2009 World Youth Championships in Athletics – Boys' 200 metres

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Events at the
2009 World Youth
Championships in Athletics

Athletics pictogram.svg
Track events
100 m   boys   girls
200 m boys girls
400 m boys girls
800 m boys girls
1500 m boys girls
3000 m boys girls
100 m hurdles girls
110 m hurdles boys
400 m hurdles boys girls
2000 m
steeplechase
boys girls
Medley relay boys girls
5000 m walk girls
10,000 m walk boys
Field events
Long jump boys girls
Triple jump boys girls
High jump boys girls
Pole vault boys girls
Shot put boys girls
Discus throw boys girls
Javelin throw boys girls
Hammer throw boys girls
Combined events
Heptathlon girls
Decathlon boys

The Boys' 200 metres at the 2009 World Youth Championships in Athletics was held at the Brixen-Bressanone Sport Arena on 10, 11, and 12 July.[1] The event was won by Kirani James of the Grenada, who also won the 400 metres.[2]

Medalists[edit]

Gold Silver Bronze
Kirani James
 Grenada
Alberto Gavaldá
 Spain
Keenan Brock
 United States

Records[edit]

Prior to the competition, the following records were as follows.

World Youth Best  Usain Bolt (JAM) 20.13 Bridgetown, Barbados 20 July 2003
Championship Record 20.40 Sherbrooke, Canada 13 July 2003
World Youth Leading  Dedric Dukes (USA) 20.94 Altamonte Springs, USA 20 June 2009

No new records were set during the competition.

Heats[edit]

Qualification rule: first 2 of each heat (Q) plus the 4 fastest times (q) qualified.

Semifinals[edit]

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

Heat 1[edit]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 3 Keenan Brock  United States 21.36 Q, PB
2 1 Tomasz Kluczynski  Poland 21.43 Q, PB
3 4 Sam Watts  Great Britain 21.50 q, PB
4 6 Johannes de Klerk  South Africa 21.52 q
5 8 Kazunori Katsuyama  Japan 21.69
6 2 Marlon Laidlaw-Allen  Canada 21.93
7 7 Carlos Rodríguez  Puerto Rico 22.01
8 5 Comfort Olugbemi  Nigeria 22.13

Key: PB = Personal best, SB = Seasonal best

Wind: 0.6 m/s

Heat 2[edit]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 5 Dedric Dukes  United States 21.22 Q
2 3 Leandro De Araújo  Brazil 21.76 Q
3 2 Demetri Knowles  Bahamas 21.76
4 6 Tan Juquan  China 21.78
5 8 Masato Hayashi  Japan 21.79
6 1 José Antonio Vizuete  Spain 22.08
7 4 Adam Pawlowski  Poland 22.41
8 7 Yateya Kambepera  Botswana 22.45

Key: PB = Personal best, SB = Seasonal best

Wind: 0.9 m/s

Heat 3[edit]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 5 Kirani James  Grenada 21.23 Q
2 3 Alberto Gavaldá  Spain 21.43 Q, SB
3 4 Moriba Morain  Trinidad and Tobago 21.56
4 1 Nicholas Deshong  Barbados 21.57
5 7 Alex Jordan  New Zealand 21.91 PB
6 6 Huang Xiang  China 21.99
7 2 Lester Ryan  Montserrat 22.01 PB
8 8 Kemar Bailey-Cole  Jamaica 22.11

Key: PB = Personal best, SB = Seasonal best

Wind: 1.4 m/s

Final[edit]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 3 Kirani James  Grenada 21.05 PB
2 7 Alberto Gavaldá  Spain 21.33 SB
3 4 Keenan Brock  United States 21.39
4 5 Dedric Dukes  United States 21.61
5 6 Tomasz Kluczynski  Poland 21.70
6 8 Leandro De Araújo  Brazil 21.78
7 1 Sam Watts  Great Britain 22.00
8 2 Johannes de Klerk  South Africa 22.04

Key: PB = Personal best, SB = Seasonal best

Wind: −0.9 m/s

References[edit]