• August 2, 2021

Exclusive: When is the 100m final at Tokyo 2020 Olympics? Date and UK start time for men’s and women’s races

 Exclusive: When is the 100m final at Tokyo 2020 Olympics? Date and UK start time for men’s and women’s races


The 100m final is the showpiece event of any Olympics and while Usain Bolt may be retired, the race will no doubt provide high drama in Tokyo.

Jamaican icon Bolt has claimed glory in the 100m in the last three Olympic Games.

We will have a new 100m champion at the Tokyo Olympics with Usain Bolt now retired

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We will have a new 100m champion at the Tokyo Olympics with Usain Bolt now retired

He roared to glory in Beijing before defending his title in London and then made it a treble in Rio.

Jamaica have also dominated the women’s 100m with Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce winning it twice and Elaine Thompson also claiming victory at the last three Games.

All eyes will be on the 100m races when the Tokyo Olympics gets up and running later this month.

100m records

World records 

  • Men: Usain Bolt 9.58 (2009) 
  • Women: Florence Griffith-Joyner 10.49 (1988) 

Olympic records 

  • Men: Usain Bolt 9.63 (2012)
  • Women: Florence Griffith-Joyner 10.62 (1988) 

100m final at Tokyo 2020 Olympics

The Tokyo Olympics gets under way on Friday, July 23 with the athletics meet starting a week into the Games on Friday, July 30.

The men’s 100m final will then be held on Sunday, August 1.

The women’s 100m final will then be held the day before on Saturday, July 31.

Both races will take place in the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo and will begin at 7pm local time which is 11am in the UK.





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