Athletics at the 1920 Summer Olympics – Men's 200 metres

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Men's 200 metres
at the Games of the VII Olympiad
Venue Olympisch Stadion
Dates August 19–20
Competitors 48 from 22 nations
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Allen Woodring  United States
2nd, silver medalist(s) Charley Paddock  United States
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Harry Edward  Great Britain
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The men's 200 metres event was part of the track and field athletics programme at the 1920 Summer Olympics. The competition was held on Thursday, August 19, 1920, and on Friday, August 20, 1920. Forty-eight sprinters from 22 nations competed.[1]

Records[edit]

These were the standing world and Olympic records (in seconds) prior to the 1920 Summer Olympics.

World Record 21.2(*) United Kingdom Willie Applegarth London (GBR) July 4, 1914
Olympic Record 21.6(**) United States Archie Hahn St. Louis (USA) August 31, 1904

(*) unofficial 220 yards (= 201.17 m)

(**) straight course

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

Heat 1

Place Athlete Time Qual.
1  René Tirard (FRA) 23.2 Q
2  Agne Holmström (SWE) 23.3 Q
3  Diego Ordóñez (ESP) 23.7
4  Shinichi Yamaoka (JPN) 23.9
5  Bjarne Guldager (NOR)

Heat 2

Place Athlete Time Qual.
1  George Davidson (NZL) 22.6 Q
2  Alexander Ponton (CAN) 22.9 Q
3  Félix Mendizábal (ESP) 23.2
4  Harry van Rappard (NED) 23.7
5  Federico Reparez (ESP)

Heat 3

Place Athlete Time Qual.
1  Vojtěch Plzák (TCH) 23.4 Q
2  William Hill (GBR) 23.8 Q
3  Marcel Gustin (BEL) 24.3

Heat 4

Place Athlete Time Qual.
1  Paul Brochart (BEL) 23.2 Q
2  William Hunt (AUS) 23.5 Q
3  Giovanni Orlandi (ITA) 23.8
4  Paul Hammer (LUX) 24.1

Heat 5

Place Athlete Time Qual.
1  René Caste (FRA) 23.0 Q
2  Harold Abrahams (GBR) 23.3 Q
3  Willie Bukes (RSA) 23.4
4  Rolf Stenersen (NOR) 23.7

Heat 6

Place Athlete Time Qual.
1  Charley Paddock (USA) 23.2 Q
2  August Sørensen (DEN) 23.8 Q
3  Victor d'Arcy (GBR) 23.9
4  Ahmed Khairy (EGY)

Heat 7

Place Athlete Time Qual.
1  Sven Krokström (SWE) 23.8 Q
2  Max Houben (BEL) 24.2 Q
3  Dimitrios Karambatis (GRE) 24.2

Heat 8

Place Athlete Time Qual.
1  Loren Murchison (USA) 23.2 Q
2  Nils Sandström (SWE) 23.6 Q
3  Carlos Pajarón (ESP) 24.2
4  August Waibel (SUI)

Heat 9

Place Athlete Time Qual.
1  Allen Woodring (USA) 22.8 Q
2  Cor Wezepoel (NED) 23.3 Q
3  Francis Irvine (RSA) 23.3
4  Ichiro Kaga (JPN)
5  Edmond Médécin (MON)

Heat 10

Place Athlete Time Qual.
1  Harry Edward (GBR) 22.8 Q
2  Jack Oosterlaak (RSA) 23.2 Q
3  Sven Malm (SWE) 23.3
4  Mario Riccobono (ITA)
5  Reinhold Saulmann (EST)

Heat 11

Place Athlete Time Qual.
1  René Lorain (FRA) 25.0 Q
2  Albert Heijnneman (NED) 25.4 Q
3  Cyril Coaffee (CAN)

Heat 12

Place Athlete Time Qual.
1  Morris Kirksey (USA) 23.4 Q
2  Josef Imbach (SUI) 23.5 Q
3  Jean-René Seurin (FRA) 23.6

Quarterfinals[edit]

Quarterfinal 1

Place Athlete Time Qual.
1  Loren Murchison (USA) 22.8 Q
2  Josef Imbach (SUI) 23.1 Q
3  René Tirard (FRA)
4  August Sørensen (DEN)

Quarterfinal 2

Place Athlete Time Qual.
1  Harry Edward (GBR) 22.0 Q
2  Allen Woodring (USA) 22.1 Q
3  René Caste (FRA) 22.2
4  William Hunt (AUS) 22.4
5  Agne Holmström (SWE) 22.5

Quarterfinal 3

Place Athlete Time Qual.
1  George Davidson (NZL) 22.8 Q
2  Charley Paddock (USA) 22.9 Q
3  René Lorain (FRA) 23.0
4  Nils Sandström (SWE) 23.3
5  Max Houben (BEL)

Quarterfinal 4

Place Athlete Time Qual.
1  Morris Kirksey (USA) 22.6 Q
2  Alexander Ponton (CAN) 22.7 Q
3  Harold Abrahams (GBR) 23.0
4  Vojtěch Plzák (TCH) 23.1
5  Cor Wezepoel (NED) 23.3

Quarterfinal 5

Place Athlete Time Qual.
1  Jack Oosterlaak (RSA) 23.0 Q
2  Paul Brochart (BEL) 23.1 Q
3  William Hill (GBR) 23.3
4  Sven Krokström (SWE) 23.6
5  Albert Heijnneman (NED)

Semifinals[edit]

Semifinal 1

Place Athlete Time Qual.
1  Loren Murchison (USA) 22.6 Q
2  Harry Edward (GBR) 22.7 Q
3  George Davidson (NZL) 22.7 Q
4  Morris Kirksey (USA) 22.7
 Paul Brochert (BEL) DNS

Semifinal 2

Place Athlete Time Qual.
1  Allen Woodring (USA) 22.4 Q
2  Charley Paddock (USA) 22.5 Q
3  Jack Oosterlaak (RSA) 22.7 Q
4  Alexandre Penton (CAN)
 Josef Imbach (SUI) DNF

Final[edit]

Place Athlete Time
1  Allen Woodring (USA) 22.0
2  Charley Paddock (USA) 22.0
3  Harry Edward (GBR) 22.1
4  Loren Murchison (USA) 22.2
5  George Davidson (NZL) 22.3
6  Jack Oosterlaak (RSA) 22.4

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Athletics at the 1920 Antwerp Summer Games: Men's 200 metres". Sports Reference. Retrieved 8 July 2017.

Notes[edit]

  • Belgium Olympic Committee (1957). Olympic Games Antwerp 1920: Official Report (in French).
  • Wudarski, Pawel (1999). "Wyniki Igrzysk Olimpijskich" (in Polish). Retrieved 11 August 2007.