Team GB’s Zharnel Hughes makes it into men’s 100m Olympic final by winning his semi in a season-best sub-10 run but Reece Prescod is DISQUALIFIED after false start, while Chijindu Ujah fails to make the cut too
British sprinter Zharnel Hughes will compete for an Olympic gold medal after qualifying for the mens’ 100m final by winning Sunday’s semi-final but fellow Team GB hopefuls Reece Prescod and Chijindu Ujah missed out.
European champion Hughes won the semi-final with a time of 9.98 seconds, his fastest time of the season and his first sub-10 time of the year.
Nigeria’s Enoch Adegoke came second behind Hughes in exactly 10secs, pipping the highly fancied American Trayvon Bromell.
Zharnel Hughes (left) won his semi to make it into the men’s 100m Olympic final
Hughes, the European champion, posted his first sub-10 of the year and will compete for gold
Bromell, who was tipped as one of the favourites to become the first Olympic 100m champion since Usain Bolt, missed out on the final in a shock result.
In the other semi-final, Prescod was disqualified for making a false start and will not make the final, which takes place later on Sunday.
The USA’s Fred Kerley won that race with a time of 9.96 seconds, beating 2016 bronze medallist Andre De Grasse of Canada, who finished runner-up and will be one of the men to watch in the final.
It was a deeply frustrating day for Reece Prescod, who was disqualified after a false start
Britain’s Chijindu Ujah also missed out on the final after coming fifth in his semi
But Britain’s Reece Prescod was disqualified in his Olympic 100 metres semi-final following a false start.
Ujah came fifth in the third semi-final with a time of 10.11 and failed to make the grade.