London 2017: what time is Usain Bolt racing in the 100m final at the World Athletics Championships?

World champion hurdler and BBC pundit Colin Jackson names his pick of the day


The IAAF World Athletics Championships continues in London this Saturday 5th August 2017, with Usain Bolt set to take the world by storm one last time in the 100m final.


Check out BBC pundit Colin Jackson’s pick of the day below, followed by the full schedule of events in London 2017.

Colin Jackson’s pick of the day

Men’s 100m Final 9.45pm, BBC1

“This one is simply unmissable. Usain Bolt running his final 100m race back at the stadium where he won three golds in 2012.

Over the past decade, since winning the first major medal of his career in 2007, Bolt’s achievements have catapulted him into sporting immortality. So for him to bow out without claiming yet another gold is almost unthinkable. But fellow Jamaican Yohan Blake has returned to incredible form, while American Justin Gatlin looks stronger than ever. Bolt’s talent and mental strength are second to none, but this will be his toughest-ever test at this event. There’ll be no smiling for the cameras, no easing off with 10m to go, because Bolt will have to be at his imperious best to win. Expect an absolute thriller.”


World Athletics Championships Day 2 full schedule

Daytime session: live from 9.30am-1.45pm on BBC2

10.00am Men’s shot put qualifying

10.05am Heptathlon 100m hurdles

10.35am Women’s hammer throw qualifying

10.45am Men’s 400m first round

11.00am Women’s triple jump qualifying

11.30 Heptathlon high jump

11.45am Women’s 100m first round

12.05pm Women’s hammer throw qualifying

12.45pm Men’s 800m first round 

Evening session: live from 6.30pm-10pm on BBC1

7.00pm Heptathlon shot put

7.05pm Men’s 100m semi-finals 

7.25pm Men’s discus final

7.35pm Women’s 1500m semi-finals

8.05pm Men’s long jump final 

8.10pm Women’s 10,000m final 

9.00pm Heptathlon 200m

9.35pm Medal ceremony: men’s discus throw

9.45pm Men’s 100m final