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Athletics at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Men's 200 metres

The Men's 200 metres at the 2008 Summer Olympics took place on 18–20 August at the Beijing National Stadium.[1]

Men's 200 metres
at the Games of the XXIX Olympiad
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Usain Bolt and Shawn Crawford in the closing stages of the final
VenueBeijing National Stadium
DatesAugust 18
August 20 (final)
Competitors63 from 53 nations
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Usain Bolt  Jamaica
2nd, silver medalist(s) Shawn Crawford  United States
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Walter Dix  United States
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The qualifying standards were 20.59 s (A standard) and 20.75 s (B standard).[2]

Usain Bolt set a new world record of 19.30 s in the final, and won by the largest margin of victory (0.66 s, after two disqualifications) in an Olympic 200m final (previously, Walter Tewksbury had a 0.6 seconds margin of victory in the first Olympic 200 m final in 1900).

Controversy arose within minutes after the medal race when Wallace Spearmon, who had finished third in 19.95 s, was disqualified for stepping out of his lane.

United States officials filed a protest, but withdrew it after seeing the video and noticing that silver medalist Churandy Martina (19.82 s), who had been celebrating the second ever Olympic medal for the Netherlands Antilles, also stepped out of his lane.

They filed an appeal to disqualify Martina, which after more than an hour of deliberation was granted, and the United States obtained both the silver and bronze medals.[3][4] On March 6, 2009, the Court of Arbitration for Sport rejected an appeal by the National Olympic Committee of the Netherlands Antilles against Martina's disqualification.[5] Shawn Crawford, who had been awarded the Olympic silver medal, reportedly gave his medal to Martina on August 28, 2008[6] in a tremendous show of sportsmanship.[7]

RecordsEdit

Prior to this competition, the existing world and Olympic records were as follows:

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

The following new world and Olympic record was set during this competition.

Date Event Athlete Time (sec)
20 August Final   Usain Bolt (JAM) 19.30    

QualificationEdit

Each National Olympic Committee (NOC) was able to enter up to three entrants providing they had met the A qualifying standard (20.59) in the qualifying period (1 January 2007 to 23 July 2008). NOCs were also permitted to enter one athlete providing he had met the B standard (20.75) in the same qualifying period.[8]

ResultsEdit

All times shown are in seconds. The following abbreviations are used:

Round 1Edit

The first round was held on 18 August. The first three runners of each heat (Q) plus the next eight overall fastest runners (q) qualified for the second round.

Heat 1Edit

Rank Lane Athlete Nationality Time Notes React
1 4 Shawn Crawford   United States 20.61 Q 0.216
2 6 Marcin Jędrusiński   Poland 20.64 Q 0.199
3 7 Stephan Buckland   Mauritius 20.98 Q 0.229
4 1 Jiří Vojtík   Czech Republic 21.05 0.165
5 9 Fanuel Kenosi   Botswana 21.09 0.211
6 3 Adam Harris   Guyana 21.36 0.163
7 5 Khalil Al-Hanahneh   Jordan 21.55 SB 0.184
8 2 Solomon Bayoh   Sierra Leone 22.16 0.216

Heat 2Edit

Rank Lane Athlete Nationality Time Notes React
1 3 Brian Dzingai   Zimbabwe 20.25 Q 0.172
2 5 Christian Malcolm   Great Britain 20.42 Q, SB 0.178
3 4 Christopher Williams   Jamaica 20.53 Q 0.166
4 8 Shinji Takahira   Japan 20.58 q, SB 0.175
5 2 Amr Ibrahim Mostafa Seoud   Egypt 20.75 q 0.172
6 9 Thuso Mpuang   South Africa 20.87 q 0.166
7 6 Daniel Grueso   Colombia 21.15 0.232
8 7 Arnaldo Abrantes   Portugal 21.46 0.173

Heat 3Edit

Rank Lane Athlete Nationality Time Notes React
1 8 Marlon Devonish   Great Britain 20.49 Q, SB 0.157
2 5 Kim Collins   Saint Kitts and Nevis 20.55 Q 0.175
3 7 Marvin Anderson   Jamaica 20.85 Q 0.175
4 9 Matic Osovnikar   Slovenia 20.89 q, SB 0.189
5 2 Chris Lloyd   Dominica 20.90 0.185
6 6 Heber Viera   Uruguay 20.93 0.210
7 4 Cristián Reyes   Chile 21.20 0.165
8 3 Franklin Nazareno   Ecuador 21.26 0.174

Heat 4Edit

Rank Lane Athlete Nationality Time Notes React
1 5 Roman Smirnov   Russia 20.76 Q 0.166
2 3 Walter Dix   United States 20.77 Q 0.185
3 9 Rolando Palacios   Honduras 20.81 Q 0.202
4 8 Ángel David Rodríguez   Spain 20.87 q 0.162
5 2 Bruno de Barros   Brazil 21.15 0.162
6 7 Desislav Gunev   Bulgaria 21.55 0.178
7 6 Vyacheslav Muravyev   Kazakhstan 21.68 0.206
8 4 Nicolai Portelli   Malta 22.31 0.180

Heat 5Edit

Rank Lane Athlete Nationality Time Notes React
1 6 Rondel Sorrillo   Trinidad and Tobago 20.58 Q 0.193
2 4 Usain Bolt   Jamaica 20.64 Q 0.177
3 2 Kristof Beyens   Belgium 20.69 Q 0.148
4 9 Marc Schneeberger   Switzerland 20.86 q 0.137
5 7 José Acevedo   Venezuela 21.06 0.270
6 8 Ihor Bodrov   Ukraine 21.38 0.172
7 3 Mohamad Siraj Tamim   Lebanon 21.80 PB 0.206
8 1 Oleg Juravlyov   Uzbekistan 22.31 0.145
9 5 Juan Zeledon   Nicaragua 23.39 0.173

Heat 6Edit

Rank Lane Athlete Nationality Time Notes React
1 3 Wallace Spearmon   United States 20.46 Q 0.184
2 4 Jaysuma Saidy Ndure   Norway 20.54 Q, SB 0.161
3 2 Paul Hession   Ireland 20.59 Q 0.190
4 8 Seth Amoo   Ghana 20.91 0.140
5 7 Ronalds Arājs   Latvia 21.22 0.218
6 5 Jayson Jones   Belize 21.54 0.162
7 6 Nabie Foday Fofanah   Guinea 21.68 0.247
9 Bryan Barnett   Canada DNF 0.164

Heat 7Edit

Rank Lane Athlete Nationality Time Notes React
1 6 Obinna Metu   Nigeria 20.62 Q 0.168
2 9 Ramil Guliyev   Azerbaijan 20.78 Q, SB 0.175
3 8 Churandy Martina   Netherlands Antilles 20.78 Q 0.172
4 4 Sandro Viana   Brazil 20.84 q 0.159
5 5 Jamial Rolle   Bahamas 20.93 0.162
6 2 Shingo Suetsugu   Japan 20.93 0.185
7 7 Omar Jouma Bilal Al-Salfa   United Arab Emirates 21.00 0.184
3 Alexander Nelson   Great Britain DNS

Heat 8Edit

Rank Lane Athlete Nationality Time Notes React
1 6 Aaron Armstrong   Trinidad and Tobago 20.57 Q 0.183
2 8 Brendan Christian   Antigua and Barbuda 20.58 Q 0.164
3 7 Jared Connaughton   Canada 20.60 Q 0.146
4 9 Visa Hongisto   Finland 20.62 q, SB 0.145
5 3 Marco Cribari   Switzerland 20.98 0.171
6 2 James Dolphin   New Zealand 20.98 0.161
7 5 Zhang Peimeng   China 21.06 SB 0.150
4 Samuel Francis   Qatar DNS

Round 2Edit

Round 2 was held on 18 August. First 3 in each heat(Q) and the next 4 fastest(q) advance to the Semifinals.

Heat 1Edit

Rank Lane Athlete Nationality Time Notes React
1 4 Usain Bolt   Jamaica 20.29 Q 0.186
2 7 Shawn Crawford   United States 20.42 Q 0.198
3 6 Kim Collins   Saint Kitts and Nevis 20.43 Q, SB 0.233
4 5 Marlon Devonish   Great Britain 20.43 q, SB 0.146
5 9 Jared Connaughton   Canada 20.45 q 0.151
6 3 Amr Seoud   Egypt 20.45 NR 0.151
7 8 Rolando Palacios   Honduras 20.87 0.248
8 2 Ángel David Rodríguez   Spain 20.96 0.172

Heat 2Edit

Rank Lane Athlete Nationality Time Notes React
1 4 Brian Dzingai   Zimbabwe 20.23 Q 0.182
2 7 Walter Dix   United States 20.27 Q 0.162
3 8 Christopher Williams   Jamaica 20.28 Q 0.159
4 6 Christian Malcolm   Great Britain 20.30 q, SB 0.188
5 9 Stephan Buckland   Mauritius 20.37 q, SB 0.188
6 5 Roman Smirnov   Russia 20.62 0.161
7 3 Shinji Takahira   Japan 20.63 0.185
8 2 Matic Osovnikar   Slovenia 20.95 0.171

Heat 3Edit

Rank Lane Athlete Nationality Time Notes React
1 5 Brendan Christian   Antigua and Barbuda 20.26 Q 0.166
2 8 Churandy Martina   Netherlands Antilles 20.42 Q 0.155
3 9 Kristof Beyens   Belgium 20.50 Q 0.155
4 6 Marcin Jędrusiński   Poland 20.58 =SB 0.199
5 4 Aaron Armstrong   Trinidad and Tobago 20.58 0.155
6 7 Obinna Metu   Nigeria 20.65 0.195
7 2 Sandro Viana   Brazil 21.07 0.168
8 3 Marc Schneeberger   Switzerland 21.48 0.156

Heat 4Edit

Rank Lane Athlete Nationality Time Notes React
1 8 Paul Hession   Ireland 20.32 Q, SB 0.190
2 4 Wallace Spearmon   United States 20.39 Q 0.202
3 6 Jaysuma Saidy Ndure   Norway 20.45 Q, SB 0.131
4 7 Rondel Sorrillo   Trinidad and Tobago 20.63 0.164
5 5 Ramil Guliyev   Azerbaijan 20.66 NR 0.174
6 3 Visa Hongisto   Finland 20.76 0.124
7 2 Thuso Mpuang   South Africa 21.04 0.162
9 Marvin Anderson   Jamaica DNF 0.187

SemifinalsEdit

Semifinals were held on 19 August. First 4 in each heat (Q) advance to the Final.

Semifinal 1Edit

Rank Lane Athlete Nationality Time Notes React
1 7 Churandy Martina   Netherlands Antilles 20.11 Q, NR 0.154
2 6 Brian Dzingai   Zimbabwe 20.17 Q, =SB 0.184
3 4 Walter Dix   United States 20.19 Q 0.161
4 3 Christian Malcolm   Great Britain 20.25 Q, SB 0.181
5 5 Paul Hession   Ireland 20.38 0.175
6 9 Christopher Williams   Jamaica 20.45 0.217
7 2 Jared Connaughton   Canada 20.58 0.146
8 8 Kristof Beyens   Belgium 20.69 0.211

Semifinal 2Edit

Rank Lane Athlete Nationality Time Notes React
1 6 Usain Bolt   Jamaica 20.09 Q 0.175
2 5 Shawn Crawford   United States 20.12 Q 0.196
3 7 Wallace Spearmon   United States 20.14 Q 0.196
4 8 Kim Collins   Saint Kitts and Nevis 20.25 Q, SB 0.191
5 4 Brendan Christian   Antigua and Barbuda 20.29 0.135
6 2 Stephan Buckland   Mauritius 20.48 0.141
7 3 Marlon Devonish   Great Britain 20.57 0.258
9 Jaysuma Saidy Ndure   Norway DNS

FinalEdit

Wind: -0.9 m/s

Rank Lane Name Nationality Reaction Time Result Notes
  5 Usain Bolt   Jamaica 0.182 19.30 WR
  4 Shawn Crawford   United States 0.210 19.96
  8 Walter Dix   United States 0.151 19.98
4 6 Brian Dzingai   Zimbabwe 0.185 20.22
5 3 Christian Malcolm   Great Britain 0.212 20.40
6 2 Kim Collins   Saint Kitts and Nevis 0.165 20.59
DSQ 7 Churandy Martina   Netherlands Antilles 0.144 19.82
9 Wallace Spearmon   United States 0.167 19.95

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Olympic Athletics Competition Schedule". IAAF. Archived from the original on 13 September 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-04.
  2. ^ "Entry Standards - The XXIX Olympic Games - Beijing, China - 8/24 August 2008". IAAF. Archived from the original on 13 September 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-04.
  3. ^ Charean Williams Amid dispute over silver and bronze, Bolt leaves no doubt with world record Archived August 21, 2008, at the Wayback Machine, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, August 20, 2008
  4. ^ Amy Shipley Lightning strikes twice, Washington Post, August 20, 2008
  5. ^ Martina's bid to reclaim silver rejected, ESPN.com, March 6, 2009.
  6. ^ Interview with Martina showing Crawfords letter and metal, see minutes 11 till 13 http://dewandeling.kro.nl/seizoenen/2014-2/afleveringen/11-10-2014 Archived 2014-10-15 at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ "Martina gets silver lining in 200m". 2008-12-02. Archived from the original on October 21, 2009. Retrieved 2008-02-14.
  8. ^ "Entry Standards - The XXIX Olympic Games - Beijing, China - 8/24 August 2008". IAAF. Archived from the original on 13 September 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-04.

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