1983 World Championships in Athletics – Women's 200 metres

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Events at the
1983 World Championships
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Track events
100 m   men   women
200 m men women
400 m men women
800 m men women
1500 m men women
3000 m women
5000 m men
10,000 m men
100 m hurdles women
110 m hurdles men
400 m hurdles men women
3000 m
steeplechase
men
4×100 m relay men women
4×400 m relay men women
Road events
Marathon men women
20 km walk men
50 km walk men
Field events
Long jump men women
Triple jump men
High jump men women
Pole vault men
Shot put men women
Discus throw men women
Javelin throw men women
Hammer throw men
Combined events
Heptathlon women
Decathlon men
 

These are the official results of the Women's 200 metres event at the 1983 IAAF World Championships in Helsinki, Finland. There were a total number of 44 participating athletes, with six qualifying heats and the final held on Sunday 1983-08-14.

Medalists[edit]

Gold East Germany Marita Koch
East Germany (GDR)
Silver Jamaica Merlene Ottey
Jamaica (JAM)
Bronze United Kingdom Kathy Smallwood-Cook
Great Britain (GBR)

Records[edit]

Existing records at the start of the event.

World Record  Marita Koch (GDR) 21.71 Chemnitz, East Germany June 10, 1979
Championship Record New event

Final[edit]

RANK FINAL TIME
Med 1.png  Marita Koch (GDR) 22.13
Med 2.png  Merlene Ottey (JAM) 22.19
Med 3.png  Kathy Smallwood-Cook (GBR) 22.37
4.  Florence Griffith-Joyner (USA) 22.46
5.  Grace Jackson (JAM) 22.63
6.  Anelia Nuneva (BUL) 22.68
7.  Angela Bailey (CAN) 22.93
8.  Ewa Kasprzyk (POL) 23.03

Semifinals[edit]

  • Held on Saturday 1983-08-13
RANK HEAT 1 TIME
1.  Florence Griffith-Joyner (USA) 22.41
2.  Kathy Smallwood-Cook (GBR) 22.57
3.  Anelia Nuneva (BUL) 22.62
4.  Grace Jackson (JAM) 22.76
5.  Helinä Marjamaa (FIN) 22.86
6.  Denise Robertson-Boyd (AUS) 23.26
7.  Marisa Masullo (ITA) 23.36
8.  Irina Olkhovnikova (URS) 23.38


RANK HEAT 2 TIME
1.  Marita Koch (GDR) 22.67
2.  Merlene Ottey (JAM) 22.68
3.  Angela Bailey (CAN) 22.82
4.  Ewa Kasprzyk (POL) 23.02
5.  Joan Baptiste (GBR) 23.24
6.  Nadezhda Georgieva (BUL) 23.26
7.  Randy Givens (USA) 23.34
8.  Liliane Gaschet (FRA) 23.37

Quarterfinals[edit]

  • Held on Friday 1983-08-12
RANK HEAT 1 TIME
1.  Grace Jackson (JAM) 23.06
2.  Anelia Nuneva (BUL) 23.22
3.  Denise Robertson-Boyd (AUS) 23.28
4.  Irina Olkhovnikova (URS) 23.48
5.  Dorthe A. Rasmussen (DEN) 23.61
6.  Ute Thimm (FRG) 23.68
7.  Lydia de Vega (PHI) 24.16
 Mary Mensah (GHA) DNS


RANK HEAT 2 TIME
1.  Kathy Smallwood-Cook (GBR) 22.78
2.  Ewa Kasprzyk (POL) 22.93
3.  Helinä Marjamaa (FIN) 23.11
4.  Nadezhda Georgieva (BUL) 23.14
5.  Marie-Christine Cazier-Ballo (FRA) 23.30
6.  Štěpánka Sokolová (TCH) 23.75
7.  Margarita Grun (URU) 24.59
8.  Myong-Hee Mo (KOR) 24.74


RANK HEAT 3 TIME
1.  Merlene Ottey (JAM) 22.38
2.  Florence Griffith-Joyner (USA) 22.55
3.  Angela Bailey (CAN) 23.25
4.  Marisa Masullo (ITA) 23.58
5.  Sandra Whittaker (GBR) 23.58
6.  Pauline Davis-Thompson (BAH) 23.64
7.  Rufina Ubah (NGR) 24.72
 Evelyne Farrell (AHO) DNS


RANK HEAT 4 TIME
1.  Marita Koch (GDR) 23.03
2.  Joan Baptiste (GBR) 23.29
3.  Liliane Gaschet (FRA) 23.38
4.  Randy Givens (USA) 23.43
5.  Lena Moller (SWE) 23.56
6.  Yelena Vinogradova (URS) 23.60
7.  Ruperta Charles (ATG) 24.09
 Elanga Buala (PNG) DNS

Qualifying heats[edit]

  • Held on Friday 1983-08-12
RANK HEAT 1 TIME
1.  Joan Baptiste (GBR) 23.34
2.  Marita Koch (GDR) 23.59
3.  Liliane Gaschet (FRA) 23.60
4.  Lydia de Vega (PHI) 24.45
5.  Felicite Bada (BEN) 26.98
6.  Marjorie Gentle (BIZ) 27.90
7.  Annah Mathunjwa (SWZ) 29.38


RANK HEAT 2 TIME
1.  Florence Griffith-Joyner (USA) 23.05
2.  Marie-Christine Cazier-Ballo (FRA) 23.55
3.  Angela Bailey (CAN) 23.93
4.  Ruperta Charles (ATG) 24.11
5.  Koumba Kante (GUI) 27.86
6.  Rose Phillips-King (IVB) 28.50
 Amie Ndow (GAM) DQ


RANK HEAT 3 TIME
1.  Kathy Smallwood-Cook (GBR) 23.20
2.  Marisa Masullo (ITA) 23.37
3.  Nadezhda Georgieva (BUL) 23.53
4.  Štěpánka Sokolová (TCH) 23.82
5.  Rufina Ubah (NGR) 24.12
6.  Margarita Grun (URU) 24.84
7.  Sandra Liburd (SKN) 26.13
8.  Cornelia Baptiste (LCA) 26.29


RANK HEAT 4 TIME
1.  Grace Jackson (JAM) 23.09
2.  Ewa Kasprzyk (POL) 23.21
3.  Anelia Nuneva (BUL) 23.31
4.  Ute Thimm (FRG) 23.56
5.  Sandra Whittaker (GBR) 23.63
6.  Myong-Hee Mo (KOR) 24.63
7.  Evelyne Farrell (AHO) 25.52
8.  Florence Gaza (SOL) 30.43


RANK HEAT 5 TIME
1.  Merlene Ottey (JAM) 23.23
2.  Irina Olkhovnikova (URS) 23.65
3.  Helinä Marjamaa (FIN) 23.82
4.  Dorthe A. Rasmussen (DEN) 23.84
5.  Lena Moller (SWE) 23.99
6.  Elanga Buala (PNG) 25.59
7.  Judith Nimpaye (BDI) 30.25


RANK HEAT 6 TIME
1.  Randy Givens (USA) 23.01
2.  Yelena Vinogradova (URS) 23.37
3.  Denise Robertson-Boyd (AUS) 23.38
4.  Pauline Davis-Thompson (BAH) 23.57
5.  Mary Mensah (GHA) 24.91
6.  Marisol Garcia (NCA) 25.92
7.  Marie-Ange Wirtz (SEY) 26.13

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