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

The women'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]

Women's 200 metres
at the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad
VenueAthens Olympic Stadium
Date23–25 August
Competitors44 from 32 nations
Winning time22.05
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Veronica Campbell  Jamaica
2nd, silver medalist(s) Allyson Felix  United States
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Debbie Ferguson  Bahamas
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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 from each heat and the four next fastest overall advancing to the semifinals. In two semifinal heats, only the top four runners from each heat moved on to the final.

Leading up to the Olympic final, Jamaica's Veronica Campbell was considered a pre-race favorite of this event, as she had previously managed to beat her own world leading time in the semifinals. She was also expected to challenge the youngster Allyson Felix, who had quickly become the top medal contender for the Americans. From the blocks, Campbell took a commanding lead with a strong curve and kept her form in the last few strides of the track to hold off a charge from Felix for the Olympic title at 22.05 seconds. Felix closed the race quickly to get the silver medal and set the world junior record.[2] On the outside, Bahamian sprinter Debbie Ferguson was immediately chased by Campbell's teammate Aleen Bailey, but the places were clearly decided.[3]

RecordsEdit

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

World record   Florence Griffith-Joyner (USA) 21.34 s Seoul, South Korea 29 September 1988
Olympic record   Florence Griffith-Joyner (USA) 21.34 s Seoul, South Korea 29 September 1988

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 women's 200 metres, each National Olympic Committee was permitted to enter up to three athletes that had run the race in 22.97 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 23.12 seconds or faster could be entered.

ScheduleEdit

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

Date Time Round
Monday, 23 August 2004 11:00
20:25
Round 1
Quarterfinals
Tuesday, 24 August 2004 22:05 Semifinals
Wednesday, 25 August 2004 23:20 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: +0.4 m/s

Rank Lane Name Nationality Reaction Result Notes
1 7 Veronica Campbell   Jamaica 0.252 22.59 Q
2 6 Alenka Bikar   Slovenia 0.217 23.09 Q
3 3 La Shauntea Moore   United States 0.253 23.10 Q
4 4 Lucimar de Moura   Brazil 0.211 23.40 Q
5 2 Heide Seyerling   South Africa 0.187 23.66
6 5 Monika Gachevska   Bulgaria 0.175 23.71

Heat 2Edit

Wind: +1.7 m/s

Rank Lane Name Nationality Reaction Result Notes
1 3 Ivet Lalova   Bulgaria 0.168 22.88 Q
2 5 Sylviane Félix   France 0.295 22.94 Q
3 6 Yekaterina Kondratyeva   Russia 0.225 23.03 Q
4 2 Natallia Safronnikava   Belarus 0.167 23.28 Q
5 4 Lyubov Perepelova   Uzbekistan 0.306 24.10
6 7 Gretta Taslakian   Lebanon 0.260 24.30 NR

Heat 3Edit

Wind: +1.6 m/s

Rank Lane Name Nationality Reaction Result Notes
1 5 Cydonie Mothersille   Cayman Islands 0.266 22.40 Q, NR
2 6 Beverly McDonald   Jamaica 0.191 22.90 Q
3 7 Yelena Bolsun   Russia 0.262 23.00 Q
4 3 Joice Maduaka   Great Britain 0.172 23.15 Q
5 4 Saraswati Saha   India 0.275 23.43
6 2 Gcinile Moyane   Swaziland 0.230 25.62 NR

Heat 4Edit

Wind: +2.0 m/s

Rank Lane Name Nationality Reaction Result Notes
1 2 Allyson Felix   United States 0.212 22.39 Q
2 5 Abi Oyepitan   Great Britain 0.180 22.50 Q, PB
3 7 Maryna Maydanova   Ukraine 0.265 22.76 Q, SB
4 3 Muriel Hurtis   France 0.217 22.77 Q, SB
5 4 Karin Mayr-Krifka   Austria 0.189 22.81 q, SB
6 6 Mary Onyali-Omagbemi   Nigeria 0.237 23.37 q
7 8 Gladys Thompson   Liberia 0.281 27.51

Heat 5Edit

Wind: +2.1 m/s

Rank Lane Name Nationality Reaction Result Notes
1 4 Muna Lee   United States 0.197 22.57 Q
2 2 Tatyana Levina   Russia 0.187 23.05 Q
3 5 La Verne Jones   Virgin Islands 0.239 23.20 Q
4 3 Marilia Gregoriou   Cyprus 0.192 23.23 Q
5 6 Emma Wade   Belize 0.206 23.43
6 7 Michelle Banga Moudzoula   Republic of the Congo 0.247 24.37

Heat 6Edit

Wind: −0.2 m/s

Rank Lane Name Nationality Reaction Result Notes
1 2 Aleen Bailey   Jamaica 0.218 22.73 Q
2 7 Kim Gevaert   Belgium 0.187 22.76 Q
3 6 Olga Kaidantzi   Greece 0.284 23.11 Q
4 3 Fabienne Feraez   Benin 0.181 23.12 Q, =NR
5 4 Johanna Manninen   Finland 0.166 23.45 SB
6 5 Kadiatou Camara   Mali 0.287 23.56

Heat 7Edit

Wind: +1.4 m/s

Rank Lane Name Nationality Reaction Result Notes
1 2 Debbie Ferguson   Bahamas 0.171 22.57 Q, SB
2 7 Christine Arron   France 0.252 22.60 Q, SB
3 6 Merlene Ottey   Slovenia 0.254 22.72 Q, NR
4 4 Lauren Hewitt   Australia 0.165 22.87 Q, SB
5 3 Digna Murillo   Colombia 0.149 22.98 q, PB
6 5 Anna Pacholak   Poland 0.283 23.00 q, SB

Round 2Edit

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

Heat 1Edit

Wind: +0.4 m/s

Rank Lane Name Nationality Reaction Result Notes
1 6 Veronica Campbell   Jamaica 0.182 22.49 Q
2 4 Debbie Ferguson   Bahamas 0.175 22.53 Q, SB
3 3 Kim Gevaert   Belgium 0.169 22.68 Q
4 8 La Shauntea Moore   United States 0.306 22.96 q
5 5 Sylviane Félix   France 0.217 23.08 q
6 1 La Verne Jones   Virgin Islands 0.188 23.09
7 7 Karin Mayr-Krifka   Austria 0.239 23.19
8 2 Lucimar de Moura   Brazil 0.165 23.44

Heat 2Edit

Wind: +0.4 m/s

Rank Lane Name Nationality Reaction Result Notes
1 4 Muna Lee   United States 0.239 22.74 Q
2 3 Aleen Bailey   Jamaica 0.227 22.97 Q
3 8 Olga Kaidantzi   Greece 0.235 23.15 Q
4 1 Digna Murillo   Colombia 0.189 23.19
5 5 Tatyana Levina   Russia 0.177 23.23
6 7 Muriel Hurtis   France 0.224 23.33
7 6 Alenka Bikar   Slovenia 0.163 23.38
8 2 Natallia Safronnikava   Belarus 0.184 23.63

Heat 3Edit

Wind: +0.2 m/s

Rank Lane Name Nationality Reaction Result Notes
1 4 Allyson Felix   United States 0.196 22.69 Q
2 3 Abi Oyepitan   Great Britain 0.168 22.79 Q
3 6 Maryna Maydanova   Ukraine 0.225 22.86 Q
4 5 Christine Arron   France 0.278 22.90 q
5 2 Fabienne Feraez   Benin 0.213 23.24
6 1 Yelena Bolsun   Russia 0.158 23.26
7 8 Marilia Gregoriou   Cyprus 0.228 23.65
8 7 Mary Onyali-Omagbemi   Nigeria 0.245 23.75

Heat 4Edit

Wind: −0.1 m/s

Rank Lane Name Nationality Reaction Result Notes
1 4 Cydonie Mothersille   Cayman Islands 0.212 22.76 Q
2 3 Ivet Lalova   Bulgaria 0.128 22.81 Q
3 5 Beverly McDonald   Jamaica 0.201 22.99 Q
4 6 Merlene Ottey   Slovenia 0.292 23.07 q
5 8 Joice Maduaka   Great Britain 0.219 23.30
6 7 Anna Pacholak   Poland 0.247 23.35
7 1 Yekaterina Kondratyeva   Russia 0.188 23.37
8 2 Lauren Hewitt   Australia 0.149 23.44

SemifinalsEdit

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

Semifinal 1Edit

Wind: +0.5 m/s

Rank Lane Name Nationality Reaction Result Notes
1 3 Allyson Felix   United States 0.198 22.36 Q
2 5 Abi Oyepitan   Great Britain 0.125 22.56 Q
3 4 Ivet Lalova   Bulgaria 0.160 22.56 Q, SB
4 6 Muna Lee   United States 0.173 22.69 Q
5 8 Maryna Maydanova   Ukraine 0.219 22.75
6 1 Beverly McDonald   Jamaica 0.172 23.02
7 2 Christine Arron   France 0.184 23.05
7 Merlene Ottey   Slovenia 0.247 DNF

Semifinal 2Edit

Wind: +1.1 m/s

Rank Lane Name Nationality Reaction Result Notes
1 5 Veronica Campbell   Jamaica 0.160 22.13 Q, PB
2 6 Aleen Bailey   Jamaica 0.283 22.33 Q, PB
3 2 Kim Gevaert   Belgium 0.154 22.48 Q, NR
4 4 Debbie Ferguson   Bahamas 0.177 22.49 Q, SB
5 3 Cydonie Mothersille   Cayman Islands 0.297 22.76
6 8 La Shauntea Moore   United States 0.346 22.93
7 1 Sylviane Félix   France 0.222 22.99
8 7 Olga Kaidantzi   Greece 0.225 23.30

FinalEdit

Wind: +0.8 m/s[7]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Reaction Result Notes
  4 Veronica Campbell   Jamaica 0.216 22.05 PB
  3 Allyson Felix   United States 0.207 22.18 WJR
  8 Debbie Ferguson   Bahamas 0.193 22.30 SB
4 6 Aleen Bailey   Jamaica 0.208 22.42
5 2 Ivet Lalova   Bulgaria 0.162 22.57
6 1 Kim Gevaert   Belgium 0.172 22.84
7 7 Muna Lee   United States 0.178 22.87
7 5 Abi Oyepitan   Great Britain 0.259 22.87

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Athletics at the 2004 Athens Games: Women's 200 metres". Sports Reference. Retrieved 21 July 2017.
  2. ^ "USC Sophomore Allyson Felix Wins Olympic Silver Medal In 200-Meter Dash". USC Trojans. 25 August 2004. Retrieved 12 October 2015.
  3. ^ "Campbell takes 200m gold". BBC Sport. 25 August 2004. Retrieved 12 October 2015.
  4. ^ "IAAF Athens 2004: Women's 200m Heats". Athens 2004. IAAF. Retrieved 13 October 2015.
  5. ^ "IAAF Athens 2004: Women's 200m Quarterfinals". Athens 2004. IAAF. Retrieved 13 October 2015.
  6. ^ "IAAF Athens 2004: Women's 200m Semifinals". Athens 2004. IAAF. Retrieved 13 October 2015.
  7. ^ "IAAF Athens 2004: Women's 200m Final". Athens 2004. IAAF. Retrieved 13 October 2015.

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