Athletics at the 1972 Summer Olympics – Men's 200 metres

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Men's 200 metres
at the Games of the XX Olympiad
Venue Olympic Stadium, Munich
Date 3 September 1972-4 September 1972
Medalists
Gold medal    Soviet Union
Silver medal    United States
Bronze medal    Italy
«1968 1976»
Athletics at the
1972 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 women
5000 m men
10,000 m men
100 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 women
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

These are the official results of the Men's 200 metres event at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich. The competition was held on 3–4 September.

Heats[edit]

The top four runners (blue) in each of the nine heats and the next fastest four (green), advanced to the quarterfinal round.

Heat one

Rank Name Nationality Time
1 Siegfried Schenke East Germany 20.66
2 Bruno Cherrier France 20.79
3 Jiří Kynos Czechoslovakia 20.95
4 Audun Garshol Norway 21.16
5 Pasqualino Abeti Italy 21.17
6 Solomon Belaye Ethiopia 21.73
- Zenon Nowosz Poland DNS

Heat two

Rank Name Nationality Time
1 Don Quarrie Jamaica 21.04
2 Martin Jellinghaus West Germany 21.10
3 Andrés Calonge Argentina 21.39
4 Ladislav Kříź Czechoslovakia 21.58
5 Mike Sands Bahamas 21.61
6 Yeo Kian Chye Singapore 21.89
- Meite Amadou Ivory Coast DNS
- Rodolfo Rieder Paraguay DNS

Heat three

Rank Name Nationality Time
1 Valeriy Borzov Soviet Union 20.64
2 Edwin Roberts Trinidad and Tobago 20.95
3 Richard Hardware Jamaica 21.09
4 Motsapi Moorosi Lesotho 21.15
5 Su Wen-Ho Republic of China 21.55
6 Jean-Pierre Bassegela Congo 21.72
7 Hamad Ndee Tanzania 21.74

Heat four *

Rank Name Nationality Time
1 Pietro Mennea Italy 20.53
2 Markku Juhola Finland 20.98
3 Ainsley Armstrong Trinidad and Tobago 21.12
4 Guillermo González Puerto Rico 21.22
5 Sammy Monsels Suriname 21.26
6 Gaston Malam Cameroon 21.71
7 Gary Georges Haiti 22.97

* Wind assisted
Heat five

Rank Name Nationality Time
1 Larry Black United States 20.79
2 René Metz France 21.08
3 Brian Green Great Britain 21.26
4 Omar Chokhmane Morocco 21.29
5 Luiz de Silva Brazil 21.81
6 Eston Kaonga Malawi 22.18
- Benedict Majekodumni Nigeria DNS

Heat six

Rank Name Nationality Time
1 Chuck Smith United States 20.79
2 Vladimir Lovetski Soviet Union 20.99
3 Sunil Gunawardene Sri Lanka 21.60
4 Trevor James Trinidad and Tobago 21.83
5 Zainuddin Wahab Malaysia 21.87
6 Dominic Saidu Liberia 22.48
7 Saad Khalil Al-Dosari Saudi Arabia 22.56
- Jean-Louis Ravelomanantsoa Madagascar DNS

Heat seven

Rank Name Nationality Time
1 Jaroslav Matoušek Czechoslovakia 20.70
2 Francisco García Spain 20.89
3 George Daniels Ghana 21.05
4 Jimmy Sierra Colombia 21.10
5 Kevin Johnson Bahamas 21.70
6 Ibrahim Saad Abdel Galil Sudan 22.41
- Mao Samphon Khmer Republic DNS
- Abdulazeez Abdulkareem Kuwait DNS

Heat eight

Rank Name Nationality Time
1 Manfred Ommer West Germany 20.80
2 Hans-Joachim Zenk East Germany 20.93
3 James Addy Ghana 21.06
4 Dan Amuke Kenya 21.53
5 Nusrat Iqbal Sahi Pakistan 22.07
- Saleh Alah-Djaba Chad DNF
- Charles Francis Canada DNS

Heat nine

Rank Name Nationality Time
1 Larry Burton United States 20.80
2 Lucien Sainte-Rose France 21.09
3 Bevan Smith New Zealand 21.17
4 Philippe Clerc Switzerland 21.32
5 Tukal Mokalam Philippines 21.81
6 William Draul Uganda 21.87
- Larmeck Mukonde Zambia DNS

Quarterfinals[edit]

The top three runners (blue) in each of the five heats and the next fastest (green) advanced to the semifinal round.

Heat one

Rank Name Nationality Time
1 Valeriy Borzov Soviet Union 20.30
2 Manfred Ommer West Germany 20.53
3 Jiří Kynos Czechoslovakia 20.68
4 René Metz France 20.83
5 Jimmy Sierra Colombia 20.87
6 Omar Chokhmane Morocco 21.00
7 Guillermo González Puerto Rico 21.10
- Mike Sands Bahamas DNS

Heat two

Rank Name Nationality Time
1 Jaroslav Matoušek Czechoslovakia 20.65
2 Chuck Smith United States 20.66
3 Ainsley Armstrong Trinidad and Tobago 21.00
4 Bevan Smith New Zealand 21.04
5 George Daniels Ghana 21.10
6 Andrés Calonge Argentina 21.11
7 Markku Juhola Finland 21.19
8 Sunil Gunawardene Sri Lanka 21.31

Heat three

Rank Name Nationality Time
1 Larry Burton United States 20.68
2 Martin Jellinghaus West Germany 20.70
3 Siegfried Schenke East Germany 20.79
4 Philippe Clerc Switzerland 20.82
5 Edwin Roberts Trinidad and Tobago 20.99
6 Pasqualino Abeti Italy 21.00
7 Ladislav Kříž Czechoslovakia 21.46
- James Addy Ghana DQ

Heat four

Rank Name Nationality Time
1 Larry Black United States 20.28
2 Don Quarrie Jamaica 20.43
3 Bruno Cherrier France 20.62
4 Vladimir Lovetski Soviet Union 20.83
5 Motsapi Moorosi Lesotho 20.90
6 Su Wen-Ho Republic of China 21.47
7 Audun Garshol Norway 25.30
- Sammy Monsels Suriname DNF

Heat five

Rank Name Nationality Time
1 Pietro Mennea Italy 20.47
2 Hans-Joachim Zenk East Germany 20.59
3 Richard Hardware Jamaica 20.76
4 Lucien Sainte-Rose France 20.76
5 Francisco García Spain 20.77
6 Trevor James Trinidad and Tobago 21.34
7 Brian Green Great Britain 21.41
- Samuel Monsels Suriname DNS

Semifinals[edit]

Top four in each heat advance to final.

Heat one

Rank Name Nationality Time
1 Valeriy Borzov Soviet Union 20.74
2 Larry Burton United States 20.78
3 Chuck Smith United States 20.86
4 Siegfried Schenke East Germany 20.97
5 Jaroslav Matoušek Czechoslovakia 20.99
6 Manfred Ommer West Germany 21.08
7 Lucien Sainte-Rose France 21.42
- Don Quarrie Jamaica DNF

Heat two

Rank Name Nationality Time
1 Larry Black United States 20.36
2 Pietro Mennea Italy 20.52
3 Hans-Joachim Zenk East Germany 20.63
4 Martin Jellinghaus West Germany 20.75
5 Jiří Kynos Czechoslovakia 20.88
6 Ainsley Armstrong Trinidad and Tobago 21.13
7 Bruno Cherrier France 21.15
8 Richard Hardware Jamaica 21.24

Final[edit]

Rank Name Nationality Time
1 Valeriy Borzov Soviet Union 20.00
2 Larry Black United States 20.19
3 Pietro Mennea Italy 20.30
4 Larry Burton United States 20.37
5 Chuck Smith United States 20.55
6 Siegfried Schenke East Germany 20.56
7 Martin Jellinghaus West Germany 20.65
8 Hans-Joachim Zenk East Germany 21.05

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