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Zimbabwean athlete qualifies 0.21 minutes behind Usain Bolt

by Ndou Paul
27 Aug 2011 at 15:12hrs | Views
Zimbabwe's 100 metres athlete Ngonidzashe Makusha progress to the next round Athletics-World championships men's 100m after clocking an impressive 10.31 minutes for the men's 100 metres heats in Daegu, South Korea.

Makusha was just 0.21 minutes behind the world champion Usain Bolt who signalled that reports of his vulnerability might be exaggerated when he stormed to the quickest time in the first round of the 100 metres heats at the World Championships.

Another Zimbabwean Gabriel Mvumvure failed to progress after clocking 10.63, he came 44th.

The double world and Olympic sprint champion served up by far the most dominant victory in a time of 10.10 seconds while clearly easing up over the last 10 metres.

After a season less dominant than the previous three, some former champions and absent rivals have been suggesting that Bolt might actually be beatable in the blue-riband sprint in Daegu.

Two other Jamaicans, Michael Frater and Nesta Carter, both won their heats in 10.26, while Zimbabwe's in form Ngonidzashe Makusha also progressed (10.31).

Athletics-World championships men's 100m heats overview
Usain Bolt (Jamaica) 10.10 Q 2. Yohan Blake (Jamaica) 10.12 Q 3. Kim Collins (St. Kitts & Nevis) 10.13 Q 4. Christophe Lemaitre (France) 10.14 Q 5. Jimmy Vicaut (France) 10.25 Q 5. Walter Dix (U.S.) 10.25 Q 7. Nesta Carter (Jamaica) 10.26 Q 7. Michael Frater (Jamaica) 10.26 Q 9. Harry Aikines-Aryeetey (Britain) 10.28 Q 9. Dwain Chambers (Britain) 10.28 Q 11. Justin Gatlin (U.S.) 10.31 Q 11. Ngonidzashe Makusha (Zimbabwe) 10.31 Q 13. Trell Kimmons (U.S.) 10.32 Q 13. Keston Bledman (Trinidad & Tobago) 10.32 Q 13. Churandy Martina (Netherlands) 10.32 Q 16. Jaysuma Saidy Ndure (Norway) 10.33 Q 16. Justyn Warner (Canada) 10.33 Q 18. Daniel Bailey (Antigua and Barbuda) 10.34 Q 18. Richard Thompson (Trinidad & Tobago) 10.34 Q 18. Marlon Devonish (Britain) 10.34 Q 21. Dariusz Kuc (Poland) 10.36 Q 22. Angel David Rodriguez (Spain) 10.37 Q 23. Andrew Hinds (Barbados) 10.41 Q 24. Aziz Ouhadi (Morocco) 10.42 Q 24. Rytis Sakalauskas (Lithuania) 10.42 24. Ramon Gittens (Barbados) 10.42 27. Reto Schenkel (Switzerland) 10.44 28. Ben Youssef Meite (Ivory Coast) 10.45 29. Aaron Armstrong (Trinidad & Tobago) 10.48 30. Suwaibou Sanneh (Gambia) 10.50 31. Ronalds Arajs (Latvia) 10.52 32. Simon Magakwe (South Africa) 10.53 32. Marek Niit (Estonia) 10.53 34. Nilson Andre (Brazil) 10.54 35. Aziz Zakari (Ghana) 10.55 36. Jason Smyth (Ireland) 10.57 36. Ogho-Oghene Egwero (Nigeria) 10.57 38. Peter Emelieze (Nigeria) 10.58 39. Gerard Kobeane (Burkina Faso) 10.59 40. Gerald Phiri (Zambia) 10.60 41. Carlos Jorge (Dominican Republic) 10.62 41. Alvaro Gomez (Colombia) 10.62 43. Gabriel Mvumvure (Zimbabwe) 10.63 44. Tsui Chi Ho (Hong Kong, China) 10.65 45. Abdourahim Haroun (Chad) 10.72 46. Mohammad Noor Imran A Hadi (Malaysia) 10.75 47. Geronimo Goeloe (Aruba) 10.84 48. Foo Ee Gary Yeo (Singapore) 10.85 49. Delivert Kimbembe (Congo) 10.94 49. Jurgen Themen (Surinam) 10.94 51. Keiron Rogers (Anguilla) 10.96 52. Dmitriy Ilin (Kyrgyzstan) 11.00 53. Mohd Fadlin (Indonesia) 11.10 54. Moudjib Toyb (Comoros) 11.12 55. Tilak Ram Tharu (Nepal) 11.32 . Adrian Griffith (Bahamas) DSQ 

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