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100 metres men European Athletics Championships

Who wins 100 metres men at the European Athletics Championships 2024?

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Men’s 100 meters race:

The world athletics championship is more or less the Olympics for athletes. The event is conducted after every two years and is supervised by International Association Of Athletics Federations. The world athletics championship will be taking place in Eugene, for the very first time in the United States. The athletes are coming through their world athletics ranking status.

History of 100 meters at the world championships:

The 100 meter dash is the shortest race in track and field competitions. It is one of the most popular and prestigious events in the sport of athletics. It is the second most prestigious title after the 100 meters race at the Olympics. The competition format typically has two or three qualifying rounds leading to a final between eight athletes. A preliminary round has been held since the year 2011, where athletes who have not achieved the qualifying standards time compete to enter the first round proper. It has been contested since the start of Olympics in 1896. At start, it was contested between men only. In the Olympics of 1928, 100 meters race competition for the women started as well. The 100 meters sprint at the world athletics championship started from the year 1983. Usain Bolt from Jamaica who is named as fastest man on planet earth set frequent records in this sport. He set world record with the time of 9.58 seconds in the year 2009. This unbelievable athlete also holds the record for fastest man at the Olympics with the time of 9.63 seconds. Marion Jones from U.S.A holds the record for women with the time of 10.70 seconds which is quite quick for a women at world championships. The men’s record has been broken or equaled at the competition three times; by Carl Lewis in 1987 and 1991, and by Usain Bolt in 2009. Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce is the most successful athlete of the event as the only person, male or female to win four titles. Carl Lewis, Maurice Greene and Usain Bolt, are the most successful male athletes of the event, having each won three titles. Justin Galtin has the most medals  with 5,2 gold and 3 silver medals. Merlene Ottey and Carmelita Jeter are the only other athletes to have claimed four medals in the history of the World Championships event.

Most medals by nations in the 100 meters race:

The United States is the most successful nation in the discipline, having won fifteen gold medals. Jamaica are a clear second with six gold medals mainly because of the services of Johan Blake and the fastest man Usain Bolt. East Germany, with two, is the only other nation to have won multiple titles.

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