NEWPORT'S Christian Malcolm went through to the Men's Olympic 200m semi-finals today.

The Gwent runner competed in Heat today at the Olympic Stadium, London to book a place in the semi-finals on Wednesday with the final on Thursday.

Usain Bolt began his bid to complete the sprint double at the London Olympics by cruising into the semis in a time of 20.39 seconds.

Also through are bolt's fellow Jamaicans Yohan Blake and Warren Weir, with America's Wallace Spearmon and France's Christophe Lemaitre.

Team GB's James Ellington failed to qualify after finishing sixth in his heat.