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1968 Olympic Games Ciudad de México, Mexico - Women's 200 m

 

 

Host City: Ciudad de México, Mexico Format: Top four in each heat advanced to the final.
Date Started: October 17, 1968 Format: Top three in each heat and next fastest advanced to the semi-finals.
Date Finished: October 18, 1968  
(Competitors: 36; Countries: 21; Finalists: 8)  
    Venue(s): University Olympic Stadium, Ciudad de México
Overview by IAAF    1968_olympic_stadium.jpg
 
       
Summary by Sports-reference.com      
The heavy favorite was the silver medalist from 1964, Irena Szewińska-Kirszenstein, who had won the 1966 European Championships, and had set the world record of 22.7 at a meet in Warszawa in 1965. She did not disappoint. In the final, the 1964/68 100 gold medalist Wyomia Tyus started in the lead, but faded in the straight. Szewińska-Kirszenstein pulled ahead and won by two metres in world record time. The first four finishers broke 23 seconds, the first time that had occurred. The eight-place finisher, Jutta Stöck, was the daughter of 1936 javelin gold medalist Gerd Stöck.
 
 

Records

Prior to the competition, the existing World and Olympic records were as follows.

World record  Irena Szewińska (POL) 22.7 Warsaw, Poland August 8, 1965
Olympic record  Edith McGuire (USA) 23.0 Tokyo, Japan October 19, 1964
 
        Results          
   
200 m Women     Final 18 October        
                   
Rank Mark     Athlete Country NOC Age Records Notes
1 22.58     Irena Szewińska-Kirszenstein Poland POL 22 WR 22.5 h
2 22.74     Raelene Boyle Australia AUS 17   22.7 h
3 22.88     Jennifer Lamy Australia AUS 19   22.8 h
4 22.93     Barbara Ferrell United States USA 21   22.9 h
5 23.08     Nicole Montandon France FRA 19   23.0 h
6 23.08     Wyomia Tyus United States USA 23   23.0 h
7 23.18     Margaret Bailes United States USA 17   23.1 h
8 23.25     Jutta Stöck West Germany FRG 27   23.2 h
200 m Women     Semi-Finals Heat One 17 October        
                   
Rank Mark     Athlete Country NOC Age Records Notes
1 22.95   Q Raelene Boyle Australia AUS 17 (=)OR 22.9 h
2 23.14   Q Wyomia Tyus United States USA 23   23.1 h
3 23.21   Q Irena Szewińska-Kirszenstein Poland POL 22   23.2 h
4 23.41   Q Jutta Stöck West Germany FRG 27   23.4 h
5 23.52     Lyudmila Ignatyeva-Samotyosova Soviet Union URS 28   23.4 h
6 23.52     Lillian Board Great Britain GBR 19   23.4 h
7 23.65     Dianne Bowering-Burge Australia AUS 25   23.6 h
200 m Women     Semi-Finals Heat Two 17 October        
                   
Rank Mark     Athlete Country NOC Age Records Notes
1 22.87   Q Barbara Ferrell United States USA 21 OR 22.8 h
2 22.89   Q Jennifer Lamy Australia AUS 19 (=)OR 22.8 h
3 22.95   Q Margaret Bailes United States USA 17   22.9 h
4 23.02   Q Nicole Montandon France FRA 19   23.0 h
5 23.28     Vira Popkova Soviet Union URS 25   23.2 h
6 23.39     Miguelina Cobián Cuba CUB 26   23.3 h
7 23.59     Una Morris Jamaica JAM 21   23.5 h
8 23.60     Truus Hennipman-Cruiming Netherlands NED 25   23.5 h
200 m Women     Round One Heat One 17 October        
                   
Rank Mark     Athlete Country NOC Age Records Notes
1 23.16   Q Lyudmila Ignatyeva-Samotyosova Soviet Union URS 28   23.1 h
2 23.17   Q Margaret Bailes United States USA 17   23.1 h
3 23.34   Q Nicole Montandon France FRA 19   23.3 h
4 23.96     Marijana Lubej Yugoslavia YUG 23   23.9 h
5 24.08     Eva Lehocká-Glesková Czechoslovakia TCH 25   24.0 h
6 24.15     Györgyi Balogh-Szomov Hungary HUN 20   24.1 h
7 25.53     Tien Ah-Mei Chinese Taipei TPE 22   25.5 h
200 m Women     Round One Heat Two 17 October        
                   
Rank Mark     Athlete Country NOC Age Records Notes
1 23.09   Q Raelene Boyle Australia AUS 17 (=)OR 23.0 h
2 23.40   Q Vira Popkova Soviet Union URS 25   23.3 h
3 23.43   Q Truus Hennipman-Cruiming Netherlands NED 25   23.4 h
4 23.49   Q Lillian Board Great Britain GBR 19   23.4 h
5 23.74     Irene Piotrowski Canada CAN 27   23.7 h
6 24.39     Vilma Charlton Jamaica JAM 21   24.3 h
7 24.89     Josefa Vicent Uruguay URU 18   24.8 h
8 25.55     Yeh Chu-Mei Chinese Taipei TPE 24   25.5 h
200 m Women     Round One Heat Three 17 October        
                   
Rank Mark     Athlete Country NOC Age Records Notes
1 22.94   Q Barbara Ferrell United States USA 21 OR 22.9 h
2 23.19   Q Jennifer Lamy Australia AUS 19   23.1 h
3 23.37   Q Jutta Stöck West Germany FRG 27   23.3 h
4 23.54     Wilma van Gool-van den Berg Netherlands NED 21   23.5 h
5 23.58     Maureen Tranter Great Britain GBR 21   23.5 h
6 23.73     Lyudmila Golomazova Soviet Union URS 20   23.7 h
7 23.95     Alice Annum Ghana GHA 19   23.9 h
8 24.23     Karin Wallgren-Lundgren Sweden SWE 24   24.2 h
200 m Women     Round One Heat Four 17 October        
                   
Rank Mark     Athlete Country NOC Age Records Notes
1 23.46   Q Wyomia Tyus United States USA 23   23.4 h
2 23.69   Q Dianne Bowering-Burge Australia AUS 25   23.6 h
3 23.71   Q Fulgencia Romay Cuba CUB 24   23.7 h
4 23.91     Oyeronke Akindele Nigeria NGR 22   23.9 h
5 24.57     Alicia Kaufmanas Argentina ARG 27   24.4 h
6 24.62     Halina Richter-Górecka-Herrmann West Germany FRG 30   24.7 h
200 m Women     Round One Heat Five 17 October        
                   
Rank Mark     Athlete Country NOC Age Records Notes
1 23.21   Q Irena Szewińska-Kirszenstein Poland POL 22   23.2 h
2 23.50   Q Miguelina Cobián Cuba CUB 26   23.4 h
3 23.80   Q Una Morris Jamaica JAM 21   23.7 h
4 23.84     Sylviane Telliez France FRA 25   23.8 h
5 24.01     Mieke Sterk Netherlands NED 22   24.0 h
6 24.02     Rita Jahn-Wilden West Germany FRG 21   24.0 h
7 25.32     Esperanza Girón Mexico MEX 20   25.3 h
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

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