You never forget the first time, and for Reece Prescod a maiden appearance at the athletics World Championship final has produced plenty of memorable moments.

The Waltham Forest sprinter went head-to-head with the legendary Usain Bolt as he made it all the way to the final of the 100m at the former Olympic Stadium.

Despite finishing seventh in the final, Prescod was blown away by the atmosphere at the home championships and reflected on a productive tournament.

"The crowd really supported me, I really enjoyed the experience of my first world final," he said.

"Being only 21, to come out here - I ran a personal best in the first round, ran fast in the second round to get through to the final - I can't really ask for more.

"Being in front of a home crowd it's great, this is what athletics is all about - I loved it."

Prescod's strong showing will have raised expectations for the future, and he has plenty of time to develop into a serious contender further down the line.

However, he understands the need to continue working hard if he is to fulfil his potential, and hopes to improve further.

He said: "I'm just taking it step by step - I train hard, work hard and do all the right things.

"I just hope in the years to come I'll get better and better. I just want to be the best I can be. This is the start of my career really."

Prescod's best performance of the weekend undoubtedly came in his heat where he picked up a third place finish.

In doing so, Prescod clocked a personal best time of 10.03 to advance to the semi-final stages where he would continue to show impressive form.

A time of 10.05 was enough to give him second spot as he finished ahead of China's Bingtian Su (10.10) and second only to Yohan Blake.

Such was the speed with which Prescod was running he was just 0.01 seconds slower than the Jamaican, who won 100m silver at London 2012.

While Prescod's hopes of a medal in the final were slim, it was still a chance to test himself against one of the greatest athletes of all-time as he took on Bolt.

In an arena which saw the 30-year-old take centre-stage in 2012, Bolt was out to take one last gold in his final ever race.

It wasn't to be, however, as Bolt ould only manage a third-place finish and left London Stadium with a bronze medal.

The top two spots went to American's Justin Gatlin and Christian Coleman who ran respective times of 9.92 and 9.94.

Prescod, meanwhile, ran 10.17.