Athletics at the 1976 Summer Olympics – Women's 200 metres

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Women's 200 metres
at the Games of the XXI Olympiad
Venue Olympic Stadium
Date 26–28 July
Competitors 36 from 21 nations
Winning time 22.37 OR
Medalists
Gold medal    East Germany
Silver medal    West Germany
Bronze medal    East Germany
«1972 1980»
Athletics at the
1976 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 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
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 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, Canada was held at the Olympic Stadium on 26–28 July.

Competition format[edit]

The Women's 200m competition consisted of heats (Round 1), Quarterfinals, Semifinals and a Final. The five fastest competitors from each race in the heats plus the next two fastest overall qualified for the Quarterfinals. The four fastest competitors from each of the Quarterfinal races qualified for the Semifinals, where again the four fastest runners from each heat advanced to the final.

Records[edit]

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

World record  Irena Szewińska (POL) 22.21 Potsdam, East Germany 13 June 1974
Olympic record  Renate Stecher (GDR) 22.40 Munich, East Germany 7 September 1972

Results[edit]

Round 1[edit]

Qual. rule: first 5 of each heat (Q) plus the two fastest times (q) qualified.

Heat 1[edit]

Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 Cheeseborough, ChandraChandra Cheeseborough United States 23.17 Q
2 Boyd, DeniseDenise Boyd Australia 23.23 Q
3 Allwood, RosieRosie Allwood Jamaica 23.34 Q
4 Bailey, MarjorieMarjorie Bailey Canada 23.36 Q
5 Kroniger, AnnegretAnnegret Kroniger West Germany 23.43 Q
6 Goddard, BeverleyBeverley Goddard Great Britain 23.64 q

Heat 2[edit]

Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 Eckert, BärbelBärbel Eckert East Germany 23.78 Q
2 Jowett, SueSue Jowett New Zealand 24.12 Q
3 McTaggert, JoanneJoanne McTaggert Canada 24.35 Q
4 Nicholls-Davy, FreidaFreida Nicholls-Davy Barbados 24.45 Q

Heat 3[edit]

Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 Boyle, RaeleneRaelene Boyle Australia 23.12 Q
2 Besfamilnaya, NadezhdaNadezhda Besfamilnaya Soviet Union 23.39 Q
3 Richter, AnnegretAnnegret Richter West Germany 23.47 Q
4 Réga, ChantalChantal Réga France 23.54 Q
5 Schinzel, SilviaSilvia Schinzel Austria 23.74 Q
6 Pereira da Silva, SilvinaSilvina Pereira da Silva Brazil 24.00
7 Rieuwpassa, CarolinaCarolina Rieuwpassa Indonesia 24.86

Heat 4[edit]

Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 Edwards-Armstrong, DebraDebra Edwards-Armstrong United States 23.18 Q
2 Delachanal, CatherineCatherine Delachanal France 23.38 Q
3 Helten, IngeInge Helten West Germany 23.40 Q
4 Maslakova, LyudmilaLyudmila Maslakova Soviet Union 23.51 Q
5 Alaerts, LeaLea Alaerts Belgium 23.53 Q
6 Golden, HelenHelen Golden Great Britain 23.77 q
7 Ritter, HelenHelen Ritter Liechtenstein 26.15
8 Pierre, Marie-LouiseMarie-Louise Pierre Haiti 28.19

Heat 5[edit]

Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 Bodendorf, CarlaCarla Bodendorf East Germany 22.98 Q
2 Pusey, JackieJackie Pusey Jamaica 23.56 Q
3 Wells, DebbieDebbie Wells Australia 23.78 Q
4 Erdélyi, IldikóIldikó Erdélyi Hungary 24.35 Q
5 Pursiainen, Mona-LisaMona-Lisa Pursiainen Finland 24.52 Q

Heat 6[edit]

Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 Stecher, RenateRenate Stecher East Germany 22.75 Q
2 Prorochenko, TatyanaTatyana Prorochenko Soviet Union 23.21 Q
3 Loverock, PattyPatty Loverock Canada 23.34 Q
4 Panayotova-Ivanova, LiliyanaLiliyana Panayotova-Ivanova Bulgaria 23.49 Q
5 Cummings, CarolCarol Cummings Jamaica 23.50 Q
6 Estrella, DivinaDivina Estrella Dominican Republic 24.95

Quarterfinals[edit]

Heat 1[edit]

Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 Bodendorf, CarlaCarla Bodendorf East Germany 23.20 Q
2 Edwards-Armstrong, DebraDebra Edwards-Armstrong United States 23.20 Q
3 Richter, AnnegretAnnegret Richter West Germany 23.35 Q
4 Besfamilnaya, NadezhdaNadezhda Besfamilnaya Soviet Union 23.48 Q
5 Wells, DebbieDebbie Wells Australia 23.65
6 Alaerts, LeaLea Alaerts Belgium 23.80
7 Panayotova-Ivanova, LiliyanaLiliyana Panayotova-Ivanova Bulgaria 23.87
8 Jowett, SueSue Jowett New Zealand 24.23

Heat 2[edit]

Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 Boyle, RaeleneRaelene Boyle Australia 22.97 Q
2 Helten, IngeInge Helten West Germany 23.09 Q
3 Prorochenko, TatyanaTatyana Prorochenko Soviet Union 23.11 Q
4 Réga, ChantalChantal Réga France 23.33 Q
5 Allwood, RosieRosie Allwood Jamaica 23.40
6 Goddard, BeverleyBeverley Goddard Great Britain 23.74
7 Pursiainen, Mona-LisaMona-Lisa Pursiainen Finland 24.10
8 McTaggert, JoanneJoanne McTaggert Canada 24.47

Heat 3[edit]

Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 Stecher, RenateRenate Stecher East Germany 23.04 Q
2 Cheeseborough, ChandraChandra Cheeseborough United States 23.19 Q
3 Bailey, MarjorieMarjorie Bailey Canada 23.24 Q
4 Pusey, JackieJackie Pusey Jamaica 23.42 Q
5 Delachanal, CatherineCatherine Delachanal France 23.65
6 Schinzel, SilviaSilvia Schinzel Austria 23.95

Heat 4[edit]

Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 Eckert, BärbelBärbel Eckert East Germany 22.85 Q
2 Loverock, PattyPatty Loverock Canada 23.03 Q
3 Boyd, DeniseDenise Boyd Australia 23.12 Q
4 Cummings, CarolCarol Cummings Jamaica 23.45 Q
5 Maslakova, LyudmilaLyudmila Maslakova Soviet Union 23.63
6 Golden, HelenHelen Golden Great Britain 23.94
7 Nicholls-Davy, FreidaFreida Nicholls-Davy Barbados 24.27

Semifinals[edit]

Heat 1[edit]

Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 Stecher, RenateRenate Stecher East Germany 22.68 Q
2 Bodendorf, CarlaCarla Bodendorf East Germany 22.84 Q
3 Helten, IngeInge Helten West Germany 22.97 Q
4 Prorochenko, TatyanaTatyana Prorochenko Soviet Union 23.03 Q
5 Bailey, MarjorieMarjorie Bailey Canada 23.06
6 Edwards-Armstrong, DebraDebra Edwards-Armstrong United States 23.16
7 Cummings, CarolCarol Cummings Jamaica 23.41
N/A Boyle, RaeleneRaelene Boyle Australia DSQ

Heat 2[edit]

Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 Eckert, BärbelBärbel Eckert East Germany 22.71 Q
2 Richter, AnnegretAnnegret Richter West Germany 22.90 Q
3 Boyd, DeniseDenise Boyd Australia 22.91 Q
4 Réga, ChantalChantal Réga France 23.00 Q
5 Loverock, PattyPatty Loverock Canada 23.09
6 Cheeseborough, ChandraChandra Cheeseborough United States 23.20
7 Pusey, JackieJackie Pusey Jamaica 23.31
8 Besfamilnaya, NadezhdaNadezhda Besfamilnaya Soviet Union 23.38

Final[edit]

Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
1st Eckert, BärbelBärbel Eckert East Germany 22.37 OR
2nd Richter, AnnegretAnnegret Richter West Germany 22.39
3rd Stecher, RenateRenate Stecher East Germany 22.47
4 Bodendorf, CarlaCarla Bodendorf East Germany 22.64
5 Helten, IngeInge Helten West Germany 22.68
6 Prorochenko, TatyanaTatyana Prorochenko Soviet Union 23.03
7 Boyd, DeniseDenise Boyd Australia 23.05
8 Réga, ChantalChantal Réga France 23.09

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