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1948 Olympic Games London, Great Britain - Men's 200 m

 

 

Host City: London, Great Britain Format: Top three in each heat advanced to the final.
Date Started: August 2, 1948 Format: Top three in each heat advanced to the semi-finals.
Date Finished: August 3, 1948 Format: Top two in each heat advanced to the quarter-finals.
(Competitors: 52 Countries: 29; Finalists: 6)
Venue(s): Empire Stadium, Wembley, London
Overview by IAAF  1948_olympic_stadium.jpg
The schedule permitted one lap specialists as well as 100m sprinters to contest the 200m, and World 400m record holder Herb McKenley and former quarter-miler Cliff Bourland were the fastest men through the three qualifying rounds, with 21.3 the quickest mark on the now heavy track. Patton, the NCAA and Olympic Trials winner, had been favoured to win ahead of Ewell, but after his nervy fifth place in the 100m was severely lectured by his coach, the venerable Dean Cromwell. Patton started the final like a startled deer and led by 2m into the straight from McKenley. He managed to hold off Ewell’s charge, while LaBeach edged ahead of McKenley in the last 20m.
Summary by Sports-reference.com
Mel Patton had expected to win the 100 metres in London but placed only fifth in that final. He had never won an American title at 200/220 and faced Barney Ewell, the 1946-47 AAU Champion. In the final, Ewell started the fastest and led off the curve, but Patton moved ahead at the top of the stretch and maintained a slight lead to the finish. In third place was Panama’s Lloyd LaBeach, who had also finished third in the 100. The 1946 European Champion was Soviet Nikolay Karakulov, who could not compete because the USSR declined to enter the Olympics.
 
 
Results
200 m Men Final 3 August
Rank Mark Athlete Country NOC Age Records Notes
1 21,3 Mel Patton United States USA 23 21.1 h
2 21.1 Barney Ewell United States USA 30 at 0.05
3 21.2 Lloyd LaBeach Panama PAN 26 at 0.20
4 21,3 Herb McKenley Jamaica JAM 26 21.3est / at 0.24
5 21,3 Cliff Bourland United States USA 27 21.3est / at 0.27
6 21,8 Les Laing Jamaica JAM 23 21.8est / at 0.72
200 m Men Semi-Finals Heat One 3 August
Rank Mark Athlete Country NOC Age Records Notes
1 21,4 Q Herb McKenley Jamaica JAM 26 21.4 h
2 21.6 Q Mel Patton United States USA 23 at 0.26
3 21.8 Q Barney Ewell United States USA 30 at 0.56
4 at 0.82 Aroldo da Silva Brazil BRA 18
5 at 0.85 Abram van Heerden South Africa RSA 20
6 at 1.09 Paul Vallé Great Britain GBR 21
200 m Men Semi-Finals Heat Two 3 August
Rank Mark Athlete Country NOC Age Records Notes
1 21,6 Q Cliff Bourland United States USA 27 21.5 h
2 21.6 Q Lloyd LaBeach Panama PAN 26 at 0.19
3 21.6 Q Les Laing Jamaica JAM 23 at 0.20
4 at 0.39 John Treloar Australia AUS 20
5 at 0.59 Alastair McCorquodale Great Britain GBR 22
6 at 0.91 Rafael Fortún Cuba CUB 28
200 m Men Quarter-Finals Heat One 2 August
Rank Mark Athlete Country NOC Age Records Notes
1 21,6 Q Herb McKenley Jamaica JAM 26 21.3 h
2 21.8 Q Barney Ewell United States USA 30
3 22.1 Q Paul Vallé Great Britain GBR 21
4 Jan Lammers Netherlands NED 21
5 Julien Lebas France FRA 24
6 Rosalvo Ramos Brazil BRA 34
200 m Men Quarter-Finals Heat Two 2 August
Rank Mark Athlete Country NOC Age Records Notes
1 21.3 Q Cliff Bourland United States USA 27
2 21.5 Q John Treloar Australia AUS 20
3 22.0 Q Aroldo da Silva Brazil BRA 18
4 Gerardo Bönnhoff Argentina ARG 22
5 Dennis Shore South Africa RSA 33
6 John De Saram Sri Lanka SRI 19
200 m Men Quarter-Finals Heat Three 2 August
Rank Mark Athlete Country NOC Age Records Notes
1 21.7 Q Lloyd LaBeach Panama PAN 26
2 21.8 Q Les Laing Jamaica JAM 23
3 22.9 Q Abram van Heerden South Africa RSA 20
4 John Fairgrieve Great Britain GBR 22
5 Santiago Ferrando Peru PER 20
200 m Men Quarter-Finals Heat Four 2 August
Rank Mark Athlete Country NOC Age Records Notes
1 21.4 Q Mel Patton United States USA 23
2 21.8 Q Alastair McCorquodale Great Britain GBR 22
3 22.0 Q Rafael Fortún Cuba CUB 28
4 22,3 Ivan Hausen Brazil BRA 20
5 Ted Haggis Canada CAN
6 Sharif Butt Pakistan PAK 22
200 m Men Round One Heat One 2 August
Rank Mark Athlete Country NOC Age Records Notes
1 21,4 Q Herb McKenley Jamaica JAM 26 21.3 h
2 22.2 Q Ted Haggis Canada CAN
3 22.2 Haukur Clausen Iceland ISL 19
4 Stanley Lines Bermuda BER 30
200 m Men Round One Heat Two 2 August
Rank Mark Athlete Country NOC Age Records Notes
1 22.3 Q Paul Vallé Great Britain GBR 21
2 23.1 Q John De Saram Sri Lanka SRI 19
3 23.2 Bernabe Lovina Philippines PHI 27
4 Stefanos Petrakis Greece GRE 23
200 m Men Round One Heat Three 2 August
Rank Mark Athlete Country NOC Age Records Notes
1 21.9 Q Rafael Fortún Cuba CUB 28
2 22.1 Q Dennis Shore South Africa RSA 33
3 22.6 Nuno Morais Portugal POR 25
200 m Men Round One Heat Four 2 August
Rank Mark Athlete Country NOC Age Records Notes
1 21.6 Q Barney Ewell United States USA 30
2 21.8 Q Abram van Heerden South Africa RSA 20
3 22.2 Angel García Cuba CUB 28
4 Fernand Linssen Belgium BEL 19
5 Hazzard Dill Bermuda BER 29
6 Ali Salman Iraq IRQ
200 m Men Round One Heat Five 2 August
Rank Mark Athlete Country NOC Age Records Notes
1 22.0 Q Julien Lebas France FRA 24
2 22.2 Q Rosalvo Ramos Brazil BRA 34
3 22.4 Basil McKenzie Jamaica JAM
200 m Men Round One Heat Six 2 August
Rank Mark Athlete Country NOC Age Records Notes
1 21.6 Q Mel Patton United States USA 23
2 21.8 Q Les Laing Jamaica JAM 23
3 23.0 Guillermo Geary Argentina ARG 22
4 Duncan White Sri Lanka SRI 30
200 m Men Round One Heat Seven 2 August
Rank Mark Athlete Country NOC Age Records Notes
1 22.2 Q Gerardo Bönnhoff Argentina ARG 22
2 22.2 Q John Fairgrieve Great Britain GBR 22
3 23.0 Raúl Mazorra Cuba CUB 19
4 Kemal Aksur Turkey TUR 24
5 Guillermo Rodríguez Mexico MEX
200 m Men Round One Heat Eight 2 August
Rank Mark Athlete Country NOC Age Records Notes
1 21,7 Q Cliff Bourland United States USA 27 21.3 h
2 21.9 Q Aroldo da Silva Brazil BRA 18
3 22.4 Georgie Lewis Trinidad and Tobago TTO 31
4 Walter Pérez Uruguay URU 23
5 Peter Bloch Norway NOR 25
200 m Men Round One Heat Nine 2 August
Rank Mark Athlete Country NOC Age Records Notes
1 21,8 Q John Treloar Australia AUS 20 21.7 h
2 22.8 Q Sharif Butt Pakistan PAK 22
3 23.0 Raşit Öztaş Turkey TUR
4 Perry Johnson Bermuda BER
200 m Men Round One Heat Ten 2 August
Rank Mark Athlete Country NOC Age Records Notes
1 22,3 Q Alastair McCorquodale Great Britain GBR 22 22.3 h
2 22.5 Q Santiago Ferrando Peru PER 20
3 22.9 Fernand Bourgaux Belgium BEL 28
4 Étienne Bally France FRA 25
200 m Men Round One Heat Eleven 2 August
Rank Mark Athlete Country NOC Age Records Notes
1 22,2 Q Juan López Uruguay URU 22 22.1 h
2 22.2 Q Ivan Hausen Brazil BRA 20
3 22.2 Gabe Scholten Netherlands NED 27
4 Maung Sein Pe Myanmar MYA
200 m Men Round One Heat Twelve 2 August
Rank Mark Athlete Country NOC Age Records Notes
1 21,7 Q Lloyd LaBeach Panama PAN 26 21.4 h
2 22.0 Q Jan Lammers Netherlands NED 21
3 22.0 Don Pettie Canada CAN
4 Mario Fayos Uruguay URU 21
5 Joseph Stéphan France FRA 20
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

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