Daegu, September 2 – Usain strolled to 20.31 seconds to comfortably take first spot in semi-final 2 of the 200 metres at the World Championship in Daegu. Bolt ran out of lane 6 and covered the field for the first 40 metres, then straightened up and lead comfortably until the finish line.
Bolt after finishing the race, took off his shoes as usual before heading to mixed zone for a bunch of interviews. Since the disqualification, this is the first time the media has been able to get a chance to throw him a few questions. Bolt has said he has brushed off the disappointment of the 100 metres disqualification and is ready for the successful defence of his title. Bolt recorded a .207 second reaction to the gun, one of the slowest in the three heats.
Bolt’s entry to the track before his heat, created loud cheers from the thousands of fans, specifically the thousands of school children in the 65,000 capacity stadium.
Bolt after completing his interviews, stopped by the east side of the stadium to pay tribute to his young fans and threw a foot of his shoe to a well deserved Korean fan.
Bolt will be joined by Nickel Ashmeade in the finals for the event on September 3.