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2003 World Championships in Athletics Paris, France

2003 9th IAAF World Championships - Paris - Men's 200m

 

 

Host City: Saint-Denis, Paris, France Format: First round (First 3 & 8 fastest to second round) (Aug 27)
Dates: 23 August – 31 August Format: Second round (First 4 to semi-finals) (Aug 27)
Nations participating: 198 Format: Semi-finals (First 4 to final) (Aug 28)
Athletes participating: 1679
    Main venue: Stade de France
Overview by IAAF   Paris Saint Denis stadium 
The most impressive qualifiers were Patton (20.03) and Buckland (20.06). Times in the final were slowed by cool, wet conditions experienced on the evening of August 29. No-one got clear on the bend and the five men in lanes 2-6 were virtually level at the start of the straight. Capel (lane 6) then edged in front though Patton – who was nursing an injured left knee – closed to within one hundredth. Suetsugu won Japan’s first global sprint medal since 1952. Edmonton winner Kentéris was a late withdrawal.

These are the official results of the Men's 200 metres event at the 2003 IAAF World Championships in Paris, France. There were a total number of 59 participating athletes, with eight qualifying heats, four quarter-finals, two semi-finals and the final held on Friday 29 August 2003 at 21:00h.

On August 27, Troy Douglas, at 40 years, 270 days old, became the oldest ever competitor for the men's 200 m. Two days later, Frank Fredericks became the oldest finalist in the distance, at 35 years, 331 days old.
 
  200m 29 August 0.1
  Final

Event Report Men 200m Final

Having been upstaged in the 100m final, the American sprinters had something to prove tonight in the men's 200m.
 
After some nervousness before the start the field were away evenly. Former Kansas City Chief and Chicago Bear John CAPEL (USA) ran a powerful bend from lane six. Entering the straight he was half a metre up on Darren CAMPBELL (GBR) with the rest of the field in a line just further back.
 
With Capel, an Olympic finalist, running strongly in the straight it was time for his team-mate Darvis PATTON to make his move. Fresh from a personal best, 20.03, in the semi-final Patton overtook all but Capel down the stretch.
 
Capel and Patton lunged at the line locked together. It took a few moments before the victory was given to Capel. His winning time of 20.30 was the slowest ever at a world championships, and the slowest in a global 200m final since Henry CARR's (USA) 20.36 in Tokyo in 1964.
 
Patton, the US champion, was a fraction away in second, being awarded a time of 20.31.
 
The minor places were a blur across the track. Campbell lost his advantage by dipping for the line too early. Stephane BUCKLAND (MRI) and Shingo SUETSUGU (JPN) were also in the mix. Suetsugu, the Asian record-holder, appeared to fling himself at the line, timing the move to perfection. Once again there was a delay before the photo finish could determine the placings. Third was given to Suetsugu, 20.38, the news bringing the Asian champion to tears.
 
Campbell was a hundredth further back, just failing to add to the bronze he won in the 100m. Buckland who had looked impressive in the previous two rounds was fifth in 20.41.
 
The third American Joshua J Johnson looked uneasy in lane one and was only able to manage sixth, 20.47.
 
Running in his fifth world championship final (he was unable to start the final in 1999) 35 year-old Frankie FREDERICKS (NAM) could not add to his collection of one gold and three silver medals.
 
Silver medallist from the 2002 Commonwealth Games and a 100m finalist here, Uchenna EMEDOLU (NGR), was eighth in 20.62.
1 John Capel USA 27 Oct 78 20.30
2 Darvis Patton USA 4 Dec 77 20.31
3 Shingo Suetsugu JPN 2 Jun 80 20.38
4 Darren Campbell GBR 12 Sep 73 20.39
5 Stéphan Buckland MRI 12 Jan 77 20.41
6 J.J. Johnson USA 10 May 76 20.47
7 Frank Fredericks NAM 2 Oct 67 20.47
8 Uchenna Emedolu NGR 17 Sep 76 20.62
  Semifinals 28 August

Event Report Men 200m Semi Finals

With most of the big names, and mouths, of world sprinting concentrating on the 100m, the competitors in the men's 200m semi finals let their running to do the talking.
 
In the first semi final US champion Darvis PATTON was away quickly in lane six, matched by the ageless Frankie FREDERICKS (NAM) around the bend.
 
Entering the straight Patton started to pull clear. Stephane BUCKLAND (MRI), fresh from a new national record in the quarter finals, was also making a move, and came up into second.
 
The second American Joshua J JOHNSON pulled past Britain's Christian MALCOLM into fourth.
 
Patton crossed the line well clear, 20.03, with a time that moves him to number three in the world this year. Buckland ran his second fastest time, 20.11, while Fredericks, 20.29, qualified for his 6th world championships 200m final. He has one win and three silvers, and was unable to start in the other. Johnson, 20.36, was clear of Olympic finalist Malcolm, 20.43.
 
In the second heat the centre lanes were all away quickly. John CAPEL (USA) in four ran a powerful bend, to turn in front. Japanese Shingo SUETSUGU, in lane six, was a stride or so down but pushed Capel down the straight. Darren CAMPBELL (GBR) was sandwiched between them.
 
Approaching the line Capel gave Suetsugu a long look, before crossing the line first in 20.18. Suetsugu was second in 20.22, while Campbell eased off to cross in 20.34.
 
100m finalist Uchenna EMEDOLU (NGR) scraped through for fourth in 20.44, just a hundredth ahead of Jamaican Ricardo WILLIAMS.
  Heat 1 0.6
1 Darvis Patton USA 4 Dec 77 20.03
2 Stéphan Buckland MRI 12 Jan 77 20.11
3 Frank Fredericks NAM 2 Oct 67 20.29
4 J.J. Johnson USA 10 May 76 20.36
5 Christian Malcolm GBR 3 Jun 79 20.43
6 Marcin Jędrusiński POL 28 Aug 81 20.48
7 Hamed Hamadan Al-Bishi KSA 3 Mar 82 20.70
8 Dominic Demeritte BAH 22 Feb 78 20.71
  Heat 2 0,0
1 John Capel USA 27 Oct 78 20.18
2 Shingo Suetsugu JPN 2 Jun 80 20.22
3 Darren Campbell GBR 12 Sep 73 20.34
4 Uchenna Emedolu NGR 17 Sep 76 20.44
5 Ricardo Williams JAM 29 Sep 76 20.45
6 Sherwin Vries RSA 22 Mar 80 20.59
7 Alessandro Cavallaro ITA 22 Feb 80 20.59
8 Johan Wissman SWE 2 Nov 82 20.66
  Quarterfinals 27 August

Event Report Men 200 m Quarter Finals

This evening's second round of the men's 200m saw some impressive running and some surprisingly early exits.
 
The first heat saw the unusual starting technique of Shingo SUETSUGU (JPN). Starting with his feet almost parallel Suetsugu, the Asian record-holder, got away the quickest. Looking around down the straight he won by a couple of metres.
 
The minor places were close with Dominic DEMERITE (BAH) coming home strongly for second, ahead of Jamaican Ricardo WILLIAMS. Among those to miss out was sub 20 second performer and 1999 finalist Marcin URBAS of Poland. He finished seventh in 20.72.
 
In the next heat was the first of the American threesome to run, Darvis PATTON. He ran smoothly round the bend and did little more than he had to to win, 20.40.

After setting a new personal best in the first round, Italian Alessandro CAVALLARO was once again near his best finishing second (20.47), while Brit Christian Malcolm worked well in the second half of the race to qualify for the semi-finals (20.58).

A casualty from this heat was 2001 silver medallist, Christopher WILLIAMS of Jamaica, who was fifth in 20.59.
 
In the third heat Stephane BUCKLAND (MRI) ran a slick bend to turn well in front. Working right down the straight he clocked 20.06, .09s lower than the national record he set in the semi-finals in Edmonton two years ago.

After a sedate start American Joshua J JOHNSON pulled through for second, 20.22, and the second fastest time of the day. Uchenna EMEDOLU (NGR), a 100m finalist, came through for third.
 
A former American footballer, John CAPEL, looked very smooth in taking out the fourth heat. A duel with Darren CAMPBELL (GBR) down the straight resulted in smiles from the Brit. Perennial medallist Frankie FREDERICKS (NAM) ensured a semi-final spot finishing third.

  Heat 1 2.3
1 Shingo Suetsugu JPN 2 Jun 80 20,24
2 Dominic Demeritte BAH 22 Feb 78 20,51
3 Ricardo Williams JAM 29 Sep 76 20,53
4 Johan Wissman SWE 2 Nov 82 20,59
5 Oumar Loum SEN 31 Dec 73 20,67
6 Aimé-Issa Nthépé FRA 26 Jun 73 20,69
7 Marcin Urbaś POL 17 Sep 76 20,72
8 Joseph Batangdon CMR 29 Jul 78 20,81
  Heat 2 0.6
1 Darvis Patton USA 4 Dec 77 20.40
2 Alessandro Cavallaro ITA 22 Feb 80 20.47
3 Christian Malcolm GBR 3 Jun 79 20.58
4 Hamed Hamadan Al-Bishi KSA 3 Mar 82 20.74
5 Chris Williams JAM 15 Mar 72 20.79
6 Cláudio Roberto Souza BRA 14 Oct 73 20.82
7 Patrick Johnson AUS 26 Sep 72 20.83
8 James Dolphin NZL 17 Jun 83 21.08
  Heat 3 0.7
1 Stéphan Buckland MRI 12 Jan 77 20.06
2 J.J. Johnson USA 10 May 76 20.22
3 Uchenna Emedolu NGR 17 Sep 76 20.56
4 Sherwin Vries RSA 22 Mar 80 20.59
5 Troy Douglas NED 30 Nov 62 20.64
6 Hisashi Miyazaki JPN 19 Mar 81 20.70
7 Panayiótis Sarrís GRE 14 Sep 75 20.74
8 Julian Golding GBR 17 Feb 75 20.79
  Heat 4 0.1
1 John Capel USA 27 Oct 78 20.30
2 Darren Campbell GBR 12 Sep 73 20.35
3 Frank Fredericks NAM 2 Oct 67 20.49
4 Marcin Jędrusiński POL 28 Aug 81 20.53
5 Paul Brizzel IRL 3 Oct 76 20.56
6 Anastásios Goúsis GRE 7 Jul 79 20.67
7 Cédric Van Branteghem BEL 13 Mar 79 20.70
8 LaTonel Williams JAM 3 Apr 78 20.73
  Heats 27 August

Event Reports Men 200m Heats

As with the 100m the first round provided no real clues as to the eventual winner but all the main protagonists made it through unscathed.
 
The fastest time of the round came from US champion Darvis PATTON. His 20.27, in heat four, was run into a slight headwind (-0.5). Following Patton was Italian Alessandro CAVALLARO who sliced .06 off his best time, to run 20.42.
 
The remainder of the American contingent were content to do enough to qualify. In the first heat John CAPEL (20.59) was passed in the final strides by Poland's Marcin JEDRUSINSKI (20.59). Also running strongly alongside them was Jamaican Ricardo WILLIAMS (20.60).
 
In the seventh heat Joshua J. JOHNSON, the fastest this year of the Americans contesting the 200m, was away slowly but took the lead at 130m. Easing up towards the line Johnson (20.56) was overtaken by Swede Johan WISSMAN and 100m finalist Uchenna EMEDOLU (NGR) (20.54 and 20.55).
 
Heat five saw the fastest non-American of the year Shingo SUETSUGU (JPN) win easily (20.58). The Asian record-holder ran hard around the bend enabling him to cruise to the line. Notably European silver medallist Francis OBIKWELU (POR) finished fourth in this heat. The former Nigerian's time of 20.93 was insufficient to progress to the quarter finals.
 
The second heat of the day saw the most depth. Stephane BUCKLAND (MRI) overcame a slow start, accelerating off the bend to record the second fastest time of the round - 20.38. Five other sprinters from this heat progressed to the next round, among them Greek 400m record holder Anastasios GOUSIS and Olympic finalist Christian MALCOLM (GBR) (20.57 and 20.65).
 
The final heat saw Great Britain's 100m bronze medallist Darren CAMPBELL push through the middle stages of the race to win well within himself - 20.54. In third, doing just enough to proceed, was perennial bridesmaid Frankie FREDERICKS (NAM) - 20.65.
 
The most significant absentee was reigning world and Olympic champion Konstadinos KEDERIS (GRE). He succumbed to tendinitis and was forced to withdraw.
  Heat 1 -0.6
1 Marcin Jędrusiński POL 28 Aug 81 20.58
2 John Capel USA 27 Oct 78 20.59
3 Ricardo Williams JAM 29 Sep 76 20.60
4 James Dolphin NZL 17 Jun 83 20.69
5 Julian Raeburn TTO 18 Sep 78 21.15
Sittichai Suwonprateep THA 17 Nov 80 DQ
Alex Giovani Navas HON 8 Nov 78 DQ
  Heat 2 0.7
1 Stéphan Buckland MRI 12 Jan 77 20.38
2 Anastásios Goúsis GRE 7 Jul 79 20.57
3 Christian Malcolm GBR 3 Jun 79 20.65
4 Oumar Loum SEN 31 Dec 73 20.73
5 Paul Brizzel IRL 3 Oct 76 20.75
6 Hisashi Miyazaki JPN 19 Mar 81 20.79
7 Aaron Egbele NGR 29 Jan 79 21.24
8 Ashuin De Souza AIA 23.24
  Heat 3 -0.6
1 Sherwin Vries RSA 22 Mar 80 20.73
2 Troy Douglas NED 30 Nov 62 20.76
3 Julian Golding GBR 17 Feb 75 20.82
4 Hamed Hamadan Al-Bishi KSA 3 Mar 82 20.86
5 Heber Viera URU 29 Apr 79 20.87
6 Jorge Conde NCA 17 Mar 82 22.75
Christian Nsiah GHA 25 Dec 75 DQ
  Heat 4 -0.5
1 Darvis Patton USA 4 Dec 77 20.27
2 Alessandro Cavallaro ITA 22 Feb 80 20.42
3 Marcin Urbaś POL 17 Sep 76 20.66
4 LaTonel Williams JAM 3 Apr 78 20.71
5 Géza Pauer HUN 7 Jan 76 21.02
6 Jaysuma Saidy Ndure GAM 1 Jan 84 21.42
7 Darian Forbes TKS 3 May 84 21.87
  Heat 5 0.4
1 Shingo Suetsugu JPN 2 Jun 80 20.58
2 Joseph Batangdon CMR 29 Jul 78 20.71
3 Cédric Van Branteghem BEL 13 Mar 79 20.79
4 Francis Obikwelu POR 22 Nov 78 20.93
5 Gennadiy Chernovol KAZ 6 Jun 76 21.11
6 Tobias Unger GER 10 Jul 79 21.33
7 Hamood Abd. Al-Dalhami OMA 7 Nov 71 21.52
  Heat 6 1.6
1 Cláudio Roberto Souza BRA 14 Oct 73 20.82
2 Chris Williams JAM 15 Mar 72 20.86
3 Patrick Johnson AUS 26 Sep 72 20.89
4 Yang Yaozu CHN 9 Jan 81 20.90
5 Adrian Durant ISV 10 Oct 84 21.11
6 Evans Marie SEY 5 Mar 83 22.60
7 Ashley Kazuma PLW 18 Jun 79 23.84
Konstadínos Kedéris GRE 11 Jul 73 DNS
  Heat 7 0.5
1 Johan Wissman SWE 2 Nov 82 20.54
2 Uchenna Emedolu NGR 17 Sep 76 20.55
3 J.J. Johnson USA 10 May 76 20.56
4 Aimé-Issa Nthépé FRA 26 Jun 73 20.83
5 Anninos Marcoullides CYP 8 Feb 71 20.97
6 Keita Cline IVB 29 Nov 74 21.31
7 John Lum Kon FIJ 21.55
  Heat 8 -0.8
1 Darren Campbell GBR 12 Sep 73 20.54
2 Dominic Demeritte BAH 22 Feb 78 20.56
3 Frank Fredericks NAM 2 Oct 67 20.65
4 Panayiótis Sarrís GRE 14 Sep 75 20.70
5 Brian Dzingai ZIM 29 Apr 81 20.96
6 Salem Al-Qaifi YEM 1 Jan 86 22.94
7 Shane Ogumoro NMA 20 Jun 83 23.77
Salem Mubarak Al-Yami KSA 9 Feb 82 DNS

Heat 1 27 AUG 2003 10:40

Order / LaneBibATHLETECOUNTRYPBSB 2003
2 1082 Marcin Jedrusinski POL POL 20.31 20.39
3 749 Ricardo Williams JAM JAM 20.33 20.44
4 634 Alex Giovani Navas HON HON 22.01 22.01
5 1041 James Dolphin NZL NZL 20.71 20.71
6 1383 John Capel USA USA 19.85 20.17
7 1334 Julieon Raeburn TTO TTO 20.57 20.57
8 1309 Sittichai Suwonprateep THA THA 20.79 21.16

Heat 2 27 AUG 2003 10:46

Order / LaneBibATHLETECOUNTRYPBSB 2003
1 960 Stéphane Buckland MRI MRI 20.15 20.29
2 660 Paul Brizzel IRL IRL 20.54 20.75i
3 599 Anastásios Goúsis GRE GRE 20.53 20.53
4 7 Ashuin De Souza AIA AIA    
5 1009 Aaron Egbele NGR NGR 20.54 20.88
6 767 Hisashi Miyazaki JPN JPN 20.53 20.53
7 1216 Oumar Loum SEN SEN 20.21 20.80
8 519 Christian Malcolm GBR GBR 20.08 20.25

Heat 3 27 AUG 2003 10:52

Order / LaneBibATHLETECOUNTRYPBSB 2003
2 842 Hamed Hamdan AlBishi KSA KSA 20.55 20.55
3 978 Jorge Conde NCA NCA 22.01 22.01
4 982 Troy Douglas NED NED 20.19 20.64
5 517 Julian Golding GBR GBR 20.18 20.37
6 1371 Heber Viera URU URU 20.46 20.48
7 1156 Sherwin Vries RSA RSA 20.20 20.20
8 589 Christian Nsiah GHA GHA 20.48 21.10

Heat 4 27 AUG 2003 10:58

Order / LaneBibATHLETECOUNTRYPBSB 2003
2 646 Géza Pauer HUN HUN 20.69 20.69
3 748 LaTonel Williams JAM JAM 20.40 20.40
4 694 Alessandro Cavallaro ITA ITA 20.48 20.48
5 1422 Darvis Patton USA USA 20.12 20.14
6 1318 Darian Forbes TKS TKS 21.72 21.72
7 506 Jaysuma Saidy Ndure GAM GAM 21.18 21.18
8 1093 Marcin Urbas POL POL 19.98 20.55

Heat 5 27 AUG 2003 11:04

Order / LaneBibATHLETECOUNTRYPBSB 2003
2 558 Tobias Unger GER GER 20.41 20.41
3 789 Gennadiy Chernovol KAZ KAZ 20.44 21.27
4 264 Joseph Batangdon CMR CMR 20.31 20.47i
5 111 Cedric van Branteghem BEL BEL 20.60 20.60
6 766 Shingo Suetsugu JPN JPN 20.03 20.03
7 1049 Hamoud Abdallah Al-Dalhami OMA OMA 20.94 21.25
8 1104 Francis Obikwelu POR POR 19.84 20.41

Heat 6 27 AUG 2003 11:10

Order / LaneBibATHLETECOUNTRYPBSB 2003
1 1075 Ashley Kazuma PLW PLW 23.66 23.66
2 747 Christopher Williams JAM JAM 20.02 20.54
3 606 Konstadínos Kedéris GRE GRE 19.85 20.30
4 43 Patrick Johnson AUS AUS 20.50 20.50
5 245 Yaozu Yang CHN CHN 20.58 20.74
6 161 Cláudio Roberto Souza BRA BRA 20.24 20.24
7 1220 Evans Marie SEY SEY 22.34  
8 685 Adrian Durant ISV ISV 20.83 20.83

Heat 7 27 AUG 2003 11:16

Order / LaneBibATHLETECOUNTRYPBSB 2003
2 317 Anninos Marcoullides CYP CYP 20.43 20.59
3 720 Keita Cline IVB IVB 20.88 21.24
4 1294 Johan Wissman SWE SWE 20.43 20.43
5 1407 Joshua J. Johnson USA USA 19.88 20.05
6 1006 Uchenna Emedolu NGR NGR 20.31 20.40
7 473 Issa-Aimé Nthépé FRA FRA 20.58 20.65
8 437 John Lumkon FIJ FIJ 21.28 21.28

Heat 8 27 AUG 2003 11:22

Order / LaneBibATHLETECOUNTRYPBSB 2003
    Ogumoro Shane NMI NMI    
1 1473 Salem Al-Qaifi YEM YEM 23.10  
3 848 Salem Mubarak Al-Yami KSA KSA 20.42 20.87
4 79 Dominic Demeritte BAH BAH 20.21 20.35
5 974 Frank Fredericks NAM NAM 19.68 20.23
6 601 Panayiótis Sarrís GRE GRE 20.48 20.53
7 513 Darren Campbell GBR GBR 20.13 20.49
8 1479 Brian Dzingai ZIM ZIM 20.50 20.72
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

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