Justin Gatlin OUT of 200m Final After Failing to Qualify

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by LetsRun.com
August 17, 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO — In a surprising development Justin Gatlin went out in the semifinals of the 200m tonight and thea anticipattttted Usain Bolt-Justin Gatlin 200m final showdown will not take place.

Gatlin was in heat 3 and the top 2 would automatially advance to the final. Gatlin had the lead in his heat on the homestretch but three other runners were near him. Gatlin looked under control but then slightly let off the gas to save some energy for the final. When he did that Alonso Edward and Churandy Martina passed him and Gatlin was left in 3rd place in 20.13. The problem for Gatlin was the third and fourth place runners in heat #2 had run faster and Gatlin will not be in the final.

Afterwards Gatlin told NBC and the media in the mixed zone, he noticed his ankle bothering him.

*On the boards: Drug cheat Gatlin goes home DEVASTATED!!!!!!

Heat 1: Merritt Wins  Wind-.4m/s

POS BIB ATHLETE COUNTRY MARK REACTION TIME
1 3090 LaShawn MERRITT USAUSA 19.94 Q 0.166
2 2427 Christophe LEMAITRE FRAFRA 20.01 Q SB 0.125
3 2474 Daniel TALBOT GBRGBR 20.25 PB 0.153
4 2608 Nickel ASHMEADE JAMJAM 20.31 0.134
5 2986 Rondel SORRILLO TTOTTO 20.33 0.132
6 2262 Nery BRENES CRCCRC 20.33 0.165
7 2192 Aaron BROWN CANCAN 20.37 0.173
8 2759 José Carlos HERRERA MEXMEX 20.48 0.150

Heat 2: Usain Bolt Cruises     Wind -.3m/s

POS BIB ATHLETE COUNTRY MARK REACTION TIME
1 2612 Usain BOLT JAMJAM 19.78 Q SB 0.156
2 2196 Andre DE GRASSE CANCAN 19.80 Q NR 0.130
3 2454 Adam GEMILI GBRGBR 20.08q 0.142
4 3001 Ramil GULIYEV TURTUR 20.09q SB 0.157
5 2178 Salem Eid YAQOOB BRNBRN 20.43 0.192
6 3104 Ameer WEBB USAUSA 20.43 0.143
7 2796 Ejowvokoghene ODUDURU NGRNGR 20.59 0.147
8 2288 Roberto SKYERS CUBCUB 20.60 0.156

Heat 3: Gatlin Misses Out   Wind -.2m/s

POS BIB ATHLETE COUNTRY MARK REACTION TIME
1 2818 Alonso EDWARD PANPAN 20.07 Q 0.140
2 2785 Churandy MARTINA NEDNED 20.10 Q SB 0.147
3 3069 Justin GATLIN USAUSA 20.13 0.137
4 2361 Bruno HORTELANO ESPESP 20.16 0.142
5 2466 Nethaneel MITCHELL-BLAKE GBRGBR 20.25 0.196
6 2611 Yohan BLAKE JAMJAM 20.37 0.151
7 2537 Likoúrgos-Stéfanos TSÁKONAS GREGRE 20.63 0.159
8 2600 Matteo GALVAN ITAITA 20.88 0.149

 


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