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1995 World Championships in Athletics Gothenburg, Sweden

1995 5th IAAF World Championships - Gothenburg - Women's 200m

 

 

Host City: Gothenburg. Sweden Format: First round (First 2 & 6 fastest to semi-finals) (Aug 10)
Dates: 5–13 August 1995 Format: Semi-finals (First 4 to final) (Aug 10)
Nations participating: 191
Athletes participating: 1804
    Main venue: Ullevi Stadium
Overview by IAAF   ESTADIO ULLEVI 
After winning the 100m. Torrence was expected to do the same in the 200m. traditionally her better event. Few. however. felt she would win so impressively as she did in the final. Ottey and Privalova never troubled the American. who was four metres up at the finish. Her time was 21.77. sensational running into a wind of 2.2. The winner revealed that her spikes had been stolen before the race. forcing her to wear a substitute pair which were too big. As she was explaining this story and her reaction to the race to media in the mixed zone. there came some shocking news on the scoreboard. The result showed Ottey as the winner from Privalova. with Torrence at the bottom of the list. disqualified. The reason was soon made clear; she was seen to step on the inside line of her lane on the bend. The rules say automatic disqualification in such cases. because the athlete would have gained an advantage by running less distance. There was general sympathy for Torrence as it was obvious that she could have won the race comfortably even without the transgression.
 Few felt the error could have been intentional. “The line was the last thing I was thinking of.” said Torrence. “I’m not going to let this ruin my 100m gold. I had clearly beaten the others; I know that deep in my heart. I don’t believe anyone can enjoy the medals knowing they were not winning for real.” Ottey said: “I don’t care how – mine is the gold. But I still think Gwen is in fantastic shape. Don’t forget she was running 21.77 with a 2-plus headwind. She can beat the world record any day.” Ottey’s gold was her fifth successive world 200m medal. The overhead cameras showed five of Torrence’s steps were on the line and the appeal against her disqualification was unanimously rejected. It was one of 22 lane violations which resulted in disqualifications in Gothenburg. There were also 33 other disqualifications. 15 in the walks. 13 for trailing legs in hurdles. five for relay zones and one false start. The 1995 total of 55 disqualifications was more that at any previous World Championships.
 These are the official results of the Women's 200 metres event at the 1995 IAAF World Championships in Gothenburg. Sweden. There were a total number of 37 participating athletes. with two semi-finals and five qualifying heats and the final held on Thursday 1995-08-10.
 
  200m 10 August -2.2
  Final
1 Merlene Ottey JAM 10 May 60 22.12
2 Irina Privalova RUS 22 Nov 68 22.12
3 Galina Malchugina RUS 17 Dec 62 22.37
4 Melanie Paschke GER 29 Jun 70 22.60
5 Silke Knoll GER 21 Feb 67 22.66
6 Mary Onyali NGR 3 Feb 68 22.71
7 Marina Trandenkova RUS 7 Jan 67 22.84
Gwen Torrence USA 12 Jun 65 DQ
  Semifinals 10 August
  Heat 1 2.3
1 Irina Privalova RUS 22.18
2 Gwen Torrence USA 22.25
3 Mary Onyali NGR 22.58
4 Melanie Paschke GER 22.60
5 Melinda Gainsford-Taylor AUS 22.61
6 Beverly McDonald JAM 22.91
7 Petya Pendareva BUL 22.92
8 Paula Dunn-Thomas GBR 23.03
  Heat 2 -0.7
1 Merlene Ottey JAM 22.25
2 Galina Malchugina RUS 22.45
3 Silke-Beate Knoll GER 22.57
4 Marina Trandenkova RUS 22.71
5 Cathy Freeman AUS 22.82
6 Carlette Guidry-White USA 22.91
7 Zlatka Georgieva BUL 22.98
8 Celena Mondie-Milner USA 23.33
  Heats 9 August
  Heat 1 0.7
1 Merlene Ottey JAM 22.55
2 Marina Trandenkova RUS 22.69
3 Carlette Guidry-White USA 22.71
4 Erika Suchovska CZE 23.13
5 Viktoriya Fomenko UKR 23.18
6 Heather Samuel ANT 23.64
7 Huei-Chen Wang TPE 23.77
  Heat 2 -0.2
1 Mary Onyali NGR 22.59
2 Celena Mondie-Milner USA 22.90
3 Cathy Freeman AUS 22.90
4 Zhanna Tarnopolskaya-Pintusevich UKR 23.30
5 Patricia Rodriguez COL 23.67
6 Nora Ivanova BUL 23.98
7 Nadjina Kaltouma CHA 24.57
- Susanthika Jayasinghe SRI DQ
  Heat 3 -0.5
1 Irina Privalova RUS 22.23
2 Silke-Beate Knoll GER 22.46
3 Paula Dunn-Thomas GBR 22.95
4 Petya Pendareva BUL 22.96
5 Sevatheda Fynes BAH 23.01
6 Maguy Nestoret FRA 23.16
- Heide Seyerling RSA DQ
  Heat 4 0.0
1 Galina Malchugina RUS 22.46
2 Melinda Gainsford-Taylor AUS 22.71
3 Silke Lichtenhagen GER 23.19
4 Sanna Hernesniemi-Kyllonen FIN 23.20
5 Natalya Vinogradova-Safronnikova BLR 23.33
6 Debbie Ferguson BAH 23.33
7 Dora Kyriakou CYP 23.77
8 Marcela Tiscornia URU 24.39
  Heat 5 0.7
1 Gwen Torrence USA 22.61
2 Beverly McDonald JAM 22.74
3 Melanie Paschke GER 22.81
4 Zlatka Georgieva BUL 22.95
5 Ekaterini Koffa GRE 23.16
6 Maya Azarashvili GEO 23.18
7 Damayanthi Darsha-Kobalavithanage SRI 23.45

Heat 1 09 AUG 1995 18:40

Order / LaneATHLETECOUNTRYPBSB 1995
2 Merlene Ottey JAM JAM 21.64 22.07
3 Carlette Guidry-White USA USA 22.40 22.45
4 Marina Trandenkova RUS RUS 22.78 22.94
5 Erika Suchovská CZE CZE 23.18  
6 Huei-Chen Wang TPE TPE 22.56  
7 Heather Samuel ANT ANT 23.20  
8 Viktoriya Fomenko UKR UKR 23.44 23.44

Heat 2 09 AUG 1995 18:45

Order / LaneATHLETECOUNTRYPBSB 1995
1 Zhanna Block UKR UKR 22.66 22.71
2 Nora Edletzbeger BUL BUL 23.72  
3 Celena Mondie-Milner USA USA 23.64i  
4 Cathy Freeman AUS AUS 22.25 22.50
5 Mary Onyali-Omagbemi NGR NGR 22.31 22.53
6 Patricia Rodríguez COL COL    
7 Susanthika Jayasinghe SRI SRI 23.16 23.16
8 Kaltouma Nadjina CHA CHA 26.15  

Heat 3 09 AUG 1995 18:50

Order / LaneATHLETECOUNTRYPBSB 1995
2 Petya Pendareva BUL BUL 22.78 23.41
3 Maguy Nestoret FRA FRA 23.39 23.64
4 Silke-Beate Knoll GER GER 22.29  
5 Savatheda Fynes BAH BAH 22.63 22.63
6 Paula Dunn-Thomas GBR GBR 22.69 23.34
7 Irina Privalova RUS RUS 21.87 21.87
8 Heide Seyerling RSA RSA    

Heat 4 09 AUG 1995 18:55

Order / LaneATHLETECOUNTRYPBSB 1995
1 Sanna Hernesniemi-Kyllönen FIN FIN 23.01 23.26
2 Melinda Gainsford-Taylor AUS AUS 22.43 22.43
3 Marcela Tiscornia URU URU 25.07i 25.07i
4 Galina Malchugina RUS RUS 22.22 22.75
5 Natallia Safronnikava BLR BLR    
6 Silke Lichtenhagen GER GER 23.11i 23.11i
7 Debbie Ferguson-McKenzie BAH BAH 22.86 22.86
8 Dora Kyriakou CYP CYP 23.52 23.52

Heat 5 09 AUG 1995 19:00

Order / LaneATHLETECOUNTRYPBSB 1995
2 Ekateríni Kóffa GRE GRE 22.87 22.87
3 Beverly McDonald JAM JAM 22.56 22.56
4 Zlatka Georgieva BUL BUL 23.03i 23.03i
5 Gwen Torrence USA USA 21.72 21.81
6 Melanie Paschke GER GER 22.87 22.90
7 K.V.Damayanthi Dharsha SRI SRI    
8 Maia Azarashvili GEO GEO 22.24 23.07i
 

 

 

 

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