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Bolt, Pearson through as Isinbayeva row lingers

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Usain Bolt and Sally Pearson both safely negotiated their way through qualification at the world championships on Friday as Yelena Isinbayeva backtracked over her apparent support of Russia's anti-gay law. 

Jamaica's Usain Bolt wins the 100 metres final at the 2013 IAAF World Championships at the Luzhniki stadium in Moscow on August 11, 2013. Bolt on Friday safely negotiated his way into the semi-finals of the 200m at the World Athletics Championships.

Two-time defending world champion Bolt cruised his 200m heat in his bid for a third successive title in the event.

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