After firmly etching his name in the history books, Usain Bolt is all set to rule the roost again when he returns for the men's 200 metres. The Jamaican was par excellence, and then some, on Sunday, beating out Justin Gatlin and co. with considerable ease to retain his 100m title.
That win made him the only man in history to win three gold medals in the 100m, and another three-peat is what Bolt is after when he lines up for the heats in the 200m on Tuesday.
Bolt is scheduled to run in Heat 9 of ten qualifying rounds of the men's 200 metres, with the usual suspects again set to challenge him.
Gatlin might not have been able to get the better of Bolt in the 100m, but the American will get another go in the 200, even if the Jamaican will start as the clear favourite, considering it is the great man's favourite event. Gatlin runs in Heat number 5.
Another athlete keen to make a better impression will be Yohan Blake, who just finished outside the medals in the 100, in fourth. The Jamaican is still not at his "Beast" best, but if he can find the right kick in the final 100m, he could challenge the top two.
The bronze medal winner of the 100m – Canada's Andre De Grasse – will also feature, in Heat No.10. Another athlete to watch out for is USA's Lashawn Merritt, who is coming off a bronze medal winning performance on Sunday.
On the day that Bolt won the 100m gold, three men dipped under the 44s mark in the men's 400m, with Merritt's stellar run only enough to give him a bronze, as Wayde Van Niekerk broke Michael Johnson's world record to take gold ahead of Kirani James. Merritt runs in the heat before Bolt's and he will want to move into the semifinals without a hitch.
While the men's 200m will be the cynosure of the morning session, there are two medal events in the field, with the men's triple jump and the women's discus throw.
The evening session begins with the men's high jump final, before the two marquee track events round out the day. Ethiopia's Genzebe Dibaba will hope to put her injury worries behind her in the 1500m, but she is likely to face stiff competition from Faith Chepngetich Kipyegon of Kenya, with the likes of Sifan Hassan, Laura Muir, Dawit Seyaum and Shannon Rowbury also looking to make an impression.
There will be plenty of excitement in the men's 110m hurdles as well, with the semifinals taking place earlier in the evening session, before the final ends the night's action on Tuesday.
Where to Watch Live
The men's 200m heats stars from 11.50 a.m. local time (8.20 p.m. IST). Bolt's Heat No.9 is scheduled for a 12.46 p.m. local time (9.16 p.m. IST) start. The two major tack finals are scheduled for 10.30 p.m. loal time (7 a.m. IST) and 10.45 p.m. local time (7.15 a.m. IST).
India: TV: Star Sports 2, Star Sports HD2 and DD National. Live Streaming: Hotstar.
Jamaica: TV: Television Jamaica CVM.
Brazil: TV: SporTV, Globo, Fox Sports and ESPN.
UK and Ireland: TV: BBC. Live Streaming: BBCiPlayer.
Germany: TV: ARD and ZDF.
Australia: TV: Channel 7, 7Two and 7Mate. Live Streaming: Channel 7 online.
Middle East: TV: Bein Sports Arabia. Live Streaming: Bein Sports Connect.