Athletics at the 2019 Pan American Games – Men's 200 metres
The men's 200 metres competition of the athletics events at the 2019 Pan American Games will take place between the 8 and 9 of August at the 2019 Pan American Games Athletics Stadium. The defending Pan American Games champion is Andre De Grasse from Canada.
|Men's 200 metres at the XVIII Pan American Games|
|Dates||August 8 – August 9|
|Competitors||20 from 13 nations|
10 years off his greatest success, returning bronze medalist Alonso Edward was the early leader, burning the turn with Reynier Mena making up the stagger on Álex Quiñónez to his outside, the next contender and Jerome Blake on the far outside. From dead last mid-turn, Quiñónez began to gain as they came off the turn. At a much faster cadence, he passed Edward 50 metres from the finish and was off for gold. On the far inside, Jereem Richards also accelerated and was catching people from behind. And last onto the home stretch, Yancarlos Martínez was also picking up ground. Martínez passed Edwards 8 meters from the finish, crossing two metres behind Quiñónez and a metre behind Richards.
Prior to this competition, the existing world and Pan American Games records were as follows:
|World record||Usain Bolt (JAM)||19.19||Berlin, Germany||August 20, 2009|
|Pan American Games record||Rasheed Dwyer (JAM)||19.80||Toronto, Canada||July 23, 2015|
|August 8, 2019||16:00||Semifinal|
|August 9, 2019||16:30||Final|
All times shown are in seconds.
|KEY:||q||Fastest non-qualifiers||Q||Qualified||NR||National record||PB||Personal best||SB||Seasonal best||DQ||Disqualified|
Qualification: First 2 in each heat (Q) and next 2 fastest (q) qualified for the final.
Heat 1: -0.1 m/s, Heat 2: +0.4 m/s, Heat 3: -0.9 m/s
|2||1||Yancarlos Martínez||Dominican Republic||20.45||Q, PB|
|3||1||Jereem Richards||Trinidad and Tobago||20.48||q|
|5||2||Jerome Blake||Canada||20.63||Q, SB|
|13||1||Brandon Valentine-Parris||Saint Vincent and the Grenadines||21.47|
|15||2||Hector Allen||Costa Rica||21.79|
|16||3||Kyle Greaux||Trinidad and Tobago||22.71|
|17||3||Andrew Hudson||United States||42.96|
The results were as follows
Wind: -1.0 m/s
|2||Jereem Richards||Trinidad and Tobago||20.38|
|7||Yancarlos Martínez||Dominican Republic||20.44|