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Fraser-Pryce, Felix advance to 200 semifinals

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Allyson Felix advance in battle for 200 gold at world championships

Fraser-Pryce, Felix advance to 200 semifinals

MOSCOW (AP) -- Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce is in the running to match for Usain Bolt at the world championships, easily advancing to the 200-meter semifinals Thursday.

The 100 champion shot out of the blocks of her heat and cruised much of the way to qualify for the next round later in the day.

Bolt also won the 100 and has his 200 heats on Friday. The 4x100 relays for both are on Sunday's closing day.

While Bolt is favored to leave Moscow with another three golds, Fraser-Pryce faces her toughest challenge in the 200.

Olympic and three-time world champion Allyson Felix breezed just as easily through her heat and clocked the best time of the day at 22.59 seconds.

Updated : 2021-05-18 01:31 GMT+08:00