BREAKING NEWS: Rio 2016 - Bolt on track for 'triple-triple' after 200m stroll


Usain Bolt's bid for a 'triple-triple' is a step closer after he breezed into Thursday's 200 metre final.

Just three days after defending his 100m title in scintillating fashion - Bolt had time to smile for the cameras as he dominated the field - the Jamaican sprint king was at it again inside the Olympic Stadium on Wednesday.

He won the second semi final in 19.78 seconds, ahead of Canadian Andre De Grasse (19.80secs).

The two shared a joke as they crossed the line, with Bolt quipping to BBC Sport: "He was supposed to slow down, but he didn't!"

"I was a little bit lazy," he added. "I don't know why, but I'm happy."