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

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Women's 200 metres
at the Games of the XVIII Olympiad
Venue Olympic Stadium
Dates 18–19 October
Competitors 42 from 27 nations
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Edith McGuire  United States
2nd, silver medalist(s) Irena Kirszenstein  Poland
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Marilyn Black  Australia
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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 women's 200 metres was the second-shortest of the four women's track races in the Athletics at the 1964 Summer Olympics program in Tokyo. It was held on 18 October and 19 October 1964. 42 athletes from 27 nations entered, with 6 not starting in the first round. The first round and the semifinal were held on 18 October, with the final on 19 October.

Results[edit]

First round[edit]

The top two runners in each of the 6 heats advanced, as well as the next four fastest runners from across the heats.

First round, heat 1[edit]

Place Athlete Nation Time
1 Janet Simpson  Great Britain 24.0 seconds
2 Eva Lehocka  Czechoslovakia 24.2 seconds
3 Joyce Bennett  Australia 24.3 seconds
4 Michele Lurot  France 24.7 seconds
5 Heldt Bartoss  Hungary 24.9 seconds
6 E. E. Giron Olivares  Mexico 25.3 seconds
Halina Gorecka  Poland Did not start

First round, heat 2[edit]

Place Athlete Nation Time
1 Miguelina Cobián  Cuba 23.8 seconds
2 Barbara Sobotta  Poland 24.1 seconds
3 Irene Piotrowski  Canada 24.4 seconds
4 Inge Aigner  Austria 24.7 seconds
5 Susana Ritchie  Argentina 24.7 seconds
Marko Nemeshazi  Hungary Did not start
Ulla-Britt Wieslander  Sweden Did not start

First round, heat 3[edit]

Place Athlete Nation Time
1 Margaret Burvill  Australia 24.2 seconds
2 Heilwig Jacob  United Team of Germany 24.2 seconds
3 Galina Gaida  Soviet Union 24.4 seconds
4 Deborah Thompson  United States 24.6 seconds
5 Irene Muyanca  Uganda 27.6 seconds
Clarice Ahanotu  Nigeria Did not start
Jean Mitchell  Panama Did not start

First round, heat 4[edit]

Place Athlete Nation Time
1 Lyudmila Samotyosova  Soviet Union 23.8 seconds
2 Dorothy Hyman  Great Britain 24.0 seconds
3 Vivian Brown  United States 24.1 seconds
4 Louise Sydranski  Israel 24.6 seconds
5 Adlin Mair  Jamaica 25.0 seconds
6 Kusolwan Soraja  Thailand 26.1 seconds
7 Marcela Daniel  Panama 26.6 seconds

First round, heat 5[edit]

Place Athlete Nation Time
1 Edith McGuire  United States 23.4 seconds
2 Marilyn Black  Australia 23.7 seconds
3 Una Morris  Jamaica 24.2 seconds
4 Mona Sulaiman  Philippines 25.4 seconds
5 Song Yang Ja  South Korea 26.5 seconds
Jutta Heine  United Team of Germany Disqualified
Maria Itkina  Soviet Union Did not start

First round, heat 6[edit]

Place Athlete Nation Time
1 Irena Kirszenstein  Poland 23.8 seconds
2 Daphne Arden  Great Britain 24.2 seconds
3 Doreen Porter  New Zealand 24.2 seconds
4 Erika Pollmann  United Team of Germany 24.4 seconds
5 Izawa Makiko  Japan 25.4 seconds
6 Delceita Oakley  Panama 26.2 seconds
7 Yeh Chu Mei  Taiwan 27.1 seconds

Semifinals[edit]

The top four runners in each of the two semifinals advanced to the final.

Semifinal 1[edit]

Place Athlete Nation Time
1 Edith McGuire  United States 23.3 seconds
2 Irena Kirszenstein  Poland 23.6 seconds
3 Janet Simpson  Great Britain 23.7 seconds
4 Daphne Arden  Great Britain 24.0 seconds
5 Margaret Burvill  Australia 24.3 seconds
6 Eva Lehocka  Czechoslovakia 24.5 seconds
7 Joyce Bennett  Australia 24.7 seconds
Miguelina Cobián  Cuba Disqualified

Semifinal 2[edit]

Place Athlete Nation Time
1 Marilyn Black  Australia 23.4 seconds
2 Lyudmila Samotyosova  Soviet Union 23.7 seconds
3 Una Morris  Jamaica 23.7 seconds
4 Barbara Sobotta  Poland 23.7 seconds
5 Dorothy Hyman  Great Britain 23.9 seconds
6 Doreen Porter  New Zealand 24.0 seconds
7 Heilwig Jacob  United Team of Germany 24.1 seconds
8 Vivian Brown  United States 24.3 seconds

Final[edit]

Place Athlete Nation Time
1 Edith McGuire  United States 23.0 seconds OR
2 Irena Kirszenstein  Poland 23.1 seconds
3 Marilyn Black  Australia 23.1 seconds
4 Una Morris  Jamaica 23.5 seconds
5 Lyudmila Samotyosova  Soviet Union 23.5 seconds
6 Barbara Sobotta  Poland 23.9 seconds
7 Janet Simpson  Great Britain 23.9 seconds
8 Daphne Arden  Great Britain 24.0 seconds

References[edit]

  • Official Report