Semi-Final 1 Winner: Justin Gatlin in around 9.85
Semi-Final 1 Runner-Up: Asafa Powell in around 9.90
Semi-Final 2 Winner: Usain Bolt in around 9.80-9.85
Semi-Final 2 Runner-Up: Daniel Bailey in around 9.85
Semi-Final 3 Winner: Yohan Blake in 9.80
Semi-Final 3 Runner-Up: Tyson Gay in 9.85-9.90
Fastest Losers: Richard Thompson in around 9.90 (Semi-Final 2) and then either one of Adam Gemili, Dwain Chambers or Keston Bledman in around 9.95
In short, I think that all the usual suspects will advance to the final as well as young talents Ryan Bailey and perhaps even Adam Gemili. If events on the track so far are anything to go by then I have a feeling that the home crowd could inspire either one of Gemili or Dwain Chambers to make the final as one of the fastest losers from the semis.
I think Yohan Blake, Justin Gatlin and Usain Bolt will set the tone for medal-winning finishes in the final with victories in each of their semi-finals and I think that each of their times will crank up into the region of 9.80-8.85 seconds as they start to move through the gears of the competition.
Gold: Yohan Blake in around 9.65
Silver: Usain Bolt in around 9.65-9.70
Bronze: Justin Gatlin in around 9.75
Fourth: Asafa Powell
Fifth: Tyson Gay
Sixth: Ryan Bailey
Seventh: Richard Thompson
Eighth: Adam Gemili/Dwain Chambers/Keston Bledman (Second fastest loser from the Semi-Finals)
You heard it hear first: Usain Bolt will ‘only’ win a silver medal! You can never rule out Bolt, I know that of course, and I am not ruling him out. I think the pace of the final will be very decent and I think it will be either Blake or Bolt that win it in around 9.65 seconds but for the sake of interest and in aid of backing up what I have been saying to anyone who will listen for months I have gone for Blake to win.
I then think their will be a real dog-fight for the Bronze medal in a time of 9.75-9.80 seconds with Justing Gatlin pipping Asafa Powell, Tyson Gay and Ryan Bailey in the battle for a third-placed finish.
Whether Bolt wins tonight or not, tonight is sure to be another historic night for both British and World athletics so sit back, relax (if you can…) and enjoy another sporting feast.