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Yohan Blake, despite missing out on a medal in the men’s 100m, said he is “I’m fit and I’m ready” for the 200m contest.
Blake won his 200m opening round heat in 20.39 to advance at the London 2017 World Championships on Monday (7 Aug).
“I was a little tight coming in to the race after the 100m, so I just had to stay calm and keep nice and relaxed,” said the London 2012 sprint double silver medal winner.
“I got out well and could take it easy in the last 100m,” he added.
The 2nd round of the men’s 200m will be on Tuesday with the finals set for Thursday.
Meanwhile, Rasheed Dwyer with 20.49 is the other Jamaican to secure a place in the final.
Trinidad and Tobago’s Jereem Richards leads the qualifers with 20.05 while his teammate Kyle Greaux, 20.48, is also in the next round.
“Honestly, I didn’t get the best of starts as I really tried to get out fast. It worked out but I didn’t expect it to be that quick. Thanks to God for getting me through that trouble-free,” said Richards.
“I’m really confident and think I have a good chance of getting a medal, but I’m going out there to relax firstly. That said, I think it’s a real open race,” he added.
Warren Weir dropped out with 20.60.