400, 800m, 1500m, 100m, 5000m, 200m 10,000m, 110m hurdles, 400m hurdles, 3000m steeplechase, marathon, high jump, pole vault, long jump, triple jump, shot, discus, hammer, javelin, 4x100m, 4x400m, decathlon, 20km walk, para-athletics
USAIN BOLT did not feature often at the Commonwealth Games during his stellar career, yet it’s still odd to contemplate a 100m championships race involving Jamaica and not see his name on the start list.
However, it’s still the Caribbean nation who look most likely to dominate this event in the great man’s absence, just as they did at Glasgow in 2014.
Kemar Bailey-Cole won then but hasn’t made it into the team for Australia. Instead, there is very little to choose between his compatriots Yohan Blake and Julian Forte, who were second and third-fastest in the world over the distance last year with 9.90 and 9.91 respectively.
South African Akani Simbine will also pose a serious threat.
England’s Adam Gemili might not be as quick as the aforementioned athletes on paper, and he certainly looks to have a tough job in front of him, but the world 4x100m gold medal winner has proven himself as a championship performer in the past.
Having won Commonwealth silver in Glasgow, his sights will be on securing a medal upgrade.
Yohan Blake competes in the coming days while Usain Bolt is expected to be in Australia as a spectator
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