2009 World Championships in Athletics – Women's 200 metres

The women's 200 metres at the 2009 World Championships in Athletics was held at the Olympic Stadium on 19, 20 and 21 August.

Olympic silver medalist and defending World champion Allyson Felix (USA) established herself as the pre-race favorite, having run under 22 seconds earlier in the season. Double Olympic champion Veronica Campbell-Brown (JAM) suffered a toe injury and entered Berlin below her peak form.

In the final, Campbell-Brown and Allyson Felix both went out of the blocks quickly and entered the home straight even with one another. Felix, however, was able to hold her form as Campbell-Brown faltered, crossing the line in 22.02 seconds to win her third World 200m title. Campbell-Brown earned another silver medal in the 200m, and Debbie Ferguson-McKenzie (BAH) won the bronze medal.

MedalistsEdit

Gold Silver Bronze
Allyson Felix
  United States (USA)
Veronica Campbell-Brown
  Jamaica (JAM)
Debbie Ferguson-McKenzie
  Bahamas (BAH)

RecordsEdit

World Record   Florence Griffith-Joyner (USA) 21.34 Seoul, South Korea 29 September 1988
Championship Record   Silke Gladisch-Möller (GDR) 21.74 Rome, Italy 3 September 1987
World Leading   Allyson Felix (USA) 21.88 Stockholm, Sweden 31 July 2009
African Record   Mary Onyali-Omagbemi (NGR) 22.07 Zürich, Switzerland 14 August 1996
Asian Record   Li Xuemei (CHN) 22.01 Shanghai, China 22 October 1997
North American record   Florence Griffith-Joyner (USA) 21.34 Seoul, South Korea 29 September 1988
South American record   Lucimar de Moura (BRA) 22.60 Bogotá, Colombia 26 June 1999
European Record   Marita Koch (GDR) 21.71 Karl-Marx-Stadt, East Germany 10 June 1979
Oceanian Record   Melinda Gainsford-Taylor (AUS) 22.23 Stuttgart, Germany 13 July 1997

Qualification standardsEdit

A time B time
23.00 23.30

ScheduleEdit

Date Time Round
August 19, 2009 19:45 Heats
August 20, 2009 19:50 Semifinals
August 21, 2009 21:00 Final

ResultsEdit

HeatsEdit

Qualification: First 3 in each heat (Q) and the next 6 fastest (q) advance to the semifinals.

Rank Heat Name Nationality Time Notes
1 4 Marshevet Hooker   United States (USA) 22.51 Q, SB
2 5 Cydonie Mothersille   Cayman Islands (CAY) 22.69 Q
3 4 Debbie Ferguson-McKenzie   Bahamas (BAH) 22.71 Q
4 2 Muna Lee   United States (USA) 22.76 Q, SB
5 1 Simone Facey   Jamaica (JAM) 22.83 Q
5 4 Eleni Artymata   Cyprus (CYP) 22.83 Q, NR
7 3 Allyson Felix   United States (USA) 22.88 Q
8 5 Anneisha McLaughlin   Jamaica (JAM) 22.91 Q, PB
9 3 Monique Williams   New Zealand (NZL) 22.96 Q, NR
10 5 LaVerne Jones-Ferrette   U.S. Virgin Islands (ISV) 22.97 Q
11 2 Kelly-Ann Baptiste   Trinidad and Tobago (TRI) 23.00 Q
12 6 Veronica Campbell-Brown   Jamaica (JAM) 23.01 Q
13 4 Yelena Bolsun   Russia (RUS) 23.06 q
14 2 Yuliya Gushchina   Russia (RUS) 23.07 Q
15 1 ChaRonda Williams   United States (USA) 23.08 Q
16 6 Emily Freeman   Great Britain & N.I. (GBR) 23.10 Q
17 6 Olivia Borlée   Belgium (BEL) 23.25 Q
18 3 Tameka Williams   Saint Kitts and Nevis (SKN) 23.27 Q, SB
19 3 Olga Zaytseva   Russia (RUS) 23.28 q
20 1 Johanna Danois   France (FRA) 23.29 Q
21 5 Vida Anim   Ghana (GHA) 23.33 q
22 2 Virgil Hodge   Saint Kitts and Nevis (SKN) 23.34 q
22 3 Roqaya Al-Gassra   Bahrain (BHR) 23.34 q, SB
24 6 Sheniqua Ferguson   Bahamas (BAH) 23.35 q, SB
25 3 Adrienne Power   Canada (CAN) 23.38
26 1 Chisato Fukushima   Japan (JPN) 23.40
27 1 Darlenis Obregón   Colombia (COL) 23.42
27 1 Andreea Ograzeanu   Romania (ROM) 23.42
29 2 Carol Rodríguez   Puerto Rico (PUR) 23.54
30 4 Alena Kievich   Belarus (BLR) 23.59
31 4 Ivet Lalova   Bulgaria (BUL) 23.60 SB
32 3 Momoko Takahashi   Japan (JPN) 23.61
32 5 Isabel Le Roux   South Africa (RSA) 23.61
34 6 Guzel Khubbieva   Uzbekistan (UZB) 23.61 SB
35 4 Meritzer Williams   Saint Kitts and Nevis (SKN) 23.72
36 2 Sabina Veit   Slovenia (SLO) 23.77
37 6 Jade Bailey   Barbados (BAR) 23.84
38 5 Makelesi Batimala   Fiji (FIJ) 24.13 SB
39 5 Oludamola Osayomi   Nigeria (NGR) 24.24
40 2 Sunayna Wahi   Suriname (SUR) 24.74 PB
41 1 Nomvula Dlamini   Swaziland (SWZ) 25.70 PB
42 2 Saria Traboulsi   Lebanon (LIB) 26.90
43 3 Selloane Tsoaeli   Lesotho (LES) 28.34
1 Munira Saleh   Syria (SYR) DNF
6 Elizaveta Bryzhina   Ukraine (UKR) DNS

Key: PB = Personal best, Q = qualification by place in heat, q = qualification by overall place, SB = Seasonal best

SemifinalsEdit

Qualification: First 2 in each semifinal (Q) and the next 2 fastest (q) advance to the final.

Rank Heat Name Nationality Time Notes
1 1 Debbie Ferguson-McKenzie   Bahamas (BAH) 22.24 Q
2 1 Veronica Campbell-Brown   Jamaica (JAM) 22.29 Q, SB
3 3 Muna Lee   United States (USA) 22.30 Q, SB
4 2 Allyson Felix   United States (USA) 22.44 Q
5 2 Anneisha McLaughlin   Jamaica (JAM) 22.55 Q, PB
6 3 Simone Facey   Jamaica (JAM) 22.58 Q, SB
7 1 Emily Freeman   Great Britain & N.I. (GBR) 22.64 q, PB
8 1 Eleni Artymata   Cyprus (CYP) 22.64 q, NR
9 2 LaVerne Jones-Ferrette   U.S. Virgin Islands (ISV) 22.74
10 2 Cydonie Mothersille   Cayman Islands (CAY) 22.80
11 2 ChaRonda Williams   United States (USA) 22.81
12 3 Monique Williams   New Zealand (NZL) 22.90 NR
13 3 Kelly-Ann Baptiste   Trinidad and Tobago (TRI) 22.96
14 1 Johanna Danois   France (FRA) 23.03 PB
15 2 Olga Zaytseva   Russia (RUS) 23.19
16 3 Virgil Hodge   Saint Kitts and Nevis (SKN) 23.19 SB
17 3 Yuliya Gushchina   Russia (RUS) 23.24
18 1 Roqaya Al-Gassra   Bahrain (BHR) 23.26 SB
19 1 Yelena Bolsun   Russia (RUS) 23.27
20 3 Vida Anim   Ghana (GHA) 23.36
21 2 Sheniqua Ferguson   Bahamas (BAH) 23.40
22 3 Olivia Borlée   Belgium (BEL) 23.42
23 2 Tameka Williams   Saint Kitts and Nevis (SKN) 23.47
1 Marshevet Hooker   United States (USA) DNF

FinalEdit

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
  Allyson Felix   United States (USA) 22.02
  Veronica Campbell-Brown   Jamaica (JAM) 22.35
  Debbie Ferguson-McKenzie   Bahamas (BAH) 22.41
4 Muna Lee   United States (USA) 22.48
5 Anneisha McLaughlin   Jamaica (JAM) 22.62
6 Simone Facey   Jamaica (JAM) 22.80
7 Emily Freeman   Great Britain & N.I. (GBR) 22.98
8 Eleni Artymata   Cyprus (CYP) 23.05

ReferencesEdit

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