EUGENE, Oregon (Reuters) - Justin Gatlin cruised through the 200 metres preliminaries on Saturday at the U.S. trials for the world championships.
He clocked a quick 19.92 seconds as he began his bid for a spot on the U.S. team, and a chance to face world record holder Usain Bolt of Jamaica in both the 200 and 100 in Beijing in August.
Gatlin has a bye for Beijing in the 100 and did not run the event in Eugene.
Isiah Young also dipped under 20 seconds on Saturday, clocking 19.99.
The semi-finals and finals in the 200 are scheduled for Sunday.
(Reporting by Gene Cherry, editing by Tony Jimenez)