I'm a veteran, says Asafa after 100m win, Ashmeade also progresses to semis
Asafa Powell and Nickel Ashmeade have comfortably progressed to tomorrow’s semi-final of the men’s 100m semi-finals set for 6:10 a.m.
Powell took his heat ahead of the field in 9.95, his 99th sub-10 clocking.
"It was a good run and I got a good start," Powell said.
"I just pulled it off and took it easy. I am a veteran, so I am just taking it step by step."
Ashmeade had to settle for second in his heat behind American Tyson Gay after stopping the clock at 10.19.
Gay won the heat with a time of 10.11.