Athletics at the 1972 Summer Olympics – Women's 200 metres

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Women's 200 metres
at the Games of the XX Olympiad
Venue Olympic Stadium
Dates September 4 & 7
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Renate Stecher
 East Germany
2nd, silver medalist(s) Raelene Boyle
 Australia
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Irena Szewińska
 Poland
← 1968
1976 →

The women's 200 metres sprint event at the 1972 Olympic Games took place on September 4 & 7.[1] The favorite would have been Republic of China's Chi Cheng, who set world records in the 200 meters and 220 yards distances in 1970. She suffered a career ending injury at the end of 1970. An attempted surgery in 1971, failed. The top 3 ranked women in the world in 1971, were the 3 women on the podium in Munich. European Champion Renate Stecher (GDR), Commonwealth Champion Raelene Boyle (AUS), and the defending Champion Irena Szewinska of Poland.

Heats[edit]

Top five in each heat (blue) and the next two fastest (pink) advanced to quarterfinal round.

Heat 1[edit]

Rank Name Nationality Lane Time
1 Alice Anum  Ghana 6 23.15
2 Barbara Ferrell  United States 5 23.38
3 Rosie Allwood  Jamaica 1 23.56
4 Donna Murray  Great Britain 3 23.76
5 Juana Mosquera  Colombia 2 24.20
6 Carolina Rieuwpassa  Indonesia 7 24.68
- Irene Fitzner  Argentina 4 DNS

Heat 2[edit]

Rank Name Nationality Lane Time
1 Renate Stecher  East Germany 2 22.96
2 Raelene Boyle  Australia 4 23.58
3 Nadezhda Besfamilnaya  Soviet Union 3 23.62
4 Amelita Alanes  Philippines 5 25.28
5 Helen Olaye  Nigeria 1 25.30
6 Mabel Saeluzika  Malawi 6 28.29
- Carmen Valdes  Cuba 7 DNS

Heat 3[edit]

Rank Name Nationality Lane Time
1 Annegret Kroniger  West Germany 4 23.37
2 Wilma van Gool  Netherlands 6 23.86
3 Della James  Great Britain 2 23.97
4 Hannah Afriyie  Ghana 3 24.38
5 María Luisa Vilca  Peru 1 24.46
6 Josefa Vicent  Uruguay 7 25.09
7 Meas Kheng  Cambodia 5 25.86

Heat 4[edit]

Rank Name Nationality Lane Time
1 Ellen Strophal  East Germany 1 23.54
2 Pam Greene  United States 7 23.96
3 Una Morris  Jamaica 6 23.99
4 Pirjo Wilmi  Finland 3 24.16
5 Rose Musani  Uganda 5 25.37
6 Laura Pierre  Trinidad and Tobago 4 26.32
- Eva Gleskovà  Czechoslovakia 2 DNS

Heat 5[edit]

Rank Name Nationality Lane Time
1 Irena Szewińska  Poland 3 23.37
2 Christiane Krause  West Germany 7 23.51
3 Jackie Thompson  United States 6 23.67
4 Karoline Käfer  Austria 1 24.42
5 Russel Carrero  Nicaragua 5 28.02
- Silvia Chivas  Cuba 2 DNS
- Claudette Powell  Bahamas 4 DNS

Heat 6[edit]

Rank Name Nationality Lane Time
1 Marina Sidorova  Soviet Union 5 23.46
2 Sylviane Telliez  France 4 23.51
3 Christina Heinich  East Germany 6 23.90
4 Margaret Critchley  Great Britain 2 24.04
5 Marcia Trotman  Barbados 7 24.06
6 Beatrice Lungu  Zambia 1 25.11
7 Fatima El-Faquir  Morocco 3 25.27

Quarterfinals[edit]

Top four in each heat advanced to semifinal round (blue).

Heat 1[edit]

Rank Name Nationality Lane Time
1 Irena Szewińska  Poland 7 22.79
2 Nadezhda Besfamilnaya  Soviet Union 3 23.20
3 Christina Heinich  East Germany 6 23.23
4 Barbara Ferrell  United States 1 23.30
5 Una Morris  Jamaica 5 23.62
6 Marcia Trotman  Barbados 2 24.00
7 Amelita Alanes  Philippines 4 24.98
- Josefa Vicent  Uruguay 8 DNS

Heat 2[edit]

Rank Name Nationality Lane Time
1 Ellen Strophal  East Germany 8 22.93
2 Alice Anum  Ghana 5 22.95
3 Wilma van Gool  Netherlands 2 23.22
4 Christiane Krause  West Germany 4 23.22
5 Della James  Great Britain 73 23.72
6 Juana Mosquera  Colombia 1 24.00
7 María Luisa Vilca  Peru 7 24.48
8 Rose Musani  Uganda 6 25.28

Heat 3[edit]

Rank Name Nationality Lane Time
1 Renate Stecher  East Germany 1 23.31
2 Rosie Allwood  Jamaica 7 23.33
3 Sylviane Telliez  France 8 23.69
4 Donna Murray  Great Britain 6 23.69
5 Pam Greene  United States 5 23.85
6 Karoline Käfer  Austria 4 23.92
7 Hannah Afriyie  Ghana 3 24.47
- Russel Carrero  Nicaragua 2 DNS

Heat 4[edit]

Rank Name Nationality Lane Time
1 Raelene Boyle  Australia 7 23.06
2 Annegret Kroniger  West Germany 3 23.14
3 Jackie Thompson  United States 4 23.22
4 Marina Sidorova  Soviet Union 8 23.33
5 Pirjo Wilmi  Finland 5 23.68
6 Margaret Critchley  Great Britain 2 24.05
7 Carolina Rieuwpassa  Indonesia 1 25.03
8 Helen Olaye  Nigeria 6 25.09

Semifinals[edit]

Top four in each heat advanced to the final round (blue).

Heat 1[edit]

Rank Name Nationality Lane Time
1 Ellen Strophal  East Germany 7 22.90
2 Raelene Boyle  Australia 3 22.92
3 Irena Szewińska  Poland 6 22.92
4 Rosie Allwood  Jamaica 1 23.14
5 Christiane Krause  West Germany 2 23.17
6 Jackie Thompson  United States 4 23.18
7 Marina Sidorova  Soviet Union 8 23.40
- Wilma van Gool  Netherlands 5 DNS

Heat 2[edit]

Rank Name Nationality Lane Time
1 Renate Stecher  East Germany 8 22.83
2 Annegret Kroniger  West Germany 5 23.05
3 Christina Heinich  East Germany 6 23.28
4 Alice Anum  Ghana 4 23.30
5 Nadezhda Besfamilnaya  Soviet Union 1 23.31
6 Sylviane Telliez  France 3 23.34
7 Barbara Ferrell  United States 2 23.39
8 Donna Murray  Great Britain 7 24.03

Final[edit]

Rank Name Nationality Lane Time Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) Renate Stecher  East Germany 6 22.40 EWR
2nd, silver medalist(s) Raelene Boyle  Australia 4 22.45
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Irena Szewińska  Poland 5 22.74
4 Ellen Strophal  East Germany 3 22.75
5 Christina Heinich  East Germany 7 22.89
6 Annegret Kroniger  West Germany 1 22.89
7 Alice Anum  Ghana 8 22.99
8 Rosie Allwood  Jamaica 2 23.11

Key: WR = world record; DNS = did not start; T = Tie

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Athletics at the 1972 Munich Summer Games: Women's 200 metres". Sports Reference. Retrieved 13 July 2017. 

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