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Bolt takes another step toward Olympic history

August 17, 2008 |  9:28 pm

Usain Bolt reacts after a men's 200-meter heat in the National Stadium at the Beijing Games on Monday.

Usain Bolt, fresh off his world record 100-meter gold medal run on Saturday, took his first step toward Olympic history on Monday morning by advancing to the second round in the Beijing Games 200-meter race.

Bolt finished second in his heat behind Rondell Sorillo of Trinidad and Tobago, which wasn't a problem because the top three runners in each heat advance.

Defending Olympics 200-meter champion Shawn Crawford and Wallace Spearmon also moved into Tuesday's semifinals. The 200-meter final will be run on Wednesday.

Bolt hopes to become the first Olympic sprint double winner since Carl Lewis in 1984.

-- Greg Johnson

Photo: Jamaica's Usain Bolt reacts after a men's 200-meter heat in the National Stadium at the Beijing Games on Monday. Credit: Thomas Kienzle/Associated Press

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