Tokyo Olympics: Start times for men’s 100m semi-finals and final – 1 August 2021

South Africa's trio of men's 100m entrants have all reached the semi-finals at the Tokyo Olympics.

Tokyo Olympics: Start times for men’s 100m semi-finals and final – 1 August 2021

South Africa’s trio of men’s 100m entrants have all reached the semi-finals at the Tokyo Olympics.

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The race is well and truly on to determine the fastest man in the world.

It must be said that the field looks to be the weakest in living memory following the retirement of Usain Bolt, the general absence of an heir to the Jamaican superstar in the Caribbean, and no Justin Gatlin and Christian Coleman thanks to the ban handed down to the latter.

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That simply opens the door to the 24 remaining athletes to burst through and claim the gold, silver and bronze medals.

Akani Simbine (10.08) and Gift Leotlela (10.04) both won their heats while Shaun Maswanganyi (10.12) finished third in his heat to progress.

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Gift Leotlela will run in what looks to be the toughest of the three semi-finals, alongside Canada’s Andre De Grasse, Jamaica’s Yohan Blake and American Fred Kerley.

That race is scheduled for 12:15 SA time.

Shaun Maswanganyi will take to the start in the second semi-final (12:23) along with American race favourite Trayvon Bromell.

In the third and final semi-final (12:31), Akani Simbine will come up against another American in Ronnie Baker.

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Only the top two finishers as well as the next two fastest runners across all three semi-finals will qualify for the final.

The final will be held at 14:50 SA time on Sunday, 1 August.

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Weather forecast, alerts and UVB index for all South African provinces, 01 August 2021

This forecast is designed to be a quick overview of what lies in store.

Weather forecast, alerts and UVB index for all South African provinces, 01 August 2021

Weather data provided by the South African Weather Service. For a detailed forecast of your province, click here.

Severe Weather Alerts

IMPACT-BASED WARNINGS:

  1. Nil.

FIRE DANGER WARNINGS:

  1. Extremely high fire danger conditions are expected over the Beaufort West and Laingsburg Municipalities of the Western Cape, the Hantam Municipality in the Northern Cape, as well as the Sarah Baartman and Chris Hani District Municipalities, and the Raymond Mhlaba Local Municipality of the Eastern Cape Province.

ADVISORIES:

  1. Nil.

Gauteng:

Temperature: Fine and cool.

The expected UVB Sunburn Index: Very high.

Mpumalanga:

Temperature: Fine and cool to warm but hot in the Lowveld.

Limpopo:

Temperature: Fine and cool to warm.

North-West Province:

Temperature: Fine and cool.

Free State:

Temperature: Fine and cool.

Northern Cape:

East temperature: Fine and cool to warm.

Wind: The wind along the coast will be moderate to fresh south-easterly.

Western Cape:

Temperature: Morning fog over the south-western and the southern coastal areas, where it will become partly cloudy and cool, otherwise fine and warm.

Wind: The wind along the coast will be fresh westerly to south-westerly, but moderate south-easterly along the west coast.

The expected UVB Sunburn Index: Moderate.

Eastern Cape:

The Western half Temperature: Cool in places along the coast, otherwise fine and warm, becoming partly cloudy along the coast and adjacent interior from the afternoon.

The Western half – Wind: The wind along the coast will be moderate westerly, becoming fresh south westerly east of Cape St Francis in the afternoon.

The Eastern half Temperature: Cool in places in the north, otherwise fine and warm becoming partly cloudy in the south from the afternoon.

The Eastern half Wind: The wind along the coast will be moderate north-westerly, becoming fresh south-westerly in the afternoon.

Kwazulu-Natal:

Temperature: Fine and warm but cool in the west.

Wind: The wind along the coast will be moderate north-easterly, becoming south-westerly in the extreme south by the evening.

The expected UVB Sunburn Index: Very high.


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