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Defending champion Elaine Thompson-Herah of Jamaica kicked off her audacious bid for an unprecedented Olympic women's sprint "double-double" by advancing to the 200-meter semifinals Monday.

Thompson-Herah, who outgunned teammate Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce to seal back-to-back 100-meter golds on Saturday, finished third in her 200-meter heat that was won by Canadian Emmanuel Crystal in 22.74 seconds.

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