2007 World Championships in Athletics – Men's 200 metres

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Events at the
2007 World Championships
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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

These are the official results of the men's 200 metres event at the 2007 IAAF World Championships in Osaka, Japan. There were a total number of 49 participating athletes, with six qualifying heats and the final held on Thursday August 30. This event is notable for being the only solo World Championship event in which Usain Bolt has been beaten as of August 2016.

Medalists[edit]

Gold Silver Bronze
Tyson Gay
 United States
Usain Bolt
 Jamaica
Wallace Spearmon
 United States

Records[edit]

Existing records at the start of the event.

World Record  Michael Johnson (USA) 19.32 Atlanta, United States August 1, 1996
Championship Record  Michael Johnson (USA) 19.79 Gothenburg, Sweden August 11, 1995

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Round
August 28, 2007 11:10 Heats
August 28, 2007 20:10 Quarterfinals
August 29, 2007 22:20 Semifinals
August 30, 2007 22:20 Final

Results[edit]

KEY: q Fastest non-qualifiers Q Qualified WR World record AR Area record NR National record PB Personal best SB Seasonal best

Heats[edit]

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

Rank Heat Name Nationality Time Notes
1 4 Anastasios Gousis  Greece 20.11 Q, PB
2 4 Usain Bolt  Jamaica 20.12 Q
3 4 Brendan Christian  Antigua and Barbuda 20.23 Q, NR
4 3 Bryan Barnett  Canada 20.31 Q, PB
4 4 Marcin Jędrusiński  Poland 20.31 Q, PB
6 6 Marvin Anderson  Jamaica 20.43 Q
7 5 Rodney Martin  United States 20.44 Q
7 6 Kristof Beyens  Belgium 20.44 Q, PB
9 6 Wallace Spearmon  United States 20.45 Q
10 2 Tyson Gay  United States 20.46 Q
10 5 Paul Hession  Ireland 20.46 Q
12 2 Churandy Martina  Netherlands Antilles 20.47 Q
12 2 Sandro Viana  Brazil 20.47 Q
12 3 Shingo Suetsugu  Japan 20.47 Q
15 3 Patrick Johnson  Australia 20.48 Q, SB
15 4 Arnaldo Abrantes  Portugal 20.48 Q, PB
17 3 Brian Dzingai  Zimbabwe 20.50 Q
18 2 Matic Osovnikar  Slovenia 20.51 Q, SB
19 2 Visa Hongisto  Finland 20.56 q, PB
20 3 Guus Hoogmoed  Netherlands 20.57 q
21 6 Francis Obikwelu  Portugal 20.61 Q
22 2 James Dolphin  New Zealand 20.65 q, SB
22 6 Amr Ibrahim Mostafa Seoud  Egypt 20.65 q, NR
24 2 Marco Cribari   Switzerland 20.71 q
25 5 Marc Schneeberger   Switzerland 20.72 Q
26 5 Tomoya Kamiyama  Japan 20.78 Q
27 4 Jacobi Mitchell  Bahamas 20.81 q
28 4 Ivan Teplykh  Russia 20.81 q, SB
29 1 Shinji Takahira  Japan 20.83 Q
30 3 Seth Amoo  Ghana 20.85
30 5 Christian Krone  South Africa 20.85
32 1 Christopher Williams  Jamaica 20.88 Q
33 5 Khalil Al Hanahneh  Jordan 21.01 NR
34 1 Basílio de Moraes  Brazil 21.09 Q
35 6 Hitjivirue Kaanjuka  Namibia 21.10
36 6 Daniel Grueso  Colombia 21.11
37 1 Franklin Nazareno  Ecuador 21.18 Q
38 1 Juan Pedro Toledo  Mexico 21.31
39 1 Ruslan Abbasov  Azerbaijan 21.33
40 1 Morné Nagel  South Africa 21.35
41 3 Tang Yik Chun  Hong Kong 21.72
42 3 Sittichai Suwonprateep  Thailand 21.87 SB
43 2 Mphelave Dlamin  Swaziland 21.96 SB
44 5 Courtny Bascombe  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 22.08 PB
45 4 Michael Alicto  Guam 22.45 PB
46 6 Zahir Naseer  Maldives 23.27 PB
47 2 Amaroy Marino  Palau 23.34 PB
48 1 Harmon Harmon  Cook Islands 23.78
49 5 Marek Niit  Estonia DNS

Quarterfinals[edit]

Qualification: First 4 in each heat(Q) advance to the semifinals.

Rank Heat Name Nationality Time Notes
1 3 Tyson Gay  United States 20.08 Q
2 2 Usain Bolt  Jamaica 20.13 Q
2 3 Marvin Anderson  Jamaica 20.13 Q, PB
4 1 Rodney Martin  United States 20.25 Q
5 2 Wallace Spearmon  United States 20.26 Q
6 1 Brian Dzingai  Zimbabwe 20.28 Q, SB
7 1 Brendan Christian  Antigua and Barbuda 20.36 Q
8 3 Francis Obikwelu  Portugal 20.38 Q, SB
9 2 Churandy Martina  Netherlands Antilles 20.39 Q
10 1 Christopher Williams  Jamaica 20.40 Q
11 2 Bryan Barnett  Canada 20.41 Q
12 4 Paul Hession  Ireland 20.50 Q
13 4 Anastasios Gousis  Greece 20.51 Q
14 4 Kristof Beyens  Belgium 20.52 Q
15 3 Marcin Jędrusiński  Poland 20.53 Q
16 4 Patrick Johnson  Australia 20.62 Q
17 1 Matic Osovnikar  Slovenia 20.65
18 3 Sandro Viana  Brazil 20.68
19 3 Shingo Suetsugu  Japan 20.70
20 1 Amr Ibrahim Mostafa Seoud  Egypt 20.72
21 1 Shinji Takahira  Japan 20.77
22 2 Visa Hongisto  Finland 20.78
23 1 James Dolphin  New Zealand 20.80
24 4 Arnaldo Abrantes  Portugal 20.82
25 3 Marco Cribari   Switzerland 20.86
26 2 Tomoya Kamiyama  Japan 20.89
27 4 Ivan Teplykh  Russia 20.98
28 2 Basílio de Moraes  Brazil 21.07
29 4 Marc Schneeberger   Switzerland 21.09
30 2 Jacobi Mitchell  Bahamas 21.17
31 3 Guus Hoogmoed  Netherlands 21.32
32 4 Franklin Nazareno  Ecuador 21.50

Semifinals[edit]

First 4 of each Semifinal will be directly qualified (Q) for the final.

Semifinal 1[edit]

Rank Lane Name Nationality React Time Notes
1 6 Usain Bolt  Jamaica 0.169 20.03 Q
2 7 Wallace Spearmon  United States 0.133 20.05 Q
3 4 Rodney Martin  United States 0.165 20.18 Q, SB
4 3 Churandy Martina  Netherlands Antilles 0.140 20.20 Q, NR
5 8 Francis Obikwelu  Portugal 0.167 20.40
6 5 Brian Dzingai  Zimbabwe 0.125 20.45
7 9 Marcin Jędrusiński  Poland 0.151 20.54
8 2 Bryan Barnett  Canada 0.142 20.68

Semifinal 2[edit]

Rank Lane Name Nationality React Time Notes
1 5 Tyson Gay  United States 0.157 20.00 Q
2 6 Marvin Anderson  Jamaica 0.163 20.06 Q, PB
3 9 Christopher Williams  Jamaica 0.143 20.24 Q
4 7 Anastasios Gousis  Greece 0.151 20.33 Q
5 3 Brendan Christian  Antigua and Barbuda 0.139 20.36
6 4 Paul Hession  Ireland 0.154 20.50
7 8 Kristof Beyens  Belgium 0.152 20.53
8 2 Patrick Johnson  Australia 0.151 20.73

Final[edit]

Tyson Gay pulling away in the closing stages of the race
Rank Lane Name Nationality React Time Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) 4 Tyson Gay  United States 0.143 19.76 CR
2nd, silver medalist(s) 5 Usain Bolt  Jamaica 0.159 19.91
3rd, bronze medalist(s) 6 Wallace Spearmon  United States 0.144 20.05
4 8 Rodney Martin  United States 0.186 20.06 PB
5 3 Churandy Martina  Netherlands Antilles 0.144 20.28
6 7 Marvin Anderson  Jamaica 0.171 20.28
7 9 Christopher Williams  Jamaica 0.154 20.57
8 2 Anastasios Gousis  Greece 0.143 20.75

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