Athletics at the 2004 Summer Olympics – Women's 200 metres
|Women's 200 metres
at the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad
|Competitors||50 from 35 nations|
|Athletics at the
2004 Summer Olympics
|100 m hurdles||women|
|110 m hurdles||men|
|400 m hurdles||men||women|
|4×100 m relay||men||women|
|4×400 m relay||men||women|
|20 km walk||men||women|
|50 km walk||men|
These were the standing world and Olympic records (in seconds) prior to the 2004 Summer Olympics.
|World Record||21.34||Florence Griffith-Joyner||Seoul (KOR)||September 29, 1988|
|Olympic Record||21.34||Florence Griffith-Joyner||Seoul (KOR)||September 29, 1988|
There were seven heats in round one from where the first four home in each progressed to the second round along with the four fastest losers. The second round comprised four heats where only the first three from each and the four fastest loser progreesed to the semi-finals. From here only the first four in each carried on to the final along with just one fastest loser.
Qualification: First 4 in each heat (Q) and the next 4 fastest (q) advance to the Round 2.
Qualification: First 3 in each heat (Q) and the next 4 fastest (q) advance to the Semifinals.
|1||Allyson Felix||United States||22.36||Q|
|2||Abi Oyepitan||Great Britain||22.56||Q|
|3||Ivet Lalova||Bulgaria||22.56||Q, SB|
|4||Muna Lee||United States||22.69||Q|
The first semi-final was a straightforward affair for Felix as after initially being closed down a little by Oyepitan she was never behind and eased through in first place. Muna Lee could quite cath up to those in front where Oyepitan also finished strongly to pip Lalova on the line for second. Ottey had pulled up injured about seventy metres into the race.
|1||Veronica Campbell||Jamaica||22.13||Q, PB|
|2||Aleen Bailey||Jamaica||22.33||Q, PB|
|3||Kim Gevaert||Belgium||22.48||Q, NR|
|4||Debbie Ferguson||Bahamas||22.49||Q, SB|
|5||Cydonie Mothersille||Cayman Islands||22.76|
|6||la Shauntea Moore||United States||22.93|
Campbell beat her own world leading time for 2004 after a good start she simply pulled away from the rest. Gevaert had a very quick start and after consolidating entering the straight ran on again to break the Belgian record. Bailey finished the strongest behind her compatriot with them both achieving personal bests and Ferguson, seasons best, whilst off the pace in fourth held off Mothersill who didn't get close to the national record she had set in round 1.
August 25 23:20 Veronica Campbell again took command from the start, the only nearby competitor was the youngster Allyson Felix who seemed to lose a step at the start but held even with Campbell throughout the race. On the outside Debbie Ferguson was chased by Aleen Bailey but the places were clearly decided. Felix set the official world junior record in this race, though she had run slightly faster a year earlier in a meet unprepared for post race drug testing.
|Allyson Felix||United States||22.18||WJR|
|=7||Muna Lee||United States||22.87|
|=7||Abi Oyepitan||Great Britain||22.87|
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)