Athletics at the 1952 Summer Olympics – Men's 200 metres

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Men's 200 metres
at the Games of the XV Olympiad
Venue Olympic Stadium
Dates July 22 (heats and quarterfinals)
July 23 (semifinals and final)
Medalists
Gold medal 
Silver medal 
Bronze medal 
«1948 1956»
Athletics at the
1952 Summer Olympics
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Track events
100 m   men   women
200 m men women
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
steeplechase
men
4×100 m relay men women
4×400 m relay men
Road events
Marathon men
10 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
Decathlon men

The men's 200 metres sprint event at the 1952 Olympic Games took place between July 22 and July 23. The final was won by American Andy Stanfield.

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

The fastest two runners in each of the eighteen heats advanced to the quarterfinal round.

Heat one

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Gerardo Bönnhoff Argentina 21.72
2 Étienne Bally France 22.03
3 Adolf Turakainen Finland 22.55
4 Hörður Haraldsson Iceland 22.56

Heat two

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Thane Baker United States 21.62
2 Levan Sanadze Soviet Union 22.26
3 Stefanos Petrakis Greece 22.64
4 Willy Eichenberger Switzerland 22.98

Heat three

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Don McFarlane Canada 22.94
2 Roman Budzyński Poland 23.37

Heat four

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Rafael Fortún Cuba 21.98
2 Nick Stacey Great Britain 22.07
3 Fernand Linssen Belgium 22.37
4 Edward Ajado Nigeria 22.92

Heat five

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Theo Saat Netherlands 22.17
2 Werner Zandt Germany 22.23
3 Juan Leiva Venezuela 22.38
4 Fawzi Chaaban Egypt 22.90
5 Eugénio Eleutério Portugal 23.37

Heat six

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 David Tabak Israel 22.60
2 Marcel Gerdil France 22.71

Heat seven

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Andy Stanfield United States 22.00
2 Zdobysław Stawczyk Poland 22.22
3 Enrique Beckles Argentina 22.73
4 Youssef Ali Omar Egypt 23.26
5 Adulya Vanastit Thailand 23.50

Heat eight

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Vladimir Sukharev Soviet Union 22.08
2 Angel García Cuba 22.14
3 Hans Wehrli Switzerland 22.35
4 Pauli Tavisalo Finland 22.45
5 Abdul Aziz Pakistan 23.02

Heat nine

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Václav Janeček Czechoslovakia 21.99
2 Peter Kraus Germany 22.06
3 Muhammad Aslam Pakistan 22.14
4 Fred Hammer Luxembourg 22.63

Heat ten

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Brian Shenton Great Britain 22.12
2 Voitto Hellstén Finland 22.41
3 Roby Schaeffer Luxembourg 22.76
4 Vasilios Sillis Greece 22.88

Heat eleven

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Schalk Booysen South Africa 22.03
2 Gerard Mach Poland 22.16
3 Muhammad Sharif Butt Pakistan 22.34
4 Ásmundur Bjarnason Iceland 22.51
5 Walter Sutton Canada 22.53

Heat twelve

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Jim Gathers United States 21.42
2 Tomio Hosoda Japan 22.36
3 Henry Brault France 22.48
4 Luigi Grossi Italy 22.49
5 Muslim Arogundade Nigeria 22.71

Heat thirteen

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 McDonald Bailey Great Britain 21.66
2 Miroslav Horčic Czechoslovakia 22.52
3 Giorgio Sobrero Italy 22.66
4 Ernst Mühlethaler Switzerland 23.26
5 Eom Par-Yong South Korea 23.41

Heat fourteen

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Rafiu Oluwa Nigeria 22.89
2 Boonterm Pakpuang Thailand 24.15

Heat fifteen

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Les Laing Jamaica 21.97
2 Paul Dolan Ireland 22.04
3 František Brož Czechoslovakia 22.35
4 Fernando Casimiro Portugal 22.72
5 José Julio Barillas Guatemala 22.88

Heat sixteen

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Raúl Mazorra Cuba 22.52
2 Robert Hutchinson Canada 22.66
3 Emad El-Din Shafei Egypt 22.75
4 Aroon Sankosik Thailand 23.64

Heat Seventeen

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Edwin Carr, Jr. Australia 22.19
2 Angel Kolev Bulgaria 22.24

Heat eighteen

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 John Treloar Australia 21.75
2 Lavy Pinto India 21.83
3 Péter Karádi Hungary 22.24
4 Lucio Sangermano Italy 22.38

Quarterfinals[edit]

The fastest two runners in each of the six heats advanced to the semifinal round.

Heat one

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Jim Gathers United States 21.64
2 Lavy Pinto India 21.80
3 Theo Saat Netherlands 21.87
4 Zdobysław Stawczyk Poland 22.12
5 Miroslav Horčic Czechoslovakia 22.44
6 Raúl Mazorra Cuba 31.00

Heat two

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Thane Baker United States 21.64
2 Rafael Fortún Cuba 21.98
3 Paul Dolan Ireland 22.15
4 Peter Kraus Germany 22.19
5 Voitto Hellstén Finland 22.61
6 Rafiu Oluwa Nigeria 22.69

Heat three

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 McDonald Bailey Great Britain 21.27
2 Václav Janeček Czechoslovakia 21.93
3 Edwin Carr, Jr. Australia 21.98
4 Schalk Booysen South Africa 22.09
5 Marcel Gerdil France 22.37
6 Robert Hutchinson Canada 22.55

Heat four

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Gerardo Bönnhoff Argentina 21.67
2 Nick Stacey Great Britain 21.79
3 Angel Kolev Bulgaria 22.07
4 Angel García Cuba 22.11
5 David Tabak Israel 22.34
6 Roman Budzyński Poland 22.51

Heat five

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Andy Stanfield United States 21.21
2 Les Laing Jamaica 21.74
3 Étienne Bally France 22.02
4 Levan Sanadze Soviet Union 22.26
5 Don McFarlane Canada 22.33

Heat six

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 John Treloar Australia 21.86
2 Werner Zandt Germany 21.87
3 Vladimir Sukharev Soviet Union 21.88
4 Gerard Mach Poland 22.12
5 Brian Shenton Great Britain 22.24
6 Tomio Hosoda Japan 22.49

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 Andy Stanfield United States 21.23
2 Jim Gathers United States 21.58
3 Les Laing Jamaica 21.80
4 Werner Zandt Germany 21.92
5 Nick Stacey Great Britain 21.95
6 Václav Janeček Czechoslovakia 22.12

Heat two

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 McDonald Bailey Great Britain 21.46
2 Thane Baker United States 21.50
3 Gerardo Bönnhoff Argentina 21.75
4 Rafael Fortún Cuba 21.93
5 Lavy Pinto India 22.01
- John Treloar Australia DNF

Final[edit]

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Andy Stanfield United States 20.81 OR
2 Thane Baker United States 20.97
3 James Gathers United States 21.08
4 McDonald Bailey Great Britain 21.14
5 Les Laing Jamaica 21.45
6 Gerardo Bönnhoff Argentina 21.59

Key: OR = Olympic record; DNF = Did not finish

References[edit]