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1972 Olympic Games Munich - Men's 200 m

 

 

Host City: München, West Germany Format: Top four in each heat advanced to the final.
Date Started: September 3, 1972 Format: Top three in each heat and next fastest advanced to the semi-finals
Date Finished: September 4, 1972 Format: Top four in each heat and next four fastest advanced to the quarter-finals.
(Competitors: 57; Countries: 42; Finalists: 8)
Venue(s): Olympic Stadium, Olympic Park, München
Overview by IAAF  1972_olympic_stadium.jpg
Larry Black and co-world record holder Don Quarrie of Jamaica were the favourites, but Borzov’s 20.64 in the first round, in which he looked round three times, convinced many viewers of his pedigree in the longer sprint. In the second round Black dominated Quarrie (20.43) with a 20.28. In the first semi-final Borzov won in a strangely slow 20.74, while Quarrie suffered a hamstring pull. Black won the other race ahead of 20 year-old Pietro Mennea. In the final Black was off fastest, but Borzov caught him after 80m, and cruised away after 130m. Before the finish he had more than 2m in hand and eased over the line, 0.19 ahead of Black. Mennea tore past Burton with 25m to go to take the bronze. Fourth-placed Burton, in his first year in athletics, was a football player and later played with success in the NFL. Some observers considered that Borzov would not have beaten Black had the American not drawn the inside lane, but Black was the best curve runner in the world, and would likely have run around 20.05 in one of the outer lanes; brilliant, but not enough to beat Borzov.
Summary by Sports-reference.com
The favorites were American Larry Black and Jamaica's Don Quarrie, the 1971 Pan American champion. The 1971 European Champion was Valery Borzov, who had already won the 100 and was expected to challenge. Quarrie sustained a hamstring pull in the semis and did not qualify. Borzov dominated the final, winning by almost two metres over Black, with Italy's Pietro Mennea in third. Black was unfortunate to have drawn lane one in the final, but Borzov won the race by 0.19, so the result might not have changed even with a better lane draw. Borzov later became an IOC Member from the Ukraine in 1994. He also married Soviet gymnastic legend Lyudmila Turishcheva. His 100/200 double was the first ever won by a sprinter from outside North America. Fourth-place finisher Larry Burton later played for five years in the NFL as a wide receiver for the New Orleans Saints and San Diego Chargers.
 
 
Results
200 m Men Final 4 September
Rank Mark Wind Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 20.00 0 Valeriy Borzov Soviet Union URS 20 Oct 49 NR
2 20.19 0 Larry Black United States USA 20 Jul 51
3 20.30 0 Pietro Mennea Italy ITA 28 Jun 52
4 20.37 0 Larry Burton United States USA 15 Dec 51
5 20.55 0 Chuck Smith United States USA 12 Mar 49
6 20.56 0 Siegfried Schenke East Germany GDR 6 May 43
7 20.65 0 Martin Jellinghaus West Germany FRG 26 Oct 44
8 21.05 0 Hans-Joachim Zenk East Germany GDR 3 Jun 52
200 m Men Semifinal 1 4 September
Rank Mark Wind Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 20.74 0.4 Valeriy Borzov Soviet Union URS 20 Oct 49
2 20.78 0.4 Larry Burton United States USA 15 Dec 51
3 20.86 0.4 Chuck Smith United States USA 12 Mar 49
4 20.97 0.4 Siegfried Schenke East Germany GDR 6 May 43
5 20.99 0.4 Jaroslav Matousek Czechoslovakia TCH 7 Apr 51
6 21.08 0.4 Manfred Ommer West Germany FRG 13 Sep 50
7 21.42 0.4 Lucien Sainte-Rose France FRA 29 May 53
DNF 0.4 Don Quarrie Jamaica JAM 25 Feb 51
200 m Men Semifinal 2 4 September
Rank Mark Wind Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 20.36 -3.1 Larry Black United States USA 20 Jul 51
2 20.52 -3.1 Pietro Mennea Italy ITA 28 Jun 52
3 20.63 -3.1 Hans-Joachim Zenk East Germany GDR 3 Jun 52
4 20.75 -3.1 Martin Jellinghaus West Germany FRG 26 Oct 44
5 20.88 -3.1 Jirí Kynos Czechoslovakia TCH 24 Mar 43
6 21.13 -3.1 Ainsley Armstrong Trinidad and Tobago TTO 27 Dec 52
7 21.15 -3.1 Bruno Cherrier France FRA 31 Aug 53
8 21.24 -3.1 Richard Hardware Jamaica JAM 4 Dec 50
200 m Men Heat 1 4 September
Rank Mark Wind Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 20.30w 2.2 Valeriy Borzov Soviet Union URS 20 Oct 49
2 20.53w 2.2 Manfred Ommer West Germany FRG 13 Sep 50
3 20.68w 2.2 Jirí Kynos Czechoslovakia TCH 24 Mar 43
4 20.83w 2.2 René Metz France FRA 18 Dec 50
5 20.87w 2.2 Jimmy Sierra Colombia COL 19 Jul 49
6 21.00w 2.2 Omar Chokhmane Morocco MAR 15 Jun 48
7 21.10w 2.2 Guillermo González Puerto Rico PUR 15 Jan 50
DNS 2.2 Mike Sands Bahamas BAH 1 Jul 53
200 m Men Heat 2 4 September
Rank Mark Wind Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 20.65 0.8 Jaroslav Matousek Czechoslovakia TCH 7 Apr 51
2 20.66 0.8 Chuck Smith United States USA 12 Mar 49
3 21.00 0.8 Ainsley Armstrong Trinidad and Tobago TTO 27 Dec 52
4 21.04 0.8 Bevan Smith New Zealand NZL 18 Jul 50
5 21.10 0.8 George Daniels Ghana GHA 8 Mar 50
6 21.11 0.8 Andres Calonge Argentina ARG 2 Apr 45
7 21.19 0.8 Markku Juhola Finland FIN 2 Nov 47
8 21.31 0.8 Sunil Gunawardene Sri Lanka SRI 6 Oct 49
200 m Men Heat 3 4 September
Rank Mark Wind Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 20.68 0.3 Larry Burton United States USA 15 Dec 51
2 20.70 0.3 Martin Jellinghaus West Germany FRG 26 Oct 44
3 20.79 0.3 Siegfried Schenke East Germany GDR 6 May 43
4 20.82 0.3 Philippe Clerc Switzerland SUI 24 Dec 46
5 20.99 0.3 Edwin Roberts Trinidad and Tobago TTO 12 Aug 41
6 21.00 0.3 Pasqualino Abeti Italy ITA 2 Apr 48
7 21.46 0.3 Ladislav Kriz Czechoslovakia TCH 28 Jan 44
DQ 0.3 James Aryee Addy Ghana GHA 9 Dec 39
200 m Men Heat 4 4 September
Rank Mark Wind Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 20.28 1.2 Larry Black United States USA 20 Jul 51
2 20.43 1.2 Don Quarrie Jamaica JAM 25 Feb 51
3 20.62 1.2 Bruno Cherrier France FRA 31 Aug 53 NJR
4 20.83 1.2 Vladimir Lovetskiy Soviet Union URS 25 Oct 51
5 20.90 1.2 Motsapi Moorosi Lesotho LES 4 May 45
6 21.47 1.2 Soo Wen-Ho Chinese Taipei TPE 10 Dec 45
7 25.30 1.2 Audun Garshol Norway NOR 9 Nov 51
DNS 1.2 Dan Amuke Kenya KEN 5 Nov 49
200 m Men Heat 5 4 September
Rank Mark Wind Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 20.47 1.2 Pietro Mennea Italy ITA 28 Jun 52
2 20.59 1.2 Hans-Joachim Zenk East Germany GDR 3 Jun 52
3 20.76 1.2 Richard Hardware Jamaica JAM 4 Dec 50
4 20.76 1.2 Lucien Sainte-Rose France FRA 29 May 53
5 20.77 1.2 Francisco García Spain ESP 24 Jul 49
6 21.34 1.2 Trevor James Trinidad and Tobago TTO 19 Mar 49
7 21.41 1.2 Brian Green Great Britain GBR 15 May 41
DNF 1.2 Samuel Monsels Netherlands NED 2 Aug 53
200 m Men Heat 1 3 September
Rank Mark Wind Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 20.66 1.4 Siegfried Schenke East Germany GDR 6 May 43
2 20.79 1.4 Bruno Cherrier France FRA 31 Aug 53
3 20.95 1.4 Jirí Kynos Czechoslovakia TCH 24 Mar 43
4 21.16 1.4 Audun Garshol Norway NOR 9 Nov 51
5 21.17 1.4 Pasqualino Abeti Italy ITA 2 Apr 48
6 21.73 1.4 Solomon Belay Ethiopia ETH 17 Jul 47
200 m Men Heat 2 3 September
Rank Mark Wind Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 21.04 -0.8 Don Quarrie Jamaica JAM 25 Feb 51
2 21.10 -0.8 Martin Jellinghaus West Germany FRG 26 Oct 44
3 21.39 -0.8 Andres Calonge Argentina ARG 2 Apr 45
4 21.58 -0.8 Ladislav Kriz Czechoslovakia TCH 28 Jan 44
5 21.61 -0.8 Mike Sands Bahamas BAH 1 Jul 53
6 21.89 -0.8 Kian Chye Yeo Singapore SIN 2 Nov 43
200 m Men Heat 3 3 September
Rank Mark Wind Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 20.64 -1.8 Valeriy Borzov Soviet Union URS 20 Oct 49
2 20.95 -1.8 Edwin Roberts Trinidad and Tobago TTO 12 Aug 41
3 21.09 -1.8 Richard Hardware Jamaica JAM 4 Dec 50
4 21.15 -1.8 Motsapi Moorosi Lesotho LES 4 May 45
5 21.55 -1.8 Soo Wen-Ho Chinese Taipei TPE 10 Dec 45
6 21.72 -1.8 Jean-Pierre Bassegela Congo CGO 3 Mar 47
7 21.74 -1.8 Hamad Ndee Tanzania TAN 15 May 51
200 m Men Heat 4 3 September
Rank Mark Wind Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 20.53w 2.7 Pietro Mennea Italy ITA 28 Jun 52
2 20.98w 2.7 Markku Juhola Finland FIN 2 Nov 47
3 21.12w 2.7 Ainsley Armstrong Trinidad and Tobago TTO 27 Dec 52
4 21.22w 2.7 Guillermo González Puerto Rico PUR 15 Jan 50
5 21.26w 2.7 Samuel Monsels Netherlands NED 2 Aug 53
6 21.71w 2.7 Gaston Malam Cameroon CMR 8 Jul 52
7 22.97w 2.7 Gary Georges Haiti HAI 17 Feb 53
200 m Men Heat 5 3 September
Rank Mark Wind Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 20.79 1.2 Larry Black United States USA 20 Jul 51
2 21.08 1.2 René Metz France FRA 18 Dec 50
3 21.26 1.2 Brian Green Great Britain GBR 15 May 41
4 21.29 1.2 Omar Chokhmane Morocco MAR 15 Jun 48
5 21.81 1.2 Luiz Gonzaga da Silva Brazil BRA 15 Jul 46
6 22.18 1.2 Eston Kaonga Malawi MAW 22 Feb 48
200 m Men Heat 6 3 September
Rank Mark Wind Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 20.79 -1.4 Chuck Smith United States USA 12 Mar 49
2 20.99 -1.4 Vladimir Lovetskiy Soviet Union URS 25 Oct 51
3 21.60 -1.4 Sunil Gunawardene Sri Lanka SRI 6 Oct 49
4 21.83 -1.4 Trevor James Trinidad and Tobago TTO 19 Mar 49
5 21.87 -1.4 Zainuddin bin Abdul Wahab Malaysia MAS 14 May 48
6 22.48 -1.4 Dominic Saidu Liberia LBR 19 Mar 50
7 22.56 -1.4 Saad Khalil Al-Dosari Saudi Arabia KSA 1 Jul 48
200 m Men Heat 7 3 September
Rank Mark Wind Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 20.70 0 Jaroslav Matousek Czechoslovakia TCH 7 Apr 51
2 20.89 0 Francisco García Spain ESP 24 Jul 49
3 21.05 0 George Daniels Ghana GHA 8 Mar 50
4 21.10 0 Jimmy Sierra Colombia COL 19 Jul 49
5 21.70 0 Kevin Johnson United States USA 26 Sep 85
6 22.41 0 Ibrahim Saad Abdelgalil Sudan SUD 46
200 m Men Heat 8 3 September
Rank Mark Wind Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 20.80 0.7 Manfred Ommer West Germany FRG 13 Sep 50
2 20.93 0.7 Hans-Joachim Zenk East Germany GDR 3 Jun 52
3 21.06 0.7 James Aryee Addy Ghana GHA 9 Dec 39
4 21.53 0.7 Dan Amuke Kenya KEN 5 Nov 49
5 22.07 0.7 Nusrat Iqbal Pakistan PAK 14 Mar 50
DNF 0.7 Salem Alah-Djaba Chad CHA 5 Jan 50
200 m Men Heat 9 3 September
Rank Mark Wind Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 20.80 0.3 Larry Burton United States USA 15 Dec 51
2 21.09 0.3 Lucien Sainte-Rose France FRA 29 May 53
3 21.17 0.3 Bevan Smith New Zealand NZL 18 Jul 50
4 21.32 0.3 Philippe Clerc Switzerland SUI 24 Dec 46
5 21.81 0.3 Tukal Mokalam Philippines PHI 15 Jun 49
6 21.87 0.3 William Dralu Uganda UGA 5 Jun 47
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

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