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ATHLETICS: Bolt starts World Champs sprint double campaign today

Published:Saturday | August 10, 2013 | 9:01 AM

The fastest man on earth Usain Bolt of Jamaica will begin his campaign for the sprint double on today’s first day of the 2013 IAAF World Championships in Moscow, Russia.

Bolt, a six-time Olympic gold medallist, is down to run the heats of the men’s 100-metres.

The heats will be contested in the afternoon session in Moscow.

The opening heat is scheduled to start at 11:15 a.m. Jamaica time.

Nesta Carter, Kemar Bailey-Cole and Nickel Ashmeade are the other Jamaicans who will compete in the 100 metres.

Eight Jamaicans will start their World Championships campaigns on day one.

Stephanie McPherson will be the first Jamaican in action at the Championships.

McPherson will compete in Heat 3 of the women’s 400 metres at 9:21 this morning Jamaica time.

The other Jamaican quarter-milers - Novlene Williams will run in Heat 4 and Patricia Hall in Heat 5.

Francine Simpson is the other Jamaican who will be in action on day one.

Simpson competes in the qualifying round of the Women’s Long Jump which starts at 10:20 in the morning Jamaica time.

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12:35 AM Men's 100 Metres Decathlon

1:10 AM Men's 100 Metres Preliminary Round

1:15 AM Men's Pole Vault Qualification

1:35 AM Men's Long Jump Decathlon

1:45 AM Women's 100 Metres Preliminary Round

1:55 AM Women's Discus Throw Qualification Group B

2:20 AM Mens's 800 Metres Heats

3:20 AM Mens's Shot Put Decathlon

5:00 AM Women'sMarathon Final

6:30 AM Men's High Jump Decathlon

8:05 AM Men's Hammer Throw Qualification Group A

8:10 AM Women's 3000 Metres Steeplechase Heats

9:05 AM Women's 400 Metres Heats

Novlene Williams Mills

Stephanie McPherson

Patricia Hall

9:35 AM Men's Hammer Throw Qualification Group B

9:55 AM Men's 10,000 Metres Final

10:20 AM Women's Long Jump Qualification

Francine Simpson

10:40 AM Men's 400 Metres Decathlon

11:15 AM Men's 100 Metres Heats

Usain Bolt

Kemar Bailey Cole

Nickel Ashmeade

Nesta Carter

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