South African pair upset drawcard Blake

  • South African pair upset drawcard Blake

South African pair upset drawcard Blake

Blake finished in a dead heat time of 10.19 with Nigeria's Seye Ogunlewe, but was rewarded bronze after officials claimed he had a quicker reaction time and he also finished fastest in the qualifying heats.

Simbine's win was least expected as pre-event favourite Yohan Blake had boasted of there "being plenty in the tank" after last night's semifinals.

His compatriot Henricho Bruintjies came in second clocking 10.17 in the touchline leaving the Jamaican to settle for third at 10.19.

"I was stumbling all the way", the 28-year-old told reporters ruefully. I did today what I knew for a long time I was capable of doing, and that is to win the gold, ' said the Tuks athlete who came fifth at the 2014 Games in Glasgow.

"I feel like I am on top of the world", she said. "I'm a bit disappointed because I've been feeling good, I've been running good".

"Keep putting in the work". "He said: 'If you don't win there is going to be problems'".

The path to gold was made smoother for Simbine, with England runner Adam Gemili, a 4x100m relay gold medallist at the London world championships, pulling out before the final with a thigh injury. Simbine's victory ended Jamaica's domination of the Commonwealth 100m dating back to the 2006 Games in Melbourne.

"I lost from the start", Blake said.

"I just wanted to get through, and make sure I get the job done in the final".

"Being able to run in lane eight and lane nine with Henricho and placing first and second with him, it's really fantastic".

Trinidad and Tobago's Michelle-Lee Ahye won the women's 100m in 11.14, ahead of Christania Williams in 11.21 and her fellow Jamaican Gayon Evans, who clocked 11.22.

It was a sensational performance, in which they managed to totally upset the form book, proving that South Africa has truly become a power in worldwide sprinting, even when Wayde van Niekerk is injured.

South Africa's Caster Semenya looked in imperious form as she qualified fastest for Tuesday's 1500m final. Makwala, who was barred from competing in the world championships' 400 final in London past year over illness fears, qualified fastest for the final with a time of 45.00 seconds.

After crossing the line, the 31-year-old did two push-ups on the track to show his fitness and grinned at the TV camera.

Uganda's Stella Chesang was crowned women's 10,000m champion on a day which saw Le Clos complete a clean sweep of butterfly titles, taking his tally of Commonwealth medals to an astonishing 16.

They went down 18-16 to defending world champions New Zealand in their gold-silver match early on Monday.