23 Aug 2009

World Athletics Championships highlights

9:22 am on 23 August 2009

Usain Bolt will get a chance to break another world record on the penultimate day of the world athletics championships in Germany on Sunday.

The lanky Jamaican, who has already bettered his 100 and 200 metres world records at the meet, returns to the track for the 4x100 relay final.

Bolt and his three compatriots clocked a world record 37.1 seconds to win gold at last year's Beijing Olympics and the disqualification of the United States team in Berlin has removed their biggest challengers.

Jamaica and the U.S. are also set to clash in the women's 4x100 relay heats and final tommorrow.

The long jump should be the highlight of the field events with the last two Olympic champions, 2004 winner American Dwight Phillips and 2008 gold medallist Irving Saladino of Panama, in action.