Athletics at the 1960 Summer Olympics – Women's 200 metres

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Women's 200 metres
at the Games of the XVII Olympiad
Venue Olympic Stadium
Dates September 3 (heats)
September 5 (semifinals and final)
Medalists
Gold medal 
Silver medal 
Bronze medal 
«1956 1964»
Athletics at the
1960 Summer Olympics
Athletics pictogram.svg
Track events
100 m   men   women
200 m men women
400 m men
800 m men women
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
20 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
Athletics at the
1960 Summer Olympics
Athletics pictogram.svg
Track events
100 m   men   women
200 m men women
400 m men
800 m men women
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
20 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 sprint event at the 1960 Olympic Games took place between September 3 and September 5.

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

The top two runners in each of the six heats (blue), plus the next two fastest (pink) advanced to the semifinal round.

Heat one

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Giuseppina Leone Italy 23.90
2 Lucinda Williams United States 24.10
3 Hannelore Raepke Germany 24.32
4 Pat Duggan Australia 24.80

Heat two

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Gisela Köhler-Birkemeyer Germany 24.32
2 Catherine Capdevielle France 24.46
3 Ulla-Britt Wieslander Sweden 24.82
4 Jean Hiscock Great Britain 24.85
5 Ilana Karaszyk Israel 26.69

Heat three

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Jutta Heine Germany 24.04
2 Norma Croker-Fleming Australia 24.35
3 Alena Stolzová Czechoslovakia 24.85
4 Lyudmila Ignatyeva Soviet Union 24.90
5 Val Morgan New Zealand 25.39

Heat four

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Barbara Lerczak-Janiszewska-Sobotta Poland 24.08
2 Mariya Itkina Soviet Union 24.20
3 Antónia Munkácsi Hungary 24.53
4 Mona Sulaiman Philippines 25.98

Heat five

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Dorothy Hyman Great Britain 23.82
2 Celina Jesionowska Poland 24.45
3 Eleanor Haslam Canada 24.63
4 Ernestine Pollards United States 24.64
5 Olga Šikovec Yugoslavia 24.95

Heat six

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Wilma Rudolph United States 23.30 OR
2 Valentina Maslovskaya Soviet Union 24.12
3 Jenny Smart Great Britain 24.12
4 Halina Richter-Górecka-Herrmann Poland 24.31
5 Maeve Kyle Ireland 25.06
6 Erzsébet Heldtné Bartos Hungary 25.50

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 Wilma Rudolph United States 23.79
2 Jutta Heine Germany 24.15
3 Barbara Lerczak-Janiszewska-Sobotta Poland 24.36
4 Norma Croker-Fleming Australia 24.44
5 Jenny Smart Great Britain 24.74
6 Valentina Maslovskaya Soviet Union 24.77
7 Catherine Capdevielle France 25.04

Heat two

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Giuseppina Leone Italy 24.69
2 Dorothy Hyman Great Britain 24.78
3 Mariya Itkina Soviet Union 24.81
4 Gisela Köhler-Birkemeyer Germany 25.05
5 Lucinda Williams United States 25.14
6 Celina Jesionowska Poland 25.45

Final[edit]

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 !1 Wilma Rudolph United States 24.13
2 !2 Jutta Heine Germany 24.58
3 !3 Dorothy Hyman Great Britain 24.82
4 Mariya Itkina Soviet Union 24.85
5 Barbara Lerczak-Janiszewska-Sobotta Poland 24.96
6 Giuseppina Leone Italy 25.01

Key: OR = Olympic record

References[edit]