Athletics at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Women's 200 metres

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Women's 200 metres
at the Games of the XXIX Olympiad
Venue Beijing National Stadium
Dates August 19
August 20
August 21 (final)
Competitors 46 from 36 nations
Winning time 21.74 s
Medalists
Gold medal 
Silver medal 
Bronze medal 
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Athletics at the
2008 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 women
10,000 m men women
100 m hurdles women
110 m hurdles men
400 m hurdles men women
3000 m
steeplechase
men women
4 × 100 m relay men women
4 × 400 m relay men women
Road events
Marathon men women
20 km walk men women
50 km walk men
Field events
Long jump men women
Triple jump men women
High jump men women
Pole vault men women
Shot put men women
Discus throw men women
Javelin throw men women
Hammer throw men women
Combined events
Heptathlon women
Decathlon men

The women's 200 metres at the 2008 Summer Olympics took place on 19–21 August (final) at the Beijing National Stadium.[1]

The qualifying standards were 23.00 s (A standard) and 23.20 s (B standard).[2]

Veronica Campbell-Brown of Jamaica won the race, setting a time of 21.74 s, her personal best.[3]

Records[edit]

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

World record United States Florence Griffith-Joyner (USA) 21.34 s Seoul, South Korea 29 September 1988
Olympic record  Florence Griffith-Joyner (USA) 21.34 s Seoul, South Korea 29 September 1988

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

Results[edit]

Round 1[edit]

Qualification: First 4 in each heat (Q) and the next 8 fastest (q) advance to the Round 2.

Rank Heat Athlete Country Time Notes[4]
1 2 Muna Lee United States 22.71 Q
2 2 Muriel Hurtis-Houairi France 22.72 Q
3 2 Cydonie Mothersille Cayman Islands 22.76 Q, SB
4 4 Roqaya Al-Gassra Bahrain 22.81 Q
5 6 Nataliya Pyhyda Ukraine 22.91 Q, =PB
6 6 Sherone Simpson Jamaica 22.94 Q
7 4 Emily Freeman Great Britain 22.95 Q
8 2 Yuliya Chermoshanskaya Russia 22.98 Q
9 1 Allyson Felix United States 23.02 Q
10 4 Kerron Stewart Jamaica 23.03 Q
11 5 Veronica Campbell-Brown Jamaica 23.04 Q
11 1 Susanthika Jayasinghe Sri Lanka 23.04 Q
13 5 Kadiatou Camara Mali 23.06 Q
14 3 Marshevet Hooker United States 23.07 Q
15 6 Roxana Díaz Cuba 23.09 Q
16 6 LaVerne Jones-Ferrette Virgin Islands 23.12 Q
17 2 Ivet Lalova Bulgaria 23.13 q, SB
18 1 Virgil Hodge Saint Kitts and Nevis 23.14 Q
19 5 Natalia Rusakova Russia 23.21 Q
20 3 Debbie Ferguson-McKenzie Bahamas 23.22 Q
21 4 Ionela Târlea Romania 23.24 Q
22 1 Aleksandra Fedoriva Russia 23.29 Q
23 3 Oludamola Osayomi Nigeria 23.31 Q
24 5 Sheniqua Ferguson Bahamas 23.33 Q
24 4 Darlenis Obregón Colombia 23.33 q
26 5 Adrienne Power Canada 23.40 q
27 6 Evelyn dos Santos Brazil 23.43 q
28 5 Vincenza Calì Italy 23.44 q
28 4 Guzel Khubbieva Uzbekistan 23.44 q
30 6 Allison George Grenada 23.45 q
31 1 Inna Eftimova Bulgaria 23.50 q
32 3 Eleni Artymata Cyprus 23.58 Q, SB
33 6 Marta Jeschke Poland 23.59
34 4 Jade Bailey Barbados 23.62
34 3 Sabina Veit Slovenia 23.62
36 5 Isabel Le Roux South Africa 23.67
37 3 Gloria Kemasuode Nigeria 23.72
38 3 Meritzer Williams Saint Kitts and Nevis 23.83
39 2 Mariely Sánchez Dominican Republic 24.05
40 3 Fabienne Feraez Benin 24.07
40 2 Carol Rodríguez Puerto Rico 24.07
42 1 Kia Davis Liberia 24.31
43 4 Lai Lai Win Myanmar 24.37
44 1 Kirsten Nieuwendam Suriname 24.46 NR
45 6 Gretta Taslakian Lebanon 25.32 SB
46 5 Samia Yusuf Omar Somalia 32.16
1 Vida Anim Ghana DNS
2 Kim Gevaert Belgium DNS

Round 2[edit]

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

Rank Heat Athlete Country Time Notes
1 4 Sherone Simpson Jamaica 22.60 Q
2 3 Yuliya Chermoshanskaya Russia 22.63 Q, PB
3 1 Veronica Campbell-Brown Jamaica 22.64 Q
4 1 Allyson Felix United States 22.74 Q
4 3 Kerron Stewart Jamaica 22.74 Q
6 2 Roqaya Al-Gassra Bahrain 22.76 Q
6 3 Marshevet Hooker United States 22.76 Q
8 1 Debbie Ferguson-McKenzie Bahamas 22.77 Q
9 4 Muna Lee United States 22.83 Q
9 1 Cydonie Mothersille Cayman Islands 22.83 q
11 2 Muriel Hurtis-Houairi France 22.89 Q
12 2 Susanthika Jayasinghe Sri Lanka 22.94 Q
13 4 Emily Freeman Great Britain 22.95 Q
14 2 Roxana Díaz Cuba 22.98 q
15 3 Nataliya Pyhyda Ukraine 23.03 q
16 2 Aleksandra Fedoriva Russia 23.04 q
17 3 Kadiatou Camara Mali 23.06
18 4 Ivet Lalova Bulgaria 23.15
19 4 Virgil Hodge Saint Kitts and Nevis 23.17
20 1 Ionela Târlea Romania 23.22
21 2 Oludamola Osayomi Nigeria 23.27
22 4 Natalia Rusakova Russia 23.28
23 1 Evelyn dos Santos Brazil 23.35
24 1 LaVerne Jones-Ferrette Virgin Islands 23.37
25 2 Darlenis Obregón Colombia 23.40
26 2 Inna Eftimova Bulgaria 23.48
27 3 Adrienne Power Canada 23.51
28 3 Vincenza Calì Italy 23.56
29 3 Sheniqua Ferguson Bahamas 23.61
30 4 Eleni Artymata Cyprus 23.77
31 4 Allison George Grenada 23.77
1 Guzel Khubbieva Uzbekistan DNS

Semifinals[edit]

Qualification: First 4 in each heat (Q) advance to the Final.[5]

Semifinal 1[edit]

20 August 2008 - 21:55 Wind: 0.0 m/s

Rank Lane Athlete Country Time Notes React
1 5 Veronica Campbell-Brown Jamaica 22.19 Q 0.187
2 7 Kerron Stewart Jamaica 22.29 Q 0.217
3 4 Muna Lee United States 22.29 Q, PB 0.186
4 9 Debbie Ferguson-McKenzie Bahamas 22.51 Q 0.165
5 6 Yuliya Chermoshanskaya Russia 22.57 PB 0.204
6 3 Nataliya Pyhyda Ukraine 22.95 0.160
7 8 Susanthika Jayasinghe Sri Lanka 22.98 0.245
8 2 Roxana Díaz Cuba 23.12 0.177

Semifinal 2[edit]

20 August 2008 - 22:04 Wind: -0.2 m/s

Allyson Felix wins the second semifinal.
Rank Lane Athlete Country Time Notes React
1 7 Allyson Felix United States 22.33 Q 0.181
2 9 Marshevet Hooker United States 22.50 Q 0.196
3 5 Sherone Simpson Jamaica 22.50 Q 0.175
4 3 Cydonie Mothersille Cayman Islands 22.61 Q, SB 0.212
5 4 Muriel Hurtis-Houairi France 22.71 0.188
6 6 Roqaya Al-Gassra Bahrain 22.72 0.259
7 8 Emily Freeman Great Britain 22.83 0.201
8 2 Aleksandra Fedoriva Russia 23.22 0.202

Final[edit]

21 August 2008 - Wind: 0.6 m/s

Rank Lane Name Country Reaction Time Time Notes
1st 4 Veronica Campbell-Brown Jamaica 0.172 21.74 PB
2nd 5 Allyson Felix United States 0.193 21.93 SB
3rd 6 Kerron Stewart Jamaica 0.199 22.00
4 9 Muna Lee United States 0.176 22.01 PB
5 7 Marshevet Hooker United States 0.200 22.34 PB
6 8 Sherone Simpson Jamaica 0.167 22.36
7 2 Debbie Ferguson-McKenzie Bahamas 0.175 22.61
8 3 Cydonie Mothersille Cayman Islands 0.206 22.68

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)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Olympic Athletics Competition Schedule". IAAF. Archived from the original on 13 September 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-04. 
  2. ^ "Entry Standards - The XXIX Olympic Games - Beijing, China - 8/24 August 2008". IAAF. Archived from the original on 13 September 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-04. 
  3. ^ "Olympic Games 2008 - Results 08-21-2008 - 200 Metres W Final". IAAF. Archived from the original on 22 August 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-21. 
  4. ^ "Olympic Games 2008 - Results 08-19-2008 - 200 Metres W Heats". IAAF. Archived from the original on 21 August 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-21. 
  5. ^ http://www.iaaf.org/oly08/results/eventCode=3659/bydiscipline/disctype=4/sex=W/discCode=200/combCode=hash/roundCode=sf/results.html#det Retrieved 2008-08-26.