Athletics at the 1936 Summer Olympics – Men's 200 metres

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Men's 200 metres
at the Games of the XI Olympiad
Venue Olympiastadion: Berlin, Germany
Dates August 4 (heats and quarterfinals)
August 5 (semifinals and final)
Competitors 44 from 23 nations
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Jesse Owens
 United States
2nd, silver medalist(s) Mack Robinson
 United States
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Tinus Osendarp
 Netherlands
← 1932
1948 →

The men's 200 metres sprint event at the 1936 Olympic Games took place between August 4 and August 5. The final was won by American Jesse Owens.[1]

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

The fastest three runners in each of the eight heats advanced to the quarterfinal round.

Heat one

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Wil van Beveren  Netherlands 21.4
2 Tomás Beswick  Argentina 22.1
3 Mutsuo Taniguchi  Japan 22.2
4 Antonio Salcedo  Philippines
5 José de Almeida  Brazil
6 Aristidis Sakellariou  Greece

Heat two

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Tinus Osendarp  Netherlands 21.7
2 Egon Schein  Germany 22.0
3 Alan Pennington  Great Britain 22.1
4 Masao Yazawa  Japan 22.4
5 Pierre Dondelinger  France
6 Xaver Frick  Liechtenstein

Heat three

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Jesse Owens  United States 21.1 =OR
2 Lee Orr  Canada 21.6
3 Karl Neckermann  Germany 21.8
4 Arthur Sweeney  Great Britain 22.1
5 Nemesio de Guzman  Philippines 22.9
6 Gunnar Christensen  Denmark 23.1

Heat four

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Bruce Humber  Canada 22.1
2 Gyula Gyenes  Hungary 22.1
3 Felix Rinner  Austria 22.4
4 Paul Bronner  France 22.6
5 Chen Kingkwan  Republic of China

Heat five

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Paul Hänni  Switzerland 21.9
2 Renos Frangoudis  Greece 22.1
3 József Sir  Hungary 22.2
4 Poh Kimseng  Republic of China
5 Pat Dannaher  South Africa

Heat six

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Marthinus Theunissen  South Africa 21.7
2 Howie McPhee  Canada 21.8
3 Börje Strandvall  Finland 22.6
4 George Fahoum  Egypt
5 Liu Changchun  Republic of China
6 Antonio Fondevilla  Argentina

Heat seven

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Bob Packard  United States 21.2
2 Eric Grimbeek  South Africa 21.8
3 Albert Steinmetz  Germany 21.9
4 Eric Whiteside  India

Heat eight

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Mack Robinson  United States 21.6
2 Aki Tammisto  Finland 22.2
3 Carlos Hofmeister  Argentina 22.3
4 Dieudonné Devrindt  Belgium
5 Mario Minai  Hungary
6 Alfred König  Austria

Quarterfinals[edit]

The fastest three runners in each of the four heats advanced to the semifinal round.

Heat one

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Lee Orr  Canada 21.2
2 Paul Hänni  Switzerland 21.3
3 Bob Packard  United States 21.3
4 József Sir  Hungary 21.6
5 Egon Schein  Germany 21.7
6 Tomás Beswick  Argentina

Heat two

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Wil van Beveren  Netherlands 21.7
2 Marthinus Theunissen  South Africa 21.9
3 Bruce Humber  Canada 22.1
4 Renos Frangoudis  Greece
5 Mutsuo Taniguchi  Japan
6 Carlos Hofmeister  Argentina

Heat three

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Jesse Owens  United States 21.1 =OR
2 Howie McPhee  Canada 21.8
3 Eric Grimbeek  South Africa 21.9
4 Aki Tammisto  Finland 22.0
5 Felix Rinner  Austria
Albert Steinmetz  Germany DQ

Heat four

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Mack Robinson  United States 21.2
2 Tinus Osendarp  Netherlands 21.3
3 Karl Neckermann  Germany 21.6
4 Gyula Gyenes  Hungary
5 Börje Strandvall  Finland

Semifinals[edit]

The fastest three runners in each of the two heats advanced to the final round.

Heat one

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Mack Robinson  United States 21.1 =OR
2 Lee Orr  Canada 21.3
3 Wil van Beveren  Netherlands 21.5
4 Bob Packard  United States 21.6
5 Karl Neckermann  Germany 21.8
6 Eric Grimbeek  South Africa 22.2

Heat two

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Jesse Owens  United States 21.3
2 Tinus Osendarp  Netherlands 21.5
3 Paul Hänni  Switzerland 21.6
4 Marthinus Theunissen  South Africa 21.8
5 Bruce Humber  Canada 22.0
6 Howie McPhee  Canada 22.0

Final[edit]

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) Jesse Owens  United States 20.7 WR
2nd, silver medalist(s) Mack Robinson  United States 21.1
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Tinus Osendarp  Netherlands 21.3
4 Paul Hänni  Switzerland 21.6
5 Lee Orr  Canada 21.6
6 Wil van Beveren  Netherlands 21.9

Key: WR = World record

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Athletics at the 1936 Berlin Summer Games: Men's 200 metres". Sports Reference. Retrieved 9 July 2017.