO SLO 10.15 10.24
3 283 Markus Pöyhönen FIN FIN 10.23 10.38
4 916 Darrel Brown TTO TTO 9.99 9.99
5 68 Souhalia Alamou BEN BEN 10.31  
6 500 Dwight Thomas JAM JAM 10.05 10.05
7 26 Patrick Johnson AUS AUS 9.93 10.21
8 660 Domeio Kabua MHL MHL    

Heat 4 06 AUG 2005 11:19

Order / LaneBibATHLETECOUNTRYPBSB 2005
2 350 Mark Lewis-Francis GBR GBR 10.04 10.13
3 983 Justin Gatlin USA USA 9.85 9.89
4 516 Nobuharu Asahara JPN JPN 10.02 10.29
5 25 Joshua Ross AUS AUS 10.12 10.12
6 690 Darrel Roligat NMI NMI 11.41 11.41
7 122 Daraphirit Sam CAM CAM 11.30 11.30
8 785 Leigh Julius RSA RSA 10.27 10.27

Heat 5 06 AUG 2005 11:27

Order / LaneBibATHLETECOUNTRYPBSB 2005
2 918 Jacey Harper TTO TTO 10.10 10.10
3 595 Phomma Kheuabmavong LAO LAO 11.19 11.20
4 1026 Leonard Scott USA USA 9.94 9.94
5 54 Obadele Thompson BAR BAR 9.87 10.30
6 700 Deamo Baguga NRU NRU 11.89 11.92
7 678 Uchenna Emedolu NGR NGR 9.97 10.13
8 127 Pierre Browne CAN CAN 10.12 10.27

Heat 6 06 AUG 2005 11:35

Order / LaneBibATHLETECOUNTRYPBSB 2005
1 345 Marlon Devonish GBR GBR 10.13 10.19
2 89 Tlhalosang Molapisi BOT BOT 10.44  
3 1 Churandy Martina AHO AHO 10.10 10.10
4 860 Yazaldes Nascimento STP STP 11.00  
5 159 Eric Pacome N'Dri CIV CIV 10.17 10.31
6 917 Marc Burns TTO TTO 9.96 9.96
7 638 Ali Shareef MDV MDV 11.18 11.18
8 338 John Howard FSM FSM 10.85 12.09

Heat 7 06 AUG 2005 11:43

Order / LaneBibATHLETECOUNTRYPBSB 2005
1 654 Darren Gilford MLT MLT 10.54 10.54
2 431 Rolando Palacios HON HON 10.84  
3 209 Juan Sainfleur DOM DOM 10.22 10.42
4 847 Kim Collins SKN SKN 9.98 10.00
5 339 Wilfried Bingangoye GAB GAB 10.76  
6 589 Salem Mubarak Al-Yami KSA KSA 10.13 10.21
7 495 Michael Frater JAM JAM 10.03 10.03
8 120 Idrissa Sanou BUR BUR 10.14 10.21

Heat 8 06 AUG 2005 11:51

Order / LaneBibATHLETECOUNTRYPBSB 2005
1 18 Fonseca Neto ANG ANG    
2 370 Reginaldo Micha Ndong GEQ GEQ 10.96 10.96
3 663 Christie Van Wyk NAM NAM 10.09  
4 95 Cláudio Roberto Souza BRA BRA 10.19 10.25
5 406 Aziz Zakari GHA GHA 9.99 9.99
6 19 Daniel Bailey ANT ANT 10.19 10.36
7 349 Jason Gardener GBR GBR 9.98 10.09
8 676 Deji Aliu NGR NGR 9.95 10.19

 

 

 

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