Athletics at the 1964 Summer Olympics – Men's 200 metres

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Men's 200 metres
at the Games of the XVIII Olympiad
Venue Olympic Stadium
Dates 16–17 October
Competitors 63 from 48 nations
Medalists
Gold medal    United States
Silver medal    United States
Bronze medal    Trinidad and Tobago
«1960 1968»
Athletics at the
1964 Summer Olympics
Athletics pictogram.svg
Track events
100 m   men   women
200 m men women
400 m men women
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
Pentathlon women
Decathlon men

The men's 200 metres was the second-shortest of the men's track races in the Athletics at the 1964 Summer Olympics program in Tokyo. It was held on 16 October and 17 October 1964. 63 athletes from 48 nations entered, with 6 not starting in the first round. The first two rounds were held on 16 October, with the semifinals and the final on 17 October.

Results[edit]

First round[edit]

The top four runners in each of the 8 heats advanced.

First round, heat 1[edit]

Place Athlete Nation Time
1 Paul Drayton United States 20.7 seconds
2 Andrzeg Zielinski Poland 21.2 seconds
3 Clifton Bertrand Trinidad and Tobago 21.3 seconds
4 Johan du Preez Rhodesia 21.4 seconds
5 Jean-Louis Descloux Switzerland 21.5 seconds
6 F. J. Gutierrez Hernandez Colombia 21.8 seconds
7 Gerardo di Tolla Peru 22.1 seconds
8 Somsakdi Tongsuke Thailand 22.6 seconds

First round, heat 2[edit]

Place Athlete Nation Time
1 Roger Bambuck France 21.2 seconds
2 Arquímedes Herrera Venezuela 21.3 seconds
3 Boris Zubov Soviet Union 21.4 seconds
4 Peter Radford Great Britain 21.5 seconds
5 Erasmus Amukun Uganda 21.5 seconds
6 Carlos Lorenzo Manueco Mexico 21.6 seconds
Levy Psawkin Israel Did not start
Iijima Hideo Japan Did not start

First round, heat 3[edit]

Place Athlete Nation Time
1 Menzies Campbell Great Britain 21.3 seconds
2 Serafino Antao Kenya 21.5 seconds
3 Csaba Csutoras Hungary 21.5 seconds
4 B. El Maachi Bouchaib Morocco 21.5 seconds
5 David Njitock Cameroon 22.5 seconds
6 Wesley Johnson Liberia 22.5 seconds
Eric James Bigby Australia Did not start
Pablo McNeil Jamaica Did not start

First round, heat 4[edit]

Place Athlete Nation Time
1 Marian Foik Poland 21.1 seconds
2 Sergio Ottolina Italy 21.2 seconds
3 Edvin Ozolin Soviet Union 21.3 seconds
4 Jeffery Itzen Smith Northern Rhodesia 21.7 seconds
5 Jasim Karim Kuraishi Iraq 22.6 seconds
6 Lee Ar Tu Taiwan 23.0 seconds
Enrique Figuerola Cuba Did not start

First round, heat 5[edit]

Place Athlete Nation Time
1 Harry Jerome Canada 20.9 seconds
2 M. Jegathesan Malaysia 20.9 seconds
3 Paul Genevay France 21.0 seconds
4 Franciscus Luitjes Netherlands 21.1 seconds
5 Heinz Erbstosser Germany 21.4 seconds
6 Tegegn Bezabih Ethiopia 22.0 seconds
7 Abdolvahab Shahkhoreh Iran 22.3 seconds
Boris Savchuk Soviet Union Disqualified

First round, heat 6[edit]

Place Athlete Nation Time
1 Edwin Roberts Trinidad and Tobago 20.8 seconds
2 Robert William Lay Australia 21.3 seconds
3 P. A. Grajales Escobar Colombia 21.4 seconds
4 David Ejoke Nigeria 21.4 seconds
5 George Reginald Collie Bahamas 21.9 seconds
6 Kenneth Lawrence Powell India 21.9 seconds
7 Aggrey Sheroy Awori Uganda 22.2 seconds
8 William Hill Hong Kong 22.5 seconds

First round, heat 7[edit]

Place Athlete Nation Time
1 Heinz Schumann Germany 21.0 seconds
2 Henry Carr United States 21.1 seconds
3 Jocelyn Delecour France 21.3 seconds
4 Ivan Moreno Chile 21.5 seconds
5 Alioune Sow Senegal 21.9 seconds
6 Michael Okantey Ghana 21.9 seconds
7 Rogelio Onofre Philippines 22.1 seconds
8 Tom Robinson Bahamas Did not start

First round, heat 8[edit]

Place Athlete Nation Time
1 Livio Berruti Italy 21.1 seconds
2 Richard Stebbins United States 21.1 seconds
3 Friedrich Roderfield Germany 21.5 seconds
4 Gary Holdsworth Australia 21.6 seconds
5 Jose Fernandes da Rocha Portugal 21.7 seconds
6 Valeriu Jurca Romania 21.8 seconds
7 Chung Ki Sun South Korea 22.3 seconds
8 Jean-Louis Ravelomanantsoa Madagascar 22.4 seconds

Second round[edit]

The four fastest runners in each of the four heats advanced to the semifinals.

Second round, heat 1[edit]

Place Athlete Nation Time
1 Paul Drayton United States 20.9 seconds
2 Livio Berruti Italy 21.2 seconds
3 M. Jegathesan Malaysia 21.4 seconds
4 Jocelyn Delecour France 21.5 seconds
5 Andrzej Zielinski Poland 21.5 seconds
6 Boris Zubov Soviet Union 21.8 seconds
7 Jeffery Itzen Smith Northern Rhodesia 22.0 seconds
8 Serafino Antao Kenya 22.1 seconds

Second round, heat 2[edit]

Place Athlete Nation Time
1 Henry Carr United States 21.0 seconds
2 Sergio Ottolina Italy 21.1 seconds
3 Heinz Schumann Germany 21.2 seconds
4 Arquimedes Herrera Venezuela 21.2 seconds
5 Robert William Lay Australia 21.4 seconds
6 Csaba Csutoras Hungary 21.4 seconds
7 Ivan Moreno Chile 21.7 seconds
8 Johan du Preez Rhodesia 21.8 seconds

Second round, heat 3[edit]

Place Athlete Nation Time
1 Harry Jerome Canada 21.2 seconds
2 Richard Stebbins United States 21.2 seconds
3 Roger Bambuck France 21.4 seconds
4 B. El Maachi Boushaib Morocco 21.6 seconds
5 Clifton Bertrand Trinidad and Tobago 21.6 seconds
6 Menzies Campbell Great Britain 21.7 seconds
7 P. A. Grajales Escobar Colombia 21.7 seconds
8 Friedrich Roderfeld Germany 22.2 seconds

Second round, heat 4[edit]

Place Athlete Nation Time
1 Edwin Roberts Trinidad and Tobago 20.9 seconds
2 Marian Foik Poland 21.0 seconds
3 Paul Genevay France 21.3 seconds
4 Franciscus Luitjes Netherlands 21.4 seconds
5 Edvin Ozolin Soviet Union 21.4 seconds
6 Peter Radford Great Britain 21.5 seconds
7 Gary Holdsworth Australia 22.1 seconds
David Ejoke Nigeria Did not start

Semifinals[edit]

The top four runners in each of the two semifinals qualified for the final.

Semifinal 1[edit]

Drayton tied the Olympic record in this semifinal, three-tenths of a second short of the world record.

Place Athlete Nation Time
1 Paul Drayton United States 20.5 seconds =OR
2 Sergio Ottolina Italy 20.7 seconds
3 Richard Stebbins United States 20.8 seconds
4 Marian Foik Poland 20.9 seconds
5 Paul Genevay France 20.9 seconds
6 Arquimedes Herrera Venezuela 21.0 seconds
7 Franciscus Luitjes Netherlands 21.1 seconds
8 B. El Maachi Bouchaib Morocco 21.6 seconds

Semifinal 2[edit]

The second semifinal was the fourth race of the 200 metres in which an American won and an Italian took second place.

Place Athlete Nation Time
1 Henry Carr United States 20.6 seconds
2 Livio Berruti Italy 20.7 seconds
3 Edwin Roberts Trinidad and Tobago 20.8 seconds
4 Harry Jerome Canada 21.0 seconds
5 Roger Bambuck France 21.0 seconds
6 Heinz Schumann Germany 21.1 seconds
7 Jocelyn Delecour France 21.2 seconds
8 M. Jegathesan Malaysia 21.2 seconds

Final[edit]

Drayton matched his semifinal time, which had tied the Olympic record at 20.5 seconds, but Carr did even better, setting a new Olympic record of 20.3 seconds to bump Drayton to the silver medal. Carr's time was only one-tenth of a second off the world record.

Place Athlete Nation Time
1 Henry Carr United States 20.3 seconds OR
2 Paul Drayton United States 20.5 seconds
3 Edwin Roberts Trinidad and Tobago 20.6 seconds
4 Harry Jerome Canada 20.7 seconds
5 Livio Berruti Italy 20.8 seconds
6 Marian Foik Poland 20.8 seconds
7 Richard Stebbins United States 20.8 seconds
8 Sergio Ottolina Italy 20.9 seconds

References[edit]

  • Official Report