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Athletics at the 2004 Summer Olympics – Men's 200 metres

The men's 200 metres at the 2004 Summer Olympics as part of the athletics program were held at the Athens Olympic Stadium from August 24 to 26.[1]

Men's 200 metres
at the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad
VenueAthens Olympic Stadium
Dates24–26 August
Competitors55 from 46 nations
Winning time19.79
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Shawn Crawford  United States
2nd, silver medalist(s) Bernard Williams  United States
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Justin Gatlin  United States
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The top four runners in each of the initial seven heats automatically qualified for the second round. The next four fastest runners from across the heats also qualified. Those 32 runners competed in four heats in the second round, with the top three runners from each heat and the four next fastest runners qualifying for the semifinals. There were two semifinal heats, and only the top four from each heat advanced to the final.

Barely turned eighteen, Usain Bolt came to the Olympics injured and was not able to compete at the level he had achieved earlier in the season. He was eliminated in the heats in his only Olympic defeat. He would eventually go on to win triple gold at the Beijing, London and Rio Olympics.

The final pool looked similar to the 100 metres final pool, with the favorites, Justin Gatlin, Francis Obikwelu and Shawn Crawford in the center of the track. Bernard Williams also was in the final, along with perennial silver medalist Frankie Fredericks. From the gun, Williams near the inside got a clearly better start, quickly making up a step on the stagger to Crawford to his outside. But through the turn, Crawford maintained the distance while running the further distance. Crawford and Gatlin ran about even last portion of the turn looked more powerful than Williams and Gatlin on either side. By the end of the turn, it was the three Americans in the lead, led by Crawford, Obikwelu the closest challenger a step behind. Crawford separated from Gatlin at the head of the straight and the race was for second. Gatlin held the edge down the straight until the last ten metres when Gatlin seemed to struggle and Williams cruised to silver. Next to last at the beginning of the straight, veteran Fredericks gained steadily and was able to dip past Obikwelu for fourth,[2][3] but not enough to break up the American sweep.

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RecordsEdit

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

World record   Michael Johnson (USA) 19.32 s Atlanta, United States 1 August 1996
Olympic record   Michael Johnson (USA) 19.32 s Atlanta, United States 1 August 1996

No new records were set during the competition.

QualificationEdit

The qualification period for athletics took place from 1 January 2003 to 9 August 2004. For the men's 200 metres, each National Olympic Committee was permitted to enter up to three athletes that had run the race in 20.59 seconds or faster during the qualification period. If an NOC had no athletes that qualified under that standard, one athlete that had run the race in 20.75 seconds or faster could be entered.

ScheduleEdit

All times are Eastern European Summer Time (UTC+3)

Date Time Round
Tuesday, 24 August 2004 10:35
20:00
Round 1
Quarterfinals
Wednesday, 25 August 2004 22:50 Semifinals
Thursday, 26 August 2004 22:50 Final

ResultsEdit

Round 1Edit

Qualification rule: The first four finishers in each heat (Q) plus the next four fastest overall runners (q) qualified.[4]

Heat 1Edit

Wind: +1.5 m/s

Rank Lane Name Nationality Reaction Result Notes
1 6 Stéphane Buckland   Mauritius 0.185 20.29 Q
2 2 Francis Obikwelu   Portugal 0.243 20.40 Q
2 2 Juan Pedro Toledo   Mexico 0.214 20.40 Q, NR
4 4 Yang Yaozu   China 0.217 20.59 Q, SB
5 7 Johan Wissman   Sweden 0.245 20.60 q
6 1 Paul Brizzel   Ireland 0.179 21.00
7 3 Nabie Foday Fofanah   Guinea 0.227 21.45
8 Hamed Al-Bishi   Saudi Arabia DNS

Heat 2Edit

Wind: +1.4 m/s

Rank Lane Name Nationality Reaction Result Notes
1 5 Shawn Crawford   United States 0.272 20.55 Q
2 8 Christopher Williams   Jamaica 0.140 20.57 Q
3 3 Marcin Urbaś   Poland 0.174 20.71 Q, SB
4 2 Darren Campbell   Great Britain 0.155 20.72 Q
5 1 Jaysuma Saidy Ndure   The Gambia 0.158 20.78 q
6 4 Leigh Julius   South Africa 0.164 20.80
7 6 Geronimo Goeloe   Netherlands Antilles 0.167 21.09
8 7 Basílio de Moraes Júnior   Brazil 0.236 21.14

Heat 3Edit

Wind: +2.0 m/s

Rank Lane Name Nationality Reaction Result Notes
1 5 Frankie Fredericks   Namibia 0.235 20.54 Q
2 3 Malik Louahla   Algeria 0.187 20.67 Q
3 4 David Canal   Spain 0.181 20.72 Q
4 1 Brian Dzingai   Zimbabwe 0.184 20.72 Q
5 7 Heber Viera   Uruguay 0.256 20.94 SB
6 2 Oleg Sergeyev   Russia 0.269 20.95
7 8 Menzi Dlamini   Swaziland 0.270 21.82
6 Chris Lambert   Great Britain 0.244 DNF

Heat 4Edit

Wind: 0.0 m/s

Rank Lane Name Nationality Reaction Result Notes
1 7 Marcin Jędrusiński   Poland 0.256 20.63 Q, SB
2 2 Tobias Unger   Germany 0.160 20.65 Q
3 6 Joseph Batangdon   Cameroon 0.239 20.92 Q
4 8 Géza Pauer   Hungary 0.257 21.02 Q
5 5 Usain Bolt   Jamaica 0.254 21.05
6 1 Christian Nsiah   Ghana 0.146 21.06
7 3 Hamoud Abdallah Al-Dalhami   Oman 0.152 21.82
8 4 Ryo Matsuda   Japan 0.223 24.59

Heat 5Edit

Wind: +2.2 m/s

Rank Lane Name Nationality Reaction Result Notes
1 7 Dominic Demeritte   Bahamas 0.246 20.62 Q
2 8 Christian Malcolm   Great Britain 0.284 20.62 Q
3 5 Panagiotis Sarris   Greece 0.254 20.67 Q
4 3 Asafa Powell   Jamaica 0.207 20.77 Q
5 2 Jiří Vojtík   Czech Republic 0.179 20.79
6 4 Dion Crabbe   British Virgin Islands 0.231 20.85
7 6 Nazmizan Mohamad   Malaysia 0.238 21.24
8 1 Adam Miller   Australia 0.198 21.31

Heat 6Edit

Wind: +1.8 m/s

Rank Lane Name Nationality Reaction Result Notes
1 2 Bernard Williams   United States 0.207 20.29 Q
2 8 Anastasios Gousis   Greece 0.236 20.44 Q, PB
3 3 Andrew Howe   Italy 0.198 20.55 Q
4 4 Matic Osovnikar   Slovenia 0.203 20.57 Q
5 6 Till Helmke   Germany 0.241 20.72 q
6 5 Oumar Loum   Senegal 0.240 20.97
7 7 Anninos Marcoullides   Cyprus 0.247 23.94

Heat 7Edit

Wind: 0.0 m/s

Rank Lane Name Nationality Reaction Result Notes
1 2 Sebastian Ernst   Germany 0.220 20.47 Q, =PB
2 8 Justin Gatlin   United States 0.282 20.51 Q
3 6 Marco Torrieri   Italy 0.222 20.68 Q
4 5 Cláudio Roberto Souza   Brazil 0.165 20.70 Q, =SB
5 7 Brendan Christian   Antigua and Barbuda 0.251 20.71 q
6 4 Shinji Takahira   Japan 0.212 21.05
7 3 Dadaş İbrahimov   Azerbaijan 0.141 21.60
8 1 Russel Roman   Palau 0.264 24.89

QuarterfinalsEdit

Qualification rule: The first three finishers in each heat (Q) plus the next four fastest overall runners (q) advance to the semifinals.[5]

Heat 1Edit

Wind: +1.1 m/s

Rank Lane Name Nationality Reaction Result Notes
1 4 Shawn Crawford   United States 0.207 19.95 Q
2 5 Frankie Fredericks   Namibia 0.228 20.20 Q, SB
3 3 Tobias Unger   Germany 0.162 20.30 Q, PB
4 6 Christopher Williams   Jamaica 0.186 20.34 q, SB
5 1 Johan Wissman   Sweden 0.186 20.74
6 7 Géza Pauer   Hungary 0.241 20.90
7 2 David Canal   Spain 0.179 21.18
8 Joseph Batangdon   Cameroon DNS

Heat 2Edit

Wind: +0.2 m/s

Rank Lane Name Nationality Reaction Result Notes
1 4 Bernard Williams   United States 0.217 20.40 Q
2 3 Anastasios Gousis   Greece 0.195 20.46 Q
3 6 Marcin Jędrusiński   Poland 0.194 20.55 Q, SB
4 7 Till Helmke   Germany 0.144 20.76
5 8 Brian Dzingai   Zimbabwe 0.206 20.87
6 2 Marco Torrieri   Italy 0.177 20.89
7 5 Malik Louahla   Algeria 0.175 20.93
8 1 Yang Yaozu   China 0.162 21.03

Heat 3Edit

Wind: +0.5 m/s

Rank Lane Name Nationality Reaction Result Notes
1 4 Justin Gatlin   United States 0.220 20.03 Q
2 8 Asafa Powell   Jamaica 0.206 20.23 Q
3 5 Sebastian Ernst   Germany 0.244 20.36 Q, PB
4 7 Matic Osovnikar   Slovenia 0.235 20.47 q, NR
5 6 Christian Malcolm   Great Britain 0.259 20.56 q
6 3 Dominic Demeritte   Bahamas 0.141 20.61
7 2 Brendan Christian   Antigua and Barbuda 0.182 20.63
1 Marcin Urbaś   Poland 0.162 DNF

Heat 4Edit

Wind: +0.1 m/s

Rank Lane Name Nationality Reaction Result Notes
1 3 Francis Obikwelu   Portugal 0.191 20.33 Q
2 5 Stéphane Buckland   Mauritius 0.239 20.36 Q
3 6 Juan Pedro Toledo   Mexico 0.276 20.43 Q
4 2 Darren Campbell   Great Britain 0.179 20.59 q, =SB
5 8 Cláudio Roberto Souza   Brazil 0.159 20.64 SB
6 7 Jaysuma Saidy Ndure   The Gambia 0.248 20.73
7 1 Panagiotis Sarris   Greece 0.184 20.92
8 4 Andrew Howe   Italy 0.211 21.17

SemifinalsEdit

Qualification rule: The first four runners in each semifinal heat (Q) moves on to the final.[6]

Semifinal 1Edit

Wind: –0.1 m/s

Rank Lane Name Nationality Reaction Result Notes
1 6 Shawn Crawford   United States 0.231 20.05 Q
2 4 Bernard Williams   United States 0.200 20.18 Q
3 3 Frankie Fredericks   Namibia 0.152 20.43 Q
4 2 Tobias Unger   Germany 0.173 20.54 Q
5 5 Anastasios Gousis   Greece 0.205 20.68
6 7 Christopher Williams   Jamaica 0.164 20.80
7 8 Marcin Jędrusiński   Poland 0.245 20.81
8 1 Darren Campbell   Great Britain 0.150 20.89

Semifinal 2Edit

Wind: +0.2 m/s

Rank Lane Name Nationality Reaction Result Notes
1 4 Justin Gatlin   United States 0.195 20.35 Q
2 6 Francis Obikwelu   Portugal 0.244 20.36 Q
3 3 Stéphane Buckland   Mauritius 0.183 20.37 Q
4 5 Asafa Powell   Jamaica 0.236 20.56 Q
5 8 Sebastian Ernst   Germany 0.299 20.63
6 2 Juan Pedro Toledo   Mexico 0.215 20.64
7 7 Christian Malcolm   Great Britain 0.239 20.77
8 1 Matic Osovnikar   Slovenia 0.197 20.89

FinalEdit

Wind: +1.2 m/s[7]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Reaction Result Notes
  4 Shawn Crawford   United States 0.226 19.79 PB
  5 Bernard Williams   United States 0.173 20.01 PB
  3 Justin Gatlin   United States 0.195 20.03
4 8 Frankie Fredericks   Namibia 0.248 20.14 SB
5 6 Francis Obikwelu   Portugal 0.183 20.14
6 7 Stéphane Buckland   Mauritius 0.294 20.24
7 1 Tobias Unger   Germany 0.153 20.64
2 Asafa Powell   Jamaica DNS

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Athletics at the 2004 Athens Games: Men's 200 metres". Sports Reference. Retrieved 21 July 2017.
  2. ^ "Crawford sprints to gold". BBC Sport. 26 August 2004. Retrieved 10 October 2015.
  3. ^ "Crawford wins 200m as crowd jeer". ABC News Australia. 27 August 2004. Retrieved 10 October 2015.
  4. ^ "IAAF Athens 2004: Men's 200m Heats". Athens 2004. IAAF. Retrieved 10 October 2015.
  5. ^ "IAAF Athens 2004: Men's 200m Heats". Athens 2004. IAAF. Retrieved 10 October 2015.
  6. ^ "IAAF Athens 2004: Men's 100m Semifinals". Athens 2004. IAAF. Retrieved 10 October 2015.
  7. ^ "IAAF Athens 2004: Men's 200m Final". Athens 2004. IAAF. Retrieved 10 October 2015.

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