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Sprinters with swagger: images from the men's 100-metre heats

Usain Bolt, Tyson Gay, Justyn Warner and the rest of the field look to move to the next round

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Spectators gathered to watch Usain Bolt of Jamaica and the other sprinters compete in his Round 1 Men’s 100 metres heat during the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London on August 4, 2012.

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There were a total of seven heats in Round 1, with athletes vying for one of 27 spots in the semi-finals.

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Defending Olympic champion Usain Bolt of Jamaica gestures before his Round 1 heat.

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Britain's Adam Gemili leads the fifth-heat sprinters out of the blocks. Jamaica’s Asafa Powell won the heat to qualify for the semi-finals.

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Jamaica’s Bolt and Great Britain’s James Dasaolu both qualified for the next round.

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Sprinters in the seventh heat of Round 1 run down the track.

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Yohan Blake is one of three Jamaican sprinters to qualify for the semi-finals. To his right, Japan’s Ryota Yamagata and Antoine Adams of St. Kitts and Nevis also qualified from this heat.

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Cameroon’s Idrissa Adam is injured while running next to Nigeria’s Ogho-Oghene Egwero, Jamaica’s Bolt and Great Britain’s Dasaolu.

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American Ryan Bailey and Canadian Justyn Warner will both move on. Warner posted the same 10.09 qualifying time as Usain Bolt on Saturday. For Warner it was a personal best.

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Warner and Baily congratulate one another on their races.

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At 10.02, Dwain Chambers posted the fastest time out of the three British sprinters to make the final 27.

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Usain Bolt zooms past onlookers.

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Justin Gatlin, right, was one of three Americans to win their heats. Ryan Bailey and Tyson Gay were the others.

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Bolt relaxes following his Round 1 heat.

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Ryan Bailey of the U.S. leads this Round 1 pack on Saturday.

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Justin Gatlin of the U.S. salutes after winning his Round 1 heat.

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Tyson Gay of the U.S., centre, runs next to 2008 silver medalist Richard Thompson of Trinidad and Tobago, right, and Zambia’s Gerald Phiri in Round 1. All three will run in the semi-finals on Sunday.

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