2013 World Championships in Athletics – Men's 200 metres

The men's 200 metres at the 2013 World Championships in Athletics was held at the Luzhniki Stadium on 16 and 17 August.[1]

Men's 200 metres
at the 2013 World Championships
VenueLuzhniki Stadium
Dates16 August (heats & semifinals)
17 August (final)
Competitors55 from 41 nations
Winning time19.66
Medalists
gold medal 
silver medal 
bronze medal 
← 2011
2015 →

In the final, Adam Gemili seemed to get the best start, but flanked by the Jamaican uniforms, he was quickly swallowed up. Mid way into the turn, Usain Bolt had a clear lead. Coming off the turn, Bolt had several meters on the field. The winner determined, Bolt eased off and cruised across the finish in what would be a great time for any other human being, just a slow 200 for Bolt in 19.66.[2] Coming off the turn about even with Gemili and Nickel Ashmeade, Warren Weir out in lane 8 separated from those two and gained significantly on the slowing Bolt, setting a personal best of 19.79.[3] Taking a lesson from American teammate Wallace Spearmon who was vanquished in the semis, Curtis Mitchell spotted the field several meters then closed from dead last at the end of the turn to take the bronze. Gemili took a full dive at the finish to try to beat Ashmeade but still finished in fifth.[4]

RecordsEdit

Prior to the competition, the records were as follows:

World record   Usain Bolt (JAM) 19.19   Berlin, Germany 20 August 2009
Championship record
World Leading   Usain Bolt (JAM) 19.73   Saint-Denis, France 6 July 2013
African Record   Frankie Fredericks (NAM) 19.68   Atlanta, GA, United States 1 August 1996
Asian Record   Shingo Suetsugu (JPN) 20.03   Yokohama, Japan 7 June 2003
North, Central American and Caribbean record   Usain Bolt (JAM) 19.19   Berlin, Germany 20 August 2009
South American Record   Alonso Edward (PAN) 19.81   Berlin, Germany 20 August 2009
European Record   Pietro Mennea (ITA) 19.72A   Mexico City, Mexico 12 September 1979
Oceanian record   Peter Norman (AUS) 20.06A   Mexico City, Mexico 15 October 1968

Qualification standardsEdit

A time B time
20.52 20.60

ScheduleEdit

Date Time Round
16 August 2013 10:35 Heats
16 August 2013 19:40 Semifinals
17 August 2013 20:05 Final

All times are local times (UTC+4)

ResultsEdit

KEY: q Fastest non-qualifiers Q Qualified NR National record PB Personal best SB Seasonal best

HeatsEdit

Qualification: First 3 in each heat (Q) and the next 3 fastest (q) advanced to the semifinals.[5]

Wind: Heat 1: −0.4 m/s, Heat 2: −0.2 m/s, Heat 3: 0.0 m/s, Heat 4: −0.7 m/s, Heat 5: −0.6 m/s, Heat 6: +0.2 m/s, Heat 7: +0.2 m/s.

Rank Heat Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 2 7 Anaso Jobodwana   South Africa (RSA) 20.17 Q
1 6 7 Adam Gemili   Great Britain & N.I. (GBR) 20.17 Q, PB
3 3 6 Warren Weir   Jamaica (JAM) 20.34 Q
4 2 3 Churandy Martina   Netherlands (NED) 20.37 Q
4 1 2 Curtis Mitchell   United States (USA) 20.37 Q
6 1 7 Jaysuma Saidy Ndure   Norway (NOR) 20.44 Q
7 4 8 Alonso Edward   Panama (PAN) 20.45 Q
8 2 8 Mosito Lehata   Lesotho (LES) 20.46 Q
9 2 6 Álex Quiñónez   Ecuador (ECU) 20.47 q
9 3 4 Bruno Hortelano   Spain (ESP) 20.47 Q, NR
11 3 3 Jimmy Vicaut   France (FRA) 20.50 Q
12 1 5 Serhiy Smelyk   Ukraine (UKR) 20.52 Q, PB
13 4 5 Nickel Ashmeade   Jamaica (JAM) 20.54 Q
14 1 6 Lykourgos-Stefanos Tsakonas   Greece (GRE) 20.55 q
14 5 7 James Ellington   Great Britain & N.I. (GBR) 20.55 Q
16 4 7 Antoine Adams   Saint Kitts and Nevis (SKN) 20.56 Q
17 5 2 Jason Livermore   Jamaica (JAM) 20.59 Q
17 5 4 Wallace Spearmon   United States (USA) 20.59 Q
19 5 6 Karol Zalewski   Poland (POL) 20.60 q
19 3 7 Bruno de Barros   Brazil (BRA) 20.60
21 7 6 Usain Bolt   Jamaica (JAM) 20.66 Q
22 2 4 Tremaine Harris   Canada (CAN) 20.68
23 6 6 Isiah Young   United States (USA) 20.70 Q
24 6 3 Shōta Iizuka   Japan (JPN) 20.71 Q
25 7 4 Delano Williams   Great Britain & N.I. (GBR) 20.72 Q
26 4 4 Aldemir da Silva Junior   Brazil (BRA) 20.73
27 5 5 Xie Zhenye   China (CHN) 20.74
28 1 4 Isaac Makwala   Botswana (BOT) 20.84
29 7 7 Lalonde Gordon   Trinidad and Tobago (TRI) 20.85 Q
30 6 5 Winston George   Guyana (GUY) 20.88
30 6 4 Sergio Ruiz   Spain (ESP) 20.88
32 1 8 Kyle Greaux   Trinidad and Tobago (TRI) 20.89
33 3 2 Kei Takase   Japan (JPN) 20.96
34 4 3 Nil de Oliveira   Sweden (SWE) 20.97
34 7 3 Yuichi Kobayashi   Japan (JPN) 20.97
36 5 8 Rolando Palacios   Honduras (HON) 21.02 SB
37 7 2 Alex Wilson   Switzerland (SUI) 21.11
38 5 3 Luguelín Santos   Dominican Republic (DOM) 21.13
38 6 2 Enrico Demonte   Italy (ITA) 21.13
40 2 5 Ratu Banuve Tabakaucoro   Fiji (FIJ) 21.27
41 1 3 Hitjivirue Kaanjuka   Namibia (NAM) 21.33
42 7 5 Jan Žumer   Slovenia (SLO) 21.35
43 3 1 Lestrod Roland   Saint Kitts and Nevis (SKN) 21.37
44 7 1 Jamial Rolle   Bahamas (BAH) 21.40
45 2 1 Josh Ross   Australia (AUS) 21.45
46 4 1 Aleksandr Khyutte   Russia (RUS) 21.46
47 4 2 Yendountien Tiebekabe   Togo (TOG) 21.85
48 2 2 Liaquat Ali   Pakistan (PAK) 21.90
49 1 1 Neddy Marie   Seychelles (SEY) 21.98 SB
49 5 1 Courtney Carl Williams   Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (VIN) 21.98
51 3 5 Mitchel Davis   Dominica (DMA) 21.99 SB
52 7 8 Didier Kiki   Benin (BEN) 22.01 PB
53 6 8 Ayman Mohamed Ahmed Said   Egypt (EGY) 22.27
54 3 8 Bernardo Baloyes   Colombia (COL) 22.37
55 6 1 Jerai Torres   Gibraltar (GIB) 22.98
4 6 Hua Wilfried Koffi   Ivory Coast (CIV) DNS

SemifinalsEdit

Qualification: First 2 in each heat (Q) and the next 2 fastest (q) advanced to the final.[6]

Wind: Heat 1: 0.0 m/s, Heat 2: 0.0 m/s, Heat 3: −0.3 m/s.

Rank Heat Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 1 5 Curtis Mitchell   United States (USA) 19.97 Q, PB
2 3 6 Adam Gemili   Great Britain & N.I. (GBR) 19.98 Q, PB
3 3 4 Nickel Ashmeade   Jamaica (JAM) 20.00 Q, SB
4 2 4 Usain Bolt   Jamaica (JAM) 20.12 Q
5 2 3 Anaso Jobodwana   South Africa (RSA) 20.13 Q, PB
6 3 5 Churandy Martina   Netherlands (NED) 20.13 q
7 1 3 Warren Weir   Jamaica (JAM) 20.20 Q
8 1 4 Jaysuma Saidy Ndure   Norway (NOR) 20.33 q, SB
9 2 8 Isiah Young   United States (USA) 20.36
10 3 7 Serhiy Smelyk   Ukraine (UKR) 20.42 PB
11 2 6 James Ellington   Great Britain & N.I. (GBR) 20.44
12 2 5 Jason Livermore   Jamaica (JAM) 20.46
13 2 7 Antoine Adams   Saint Kitts and Nevis (SKN) 20.47
14 1 7 Jimmy Vicaut   France (FRA) 20.51
15 1 1 Álex Quiñónez   Ecuador (ECU) 20.55
16 1 6 Bruno Hortelano   Spain (ESP) 20.55
17 3 2 Lykourgos-Stefanos Tsakonas   Greece (GRE) 20.56
18 1 8 Delano Williams   Great Britain & N.I. (GBR) 20.61
19 2 1 Shōta Iizuka   Japan (JPN) 20.61
20 2 2 Karol Zalewski   Poland (POL) 20.66
21 3 1 Wallace Spearmon   United States (USA) 20.66
22 3 3 Alonso Edward   Panama (PAN) 20.67
23 3 8 Mosito Lehata   Lesotho (LES) 20.68
24 1 2 Lalonde Gordon   Trinidad and Tobago (TRI) 21.14

FinalEdit

The final was started at 20:10.[7]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
  4 Usain Bolt   Jamaica (JAM) 19.66 WL
  8 Warren Weir   Jamaica (JAM) 19.79 PB
  3 Curtis Mitchell   United States (USA) 20.04
4 6 Nickel Ashmeade   Jamaica (JAM) 20.05
5 5 Adam Gemili   Great Britain & N.I. (GBR) 20.08
6 7 Anaso Jobodwana   South Africa (RSA) 20.14
7 1 Churandy Martina   Netherlands (NED) 20.35
8 2 Jaysuma Saidy Ndure   Norway (NOR) 20.37
  • By winning this 200m final, Usain Bolt became the first man ever to retain the 200m world title three times in a row (winning the title in 2009, in 19.19, and 2011, in 19.40). Calvin Smith and Michael Johnson both won the title twice (in 1983 and 1987, and in 1991 and 1995, respectively) yet only Bolt has retained the title three times (2009, 2011 and 2013).

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Start list
  2. ^ "Bolt cruises to world 200m title in 19.66 seconds-Sports News , Firstpost". 17 August 2013.
  3. ^ "Usain Bolt wins 200m gold at World Athletics 2013". BBC Sport. 17 August 2013. Retrieved 19 August 2013.
  4. ^ "Usain Bolt wins 200m world title with ease as Adam Gemili comes fifth". The Guardian. 17 August 2013. Retrieved 19 August 2013.
  5. ^ Heats Results
  6. ^ Semifinals Results
  7. ^ "Final Results" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 6 October 2014. Retrieved 17 August 2013.

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