Athletics at the 1968 Summer Olympics – Women's 200 metres

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Women's 200 metres
at the Games of the XIX Olympiad
Venue Estadio Olímpico Universitario
Date October 17–18
Competitors 36 from 21 nations
Winning time 22.5 WR
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Irena Szewińska  Poland
2nd, silver medalist(s) Raelene Boyle  Australia
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Jenny Lamy  Australia
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Athletics at the
1968 Summer Olympics
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steeplechase
men
4×100 m relay men women
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The Women's 200 metres competition at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City, Mexico was held at the University Olympic Stadium on October 17–18.[1]

Competition format[edit]

The Women's 200m competition consisted of heats (Round 1), Semifinals and a Final. The three fastest competitors from each race in the heats qualified for the Semifinals along with the fastest overall competitor not already qualified. The four fastest competitors from each of the Semifinal races qualified for the final.

Records[edit]

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

World record  Irena Szewińska (POL) 22.7 Warsaw, Poland August 8, 1965
Olympic record  Edith McGuire (USA) 23.0 Tokyo, Japan October 19, 1964

Results[edit]

Round 1[edit]

Qual. rule: first 3 of each heat (Q) plus the fastest time (q) qualified.

Heat 1[edit]

Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 Samotyosova, LyudmilaLyudmila Samotyosova  Soviet Union 23.1 Q
2 Bailes, MargaretMargaret Bailes  United States 23.1 Q
3 Montandon, NicoleNicole Montandon  France 23.3 Q
4 Lubej, MarijanaMarijana Lubej  Yugoslavia 23.9
5 Lehocká-Glesková, EvaEva Lehocká-Glesková  Czechoslovakia 24.0
6 Balogh-Szomov, GyörgyiGyörgyi Balogh-Szomov  Hungary 24.1
7 Tien Ah-mei  Republic of China 25.5

Heat 2[edit]

Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 Boyle, RaeleneRaelene Boyle  Australia 23.0 Q
2 Popkova, VeraVera Popkova  Soviet Union 23.3 Q
3 Hennipman-Cruiming, TruusTruus Hennipman-Cruiming  Netherlands 23.4 Q
4 Board, LillianLillian Board  Great Britain 23.4 q
5 Piotrowski, IreneIrene Piotrowski  Canada 23.7
6 Charlton, VilmaVilma Charlton  Jamaica 24.3
7 Vicent, JosefaJosefa Vicent  Uruguay 24.8
8 Yeh Chu-Mei  Republic of China 25.5

Heat 3[edit]

Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 Ferrell, BarbaraBarbara Ferrell  United States 22.9 Q
2 Lamy, JennyJenny Lamy  Australia 23.1 Q
3 Stöck, JuttaJutta Stöck  West Germany 23.3 Q
4 van Gool-van den Berg, WilmaWilma van Gool-van den Berg  Netherlands 23.5
5 Tranter, MaureenMaureen Tranter  Great Britain 23.5
6 Golomazova, LyudmilaLyudmila Golomazova  Soviet Union 23.7
7 Anum, AliceAlice Anum  Ghana 23.9
8 Wallgren-Lundgren, KarinKarin Wallgren-Lundgren  Sweden 24.2

Heat 4[edit]

Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 Tyus, WyomiaWyomia Tyus  United States 23.4 Q
2 Bowering-Burge, DianneDianne Bowering-Burge  Australia 23.6 Q
3 Romay, FulgenciaFulgencia Romay  Cuba 23.7 Q
4 Akindele, OyeronkeOyeronke Akindele  Nigeria 23.9
5 Kaufmanas, AliciaAlicia Kaufmanas  Argentina 24.4
6 Górecka, HalinaHalina Górecka  West Germany 24.7

Heat 5[edit]

Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 Szewińska, IrenaIrena Szewińska  Poland 23.2 Q
2 Cobián, MiguelinaMiguelina Cobián  Cuba 23.4 Q
3 Morris, UnaUna Morris  Jamaica 23.7 Q
4 Telliez, SylvianeSylviane Telliez  France 23.8
5 Sterk, MiekeMieke Sterk  Netherlands 24.0
6 Wilden, RitaRita Wilden  West Germany 24.0
7 Girón, EsperanzaEsperanza Girón  Mexico 25.3

Semi-Final[edit]

Heat 1[edit]

Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 Boyle, RaeleneRaelene Boyle  Australia 22.9 Q
2 Tyus, WyomiaWyomia Tyus  United States 23.1 Q
3 Szewińska, IrenaIrena Szewińska  Poland 23.2 Q
4 Stöck, JuttaJutta Stöck  West Germany 23.4 Q
5 Samotyosova, LyudmilaLyudmila Samotyosova  Soviet Union 23.4
6 Board, LillianLillian Board  Great Britain 23.4
7 Bowering-Burge, DianneDianne Bowering-Burge  Australia 23.6

Heat 2[edit]

Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 Ferrell, BarbaraBarbara Ferrell  United States 22.8 Q OR
2 Lamy, JennyJenny Lamy  Australia 22.8 Q
3 Bailes, MargaretMargaret Bailes  United States 22.9 Q
4 Montandon, NicoleNicole Montandon  France 23.0 Q
5 Popkova, VeraVera Popkova  Soviet Union 23.2
6 Cobián, MiguelinaMiguelina Cobián  Cuba 23.3
7 Morris, UnaUna Morris  Jamaica 23.5
8 Hennipman-Cruiming, TruusTruus Hennipman-Cruiming  Netherlands 23.5

Final[edit]

Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) Szewińska, IrenaIrena Szewińska  Poland 22.5 WR
2nd, silver medalist(s) Boyle, RaeleneRaelene Boyle  Australia 22.7 WJR
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Lamy, JennyJenny Lamy  Australia 22.8
4 Ferrell, BarbaraBarbara Ferrell  United States 22.9
5 Montandon, NicoleNicole Montandon  France 23.0
6 Tyus, WyomiaWyomia Tyus  United States 23.0
7 Bailes, MargaretMargaret Bailes  United States 23.1
8 Stöck, JuttaJutta Stöck  West Germany 23.2

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Athletics at the 1968 Mexico City Summer Games: Women's 200 metres". Sports Reference. Retrieved 13 July 2017. 

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