MOSCOW — Running on a taped and tender right foot, Usain Bolt coasted into the 200-meter final and set himself up for a second gold medal at the world championships.
With only two assured qualification spots from his heat, the 100-meter champion switched into a higher gear at the end of Friday's race when Anaso Jobodwana unexpectedly appeared on his left shoulder.
Bolt momentarily gritted his teeth but soon turned them into a grin as he held off the South African and took first place in his semifinal heat in 20.12 seconds. He never showed any unease about his right foot.
“At the last minute when I started slowing down, I heard South Africa on my...