Bolt and Gatlin coast into 200m final

Usain Bolt and Justin Gatlin cruised into the finals of the men's 200m at the ongoing IAAF World Championships on Wednesday.

Gatlin was the first of the popular duo to run, posting a winning time of 19.87 seconds in the second of the semi-finals at the iconic Bird's Nest Stadium in Beijing, China.

The American, known for his fast starts, did not disappoint in lane six. Gatlin coasted over the line, indicating he had plenty left in the tank.

Bolt crossed the line in 19.95 seconds to win the third semi-final, also tailing off with about 20m to go to save his legs for tomorrow's final. It was a season's best time for the Jamaican.

The surprise package of the semi-finals was undoubtedly South Africa's Anaso Jobodwana, who crossed the line third fastest with a personal best of 20.01 seconds.

Qatar's Femi Ogunode did Asia proud with his 20.05 second time, which sees him qualify for the 200m final as the fifth fastest finisher.

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