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

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Women's 200 metres
at the Games of the XVIII Olympiad
Venue Olympic Stadium
Dates 18–19 October
Competitors 42 from 27 nations
Medalists
Gold medal    United States
Silver medal    Poland
Bronze medal    Australia
«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 women's 200 metres was the second-shortest of the four women's track races in the Athletics at the 1964 Summer Olympics program in Tokyo. It was held on 18 October and 19 October 1964. 42 athletes from 27 nations entered, with 6 not starting in the first round. The first round and the semifinal were held on 18 October, with the final on 19 October.

Results[edit]

First round[edit]

The top two runners in each of the 6 heats advanced, as well as the next four fastest runners from across the heats.

First round, heat 1[edit]

Place Athlete Nation Time
1 Janet Simpson Great Britain 24.0 seconds
2 Eva Lehocka Czechoslovakia 24.2 seconds
3 Joyce Bennett Australia 24.3 seconds
4 Michele Lurot France 24.7 seconds
5 Heldt Bartoss Hungary 24.9 seconds
6 E. E. Giron Olivares Mexico 25.3 seconds
Halina Gorecka Poland Did not start

First round, heat 2[edit]

Place Athlete Nation Time
1 Miguelina Cobián Cuba 23.8 seconds
2 Barbara Sobotta Poland 24.1 seconds
3 Irene Piotrowski Canada 24.4 seconds
4 Inge Aigner Austria 24.7 seconds
5 Susana Ritchie Argentina 24.7 seconds
Marko Nemeshazi Hungary Did not start
Ulla-Britt Wieslander Sweden Did not start

First round, heat 3[edit]

Place Athlete Nation Time
1 Margaret Burvill Australia 24.2 seconds
2 Heilwig Jacob Germany 24.2 seconds
3 Galina Gaida Soviet Union 24.4 seconds
4 Deborah Thompson United States 24.6 seconds
5 Irene Muyanca Uganda 27.6 seconds
Clarice Ahanotu Nigeria Did not start
Jean Mitchell Panama Did not start

First round, heat 4[edit]

Place Athlete Nation Time
1 Lyudmila Samotyosova Soviet Union 23.8 seconds
2 Dorothy Hyman Great Britain 24.0 seconds
3 Vivian Brown United States 24.1 seconds
4 Louise Sydranski Israel 24.6 seconds
5 Adlin Mair Jamaica 25.0 seconds
6 Kusolwan Soraja Thailand 26.1 seconds
7 Marcela Daniel Panama 26.6 seconds

First round, heat 5[edit]

Place Athlete Nation Time
1 Edith McGuire United States 23.4 seconds
2 Marilyn Black Australia 23.7 seconds
3 Una Morris Jamaica 24.2 seconds
4 Mona Sulaiman Philippines 25.4 seconds
5 Song Yang Ja South Korea 26.5 seconds
Jutta Heine Germany Disqualified
Maria Itkina Soviet Union Did not start

First round, heat 6[edit]

Place Athlete Nation Time
1 Irena Kirszenstein Poland 23.8 seconds
2 Daphne Arden Great Britain 24.2 seconds
3 Doreen Porter New Zealand 24.2 seconds
4 Erika Pollmann Germany 24.4 seconds
5 Izawa Makiko Japan 25.4 seconds
6 Delceita Oakley Panama 26.2 seconds
7 Yeh Chu Mei Taiwan 27.1 seconds

Semifinals[edit]

The top four runners in each of the two semifinals advanced to the final.

Semifinal 1[edit]

Place Athlete Nation Time
1 Edith McGuire United States 23.3 seconds
2 Irena Kirszenstein Poland 23.6 seconds
3 Janet Simpson Great Britain 23.7 seconds
4 Daphne Arden Great Britain 24.0 seconds
5 Margaret Burvill Australia 24.3 seconds
6 Eva Lehocka Czechoslovakia 24.5 seconds
7 Joyce Bennett Australia 24.7 seconds
Miguelina Cobián Cuba Disqualified

Semifinal 2[edit]

Place Athlete Nation Time
1 Marilyn Black Australia 23.4 seconds
2 Lyudmila Samotyosova Soviet Union 23.7 seconds
3 Una Morris Jamaica 23.7 seconds
4 Barbara Sobotta Poland 23.7 seconds
5 Dorothy Hyman Great Britain 23.9 seconds
6 Doreen Porter New Zealand 24.0 seconds
7 Heilwig Jacob Germany 24.1 seconds
8 Vivian Brown United States 24.3 seconds

Final[edit]

Place Athlete Nation Time
1 Edith McGuire United States 23.0 seconds OR
2 Irena Kirszenstein Poland 23.1 seconds
3 Marilyn Black Australia 23.1 seconds
4 Una Morris Jamaica 23.5 seconds
5 Lyudmila Samotyosova Soviet Union 23.5 seconds
6 Barbara Sobotta Poland 23.9 seconds
7 Janet Simpson Great Britain 23.9 seconds
8 Daphne Arden Great Britain 24.0 seconds

References[edit]

  • Official Report