Athletics at the 1948 Summer Olympics – Women's 200 metres

The women's 200 metres sprint event at the 1948 Olympic Games took place on August 5 and August 6. The final was won by Dutch athlete Fanny Blankers-Koen. It was the first time this event was included in the Summer Olympics.[1]

Women's 200 metres
at the Games of the XIV Olympiad
DatesAugust 5 (heats and semifinals)
August 6 (final)
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s) Fanny Blankers-Koen
 Netherlands
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Audrey Williamson
 Great Britain
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Audrey Patterson
 United States
1952 →
Video on YouTube Official Video
@ 47:25

RecordsEdit

Prior to the competition, the existing World record was as follows.

World Record   Stanisława Walasiewicz (POL) 23.6 Warsaw, Poland 4 August 1935

Since it was the first time this event took place, the following new Olympic record was set during this competition:

Date Event Athlete Time Notes
6 August Final   Fanny Blankers-Koen (NED) 24.4 OR

ScheduleEdit

All times are British Summer Time (UTC+1)

Date Time Round
Thursday, 5 August 1948 15:30
17:00
Round 1
Semifinals
Friday, 6 August 1948 16:30 Final

ResultsEdit

Round 1Edit

Round 1 took place on 5 August. The first two runners from each heat advanced to the semifinals.

Heat 1

Rank Name Nationality Time (hand) Notes
1 Fanny Blankers-Koen   Netherlands 25.7
2 Liliane Sprécher   France 26.0
3 Mae Faggs   United States 26.0
4 Melânia Luz   Brazil 26.6 EST
5 Phyllis Edness   Bermuda 26.6

Heat 2

Rank Name Nationality Time (hand) Notes
1 Cynthia Thompson   Jamaica 25.6
2 Sylvia Cheeseman   Great Britain 25.7
3 Diane Foster   Canada 26.1
4 Helena de Menezes   Brazil 27.7

Heat 3

Rank Name Nationality Time (hand) Notes
1 Joyce King   Australia 25.9
2 Phyllis Lightbourne-Jones   Bermuda 27.0
3 Lucila Pini   Brazil 27.6
4 Maria-Therese Renard   Belgium 28.5
5 Olga Sicnerova   Czechoslovakia 28.5

Heat 4

Rank Name Nationality Time (hand) Notes
1 Daphne Robb-Hasenjager   South Africa 24.4
2 Shirley Strickland   Australia 25.1
3 Nell Jackson   United States 25.8
4 Donna Gilmore   Canada 25.8
5 Alma Butia   Yugoslavia 25.8

Heat 5

Rank Name Nationality Time (hand) Notes
1 Audrey Patterson   United States 25.5
2 Margaret Walker   Great Britain 25.8
3 Kathleen Russell   Jamaica 26.3
4 Ann-Britt Leyman   Sweden 26.3
5 Tilly Decker   Luxembourg 26.3
6 Betty Kretschmer   Chile 26.3

Heat 6

Rank Name Nationality Time (hand) Notes
1 Betty McKinnon   Australia 25.9
2 Rosine Faugouin   France 25.9
3 Grietje de Jongh   Netherlands 26.2
4 Grete Pavlousek   Austria 26.2

Heat 7

Rank Name Nationality Time (hand) Notes
1 Audrey Williamson   Great Britain 25.4
2 Neeltje Karelse   Netherlands 26.0
3 Millie Cheater   Canada 26.4
4 Annegret Weller-Schneider   Chile 26.4

SemifinalsEdit

The semifinals took place on 5 August. The top three runners from each heat advanced to the final.

Heat 1

Rank Name Nationality Time (hand) Notes
1 Fanny Blankers-Koen   Netherlands 24.3
2 Audrey Patterson   United States 25.0
3 Margaret Walker   Great Britain 25.3
4 Cynthia Thompson   Jamaica 25.3
5 Rosine Faugouin   France 25.3
6 Joyce King   Australia 25.3
7 Phyllis Lightbourne-Jones   Bermuda 25.3

Heat 2

Rank Name Nationality Time (hand) Notes
1 Shirley Strickland   Australia 24.9
2 Audrey Williamson   Great Britain 24.9
3 Daphne Robb-Hasenjager   South Africa 25.1
4 Sylvia Cheeseman   Great Britain 25.1
5 Neeltje Karelse   Netherlands 25.1
6 Liliane Sprécher   France 25.1
7 Betty McKinnon   Australia 25.1

FinalEdit

Rank Name Nationality Time (hand) Notes
  Fanny Blankers-Koen   Netherlands 24.4 OR
  Audrey Williamson   Great Britain 25.1
  Audrey Patterson   United States 25.2
4 Shirley Strickland   Australia 25.3 Est
5 Margaret Walker   Great Britain 25.6 Est
6 Daphne Robb-Hasenjäger   South Africa 25.7 Est

Key: Est = Time is an estimate, OR = Olympic record

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Athletics at the 1948 London Summer Games: Women's 200 metres". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 9 July 2017.

External linksEdit