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

The women's 200 metres at the 2008 Summer Olympics took place on 19–21 August (final) at the Beijing National Stadium.[1]

Women's 200 metres
at the Games of the XXIX Olympiad
VenueBeijing National Stadium
DatesAugust 19
August 20
August 21 (final)
Competitors46 from 36 nations
Winning time21.74 s
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Veronica Campbell-Brown
 Jamaica
2nd, silver medalist(s) Allyson Felix
 United States
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Kerron Stewart
 Jamaica
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Allyson Felix, the young American athlete and already a double World champion, entered the 200m race in Beijing as a favorite for the gold. Defending champion Veronica Campbell-Brown of Jamaica also appeared to be in great form, setting a new personal best of 21.94 seconds at the Olympic trials.

In the final, Campbell-Brown had the quickest start and made up the stagger very quickly on Allyson Felix, who had been drawn in the lane outside of her. Running a stellar curve and accelerating out of the bend, the Jamaican athlete held her form to cross the line in 21.74 seconds, the fastest time of the decade and a new personal best.

Veronica Campbell-Brown, who suffered from injuries that led to disappointment in the 200m in the 2007 World Championships, returned to form to become only the second woman in history to win back-to-back Olympic 200m titles. Allyson Felix was once again relegated to the silver medal in a seasonal best of 21.93, the second-fastest time of her career. Jamaican Kerron Stewart won the bronze medal by just a hundredth of a second.

The qualifying standards were 23.00 s (A standard) and 23.20 s (B standard).[2]

RecordsEdit

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

World record   Florence Griffith-Joyner (United States) 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 world or Olympic records were set for this event.

ResultsEdit

Round 1Edit

Qualification: First 4 in each heat (Q) and the next 8 fastest (q) advance to the Round 2.

Rank Heat Athlete Country Time Notes[3]
1 2 Muna Lee   United States 22.71 Q
2 2 Muriel Hurtis-Houairi   France 22.72 Q
3 2 Cydonie Mothersille   Cayman Islands 22.76 Q, SB
4 4 Roqaya Al-Gassra   Bahrain 22.81 Q
5 6 Nataliya Pyhyda   Ukraine 22.91 Q, =PB
6 6 Sherone Simpson   Jamaica 22.94 Q
7 4 Emily Freeman   Great Britain 22.95 Q
8 2 Yuliya Chermoshanskaya   Russia 22.98 DSQ
9 1 Allyson Felix   United States 23.02 Q
10 4 Kerron Stewart   Jamaica 23.03 Q
11 5 Veronica Campbell-Brown   Jamaica 23.04 Q
11 1 Susanthika Jayasinghe   Sri Lanka 23.04 Q
13 5 Kadiatou Camara   Mali 23.06 Q
14 3 Marshevet Hooker   United States 23.07 Q
15 6 Roxana Díaz   Cuba 23.09 Q
16 6 LaVerne Jones-Ferrette   Virgin Islands 23.12 Q
17 2 Ivet Lalova   Bulgaria 23.13 q, SB
18 1 Virgil Hodge   Saint Kitts and Nevis 23.14 Q
19 5 Natalia Rusakova   Russia 23.21 Q
20 3 Debbie Ferguson-McKenzie   Bahamas 23.22 Q
21 4 Ionela Târlea   Romania 23.24 Q
22 1 Aleksandra Fedoriva   Russia 23.29 Q
23 3 Oludamola Osayomi   Nigeria 23.31 Q
24 5 Sheniqua Ferguson   Bahamas 23.33 Q
24 4 Darlenis Obregón   Colombia 23.33 q
26 5 Adrienne Power   Canada 23.40 q
27 6 Evelyn dos Santos   Brazil 23.43 q
28 5 Vincenza Calì   Italy 23.44 q
28 4 Guzel Khubbieva   Uzbekistan 23.44 q
30 6 Allison George   Grenada 23.45 q
31 1 Inna Eftimova   Bulgaria 23.50 q
32 3 Eleni Artymata   Cyprus 23.58 Q, SB
33 6 Marta Jeschke   Poland 23.59
34 4 Jade Bailey   Barbados 23.62
34 3 Sabina Veit   Slovenia 23.62
36 5 Isabel Le Roux   South Africa 23.67
37 3 Gloria Kemasuode   Nigeria 23.72
38 3 Meritzer Williams   Saint Kitts and Nevis 23.83
39 2 Mariely Sánchez   Dominican Republic 24.05
40 3 Fabienne Feraez   Benin 24.07
40 2 Carol Rodríguez   Puerto Rico 24.07
42 1 Kia Davis   Liberia 24.31
43 4 Lai Lai Win   Myanmar 24.37
44 1 Kirsten Nieuwendam   Suriname 24.46 NR
45 6 Gretta Taslakian   Lebanon 25.32 SB
46 5 Samia Yusuf Omar   Somalia 32.16
1 Vida Anim   Ghana DNS
2 Kim Gevaert   Belgium DNS

Round 2Edit

Qualification: First 3 in each heat (Q) and the next 4 fastest (q) advance to the Semifinals.

Rank Heat Athlete Country Time Notes
1 4 Sherone Simpson   Jamaica 22.60 Q
2 3 Yuliya Chermoshanskaya   Russia 22.63 DSQ
3 1 Veronica Campbell-Brown   Jamaica 22.64 Q
4 1 Allyson Felix   United States 22.74 Q
4 3 Kerron Stewart   Jamaica 22.74 Q
6 2 Roqaya Al-Gassra   Bahrain 22.76 Q
6 3 Marshevet Hooker   United States 22.76 Q
8 1 Debbie Ferguson-McKenzie   Bahamas 22.77 Q
9 4 Muna Lee   United States 22.83 Q
9 1 Cydonie Mothersille   Cayman Islands 22.83 q
11 2 Muriel Hurtis-Houairi   France 22.89 Q
12 2 Susanthika Jayasinghe   Sri Lanka 22.94 Q
13 4 Emily Freeman   Great Britain 22.95 Q
14 2 Roxana Díaz   Cuba 22.98 q
15 3 Nataliya Pyhyda   Ukraine 23.03 q
16 2 Aleksandra Fedoriva   Russia 23.04 q
17 3 Kadiatou Camara   Mali 23.06
18 4 Ivet Lalova   Bulgaria 23.15
19 4 Virgil Hodge   Saint Kitts and Nevis 23.17
20 1 Ionela Târlea   Romania 23.22
21 2 Oludamola Osayomi   Nigeria 23.27
22 4 Natalia Rusakova   Russia 23.28
23 1 Evelyn dos Santos   Brazil 23.35
24 1 LaVerne Jones-Ferrette   Virgin Islands 23.37
25 2 Darlenis Obregón   Colombia 23.40
26 2 Inna Eftimova   Bulgaria 23.48
27 3 Adrienne Power   Canada 23.51
28 3 Vincenza Calì   Italy 23.56
29 3 Sheniqua Ferguson   Bahamas 23.61
30 4 Eleni Artymata   Cyprus 23.77
31 4 Allison George   Grenada 23.77
1 Guzel Khubbieva   Uzbekistan DNS

SemifinalsEdit

Qualification: First 4 in each heat (Q) advance to the Final.[4]

Semifinal 1Edit

20 August 2008 - 21:55 Wind: 0.0 m/s

Rank Lane Athlete Country Time Notes React
1 5 Veronica Campbell-Brown   Jamaica 22.19 Q 0.187
2 7 Kerron Stewart   Jamaica 22.29 Q 0.217
3 4 Muna Lee   United States 22.29 Q, PB 0.186
4 9 Debbie Ferguson-McKenzie   Bahamas 22.51 Q 0.165
5 6 Yuliya Chermoshanskaya   Russia 22.57 DSQ 0.204
6 3 Nataliya Pyhyda   Ukraine 22.95 0.160
7 8 Susanthika Jayasinghe   Sri Lanka 22.98 0.245
8 2 Roxana Díaz   Cuba 23.12 0.177

Semifinal 2Edit

20 August 2008 - 22:04 Wind: -0.2 m/s

 
Allyson Felix wins the second semifinal.
Rank Lane Athlete Country Time Notes React
1 7 Allyson Felix   United States 22.33 Q 0.181
2 9 Marshevet Hooker   United States 22.50 Q 0.196
3 5 Sherone Simpson   Jamaica 22.50 Q 0.175
4 3 Cydonie Mothersille   Cayman Islands 22.61 Q, SB 0.212
5 4 Muriel Hurtis-Houairi   France 22.71 0.188
6 6 Roqaya Al-Gassra   Bahrain 22.72 0.259
7 8 Emily Freeman   Great Britain 22.83 0.201
8 2 Aleksandra Fedoriva   Russia 23.22 0.202

FinalEdit

21 August 2008 - Wind: 0.6 m/s

Rank Lane Name Country Reaction Time Time Notes
  4 Veronica Campbell-Brown   Jamaica 0.172 21.74 PB
  5 Allyson Felix   United States 0.193 21.93 SB
  6 Kerron Stewart   Jamaica 0.199 22.00
4 9 Muna Lee   United States 0.176 22.01 PB
5 7 Marshevet Hooker   United States 0.200 22.34 PB
6 8 Sherone Simpson   Jamaica 0.167 22.36
7 2 Debbie Ferguson-McKenzie   Bahamas 0.175 22.61
8 3 Cydonie Mothersille   Cayman Islands 0.206 22.68
WR world record | AR area record | CR championship record | GR games record | NR national record | OR Olympic record | PB personal best | SB season best | WL world leading (in a given season)

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. ^ "Olympic Games 2008 - Results 08-19-2008 - 200 Metres W Heats". IAAF. Archived from the original on 2008-08-21. Retrieved 2008-08-21.
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-08-26. Retrieved 2008-08-26.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link) Retrieved 2008-08-26.