Start List men’s 100m: Fred Kerley vs Oblique Seville in the heats

Heat sheet and start list for the men's 100m on Day 1 at the 2023 World Athletics Championships on Saturday. Noah Lyles, Zharnel Hughes and Fred Kerley are all in action.

BUDAPEST (August 19) — The men’s 100m heats at the 2023 World Athletics Championships are shaping up to be a thrilling spectacle, with top sprinters from around the globe set look to advance to the next round of the competition in Saturday’s evening session.

Zharnel Hughes Starts World 100m Title Hunt

Leading the pack in heat one is Great Britain’s world-leader, Zharnel Hughes. Entering the championships with the season’s fastest time of 9.83 seconds, the European silver medalist is keen on translating his early momentum into championship glory, as he eyes his maiden world title.

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Challenging Hughes are formidable competitors like Jamaica’s Ryiem Forde, who owns a personal best of 9.96 seconds this season from the Jamaica National Track and Field Championships , and Arthur Cisse of the Ivory Coast, another sprinter who’s dipped below the 10-second mark.

Defending champion Fred Kerley, who clinched the title in Oregon in 2022, embarks on his title defense from the fifth heat. He’ll face stiff competition early from Jamaica’s Oblique Seville, who narrowly missed the podium last summer and is determined to clinch a medal this time around.

Nigeria’s Favour Ashe and Brazil’s Paulo André Camilo will also be vying for places into the next round from this heat.

Noah Lyles Says He Will Run 9.65, His Dream Begins Here

Two-time world 200m champion Noah Lyles is set to commence his sprint double quest from heat two, squaring off against Kenya’s Ferdinand Omanyala. The American made headlines recently by predicting that he will run 9.65 seconds for the 100m and break the 200m world record of Usain Bolt so fans are early awaiting his first race here in Budapest.

Meanwhile, U.S. champion Cravont Charleston will be pitted against Great Britain’s Eugene Amo-Dadzie and Liberia’s Emmanuel Matadi in the third heat.

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The subsequent heats promise equally riveting matchups. USA’s Christian Coleman will sprint from the seventh and concluding heat, contending with South Africa’s Akani Simbine. Olympic champion Lamont Marcell Jacobs of Italy will go head-to-head with Jamaica’s Rohan Watson in the sixth heat.

Rounding off the lineup, Letsile Tebogo of Botswana and Britain’s Reece Prescod are the standout names in heat four.

Complete Start List men’s 100m: 2023 World Athletics Championships

Heat 1 – Start Time: 19:43

  • Lane 2: Dominik KOPEĆ (POL) – Personal Best: 10.05, Season Best: 10.05
  • Lane 3: Favoris MUZRAPOV (TJK) – Personal Best: 10.65, Season Best: 10.65
  • Lane 4: Zharnel HUGHES (GBR) – Personal Best: 9.83, Season Best: 9.83
  • Lane 5: Ryiem FORDE (JAM) – Personal Best: 9.96, Season Best: 9.96
  • Lane 6: Hassan TAFTIAN (IRI) – Personal Best: 10.03, Season Best: 10.14
  • Lane 7: Arthur CISSÉ (CIV) – Personal Best: 9.93, Season Best: 9.96
  • Lane 8: Seye OGUNLEWE (NGR) – Personal Best: 10.03, Season Best: 10.03
  • Lane 9: Tiaan WHELPTON (NZL) – Personal Best: 10.14, Season Best: 10.14

Heat 2 – Start Time: 19:49

  • Lane 2: Kin Wa CHAN (MAC) – Personal Best: 10.62, Season Best: 10.62
  • Lane 3: Samuele CECCARELLI (ITA) – Personal Best: 10.13, Season Best: 10.13
  • Lane 4: Ferdinand OMANYALA (KEN) – Personal Best: 9.77, Season Best: 9.84
  • Lane 5: Jerome BLAKE (CAN) – Personal Best: 10.00, Season Best: 10.06
  • Lane 6: Emmanuel ESEME (CMR) – Personal Best: 9.96, Season Best: 9.96
  • Lane 7: Jake DORAN (AUS) – Personal Best: 10.15, Season Best: 10.19
  • Lane 8: Usheoritse ITSEKIRI (NGR) – Personal Best: 10.02, Season Best: 10.02
  • Lane 9: Noah LYLES (USA) – Personal Best: 9.86, Season Best: 9.94

Heat 3 – Start Time: 19:55

  • Lane 2: Eugene AMO-DADZIE (GBR) – Personal Best: 9.93, Season Best: 9.93
  • Lane 3: Felipe BARDI (BRA) – Personal Best: 10.07, Season Best: 10.07
  • Lane 4: Benjamin RICHARDSON (RSA) – Personal Best: 10.08, Season Best: 10.10
  • Lane 5: Ján VOLKO (SVK) – Personal Best: 10.13, Season Best: 10.21
  • Lane 6: Onisio PEREIA (MOZ) – Personal Best: 10.79, Season Best: 10.79
  • Lane 7: Cravont CHARLESTON (USA) – Personal Best: 9.90, Season Best: 9.90
  • Lane 8: Raphael BOUJU (NED) – Personal Best: 10.02, Season Best: 10.02
  • Lane 9: Emmanuel MATADI (LBR) – Personal Best: 9.97, Season Best: 9.97

Heat 4 – Start Time: 20:01

  • Lane 2: Ryuichiro SAKAI (JPN) – Personal Best: 10.02, Season Best: 10.08
  • Lane 3: Muhd Azeem FAHMI (MAS) – Personal Best: 10.09, Season Best: 10.11
  • Lane 4: Rohan BROWNING (AUS) – Personal Best: 10.01, Season Best: 10.02
  • Lane 5: Shaun MASWANGANYI (RSA) – Personal Best: 9.91, Season Best: 9.91
  • Lane 6: Cejhae GREENE (ANT) – Personal Best: 10.00, Season Best: 10.11
  • Lane 7: Bence BOROS (HUN) – Personal Best: 10.40, Season Best: 10.47
  • Lane 8: Reece PRESCOD (GBR) – Personal Best: 9.93, Season Best: 9.99
  • Lane 9: Letsile TEBOGO (BOT) – Personal Best: 9.91, Season Best: 9.93

Heat 5 – Start Time: 20:07

  • Lane 2: Ebrahima CAMARA (GAM) – Personal Best: 10.15, Season Best: 10.15
  • Lane 3: Mouhamadou FALL (FRA) – Personal Best: 10.04, Season Best: 10.06
  • Lane 4: Fred KERLEY (USA) – Personal Best: 9.76, Season Best: 9.88
  • Lane 5: Henrik LARSSON (SWE) – Personal Best: 10.13, Season Best: 10.13
  • Lane 6: Favour Oghene Tejiri ASHE (NGR) – Personal Best: 9.96, Season Best: 9.96
  • Lane 7: Oblique SEVILLE (JAM) – Personal Best: 9.86, Season Best: 9.95
  • Lane 8: Brandon JONES (BIZ) – Personal Best: 10.49, Season Best: 10.53
  • Lane 9: Paulo André CAMILO (BRA) – Personal Best: 10.02, Season Best: 10.03

Heat 6 – Start Time: 20:13

  • Lane 2: Rohan WATSON (JAM) – Personal Best: 9.91, Season Best: 9.91
  • Lane 3: Ronal LONGA (COL) – Personal Best: 9.99, Season Best: 9.99
  • Lane 4: Abdul Hakim SANI BROWN (JPN) – Personal Best: 9.97, Season Best: 10.09
  • Lane 5: Brendon RODNEY (CAN) – Personal Best: 10.00, Season Best: 10.00
  • Lane 6: Rikkoi BRATHWAITE (IVB) – Personal Best: 10.09, Season Best: 10.09
  • Lane 7: Imranur RAHMAN (BAN) – Personal Best: 10.25, Season Best: 10.25
  • Lane 8: Lamont Marcell JACOBS (ITA) – Personal Best: 9.80, Season Best: 10.21
  • Lane 9: Terrence JONES (BAH) – Personal Best: 9.91, Season Best: 9.91

Heat 7 – Start Time: 20:19

  • Lane 2: Christian COLEMAN (USA) – Personal Best: 9.76, Season Best: 9.91
  • Lane 3: Julian WAGNER (GER) – Personal Best: 10.11, Season Best: 10.11
  • Lane 4: Akani SIMBINE (RSA) – Personal Best: 9.84, Season Best: 9.92
  • Lane 5: Joseph GREEN (GUM) – Personal Best: 10.84, Season Best: 10.84
  • Lane 6: Hiroki YANAGITA (JPN) – Personal Best: 10.02, Season Best: 10.02
  • Lane 7: Emanuel ARCHIBALD (GUY) – Personal Best: 10.14, Season Best: 10.14
  • Lane 8: Markus FUCHS (AUT) – Personal Best: 10.08, Season Best: 10.08
  • Lane 9: Erik CARDOSO (BRA) – Personal Best: 9.97, Season Best: 9.97
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