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Athletics At The 1968 Summer Olympics %E2%80%93 Men's 200 Metres
Men's 200 metres
at the Games of the XIX Olympiad
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The medal award ceremony for the 200 metres. Tommie Smith (center) and John Carlos (right) showing the Black Power salute while silver medalist Peter Norman (left) wears an OPHR badge to show his support for the two Americans.
Medalists

The men's 200 meters event at the 1968 Summer Olympics was held in Mexico City, Mexico. The final was won by Tommie Smith in a time of 19.83, a new world record. However the race is perhaps best known for what happened during the medal ceremony - the Black Power salute of Smith and bronze medallist John Carlos. The background and repercussions of the salute carried forward into subsequent Olympics and is perhaps the single most memorable event from these Olympics.

The event started on 15 October and finished on 16 October.[1]

Results

WR Denotes athlete set World and Olympic Record
OR Denotes athlete set Olympic Record
Q Denotes athletes that advanced to following round
DNF Denotes teams that did not finish

Heats

Heat one
Rank Name Country Time Notes
1 John Carlos  United States 20:54 Q
2 Andrés Calonge  Argentina 20:81 Q
3 Mani Jegathesan  Malaysia 20:92 Q, NR
4 Livio Berruti  Italy 21:06 Q
5 Valentin Maslakov  Soviet Union 21:07 Q
6 Norman Chihota  Tanzania 21:28
7 Canagasabai Kunalan  Singapore 21:39
8 Hadley Hinds  Barbados 22:35
Heat two
Rank Name Country Time Notes
1 Tommie Smith  United States 20:37 OR
2 Charles Asati  Kenya 20:66 Q
3 Jochen Eigenherr  West Germany 20:69 Q
4 Edwin Roberts  Trinidad and Tobago 20:69 Q
5 David Ejoke  Nigeria 21:09 Q
6 Edwin Johnson  Bahamas 21:22 Q
7 Kun Min-mu  Republic of China 22:44
Heat three
Rank Name Country Time Notes
1 Larry Questad  United States 20:75 Q
2 Julius Sang  Kenya 20:90 Q
3 Edward Romanowski  Poland 20:95 Q
4 Miguel Angel González  Mexico 21:31 Q
5 Jean-Louis Ravelomanantsoa  Madagascar 21:53
6 Norris Stubbs  Bahamas 21:64
7 Morgan Gesmalla  Sudan 22:70
Heat four
Rank Name Country Time Notes
1 Mike Fray  Jamaica 20:62 Q
2 Winston Short  Trinidad and Tobago 21:00 Q
3 Hansruedi Wiedmer  Switzerland 21:06 Q
4 Bernard Nottage  Bahamas 21:31 Q
5 Philippe Housiaux  Belgium 21:41
6 Porfirio Veras  Dominican Republic 21:53
7 Juan Argüello  Nicaragua 22:80
Heat five
Rank Name Country Time Notes
1 Iván Moreno  Chile 20:93 Q
2 Jacques Carette  France 20:97 Q
3 James Addy  Ghana 21:00 Q
4 Fernando Acevedo  Peru 21:02 Q
5 Harry Jerome  Canada 21:22 Q
6 William Dralu  Uganda 21:38
7 Colin Thurton  British Honduras 22:14
Heat six
Heat seven
Rank Name Country Time Notes
1 Greg Lewis  Australia 20:71 Q
2 Ralph Banthorpe  Great Britain 20:73 Q
3 Nikolay Ivanov  Soviet Union 20:78 Q
4 Pedro Grajales  Colombia 21:07 Q
5 Gert Metz  West Germany 21:24
6 Carl Plaskett  Virgin Islands 21:29
7 Cristóbal Corrales  Honduras 23:93

Quarterfinals

Heat one
Rank Name Country Time Notes
1 John Carlos  United States 20:69 Q
2 Greg Lewis  Australia 20:81 Q
3 Dick Steane  Great Britain 20:81 Q
4 Mani Jegathesan  Malaysia 21:01 Q
5 Julius Sang  Kenya 21:04
6 Jacques Carette  France 21:15
7 Edwin Johnson  Bahamas 21:41
8 Harry Jerome  Canada 21:43
Heat two
Rank Name Country Time Notes
1 Peter Norman  Australia 20:44 Q
2 Jochen Eigenherr  West Germany 20:53 Q
3 Fernando Acevedo  Peru 20:78 Q
4 Iván Moreno  Chile 20:83 Q
5 Charles Asati  Kenya 20:84
6 Livio Berruti  Italy 21:01
7 Winston Short  Trinidad and Tobago 21:51
8 Rajalingam Gunaratnam  Malaysia 21:52
Heat three
Heat four
Rank Name Country Time Notes
1 Mike Fray  Jamaica 20:39 Q
2 Larry Questad  United States 20:54 Q
3 Roger Bambuck  France 20:63 Q
4 Ralph Banthorpe  Great Britain 20:83 Q
5 James Addy  Ghana 20:90
6 Valentin Maslakov  Soviet Union 20:96
7 Pedro Grajales  Colombia 21:05
8 Bernard Nottage  Bahamas 21:53

Semifinals

Heat one
Rank Name Country Time Notes
1 John Carlos  United States 20:12 OR
2 Peter Norman  Australia 20:22 Q
3 Mike Fray  Jamaica 20:46 Q
4 Roger Bambuck  France 20:47 Q
5 Iván Moreno  Chile 20:84
6 Dick Steane  Great Britain 20:85
7 Nikolay Ivanov  Soviet Union 20:89
8 Fernando Acevedo  Peru 20:91
Heat two

Final

Rank Name Country Time Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) Tommie Smith  United States 19:83 WR
2nd, silver medalist(s) Peter Norman  Australia 20:06 NR
3rd, bronze medalist(s) John Carlos  United States 20:10
4 Edwin Roberts  Trinidad and Tobago 20:34
5 Roger Bambuck  France 20:51
6 Larry Questad  United States 20:62
7 Mike Fray  Jamaica 20:63
8 Jochen Eigenherr  West Germany 20:66

References

  1. ^ "Athletics at the 1968 Mexico City Summer Games: Men's 200 metres". Sports Reference. Retrieved 2017. 
  2. ^ Frost, Caroline (17 October 2008). "The other man on the podium". BBC News. Retrieved . 

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