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When is Olympic 200m final and who will win men’s race to succeed Usain Bolt?

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After crowning a new fastest man in the world in the unlikely form of Marcell Jabobs, the Tokyo Olympics will crown another champion to succeed the legendary Usain Bolt following his retirement.

The Jamaican won a third successive Olympic 200m gold at Rio 2016 but in an event that traditionally produces surprises - as proven by medal contender Shericka Jackson, of Jamaica, failing to make it out of the first round in the women’s 200m after miscalculating her finish - the field is wide open.

The Team USA, as usual, have a formidable team, led by world champion Noah Lyles, who squeezed through as one of the two fastest runners outside the top two in the three semi-finals. Kenny Bednarek and teenage phenom Erriyon Knighton bring plenty of American depth.

Canada’s Andre de Grasse will look to pair his bronze from the 100m with another medal here, having won silver at Rio 2016.

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Andre De Grasse is a contender in the 200m after winning bronze in the 100m (AFP)
Andre De Grasse is a contender in the 200m after winning bronze in the 100m (AFP)

You can watch all the races live on television or streamed online with Discovery+ and Eurosport 1.

The final will be on Wednesday, 4 August at 1:55pm BST (9:55pm local time) to conclude the evening session.

Men’s 200m odds for gold medal

  • Andre De Graase (CAN) 9/4(to medal 2/7)

  • Erriyon Knighton (USA) 5/2 (to medal 1/3)

  • Noah Lyles (USA) 5/2 (to medal 1/3)

  • Kenneth Bednarek (USA) 7/2 (to medal 8/15)

  • Joseph Fahnbulleh (LBR) 40/1 (to medal 5/1)

  • Aaron Brown (CAN) 100/1 (to medal 8/1)

  • Jareem Richards (TTO) 150/1 (to medal 14/1)

  • Rasheed Dwyer (JAM) 150/1 (to medal 14/1)

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