Athletics: Usain Bolt Goes For 9 Out Of 9



Evening/Afternoon/Morning everybody! We're into the final weekend of the Olympics (boo!), but there's still plenty of athletics going on (yay!) It's @hannakin__ here covering all the goings on on the track and the field tonight.

So, what's in store for us tonight? We've got the 4x400m relay heats, the women's 5000m final, some pole vaulting and some hammer throwing. But most importantly, we've got Bolt. It's the 4x100m relay finals and the triple triple is ON.

Already underway is the women's pole vault final, Brit Holly Bradshaw is going in this, and she easily clears the first height.

Meanwhile on the track, it's the heats of the women's 4x400m relay. The first heat, featuring the United States, has just got underway. There's staggering on the first changeover so no clear picture on the first leg, but as they break lanes it's the US who, unsurprisingly, are away in the lead.

Everyone seems to have got the baton round safely, the US takes it miles ahead of anyone else, with their best 400m runner Allyson Felix still to come into the team. Ukraine comes in second and Poland in third. They will all go through automatically, whilst Australia and France will be hoping to claim a lucky loser berth.

Second heat coming right up, the GB girls are on the track in lane 2, with Jamaica and Germany in lanes 4 and 5.

Canada on the outside lane are deceptively far in front at the first changeover, but as they all break lanes it's Jamaica in the lead followed by Great Britain and Canada.

Jamaica streak away with it in first, a strong anchor leg from Christine Ohuruogu sees GB through in second, and Canada take the final automatic qualification place.

So here is your list of qualifiers for the women's 4x400m relay final. Australia and Italy take the fastest loser places.

Over at the pole vault, Holly Bradshaw failed at her first opportunity at 4.60m, but she's cleared it on her second try!