Usain Bolt successfully steered his Jamaica team through to the final of the men’s 4x100m, setting up the last race of his career.
Bolt ran the anchor leg for Jamaica and pulled away down the home straight, having taken the baton just behind France and China.
In the first heat, Great Britain were close to record pace in reaching the final, finishing just behin the United States.
Britain’s women also avoided baton mishaps to safely reach the final. They were the second quickest qualifiers behind the US and go into the Saturday evening final with high hopes of a medal.
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