Former Dagenham & Redbridge footballer Adam Gemili missed out on a place in the Olympic 100m final tonight.

Gemili's rise to an Olympic semi final caught everyone off guard as he burst onto the scene this summer but he was unable to go one further and make the final.

He crossed the line in 10.06 to finish a hugely creditable third but it was not quite quick enough to advance as a fastest loser.

Gemili was one of three British sprinters in the semi finals but none of the trio were able to advance.

James Dasaolu ran in semi final one but could only manage a seventh place finish, stopping the clock in 10.18. Justin Gatlin and Churandy Martina were the automatic qualifiers while Jamaica's Asafa Powell advanced as one of the fastest losers.

Dwain Chambers completed the British representation but he too failed to progress, running 10.05 alongside Usain Bolt who advanced with Ryan Bailey and Richard Thompson.

In the final, Jamaican Bolt successfully defended his Olympic crown, storming to gold in a new Olympic record time of 9.63.

His countryman Yohan Blake picked up the silver medal while Gatlin was third home for the bronze.