Posted: Aug 16, 2013 10:16 AM
Updated: Aug 16, 2013 10:16 AM
Source: Associated Press
MOSCOW - Usain Bolt eased into the semifinals for the 200 meters to set him up for a second gold medal.
The 100 champion shut the engines off and crossed first in 20.66 seconds.
It was the 21st best time of the day. The toughest competition in Bolt's favorite event is expected to come from Jamaican teammate Warren Weir, who won his heat in 20.34.
American veteran Wallace Spearmon squeaked through as the third finisher in a tight heat.
The semifinals are set for later Friday, with the final coming on Saturday.
Jamaica's Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce already has the 100 title and will now go against Olympic champion Allyson Felix of the United States in the final of the 200.
Finals are set today in the men's long jump, 4x400 relay and shot put.