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Bolt, Gatlin meet again for 200m cracker

Published:Thursday | August 27, 2015 | 8:35 AM
Bolt, who will run out of lane six, will be joined by countryman Nickel Ashmeade who will be in lane eight.

Usain Bolt will go in search of his fourth straight World Championships 200m title when he contests the final at 7:55 a.m.

Bolt, who will run out of lane six, will be joined by countryman Nickel Ashmeade who will be in lane eight.

Bolt was extremely comfortable in winning his 200m semi-final in 19.95 seconds, his first sub-20-seconds time since the final at the 2013 World Championships in Moscow.

The 29-year-old will be seeking to add to his 100m title which he won over the American Justin Gatlin by 100th of a second.

Gatlin, whose 19.87 seconds makes him the fastest qualifier heading into the final, will run out of lane four.

Ashmeade, who has had a disappointing championship, having missed out on the 100m final, ran 20.19 to place second in his heat - just 100th of a second outside of his season best 20.18.

The 25-year-old will, however, likely need to get back to his personal best of 19.85 back in 2012, to stand a chance of a medal.