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Bolt, Ashmeade for men's 4X100 relay final at 9:40
2013-08-18 08:35:23 | (0 Comments)
Men's 4x100 relay - Ricardo Makyn photo
World sprint double champion Usain Bolt will be on the Moscow tracks later this morning to anchor the 4X100 relay team in the final.
Bolt will replace Oshane Bailey while Nickel Ashmeade is set to replace Warren Weir on third leg for the final "for now" according to technical leader, Maurice Wilson.
Earlier in heat one, Great Britain placed first in 38.12, ahead of second-place Jamaica in 38.17.
Nesta Carter handed over to Kemar Bailey-Cole, who then passed on to his Racers Track Club team-mate Warren Weir, with Akon Track Club's Oshane Bailey anchoring.
The United States of America had a shaky baton pass on the final leg from Rakieem Salaam to Justin Gatlin but still managed to place first in 38.06.
Japan was second in 38.23.
In the third and final heat heat, Germany placed first in 38.13, with Canada placing second in 38.29.
The Netherlands and Trinidad and Tobago advance as the fastest losers to the men's 4x100m relay final slated for 9:40 a.m. today on this the final day of the 14th IAAF World Championships in Athletics.
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