KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — The stage is set for Blake vs. Bolt, Part II.
Usain Bolt and Yohan Blake each won their 200-meter heats at Jamaican Olympic trials Saturday night to advance to the final, where Blake will try to make it 2 for 2 against the world-record holder.
Bolt was unfazed by a false start that delayed his semifinal heat. He won in 20.26 seconds.
A few minutes before that, Blake crossed the line in 19.93 seconds to win his semifinal.
Blake ran the 100 meters in 9.75 seconds Friday night to beat Bolt by 0.11 in their first meeting since last year’s world championship, when Blake won after Bolt’s false start.
Veronica Campbell-Brown, Shelly-Ann Fraser Pryce, Kerron Stewart and Sherone Simpson all advanced in the women’s 200.