When is the 100m Olympic final? UK time of Tokyo 2020 Olympics women's and men's finals and how to watch on TV

The most highly anticipated Olympic event is approaching.

Usain Bolt of Jamaica leads the Men's 100 meter final to win ahead of Justin Gatlin of the United States and Andre De Grasse of Canada on Day 9 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on August 14, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)

There is nothing quite like the 100m final.

Everyone loves the swimming, the diving and the gymnastics. The athletics are always watched eagerly – fans perched on the edge of their seat. But nothing gets you quite as excited as the ten seconds or less that it takes the sprinters to run 100m.

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Usain Bolt is the one everyone usually looks out for – no matter where you are from. However, we are now gearing up to see the first men’s Olympic 100m final since Athens 2004.

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Meanwhile, Dina Asher-Smith – the fastest British woman in history – will be looking to win the gold medal in the women’s 100m final after she qualified for the semi-final in today’s heat.

Despite still qualifying, Asher-Smith was beaten for the first time today as she came second to United States’ Teahna Daniels.

Will she be able to improve on this in the semi-final and final if she is to take home a medal?

When is the 100m final at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics?

The men’s 100m final will take place on Sunday 1st August at 1:50pm (UK time).

The women’s 100m final takes place on Saturday 31st July at 1:50pm (UK time).

Thankfully you won’t have to stay up late to watch either race, so make sure not to miss it – blink and it will be over!

Prior to the finals, there are a number of heats and semi-finals.

Men’s 100m schedule

Saturday 31st July

Preliminaries - 1am

Round 1- 11am

Sunday 1st August

Semi-finals – 11am

Final – 1:50pm

Women’s 100m schedule

Friday 30th July

Preliminaries - 1am

Round 1 – 11am

Saturday 31st July

Semi-finals - 11am

Final - 1:50pm

How to watch the Olympics 100m final

Discovery+ features all nine Eurosport channels and 55 live feeds, bringing you 35000 hours of Olympic action across the entire event live this summer. Their Entertainment and Sport annual pass is available now for just £29.99 with a three-day free trial.

BBC One and BBC iPlayer will also be showing both 100m finals live this weekend so you can soak up the excitement on your TV.