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Rio Olympics 2016, Athletics: Usain Bolt & Justin Gatlin, Men's 200m semi-finals live updates online

There will be three semi-finals featuring 8 players each and top two from all three along with next two fastest will qualify for the final.
Updated: 18 August 2016 07:06 IST - Published: 18 August 2016 05:49 IST

That will be all folks, do join us tomorrow morning for the final. 


The 8 finalists for 200m final

1. Usain Bolt (Jamaica) - 19.78
2. Andre de Grasse (Canada) - 19.80
3. Lashawn Merritt (USA) - 19.94
4. Christophe Lemaitre (France) - 20.01
5. Edward Alonso (Panama) - 20.07
6. Adam Gemili (Great Britain) - 20.08
7. Ramil Guliyev (Turkey) - 20.09
8. Churandy Martina (Netherlands) - 20.10


THIS IS A BIG SHOCK!!! Justin Gatlin is out !! Will we ever see him race again? 


Alonso Edward  (20.07)
Churandy Martina (20.10)


Gatlin is off the blocks and leading already. NO!!!!!!! Alonso Edward pips him!!!! WHAT A SHOCK!!!!


On your marks, set, go!!!! 


Can Yohan Blake pip Justin Gatlin to show he is a medal contender? Let's find out!!!!


Line-up for semi-final 3

Likourgos-Stefanos Tsakonas (Greece)

Matteo Galvan (Italy)

Justin Gatlin (USA)

Bruno Hortelano (Spain)

Alonso Edward (Panama)

Yohan Blake (Jamaica)

Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake (Great Britain)

Churandy Martina (Netherlands)


All attention now shifts to Justin Gatlin. 


That was amazing from Bolt. 


Who laughs during a race???????? USAIN BOLT


 Usain Bolt - 19.78
Andre de Grasse - 19.80


He is off and USAIN BOLT does it with ease!!!!!


On your marks, set, go!!!!!


The man in Lane 4 is causing a roar in the stadium and we are ready again. It is BOLT time


Line-up for second semi-final:

Roberto Skyers (Cuba)

Ameer Webb (USA)

Saleem Eid Yaqoob (Bahrain)

Usain Bolt (Jamaica)

Andre de Grasse (Canada)

Adam Gemili (Great Britain)

Ejowvokoghene Oduduru (Nigeria)

Ramil Guliyev (Turkey)


It is time folks, fasten your seat belt. It is Usain Bolt time. 


Lashawn Merrit and Christophe Lemaitre have qualified for the final while Daniel Talbot will be in with a chance to qualify as well. 


Lashawn Merrit  -19.94

Christophe Lemaitre - 20.01


We are off and Merrit is in his stride and he gets it !!!!




We are almost ready to go for the first semi-final and it looks to be a contest between Lashawn Merrit and Nickel Ashmeade.



Rondel Sorrillo (Trinidad & Tobago)

Aaron Brown (Canada)

Nery Brenes (Costa Rica)

Nickel Ashmeade (Jamaica)

Jose Carlos Herrera (Mexico)

Lashawn Merrit (USA)

Daniel Talbot (Great Britain)

Christophe Lemaitre (France)


The only one who can challenge Bolt is Justin Gatlin but as far as I think, it is a question of whether the Jamaican will win or not.

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