Bolt beaten but through to 100m finals

Usain Bolt

Usain Bolt came off second best to American Christian Coleman in his 100m semi-final at the World Championships on Saturday.

The Jamaican, who is chasing his fourth gold at the championships before he retires, made a better start than he did in the heats.

But Coleman – the fastest man in the world so far this year with 9.92 seconds – was even more impressive out of the blocks.

Christian Coleman

The American ultimately crossed the line first in 9.97, but Bolt worked hard to close the gap and finished just 1/100th back in 9.98.

It was the first time Bolt had been beaten across the line in a 100m race in four years.

Others to qualify for Saturday night’s final included American Justin Gatlin, South Africa’s Akani Simbine and Yohan Blake, the 2011 champion.