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Jamaica's Usain Bolt receives applause before the heats of the men's 100m athletics event at the 2017 IAAF World Championships at the London Stadium in London on August 4, 2017. (AFP)
Jamaica's Usain Bolt receives applause before the heats of the men's 100m athletics event at the 2017 IAAF World Championships at the London Stadium in London on August 4, 2017. (AFP)
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Super sprinter Usain Bolt has won his 100 meters heat on the opening day of the 2017 IAAF World Athletics Championships in London.

The Men's 100 meters heat saw all the big-hitters on the track, except Canada's Andre De Grasse, who pulled out due to injury.

Christian Coleman who posted the fastest time of 9.82 seconds in 2017, won the 1st heat. In the 2nd, Yohan Blake didn't look convincing as the Jamaican finished 2nd behind Japan's Abdul Hakim Sani Brown.

The 5th heat was won by Justin Gatlin before Bolt won the 6th, despite failing to display his most commanding performance, as he registered the 8th-fastest time on the night.