Sprinter sustained an injury in his semi-final on the Gold Coast
Adam Gemili has withdrawn from the 100m final at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games after sustaining an injury in Sunday’s semi-final.
The Glasgow 2014 silver medallist had clocked 10.11 to qualify for the final, finishing second in his semi-final behind Jamaica’s Yohan Blake, but has been ruled out of the final with an adductor tear.
Gemili’s injury also means he will miss the 4x100m relay at the Games, Team England confirmed.
“I’m hugely gutted to announce that I have had to withdraw from the 100m final due to an injury sustained yesterday,” Gemili said.
“I am so proud to represent Team England and it’s devastating not to have a chance to compete tonight but the doctors have advised me not to take part.
“I want to thank everyone for their kind messages of support. I look forward to cheering on the team and getting back to competing shortly.”
As well as his 100m silver claimed at the Glasgow Games four years ago, Gemili formed part of England’s silver medal-winning 4x100m team in Scotland and had been hoping to add more Commonwealth medals to his haul in Australia.
His withdrawal means that eight months after GB won world 4x100m gold in London, there are no home nation athletes in the Commonwealth 100m final.
The final takes place on Monday at 22:15 local time (13:15 UK).