1983 World Championships In Athletics - Women's 200 Metres

These are the official results of the Women's 200 metres event at the 1983 IAAF World Championships in Helsinki, Finland. There were a total number of 44 participating athletes, with six qualifying heats and the final held on Sunday 1983-08-14.

Out of the blocks, world record holder Marita Koch in lane 6 slowly made up the stagger on Merlene Ottey in lane 7. By the time they hit the straightaway, Koch had two metres on Ottey who was about even with Florence Griffith in lane 1. Down the straightaway, Ottey steadily ate into Koch's lead while the long striding Kathy Smallwood-Cook came from behind to cruise past Griffith. Sensing the challenge from Ottey, Koch started to lean and struggle the last few steps, but realizing she had won she threw her arms up in victory.

Two years later, Koch would set the world record in the 400 metres to go along with her 200 world record. She would retire in 1987 with both records; the 400 record has never been beaten. Five years later, Griffith as Florence Griffith-Joyner would slice more than a second off her time to set the world record that lasts today. 6th place Grace Jackson would slice .9 off her time to finish second to Griffith-Joyner as the #9 performer of all time with Ottey a distant fourth in that race, still .2 faster than this race. Ottey became the (at the time) #2 performer of all time in 1990. Surpassed by Marion Jones in 1998 and Dafne Schippers in 2015, Ottey remains #4 on the all-time list after the longest career for an elite sprinter ever.

Medalists

Gold East Germany Marita Koch
East Germany (GDR)
Silver Jamaica Merlene Ottey
Jamaica (JAM)
Bronze United Kingdom Kathy Cook
Great Britain (GBR)

Records

Existing records at the start of the event.

World Record  Marita Koch (GDR) 21.71 Chemnitz, East Germany June 10, 1979
Championship Record New event

Final

RANK FINAL TIME
Med 1.png  Marita Koch (GDR) 22.13
Med 2.png  Merlene Ottey (JAM) 22.19
Med 3.png  Kathy Cook (GBR) 22.37
4.  Florence Griffith (USA) 22.46
5.  Grace Jackson (JAM) 22.63
6.  Anelia Nuneva (BUL) 22.68
7.  Angela Bailey (CAN) 22.93
8.  Ewa Kasprzyk (POL) 23.03

Semifinals

  • Held on Saturday 1983-08-13
RANK HEAT 1 TIME
1.  Florence Griffith-Joyner (USA) 22.41
2.  Kathy Cook (GBR) 22.57
3.  Anelia Nuneva (BUL) 22.62
4.  Grace Jackson (JAM) 22.76
5.  Helinä Marjamaa (FIN) 22.86
6.  Denise Robertson-Boyd (AUS) 23.26
7.  Marisa Masullo (ITA) 23.36
8.  Irina Olkhovnikova (URS) 23.38


RANK HEAT 2 TIME
1.  Marita Koch (GDR) 22.67
2.  Merlene Ottey (JAM) 22.68
3.  Angela Bailey (CAN) 22.82
4.  Ewa Kasprzyk (POL) 23.02
5.  Joan Baptiste (GBR) 23.24
6.  Nadezhda Georgieva (BUL) 23.26
7.  Randy Givens (USA) 23.34
8.  Liliane Gaschet (FRA) 23.37

Quarterfinals

  • Held on Friday 1983-08-12
RANK HEAT 1 TIME
1.  Grace Jackson (JAM) 23.06
2.  Anelia Nuneva (BUL) 23.22
3.  Denise Robertson-Boyd (AUS) 23.28
4.  Irina Olkhovnikova (URS) 23.48
5.  Dorthe A. Rasmussen (DEN) 23.61
6.  Ute Thimm (FRG) 23.68
7.  Lydia de Vega (PHI) 24.16
 Mary Mensah (GHA) DNS


RANK HEAT 2 TIME
1.  Kathy Cook (GBR) 22.78
2.  Ewa Kasprzyk (POL) 22.93
3.  Helinä Marjamaa (FIN) 23.11
4.  Nadezhda Georgieva (BUL) 23.14
5.  Marie-Christine Cazier-Ballo (FRA) 23.30
6.  ?t?pánka Sokolová (TCH) 23.75
7.  Margarita Grun (URU) 24.59
8.  Myong-Hee Mo (KOR) 24.74


RANK HEAT 3 TIME
1.  Merlene Ottey (JAM) 22.38
2.  Florence Griffith-Joyner (USA) 22.55
3.  Angela Bailey (CAN) 23.25
4.  Marisa Masullo (ITA) 23.58
5.  Sandra Whittaker (GBR) 23.58
6.  Pauline Davis-Thompson (BAH) 23.64
7.  Rufina Ubah (NGR) 24.72
 Evelyne Farrell (AHO) DNS


RANK HEAT 4 TIME
1.  Marita Koch (GDR) 23.03
2.  Joan Baptiste (GBR) 23.29
3.  Liliane Gaschet (FRA) 23.38
4.  Randy Givens (USA) 23.43
5.  Lena Moller (SWE) 23.56
6.  Yelena Vinogradova (URS) 23.60
7.  Ruperta Charles (ATG) 24.09
 Elanga Buala (PNG) DNS

Qualifying heats

  • Held on Friday 1983-08-12
RANK HEAT 1 TIME
1.  Joan Baptiste (GBR) 23.34
2.  Marita Koch (GDR) 23.59
3.  Liliane Gaschet (FRA) 23.60
4.  Lydia de Vega (PHI) 24.45
5.  Felicite Bada (BEN) 26.98
6.  Marjorie Gentle (BIZ) 27.90
7.  Annah Mathunjwa (SWZ) 29.38


RANK HEAT 2 TIME
1.  Florence Griffith-Joyner (USA) 23.05
2.  Marie-Christine Cazier-Ballo (FRA) 23.55
3.  Angela Bailey (CAN) 23.93
4.  Ruperta Charles (ATG) 24.11
5.  Koumba Kante (GUI) 27.86
6.  Rose Phillips-King (IVB) 28.50
 Amie Ndow (GAM) DQ


RANK HEAT 3 TIME
1.  Kathy Cook (GBR) 23.20
2.  Marisa Masullo (ITA) 23.37
3.  Nadezhda Georgieva (BUL) 23.53
4.  ?t?pánka Sokolová (TCH) 23.82
5.  Rufina Ubah (NGR) 24.12
6.  Margarita Grun (URU) 24.84
7.  Sandra Liburd (SKN) 26.13
8.  Cornelia Baptiste (LCA) 26.29


RANK HEAT 4 TIME
1.  Grace Jackson (JAM) 23.09
2.  Ewa Kasprzyk (POL) 23.21
3.  Anelia Nuneva (BUL) 23.31
4.  Ute Thimm (FRG) 23.56
5.  Sandra Whittaker (GBR) 23.63
6.  Myong-Hee Mo (KOR) 24.63
7.  Evelyne Farrell (AHO) 25.52
8.  Florence Gaza (SOL) 30.43


RANK HEAT 5 TIME
1.  Merlene Ottey (JAM) 23.23
2.  Irina Olkhovnikova (URS) 23.65
3.  Helinä Marjamaa (FIN) 23.82
4.  Dorthe A. Rasmussen (DEN) 23.84
5.  Lena Moller (SWE) 23.99
6.  Elanga Buala (PNG) 25.59
7.  Judith Nimpaye (BDI) 30.25


RANK HEAT 6 TIME
1.  Randy Givens (USA) 23.01
2.  Yelena Vinogradova (URS) 23.37
3.  Denise Robertson-Boyd (AUS) 23.38
4.  Pauline Davis-Thompson (BAH) 23.57
5.  Mary Mensah (GHA) 24.91
6.  Marisol Garcia (NCA) 25.92
7.  Marie-Ange Wirtz (SEY) 26.13

See also

References


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