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Rio Olympics: `Sprint king` Bolt wins heat, qualifies for 200m semis

Updated: Aug 16, 2016 22:21 IST

Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), Aug.16 (ANI): Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt continued to dominate the track as he qualified for the semi-finals of the Men's 200m race at the Rio Olympics after winning the heat here at Olympic Stadium on Tuesday.

The reigning World Champion clocked 20.29 seconds to finish the race ahead of Nigerian Ejowvokoghene Oduduru and Dutch sprinter Solomon Bockarie.

Meanwhile, Bolt's long time rival Justin Gatlin of America and Canada's Andre Grasse have also qualified for the semi-finals after winning their respective heats.

Earlier, Bolt had retained his coveted title "fastest man alive on the planet" by clinching victory in the 100 m finals of the Summer Games with a timings of 9.81 seconds, which was his best time of the season.

With the win in 100m, the 29-year-old speedster had also bagged a hattrick in the event, an unprecedented feat.

Bolt has all the sprinting world record to his name including the 100m, 200m and 4x100m. With two gold medals in each event he is trying to achieve 'Triple Treble'. (ANI)