Athletics at the 1948 Summer Olympics – Men's 200 metres

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Men's 200 metres
at the Games of the XIV Olympiad
VenueEmpire Stadium
Dates2 August (heats and quarterfinals)
3 August (semifinals and final)
Competitors12 from 8 nations
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Mel Patton
 United States
2nd, silver medalist(s) Barney Ewell
 United States
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Lloyd La Beach
 Panama
← 1936
1952 →

The men's 200 metres sprint event at the 1948 Olympic Games took place between 2 August and 3 August. The final was won by American Mel Patton.[1]

Records[edit]

Prior to the competition, the existing World and Olympic records were as follows.

World Record  Jesse Owens (USA) 20.3 Michigan, United States 1935
Olympic Record 20.7 Berlin, Germany 5 August 1936

Schedule[edit]

All times are British Summer Time (UTC+1)

Date Time Round
Monday, 2 August 1948 14:30
16:15
Round 1
Round 2
Tuesday, 3 August 1948 15:30
17:15
Semifinals
Finals


Results[edit]

Round 1[edit]

The fastest two runners in each of the twelve heats advanced to Round 2.

Heat 1

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Herb McKenley  Jamaica 21.3
2 Ted Haggis  Canada 22.2
3 Haukur Clausen  Iceland 22.2
4 Stanley Lines  Bermuda

Heat 2

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Paul Vallé  Great Britain 22.3
2 John De Saram  Ceylon 23.1
3 Bernabe Lovina  Philippines 23.2
4 Stefanos Petrakis  Greece

Heat 3

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Rafael Fortún  Cuba 21.9
2 Dennis Shore  South Africa 22.1
3 António Morais  Portugal 22.6

Heat 4

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Barney Ewell  United States 21.6
2 Abram van Heerden  South Africa 21.8
3 Angel García  Cuba 22.2
4 Fernand Linssen  Belgium
5 Hazzard Dill  Bermuda
6 Ali Salman  Iraq

Heat 5

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Julien Lebas  France 22.0
2 Rosalvo Ramos  Brazil 22.2
3 Basil McKenzie  Jamaica 22.4

Heat 6

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Mel Patton  United States 21.6
2 Leslie Laing  Jamaica 21.8
3 Guillermo Geary  Argentina 23.0
4 Duncan White  Ceylon

Heat 7

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Gerardo Bönnhoff  Argentina 22.2
2 John Fairgrieve  Great Britain 22.2
3 Raúl Mazorra  Cuba 23.0
4 Kemal Aksur  Turkey
5 Guillermo Rodríguez  Mexico

Heat 8

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Cliff Bourland  United States 21.3
2 Aroldo da Silva  Brazil 21.9
3 Georgie Lewis  Trinidad and Tobago 22.4
4 Walter Pérez  Uruguay
5 Peter Bloch  Norway

Heat 9

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 John Treloar  Australia 21.7
2 Muhammad Sharif Butt  Pakistan 22.8
3 Raşit Öztaş  Turkey 23.0
4 Perry Johnson  Bermuda

Heat 10

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Alastair McCorquodale  Great Britain 22.3
2 Santiago Ferrando  Peru 22.5
3 Fernand Bourgaux  Belgium 22.9
4 Étienne Bally  France

Heat 11

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Juan López  Uruguay 22.1
2 Ivan Hausen  Brazil 22.2
3 Gabe Scholten  Netherlands 22.2
4 Maung Sein Pe  Burma

Heat 12

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Lloyd La Beach  Panama 21.4
2 Jan Lammers  Netherlands 22.0
3 Don Pettie  Canada 22.0
4 Mario Fayos  Uruguay
5 Joseph Stéphan  France

Round 2[edit]

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

Heat 1

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Herb McKenley  Jamaica 21.3
2 Barney Ewell  United States 21.8
3 Paul Vallé  Great Britain 22.1
4 Jan Lammers  Netherlands
5 Julien Lebas  France
6 Rosalvo Ramos  Brazil

Heat 2

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Cliff Bourland  United States 21.3
2 John Treloar  Australia 21.5
3 Aroldo da Silva  Brazil 22.0
4 Gerardo Bönnhoff  Argentina
5 Dennis Shore  South Africa
6 John De Saram  Ceylon

Heat 3

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Lloyd La Beach  Panama 21.7
2 Leslie Laing  Jamaica 21.8
3 Abram van Heerden  South Africa 22.9
4 John Fairgrieve  Great Britain
5 Santiago Ferrando  Peru

Heat 4

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Mel Patton  United States 21.4
2 Alastair McCorquodale  Great Britain 21.8
3 Rafael Fortún  Cuba 22.0
4 Ivan Hausen  Brazil 22.3
5 Ted Haggis  Canada
6 Muhammad Sharif Butt  Pakistan

Semifinals[edit]

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

Heat 1

Rank Name Nationality Time (hand) Notes
1 Herb McKenley  Jamaica 21.4
2 Mel Patton  United States 21.6
3 Barney Ewell  United States 21.8
4 Aroldo da Silva  Brazil
5 Abram van Heerden  South Africa
6 Paul Vallé  Great Britain

Heat 2

Rank Name Nationality Time (hand) Notes
1 Cliff Bourland  United States 21.5
2 Lloyd La Beach  Panama 21.6
3 Leslie Laing  Jamaica 21.6
4 John Treloar  Australia
5 Alastair McCorquodale  Great Britain
6 Rafael Fortún  Cuba

Final[edit]

Rank Name Nationality Time (hand) Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) Mel Patton  United States 21.1
2nd, silver medalist(s) Barney Ewell  United States 21.1
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Lloyd La Beach  Panama 21.2
4 Herb McKenley  Jamaica 21.3 *
5 Cliff Bourland  United States 21.3 *
6 Leslie Laing  Jamaica 21.8 *

Key: * = Time is an estimate

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Athletics at the 1948 London Summer Games: Men's 200 metres". Sports Reference. Retrieved 9 July 2017.

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