Athletics at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Men's 200 metres

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Men's 200 metres
at the Games of the XXIX Olympiad
Bolt200.jpg
Usain Bolt and Shawn Crawford in the closing stages of the final
Venue Beijing National Stadium
Dates August 18
August 20 (final)
Competitors 63 from 53 nations
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Usain Bolt  Jamaica
2nd, silver medalist(s) Shawn Crawford  United States
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Walter Dix  United States
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Athletics at the
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The Men's 200 metres at the 2008 Summer Olympics took place on 18–20 August at the Beijing National Stadium.[1]

The qualifying standards were 20.59 s (A standard) and 20.75 s (B standard).[2]

Usain Bolt set a new world record of 19.30 s in the medal race and won by the largest margin of victory (0.52 s; after disqualifications 0.64 s) in an Olympic 200 m (Walter Tewksbury had a ca. 0.6 seconds margin in his victory in the first Olympic 200 m race in 1900).

Controversy arose within minutes after the medal race when Wallace Spearmon, who finished third in 19.95 s was disqualified for stepping out of his lane. United States officials filed a protest, but conceded after seeing the video and noticing that silver medalist Churandy Martina (19.82 s) who had celebrated the second ever Olympic medal for the Netherlands Antilles, also may have stepped out of his lane. They filed an appeal to disqualify Martina, which after more than an hour of deliberation was granted, through which the United States obtained both the silver and bronze medals.[3] [4] On March 6, 2009, the Court of Arbitration for Sport rejected an appeal by the National Olympic Committee of the Netherlands Antilles against Martina's disqualification.[5] Shawn Crawford, who had been awarded the Olympic silver medal, reportedly gave his medal to Martina on August 28, 2008[6] in a tremendous show of sportsmanship.[7]

Records[edit]

Prior to this competition, the existing world and Olympic records were as follows:

World record United States Michael Johnson (United States) 19.32 s Atlanta, United States 1 August 1996
Olympic record  Michael Johnson (USA) 19.32 s Atlanta, United States 1 August 1996

The following new world and Olympic record was set during this competition.

Date Event Athlete Time (sec)
20 August Final  Usain Bolt (JAM) 19.30 World record icon.svg Olympic record icon.svg

Qualification[edit]

Each National Olympic Committee (NOC) was able to enter up to three entrants providing they had met the A qualifying standard (20.59) in the qualifying period (1 January 2007 to 23 July 2008). NOCs were also permitted to enter one athlete providing he had met the B standard (20.75) in the same qualifying period.[8]

Results[edit]

All times shown are in seconds. The following abbreviations are used:

Round 1[edit]

The first round was held on 18 August. The first three runners of each heat (Q) plus the next eight overall fastest runners (q) qualified for the second round.

Heat 1[edit]

Rank Lane Athlete Nationality Time Notes React
1 4 Shawn Crawford  United States 20.61 Q 0.216
2 6 Marcin Jędrusiński  Poland 20.64 Q 0.199
3 7 Stephan Buckland  Mauritius 20.98 Q 0.229
4 1 Jiří Vojtík  Czech Republic 21.05 0.165
5 9 Fanuel Kenosi  Botswana 21.09 0.211
6 3 Adam Harris  Guyana 21.36 0.163
7 5 Khalil Al-Hanahneh  Jordan 21.55 SB 0.184
8 2 Solomon Bayoh  Sierra Leone 22.16 0.216

Heat 2[edit]

Rank Lane Athlete Nationality Time Notes React
1 3 Brian Dzingai  Zimbabwe 20.25 Q 0.172
2 5 Christian Malcolm  Great Britain 20.42 Q, SB 0.178
3 4 Christopher Williams  Jamaica 20.53 Q 0.166
4 8 Shinji Takahira  Japan 20.58 q, SB 0.175
5 2 Amr Ibrahim Mostafa Seoud  Egypt 20.75 q 0.172
6 9 Thuso Mpuang  South Africa 20.87 q 0.166
7 6 Daniel Grueso  Colombia 21.15 0.232
8 7 Arnaldo Abrantes  Portugal 21.46 0.173

Heat 3[edit]

Rank Lane Athlete Nationality Time Notes React
1 8 Marlon Devonish  Great Britain 20.49 Q, SB 0.157
2 5 Kim Collins  Saint Kitts and Nevis 20.55 Q 0.175
3 7 Marvin Anderson  Jamaica 20.85 Q 0.175
4 9 Matic Osovnikar  Slovenia 20.89 q, SB 0.189
5 2 Chris Lloyd  Dominica 20.90 0.185
6 6 Heber Viera  Uruguay 20.93 0.210
7 4 Cristián Reyes  Chile 21.20 0.165
8 3 Franklin Nazareno  Ecuador 21.26 0.174

Heat 4[edit]

Rank Lane Athlete Nationality Time Notes React
1 5 Roman Smirnov  Russia 20.76 Q 0.166
2 3 Walter Dix  United States 20.77 Q 0.185
3 9 Rolando Palacios  Honduras 20.81 Q 0.202
4 8 Ángel David Rodríguez  Spain 20.87 q 0.162
5 2 Bruno de Barros  Brazil 21.15 0.162
6 7 Desislav Gunev  Bulgaria 21.55 0.178
7 6 Vyacheslav Muravyev  Kazakhstan 21.68 0.206
8 4 Nicolai Portelli  Malta 22.31 0.180

Heat 5[edit]

Rank Lane Athlete Nationality Time Notes React
1 6 Rondel Sorrillo  Trinidad and Tobago 20.58 Q 0.193
2 4 Usain Bolt  Jamaica 20.64 Q 0.177
3 2 Kristof Beyens  Belgium 20.69 Q 0.148
4 9 Marc Schneeberger  Switzerland 20.86 q 0.137
5 7 José Acevedo  Venezuela 21.06 0.270
6 8 Ihor Bodrov  Ukraine 21.38 0.172
7 3 Mohamad Siraj Tamim  Lebanon 21.80 PB 0.206
8 1 Oleg Juravlyov  Uzbekistan 22.31 0.145
9 5 Juan Zeledon  Nicaragua 23.39 0.173

Heat 6[edit]

Rank Lane Athlete Nationality Time Notes React
1 3 Wallace Spearmon  United States 20.46 Q 0.184
2 4 Jaysuma Saidy Ndure  Norway 20.54 Q, SB 0.161
3 2 Paul Hession  Ireland 20.59 Q 0.190
4 8 Seth Amoo  Ghana 20.91 0.140
5 7 Ronalds Arājs  Latvia 21.22 0.218
6 5 Jayson Jones  Belize 21.54 0.162
7 6 Nabie Foday Fofanah  Guinea 21.68 0.247
9 Bryan Barnett  Canada DNF 0.164

Heat 7[edit]

Rank Lane Athlete Nationality Time Notes React
1 6 Obinna Metu  Nigeria 20.62 Q 0.168
2 9 Ramil Guliyev  Azerbaijan 20.78 Q, SB 0.175
3 8 Churandy Martina  Netherlands Antilles 20.78 Q 0.172
4 4 Sandro Viana  Brazil 20.84 q 0.159
5 5 Jamial Rolle  Bahamas 20.93 0.162
6 2 Shingo Suetsugu  Japan 20.93 0.185
7 7 Omar Jouma Bilal Al-Salfa  United Arab Emirates 21.00 0.184
3 Alexander Nelson  Great Britain DNS

Heat 8[edit]

Rank Lane Athlete Nationality Time Notes React
1 6 Aaron Armstrong  Trinidad and Tobago 20.57 Q 0.183
2 8 Brendan Christian  Antigua and Barbuda 20.58 Q 0.164
3 7 Jared Connaughton  Canada 20.60 Q 0.146
4 9 Visa Hongisto  Finland 20.62 q, SB 0.145
5 3 Marco Cribari  Switzerland 20.98 0.171
6 2 James Dolphin  New Zealand 20.98 0.161
7 5 Zhang Peimeng  China 21.06 SB 0.150
4 Samuel Francis  Qatar DNS

Round 2[edit]

Round 2 was held on 18 August. First 3 in each heat(Q) and the next 4 fastest(q) advance to the Semifinals.

Heat 1[edit]

Rank Lane Athlete Nationality Time Notes React
1 4 Usain Bolt  Jamaica 20.29 Q 0.186
2 7 Shawn Crawford  United States 20.42 Q 0.198
3 6 Kim Collins  Saint Kitts and Nevis 20.43 Q, SB 0.233
4 5 Marlon Devonish  Great Britain 20.43 q, SB 0.146
5 9 Jared Connaughton  Canada 20.45 q 0.151
6 3 Amr Seoud  Egypt 20.45 NR 0.151
7 8 Rolando Palacios  Honduras 20.87 0.248
8 2 Ángel David Rodríguez  Spain 20.96 0.172

Heat 2[edit]

Rank Lane Athlete Nationality Time Notes React
1 4 Brian Dzingai  Zimbabwe 20.23 Q 0.182
2 7 Walter Dix  United States 20.27 Q 0.162
3 8 Christopher Williams  Jamaica 20.28 Q 0.159
4 6 Christian Malcolm  Great Britain 20.30 q, SB 0.188
5 9 Stephan Buckland  Mauritius 20.37 q, SB 0.188
6 5 Roman Smirnov  Russia 20.62 0.161
7 3 Shinji Takahira  Japan 20.63 0.185
8 2 Matic Osovnikar  Slovenia 20.95 0.171

Heat 3[edit]

Rank Lane Athlete Nationality Time Notes React
1 5 Brendan Christian  Antigua and Barbuda 20.26 Q 0.166
2 8 Churandy Martina  Netherlands Antilles 20.42 Q 0.155
3 9 Kristof Beyens  Belgium 20.50 Q 0.155
4 6 Marcin Jędrusiński  Poland 20.58 =SB 0.199
5 4 Aaron Armstrong  Trinidad and Tobago 20.58 0.155
6 7 Obinna Metu  Nigeria 20.65 0.195
7 2 Sandro Viana  Brazil 21.07 0.168
8 3 Marc Schneeberger  Switzerland 21.48 0.156

Heat 4[edit]

Rank Lane Athlete Nationality Time Notes React
1 8 Paul Hession  Ireland 20.32 Q, SB 0.190
2 4 Wallace Spearmon  United States 20.39 Q 0.202
3 6 Jaysuma Saidy Ndure  Norway 20.45 Q, SB 0.131
4 7 Rondel Sorrillo  Trinidad and Tobago 20.63 0.164
5 5 Ramil Guliyev  Azerbaijan 20.66 NR 0.174
6 3 Visa Hongisto  Finland 20.76 0.124
7 2 Thuso Mpuang  South Africa 21.04 0.162
9 Marvin Anderson  Jamaica DNF 0.187

Semifinals[edit]

Semifinals were held on 19 August. First 4 in each heat (Q) advance to the Final.

Semifinal 1[edit]

Rank Lane Athlete Nationality Time Notes React
1 7 Churandy Martina  Netherlands Antilles 20.11 Q, NR 0.154
2 6 Brian Dzingai  Zimbabwe 20.17 Q, =SB 0.184
3 4 Walter Dix  United States 20.19 Q 0.161
4 3 Christian Malcolm  Great Britain 20.25 Q, SB 0.181
5 5 Paul Hession  Ireland 20.38 0.175
6 9 Christopher Williams  Jamaica 20.45 0.217
7 2 Jared Connaughton  Canada 20.58 0.146
8 8 Kristof Beyens  Belgium 20.69 0.211

Semifinal 2[edit]

Rank Lane Athlete Nationality Time Notes React
1 6 Usain Bolt  Jamaica 20.09 Q 0.175
2 5 Shawn Crawford  United States 20.12 Q 0.196
3 7 Wallace Spearmon  United States 20.14 Q 0.196
4 8 Kim Collins  Saint Kitts and Nevis 20.25 Q, SB 0.191
5 4 Brendan Christian  Antigua and Barbuda 20.29 0.135
6 2 Stephan Buckland  Mauritius 20.48 0.141
7 3 Marlon Devonish  Great Britain 20.57 0.258
9 Jaysuma Saidy Ndure  Norway DNS

Final[edit]

Wind: -0.9 m/s

Rank Lane Name Nationality Reaction Time Result Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) 5 Usain Bolt  Jamaica 0.182 19.30 WR
2nd, silver medalist(s) 4 Shawn Crawford  United States 0.210 19.96
3rd, bronze medalist(s) 8 Walter Dix  United States 0.151 19.98
4 6 Brian Dzingai  Zimbabwe 0.185 20.22
5 3 Christian Malcolm  Great Britain 0.212 20.40
6 2 Kim Collins  Saint Kitts and Nevis 0.165 20.59
DSQ 7 Churandy Martina  Netherlands Antilles 0.144 19.82
9 Wallace Spearmon  United States 0.167 19.95

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Olympic Athletics Competition Schedule". IAAF. Archived from the original on 13 September 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-04. 
  2. ^ "Entry Standards - The XXIX Olympic Games - Beijing, China - 8/24 August 2008". IAAF. Archived from the original on 13 September 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-04. 
  3. ^ Charean Williams Amid dispute over silver and bronze, Bolt leaves no doubt with world record Archived August 21, 2008, at the Wayback Machine., Fort Worth Star-Telegram, August 20, 2008
  4. ^ Amy Shipley Lightning strikes twice, Washington Post, August 20, 2008
  5. ^ Martina's bid to reclaim silver rejected, ESPN.com, March 6, 2009.
  6. ^ Interview with Martina showing Crawfords letter and metal, see minutes 11 till 13 http://dewandeling.kro.nl/seizoenen/2014-2/afleveringen/11-10-2014
  7. ^ "Martina gets silver lining in 200m". 2008-12-02. Archived from the original on October 21, 2009. Retrieved 2008-02-14. 
  8. ^ "Entry Standards - The XXIX Olympic Games - Beijing, China - 8/24 August 2008". IAAF. Archived from the original on 13 September 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-04. 

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