Athletics at the 1936 Summer Olympics – Men's 200 metres

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Men's 200 metres
at the Games of the XI Olympiad
Venue Olympiastadion: Berlin, Germany
Dates August 4 (heats and quarterfinals)
August 5 (semifinals and final)
Competitors 44 from 23 nations
Medalists
Gold medal 
Silver medal 
Bronze medal 
«1932 1948»
Athletics at the
1936 Summer Olympics
Athletics pictogram.svg
Track events
100 m   men   women
200 m men
400 m men
800 m men
1500 m men
5000 m men
10,000 m men
80 m hurdles women
110 m hurdles men
400 m hurdles men
3000 m steeple men
4×100 m relay men women
4×400 m relay men
Road events
Marathon men
50 km walk men
Field events
Long jump men
Triple jump men
High jump men women
Pole vault men
Shot put men
Discus throw men women
Javelin throw men women
Hammer throw men
Combined events
Decathlon men

The men's 200 metres sprint event at the 1936 Olympic Games took place between August 4 and August 5. The final was won by American Jesse Owens.

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

The fastest three runners in each of the eight heats advanced to the quarterfinal round.

Heat one

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Wil van Beveren Netherlands 21.4
2 Tomás Beswick Argentina 22.1
3 Mutsuo Taniguchi Japan 22.2
4 Antonio Salcedo Philippines
5 José de Almeida Brazil
6 Aristidis Sakellariou Greece

Heat two

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Tinus Osendarp Netherlands 21.7
2 Egon Schein Germany 22.0
3 Alan Pennington Great Britain 22.1
4 Masao Yazawa Japan 22.4
5 Pierre Dondelinger France
6 Xaver Frick Liechtenstein

Heat three

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Jesse Owens United States 21.1 =OR
2 Lee Orr Canada 21.6
3 Karl Neckermann Germany 21.8
4 Arthur Sweeney Great Britain 22.1
5 Nemesio de Guzman Philippines 22.9
6 Gunnar Christensen Denmark 23.1

Heat four

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Bruce Humber Canada 22.1
2 Gyula Gyenes Hungary 22.1
3 Felix Rinner Austria 22.4
4 Paul Bronner France 22.6
5 Chen Kingkwan China

Heat five

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Paul Hänni Switzerland 21.9
2 Renos Frangoudis Greece 22.1
3 József Sir Hungary 22.2
4 Poh Kimseng China
5 Pat Dannaher South Africa

Heat six

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Marthinus Theunissen South Africa 21.7
2 Howie McPhee Canada 21.8
3 Börje Strandvall Finland 22.6
4 George Fahoum Egypt
5 Liu Changchun China
6 Antonio Fondevilla Argentina

Heat seven

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Bob Packard United States 21.2
2 Eric Grimbeek South Africa 21.8
3 Albert Steinmetz Germany 21.9
4 Eric Whiteside India

Heat eight

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Mack Robinson United States 21.6
2 Aki Tammisto Finland 22.2
3 Carlos Hofmeister Argentina 22.3
4 Dieudonné Devrindt Belgium
5 Mario Minai Hungary
6 Alfred König Austria

Quarterfinals[edit]

The fastest three runners in each of the four heats advanced to the semifinal round.

Heat one

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Lee Orr Canada 21.2
2 Paul Hänni Switzerland 21.3
3 Bob Packard United States 21.3
4 József Sir Hungary 21.6
5 Egon Schein Germany 21.7
6 Tomás Beswick Argentina

Heat two

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Wil van Beveren Netherlands 21.7
2 Marthinus Theunissen South Africa 21.9
3 Bruce Humber Canada 22.1
4 Renos Frangoudis Greece
5 Mutsuo Taniguchi Japan
6 Carlos Hofmeister Argentina

Heat three

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Jesse Owens United States 21.1 =OR
2 Howie McPhee Canada 21.8
3 Eric Grimbeek South Africa 21.9
4 Aki Tammisto Finland 22.0
5 Felix Rinner Austria
Albert Steinmetz Argentina DQ

Heat four

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Mack Robinson United States 21.2
2 Tinus Osendarp Netherlands 21.3
3 Karl Neckermann Germany 21.6
4 Gyula Gyenes Hungary
5 Börje Strandvall Finland

Semifinals[edit]

The fastest three runners in each of the two heats advanced to the final round.

Heat one

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Mack Robinson United States 21.1 =OR
2 Lee Orr Canada 21.3
3 Wil van Beveren Netherlands 21.5
4 Bob Packard United States 21.6
5 Karl Neckermann Germany 21.8
6 Eric Grimbeek South Africa 22.2

Heat two

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Jesse Owens United States 21.3
2 Tinus Osendarp Netherlands 21.5
3 Paul Hänni Switzerland 21.6
4 Marthinus Theunissen South Africa 21.8
5 Bruce Humber Canada 22.0
6 Howie McPhee Canada 22.0

Final[edit]

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Jesse Owens United States 20.7 WR
2 Mack Robinson United States 21.1
3 Tinus Osendarp Netherlands 21.3
4 Paul Hänni Switzerland 21.6
5 Lee Orr Canada 21.6
6 Wil van Beveren Netherlands 21.9

Key: WR = World record

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