Aug 11 2013
Usain Bolt sauntered into the 100 metres final at the World Championships in Moscow as Great Britain's big medal hope James Dasaolu joined him.
The Jamaican was out of the blocks well and held the equally fast-starting American Mike Rodgers at bay to win in 9.92 seconds.
Dasaolu had looked very rusty in the heats on Saturday, scraping through as the 24th of 24 qualifiers, but 24 hours later it was a different story.
He clocked 9.97secs, his second sub-10s time of the summer, to finish third in his semi and comfortably progress as a fastest loser.
Bolt was one of four Jamaicans in the final, with his compatriot Jamaican Nickel Ashmeade the fastest qualifier in 9.90.
Dasaolu ran 9.91 earlier this summer to become the second fastest Briton in history, but has not raced since then, with a hip problem hampering his efforts. He is looking to become the first British global 100m medallist since Darren Campbell a decade ago.
Dwain Chambers and Harry Aikines-Aryeetey both went out, though.
Chambers, 35, was sixth in his semi in 10.15, with Aikines-Aryeetey seventh and last in his in a hugely disappointing 10.34.