Athletics at the 1996 Summer Olympics – Women's 200 metres

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Women's 200 metres
at the Games of the XXVI Olympiad
Venue Olympic Stadium
Dates July 31 (heats and quarterfinals)
August 1 (semifinals and final)
Competitors 48
Medalists
Gold medal 
Silver medal 
Bronze medal 
«1992 2000»
Athletics at the
1996 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 women
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
10 km walk women
20 km walk men
50 km walk men
Field events
Long jump men women
Triple jump men women
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

These are the official results of the women's 200 metres event at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia. There were a total number of 47 participating athletes (and three-finishers), with two rounds (six heats in round 1, four heats in round 2), two semifinals and a final.

Records[edit]

These were the standing world and Olympic records (in seconds) prior to the 1996 Summer Olympics.

World Record 21.34 United States Florence Griffith Joyner Indianapolis, Indiana (USA) 16 July 1988
Olympic Record 21.34 United States Florence Griffith Joyner Seoul (KOR) 29 September 1988

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

Top four in each heat and next eight fastest advanced to the quarterfinals.

Heat one

Rank Name Nationality Time Lane
1 Carlette Guidry United States 22.37 5
2 Mary Onyali Nigeria 22.42 8
3 Melanie Paschke Germany 22.93 3
4 Patricia Rodríguez Colombia 23.13 2
5 Yan Jiankui China 23.21 1
6 Myra Mayberry Puerto Rico 23.23 7
7 Zlatka Georgieva Bulgaria 24.05 4
8 Laure Kuetey Benin 25.57 6

Heat two

Rank Name Nationality Time Lane
1 Dannette Young United States 22.65 2
2 Melinda Gainsford-Taylor Australia 22.70 7
3 Lucrécia Jardim Portugal 22.95 5
4 Viktoriya Fomenko Ukraine 23.18 1
5 Sandy Myers Spain 23.18 6
6 Calister Ubah Nigeria 23.34 3
7 Dora Kyriakou Cyprus 23.85 4
8 Sylla M'Mah Touré Guinea 26.64 8

Heat three

Rank Name Nationality Time Lane
1 Juliet Cuthbert Jamaica 23.03 6
2 Irina Privalova Russia 23.16 2
3 Cathy Freeman Australia 23.25 1
4 Sanna Hernesniemi Finland 23.35 7
5 Mireille Donders Switzerland 23.52 8
6 Maia Azarashvili Georgia 23.63 5
7 Felipa Palacios Colombia 24.12 4
8 Lineo Shoai Lesotho 26.25 3

Heat four

Rank Name Nationality Time Lane
1 Merlene Ottey Jamaica 22.92 7
2 Katharine Merry Great Britain 23.14 1
3 Monika Gachevska Bulgaria 23.30 6
4 Heather Samuel Antigua and Barbuda 23.34 5
5 Ameerah Bello Virgin Islands 23.45 4
6 Du Xiujie China 23.69 3
7 Guilhermina da Cruz Angola 24.92 8
8 Marina Trandenkova Russia DNS 2

Heat five

Rank Name Nationality Time Lane
1 Galina Malchugina Russia 22.63 1
2 Chandra Sturrup Bahamas 22.63 7
3 Beverly McDonald Jamaica 23.04 6
4 Zhanna Pintusevych Ukraine 23.15 5
5 Simmone Jacobs Great Britain 23.36 2
6 Tara Perry Canada 23.46 3
7 Marina Živković Yugoslavia 23.51 4
8 Kaltouma Nadjina Chad 24.47 8

Heat six

Rank Name Nationality Time Lane
1 Marie-José Pérec France 22.62 5
2 Inger Miller United States 22.74 3
3 Alenka Bikar Slovenia 22.88 7
4 Katherina Koffa Greece 23.09 4
5 Nataliya Safronnikova Belarus 23.14 8
6 Sevatheda Fynes Bahamas 23.39 2
7 Georgette N’Koma Cameroon 23.68 1
8 Lyudmila Dmitriady Uzbekistan 24.88 6

Quarterfinals[edit]

Top four in each heat advanced to the semifinals.

Heat one

Rank Name Nationality Time Lane
1 Carlette Guidry United States 22.51 3
2 Chandra Sturrup Bahamas 22.81 6
3 Melinda Gainsford-Taylor Australia 22.91 4
4 Nataliya Safronnikova Belarus 23.15 2
5 Sanna Hernesniemi Finland 23.38 1
6 Monika Gachevska Bulgaria 23.44 8
7 Ameerah Bello Virgin Islands 23.66 7
8 Beverly McDonald Jamaica DNS 5

Heat two

Rank Name Nationality Time Lane
1 Merlene Ottey Jamaica 22.61 4
2 Galina Malchugina Russia 22.69 3
3 Melanie Paschke Germany 22.84 5
4 Katerina Koffa Greece 23.04 7
5 Katharine Merry Great Britain 23.17 6
6 Sevatheda Fynes Bahamas 23.26 8
7 Yan Jiankui China 23.30 1
8 Viktoriya Fomenko Ukraine 23.44 2

Heat three

Rank Name Nationality Time Lane
1 Marie-José Pérec France 22.24 3
2 Mary Onyali Nigeria 22.37 5
3 Inger Miller United States 22.57 6
4 Cathy Freeman Australia 22.74 1
5 Lucrécia Jardim Portugal 22.88 4
6 Simmone Jacobs Great Britain 22.96 7
7 Sandy Myers Spain 23.20 2
8 Heather Samuel Antigua and Barbuda 23.54 8

Heat four

Rank Name Nationality Time Lane
1 Dannette Young United States 22.53 6
2 Juliet Cuthbert Jamaica 22.62 4
3 Irina Privalova Russia 22.82 3
4 Alenka Bikar Slovenia 22.89 5
5 Myra Mayberry Puerto Rico 23.48 8
6 Patricia Rodríguez Colombia 23.50 1
7 Calister Ubah Nigeria 23.62 7
8 Zhanna Pintusevych Ukraine 23.68 2

Semifinals[edit]

Top four from each heat advanced to the finals.

Heat one

Rank Name Nationality Time Lane
1 Marie-José Pérec France 22.07 4
2 Mary Onyali Nigeria 22.16 3
3 Juliet Cuthhbert Jamaica 22.24 5
4 Inger Miller United States 22.33 7
5 Dannette Young United States 22.49 6
6 Cathy Freeman Australia 22.78 2
7 Nataliya Safronnikova Belarus 22.98 1
8 Irina Privalova Russia DNS 8

Heat two

Rank Name Nationality Time Lane
1 Merlene Ottey Jamaica 22.08 4
2 Galina Malchugina Russia 22.35 6
3 Chandra Sturrup Bahamas 22.54 5
4 Carlette Guidry United States 22.56 3
5 Melinda Gainsford-Taylor Australia 22.76 2
6 Melanie Paschke Germany 22.81 7
7 Alenka Bikar Slovenia 22.82 8
8 Katerina Koffa Greece 23.20 1

Final[edit]

Rank Name Nationality Time Lane
1st Marie-José Pérec France 22.12 3
2nd Merlene Ottey Jamaica 22.24 5
3rd Mary Onyali Nigeria 22.38 4
4 Inger Miller United States 22.41 7
5 Galina Malchugina Russia 22.45 6
6 Chandra Sturrup Bahamas 22.54 8
7 Juliet Cuthbert Jamaica 22.60 1
8 Carlette Guidry United States 22.61 2

Wind in the finals = 0.3 m/s
Notes: DNS = did not start