Men's 200 metres European record progression

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The following table shows the European record progression in the men's 200 metres, as ratified by the EAA[1] [2]

Hand timing[edit]

Time Athlete Nationality Venue Date
21.2* Willie Applegarth  United Kingdom London, England 4 July 1914
20.9 McDonald Bailey  United Kingdom Paris, France 10 September 1950
20.9 McDonald Bailey  United Kingdom Belgrade, Yugoslavia 26 August 1951
20.9 McDonald Bailey  United Kingdom London, England 24 May 1952
20.9 McDonald Bailey  United Kingdom Berlin, Germany 21 September 1952
20.9 Heinz Futterer  Germany Berne, Switzerland 29 August 1954
20.8 Heinz Futterer  Germany Osaka, Japan 16 October 1954
20.8 Heinz Futterer  Germany Yokohama, Japan 31 October 1954
20.8 Manfred Germar  Germany Hannover, West Germany 15 September 1957
20.8 Manfred Germar  Germany Oslo, Norway 5 September 1958
20.8 Peter Radford  United Kingdom Paris, France 14 September 1958
20.8 Manfred Germar  Germany Augsburg, West Germany 21 September 1958
20.6 Manfred Germar  Germany Wuppertal, West Germany 1 October 1958
20.5* Peter Radford  United Kingdom Wolverhampton, England 28 May 1960
20.5 Livio Berruti  Italy Rome, Italy 3 September 1960
20.5 Livio Berruti  Italy Rome, Italy 3 September 1960
20.4 Sergio Ottolina  Italy Saarbrücken, West Germany 21 June 1964
20.4 Jan Werner  Poland Warsaw, Poland 3 June 1967
20.4 Roger Bambuck  France Paris, France 30 July 1967
20.4 Roger Bambuck  France Mexico City, Mexico 16 October 1968
20.4 Jochen Eigenherr  Germany Mexico City, Mexico 16 October 1968
20.3 Philippe Clerc   Switzerland Zurich, Switzerland 4 July 1969
20.2 Valeriy Borzov  Soviet Union Moscow, Soviet Union 18 July 1971
20.2 Pietro Mennea  Italy Milan, Italy 17 June 1972
20.0 Valeriy Borzov  Soviet Union Munich, West Germany 4 September 1972

(*) Performance timed over 220 yards

Automatic timing[edit]

Time Athlete Nationality Venue Date
20.00 Valeriy Borzov  Soviet Union Munich, West Germany 4 September 1972
19.96 Pietro Mennea  Italy Mexico City, Mexico 10 September 1979
19.72 Pietro Mennea  Italy Mexico City, Mexico 12 September 1979

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