2011 World Championships in Athletics – Men's 200 metres

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Usain Bolt winning the 200m

The men's 200 metres at the 2011 World Championships in Athletics was held at the Daegu Stadium on September 2 and September 3. Usain Bolt, the world record holder and defending champion was the favourite going into the race with a world leading time of 19.86 seconds. He had also won his three major races after return from injury convincingly.[1]

Remembering his false start in the 100 metres, favorite Bolt had the slowest reaction time to the gun, but cruised easily into the semi-finals.

The semi-finals began with another false start, but it was Sandro Viana. Christophe Lemaitre led the qualifying winning semi 1, as Bolt casually cruised through semi 2 and Walter Dix ran a controlled semi 3.

The finals were Bolt's redemption. Still cautious, Bolt had the slowest reaction time in the field, but he easily charged into the lead, making up the stagger on Dix 2/3 of the way through the turn as returning silver medalist Alonso Edward pulled up. Bolt made one glance back at Dix and the rest of the field, then charged home in 19.40 his third best time, the number four time ever.[2] Dix was clearly second in 19.70, with Christophe Lemaitre separating from Jaysuma Saidy Ndure in 19.80, the French National Record for the bronze medal. The rest of the field was more than 3/10ths of a second behind. Note these were Fully automatic times, it was just a fluke that all the medal times were evenly divisible by a tenth of a second.

Medalists[edit]

Gold Silver Bronze
Usain Bolt
 Jamaica (JAM)
Walter Dix
 United States (USA)
Christophe Lemaitre
 France (FRA)

Records[edit]

Prior to the competition, the men's 200 m records were as follows:

World record  Usain Bolt (JAM) 19.19 Berlin, Germany 20 August 2009
Championship record
World leading 19.86 Oslo, Norway 9 June 2011
African record  Frankie Fredericks (NAM) 19.68 Atlanta, United States 1 August 1996
Asian Record  Shingo Suetsugu (JPN) 20.03 Yokohama, Japan 7 June 2003
North, Central American and Caribbean record  Usain Bolt (JAM) 19.19 Berlin, Germany 20 August 2009
South American record  Alonso Edward (PAN) 19.81 Berlin, Germany 20 August 2009
European record  Pietro Mennea (ITA) 19.72 Mexico City, Mexico 12 September 1979
Oceanian record  Peter Norman (AUS) 20.06 Mexico City, Mexico 16 October 1968

Qualification standards[edit]

Usain Bolt the defending champion
A time B time
20.60 20.70[3]

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Round
September 2, 2011 11:10 Heats[4]
September 2, 2011 19:55 Semifinals[4]
September 3, 2011 21:20 Final[5]

Results[edit]

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

Heats[edit]

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

Wind:
Heat 1: +0.3 m/s, Heat 2: -0.3 m/s, Heat 3: -1.1 m/s, Heat 4: -1.1 m/s, Heat 5: -0.8 m/s, Heat 6: +0.4 m/s, Heat 7: -0.7 m/s

Rank Heat Name Nationality Time Notes
1 2 Usain Bolt  Jamaica (JAM) 20.30 Q
2 1 Walter Dix  United States (USA) 20.42 Q
3 1 Amr Ibrahim Mostafa Seoud  Egypt (EGY) 20.44 Q, SB
4 2 Michael Mathieu  Bahamas (BAH) 20.46 Q
5 5 Nickel Ashmeade  Jamaica (JAM) 20.47 Q
6 4 Christophe Lemaitre  France (FRA) 20.51 Q
7 1 Kim Collins  Saint Kitts and Nevis (SKN) 20.52 Q, SB
8 1 Femi Seun Ogunode  Qatar (QAT) 20.54 q
9 6 Alonso Edward  Panama (PAN) 20.55 Q
10 5 Sandro Viana  Brazil (BRA) 20.62 Q
11 2 Pavel Maslák  Czech Republic (CZE) 20.63 Q, PB
11 6 Bruno de Barros  Brazil (BRA) 20.63 Q
13 3 Jaysuma Saidy Ndure  Norway (NOR) 20.65 Q
14 2 Christian Malcolm  Great Britain & N.I. (GBR) 20.66 q
15 7 Rondel Sorrillo  Trinidad and Tobago (TRI) 20.68 Q
15 7 Mario Forsythe  Jamaica (JAM) 20.68 Q
17 2 Churandy Martina  Netherlands (NED) 20.70 q
18 2 Bryan Barnett  Canada (CAN) 20.75
19 7 Michael Herrera  Cuba (CUB) 20.76 Q
20 6 Reto Schenkel  Switzerland (SUI) 20.77 Q
21 3 Darvis Patton  United States (USA) 20.80 Q
21 5 Hitoshi Saito  Japan (JPN) 20.80 Q
23 1 Marc Schneeberger  Switzerland (SUI) 20.81
24 5 James Ellington  Great Britain & N.I. (GBR) 20.82
25 6 Jared Connaughton  Canada (CAN) 20.83
26 3 Jonathan Åstrand  Finland (FIN) 20.87 Q
26 4 Shinji Takahira  Japan (JPN) 20.87 Q
26 7 Daniel Grueso  Colombia (COL) 20.87
29 7 Marek Niit  Estonia (EST) 20.90
30 5 Jeremy Dodson  United States (USA) 20.92
31 7 Nilson André  Brazil (BRA) 20.93
32 1 Sebastian Ernst  Germany (GER) 20.95
33 2 Emmanuel Callander  Trinidad and Tobago (TRI) 20.97
33 6 Ben Youssef Meité  Ivory Coast (CIV) 20.97
35 3 Paul Hession  Ireland (IRL) 21.02
36 4 Mosito Lehata  Lesotho (LES) 21.03 Q
37 6 Thuso Mpuang  South Africa (RSA) 21.07
38 4 Lebogang Moeng  South Africa (RSA) 21.09
38 4 Marvin Anderson  Jamaica (JAM) 21.09
40 7 Arnaldo Abrantes  Portugal (POR) 21.10
41 5 Gabriel Mvumvure  Zimbabwe (ZIM) 21.11
42 5 Calvin Dascent  U.S. Virgin Islands (ISV) 21.15
43 3 Brijesh Lawrence  Saint Kitts and Nevis (SKN) 21.16
44 3 Rolando Palacios  Honduras (HON) 21.22
45 4 Alex Wilson  Switzerland (SUI) 21.25
46 3 Yuichi Kobayashi  Japan (JPN) 21.27
47 1 Sibusiso Matsenjwa  Swaziland (SWZ) 21.29 PB
48 6 Omar Jouma Al-Salfa  United Arab Emirates (UAE) 21.45
49 7 Holder da Silva  Guinea-Bissau (GBS) 21.82 SB
50 4 Leeroy Henriette  Seychelles (SEY) 21.83
51 1 Roudy Monrose  Haiti (HAI) 22.18
52 6 Luka Rakić  Montenegro (MNE) 22.73
53 3 Khalilur Rahman  Bangladesh (BAN) 23.53
4 Brendan Christian  Antigua and Barbuda (ANT) DNS

Semifinals[edit]

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

Wind:
Heat 1: -1.0 m/s, Heat 2: -1.0 m/s, Heat 3: -0.7 m/s

Rank Heat Name Nationality Time Notes
1 1 Christophe Lemaitre  France (FRA) 20.17 Q, SB
2 2 Usain Bolt  Jamaica (JAM) 20.31 Q
3 1 Nickel Ashmeade  Jamaica (JAM) 20.32 Q
4 3 Walter Dix  United States (USA) 20.37 Q
5 2 Jaysuma Saidy Ndure  Norway (NOR) 20.50 Q
6 3 Alonso Edward  Panama (PAN) 20.52 Q
7 2 Bruno de Barros  Brazil (BRA) 20.54 q
8 2 Rondel Sorrillo  Trinidad and Tobago (TRI) 20.56 q
9 1 Femi Seun Ogunode  Qatar (QAT) 20.58
10 3 Mario Forsythe  Jamaica (JAM) 20.63
11 1 Kim Collins  Saint Kitts and Nevis (SKN) 20.64
12 2 Darvis Patton  United States (USA) 20.72
13 3 Michael Herrera  Cuba (CUB) 20.75
14 1 Pavel Maslák  Czech Republic (CZE) 20.87
15 3 Christian Malcolm  Great Britain & N.I. (GBR) 20.88
16 3 Shinji Takahira  Japan (JPN) 20.90
17 3 Jonathan Åstrand  Finland (FIN) 21.03
18 3 Amr Ibrahim Mostafa Seoud  Egypt (EGY) 21.15
19 2 Hitoshi Saito  Japan (JPN) 21.17
20 2 Reto Schenkel  Switzerland (SUI) 21.18
1 Michael Mathieu  Bahamas (BAH) DNF
1 Sandro Viana  Brazil (BRA) DQ R 162.7
1 Mosito Lehata  Lesotho (LES) DNS
2 Churandy Martina  Netherlands (NED) DNS

Final[edit]

Wind: +0.8 m/s

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) 3 Usain Bolt  Jamaica (JAM) 19.40 WL
2nd, silver medalist(s) 4 Walter Dix  United States (USA) 19.70 SB
3rd, bronze medalist(s) 6 Christophe Lemaitre  France (FRA) 19.80 NR
4 8 Jaysuma Saidy Ndure  Norway (NOR) 19.95 SB
5 5 Nickel Ashmeade  Jamaica (JAM) 20.29
6 2 Bruno de Barros  Brazil (BRA) 20.31
7 1 Rondel Sorrillo  Trinidad and Tobago (TRI) 20.34
7 Alonso Edward  Panama (PAN) DNF

References[edit]

  1. ^ Len Johnson (2011-08-23). "Men's 200m – PREVIEW". IAAF. Archived from the original on 2012-05-09. Retrieved 2011-08-29.
  2. ^ http://www.iaaf.org/statistics/toplists/inout=o/age=n/season=0/sex=M/all=y/legal=A/disc=200/detail.html
  3. ^ "IAAF World Championships in Athletics – Daegu, Korea – 27 August – 4 September 2011: Entry Standards – Men". IAAF. Archived from the original on 2011-05-31. Retrieved 2011-08-29.
  4. ^ a b "Timetable Day 7". IAAF. Archived from the original on 2011-09-14. Retrieved 2011-08-29.
  5. ^ "Timetable Day 8". IAAF. Archived from the original on 2011-09-14. Retrieved 2011-08-29.

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