2014 European Athletics Championships – Men’s 100 metres

The men’s 100 metres at the 2014 European Athletics Championships took place at the Letzigrund on 12 and 13 August.

2014 European
Athletics Championships
Track events
100 m men women
200 m men women
400 m men women
800 m men women
1500 m men women
5000 m men women
10,000 m men women
100 m hurdles women
110 m hurdles men
400 m hurdles men women
3000 m
steeplechase
men women
4×100 m relay men women
4×400 m relay men women
Road events
Marathon men women
Marathon team men women
20 km walk men women
50 km walk men
Field events
High jump men women
Pole vault men women
Long jump men women
Triple jump men women
Shot put men women
Discus throw men women
Hammer throw men women
Javelin throw men women
Combined events
Heptathlon women
Decathlon men

The event was won by Great Britain’s James Dasaolu, with defending champion Christophe Lemaitre of France in second, and Dasaolu’s team-mate Harry Aikines-Aryeetey edging out fellow Briton Dwain Chambers for bronze. Pre-event favourite Jimmy Vicaut of France withdrew at the semi-finals tage with injury, despite running the fastest time in the heats.

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Gold James Dasaolu
 Great Britain
Silver Christophe Lemaitre
 France
Bronze Harry Aikines-Aryeetey
 Great Britain
Standing records prior to the 2014 European Athletics Championships
World record  Usain Bolt (JAM) 9.58 Berlin, Germany 16 August 2009
European record  Francis Obikwelu (POR) 9.86 Athens, Greece 22 August 2004
Championship record  Francis Obikwelu (POR) 9.99 Gothenburg, Sweden 8 August 2006
World Leading  Justin Gatlin (USA) 9.80 Lausanne, Switzerland 3 July 2014
European Leading  Jimmy Vicaut (FRA) 9.95 Aix-les-Bains, France 18 May 2014

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