Olympic Athletics – Men's 200m Preview & Prediction

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GENERAL OVERVIEW

When is the Tokyo 2020 Olympics taking place? The Tokyo 2020 Olympics is taking take place between 23rd July, 2021 and 8th August 2021, although some preliminary events began on 21st July, 2021.

Where is the Tokyo 2020 Olympics taking place? While the vast majority of Olympic action will naturally take place in Tokyo or the surrounding areas, the likes of Yokohama, Saitama, Sendai, Kashima and Sapporo are also hosting events.

Where can I get tickets for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics? Many events at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics are be taking place without spectators, but not all. For full information, your best bet is to head here for the latest information.

What TV channel is the Tokyo 2020 Olympics on in the UK? Televised Olympic coverage is shared between BBC and Eurosport so it is worth checking their schedules for the full breakdown.

Where can I stream the Tokyo 2020 Olympics in the UK? Unlike in previous Olympic Games, the Beeb can only show two live events at any one time, which are viewable on BBC iPlayer and the BBC Sport website & app. Eurosport subscribers can stream the action on Eurosport Player, while the biggest offering is available for subscribers of discovery+, the new player in town. For those not inclined, the BBC have a highlights programme at 19:30 every evening.

EVENT OVERVIEW

What time is the Men’s 200m taking place? 13:55 on Wednesday 4th August (UK time)

Where is the Men’s 200m taking place? Olympic Stadium

Who is the reigning Olympic champion in the Men’s 200m? Usain Bolt of Jamaica

Who is the current world record holder of the Men’s 200m? Usain Bolt of Jamaica with a time of 19.19 seconds

WHO ARE THE LEADING MEDAL CONTENDERS?

A Canadian winner looks something that is probable rather than just possible.

Andre de Grasse set a new national Canadian record of 19.73 seconds in the semi-finals of this competition as he looks to add to his bronze medal from the 100 metres on Sunday afternoon. His compatriot, Aaron Brown, also broke the 20 second mark in the second semi-final.

Other competitors in the race will be Joseph Fahnbulleh of Liberia as well as Kenneth Bednarek of the United States. Those two were the only other two to qualify for the final while breaking the 20-second mark.

TSZ’S PREDICTION

Andre de Grasse looks set to be the fairly heavy favourite for this race with his impressive semi-final performance adding to that case. The Canadian sprinter has yet to win an Olympic gold after picking up a silver and two bronze in Rio before his aforementioned third-place finish in the 100m in Tokyo. That looks set to change this time.

TSZ Tip: ANDRE DE GRASSE (Canada) TO WIN

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