Athletics at the 1988 Summer Olympics – Women's 200 metres

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Athletics at the
1988 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
3000 m women
5000 m men
10,000 m men women
100 m hurdles women
110 m hurdles men
400 m hurdles men women
3000 m
steeplechase
men
4×100 m relay men women
4×400 m relay men women
Road events
Marathon men women
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
Heptathlon women
Decathlon men
Wheelchair races

The Women's 200 metres at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea had an entrylist of 60 competitors, with eight qualifying heats (60), four second-round races (32) and two semi-finals (16), before the final (8) took off on Thursday September 29, 1988.

Medalists[edit]

Gold  Florence Griffith-Joyner
United States (USA)
Silver  Grace Jackson
Jamaica (JAM)
Bronze  Heike Drechsler
East Germany (GDR)

Records[edit]

These were the standing world and Olympic records (in seconds) prior to the 1988 Summer Olympics.

World Record 21.71 East Germany Marita Koch Karl-Marx-Stadt (GDR) June 10, 1979
Olympic Record 21.81 United States Valerie Brisco-Hooks Los Angeles (USA) August 9, 1984

The following World and Olympic records were set during this competition.

Date Event Athlete Time OR WR
September 28, 1988 Quarterfinal  Florence Griffith-Joyner (USA) 21.76 s OR
September 29, 1988 Semifinal  Florence Griffith-Joyner (USA) 21.56 s OR WR
September 29, 1988 Final  Florence Griffith-Joyner (USA) 21.34 s OR WR

Final[edit]

RANK FINAL TIME
Med 1.png  Florence Griffith-Joyner (USA) 21.34(WR)
Med 2.png  Grace Jackson (JAM) 21.72
Med 3.png  Heike Drechsler (GDR) 21.95
4.  Merlene Ottey (JAM) 21.99
5.  Silke Möller (GDR) 22.09
6.  Gwen Torrence (USA) 22.17
7.  Maya Azarachvili (URS) 22.33
8.  Galina Malchugina (URS) 22.42

Semi finals[edit]

RANK HEAT 1 TIME
1.  Florence Griffith-Joyner (USA) 21.56(WR)
2.  Merlene Ottey (JAM) 22.07
3.  Silke Möller (GDR) 22.15
4.  Maya Azarachvili (URS) 22.33
5.  Mary Onyali (NGR) 22.43
6.  Katrin Krabbe (GDR) 22.59
7.  Pauline Davis-Thompson (BAH) 22.67
8.  Andrea Thomas (FRG) 22.91


RANK HEAT 2 TIME
1.  Grace Jackson (JAM) 22.13
2.  Heike Drechsler (GDR) 22.27
3.  Gwen Torrence (USA) 22.53
4.  Galina Malchugina (URS) 22.55
5.  Nadezhda Georgieva (BUL) 22.67
6.  Paula Dunn (GBR) 23.14
7.  Agnieszka Siwek (POL) 23.20
8.  Regula Aebi (SUI) 23.33

Quarterfinals[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]