Athletics At the 1984 Summer Olympics - Women's 200 Metres
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Athletics At the 1984 Summer Olympics - Women's 200 Metres

These are the official results of the Women's 200m metres event at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, California. The final was held on August 9, 1984.[1]

Coming into the final, future world record holder Florence Griffith had the fastest times in both the heats and semi final rounds. The winner of the other semi final, one one hundredth behind was Valerie Brisco-Hooks, who had already won the 400 metres title. Brisco-Hooks, coming back after a 40 pounds (18 kg) weight gain during her pregnancy two years earlier, was not touted as a potential multi gold medalist, unlike her American teammate Carl Lewis whose performance was virtually expected. She did not accomplish the 200/400 double at the Olympic Trials.

In the final, Florence Griffith, running in lane four, the middle of the track, took the early lead through the turn. Griffith easily made up the stagger on her American teammate Randy Givens to her outside just after completing half the turn. In lane 2, Merlene Ottey-Page was the closest challenger, gaining on Kathy Cook between her and Griffith. Out in lane 7, Brisco-Hooks caught Grace Jackson to her outside shortly after Griffith had passed Givens. At the end of the turn, Griffith had a slight advantage on Ottey-Page, a metre up on Brisco-Hooks who was just slightly ahead of Cook. All the way down the home straight Griffith held her advantage over Ottey-Page, but Brisco-Hooks was in a different gear. Halfway down the straight, Brisco-Hooks had already caught the pair and was pulling away to an easy 3 metre victory. In the last 40 metres, Cook closed ground rapidly, diving for the line and just missing the bronze medal from Ottey-Page, while Griffith was less than a half a metre ahead. Jackson came from dead last at the end of the turn to finish a metre behind Ottey-Page and Cook.

Brisco-Hoocks accomplished the first 200-400 double in the Olympics. This was the second step of three gold medals in the single games won by Brisco-Hooks. To this point in history only Fanny Blankers-Koen with 4 in 1948, and Betty Cuthbert in 1956 were the only women to have achieved this in Athletics. Four years alter, Griffith under her new married name Florence Griffith-Joyner, would also achieve three golds along with the silver medal in the 4x400 relay. This was the third medal out of what would become nine career Olympic medals for Ottey. That too is the most for a woman in Athletics, equaled in 2016 by Allyson Felix, who was coached in part by Brisco-Hooks and Griffith's coach, future brother-in-law, Bob Kersee.

Medalists

Abbreviations

Q automatic qualification
q qualification by rank
DNS did not start
NM no mark
OR olympic record
WR world record
AR area record
NR national record
PB personal best
SB season best

Results

Heats

Qualification rule: First 5 in each heat (Q) and the next 2 fastest (q) advance to the quarterfinals.

Wind:
Heat 1: -2.0 m/s, Heat 2: -0.4 m/s, Heat 3: -1.5 m/s, Heat 4: +0.9 m/s, Heat 5: +2.3 m/s, Heat 6: -0.7 m/s

Rank Heat Name Nationality Time Notes
1 1 Florence Griffith  United States 22.56 Q
2 2 Grace Jackson  Jamaica 22.70 Q
3 5 Randy Givens  United States 22.88 Q
4 4 Merlene Ottey-Page  Jamaica 22.90 Q
5 3 Valerie Brisco-Hooks  United States 23.10 Q
6 5 Rose-Aimée Bacoul  France 23.11 Q
7 5 Sandra Whittaker  Great Britain 23.22 Q
8 4 Marisa Masullo  Italy 23.30 Q
9 1 Joan Baptiste  Great Britain 23.31 Q
10 4 Liliane Gaschet  France 23.32 Q
11 2 Pauline Davis  Bahamas 23.37 Q
12 2 Heidi-Elke Gaugel  West Germany 23.37 Q
13 4 Angela Williams  Trinidad and Tobago 23.38 Q
14 5 Ruth Waithera  Kenya 23.42 Q
15 1 Raymonde Naigre  France 23.50 Q
16 3 Els Vader  Netherlands 23.65 Q
17 6 Kathy Cook  Great Britain 23.71 Q
18 5 Janet Burke  Jamaica 23.75 Q
19 6 Helinae Marjamaa  Finland 24.10 Q
20 6 Michaela Schabinger  West Germany 24.12 Q
21 1 Angela Bailey  Canada 24.15 Q
22 1 Semra Aksu  Turkey 24.27 Q
23 2 Ruth Enang Mesode  Cameroon 24.39 Q
24 3 Teresa Rioné  Spain 24.48 Q
25 2 Nzaeli Kyomo  Tanzania 24.68 Q
26 6 Divina Estrela  Dominican Republic 24.72 Q
27 6 Elanga Buala  Papua New Guinea 24.82 Q
28 3 Mo Myeong-hui  South Korea 24.86 Q
29 4 Christa Schumann  Guatemala 24.91 Q
30 6 Françoise Mpika  Congo 25.05 q
31 4 Emma Tahapari  Indonesia 25.07 q
32 1 Lydia de Vega  Philippines 25.10
33 5 Binta Jambane  Mozambique 25.14
34 3 Amie N'Dow  The Gambia 25.41 Q
35 2 Soraima Martha  Netherlands Antilles 25.56
36 2 Marie-Ange Wirtz  Seychelles 25.88
37 1 Miriama Tuisorisori  Fiji 26.82
38 1 Eugenia Osh-Williams  Sierra Leone DNS
38 2 Marita Payne  Canada DNS
38 3 Gillian Forde  Trinidad and Tobago DNS
38 3 Angella Taylor  Canada DNS
38 4 Mercy Addy  Ghana DNS
38 5 Grace-Ann Dinkins  Liberia DNS
38 5 Felicia Candelario  Dominican Republic DNS
38 6 Debbie Wells  Australia DNS

Quarterfinals

  • Held on 1984-08-08
RANK HEAT 1 TIME
1.  Rose-Aimée Bacoul (FRA) 22.57
2.  Valerie Brisco-Hooks (USA) 22.78
3.  Angela Bailey (CAN) 22.97
4.  Pauline Davis (BAH) 22.97
5.  Sandra Whittaker (GBR) 22.98
6.  Janet Burke (JAM) 23.56
7.  Françoise Mpika (CGO) 24.97
-  Angela Williams (TRI) DNS


RANK HEAT 2 TIME
1.  Merlene Ottey (JAM) 22.53
2.  Liliane Gaschet (FRA) 22.87
3.  Kathy Cook (GBR) 23.02
4.  Marisa Masullo (ITA) 23.19
5.  Michaela Schabinger (FRG) 23.84
6.  Mo Myung-hee (KOR) 24.70
7.  Christa Schumann (GUA) 24.90
8.  Nzaeli Kyomo (TAN) 25.11


RANK HEAT 3 TIME
1.  Grace Jackson (JAM) 22.52
2.  Randy Givens (USA) 22.81
3.  Els Vader (NED) 23.31
4.  Ruth Waithera (KEN) 23.37
5.  Raymonde Naigre (FRA) 23.54
6.  Teresa Rioné (ESP) 23.78
7.  Elanga Buala (PNG) 24.87
8.  Arnie Ndow (GAM) 25.24


RANK HEAT 4 TIME
1.  Florence Griffith (USA) 22.33
2.  Joan Baptiste (GBR) 23.11
3.  Heidi-Elke Gaugel (FRG) 23.19
4.  Helinae Marjamaa (FIN) 23.51
5.  Semra Aksu (TUR) 24.03
6.  Ruth Enang Mesode (CMR) 24.25
7.  Divina Estrella (DOM) 24.98
-  Emma Tahapari (INA) DNS

Semifinals

  • Held on 1984-08-09
RANK HEAT 1 TIME
1.  Florence Griffith (USA) 22.27
2.  Merlene Ottey-Page (JAM) 22.57
3.  Randy Givens (USA) 22.69
4.  Liliane Gaschet (FRA) 22.73
5.  Joan Baptiste (GBR) 22.86
6.  Helinae Marjamaa (FIN) 23.12
7.  Els Vader (NED) 23.43
8.  Ruth Waithera (KEN) 23.45


RANK HEAT 2 TIME
1.  Valerie Brisco-Hooks (USA) 22.28
2.  Grace Jackson (JAM) 22.32
3.  Kathy Cook (GBR) 22.38
4.  Rose-Aimée Bacoul (FRA) 22.53
5.  Angela Bailey (CAN) 22.75
6.  Marisa Masullo (ITA) 22.88
7.  Heidi-Elke Gaugel (FRG) 23.02
7.  Pauline Davis (BAH) 23.02

Final

RANK FINAL TIME
Med 1.png  Valerie Brisco-Hooks (USA) 21.81 (OR)
Med 2.png  Florence Griffith (USA) 22.04
Med 3.png  Merlene Ottey-Page (JAM) 22.09
4.  Kathy Cook (GBR) 22.10
5.  Grace Jackson (JAM) 22.20
6.  Randy Givens (USA) 22.36
7.  Rose-Aimée Bacoul (FRA) 22.78
8.  Liliane Gaschet (FRA) 22.86

See also

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