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

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Women's 200 metres
at the Games of the XV Olympiad
Venue Helsinki Olympic Stadium
Dates July 25 (heats)
July 26 (semifinal and final)
Competitors 38 from 21 nations
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Marjorie Jackson  Australia
2nd, silver medalist(s) Bertha Brouwer  Netherlands
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Nadezhda Khnykina  Soviet Union
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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 Women's 200 metres at the 1952 Summer Olympics took place on July 25 (heats) and July 26 (final) at the Helsinki Olympic Stadium. Australian athlete Marjorie Jackson, who had already won the final in the 100 metres event, earned a second gold medal while setting two world records along the way.[1]

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

The first round was held on July 25. The first two runners from each heat qualified for the semifinal.

Heat 1

Rank Name Nationality Result Notes
1 Sylvia Cheeseman  Great Britain 24.9
2 Ursula Knab  Germany 25.0
3 Tzvetana Berkovska  Bulgaria 25.2
4 Gladys Erbetta  Argentina 25.6
5 Flora Kazantseva  Soviet Union 25.7
6 Maria Arndt  Poland 25.9

Heat 2

Rank Name Nationality Result Notes
1 Nadezhda Khnykina  Soviet Union 24.3 WR
2 Helga Klein  Germany 24.6
3 Deyse de Castro  Brazil 25.0
4 Frances O'Halloran  Canada 25.2
5 Grietje de Jongh  Netherlands 25.2
6 Ema Konrad  Romania 25.8

Heat 3

Rank Name Nationality Result Notes
1 Marjorie Jackson  Australia 23.6 WR
2 Catherine Hardy  United States 24.8
3 Patricia Devine  Great Britain 25.1
4 Anne-Marie Lousteau  France 25.5
5 Olga Gyarmati  Hungary 25.5
6 Vera Martelli  Italy 26.1
7 Mary D'Souza  India 26.3

Heat 4

Rank Name Nationality Result Notes
1 Bertha Brouwer  Netherlands 24.6
2 Marcelle Gabarrus  France 25.3
3 Ann Johnson  Great Britain 25.3
4 Adriana Millard  Chile 25.4
5 Graviola Ewing  Guatemala 26.9

Heat 5

Rank Name Nationality Result Notes
1 Eulalia Szwajkowska  Poland 25.5
2 Eleanor McKenzie  Canada 25.5
3 Alexandria Sicoe  Romania 25.6
4 Lilian Heinz  Argentina 25.8
5 Pirkko Länsivuori  Finland 27.5
Dolores Dwyer  United States DNF

Heat 6

Rank Name Nationality Result Notes
1 Daphne Hasenjager  South Africa 24.4
2 Winsome Cripps  Australia 24.4
3 Mae Faggs  United States 24.5
4 Hyacinth Walters  Jamaica 25.4

Heat 7

Rank Name Nationality Result Notes
1 Yevgeniya Sechenova  Soviet Union 25.4
2 Luella Law  Canada 25.7
3 Klára Soós  Hungary 25.8
4 Genowefa Minicka  Poland 25.9

Semifinals[edit]

The semifinals were held on July 26. The first three runners from each heat qualified to the final.

Heat 1

Rank Name Nationality Result Notes
1 Marjorie Jackson  Australia 23.4 WR
2 Bertha Brouwer  Netherlands 24.3
3 Daphne Hasenjager  South Africa 24.4
4 Sylvia Cheeseman  Great Britain 24.7
5 Yevgeniya Sechenova  Soviet Union 25.2
6 Luella Law  Canada 25.3
7 Ursula Knab  Germany 25.5

Heat 2

Rank Name Nationality Result Notes
1 Nadezhda Khnykina  Soviet Union 24.1
2 Winsome Cripps  Australia 24.3
3 Helga Klein  Germany 24.4
4 Catherine Hardy  United States 24.7
5 Eleanor McKenzie  Canada 25.1
6 Eulalia Szwajkowska  Poland 25.2
7 Marcelle Gabarrus  France 25.3

Final[edit]

Rank Name Nationality Result Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) Marjorie Jackson  Australia 23.7
2nd, silver medalist(s) Bertha Brouwer  Netherlands 24.2
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Nadezhda Khnykina  Soviet Union 24.2
4 Winsome Cripps  Australia 24.2
5 Helga Klein  Germany 24.6
6 Daphne Hasenjager  South Africa 24.6

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Athletics at the 1952 Helsinki Summer Games: Women's 200 metres". Sports Reference. Retrieved 9 July 2017. 

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