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1984 Olympic Games Los Angeles - Men's 200 m

 

 

Host City: Los Angeles, United States Format: Top four in each heat advanced to the final.
Date Started: August 6, 1984 Format: Top four in each heat advanced to the semi-finals.
Date Finished: August 8, 1984 Format: Top three in each heat and next two fastest advanced to the quarter-finals.
(Competitors: 76; Countries: 58; Finalists: 8)  
    Venue(s): Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, California
Overview by IAAF    1984_olympic_stadium.jpg
Lewis and Baptiste were clearly the class of the field, each handily winning their semi-finals, in 20.27 and 20.29 respectively. Mennea easily qualified for his fourth Olympic final, a record for the event, but Quarrie placed seventh (20.77) in the second semi-final, 16 years after first being selected to run in the Olympics. Baptiste reacted quickest in the final (0.153 to Lewis’s 0.177), but the 100m winner ran a superb curve, passing 100m in 10.22, some 2m ahead of Baptiste, with Jefferson and da Silva just behind. Baptiste closed slightly on the leader, but not enough to seriously dent Lewis’s advantage. The time of 19.80 beat Smith’s 16 year-old Olympic record, and was superb, particularly in view of the headwind.
       
Summary by Sports-reference.com      
The Soviet-led boycott had no effect on this race, as no Eastern Europeans were challengers in the 200. Carl Lewis was the story of the 1984 Olympics as he was attempting to emulate Jesse Owens' feat of 1936 in winning the 100, 200, long jump, and 4×100 relay. By the day of the 200 final, he had already won gold in the 100 and long jump. His biggest opponents in the 200 were felt to be his teammates Kirk Baptiste and Thomas Jefferson. Italys' Pietro Mennea, 1980 gold medalist was also back, in his fourth straight Olympic 200 final, but was not expected to be a threat to Lewis. Lewis opened up a lead on the curve, had two metres as he entered the straight, and appeared to win as he pleased. His time was 19.80, run into a headwind of 0.9 m/s, and writing in Track & Field News, Bob Hersh noted that it was the best 200 ever run. Lewis would return three days later to win his fourth gold medal. Baptiste also ran a superb race, finishing second in 19.96 against the wind, but could not catch Lewis. Jefferson completed the US sweep, with Mennea in seventh.
 

Records

These were the standing world and Olympic records (in seconds) prior to the 1984 Summer Olympics.

World Record 19.72 Italy Pietro Mennea Mexico City (MEX) September 12, 1979
Olympic Record 19.83 United States Tommie Smith Mexico City (MEX) October 16, 1968

In the final Carl Lewis set a new Olympic record with 19.80 seconds.

 
        Results        
 
200 m Men     Final 8 August      
                 
Rank Mark Wind   Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 19.80 -0,9   Carl Lewis United States USA 1 Jul 61  
2 19.96 -0,9   Kirk Baptiste United States USA 20 Jun 63  
3 20.26 -0,9   Thomas Jefferson United States USA 8 Jun 62  
4 20.30 -0,9   João Eugênio da Silva Brazil BRA 22 Aug 63  
5 20.51 -0,9   Ralf Lübke West Germany FRG 17 Jun 65  
6 20.55 -0,9   Jean-Jacques Boussemart France FRA 11 Apr 63  
7 20.55 -0,9   Pietro Mennea Italy ITA 28 Jun 52  
8 20.85 -0,9   Ade Mafe Great Britain GBR 12 Nov 66  
200 m Men     Semifinal 1 8 August      
                 
Rank Mark Wind   Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 20.29 -2,2   Kirk Baptiste United States USA 20 Jun 63  
2 20.40 -2,2   Thomas Jefferson United States USA 8 Jun 62  
3 20.47 -2,2   Pietro Mennea Italy ITA 28 Jun 52  
4 20.55 -2,2   Jean-Jacques Boussemart France FRA 11 Apr 63  
5 20.77 -2,2   Atlee Mahorn Canada CAN 27 Oct 65  
6 20.80 -2,2   Robson Caetano da Silva Brazil BRA 4 Sep 64  
7 21.17 -2,2   Auguston Young Jamaica JAM 19 Sep 61  
8 21.22 -2,2   Luis Morales Puerto Rico PUR 4 Mar 64  
200 m Men     Semifinal 2 8 August      
                 
Rank Mark Wind   Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 20.27 0,7   Carl Lewis United States USA 1 Jul 61  
2 20.61 0,7   João Eugênio da Silva Brazil BRA 22 Aug 63  
3 20.63 0,7   Ade Mafe Great Britain GBR 12 Nov 66  
4 20.67 0,7   Ralf Lübke West Germany FRG 17 Jun 65  
5 20.70 0,7   Desai Williams Canada CAN 12 Jun 59  
6 20.72 0,7   Stefano Tilli Italy ITA 22 Aug 62  
7 20.77 0,7   Don Quarrie Jamaica JAM 25 Feb 51  
8 20.92 0,7   Carlo Simionato Italy ITA 7 Jan 61  
200 m Men     Heat 1 6 August      
                 
Rank Mark Wind   Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 20.48 -0,5   Carl Lewis United States USA 1 Jul 61  
2 20.64 -0,5   Stefano Tilli Italy ITA 22 Aug 62  
3 20.69 -0,5   Atlee Mahorn Canada CAN 27 Oct 65  
4 20.82 -0,5   Luis Morales Puerto Rico PUR 4 Mar 64  
5 20.93 -0,5   Mohamed Yudi Purnomo Indonesia INA 23 Aug 61 NR
6 20.95 -0,5   Patrick Barré France FRA 12 Apr 59  
7 21.10 -0,5   Dudley Parker Bahamas BAH 5 Jun 62  
8 21.35 -0,5   Ali Bakhta Algeria ALG 13 Aug 61  
200 m Men     Heat 2 6 August      
                 
Rank Mark Wind   Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 20.40w 2,2   Desai Williams Canada CAN 12 Jun 59  
2 20.50w 2,2   Pietro Mennea Italy ITA 28 Jun 52  
3 20.55w 2,2   Ade Mafe Great Britain GBR 12 Nov 66  
4 20.61w 2,2   João Eugênio da Silva Brazil BRA 22 Aug 63  
5 20.95w 2,2   Jürgen Evers West Germany FRG 29 Apr 65  
6 21.14w 2,2   Jang Jae-Keun South Korea KOR 2 Jan 62  
7 21.46w 2,2   John Mayers Barbados BAR 17 Sep 56  
  DNF 2,2   Leroy Reid Jamaica JAM 3 Aug 63  
200 m Men     Heat 3 6 August      
                 
Rank Mark Wind   Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 20.47 -0,1   Thomas Jefferson United States USA 8 Jun 62  
2 20.54 -0,1   Jean-Jacques Boussemart France FRA 11 Apr 63  
3 20.57 -0,1   Don Quarrie Jamaica JAM 25 Feb 51  
4 20.88 -0,1   Robson Caetano da Silva Brazil BRA 4 Sep 64  
5 21.45 -0,1   Julien Thode Netherlands Antilles AHO 11 Sep 64  
6 21.46 -0,1   Tony Sharpe Canada CAN 28 Jun 61  
7 21.55 -0,1   John Goville Uganda UGA 5 Jan 62  
  DNS -0,1   Fred Martin Australia AUS 4 Oct 66  
200 m Men     Heat 4 6 August      
                 
Rank Mark Wind   Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 20.48 -0,3   Kirk Baptiste United States USA 20 Jun 63  
2 20.57 -0,3   Ralf Lübke West Germany FRG 17 Jun 65  
3 20.75 -0,3   Auguston Young Jamaica JAM 19 Sep 61  
4 20.86 -0,3   Carlo Simionato Italy ITA 7 Jan 61  
5 21.09 -0,3   Peter van Miltenburg Australia AUS 16 Aug 57  
6 21.14 -0,3   Buster Watson Great Britain GBR 19 Nov 57  
7 21.44 -0,3   Jalal Al-Abdallah Qatar QAT 64  
  DNS -0,3   Neville Hodge United States Virgin Islands ISV 8 Dec 55  
200 m Men     Heat 1 6 August      
                 
Rank Mark Wind   Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 20.70 0,3   Pietro Mennea Italy ITA 28 Jun 52  
2 21.06 0,3   Peter van Miltenburg Australia AUS 16 Aug 57  
3 21.08 0,3   Robson Caetano da Silva Brazil BRA 4 Sep 64  
4 21.39 0,3   Kablan Degnan Cote d'Ivoire CIV 23 Apr 53  
5 21.52 0,3   Earl Haley Guyana GUY 19 May 59  
6 22.16 0,3   Inoke Ducia Bainimoli Fiji FIJ 18 Sep 58  
7 22.59 0,3   Saidur Rahman Dawn Bahamas BAN 18 Jan 63  
  DNF 0,3   Emmanuel Bitanga Cameroon CMR 6 Dec 89  
200 m Men     Heat 2 6 August      
                 
Rank Mark Wind   Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 20.62 0,6   Leroy Reid Jamaica JAM 3 Aug 63  
2 20.88 0,6   Ralf Lübke West Germany FRG 17 Jun 65  
3 21.26 0,6   Buster Watson Great Britain GBR 19 Nov 57  
4 21.48 0,6   Yu Zhuanghui China CHN 12 Apr 62  
5 21.88 0,6   Mohamed Nordin Jadi Malaysia MAS 12 May 62  
6 21.88 0,6   Greg Simons Bermuda BER 6 Feb 58  
7 22.55 0,6   James Idun Ghana GHA 23 Apr 63  
8 22.75 0,6   Glen Abrahams Costa Rica CRC 5 Mar 62  
200 m Men     Heat 3 6 August      
                 
Rank Mark Wind   Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 21.06 -0,2   Carlo Simionato Italy ITA 7 Jan 61  
2 21.12 -0,2   Dudley Parker Bahamas BAH 5 Jun 62  
3 21.12 -0,2   Jürgen Evers West Germany FRG 29 Apr 65  
4 21.50 -0,2   Florencio Aguilar Panama PAN 31 Jul 59  
5 21.56 -0,2   Oumar Fye Gambia GAM 13 Sep 60  
6 22.04 -0,2   Muhammed Mansha Pakistan PAK 9 Jun 62  
7 22.20 -0,2   Christian Nenepath Indonesia INA 24 Apr 61  
8 22.76 -0,2   Clifford Mamba Swaziland SWZ 5 May 63  
200 m Men     Heat 4 6 August      
                 
Rank Mark Wind   Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 20.63 1,4   Thomas Jefferson United States USA 8 Jun 62  
2 20.70 1,4   Desai Williams Canada CAN 12 Jun 59  
3 20.70 1,4   João Eugênio da Silva Brazil BRA 22 Aug 63  
4 21.10 1,4   Jalal Al-Abdallah Qatar QAT 64  
5 21.20 1,4   Paul Narracott Australia AUS 8 Oct 59  
6 21.93 1,4   Lawrence Miller Antigua and Barbuda ANT 23 Jul 63  
7 22.14 1,4   Markus Büchel Liechtenstein LIE 25 Apr 61  
8 22.94 1,4   Augustus Moulton Liberia LBR 25 Dec 59  
200 m Men     Heat 5 6 August      
                 
Rank Mark Wind   Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 20.88 0,9   Patrick Barré France FRA 12 Apr 59  
2 20.98 0,9   Fred Martin Australia AUS 4 Oct 66  
3 21.14 0,9   Auguston Young Jamaica JAM 19 Sep 61  
4 21.35 0,9   Alfred Nyambane Kenya KEN 15 Jun 56  
5 21.37 0,9   Hiroki Fuwa Japan JPN 9 Jul 66  
6 21.58 0,9   Henry Ngolwe Zambia ZAM 21 Nov 61  
7 21.64 0,9   Antoine Kiakouama Congo CGO 13 Sep 48  
8 22.46 0,9   Odiya Silweya Malawi MAW 59  
200 m Men     Heat 6 6 August      
                 
Rank Mark Wind   Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 20.84 0,8   Don Quarrie Jamaica JAM 25 Feb 51  
2 21.24 0,8   Ade Mafe Great Britain GBR 12 Nov 66  
3 21.31 0,8   Tony Sharpe Canada CAN 28 Jun 61  
4 21.53 0,8   Sumet Promna Thailand THA 9 Jan 56  
5 22.28 0,8   Lindel Hodge British Virgin Islands IVB 5 Apr 59  
6 22.83 0,8   Mohamed Al-Hashimi Oman OMA 1 May 65  
7 22.90 0,8   Aldo Salandra El Salvador ESA 3 Jun 58  
8 22.91 0,8   Jean-Yves Mallat Lebanon LIB 31 Aug 62  
200 m Men     Heat 7 6 August      
                 
Rank Mark Wind   Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 21.02 0,6   Carl Lewis United States USA 1 Jul 61  
2 21.42 0,6   Atlee Mahorn Canada CAN 27 Oct 65  
3 21.62 0,6   Julien Thode Netherlands Antilles AHO 11 Sep 64  
4 21.71 0,6   Manuel Ramírez Colombia COL 7 Dec 57  
5 21.87 0,6   Henriqué Ferreira Mozambique MOZ 16 Nov 60  
6 22.03 0,6   Luís Barroso Portugal POR 27 Jan 66  
7 22.75 0,6   Chris Madzokere Zimbabwe ZIM 13 Jul 54  
200 m Men     Heat 8 6 August      
                 
Rank Mark Wind   Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 20.63 0,4   Kirk Baptiste United States USA 20 Jun 63  
2 21.05 0,4   Luis Morales Puerto Rico PUR 4 Mar 64  
3 21.12 0,4   Neville Hodge United States Virgin Islands ISV 8 Dec 55  
4 21.15 0,4   Ali Bakhta Algeria ALG 13 Aug 61  
5 21.24 0,4   Arnaldo Oliveira Silva Brazil BRA 26 Mar 64  
6 21.97 0,4   Lapule Tamean Papua New Guinea PNG 9 Aug 62  
7 22.14 0,4   Gustavo Envela Equatorial Guinea GEQ 26 Jan 68  
8 22.19 0,4   Emilio Samayoa Guatemala GUA 22 Jul 64  
200 m Men     Heat 9 6 August      
                 
Rank Mark Wind   Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 20.72 1,5   Stefano Tilli Italy ITA 22 Aug 62  
2 20.82 1,5   Jean-Jacques Boussemart France FRA 11 Apr 63  
3 21.01 1,5   Mohamed Yudi Purnomo Indonesia INA 23 Aug 61  
4 21.29 1,5   David Sawyer Sierra Leone SLE 6 May 61  
5 21.54 1,5   Ivan Benjamin Sierra Leone SLE 25 Feb 62  
6 21.72 1,5   Moussa Savadogo Mali MLI 8 Apr 59  
7 21.87 1,5   Denis Rose Seychelles SEY 26 Oct 59  
200 m Men     Heat 10 6 August      
                 
Rank Mark Wind   Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 21.32 0,4   Jang Jae-Keun South Korea KOR 2 Jan 62  
2 21.59 0,4   John Goville Uganda UGA 5 Jan 62  
3 21.70 0,4   John Mayers Barbados BAR 17 Sep 56  
4 21.72 0,4   Nelson Erazo Puerto Rico PUR 29 Jul 59  
5 21.72 0,4   Daniel Flowers Belize BIZ 28 Oct 60  
6 22.16 0,4   Daniel Andre Mauritius MRI 12 Sep 65  
  DNF 0,4   Allan Wells Great Britain GBR 3 May 52  
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

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