Rio Olympics 2016: Twitterati salute Usain Bolt as he eases into 200m finals

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Rio de Janeiro, Aug 18: Fastest man on earth Usain Bolt eased into the finals winning his semi-final race comfortably clocking 19.79 seconds.

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Bolt is in his quest og winning his eight overall and third consecutive Olympic gold medal in the men's 200m category.

Usain Bolt celebrates after 200m semi-final (Image courtesy: Olympics Twitter handle)

On Sunday he had won his seventh gold medal in the men's 100m category beating close rival USA's Justin Gatlin.

Surprisingly in the semi-final, two of the heavyweights of the competition Justin Gatlin and Bolt's compatriot Yohan Blake failed qualify for the final as Panama's Alonso Edwards won the race.

As Bolt moves a step ahead to his eights gold medal, fans around the world lauded Bolt for yet another comfortable win.

Here are some of the tweets:

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