20 Aug 2009

Bolt stamps his authority in 200 opening round

10:09 am on 20 August 2009

Jamaica's triple Olympic champion and world record holder Usain Bolt stamped his authority on the 200 metres as top qualifier for the final at the world athletics championships in Berlin.

Bolt had his semi-final under control after 30 metres, cruising to victory in 20.08 seconds, and the American Shawn Crawford who won silver behind Bolt in Beijing last year, believes the Jamaican could set another world record in the final.

Another American Wallace Spearman comfortably won the other semi-final.