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Athletics at the 2016 Summer Olympics – Women's 200 metres

The women's 200 metres competition at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The event was held at the Olympic Stadium between 15–17 August.[1]

Women's 200 metres
at the Games of the XXXI Olympiad
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Interior view of the Estádio Olímpico João Havelange, where the Women's 200m took place.
VenueOlympic Stadium
Dates15 August 2016 (heats)
16 August 2016 (semifinals)
17 August 2016 (final)
Competitors72 from 45 nations
Winning time21.78
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Elaine Thompson  Jamaica
2nd, silver medalist(s) Dafne Schippers  Netherlands
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Tori Bowie  United States
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SummaryEdit

The fastest entrant in the field was 2015 World Champion Dafne Schippers of the Netherlands at 21.93 seconds for the season. The 2012 Olympic champion Allyson Felix was absent after failing to make the team at the United States Olympic Trials. Tori Bowie won that event and was the only other runner under 22 seconds that year, and also the only one to have beaten Schippers over 200 m that season. The lesser known Deajah Stevens and Jenna Prandini completed the American team (so the 2012 bronze medalist Carmelita Jeter also did not return). The Jamaican team was headed by 2015 World medallists Elaine Thompson and Veronica Campbell-Brown (the latter going for her third Olympic title). The 2012 Olympic runner-up Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce did not compete and focused on the Olympic 100 m finals. Trinidad and Tobago's Michelle-Lee Ahye and Dina Asher-Smith of Great Britain were the other top ten ranked athletes to enter the race.[2][3]

In the semi-final round, both World Championship medalists #3 of all time, Schippers and #5 of all time, Thompson ran in the first heat. Schippers won the race over Thompson, who ran her season best, but Thompson didn't look like she was running all out at the end while Schippers ran just .03 off her season best. They led Deajah Stevens and Dina Asher-Smith to the time qualifiers. Tori Bowie equalled Thompson's 22.13 in the third semi.

In the final, Thompson went out hard, making up the stagger on Ivet Lalova-Collio to her outside in the first 60 metres. She had a one-metre lead over Schippers before the end of the turn. Tori Bowie stumbled out of the blocks and was another metre back in a battle for fifth place with Dina Asher-Smith. Schippers started to gain on Thompson towards the line but did not catch the winner. Two metres behind, Bowie won the bronze medal having overtaken Asher-Smith, Michelle-Lee Ahye and 10 metres before the finish line Marie Josée Ta Lou.[4]

The following evening the medals were presented by HM King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands, IOC honorary member, Kenya and Sylvia Barlag, Council Member of the IAAF.

FormatEdit

The women's 200 m competition consisted of three rounds: a round one heats stage with nine races, three semifinal races, and a single final. Each race featured eight athletes. The top two in each heat progressed to the semifinals, as did the six fastest non-qualifiers. The top two finishers in each of the three semifinals qualified for the final with the two fastest non-qualifiers.[1]

RecordsEdit

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

World record   Florence Griffith Joyner (USA) 21.34 Seoul, Korea 29 September 1988
Olympic record
2016 World leading   Dafne Schippers (NED) 21.93 Oslo, Norway 9 June 2016

The following national records were established during the competition:

Country Athlete Round Time Notes
Maldives   Afa Ismail (MDV) Heats 24.96 s
Ivory Coast   Marie Josée Ta Lou (CIV) Final 22.21 s

ScheduleEdit

All times are Brasilia Time (UTC-3)

Date Time Round
Monday, 15 August 2016 9:35 Heats
Tuesday, 16 August 2016 22:00 Semifinals
Wednesday, 17 August 2016 22:30 Finals

ResultsEdit

HeatsEdit

Qualification rule: first 2 of each heat (Q) plus the 6 fastest times (q) qualified.

Heat 1Edit

Rank Lane Athlete Nationality Reaction Time Notes
1 4 Dafne Schippers   Netherlands 0.145 22.51 Q
2 7 Nataliya Pohrebnyak   Ukraine 0.134 22.64 Q
3 6 Crystal Emmanuel   Canada 0.144 22.80 q, PB
4 5 Anna Kiełbasińska   Poland 0.155 22.95 SB
5 2 Reyare Thomas   Trinidad and Tobago 0.202 22.97
6 1 Maja Mihalinec   Slovenia 0.132 23.38
7 3 Olivia Borlée   Belgium 0.170 23.53
8 8 Afa Ismail   Maldives 0.193 24.96 NR
Wind: +0.5 m/s

Heat 2Edit

Rank Lane Athlete Nationality Reaction Time Notes
1 1 Jenna Prandini   United States 0.163 22.62 Q
2 7 Lisa Mayer   Germany 0.172 22.86 Q, PB
3 6 Tynia Gaither   Bahamas 0.160 22.90 q
4 5 Ángela Tenorio   Ecuador 0.160 22.94 q, SB
5 3 Celiangeli Morales   Puerto Rico 0.164 23.00 PB
6 2 Gloria Hooper   Italy 0.167 23.05
7 8 Mariely Sánchez   Dominican Republic 0.159 23.39
8 4 Cynthia Bolingo   Belgium 0.188 23.98
Wind: +0.8 m/s

Heat 3Edit

Rank Lane Athlete Nationality Reaction Time Notes
1 3 Michelle-Lee Ahye   Trinidad and Tobago 0.170 22.50 Q
2 5 Simone Facey   Jamaica 0.164 22.78 Q
3 8 Kauiza Venancio   Brazil 0.187 23.06
4 4 Alyssa Conley   South Africa 0.114 23.17
5 1 Isidora Jiménez   Chile 0.132 23.29
6 2 Estela García   Spain 0.137 23.43
7 7 Nataliya Strohova   Ukraine 0.164 23.69
8 6 Yelena Ryabova   Turkmenistan 0.170 25.45
Wind: +0.6 m/s

Heat 4Edit

Rank Lane Athlete Nationality Reaction Time Notes
1 7 Marie Josée Ta Lou   Ivory Coast 0.141 22.31 Q, PB
2 4 Elaine Thompson   Jamaica 0.177 22.63 Q
3 3 Gina Lückenkemper   Germany 0.207 22.80 q
4 2 Maria Belimpasaki   Greece 0.183 23.19
5 6 Justine Palframan   South Africa 0.151 23.33
6 1 Janet Amponsah   Ghana 0.157 23.67
7 8 Diana Khubeseryan   Armenia 0.146 25.16
8 5 Margret Hassan   South Sudan 0.263 26.99 PB
Wind: +0.6 m/s

Heat 5Edit

Rank Lane Athlete Nationality Reaction Time Notes
1 4 Blessing Okagbare   Nigeria 0.158 22.71 Q
2 7 Dina Asher-Smith   Great Britain 0.164 22.77 Q
3 1 Anthonique Strachan   Bahamas 0.161 22.96 SB
4 8 Tessa van Schagen   Netherlands 0.189 23.41
5 2 Gina Bass   The Gambia 0.179 23.43
6 6 Srabani Nanda   India 0.150 23.58
7 5 Aurelie Alcindor   Mauritius 0.201 24.55
8 3 Gayane Chiloyan   Armenia 0.179 25.03
Wind: -0.1 m/s

Heat 6Edit

Rank Lane Athlete Nationality Reaction Time Notes
1 7 Deajah Stevens   United States 0.160 22.45 Q
2 4 Nercely Soto   Venezuela 0.196 22.89 Q, SB
3 2 Jamile Samuel   Netherlands 0.159 23.04
4 5 Ramona Papaioannou   Cyprus 0.140 23.10 PB
5 1 Yelyzaveta Bryzhina   Ukraine 0.178 23.28
6 8 Nigina Sharipova   Uzbekistan 0.140 23.33
7 6 Viktoriya Zyabkina   Kazakhstan 0.167 23.34
8 3 Najima Parveen   Pakistan 0.183 26.11
Wind: 0.0 m/s

Heat 7Edit

Rank Lane Athlete Nationality Reaction Time Notes
1 6 Ivet Lalova-Collio   Bulgaria 0.136 22.61 Q
2 3 Ella Nelson   Australia 0.155 22.66 Q
3 4 Jodie Williams   Great Britain 0.135 22.69 q, SB
4 1 Lorène Bazolo   Portugal 0.166 23.01 PB
5 8 Chisato Fukushima   Japan 0.125 23.21
6 5 LaVerne Jones-Ferrette   Virgin Islands 0.127 23.35
7 2 Vitória Cristina Rosa   Brazil 0.191 23.35 SB
8 7 Sheniqua Ferguson   Bahamas 0.153 23.62
Wind: +0.5 m/s

Heat 8Edit

Rank Lane Athlete Nationality Reaction Time Notes
1 8 Tori Bowie   United States 0.145 22.47 Q
2 6 Murielle Ahouré   Ivory Coast 0.156 22.52 Q, SB
3 3 Mujinga Kambundji   Switzerland 0.139 22.78 q, SB
4 1 Nadine Gonska   Germany 0.129 23.03
5 5 Eleni Artymata   Cyprus 0.166 23.27
6 2 Arialis Gandulla   Cuba 0.149 23.41
7 7 Brenessa Thompson   Guyana 0.155 23.65
8 4 Maizurah Abdul Rahim   Brunei 0.173 28.02 PB
Wind: +0.1 m/s

Heat 9Edit

 
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Rank Lane Athlete Nationality Reaction Time Notes
1 3 Edidiong Odiong   Bahrain 0.156 22.74 Q, PB, AJR
2 1 Semoy Hackett   Trinidad and Tobago 0.162 22.78 Q
3 6 Veronica Campbell-Brown   Jamaica 0.170 22.97
4 8 Olga Safronova   Kazakhstan 0.144 23.29
5 7 Ashley Kelly   British Virgin Islands 0.191 23.61
6 4 Tameka Williams   Saint Kitts and Nevis 0.160 23.61
7 2 Sabina Veit   Slovenia 0.161 23.75
8 5 Kristina Pronzhenko   Tajikistan 0.213 25.53
Wind: +0.6 m/s

SemifinalEdit

Qualification rules: First 2 in each heat (Q) and the next 2 fastest (q) advance to the Final.

Semifinal 1Edit

Rank Lane Athlete Nationality Reaction Time Notes
1 3 Dafne Schippers   Netherlands 0.139 21.96 Q
2 4 Elaine Thompson   Jamaica 0.164 22.13 Q, SB
3 5 Deajah Stevens   United States 0.170 22.38 q
4 7 Dina Asher-Smith   Great Britain 0.143 22.49 q
5 6 Blessing Okagbare   Nigeria 0.179 22.69
6 2 Mujinga Kambundji   Switzerland 0.121 22.83
7 8 Lisa Mayer   Germany 0.162 22.90
8 1 Tynia Gaither   Bahamas 0.149 23.45
Wind: +0.1 m/s

Semifinal 2Edit

Rank Lane Athlete Nationality Reaction Time Notes
1 3 Marie Josée Ta Lou   Ivory Coast 0.156 22.28 Q, PB
2 4 Ivet Lalova-Collio   Bulgaria 0.127 22.42 Q, SB
3 7 Ella Nelson   Australia 0.165 22.50 PB
4 6 Jenna Prandini   United States 0.196 22.55
5 5 Nataliya Pohrebnyak   Ukraine 0.163 22.81
6 8 Semoy Hackett   Trinidad and Tobago 0.240 22.94
7 2 Ángela Tenorio   Ecuador 0.160 22.99
8 1 Jodie Williams   Great Britain 0.173 22.99
Wind: +0.1 m/s

Semifinal 3Edit

Rank Lane Athlete Nationality Reaction Time Notes
1 4 Tori Bowie   United States 0.145 22.13 Q
2 6 Michelle-Lee Ahye   Trinidad and Tobago 0.153 22.25 Q
3 8 Simone Facey   Jamaica 0.158 22.57 SB
4 5 Murielle Ahouré   Ivory Coast 0.144 22.59
5 2 Gina Lückenkemper   Germany 0.196 22.73
6 3 Edidiong Odiong   Bahrain 0.156 22.84
7 7 Nercely Soto   Venezuela 0.174 22.88 SB
8 1 Crystal Emmanuel   Canada 0.149 23.05
Wind: +0.8 m/s

FinalEdit

Rank Lanes Athlete Nationality Reaction Time Notes
  6 Elaine Thompson   Jamaica 0.152 21.78 WL
  4 Dafne Schippers   Netherlands 0.141 21.88 SB
  5 Tori Bowie   United States 0.143 22.15
4 3 Marie Josée Ta Lou   Ivory Coast 0.153 22.21 NR
5 2 Dina Asher-Smith   Great Britain 0.135 22.31 SB
6 7 Michelle-Lee Ahye   Trinidad and Tobago 0.158 22.34
7 1 Deajah Stevens   United States 0.171 22.65
8 8 Ivet Lalova-Collio   Bulgaria 0.104 22.69
Wind: -0.1 m/s

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Women's 200m - Standings Archived 18 August 2016 at the Wayback Machine. Rio2016. Retrieved on 2016-08-14.
  2. ^ Landells, Steve (2016-08-10). Preview: women's 200m – Rio 2016 Olympic Games. IAAF. Retrieved on 2016-08-14.
  3. ^ Senior outdoor 2016 200 Metres women. IAAF. Retrieved on 2016-08-14.
  4. ^ "Elaine Thompson confirmed as the world's fastest woman with 200m gold". Guardian. 18 August 2016. Retrieved 19 August 2016.

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