World Championships: Usain Bolt and all three Britons progressed in the 100m in Moscow
Last Updated: 10/08/13 6:55pm
Usain Bolt: No problems for the Jamaican in Moscow
Usain Bolt breezed through the first round of the 100m at the World Championships in Moscow, winning his heat in a leisurely 10.07 seconds.
Bolt, who false started in the final in Daegu two years ago, was again recalled with the field but this time it was Kemar Hyman of the Cayman Islands who jumped the gun.
The world record holder and double Olympic champion eventually got off to his customary slow start, pulling clear before easing down at the line.
American duo Mike Rogers (9.98) and Justin Gatlin (9.99) both dipped under 10 seconds in winning their heats, while Bolt's Jamaican team-mates Kemar Bailey-Cole (10.02) and Nesta Carter (10.11) also won their races.
James Dasaolu, the second fastest Briton in history after his 9.91secs run earlier this summer, had considerably more to sweat about as he had to rely on the final fastest loser spot to progress.
Dasaolu has been plagued by a hip problem in recent weeks and it showed as he started slowly before inexplicably slowing down before the line to finish fourth in 10.20s.
"I thought I had third in the bag and I eased up to save energy like you do through the rounds, I'm glad it hasn't cost me a spot in the semi-finals," he said.
"It felt all right, I had no pain and no problems, it took a bit of time to get it to where it needed to be but now I'm pain free.
"I'd like to believe I can race better. My body will adjust overnight and I'll step my game up - it was just rustiness."
Dwain Chambers (10.14) and Harry Aikines-Aryeetey (10.16) made it a full complement of Britons into the semi-finals.