Usain Bolt has his eyes set on breaking his own 200m record at the Rio Olympics.
The legend won his heat of the Men’s 200m easily in 20.28. Compatriots Yohan Blake and Nickel Ashmeade have also advanced to the semi-finals set for Wednesday at 8pm Ja time/9pm ET. The starter’s gun in the FINAL fires at 8:30pm JA time/9:30pm ET on Wednesday, August 18.
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Bolt, who won his third consecutive gold medal in the Men’s 100m on Sunday (14 August), vowed to defend his 200m and 4x100m relay titles he won at the Beijing 2008 and London 2012 Games, which will be an unprecedented ‘triple-triple’. He will be joined by 2011 world champion Yohan Blake and Nickel Ashmeade in the 200m event.
“Somebody said I can become immortal,” he said after his 100m win. “Two more medals to go and I can sign off. Immortal. It’s a good start. There will always be doubters, but I’m in better shape than last season.”