Usain Bolt was easy, jogging his season’s best 19.95 in the 200 metres semi-finals in the IAAF World Championships in Beijing. Usain looked so comfortable, one cannot help but wonder how fast he can go over the event in the final.
Standing in his way, is Justin Gatlin, who also ran with much left in reserve, finishing in 19.87 in his semi-final. Gatlin has run a fast 19.57 personal best this year. The showdown between both men will be at 7:55 am tomorrow (local time).
“I feel a lot better today, I can’t complain,” Bolt told OBSERVER ONLINE. “I felt much smoother.
“I did what I to do to qualify and that’s it,” he said.
“Easy, it was very [easy] because I am more professional over 200 metres, I didn’t have to extend a lot of energy,” Bolt continued. “I just ran the corner quick enough to make sure I got in front, push 15 metres after, then shut it off.”
“I’m not going to let Gatlin beat me, that’s for sure,” Bolt said.
Bolt sounds bold and confident, but so too is Gatlin. Usain is on his way to his 12th individual major championship medal. It will be a scintillating final tomorrow morning!