BEIJING -- Van Wyck native Shawn Crawford advanced to tonight's second round of qualifying in the Olympics men's 200 meters on Monday.
Crawford, the defending 200-meter Olympic champion, advanced along with fellow American Walter Dix, who won the 100 bronze Saturday. The second round will be held at 8:10 this morning. The semifinals are scheduled for tonight at 9:25.
Olympic events can be seen on NBC (cable channel 6 in Rock Hill) or its affiliate cable networks.
Olympic 100-meter champion Usain Bolt also advanced to the second round of qualifying. The Jamaican didn't win his first-round 200 heat Monday morning, taking it easy and finishing second to Rondell Sorillo of Trinidad and Tobago. The top three runners in each heat advance.
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Bolt, who broke his own world record in the 100 by winning the gold medal in 9.69 seconds Saturday, moved a step closer to becoming the first man to complete a sprint double at the Summer Games since Carl Lewis did it in 1984.
The finals for the event will be Tuesday at 10:20 a.m.