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200 metres
200mW at Josef Odlozil Memorial in Prague 14June2010 065.jpg
Athletes leaving starting blocks for a 200 meters race (2010 Josef Odložil Memorial in Prague).
Men's records
World  Jamaica Usain Bolt 19.19 (2009)
Olympic  Jamaica Usain Bolt 19.30 (2008)
Women's records
World  United States Florence Griffith 21.34 (1988)
Olympic  United States Florence Griffith 21.34 (1988)

The 200 metres (also spelled 200 meters) is a sprint running event. On an outdoor 400 m track, the race begins on the curve and ends on the home straight, so a combination of techniques are needed to successfully run the race. A slightly shorter race, called the stadion and run on a straight track, was the first recorded event at the ancient Olympic Games. The 200 m places more emphasis on speed endurance than shorter sprint distances as athletes rely on different energy systems during the longer sprint.

In the United States and elsewhere, athletes previously ran the 220-yard dash (201.168 m) instead of the 200 m (218.723yards), though the distance is now obsolete. The standard adjustment used for the conversion from times recorded over 220 yards to 200 m times is to subtract 0.1 seconds,[1] but other conversion methods exist.

The race attracts runners from other events, primarily the 100 metres, wishing to double up and claim both titles. This feat has been achieved by men ten times at the Olympic Games, by; Archie Hahn in 1904, Ralph Craig in 1912, Percy Williams in 1928, Eddie Tolan in 1932, Jesse Owens in 1936, Bobby Morrow in 1956, Valeriy Borzov in 1972 and Carl Lewis in 1984. It was most recently accomplished by Jamaica's Usain Bolt in Beijing 2008 who repeated the feat in London 2012. And it has been accomplished by women six or seven times, depending on how you look at it, by; Fanny Blankers-Koen in 1948, Marjorie Jackson in 1952, Betty Cuthbert in 1956, Wilma Rudolph in 1960, Renate Stecher in 1972 and Florence Griffith-Joyner in 1988. Marion Jones finished first in both races in 2000 but was later disqualified and stripped of her medals after admitting to taking Performance-enhancing drugs. An Olympic double of 200 m and 400 m was first achieved by Valerie Brisco-Hooks in 1984, and later by Michael Johnson from the United States and Marie-José Pérec of France both in 1996. Bolt is the only man to repeat as Olympic champion, Bärbel Wöckel (née Eckert) and Veronica Campbell-Brown are the two women who have repeated as Olympic champion.

The men's world record holder is Usain Bolt, who ran 19.19 s at the 2009 World Championships. The women's world record holder is Florence Griffith-Joyner of the United States, who ran 21.34 s at the 1988 Summer Olympics. The reigning Olympic champions are Usain Bolt (Jamaica) and Allyson Felix (USA). The reigning World Champions are Bolt and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce. Both Jamaican athletes accomplished the 100/200 double at the 2013 World Championships in Athletics.

Races run with an aiding wind measured over 2.0 meters per second are not acceptable for record purposes.

All-time fastest 200 m athletes[edit]

  • Only the fastest time for each athlete is listed.
  • A = Altitude

Men[edit]

As of August 2012.[2]

All-time top 25 (outdoors)[edit]

As of July 2014

Rank Res. Wind Athlete Nation Date Location Ref
1. 19.19 −0.3 Usain Bolt  Jamaica 20 August 2009 Berlin
2. 19.26 +0.7 Yohan Blake  Jamaica 16 September 2011 Brussels
3. 19.32 +0.4 Michael Johnson  United States 1 August 1996 Atlanta
4. 19.53 +0.7 Walter Dix  United States 16 September 2011 Brussels
5. 19.58 +1.3 Tyson Gay  United States 30 May 2009 New York City
6. 19.63 +0.4 Xavier Carter  United States 11 July 2006 Lausanne
7. 19.65 0.0 Wallace Spearmon  United States 28 September 2006 Daegu
8. 19.68 +0.4 Frankie Fredericks  Namibia 1 August 1996 Atlanta
-0.5 Justin Gatlin  United States 18 July 2014 Monaco [3]
10. 19.72A +1.8 Pietro Mennea  Italy 12 September 1979 Mexico City
11. 19.73 −0.2 Michael Marsh  United States 5 August 1992 Barcelona
12. 19.75 +1.5 Carl Lewis  United States 19 June 1983 Indianapolis
+1.7 Joe DeLoach  United States 28 September 1988 Seoul
14. 19.77 +0.7 Ato Boldon  Trinidad and Tobago 13 July 1997 Stuttgart
15. 19.79 +1.2 Shawn Crawford  United States 26 August 2004 Athens
+ 0.9 Warren Weir  Jamaica 23 June 2013 Kingston
17. 19.80 +0.8 Christophe Lemaitre  France 3 September 2011 Daegu
18. 19.81 −0.3 Alonso Edward  Panama 20 August 2009 Berlin
19. 19.83A +0.9 Tommie Smith  United States 16 October 1968 Mexico City
20. 19.84 +1.7 Francis Obikwelu  Nigeria 25 August 1999 Seville
21. 19.85 −0.3 John Capel  United States 23 July 2000 Sacramento
−0.5 Konstadinos Kederis  Greece 9 August 2002 Munich
+1.4 Churandy Martina  Netherlands 23 August 2012 Lausanne
0.0 Nickel Ashmeade  Jamaica 30 August 2012 Zurich
25. 19.86 +1.0 Donald Quarrie  Jamaica 3 August 1971 Cali
+1.6 Maurice Greene  United States 7 July 1997 Stockholm
+1.5 Jason Young  Jamaica 17 July 2012 Luzern
+1.6 Isiah Young  United States 23 June 2013 Des Moines

All-time top 10 (indoors)[edit]

Rank Result Athlete Nation Date Location Ref
1. 19.92 Frankie Fredericks  Namibia 18 February 1996 Lievin [4]
2. 20.10 Wallace Spearmon  United States 11 March 2005 Fayetteville
3. 20.25 Linford Christie  United Kingdom 19 February 1995 Lievin
4. 20.26 Obadele Thompson  Barbados 6 March 1999 Maebashi
Shawn Crawford  United States 10 March 2000 Fayetteville
John Capel  United States 10 March 2000 Fayetteville
7. 20.27 Walter Dix  United States 10 March 2006 Fayetteville
8. 20.30 Xavier Carter  United States 10 March 2006 Fayetteville
9. 20.31 Coby Miller  United States 3 March 2001 Atlanta
10. 20.32 Rohsaan Griffin  United States 27 February 1999 Atlanta
Kevin Little  United States 5 March 1999 Maebashi

Best Year Performances[edit]

Year Result Wind Athlete Nation Date Location Ref
1966 20.14yh +0.1 Tommie Smith  United States 11 June 1966 Sacramento
1967 20.14Ay +0.9 Tommie Smith  United States 17 June 1967 Provo
1968 19.83A +0.9 Tommie Smith  United States 16 October 1968 Ciudad de Mexico
1969 20.24Ah +0.4 John Carlos  United States 12 September 1969 South Lake Tahoe
1970 20.42yh +0.3 John Carlos  United States 17 March 1970 Melbourne
1971 19.86 +1.0 Donald Quarrie  Jamaica 3 August 1971 Cali
1972 20.00 +0.0 Valeriy Borzov  Ukraine 4 September 1972 Munchen
1973 20.33y +0.0 Steve Williams  United States 16 June 1973 Bakersfield
1974 20.06 +0.4 Donald Quarrie  Jamaica 16 August 1974 Zurich
1975 20.04h +1.3 Donald Quarrie  Jamaica 7 June 1975 Eugene
1976 20.10 +1.7 Millard Hampton  United States 22 June 1976 Eugene
1977 20.08A +0.1 Silvio Leonard  Cuba 12 August 1977 Guadalajara
1978 20.03 +1.6 Clancy Edwards  United States 29 April 1978 Westwood
1979 19.72A +1.8 Pietro Mennea  Italy 12 September 1979 Ciudad de Mexico
1980 19.96 +0.0 Pietro Mennea  Italy 17 August 1980 Barletta
1981 20.20 +1.4 James Sanford  United States 10 May 1981 Westwood
1982 20.15A +0.3 Mike Miller  United States 2 June 1982 Provo
1983 19.75 +1.5 Carl Lewis  United States 19 June 1983 Indianapolis
1984 19.80 -0.9 Carl Lewis  United States 8 August 1984 Los Angeles
1985 20.07 +1.5 Lorenzo Daniel  United States 18 May 1985 Starkville
1986 20.12 +0.6 Floyd Heard  United States 7 July 1986 Moskva
1987 19.92 +1.3 Carl Lewis  United States 4 May 1987 Madrid
1988 19.75 +1.7 Joe DeLoach  United States 28 August 1988 Seoul
1989 19.96 +0.4 Robson da Silva  Brazil 25 August 1977 Bruxelles
1990 19.85 +0.4 Michael Johnson  United States 6 July 1990 Edinburgh
1991 19.88 -0.9 Michael Johnson  United States 20 September 1991 Barcelona
1992 19.73 -0.2 Michael Marsh  United States 5 August 1992 Barcelona
1993 19.85 +0.3 Frank Fredericks  Namibia 20 August 1993 Stuttgart
1994 19.87A +1.8 John Regis  United Kingdom 31 July 1994 Sestriere
1995 19.79 +0.5 Michael Johnson  United States 11 August 1995 Goteborg
1996 19.32 +0.4 Michael Johnson  United States 1 August 1996 Atlanta
1997 19.77 +0.7 Ato Boldon  Trinidad and Tobago 13 July 1997 Stuttgart
1998 19.88 -0.4 Ato Boldon  Trinidad and Tobago 17 June 1998 Athinai
1999 19.84 +1.7 Francis Obikwelu  Nigeria 25 August 1999 Sevilla
2000 19.71A +1.8 Michael Johnson  United States 18 March 2000 Pietersburg
2001 19.88 +0.1 Joshua J. Johnson  United States 24 August 2001 Bruxelles
2002 19.85A +0.0 Shawn Crawford  United States 12 April 2002 Pretoria
-0.5 Konstadínos Kedéris  Greece 9 August 2002 Munchen
2003 20.01 +0.3 Bernard Williams  United States 11 July 2003 Roma
2004 19.79 +1.2 Shawn Crawford  United States 26 August 2004 Athinai
2005 19.89 +1.8 Wallace Spearmon  United States 22 July 2005 London
2006 19.63 +0.4 Xavier Carter  United States 11 July 2006 Lausanne
2007 19.62 -0.3 Tyson Gay  United States 24 June 2007 Indianapolis
2008 19.30 -0.9 Usain Bolt  Jamaica 20 August 2008 Beijing
2009 19.19 -0.3 Usain Bolt  Jamaica 20 August 2009 Berlin
2010 19.56 -0.8 Usain Bolt  Jamaica 1 May 2010 Kingston
2011 19.26 +0.7 Yohan Blake  Jamaica 16 September 2011 Bruxelles
2012 19.32 +0.4 Usain Bolt  Jamaica 9 August 2012 London
2013 19.66 +0.0 Usain Bolt  Jamaica 17 August 2013 Moskva
2014 19.68 -0.5 Justin Gatlin  United States 18 July 2014 Monaco

Women[edit]

All-time top 25 (outdoors)[edit]

As of January 2013

Rank Result Wind Athlete Nation Date Location Ref
1. 21.34 +1.3 Florence Griffith-Joyner  United States 29 September 1988 Seoul
2. 21.62A −0.6 Marion Jones  United States 11 September 1998 Johannesburg
3. 21.64 +0.8 Merlene Ottey  Jamaica 13 September 1991 Brussels
4. 21.69 +1.0 Allyson Felix  United States 30 June 2012 Eugene [5]
5. 21.71 +0.7 Marita Koch  East Germany 10 June 1979 Karl-Marx-Stadt
+1.2 Heike Drechsler  East Germany 29 June 1986 Jena
7. 21.72 +1.3 Grace Jackson  Jamaica 29 September 1988 Seoul
−0.1 Gwen Torrence  United States 15 August 1992 Barcelona
9. 21.74 +0.4 Marlies Göhr  East Germany 3 June 1984 Erfurt
+1.2 Silke Gladisch-Möller  East Germany 3 September 1987 Rome
+0.6 Veronica Campbell-Brown  Jamaica 21 August 2008 Beijing
12. 21.75 −0.1 Juliet Cuthbert  Jamaica 5 August 1992 Barcelona
13. 21.77 +0.6 Inger Miller  United States 27 August 1999 Seville
14. 21.81 −0.1 Valerie Brisco-Hooks  United States 9 August 1984 Los Angeles
15. 21.83 −0.2 Evelyn Ashford  United States 24 August 1979 Montreal
16. 21.85 +0.3 Bärbel Wöckel  East Germany 21 July 1984 Potsdam
17. 21.87 0.0 Irina Privalova  Russia 25 July 1995 Monaco
18. 21.93 +1.3 Pam Marshall  United States 23 July 1988 Indianapolis
19. 21.95 +0.3 Katrin Krabbe  East Germany 30 August 1990 Split
20. 21.97 +1.9 Jarmila Kratochvilova  Czechoslovakia 6 June 1981 Bratislava
21. 21.99 +0.9 Chandra Cheeseborough  United States 19 June 1983 Indianapolis
+1.1 Marie-Jose Perec  France 2 July 1993 Villeneuve d'Ascq
+1.1 Kerron Stewart  Jamaica 29 July 2008 Kingston
24. 22.00 +1.3 Sherone Simpson  Jamaica 25 June 2006 Kingston
25. 22.01 −0.5 Anelia Nuneva  Bulgaria 16 August 1987 Sofia
0.0 Li Xuemei  China 22 October 1997 Shanghai
+0.6 Muna Lee  United States 21 August 2008 Beijing
  • Note: Marita Koch also ran 21.71 in Potsdam in June 1984.
  • Note: Heike Dreschler also ran 21.71 at the European Championships in Stuttgart in August 1986.

All-time top 10 (indoors)[edit]

Rank Result Athlete Nation Date Location
1. 21.87 Merlene Ottey  Jamaica 13 February 1993 Lievin
2. 22.10 Irina Privalova  Russia 19 February 1995 Toronto
3. 22.27 Heike Drechsler  East Germany 7 March 1987 Indianapolis
4. 22.33 Gwen Torrence  United States 3 February 1996 Atlanta
5. 22.38 Veronica Campbell-Brown  Jamaica 18 February 2005 Birmingham
6. 22.39 Marita Koch  East Germany 5 March 1983 Budapest
Ionela Tirlea  Romania 6 March 1999 Maebashi
8. 22.40 Bianca Knight  United States 14 March 2008 Fayetteville
9. 22.41 Galina Malchugina  Russia 13 March 1994 Paris
10. 22.43 Svetlana Goncharenko  Russia 22 February 1998 Lievin

Best Year Performances[edit]

Year Result Wind Athlete Nation Date Location Ref
1972 22.40 +1.1 Renate Stecher  East Germany 7 September 1972 Munchen
1973 22.38 +1.6 Renate Stecher  East Germany 21 July 1973 Dresden
1974 22.21 +1.9 Irena Szewinska  Poland 13 June 1974 Potsdam
1975 22.44 N/A Renate Steecher  East Germany 10 August 1975 Potsdam
1976 22.37 +0.0 Bärbel Wöckel  East Germany 24 August 1976 Zurich
1977 22.37 +0.8 Irena Szewinska  Poland 24 August 1977 Zurich
1978 22.06 +1.2 Marita Koch  East Germany 28 May 1978 Erfurt
1979 21.71 +0.7 Marita Koch  East Germany 6 June 1979 Karl-Marx-Stadt
1980 22.01 +0.6 Bärbel Wöckel  East Germany 18 July 1980 Cottbus
1981 21.84 -1.1 Evelyn Ashford  United States 28 August 1981 Bruxelles
1982 21.76 +0.3 Marita Koch  East Germany 3 July 1982 Dresden
1983 21.82 +1.3 Marita Koch  East Germany 18 June 1983 Karl-Marx-Stadt
1984 21.71 +0.3 Marita Koch  East Germany 21 July 1984 Potsdam
1985 21.78 -1.3 Marita Koch  East Germany 11 August 1985 Leipzig
1986 21.71 +1.2 Heike Drechsler  Germany 29 June 1986 Jena
-0.7 Heike Drechsler  Germany 29 August 1986 Stuttgart
1987 21.74 +1.3 Silke Möller  Germany 3 September 1987 Roma
1988 21.34 +1.3 Florence Griffith-Joyner  United States 29 August 1988 Seoul
1989 22.04A +0.7 Dawn Sowell  United States 2 June 1989 Provo
1990 21.66 -1.0 Merlene Ottey  Jamaica 15 August 1990 Zurich
1991 21.64 +0.8 Merlene Ottey  Jamaica 13 September 1991 Bruxelles
1992 21.72 -0.1 Gwen Torrence  United States 5 August 1992 Barcelona
1993 21.77 +1.0 Merlene Ottey  Jamaica 7 August 1993 Monaco
1994 21.85 -0.8 Gwen Torrence  United States 12 August 1994 Durham
1995 21.77 -0.3 Gwen Torrence  United States 18 August 1995 Koln
1996 22.07 +0.4 Marie-José Pérec  France 1 August 1996 Atlanta
-0.1 Mary Onyali  Nigeria 14 August 1996 Zurich
1997 21.76 -0.8 Marion Jones  United States 13 August 1997 Zurich
1998 21.62A -0.6 Marion Jones  United States 11 September 1998 Johannesburg
1999 21.77 +0.6 Inger Miller  United States 27 August 1999 Sevilla
2000 21.94 +1.8 Marion Jones  United States 23 July 2000 Sacramento
2001 22.39 +1.8 LaTasha Jenkins  United States 23 June 2001 Eugene
-0.3 Debbie Ferguson-McKenzie  Bahamas 9 August 2001 Edmonton
2002 22.20 +0.0 Debbie Ferguson-McKenzie  Bahamas 29 July 2002 Manchester
2003 22.11A -0.5 Allyson Felix  United States 3 May 2003 Ciudad de Mexico
2004 22.05 +0.8 Veronica Campbell-Brown  Jamaica 25 August 2004 Athinai
2005 22.13 +0.3 Allyson Felix  United States 26 June 2005 Carson
2006 22.00 +1.3 Sherone Simpson  Jamaica 25 June 2001 Kingston
-0.3 Sherone Simpson  Jamaica 25 July 2006 Stockholm
2007 21.81 +1.7 Allyson Felix  United States 31 August 2007 Osaka
2008 21.74 +0.6 Veronica Campbell-Brown  Jamaica 21 August 2008 Beijing
2009 21.88 +1.3 Allyson Felix  United States 31 July 2009 Stockholm
2010 21.98 +1.4 Veronica Campbell-Brown  Jamaica 12 June 2010 New York City
2011 22.15 +1.0 Shalonda Solomon  United States 26 June 2011 Eugene
2012 21.69 +1.0 Allyson Felix  United States 30 June 2012 Eugene
2013 22.13 +1.0 Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce  Jamaica 23 June 2013 Kingston
2014 22.02 +0.1 Allyson Felix  United States 5 September 2014 Bruxelles

Olympic medalists[edit]

Men[edit]

Games Gold Silver Bronze
1900 Paris
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 Walter Tewksbury (USA)  Norman Pritchard (IND)  Stan Rowley (AUS)
1904 St. Louis
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 Archie Hahn (USA)  Nate Cartmell (USA)  William Hogenson (USA)
1908 London
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 Robert Kerr (CAN)  Robert Cloughen (USA)  Nate Cartmell (USA)
1912 Stockholm
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 Ralph Craig (USA)  Donald Lippincott (USA)  Willie Applegarth (GBR)
1920 Antwerp
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 Allen Woodring (USA)  Charlie Paddock (USA)  Harry Edward (GBR)
1924 Paris
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 Jackson Scholz (USA)  Charlie Paddock (USA)  Eric Liddell (GBR)
1928 Amsterdam
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 Percy Williams (CAN)  Walter Rangeley (GBR)  Helmut Körnig (GER)
1932 Los Angeles
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 Eddie Tolan (USA)  George Simpson (USA)  Ralph Metcalfe (USA)
1936 Berlin
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 Jesse Owens (USA)  Mack Robinson (USA)  Tinus Osendarp (NED)
1948 London
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 Mel Patton (USA)  Barney Ewell (USA)  Lloyd LaBeach (PAN)
1952 Helsinki
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 Andy Stanfield (USA)  Thane Baker (USA)  James Gathers (USA)
1956 Melbourne
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 Bobby Morrow (USA)  Andy Stanfield (USA)  Thane Baker (USA)
1960 Rome
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 Livio Berruti (ITA)  Lester Carney (USA)  Abdoulaye Seye (FRA)
1964 Tokyo
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 Henry Carr (USA)  Paul Drayton (USA)  Edwin Roberts (TRI)
1968 Mexico City
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 Tommie Smith (USA)  Peter Norman (AUS)  John Carlos (USA)
1972 Munich
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 Valeriy Borzov (URS)  Larry Black (USA)  Pietro Mennea (ITA)
1976 Montreal
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 Don Quarrie (JAM)  Millard Hampton (USA)  Dwayne Evans (USA)
1980 Moscow
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 Pietro Mennea (ITA)  Allan Wells (GBR)  Don Quarrie (JAM)
1984 Los Angeles
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 Carl Lewis (USA)  Kirk Baptiste (USA)  Thomas Jefferson (USA)
1988 Seoul
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 Joe DeLoach (USA)  Carl Lewis (USA)  Robson da Silva (BRA)
1992 Barcelona
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 Michael Marsh (USA)  Frankie Fredericks (NAM)  Michael Bates (USA)
1996 Atlanta
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 Michael Johnson (USA)  Frankie Fredericks (NAM)  Ato Boldon (TRI)
2000 Sydney
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 Konstantinos Kenteris (GRE)  Darren Campbell (GBR)  Ato Boldon (TRI)
2004 Athens
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 Shawn Crawford (USA)  Bernard Williams (USA)  Justin Gatlin (USA)
2008 Beijing
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 Usain Bolt (JAM)  Shawn Crawford (USA)  Walter Dix (USA)
2012 London
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 Usain Bolt (JAM)  Yohan Blake (JAM)  Warren Weir (JAM)

Women[edit]

Games Gold Silver Bronze
1948 London
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 Fanny Blankers-Koen (NED)  Audrey Williamson (GBR)  Audrey Patterson (USA)
1952 Helsinki
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 Marjorie Jackson (AUS)  Bertha Brouwer (NED)  Nadezhda Khnykina-Dvalishvili (URS)
1956 Melbourne
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 Betty Cuthbert (AUS)  Christa Stubnick (EUA)  Marlene Mathews (AUS)
1960 Rome
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 Wilma Rudolph (USA)  Jutta Heine (EUA)  Dorothy Hyman (GBR)
1964 Tokyo
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 Edith McGuire (USA)  Irena Kirszenstein (POL)  Marilyn Black (AUS)
1968 Mexico City
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 Irena Szewińska (POL)  Raelene Boyle (AUS)  Jenny Lamy (AUS)
1972 Munich
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 Renate Stecher (GDR)  Raelene Boyle (AUS)  Irena Szewińska (POL)
1976 Montreal
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 Bärbel Eckert (GDR)  Annegret Richter (FRG)  Renate Stecher (GDR)
1980 Moscow
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 Bärbel Wöckel (GDR)  Natalya Bochina (URS)  Merlene Ottey (JAM)
1984 Los Angeles
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 Valerie Brisco-Hooks (USA)  Florence Griffith (USA)  Merlene Ottey (JAM)
1988 Seoul
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 Florence Griffith-Joyner (USA)  Grace Jackson (JAM)  Heike Drechsler (GDR)
1992 Barcelona
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 Gwen Torrence (USA)  Juliet Cuthbert (JAM)  Merlene Ottey (JAM)
1996 Atlanta
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 Marie-José Pérec (FRA)  Merlene Ottey (JAM)  Mary Onyali (NGR)
2000 Sydney
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 Pauline Davis-Thompson (BAH)  Susanthika Jayasinghe (SRI)  Beverly McDonald (JAM)
2004 Athens
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 Veronica Campbell (JAM)  Allyson Felix (USA)  Debbie Ferguson (BAH)
2008 Beijing
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 Veronica Campbell-Brown (JAM)  Allyson Felix (USA)  Kerron Stewart (JAM)
2012 London
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 Allyson Felix (USA)  Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce (JAM)  Carmelita Jeter (USA)

World Championship medalists[edit]

Men[edit]

Championships Gold Silver Bronze
1983 Helsinki  Calvin Smith (USA)  Elliott Quow (USA)  Pietro Mennea (ITA)
1987 Rome  Calvin Smith (USA)  Gilles Quénéhervé (FRA)  John Regis (GBR)
1991 Tokyo  Michael Johnson (USA)  Frankie Fredericks (NAM)  Atlee Mahorn (CAN)
1993 Stuttgart  Frankie Fredericks (NAM)  John Regis (GBR)  Carl Lewis (USA)
1995 Gothenburg  Michael Johnson (USA)  Frankie Fredericks (NAM)  Jeff Williams (USA)
1997 Athens  Ato Boldon (TRI)  Frankie Fredericks (NAM)  Claudinei da Silva (BRA)
1999 Seville  Maurice Greene (USA)  Claudinei da Silva (BRA)  Francis Obikwelu (NGR)
2001 Edmonton  Konstantinos Kenteris (GRE)  Christopher Williams (JAM)  Shawn Crawford (USA)
2003 Paris  John Capel (USA)  Darvis Patton (USA)  Shingo Suetsugu (JPN)
2005 Helsinki  Justin Gatlin (USA)  Wallace Spearmon (USA)  John Capel (USA)
2007 Osaka  Tyson Gay (USA)  Usain Bolt (JAM)  Wallace Spearmon (USA)
2009 Berlin  Usain Bolt (JAM)  Alonso Edward (PAN)  Wallace Spearmon (USA)
2011 Daegu  Usain Bolt (JAM)  Walter Dix (USA)  Christophe Lemaitre (FRA)
2013 Moscow  Usain Bolt (JAM)  Warren Weir (JAM)  Curtis Mitchell (USA)

Women[edit]

Championships Gold Silver Bronze
1983 Helsinki  Marita Koch (GDR)  Merlene Ottey (JAM)  Kathy Smallwood-Cook (GBR)
1987 Rome  Silke Gladisch (GDR)  Florence Griffith-Joyner (USA)  Merlene Ottey (JAM)
1991 Tokyo  Katrin Krabbe (GER)  Gwen Torrence (USA)  Merlene Ottey (JAM)
1993 Stuttgart  Merlene Ottey (JAM)  Gwen Torrence (USA)  Irina Privalova (RUS)
1995 Gothenburg  Merlene Ottey (JAM)  Irina Privalova (RUS)  Galina Malchugina (RUS)
1997 Athens  Zhanna Pintusevich-Block (UKR)  Susanthika Jayasinghe (SRI)  Merlene Ottey (JAM)
1999 Seville  Inger Miller (USA)  Beverly McDonald (JAM)  Merlene Frazer (JAM)
 Andrea Philipp (GER)
2001 Edmonton  Debbie Ferguson (BAH)  LaTasha Jenkins (USA)  Cydonie Mothersille (CAY)
2003 Paris  Anastasiya Kapachinskaya (RUS)  Torri Edwards (USA)  Muriel Hurtis (FRA)
2005 Helsinki  Allyson Felix (USA)  Rachelle Boone-Smith (USA)  Christine Arron (FRA)
2007 Osaka  Allyson Felix (USA)  Veronica Campbell (JAM)  Susanthika Jayasinghe (SRI)
2009 Berlin  Allyson Felix (USA)  Veronica Campbell-Brown (JAM)  Debbie Ferguson (BAH)
2011 Daegu  Veronica Campbell-Brown (JAM)  Carmelita Jeter (USA)  Allyson Felix (USA)
2013 Moscow  Shelly-Ann Fraser (JAM)  Murielle Ahouré (CIV)  Blessing Okagbare (NGR)

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "200 Meters All Time". IAAF. Retrieved 17 September 2011. 
  3. ^ Mike Rowbottom (18 July 2014). "Bondarenko over 2.40m again in Monaco - IAAF Diamond League". IAAF. Retrieved 19 July 2014. 
  4. ^ http://www.alltime-athletics.com/m_200ok.htm
  5. ^ Ed Gordon (1 July 2012). "Marritt hurdles world-leading 12.93, Felix blazes 21.69 in Eugene – U.S. Olympic Trials, Day 7". IAAF. Retrieved 1 July 2012. 

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