The 100m final is the flagship event of all the Olympics and although Usain Bolt may be retired, the race will undoubtedly bring great drama to Tokyo.
Jamaican icon Bolt has won 100m glory in the last three Olympics.
He roared to glory in Beijing before defending his title in London, then dropping it into a hat-trick in Rio.
Jamaica have also dominated the women’s 100m, with Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce winning it twice and Elaine Thompson also winning the last three Games.
All eyes will be on the 100m races when the Tokyo Olympics begin later this month.
- Men: Usain Bolt 9.58 (2009)
- Women: Florence Griffith-Joyner 10.49 (1988)
- Men: Usain Bolt 9.63 (2012)
- Women: Florence Griffith-Joyner 10.62 (1988)
100m final at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games
The Tokyo Olympics will kick off on Friday July 23 and the track and field meet will begin one week after the Games start on Friday July 30.
The men’s 100m final will then take place on Sunday August 1st.
The final of the 100m women will then take place the day before on Saturday July 31.
Both races will take place in the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo and will start at 7 p.m. local time, i.e. 11am in the UK.