Elaine Thompson and Simone Facey both go through to the Semis coming 2nd in their Heats.
Elaine ran an easy 2nd to Marie-Josee Ta Lou in 22.63s. Ta Lou ran the fastest time of 22.31 to go to the Semis.
Simone Facey ran 2nd to Ahye (22.50) in her Heat in 22.78.
Dafne Schippers won her Heat easily in 22.51.
Blessing Okagbare also won her Heat easily.
Torie Bowie of the US came from behind and in an outside lane to win her Heat in 22.47 with Ahouré in 2nd with 22.52.
Great Britain’s Deajah Stevens won her Heat with the 2nd fastest time of 22.45s going into the Semis.
Winners of other Heats were USA’s Jenna Prandini (22.62), Bulgaria’s Ivet Lalova-Collio (22.61) and Bahrain’s Edidiong Odiong (22.74).
Odiong won the Heat with Veronica Campbell Brown (VCB) and Trinidad’s Semoy Hacket came 2nd. VCB failed to qualify coming 3rd with 22.97. She crossed over into another athlete’s lane again. Although she would not have been disqualified because it was on the strerch and she did not impede the other athlete it seemed to have thrown her off this time. She also crossed over into the lane on the outside of her costing her time.
N.B. Shaunae Miller of the Bahamas has chosen not to run the 200m and will just focus on the 400m.