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Athletics: Botswana's Makwala cleared to run in 200 metres

Athletics - World Athletics Championships - Men's 400 Metres Semi-Final - London Stadium, London, Britain – August 6, 2017. Isaac Makwala of Botswana celebrates winning the semi-final heat. REUTERS/Phil Noble
Athletics - World Athletics Championships - Men's 400 Metres Semi-Final - London Stadium, London, Britain – August 6, 2017. Isaac Makwala of Botswana celebrates winning the semi-final heat. REUTERS/Phil Noble

LONDON (Reuters) - Botswana sprinter Isaac Makwala has been cleared to run in the men's 200 metres at the World Athletics Championships, the global athletics body (IAAF) said in a statement on Wednesday.

The IAAF had pulled Makwala out of Monday's opening round, and Tuesday's 400 metres final, for medical reasons.

The statement said Makwala would run on his own before the evening session and would be allowed to compete in the semi-final later provided he made the qualification time of 20.53 seconds.

(Writing by Brian Homewood; Editing by Catherine Evans)

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