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

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Women's 200 metres
at the Games of the XXIX Olympiad
Venue Beijing National Stadium
Dates August 19
August 20
August 21 (final)
Competitors 46 from 36 nations
Winning time 21.74 s
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Veronica Campbell-Brown
 Jamaica
2nd, silver medalist(s) Allyson Felix
 United States
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Kerron Stewart
 Jamaica
← 2004
2012 →
Athletics at the
2008 Summer Olympics
Olympic Athletics.png
Track events
100 m   men   women
200 m men women
400 m men women
800 m men women
1500 m men women
5000 m men women
10,000 m men women
100 m hurdles women
110 m hurdles men
400 m hurdles men women
3000 m
steeplechase
men women
4 × 100 m relay men women
4 × 400 m relay men women
Road events
Marathon men women
20 km walk men women
50 km walk men
Field events
Long jump men women
Triple jump men women
High jump men women
Pole vault men women
Shot put men women
Discus throw men women
Javelin throw men women
Hammer throw men women
Combined events
Heptathlon women
Decathlon men

The women's 200 metres at the 2008 Summer Olympics took place on 19–21 August (final) at the Beijing National Stadium.[1]

Allyson Felix, the young American athlete and already a double World champion, entered the 200m race in Beijing as a favorite for the gold. Defending champion Veronica Campbell-Brown of Jamaica also appeared to be in great form, setting a new personal best of 21.94 seconds at the Olympic trials.

In the final, Campbell-Brown had the quickest start and made up the stagger very quickly on Allyson Felix, who had been drawn in the lane outside of her. Running a stellar curve and accelerating out of the bend, the Jamaican athlete held her form to cross the line in 21.74 seconds, the fastest time of the decade and a new personal best.

Veronica Campbell-Brown, who suffered from injuries that led to disappointment in the 200m in the 2007 World Championships, returned to form to become only the second woman in history to win back-to-back Olympic 200m titles. Allyson Felix was once again relegated to the silver medal in a seasonal best of 21.93, the second-fastest time of her career. Jamaican Kerron Stewart won the bronze medal by just a hundredth of a second.

The qualifying standards were 23.00 s (A standard) and 23.20 s (B standard).[2]

Records[edit]

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

World record United States Florence Griffith-Joyner (United States) 21.34 s Seoul, South Korea 29 September 1988
Olympic record  Florence Griffith-Joyner (USA) 21.34 s Seoul, South Korea 29 September 1988

No new world or Olympic records were set for this event.

Results[edit]

Round 1[edit]

Qualification: First 4 in each heat (Q) and the next 8 fastest (q) advance to the Round 2.

Rank Heat Athlete Country Time Notes[3]
1 2 Muna Lee  United States 22.71 Q
2 2 Muriel Hurtis-Houairi  France 22.72 Q
3 2 Cydonie Mothersille  Cayman Islands 22.76 Q, SB
4 4 Roqaya Al-Gassra  Bahrain 22.81 Q
5 6 Nataliya Pyhyda  Ukraine 22.91 Q, =PB
6 6 Sherone Simpson  Jamaica 22.94 Q
7 4 Emily Freeman  Great Britain 22.95 Q
8 2 Yuliya Chermoshanskaya  Russia 22.98 Q
9 1 Allyson Felix  United States 23.02 Q
10 4 Kerron Stewart  Jamaica 23.03 Q
11 5 Veronica Campbell-Brown  Jamaica 23.04 Q
11 1 Susanthika Jayasinghe  Sri Lanka 23.04 Q
13 5 Kadiatou Camara  Mali 23.06 Q
14 3 Marshevet Hooker  United States 23.07 Q
15 6 Roxana Díaz  Cuba 23.09 Q
16 6 LaVerne Jones-Ferrette  Virgin Islands 23.12 Q
17 2 Ivet Lalova  Bulgaria 23.13 q, SB
18 1 Virgil Hodge  Saint Kitts and Nevis 23.14 Q
19 5 Natalia Rusakova  Russia 23.21 Q
20 3 Debbie Ferguson-McKenzie  Bahamas 23.22 Q
21 4 Ionela Târlea  Romania 23.24 Q
22 1 Aleksandra Fedoriva  Russia 23.29 Q
23 3 Oludamola Osayomi  Nigeria 23.31 Q
24 5 Sheniqua Ferguson  Bahamas 23.33 Q
24 4 Darlenis Obregón  Colombia 23.33 q
26 5 Adrienne Power  Canada 23.40 q
27 6 Evelyn dos Santos  Brazil 23.43 q
28 5 Vincenza Calì  Italy 23.44 q
28 4 Guzel Khubbieva  Uzbekistan 23.44 q
30 6 Allison George  Grenada 23.45 q
31 1 Inna Eftimova  Bulgaria 23.50 q
32 3 Eleni Artymata  Cyprus 23.58 Q, SB
33 6 Marta Jeschke  Poland 23.59
34 4 Jade Bailey  Barbados 23.62
34 3 Sabina Veit  Slovenia 23.62
36 5 Isabel Le Roux  South Africa 23.67
37 3 Gloria Kemasuode  Nigeria 23.72
38 3 Meritzer Williams  Saint Kitts and Nevis 23.83
39 2 Mariely Sánchez  Dominican Republic 24.05
40 3 Fabienne Feraez  Benin 24.07
40 2 Carol Rodríguez  Puerto Rico 24.07
42 1 Kia Davis  Liberia 24.31
43 4 Lai Lai Win  Myanmar 24.37
44 1 Kirsten Nieuwendam  Suriname 24.46 NR
45 6 Gretta Taslakian  Lebanon 25.32 SB
46 5 Samia Yusuf Omar  Somalia 32.16
1 Vida Anim  Ghana DNS
2 Kim Gevaert  Belgium DNS

Round 2[edit]

Qualification: First 3 in each heat (Q) and the next 4 fastest (q) advance to the Semifinals.

Rank Heat Athlete Country Time Notes
1 4 Sherone Simpson  Jamaica 22.60 Q
2 3 Yuliya Chermoshanskaya  Russia 22.63 Q, PB
3 1 Veronica Campbell-Brown  Jamaica 22.64 Q
4 1 Allyson Felix  United States 22.74 Q
4 3 Kerron Stewart  Jamaica 22.74 Q
6 2 Roqaya Al-Gassra  Bahrain 22.76 Q
6 3 Marshevet Hooker  United States 22.76 Q
8 1 Debbie Ferguson-McKenzie  Bahamas 22.77 Q
9 4 Muna Lee  United States 22.83 Q
9 1 Cydonie Mothersille  Cayman Islands 22.83 q
11 2 Muriel Hurtis-Houairi  France 22.89 Q
12 2 Susanthika Jayasinghe  Sri Lanka 22.94 Q
13 4 Emily Freeman  Great Britain 22.95 Q
14 2 Roxana Díaz  Cuba 22.98 q
15 3 Nataliya Pyhyda  Ukraine 23.03 q
16 2 Aleksandra Fedoriva  Russia 23.04 q
17 3 Kadiatou Camara  Mali 23.06
18 4 Ivet Lalova  Bulgaria 23.15
19 4 Virgil Hodge  Saint Kitts and Nevis 23.17
20 1 Ionela Târlea  Romania 23.22
21 2 Oludamola Osayomi  Nigeria 23.27
22 4 Natalia Rusakova  Russia 23.28
23 1 Evelyn dos Santos  Brazil 23.35
24 1 LaVerne Jones-Ferrette  Virgin Islands 23.37
25 2 Darlenis Obregón  Colombia 23.40
26 2 Inna Eftimova  Bulgaria 23.48
27 3 Adrienne Power  Canada 23.51
28 3 Vincenza Calì  Italy 23.56
29 3 Sheniqua Ferguson  Bahamas 23.61
30 4 Eleni Artymata  Cyprus 23.77
31 4 Allison George  Grenada 23.77
1 Guzel Khubbieva  Uzbekistan DNS

Semifinals[edit]

Qualification: First 4 in each heat (Q) advance to the Final.[4]

Semifinal 1[edit]

20 August 2008 - 21:55 Wind: 0.0 m/s

Rank Lane Athlete Country Time Notes React
1 5 Veronica Campbell-Brown  Jamaica 22.19 Q 0.187
2 7 Kerron Stewart  Jamaica 22.29 Q 0.217
3 4 Muna Lee  United States 22.29 Q, PB 0.186
4 9 Debbie Ferguson-McKenzie  Bahamas 22.51 Q 0.165
5 6 Yuliya Chermoshanskaya  Russia 22.57 PB 0.204
6 3 Nataliya Pyhyda  Ukraine 22.95 0.160
7 8 Susanthika Jayasinghe  Sri Lanka 22.98 0.245
8 2 Roxana Díaz  Cuba 23.12 0.177

Semifinal 2[edit]

20 August 2008 - 22:04 Wind: -0.2 m/s

Allyson Felix wins the second semifinal.
Rank Lane Athlete Country Time Notes React
1 7 Allyson Felix  United States 22.33 Q 0.181
2 9 Marshevet Hooker  United States 22.50 Q 0.196
3 5 Sherone Simpson  Jamaica 22.50 Q 0.175
4 3 Cydonie Mothersille  Cayman Islands 22.61 Q, SB 0.212
5 4 Muriel Hurtis-Houairi  France 22.71 0.188
6 6 Roqaya Al-Gassra  Bahrain 22.72 0.259
7 8 Emily Freeman  Great Britain 22.83 0.201
8 2 Aleksandra Fedoriva  Russia 23.22 0.202

Final[edit]

21 August 2008 - Wind: 0.6 m/s

Rank Lane Name Country Reaction Time Time Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) 4 Veronica Campbell-Brown  Jamaica 0.172 21.74 PB
2nd, silver medalist(s) 5 Allyson Felix  United States 0.193 21.93 SB
3rd, bronze medalist(s) 6 Kerron Stewart  Jamaica 0.199 22.00
4 9 Muna Lee  United States 0.176 22.01 PB
5 7 Marshevet Hooker  United States 0.200 22.34 PB
6 8 Sherone Simpson  Jamaica 0.167 22.36
7 2 Debbie Ferguson-McKenzie  Bahamas 0.175 22.61
8 3 Cydonie Mothersille  Cayman Islands 0.206 22.68

WR world record | AR area record | CR championship record | GR games record | NR national record | OR Olympic record | PB personal best | SB season best | WL world leading (in a given season)

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. ^ "Olympic Games 2008 - Results 08-19-2008 - 200 Metres W Heats". IAAF. Archived from the original on 21 August 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-21. 
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-08-26. Retrieved 2008-08-26.  Retrieved 2008-08-26.