Aliu out, but Emedolu, Zakari and Fasuba through to 100m Semi-Finals

Aliu out, but Emedolu, Zakari and Fasuba through to Semi-Finals tommorrow. Nigerian Uchenna Emedolu (10.16), Olusoji Fasuba(10.24) and Ghanaian Aziz Zakari (10.41) all qualified for tommorrow's Semi-Finals.

Reigning All- African games champion, Deji Aliu of Nigeria is out of the 100m contention here in Helsinki. He had looked very uncomfortable while qualifying for the quarter-finals of the men's 100m this morning.

Aliu was fifth with 10.39 seconds in the Quarter-finals Heat 3 won by former Nigerian sprinter Francis Obikwelu of Portugal in 10.19 seconds.

He had placed third in Heat 8 behind Briton Jason Gardener (10.19 secs) and fellow African Aziz Zakari of Ghana (10.30 secs) with 10.36 secs.

The 30-year-old, who had struggled with injuries this season, was tensed through all phases of the race and just managed to hold on to the third position.

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