“Usain Bolt ran his fastest time of the season to win his Olympic 200m semi-final in 19.78 seconds as Justin Gatlin missed out on a place in the final.”
Usain Bolt ran 19.78 sec to win his 200m semi-final in front of a loving however little group at the Olympic Stadium, to head qualifying toward the final 24 hours after the game, where he needs to break his current WR of 19.19.
The “villain” from Bolt’s match up in the 100m, Justin Gatlin, ran third in his semi and missed the final.
Bolt, shooting for a noteworthy 100m-200m double for the third straight Olympics, set out after the second gold with genuine purpose.
In the 100m, he surrendered the lead for 50m preceding powering home however in the 200m semi, he switched up his strategies.
Impacting to the front by the bend, Usain Bolt toyed with his opposition down the last 40 meters.
LaShawn Merritt, who has run 19.74 this year, is liable to represent the greatest test to Bolt in the last.
In any case, Bolt trusts he can break his reality record of 19.19 and could even go under 19 seconds in the last.
“I unquestionably think I can strive for the world record, I certainly feel that,” he said. “I have to run productively and get into the straight and run the ideal race.”
Jolt said he would have a superior possibility of accomplishing his objective to keep running under 19 seconds on the off chance that he gets a high path, including: “On the off chance that I get a lower path it’s generally harder for me to run the corner when it is more tightly.”
On Gatlin’s way out, Bolt told BBC Radio 5 live: “Everyone’s in stun. You can tell from the 100m he’s getting old. It’s a truth the more established you get, the rougher it gets the opportunity to double.
“One year from now on the off chance that I go to the World Championships [in London] I’m not going to double. I’m going to do the 100m and that is it.”