Athletics at the 1964 Summer Olympics – Men's 200 metres

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Men's 200 metres
at the Games of the XVIII Olympiad
Paul Drayton, Henry Carr, Edwin Roberts 1964.jpg
Paul Drayton, Henry Carr and Edwin Roberts
Venue Olympic Stadium
Dates 16–17 October
Competitors 63 from 48 nations
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Henry Carr  United States
2nd, silver medalist(s) Paul Drayton  United States
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Edwin Roberts  Trinidad and Tobago
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Athletics at the
1964 Summer Olympics
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Track events
100 m   men   women
200 m men women
400 m men women
800 m men women
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
20 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
Pentathlon women
Decathlon men

The men's 200 metres was the second-shortest of the men's track races in the Athletics at the 1964 Summer Olympics program in Tokyo. It was held on the 16th and 17th of October, 1964. 63 athletes from 48 nations entered, with 6 not starting in the first round. The first two rounds were held on 16 October, with the semifinals and the final on 17 October.[1]

Results[edit]

First round[edit]

The top four runners in each of the 8 heats advanced.

First round, heat 1[edit]

Place Athlete Nation Time
1 Paul Drayton  United States 20.7 seconds
2 Andrzej Zieliński  Poland 21.2 seconds
3 Clifton Bertrand  Trinidad and Tobago 21.3 seconds
4 Johan du Preez  Rhodesia 21.4 seconds
5 Jean-Louis Descloux  Switzerland 21.5 seconds
6 F. J. Gutierrez Hernandez  Colombia 21.8 seconds
7 Gerardo di Tolla  Peru 22.1 seconds
8 Somsak Thongsuk  Thailand 22.6 seconds

First round, heat 2[edit]

Place Athlete Nation Time
1 Roger Bambuck  France 21.2 seconds
2 Arquímedes Herrera  Venezuela 21.3 seconds
3 Boris Zubov  Soviet Union 21.4 seconds
4 Peter Radford  Great Britain 21.5 seconds
5 Erasmus Amukun  Uganda 21.5 seconds
6 Carlos Lorenzo Manueco  Mexico 21.6 seconds
Levy Psawkin  Israel Did not start
Iijima Hideo  Japan Did not start

First round, heat 3[edit]

Place Athlete Nation Time
1 Menzies Campbell  Great Britain 21.3 seconds
2 Serafino Antao  Kenya 21.5 seconds
3 Csaba Csutoras  Hungary 21.5 seconds
4 B. El Maachi Bouchaib  Morocco 21.5 seconds
5 David Njitock  Cameroon 22.5 seconds
6 Wesley Johnson  Liberia 22.5 seconds
Eric James Bigby  Australia Did not start
Pablo McNeil  Jamaica Did not start

First round, heat 4[edit]

Place Athlete Nation Time
1 Marian Foik  Poland 21.1 seconds
2 Sergio Ottolina  Italy 21.2 seconds
3 Edvin Ozolin  Soviet Union 21.3 seconds
4 Jeffery Smith  Northern Rhodesia 21.7 seconds
5 Jassim Karim Kuraishi  Iraq 22.6 seconds
6 Lee Ar Tu  Taiwan 23.0 seconds
Enrique Figuerola  Cuba Did not start

First round, heat 5[edit]

Place Athlete Nation Time
1 Harry Jerome  Canada 20.9 seconds
2 M. Jegathesan  Malaysia 20.9 seconds
3 Paul Genevay  France 21.0 seconds
4 Franciscus Luitjes  Netherlands 21.1 seconds
5 Heinz Erbstosser  United Team of Germany 21.4 seconds
6 Tegegn Bezabih  Ethiopia 22.0 seconds
7 Vahab Shahkhordeh  Iran 22.3 seconds
Borys Savchuk  Soviet Union Disqualified

First round, heat 6[edit]

Place Athlete Nation Time
1 Edwin Roberts  Trinidad and Tobago 20.8 seconds
2 Bob Lay  Australia 21.3 seconds
3 Pedro Grajales  Colombia 21.4 seconds
4 David Ejoke  Nigeria 21.4 seconds
5 George Reginald Collie  Bahamas 21.9 seconds
6 Kenneth Lawrence Powell  India 21.9 seconds
7 Aggrey Sheroy Awori  Uganda 22.2 seconds
8 William Hill  Hong Kong 22.5 seconds

First round, heat 7[edit]

Place Athlete Nation Time
1 Heinz Schumann  United Team of Germany 21.0 seconds
2 Henry Carr  United States 21.1 seconds
3 Jocelyn Delecour  France 21.3 seconds
4 Ivan Moreno  Chile 21.5 seconds
5 Alioune Sow  Senegal 21.9 seconds
6 Michael Okantey  Ghana 21.9 seconds
7 Rogelio Onofre  Philippines 22.1 seconds
8 Tom Robinson  Bahamas Did not start

First round, heat 8[edit]

Place Athlete Nation Time
1 Livio Berruti  Italy 21.1 seconds
2 Richard Stebbins  United States 21.1 seconds
3 Fritz Roderfeld  United Team of Germany 21.5 seconds
4 Gary Holdsworth  Australia 21.6 seconds
5 Jose Fernandes da Rocha  Portugal 21.7 seconds
6 Valeriu Jurcă  Romania 21.8 seconds
7 Chung Ki Sun  South Korea 22.3 seconds
8 Jean-Louis Ravelomanantsoa  Madagascar 22.4 seconds

Second round[edit]

The four fastest runners in each of the four heats advanced to the semifinals.

Second round, heat 1[edit]

Place Athlete Nation Time
1 Paul Drayton  United States 20.9 seconds
2 Livio Berruti  Italy 21.2 seconds
3 M. Jegathesan  Malaysia 21.4 seconds
4 Jocelyn Delecour  France 21.5 seconds
5 Andrzej Zielinski  Poland 21.5 seconds
6 Boris Zubov  Soviet Union 21.8 seconds
7 Jeffery Smith  Northern Rhodesia 22.0 seconds
8 Serafino Antao  Kenya 22.1 seconds

Second round, heat 2[edit]

Place Athlete Nation Time
1 Henry Carr  United States 21.0 seconds
2 Sergio Ottolina  Italy 21.1 seconds
3 Heinz Schumann  United Team of Germany 21.2 seconds
4 Arquimedes Herrera  Venezuela 21.2 seconds
5 Bob Lay  Australia 21.4 seconds
6 Csaba Csutoras  Hungary 21.4 seconds
7 Ivan Moreno  Chile 21.7 seconds
8 Johan du Preez  Rhodesia 21.8 seconds

Second round, heat 3[edit]

Place Athlete Nation Time
1 Harry Jerome  Canada 21.2 seconds
2 Richard Stebbins  United States 21.2 seconds
3 Roger Bambuck  France 21.4 seconds
4 B. El Maachi Boushaib  Morocco 21.6 seconds
5 Clifton Bertrand  Trinidad and Tobago 21.6 seconds
6 Menzies Campbell  Great Britain 21.7 seconds
7 P. A. Grajales Escobar  Colombia 21.7 seconds
8 Friedrich Roderfeld  United Team of Germany 22.2 seconds

Second round, heat 4[edit]

Place Athlete Nation Time
1 Edwin Roberts  Trinidad and Tobago 20.9 seconds
2 Marian Foik  Poland 21.0 seconds
3 Paul Genevay  France 21.3 seconds
4 Franciscus Luitjes  Netherlands 21.4 seconds
5 Edvin Ozolin  Soviet Union 21.4 seconds
6 Peter Radford  Great Britain 21.5 seconds
7 Gary Holdsworth  Australia 22.1 seconds
David Ejoke  Nigeria Did not start

Semifinals[edit]

The top four runners in each of the two semifinals qualified for the final.

Semifinal 1[edit]

Drayton tied the Olympic record in this semifinal, three-tenths of a second short of the world record.

Place Athlete Nation Time
1 Paul Drayton  United States 20.5 seconds =OR
2 Sergio Ottolina  Italy 20.7 seconds
3 Richard Stebbins  United States 20.8 seconds
4 Marian Foik  Poland 20.9 seconds
5 Paul Genevay  France 20.9 seconds
6 Arquimedes Herrera  Venezuela 21.0 seconds
7 Franciscus Luitjes  Netherlands 21.1 seconds
8 B. El Maachi Bouchaib  Morocco 21.6 seconds

Semifinal 2[edit]

The second semifinal was the fourth race of the 200 metres in which an American won and an Italian took second place.

Place Athlete Nation Time
1 Henry Carr  United States 20.6 seconds
2 Livio Berruti  Italy 20.7 seconds
3 Edwin Roberts  Trinidad and Tobago 20.8 seconds
4 Harry Jerome  Canada 21.0 seconds
5 Roger Bambuck  France 21.0 seconds
6 Heinz Schumann  United Team of Germany 21.1 seconds
7 Jocelyn Delecour  France 21.2 seconds
8 M. Jegathesan  Malaysia 21.2 seconds

Final[edit]

Drayton matched his semifinal time, which had tied the Olympic record at 20.5 seconds, but Carr did even better, setting a new Olympic record of 20.3 seconds to bump Drayton to the silver medal. Carr's time was only one-tenth of a second off the world record.

Place Athlete Nation Time
1 Henry Carr  United States 20.3 seconds OR
2 Paul Drayton  United States 20.5 seconds
3 Edwin Roberts  Trinidad and Tobago 20.6 seconds
4 Harry Jerome  Canada 20.7 seconds
5 Livio Berruti  Italy 20.8 seconds
6 Marian Foik  Poland 20.8 seconds
7 Richard Stebbins  United States 20.8 seconds
8 Sergio Ottolina  Italy 20.9 seconds

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Athletics at the 1964 Tokyo Summer Games: Men's 200 metres". Sports Reference. Retrieved 12 July 2017.