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21:09, August 16, 2008


Tyson Gay of the United States greets the audience prior to the men's 100m semifinal at the National Stadium, also known as the Bird's Nest, during Beijing 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China, Aug. 16, 2008. (Xinhua Photo)


Tyson Gay of the United States gives a press point after finishing fifth in men's 100m semifinal at the National Stadium, also known as the Bird's Nest, during Beijing 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China, Aug. 16, 2008. (Xinhua Photo)

Jamaican Asafa Powell eased into the final of the men's 100m sprint here on Saturday, while Tyson Gay of the United States eliminated at the Beijing Olympic Games.

Powell timed 9.91 seconds to rank first in the semifinal heat 2, followed by Richard Thompson of Trinidad and Tobago, with 9.93 seconds.

But Gay, title holder of the 2007 world championships at Osaka, Japan, clocked 10.03 second, only ranked fifth in the heat and was eliminated from the final.

World record holder Usain Bolt of Jamaica enter the final early on Saturday with 9.85 seconds.

The final of men's 100m will be held later on Saturday.

Source: Xinhua

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