Athletics at the 2004 Summer Olympics – Men's 200 metres

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Men's 200 metres
at the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad
Venue Athens Olympic Stadium
Dates August 24 to August 26
Competitors 55 from 46 nations
Medalists
Gold medal    United States
Silver medal    United States
Bronze medal    United States
«2000 2008»
Athletics at the
2004 Summer Olympics
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200 m men women
400 m men women
800 m men women
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Triple jump men women
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Pole vault men women
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The 200 metres at the 2004 Summer Olympics as part of the athletics program were held at the Athens Olympic Stadium August 24 to August 26.

The top four runners in each of the initial seven heats automatically qualified for the second round. The next four fastest runners from across the heats also qualified. Those 32 runners competed in four heats in the second round, with the top three runners from each heat and the four next fastest runners qualifying for the semifinals. There were two semifinal heats, and only the top four from each heat advanced to the final.

The final looked like a re-run of the 100 metres final, with the most of same favorites, Justin Gatlin, Francis Obikwelu and Shawn Crawford in the center of the track. Bernard Williams was the third American in the final, along with perennial silver medalist Frankie Fredericks. From the gun,Williams near the inside got a clearly better start, quickly making up a step on the stagger to Crawford to his outside. But through the turn, Crawford maintained the distance while running the further distance. Crawford and Gatlin ran about even last portion of the turn looked more powerful than Williams and Gatlin on either side. By the end of the turn, it was the three Americans in the lead, led by Crawford, Obikwelu the closest challenger a step behind. Crawford separated from Gatlin at the head of the straight and the race was for second. Gatlin held the edge down the straight until the last ten metres when Gatlin seemed to struggle and Williams cruised to silver. Next to last at the beginning of the straight, veteran Fredericks gained steadily and was able to dip past Obikwelu for fourth.

Records[edit]

Prior to this competition, the existing world and Olympic records were as follows:

World record United States Michael Johnson (USA) 19.32 s Atlanta, United States 1 August 1996
Olympic record  Michael Johnson (USA) 19.32 s Atlanta, United States 1 August 1996

No new world or Olympic records were set for this event.

Qualification[edit]

The qualification period for Athletics was 1 January 2003 to 9 August 2004. For the men's 200 metres, each National Olympic Committee was permitted to enter up to three athletes that had run the race in 20.59 seconds or faster during the qualification period. If an NOC had no athletes that qualified under that standard, one athlete that had run the race in 20.75 seconds or faster could be entered.

Results[edit]

Round 1[edit]

Qualification: First 4 in each heat (Q) and the next 4 fastest (q) advance to Round 2.

Heat 1

Rank Lane Name Country Reaction Time Result Notes Qual.
1 6 Stéphan Buckland Mauritius 0.185 20.29 Q
2 2 Francis Obikwelu Portugal 0.243 20.40 Q
2 2 Juan Pedro Toledo Mexico 0.214 20.40 NR Q
4 4 Yang Yaozu China 0.217 20.59 SB Q
5 7 Johan Wissman Sweden 0.245 20.60 q
6 1 Paul Brizzel Ireland 0.179 21.00
7 3 Nabie Foday Fofanah Guinea 0.227 21.45
8 Hamed Al-Bishi Saudi Arabia DNS
Start time: 10:35 Wind: +1.5 m/s

Heat 2

Rank Lane Name Country Reaction Time Result Notes Qual.
1 5 Shawn Crawford United States 0.272 20.55 Q
2 8 Christopher Williams Jamaica 0.140 20.57 Q
3 3 Marcin Urbaś Poland 0.174 20.71 SB Q
4 2 Darren Campbell Great Britain 0.155 20.72 Q
5 1 Jaysuma Saidy Ndure The Gambia 0.158 20.78 q
6 4 Leigh Julius South Africa 0.164 20.80
7 6 Geronimo Goeloe Netherlands Antilles 0.167 21.09
8 7 Basílio de Moraes Júnior Brazil 0.236 21.14
Start time: 10:41 Wind: +1.4 m/s

Heat 3

Rank Lane Name Country Reaction Time Result Notes Qual.
1 5 Frankie Fredericks Namibia 0.235 20.54 Q
2 3 Malik Louahla Algeria 0.187 20.67 Q
3 4 David Canal Spain 0.181 20.72 Q
4 1 Brian Dzingai Zimbabwe 0.184 20.72 Q
5 7 Heber Viera Uruguay 0.256 20.94 SB
6 2 Oleg Sergeyev Russia 0.269 20.95
7 8 Mphelave Dlamini Swaziland 0.270 21.82
6 Chris Lambert Great Britain 0.244 DNF
Start time: 10:47 Wind: +2.0 m/s

Heat 4

Rank Lane Name Country Reaction Time Result Notes Qual.
1 7 Marcin Jędrusiński Poland 0.256 20.63 SB Q
2 2 Tobias Unger Germany 0.160 20.65 Q
3 6 Joseph Batangdon Cameroon 0.239 20.92 Q
4 8 Géza Pauer Hungary 0.257 21.02 Q
5 5 Usain Bolt Jamaica 0.254 21.05
6 1 Christian Nsiah Ghana 0.146 21.06
7 3 Hamoud Abdallah Al-Dalhami Oman 0.152 21.82
8 4 Ryo Matsuda Japan 0.223 24.59
Start time: 10:53 Wind: 0.0 m/s

Heat 5

Rank Lane Name Country Reaction Time Result Notes Qual.
1 7 Dominic Demeritte Bahamas 0.246 20.62 Q
2 8 Christian Malcolm Great Britain 0.284 20.62 Q
3 5 Panagiotis Sarris Greece 0.254 20.67 Q
4 3 Asafa Powell Jamaica 0.207 20.77 Q
5 2 Jiří Vojtík Czech Republic 0.179 20.79
6 4 Dion Crabbe British Virgin Islands 0.231 20.85
7 6 Nazmizan Muhammad Malaysia 0.238 21.24
8 1 Adam Miller Australia 0.198 21.31
Start time: 10:59 Wind: +2.2 m/s

Heat 6

Rank Lane Name Country Reaction Time Result Notes Qual.
1 2 Bernard Williams United States 0.207 20.29 Q
2 8 Anastasios Gousis Greece 0.236 20.44 PB Q
3 3 Andrew Howe Italy 0.198 20.55 Q
4 4 Matic Osovnikar Slovenia 0.203 20.57 Q
5 6 Till Helmke Germany 0.241 20.72 q
6 5 Oumar Loum Senegal 0.240 20.97
7 7 Anninos Marcoullides Cyprus 0.247 23.94
Start time: 11:05 Wind: +1.8 m/s

Heat 7

Rank Lane Name Country Reaction Time Result Notes Qual.
1 2 Sebastian Ernst Germany 0.220 20.47 =PB Q
2 8 Justin Gatlin United States 0.282 20.51 Q
3 6 Marco Torrieri Italy 0.222 20.68 Q
4 5 Cláudio Roberto Souza Brazil 0.165 20.70 =SB Q
5 7 Brendan Christian Antigua and Barbuda 0.251 20.71 q
6 4 Shinji Takahira Japan 0.212 21.05
7 3 Dadas Ibrahimov Azerbaijan 0.141 21.60
8 1 Russel Roman Palau 0.264 24.89
Start time: 11:11 Wind: 0.0 m/s

Overall Rankings[edit]

Rank Heat Athlete Country Time Notes
1 1 Stéphan Buckland Mauritius 20.29 Q
1 6 Bernard Williams United States 20.29 Q
3 1 Francis Obikwelu Portugal 20.40 Q
3 1 Juan Pedro Toledo Mexico 20.40 Q, NR
5 6 Anastasios Gousis Greece 20.44 Q, PB
6 7 Sebastian Ernst Germany 20.47 Q, PB
7 7 Justin Gatlin United States 20.51 Q
8 3 Frankie Fredericks Namibia 20.54 Q
9 2 Shawn Crawford United States 20.55 Q
9 6 Andrew Howe Italy 20.55 Q
11 2 Christopher Williams Jamaica 20.57 Q
11 6 Matic Osovnikar Slovenia 20.57 Q, PB
13 1 Yaozu Yang China 20.59 Q, SB
14 1 Johan Wissman Sweden 20.60 q
15 5 Dominic Demeritte Bahamas 20.62 Q
15 5 Christian Malcolm Great Britain 20.62 Q
17 4 Marcin Jędrusiński Poland 20.63 Q, SB
18 4 Tobias Unger Germany 20.65 Q
19 3 Malik Louahla Algeria 20.67 Q
19 5 Panayiotis Sarris Greece 20.67 Q
21 7 Marco Torrieri Italy 20.68 Q
22 7 Cláudio Roberto Souza Brazil 20.70 Q, SB
23 2 Marcin Urbaś Poland 20.71 Q, SB
23 7 Brendan Christian Antigua and Barbuda 20.71 q
25 2 Darren Campbell Great Britain 20.72 Q
25 3 David Canal Spain 20.72 Q
25 3 Brian Dzingai Zimbabwe 20.72 Q
28 6 Till Helmke Germany 20.73 q
29 5 Asafa Powell Jamaica 20.77 Q
30 2 Jaysuma Saidy Ndure The Gambia 20.78 q
31 5 Jiri Vojtik Czech Republic 20.79
32 2 Leigh Julius South Africa 20.80
33 5 Dion Crabbe British Virgin Islands 20.85
34 4 Joseph Batangdon Cameroon 20.92 Q
35 3 Heber Viera Uruguay 20.94 SB
36 3 Oleg Sergeyev Russia 20.95
37 6 Oumar Loum Senegal 20.97
38 1 Paul Brizzel Ireland 21.00 SB
39 4 Geza Pauer Hungary 21.02 Q
40 4 Usain Bolt Jamaica 21.05
40 7 Shinji Takahira Japan 21.05
42 4 Christian Nsiah Ghana 21.06
43 2 Geronimo Goeloe Netherlands Antilles 21.09
44 2 Basílio de Moraes Júnior Brazil 21.14
45 5 Nazmizan Muhammad Malaysia 21.24
46 5 Adam Miller Australia 21.31
47 1 Nabie Foday Fofanah Guinea 21.45
48 7 Dadas Ibrahimov Azerbaijan 21.60
49 3 Mphelave Dlamini Swaziland 21.82
49 4 Hamoud Abdallah Al-Dalhami Oman 21.82
51 6 Anninos Marcoullides Cyprus 23.94
52 4 Ryo Matsuda Japan 24.59
53 7 Russel Roman Palau 24.89
1 Hamed Hamadan Al Bishi Saudi Arabia DNS
3 Chris Lambert Great Britain DNF

Round 2[edit]

Qualification: First 3 in each heat (Q) and the next 4 fastest (q) advance to the Semifinals.

Heat 1

Rank Lane Name Country Reaction Time Result Notes Qual.
1 4 Shawn Crawford United States 0.207 19.95 Q
2 5 Frankie Fredericks Namibia 0.228 20.20 SB Q
3 3 Tobias Unger Germany 0.162 20.30 PB Q
4 6 Christopher Williams Jamaica 0.186 20.34 SB q
5 1 Johan Wissman Sweden 0.186 20.74
6 7 Géza Pauer Hungary 0.241 20.90
7 2 David Canal Spain 0.179 21.18
8 Joseph Batangdon Cameroon DNS
Start time: 20:00 Wind: +1.1 m/s

Heat 2

Rank Lane Name Country Reaction Time Result Notes Qual.
1 4 Bernard Williams United States 0.217 20.40 Q
2 3 Anastasios Gousis Greece 0.195 20.46 Q
3 6 Marcin Jędrusiński Poland 0.194 20.55 SB Q
4 7 Till Helmke Germany 0.144 20.76
5 8 Brian Dzingai Zimbabwe 0.206 20.87
6 2 Marco Torrieri Italy 0.177 20.89
7 5 Malik Louahla Algeria 0.175 20.93
8 1 Yang Yaozu China 0.162 21.03
Start time: 20:07 Wind: +0.2 m/s

Heat 3

Rank Lane Name Country Reaction Time Result Notes Qual.
1 4 Justin Gatlin United States 0.220 20.03 Q
2 8 Asafa Powell Jamaica 0.206 20.23 Q
3 5 Sebastian Ernst Germany 0.244 20.36 PB Q
4 7 Matic Osovnikar Slovenia 0.235 20.47 NR q
5 6 Christian Malcolm Great Britain 0.259 20.56 q
6 3 Dominic Demeritte Bahamas 0.141 20.61
7 2 Brendan Christian Antigua and Barbuda 0.182 20.63
1 Marcin Urbaś Poland 0.162 DNF
Start time: 20:14 Wind: +0.5 m/s

Heat 4

Rank Lane Name Country Reaction Time Result Notes Qual.
1 3 Francis Obikwelu Portugal 0.191 20.33 Q
2 5 Stéphan Buckland Mauritius 0.239 20.36 Q
3 6 Juan Pedro Toledo Mexico 0.276 20.43 Q
4 2 Darren Campbell Great Britain 0.179 20.59 =SB q
5 8 Cláudio Roberto Souza Brazil 0.159 20.64 SB
6 7 Jaysuma Saidy Ndure The Gambia 0.248 20.73
7 1 Panagiotis Sarris Greece 0.184 20.92
8 4 Andrew Howe Italy 0.211 21.17
Start time: 20:21 Wind: +0.1 m/s

Overall rankings[edit]

Rank Heat Athlete Country Time Notes
1 1 Shawn Crawford United States 19.95 Q
2 3 Justin Gatlin United States 20.03 Q
3 1 Frankie Fredericks Namibia 20.20 Q, SB
4 3 Asafa Powell Jamaica 20.23 Q
5 1 Tobias Unger Germany 20.30 Q, PB
6 4 Francis Obikwelu Portugal 20.33 Q
7 1 Christopher Williams Jamaica 20.34 q, SB
8 3 Sebastian Ernst Germany 20.36 Q, PB
8 4 Stéphan Buckland Mauritius 20.36 Q
10 2 Bernard Williams United States 20.40 Q
11 4 Juan Pedro Toledo Mexico 20.43 Q
12 2 Anastasios Gousis Greece 20.46 Q
13 3 Matic Osovnikar Slovenia 20.47 q, NR
14 2 Marcin Jędrusiński Poland 20.55 Q, SB
15 3 Christian Malcolm Great Britain 20.56 q
16 4 Darren Campbell Great Britain 20.59 q
17 3 Dominic Demeritte Bahamas 20.61
18 3 Brendan Christian Antigua and Barbuda 20.63
19 4 Cláudio Roberto Souza Brazil 20.64 SB
20 4 Jaysuma Saidy Ndure The Gambia 20.73
21 1 Johan Wissman Sweden 20.74
22 2 Till Helmke Germany 20.76
23 2 Brian Dzingai Zimbabwe 20.87
24 2 Marco Torrieri Italy 20.89
25 1 Geza Pauer Hungary 20.90
26 4 Panayiotis Sarris Greece 20.92
27 2 Malik Louahla Algeria 20.93
28 2 Yaozu Yang China 21.03
29 4 Andrew Howe Italy 21.17
30 1 David Canal Spain 21.18
3 Marcin Urbaś Poland DNF
1 Joseph Batangdon Cameroon DNS

Semifinals[edit]

Semifinal 1[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Shawn Crawford United States 20.05 Q
2 Bernard Williams United States 20.18 Q
3 Frankie Fredericks Namibia 20.43 Q
4 Tobias Unger Germany 20.54 Q
5 Anastasios Gousis Greece 20.68
6 Christopher Williams Jamaica 20.80
7 Marcin Jędrusiński Poland 20.81
8 Darren Campbell Great Britain 20.89

Semifinal 2[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Justin Gatlin United States 20.35 Q
2 Francis Obikwelu Portugal 20.36 Q
3 Stéphan Buckland Mauritius 20.37 Q
4 Asafa Powell Jamaica 20.56 Q
5 Sebastian Ernst Germany 20.63
6 Juan Pedro Toledo Mexico 20.64
7 Christian Malcolm Great Britain 20.77
8 Matic Osovnikar Slovenia 20.89

Final[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Shawn Crawford United States 19.79 PB
2 Bernard Williams United States 20.01 PB
3 Justin Gatlin United States 20.03
4 Frank Fredericks Namibia 20.14 SB
5 Francis Obikwelu Portugal 20.14
6 Stéphan Buckland Mauritius 20.24
7 Tobias Unger Germany 20.64
Asafa Powell Jamaica DNS

WR world record | AR area record | CR championship record | GR games record | NR national record | OR Olympic record | PB personal best | SB season best | WL world leading (in a given season)

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