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 →
Athletics at the
1936 Summer Olympics
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Track events
100 m   men   women
200 m men
400 m men
800 m men
1500 m men
5000 m men
10,000 m men
80 m hurdles women
110 m hurdles men
400 m hurdles men
3000 m steeple men
4×100 m relay men women
4×400 m relay men
Road events
Marathon men
50 km walk men
Field events
Long jump men
Triple jump men
High jump men women
Pole vault men
Shot put men
Discus throw men women
Javelin throw men women
Hammer throw men
Combined events
Decathlon men

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.

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

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