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

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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

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

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Alonso Edward  (20.07)
Churandy Martina (20.10)

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

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On your marks, set, go!!!! 

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

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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)

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All attention now shifts to Justin Gatlin. 

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That was amazing from Bolt. 

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

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 Usain Bolt - 19.78
Andre de Grasse - 19.80

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

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

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

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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)

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

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

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Lashawn Merrit  -19.94

Christophe Lemaitre - 20.01

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

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ON YOUR MARKS, SET, GO!!!!!

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

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SEMI-FINAL 1 LINE-UP

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)

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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.