Athletics at the 1968 Summer Olympics – Women's 200 metres

The Women's 200 metres competition at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City, Mexico was held at the University Olympic Stadium on October 17–18.[1]

Women's 200 metres
at the Games of the XIX Olympiad
VenueEstadio Olímpico Universitario
DateOctober 17–18
Competitors36 from 21 nations
Winning time22.5 WR
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s) Irena Szewińska  Poland
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Raelene Boyle  Australia
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Jenny Lamy  Australia
← 1964
1972 →

Competition formatEdit

The Women's 200m competition consisted of heats (Round 1), Semifinals and a Final. The three fastest competitors from each race in the heats qualified for the Semifinals along with the fastest overall competitor not already qualified. The four fastest competitors from each of the Semifinal races qualified for the final.

RecordsEdit

Prior to the competition, the existing World and Olympic records were as follows.

World record   Irena Szewińska (POL) 22.7 Warsaw, Poland August 8, 1965
Olympic record   Edith McGuire (USA) 23.0 Tokyo, Japan October 19, 1964

ResultsEdit

Round 1Edit

Qual. rule: first 3 of each heat (Q) plus the fastest time (q) qualified.

Heat 1Edit

Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 Lyudmila Samotyosova   Soviet Union 23.1 Q
2 Margaret Bailes   United States 23.1 Q
3 Nicole Montandon   France 23.3 Q
4 Marijana Lubej   Yugoslavia 23.9
5 Eva Glesková   Czechoslovakia 24.0
6 Györgyi Balogh   Hungary 24.1
7 Tien Ah-mei   Republic of China 25.5

Heat 2Edit

Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 Raelene Boyle   Australia 23.0 Q
2 Vera Popkova   Soviet Union 23.3 Q
3 Truus Hennipman   Netherlands 23.4 Q
4 Lillian Board   Great Britain 23.4 q
5 Irene Piotrowski   Canada 23.7
6 Vilma Charlton   Jamaica 24.3
7 Josefa Vicent   Uruguay 24.8
8 Yeh Chu-Mei   Republic of China 25.5

Heat 3Edit

Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 Barbara Ferrell   United States 22.9 Q
2 Jenny Lamy   Australia 23.1 Q
3 Jutta Stöck   West Germany 23.3 Q
4 Wilma van Gool-van den Berg   Netherlands 23.5
5 Maureen Tranter   Great Britain 23.5
6 Lyudmila Golomazova   Soviet Union 23.7
7 Alice Anum   Ghana 23.9
8 Karin Wallgren   Sweden 24.2

Heat 4Edit

Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 Wyomia Tyus   United States 23.4 Q
2 Dianne Bowering-Burge   Australia 23.6 Q
3 Fulgencia Romay   Cuba 23.7 Q
4 Oyeronke Akindele   Nigeria 23.9
5 Alicia Kaufmanas   Argentina 24.4
6 Halina Górecka   West Germany 24.7

Heat 5Edit

Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 Irena Szewińska   Poland 23.2 Q
2 Miguelina Cobián   Cuba 23.4 Q
3 Una Morris   Jamaica 23.7 Q
4 Sylviane Telliez   France 23.8
5 Mieke Sterk   Netherlands 24.0
6 Rita Wilden   West Germany 24.0
7 Esperanza Girón   Mexico 25.3

Semi-FinalEdit

Heat 1Edit

Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 Raelene Boyle   Australia 22.9 Q
2 Wyomia Tyus   United States 23.1 Q
3 Irena Szewińska   Poland 23.2 Q
4 Jutta Stöck   West Germany 23.4 Q
5 Lyudmila Samotyosova   Soviet Union 23.4
6 Lillian Board   Great Britain 23.4
7 Dianne Bowering-Burge   Australia 23.6

Heat 2Edit

Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 Barbara Ferrell   United States 22.8 Q OR
2 Jenny Lamy   Australia 22.8 Q
3 Margaret Bailes   United States 22.9 Q
4 Nicole Montandon   France 23.0 Q
5 Vera Popkova   Soviet Union 23.2
6 Miguelina Cobián   Cuba 23.3
7 Una Morris   Jamaica 23.5
8 Truus Hennipman   Netherlands 23.5

FinalEdit

Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
  Irena Szewińska   Poland 22.5 WR
  Raelene Boyle   Australia 22.7 WJR
  Jenny Lamy   Australia 22.8
4 Barbara Ferrell   United States 22.9
5 Nicole Montandon   France 23.0
6 Wyomia Tyus   United States 23.0
7 Margaret Bailes   United States 23.1
8 Jutta Stöck   West Germany 23.2

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Athletics at the 1968 Mexico City Summer Games: Women's 200 metres". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 13 July 2017.

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