We know you are eagerly anticipating the final of the men’s 100 metres at the 17th the IAAF World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar. Usain Bolt has retired, and he is not in Doha, so we don’t anticipate a record or much fireworks. However, we still hope the final will be satisfying and worth the wait.
Until it comes up at the end of day two, relive these movements when Caribbean men became world 100-metre champions.
Kim Collins (St Kitts and Nevis) – France 2003
The 9th World Championships in Athletics were held from 23 August to 31 August 2003 in the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, Seine-Saint-Denis, France.
Usain Bolt (Jamaica) – Berlin, Germany 2009
The men’s 100 metres final at the 2009 World Championships in Athletics were held at the Olympic Stadium on August 16. The reigning Olympic champion and world record holder Usain Bolt entered with a season’s best of 9.79 seconds. As they say, the rest is history.
Yohan Blake (Jamaica) – Daegu 2011
The 13th IAAF World Championships in Athletics was held in Daegu, South Korea. The men’s 100 metres final at the 2011 World Championships in Athletics on August 28. Usain Bolt false started in the final, and Yohan Blake became the youngest ever world champion in the men’s 100 metres at 21 years, 245 days.
Usain Bolt (Jamaica) – Moscow 2013
The 14th IAAF World Championships in Athletics held in Moscow, Russia. The men’s 100 metres final at the 2013 World Championships in Athletics was held at the Luzhniki Stadium, on August 11.
Usain Bolt (Jamaica) – 2015
The 15th edition of the IAAF World Championships was held in Beijing, China. The men’s 100 metres final at the 2015 World Championships in Athletics was held at the Beijing National Stadium on August 23.