Yohan Blake wants to add a Commonwealth Games title to his collection from the Olympics and world championships.

Considering Usain Bolt is the only person who has ever run faster times in the 100m, Blake is a good chance.

The Jamaican star kicked off his Gold Coast 2018 campaign by qualifying fastest for the final after winning his semifinal heat in 10.06s yesterday. That followed a 10.15s in his opening heat on the first afternoon of the track and field competition.

"There's a lot more in the tank," Blake said.


"Don't want to put too much thinking into it - just hold your head and get the job done because Usain told me, 'You've got to win, you've got to do your best or you can't go home."'

Kemar Hyman of the Cayman Islands was next in 10.10s, followed by Adam Gimili of England in 10.11s and Akani Simbine of South Africa in 10.12s.

Blake, the 2011 world champion who has a personal best of 9.69s for the 100s, said Bolt sent him a message earlier saying "I believe in you."

England's Asha Philip led qualifiers into the women's 100m final by winning her semifinal heat in 11.21s.

Uganda got its first gold medal of the Games when Joshua Kiprui Cheptegei won the 5000m in 13m 50.83s.

- AP