The 100-meter dash in the 2022 Commonwealth Games: A Look Ahead, a Timeline, and a Cast of Stars. On Wednesday, August 3rd, the world’s best sprinters will compete in the 100-meter final for a chance to win a medal at the Commonwealth Games. Everything you need to know is listed here.
How To Watch Men’s 100M Final
On Tuesday, August 2nd, the heats will be held at the newly renovated Alexander Stadium in Birmingham, where sprinting stars will begin their quest to become the fastest women’s and men’s athletes in the Commonwealth.
On Wednesday, August 3rd, the fastest runners will qualify for the finals.
Several top athletes, notably the Jamaican triumvirate of Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Shericka Jackson, and Elaine Thompson-Herah, who won world gold, silver, and bronze, respectively, in the recent athletics World Championships in Eugene, USA, choose not to compete in the Commonwealth Games.
Similarly, Dina Asher-Smith had to pull out of Team England due to an injury, but Daryll Neita, who defeated Asher-Smith at the British Championships in June, and Imani Lansiquot could still make a splash for the home team.
Now is the time for new stars to emerge, such as Jamaica’s next generation of sprinters, who may soon boast five competitors capable of running a 100-meter dash in under 11 seconds.
US collegiate competition ensures that both St. Lucia’s Julien Alfred (10.81s this year) and Nigeria’s Grace Nwokocha (10.97s) will be in peak physical condition for the competition. Other possible finalists include Anthonique Strachan of the Bahamas and Zoe Hobbs, a New Zealander who has a world record.
Michelle Lee Ahye of Trinidad and Tobago, the defending champion, has returned from a two-year doping suspension with a 10.94 best this year.
After reaching his third straight World Championship final last month, defending men’s Commonwealth champion Akani Simbine will be hoping for a repeat showing and will be full of confidence.
Great opponent Ferdinand Omanyala will give the South African a run for his money. Omanyala missed crucial training time at the most recent world championships because of visa problems. And it’s not only a battle to the finish line, as the Kenyan just broke Simbine’s African record in the competition.
The 100 Meter Dash: A How-To for the 2022 Commonwealth Games
TV, Radio, and the iPlayer from the BBC in the UK
There are two places in Canada where you may watch sports: CBC and the CBC Sports app.
Seven Australian Television Stations (Channels)
Sky, TVNZ, and other New Zealand channels
Sony LIV in India