Athletics at the 1996 Summer Olympics – Women's 200 metres

These are the official results of the women's 200 metres event at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia. There were a total number of 47 participating athletes (and three-finishers), with two rounds (six heats in round 1, four heats in round 2), two semifinals and a final.[1]

Women's 200 metres
at the Games of the XXVI Olympiad
VenueOlympic Stadium
DatesJuly 31 (heats and quarterfinals)
August 1 (semifinals and final)
Competitors48 from 36 nations
Winning time22.12
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Marie-José Pérec
 France
2nd, silver medalist(s) Merlene Ottey
 Jamaica
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Mary Onyali
 Nigeria
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RecordsEdit

These were the standing world and Olympic records (in seconds) prior to the 1996 Summer Olympics.

World Record 21.34   Florence Griffith Joyner Indianapolis, Indiana (USA) 16 July 1988
Olympic Record 21.34   Florence Griffith Joyner Seoul (KOR) 29 September 1988

ResultsEdit

HeatsEdit

Top four in each heat and next eight fastest advanced to the quarterfinals.

Heat one

Rank Name Nationality Time Lane
1 Carlette Guidry   United States 22.37 5
2 Mary Onyali   Nigeria 22.42 8
3 Melanie Paschke   Germany 22.93 3
4 Patricia Rodríguez   Colombia 23.13 2
5 Yan Jiankui   China 23.21 1
6 Myra Mayberry   Puerto Rico 23.23 7
7 Zlatka Georgieva   Bulgaria 24.05 4
8 Laure Kuetey   Benin 25.57 6

Heat two

Rank Name Nationality Time Lane
1 Dannette Young   United States 22.65 2
2 Melinda Gainsford-Taylor   Australia 22.70 7
3 Lucrécia Jardim   Portugal 22.95 5
4 Viktoriya Fomenko   Ukraine 23.18 1
5 Sandy Myers   Spain 23.18 6
6 Calister Ubah   Nigeria 23.34 3
7 Dora Kyriakou   Cyprus 23.85 4
8 Sylla M'Mah Touré   Guinea 26.64 8

Heat three

Rank Name Nationality Time Lane
1 Juliet Cuthbert   Jamaica 23.03 6
2 Irina Privalova   Russia 23.16 2
3 Cathy Freeman   Australia 23.25 1
4 Sanna Hernesniemi   Finland 23.35 7
5 Mireille Donders   Switzerland 23.52 8
6 Maia Azarashvili   Georgia 23.63 5
7 Felipa Palacios   Colombia 24.12 4
8 Lineo Shoai   Lesotho 26.25 3

Heat four

Rank Name Nationality Time Lane
1 Merlene Ottey   Jamaica 22.92 7
2 Katharine Merry   Great Britain 23.14 1
3 Monika Gachevska   Bulgaria 23.30 6
4 Heather Samuel   Antigua and Barbuda 23.34 5
5 Ameerah Bello   Virgin Islands 23.45 4
6 Du Xiujie   China 23.69 3
7 Guilhermina da Cruz   Angola 24.92 8
8 Marina Trandenkova   Russia DNS 2

Heat five

Rank Name Nationality Time Lane
1 Galina Malchugina   Russia 22.63 1
2 Chandra Sturrup   Bahamas 22.63 7
3 Beverly McDonald   Jamaica 23.04 6
4 Zhanna Pintusevych   Ukraine 23.15 5
5 Simmone Jacobs   Great Britain 23.36 2
6 Tara Perry   Canada 23.46 3
7 Marina Živković   Yugoslavia 23.51 4
8 Kaltouma Nadjina   Chad 24.47 8

Heat six

Rank Name Nationality Time Lane
1 Marie-José Pérec   France 22.62 5
2 Inger Miller   United States 22.74 3
3 Alenka Bikar   Slovenia 22.88 7
4 Katerina Koffa   Greece 23.09 4
5 Natallia Safronnikava   Belarus 23.14 8
6 Sevatheda Fynes   Bahamas 23.39 2
7 Georgette N’Koma   Cameroon 23.68 1
8 Lyudmila Dmitriady   Uzbekistan 24.88 6

QuarterfinalsEdit

Top four in each heat advanced to the semifinals.

Heat one

Rank Name Nationality Time Lane
1 Carlette Guidry   United States 22.51 3
2 Chandra Sturrup   Bahamas 22.81 6
3 Melinda Gainsford-Taylor   Australia 22.91 4
4 Natallia Safronnikava   Belarus 23.15 2
5 Sanna Hernesniemi   Finland 23.38 1
6 Monika Gachevska   Bulgaria 23.44 8
7 Ameerah Bello   Virgin Islands 23.66 7
8 Beverly McDonald   Jamaica DNS 5

Heat two

Rank Name Nationality Time Lane
1 Merlene Ottey   Jamaica 22.61 4
2 Galina Malchugina   Russia 22.69 3
3 Melanie Paschke   Germany 22.84 5
4 Katerina Koffa   Greece 23.04 7
5 Katharine Merry   Great Britain 23.17 6
6 Sevatheda Fynes   Bahamas 23.26 8
7 Yan Jiankui   China 23.30 1
8 Viktoriya Fomenko   Ukraine 23.44 2

Heat three

Rank Name Nationality Time Lane
1 Marie-José Pérec   France 22.24 3
2 Mary Onyali   Nigeria 22.37 5
3 Inger Miller   United States 22.57 6
4 Cathy Freeman   Australia 22.74 1
5 Lucrécia Jardim   Portugal 22.88 4
6 Simmone Jacobs   Great Britain 22.96 7
7 Sandy Myers   Spain 23.20 2
8 Heather Samuel   Antigua and Barbuda 23.54 8

Heat four

Rank Name Nationality Time Lane
1 Dannette Young   United States 22.53 6
2 Juliet Cuthbert   Jamaica 22.62 4
3 Irina Privalova   Russia 22.82 3
4 Alenka Bikar   Slovenia 22.89 5
5 Myra Mayberry   Puerto Rico 23.48 8
6 Patricia Rodríguez   Colombia 23.50 1
7 Calister Ubah   Nigeria 23.62 7
8 Zhanna Pintusevych   Ukraine 23.68 2

SemifinalsEdit

Top four from each heat advanced to the finals.

Heat one

Rank Name Nationality Time Lane
1 Marie-José Pérec   France 22.07 4
2 Mary Onyali   Nigeria 22.16 3
3 Juliet Cuthbert   Jamaica 22.24 5
4 Inger Miller   United States 22.33 7
5 Dannette Young   United States 22.49 6
6 Cathy Freeman   Australia 22.78 2
7 Natallia Safronnikava   Belarus 22.98 1
8 Irina Privalova   Russia DNS 8

Heat two

Rank Name Nationality Time Lane
1 Merlene Ottey   Jamaica 22.08 4
2 Galina Malchugina   Russia 22.35 6
3 Chandra Sturrup   Bahamas 22.54 5
4 Carlette Guidry   United States 22.56 3
5 Melinda Gainsford-Taylor   Australia 22.76 2
6 Melanie Paschke   Germany 22.81 7
7 Alenka Bikar   Slovenia 22.82 8
8 Katerina Koffa   Greece 23.20 1

FinalEdit

Rank Name Nationality Time Lane
  Marie-José Pérec   France 22.12 3
  Merlene Ottey   Jamaica 22.24 5
  Mary Onyali   Nigeria 22.38 4
4 Inger Miller   United States 22.41 7
5 Galina Malchugina   Russia 22.45 6
6 Chandra Sturrup   Bahamas 22.54 8
7 Juliet Cuthbert   Jamaica 22.60 1
8 Carlette Guidry   United States 22.61 2

Wind in the finals = +0.3 m/s
Notes: DNS = did not start

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Athletics at the 1996 Atlanta Games: Women's 200 metres". Sports Reference. Retrieved 19 July 2017.