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

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Women's 200 metres
at the Games of the XV Olympiad
Venue Helsinki Olympic Stadium
Dates July 25 (heats)
July 26 (semifinal and final)
Competitors 38 from 21 nations
Medalists
Gold medal    Australia
Silver medal    Netherlands
Bronze medal    Soviet Union
«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 Women's 200 metres at the 1952 Summer Olympics took place on July 25 (heats) and July 26 (final) at the Helsinki Olympic Stadium. Australian athlete Marjorie Jackson, who had already won the final in the 100 metres event, earned a second gold medal while setting two world records along the way.

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

The first round was held on July 25. The first two runners from each heat qualified for the semifinal.

Heat 1

Rank Name Nationality Result Notes
1 Sylvia Cheeseman Great Britain 24.9
2 Ursula Knab Germany 25.0
3 Tzvetana Berkovska Bulgaria 25.2
4 Gladys Erbetta Argentina 25.6
5 Flora Kazantseva Soviet Union 25.7
6 Maria Arndt Poland 25.9

Heat 2

Rank Name Nationality Result Notes
1 Nadezhda Khnykina Soviet Union 24.3 WR
2 Helga Klein Germany 24.6
3 Deise Jurdelina de Castro Brazil 25.0
4 Frances O'Halloran Canada 25.2
5 Grietje de Jongh Netherlands 25.2
6 Ema Konrad Romania 25.8

Heat 3

Rank Name Nationality Result Notes
1 Marjorie Jackson Australia 23.6 WR
2 Catherine Hardy United States 24.8
3 Patricia Devine Great Britain 25.1
4 Anne-Marie Lousteau France 25.5
5 Olga Gyarmati Hungary 25.5
6 Vera Martelli Italy 26.1
7 Mary D'Souza India 26.3

Heat 4

Rank Name Nationality Result Notes
1 Bertha Brouwer Netherlands 24.6
2 Marcelle Gabarrus France 25.3
3 Ann Johnson Great Britain 25.3
4 Adriana Millard Chile 25.4
5 Graviola Ewing Guatemala 26.9

Heat 5

Rank Name Nationality Result Notes
1 Eulalia Szwajkowska Poland 25.5
2 Eleanor McKenzie Canada 25.5
3 Alexandria Sicoe Romania 25.6
4 Lilian Heinz Argentina 25.8
5 Pirkko Länsivuori Finland 27.5
Dolores Dwyer United States DNF

Heat 6

Rank Name Nationality Result Notes
1 Daphne Hasenjager South Africa 24.4
2 Winsome Cripps Australia 24.4
3 Mae Faggs United States 24.5
4 Hyacinth Walters Jamaica 25.4

Heat 7

Rank Name Nationality Result Notes
1 Yevgeniya Sechenova Soviet Union 25.4
2 Luella Law Canada 25.7
3 Klára Soós Hungary 25.8
4 Genowefa Minicka Poland 25.9

Semifinals[edit]

The semifinals were held on July 26. The first three runners from each heat qualified to the final.

Heat 1

Rank Name Nationality Result Notes
1 Marjorie Jackson Australia 23.4 WR
2 Bertha Brouwer Netherlands 24.3
3 Daphne Hasenjager South Africa 24.4
4 Sylvia Cheeseman Great Britain 24.7
5 Yevgeniya Sechenova Soviet Union 25.2
6 Luella Law Canada 25.3
7 Ursula Knab Germany 25.5

Heat 2

Rank Name Nationality Result Notes
1 Nadezhda Khnykina Soviet Union 24.1
2 Winsome Cripps Australia 24.3
3 Helga Klein Germany 24.4
4 Catherine Hardy United States 24.7
5 Eleanor McKenzie Canada 25.1
6 Eulalia Szwajkowska Poland 25.2
7 Marcelle Gabarrus France 25.3

Final[edit]

Rank Name Nationality Result Notes
1st Marjorie Jackson Australia 23.7
2nd Bertha Brouwer Netherlands 24.2
3rd Nadezhda Khnykina Soviet Union 24.2
4 Winsome Cripps Australia 24.2
5 Helga Klein Germany 24.6
6 Daphne Hasenjager South Africa 24.6

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