Athletics at the 1968 Summer Olympics – Women's 200 metres

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Women's 200 metres
at the Games of the XIX Olympiad
Venue Estadio Olímpico Universitario
Date October 17–18
Competitors 36 from 21 nations
Winning time 22.5 WR
Medalists
Gold medal    Poland
Silver medal    Australia
Bronze medal    Australia
«1964 1972»
Athletics at the
1968 Summer Olympics
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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
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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 competition at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City, Mexico was held at the University Olympic Stadium on October 17–18.

Competition format[edit]

The Women's 200m competition consisted of heats (Round 1), Semifinals and a Final. The three fastest competitors from each race in the heats qualified for the Semifinals along with the fastest overall competitor not already qualified. The four fastest competitors from each of the Semifinal races qualified for the final.

Records[edit]

Prior to the competition, the existing World and Olympic records were as follows.

World record  Irena Szewińska (POL) 22.7 Warsaw, Poland August 8, 1965
Olympic record  Edith McGuire (USA) 23.0 Tokyo, Japan October 19, 1964

Results[edit]

Round 1[edit]

Qual. rule: first 3 of each heat (Q) plus the fastest time (q) qualified.

Heat 1[edit]

Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 Samotyosova, LyudmilaLyudmila Samotyosova Soviet Union 23.1 Q
2 Bailes, MargaretMargaret Bailes United States 23.1 Q
3 Montandon, NicoleNicole Montandon France 23.3 Q
4 Lubej, MarijanaMarijana Lubej Yugoslavia 23.9
5 Lehocká-Glesková, EvaEva Lehocká-Glesková Czechoslovakia 24.0
6 Balogh-Szomov, GyörgyiGyörgyi Balogh-Szomov Hungary 24.1
7 Tien Ah-Mei Republic of China 25.5

Heat 2[edit]

Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 Boyle, RaeleneRaelene Boyle Australia 23.0 Q
2 Popkova, VeraVera Popkova Soviet Union 23.3 Q
3 Hennipman-Cruiming, TruusTruus Hennipman-Cruiming Netherlands 23.4 Q
4 Board, LillianLillian Board Great Britain 23.4 q
5 Piotrowski, IreneIrene Piotrowski Canada 23.7
6 Charlton, VilmaVilma Charlton Jamaica 24.3
7 Vicent, JosefaJosefa Vicent Uruguay 24.8
8 Yeh Chu-Mei Republic of China 25.5

Heat 3[edit]

Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 Ferrell, BarbaraBarbara Ferrell United States 22.9 Q
2 Lamy, JennyJenny Lamy Australia 23.1 Q
3 Stöck, JuttaJutta Stöck West Germany 23.3 Q
4 van Gool-van den Berg, WilmaWilma van Gool-van den Berg Netherlands 23.5
5 Tranter, MaureenMaureen Tranter Great Britain 23.5
6 Golomazova, LyudmilaLyudmila Golomazova Soviet Union 23.7
7 Anum, AliceAlice Anum Ghana 23.9
8 Wallgren-Lundgren, KarinKarin Wallgren-Lundgren Sweden 24.2

Heat 4[edit]

Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 Tyus, WyomiaWyomia Tyus United States 23.4 Q
2 Bowering-Burge, DianneDianne Bowering-Burge Australia 23.6 Q
3 Romay, FulgenciaFulgencia Romay Cuba 23.7 Q
4 Akindele, OyeronkeOyeronke Akindele Nigeria 23.9
5 Kaufmanas, AliciaAlicia Kaufmanas Argentina 24.4
6 Górecka, HalinaHalina Górecka West Germany 24.7

Heat 5[edit]

Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 Szewińska, IrenaIrena Szewińska Poland 23.2 Q
2 Cobián, MiguelinaMiguelina Cobián Cuba 23.4 Q
3 Morris, UnaUna Morris Jamaica 23.7 Q
4 Telliez, SylvianeSylviane Telliez France 23.8
5 Sterk, MiekeMieke Sterk Netherlands 24.0
6 Wilden, RitaRita Wilden West Germany 24.0
7 Girón, EsperanzaEsperanza Girón Mexico 25.3

Semi-Final[edit]

Heat 1[edit]

Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 Boyle, RaeleneRaelene Boyle Australia 22.9 Q
2 Tyus, WyomiaWyomia Tyus United States 23.1 Q
3 Szewińska, IrenaIrena Szewińska Poland 23.2 Q
4 Stöck, JuttaJutta Stöck West Germany 23.4 Q
5 Samotyosova, LyudmilaLyudmila Samotyosova Soviet Union 23.4
6 Board, LillianLillian Board Great Britain 23.4
7 Bowering-Burge, DianneDianne Bowering-Burge Australia 23.6

Heat 2[edit]

Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 Ferrell, BarbaraBarbara Ferrell United States 22.8 Q OR
2 Lamy, JennyJenny Lamy Australia 22.8 Q
3 Bailes, MargaretMargaret Bailes United States 22.9 Q
4 Montandon, NicoleNicole Montandon France 23.0 Q
5 Popkova, VeraVera Popkova Soviet Union 23.2
6 Cobián, MiguelinaMiguelina Cobián Cuba 23.3
7 Morris, UnaUna Morris Jamaica 23.5
8 Hennipman-Cruiming, TruusTruus Hennipman-Cruiming Netherlands 23.5

Final[edit]

Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
1st Szewińska, IrenaIrena Szewińska Poland 22.5 WR
2nd Boyle, RaeleneRaelene Boyle Australia 22.7
3rd Lamy, JennyJenny Lamy Australia 22.8
4 Ferrell, BarbaraBarbara Ferrell United States 22.9
5 Montandon, NicoleNicole Montandon France 23.0
6 Tyus, WyomiaWyomia Tyus United States 23.0
7 Bailes, MargaretMargaret Bailes United States 23.1
8 Stöck, JuttaJutta Stöck West Germany 23.2

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