South African pair upset drawcard Blake

South Africa’s Akani Simbine reacts after the men's 100m heats during the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games at the Carrara Stadium on the Gold Coast

Simbine also won the first major championship since the retirement of Blake's fellow Jamaican Usain Bolt, the 100 and 200m world record-holder. The South African clocked eight sub-10 times in 2017, but could not convert that consistency into a medal at the World Championships in London, finishing down in fifth.

Blake was the favourite to be crowned men's sprint champion at Carrara Stadium, but the Jamaican could only take bronze after he failed to recover from a poor start and South Africa's Simbine eased to victory in 10.03 seconds ahead of compatriot Henricho Bruintjies.

It was a chastening outing for Blake, 28, the 2011 world champion who holds the joint second fastest time in history, but whose career has always been overshadowed by the now retired Bolt.

"I feel like I am on top of the world", she said. 'It was my first major final and I so almost did not get to race it. "I couldn't recover from it".

And the likes of Canada's Andre de Grasse had overtaken him as the possible heir to Bolt.

An image of the photo finish from the Men's 100m Final in the Commonwealth Games has prompted commentators to question whether the decision to hand Yohan Blake third place was the right call.

Nile Wilson took his medal haul for the Games to five by winning the men's horizontal bar final on the last day artistic gymnastics competition. My coach, Werner Prinsloo, deserves a special mention for all the hard work he has done to ensure that I keep on getting faster. "You know your journey". Makwala, who was barred from competing in the world championships' 400 final in London a year ago over illness fears, qualified fastest for the final with a time of 45.00 seconds.

"When you have a awful start like that, you have to keep to your race plan but he threw it away and began racing like a kid in the schoolyard", he told BBC Sport. Simbine won in 10.03s with Bruintjies second in 10.17s.

"It's my first worldwide title and for me it's a milestone, a stepping stone towards the world championships, and the Olympics and more competitions and more global competitions", said the 24-year-old. "I felt (it was) just like a big embrace and I wanted to give them something that reflected the best I could do, and my only real regret today was that I was unable to show them", she said.

Jamaica was also denied in the women's 100, with Trinidad and Tobago's Michelle-Lee Ahye taking the gold in 11.14, holding off Blake's teammate Christania Williams (11.21) and third-placed Gayon Evans.

The women's 10,000m was dominated by East African athletes, as Stella Chesang (Uganda) topped in 31:45.30, followed by Stacy Ndiwa (Kenya), in a personal best of 31:46.36, and Mercyline Chelangat (Uganda) in 31:48.41.



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