Men’s events:

Athletics Weekly - - News - EC

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

Harry Aikines-Ary­eetey: English­man faces tough line-up in blue riband race

Adam Gemili: aim­ing to make podium

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