Kemar Hyman is safely through to the men’s 100 metres semi-finals at the London Olympics.
The 22-year-old Caymanian ran 10.16 seconds in his heat, coming fourth behind the USA’s Ryan Bailey (9.88), Ben Youssef Meite of the Ivory Coast (10.06) and Canada’s Justyn Warner (10.09).
Only the top three in each of the seven heats qualified automatically and Hyman qualified as one of the three fastest finishers outside of the top three.
The 100m semi-finals and finals are on Sunday. The semis are from 1.45pm Cayman time and the final is at 2.50pm Cayman time.
There were no surprises in the other heats. Defending Olympic champ Usain Bolt of Jamaica cruised home in 10.09 seconds to win his heat, as did other heat winners America’s Tyson
Gay (10.08) and Justin Gatlin (9.97) and Jamaica’s Asafa Powell (10.04 and Yohan Blake (10.00). Britain’s Dwain Chambers won the final heat in 10.02 seconds.