Athletics at the 1952 Summer Olympics – Men's 200 metres

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Men's 200 metres
at the Games of the XV Olympiad
Venue Olympic Stadium
Dates July 22 (heats and quarterfinals)
July 23 (semifinals and final)
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Andy Stanfield
 United States
2nd, silver medalist(s) Thane Baker
 United States
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Jim Gathers
 United States
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Athletics at the
1952 Summer Olympics
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Track events
100 m   men   women
200 m men women
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
steeplechase
men
4×100 m relay men women
4×400 m relay men
Road events
Marathon men
10 km walk men
50 km walk men
Field events
Long jump men women
Triple jump men
High jump men women
Pole vault men
Shot put men women
Discus throw men women
Javelin throw men women
Hammer throw men
Combined events
Decathlon men

The men's 200 metres sprint event at the 1952 Olympic Games took place between July 22 and July 23. The final was won by American Andy Stanfield.

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

The fastest two runners in each of the eighteen heats advanced to the quarterfinal round.

Heat one

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Gerardo Bönnhoff  Argentina 21.72
2 Étienne Bally  France 22.03
3 Adolf Turakainen  Finland 22.55
4 Hörður Haraldsson  Iceland 22.56

Heat two

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Thane Baker  United States 21.62
2 Levan Sanadze  Soviet Union 22.26
3 Stefanos Petrakis  Greece 22.64
4 Willy Eichenberger  Switzerland 22.98

Heat three

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Don McFarlane  Canada 22.94
2 Roman Budzyński  Poland 23.37

Heat four

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Rafael Fortún  Cuba 21.98
2 Nick Stacey  Great Britain 22.07
3 Fernand Linssen  Belgium 22.37
4 Edward Ajado  Nigeria 22.92

Heat five

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Theo Saat  Netherlands 22.17
2 Werner Zandt  Germany 22.23
3 Juan Leiva  Venezuela 22.38
4 Fawzi Chaaban  Egypt 22.90
5 Eugénio Eleutério  Portugal 23.37

Heat six

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 David Tabak  Israel 22.60
2 Marcel Gerdil  France 22.71

Heat seven

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Andy Stanfield  United States 22.00
2 Zdobysław Stawczyk  Poland 22.22
3 Enrique Beckles  Argentina 22.73
4 Youssef Ali Omar  Egypt 23.26
5 Adulya Vanastit  Thailand 23.50

Heat eight

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Vladimir Sukharev  Soviet Union 22.08
2 Angel García  Cuba 22.14
3 Hans Wehrli  Switzerland 22.35
4 Pauli Tavisalo  Finland 22.45
5 Abdul Aziz  Pakistan 23.02

Heat nine

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Václav Janeček  Czechoslovakia 21.99
2 Peter Kraus  Germany 22.06
3 Muhammad Aslam  Pakistan 22.14
4 Fred Hammer  Luxembourg 22.63

Heat ten

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Brian Shenton  Great Britain 22.12
2 Voitto Hellstén  Finland 22.41
3 Roby Schaeffer  Luxembourg 22.76
4 Vasilios Sillis  Greece 22.88

Heat eleven

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Schalk Booysen  South Africa 22.03
2 Gerard Mach  Poland 22.16
3 Muhammad Sharif Butt  Pakistan 22.34
4 Ásmundur Bjarnason  Iceland 22.51
5 Walter Sutton  Canada 22.53

Heat twelve

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Jim Gathers  United States 21.42
2 Tomio Hosoda  Japan 22.36
3 Henry Brault  France 22.48
4 Luigi Grossi  Italy 22.49
5 Muslim Arogundade  Nigeria 22.71

Heat thirteen

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 McDonald Bailey  Great Britain 21.66
2 Miroslav Horčic  Czechoslovakia 22.52
3 Giorgio Sobrero  Italy 22.66
4 Ernst Mühlethaler  Switzerland 23.26
5 Eom Par-Yong  South Korea 23.41

Heat fourteen

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Rafiu Oluwa  Nigeria 22.89
2 Boonterm Pakpuang  Thailand 24.15

Heat fifteen

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Les Laing  Jamaica 21.97
2 Paul Dolan  Ireland 22.04
3 František Brož  Czechoslovakia 22.35
4 Fernando Casimiro  Portugal 22.72
5 José Julio Barillas  Guatemala 22.88

Heat sixteen

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Raúl Mazorra  Cuba 22.52
2 Robert Hutchinson  Canada 22.66
3 Emad El-Din Shafei  Egypt 22.75
4 Aroon Sankosik  Thailand 23.64

Heat Seventeen

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Edwin Carr, Jr.  Australia 22.19
2 Angel Kolev  Bulgaria 22.24

Heat eighteen

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 John Treloar  Australia 21.75
2 Lavy Pinto  India 21.83
3 Péter Karádi  Hungary 22.24
4 Lucio Sangermano  Italy 22.38

Quarterfinals[edit]

The fastest two runners in each of the six heats advanced to the semifinal round.

Heat one

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Jim Gathers  United States 21.64
2 Lavy Pinto  India 21.80
3 Theo Saat  Netherlands 21.87
4 Zdobysław Stawczyk  Poland 22.12
5 Miroslav Horčic  Czechoslovakia 22.44
6 Raúl Mazorra  Cuba 31.00

Heat two

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Thane Baker  United States 21.64
2 Rafael Fortún  Cuba 21.98
3 Paul Dolan  Ireland 22.15
4 Peter Kraus  Germany 22.19
5 Voitto Hellstén  Finland 22.61
6 Rafiu Oluwa  Nigeria 22.69

Heat three

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 McDonald Bailey  Great Britain 21.27
2 Václav Janeček  Czechoslovakia 21.93
3 Edwin Carr, Jr.  Australia 21.98
4 Schalk Booysen  South Africa 22.09
5 Marcel Gerdil  France 22.37
6 Robert Hutchinson  Canada 22.55

Heat four

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Gerardo Bönnhoff  Argentina 21.67
2 Nick Stacey  Great Britain 21.79
3 Angel Kolev  Bulgaria 22.07
4 Angel García  Cuba 22.11
5 David Tabak  Israel 22.34
6 Roman Budzyński  Poland 22.51

Heat five

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Andy Stanfield  United States 21.21
2 Les Laing  Jamaica 21.74
3 Étienne Bally  France 22.02
4 Levan Sanadze  Soviet Union 22.26
5 Don McFarlane  Canada 22.33

Heat six

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 John Treloar  Australia 21.86
2 Werner Zandt  Germany 21.87
3 Vladimir Sukharev  Soviet Union 21.88
4 Gerard Mach  Poland 22.12
5 Brian Shenton  Great Britain 22.24
6 Tomio Hosoda  Japan 22.49

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 Andy Stanfield  United States 21.23
2 Jim Gathers  United States 21.58
3 Les Laing  Jamaica 21.80
4 Werner Zandt  Germany 21.92
5 Nick Stacey  Great Britain 21.95
6 Václav Janeček  Czechoslovakia 22.12

Heat two

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 McDonald Bailey  Great Britain 21.46
2 Thane Baker  United States 21.50
3 Gerardo Bönnhoff  Argentina 21.75
4 Rafael Fortún  Cuba 21.93
5 Lavy Pinto  India 22.01
- John Treloar  Australia DNF

Final[edit]

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) Andy Stanfield  United States 20.81 OR
2nd, silver medalist(s) Thane Baker  United States 20.97
3rd, bronze medalist(s) James Gathers  United States 21.08
4 McDonald Bailey  Great Britain 21.14
5 Les Laing  Jamaica 21.45
6 Gerardo Bönnhoff  Argentina 21.59

Key: OR = Olympic record; DNF = Did not finish

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