The Usain Bolt V Justin Gatlin Re-Match Is On After Both Men Dominated Their Semi-Finals To Charge Into Thursday’s 200m Final.

Bolt, Looking To Retain His Other Individual Sprint Title After That Extraordinary 100m Victory Here In The Bird’s Nest, Looked To Be Saving His Strength For The Next Showdown As He Eased Off In 19.95 Seconds.

Gatlin, Comfortably The Fastest Man In The World This Year Over 200m, As He Was Over 100m, Ran A Controlled 19.87 As He Seeks Revenge For His Shock Defeat On Sunday Night.

Gatlin, Twice Banned For Doping, Has Run More Than Two Tenths Of A Second Faster Than Any Other Man In The Field This Year, And Almost Half A Second Quicker Than Bolt.

The Jamaican Has Neither The Times This Summer Nor The Races, A Pelvic Injury Restricting His Season, And He Was Solid Rather Than Spectacular Round The Bend.

But Transitioning Into The Straight He Was Able To Open A Two-Metre Lead, And Could Coast The Final 20m To Save As Much As Possible For The Battle Ahead.

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