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Athletics At The 2016 Summer Olympics %E2%80%93 Men%27s 200 Metres
Men's 200 metres
at the Games of the XXXI Olympiad
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Usain Bolt and LaShawn Merritt at finish
Venue Olympic Stadium
Dates 16 August 2016
(Preliminary round & heats)
17 August 2016
(semi-final)
18 August 2016
(final)
Competitors 79from 49 nations
Winning time 19.78 s
Medalists

The men's 200 metres event at the 2016 Summer Olympics took place between 16-18 August in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, at the Olympic Stadium.[1]

Summary

Bolt kisses the finish line after winning
Bolt doing the lightning bolt

2012 Olympic champion and 2015 World Champion Usain Bolt, is unbeaten over 200 m since 2007. Bolt had only competed once over 200 m in 2016 before the Olympics, recording a time of 19.89 seconds, fifth in the world in 2016. US team entries had the 3 world leading times in 2016 before the Olympics 400 metres specialist LaShawn Merritt, 2015 World runner-up and American champion Justin Gatlin and Ameer Webb. The Canadian team was Brendon Rodney, Aaron Brown and Andre De Grasse. Bolt's training partner Miguel Francis and Britain's Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake were the other athletes to have run under 20 seconds that season. The Jamaican team also featured 2012 Olympic runner-up Yohan Blake.[2][3]

In the semi-final round, #1 of the year. LaShawn Merritt cruised to an easy win in the first, with Christophe Lemaitre second. The second semi saw Usain Bolt run 19.78, in the last few metres Andre De Grasse rushed up to Bolt's shoulder, the two friends looking at each other and laughing as they crossed the line. Bolt's time was his fastest the year and De Grasse set a new Canadian record of 19.80 seconds. As Bud Winter the sprint coach who influenced Glen Mills, Bolt's coach, would say; "Relax and win."[4] Both the time qualifiers Adam Gemili and Ramil Guliyev both came from this fastest of the three semi final heats. #3 of the year, Ameer Webb was left behind. In the third semi, Alonso Edward and Churandy Martina qualified in 1st and 2nd place. World #2 in 2016 Justin Gatlin held the lead with 50 metres to go but started looking around did not keep up his speed sufficiently. He should have seen Alonso Edward as he pulled ahead of Gatlin and on the far outside, Churandy Martina closed fast to take the second qualifying position. Gatlin failed to reach the final. 2012 silver medallist and number #2 runner of all time, Yohan Blake finished sixth.

The final was held following a light rainstorm that affected the women's javelin throw. The track was still wet and conditions cooler. Still the stadium was electric to see lightning, the star Usain Bolt in what was expected to be his last individual race in the Olympics. Bolt was in lane 6, playing to the camera and to the crowd before the race. Lemaitre and Martina were to his outside. Bolt got a good start and quickly made up the stagger on Lemaitre then Martina barely halfway through the turn. Inside of him, DeGrasse got out well in lane 4 while Merritt lagged in 5. As the stagger began to resolve near the end of the turn, Bolt held a two-metre lead over a wall of chasers.[5] Martina held a slight edge on DeGrasse and Edward inside of him in lane 3 who were barely ahead of Merritt and Gemili, with Lemaitre slightly behind. Bolt was 9.9 at the half way mark. Down the home stretch, Bolt was working hard, his face showing the strain. Behind him, DeGrasse was starting to separate from the row of contenders. Only Guliyev was beaten. As they approached the finish Edwards and Merritt faded. Bolt had a 3-metre gap over DeGrasse, another metre and a half back, Lemaitre, Gemili, and Martina hit the finish line together. The photo finish revealed Lemaitre to be the bronze medalist, with only six thousandths of a second separating the three runners.[6]

Bolt's winning time equalled his time from the semi-final he was joking around in. DeGrasse and most of the field was more than 2 tenths of a second slower than the night before.

After the race, Bolt celebrated his last individual victory, kissing the finish line and doing the lightning bolt.

In the victory ceremony, the medals for the competition were presented by Sir Philip Craven, Great Britain, member of the International Olympic Committee and president of the International Paralympic Committee, and the gifts were presented by Adille Sumariwalla, Council Member of the IAAF.

Records

Before this competition, the existing world and Olympic records were as follows.

World record  Usain Bolt (JAM) 19.19 Berlin, Germany 20 August 2009
Olympic record  Usain Bolt (JAM) 19.30 Beijing, China 20 August 2008
Area Time (s) Wind Athlete Nation
Africa (records) 19.68 +0.4 Frank Fredericks  Namibia
Asia (records) 19.97 -0.4 Femi Ogunode  Qatar
Europe (records) 19.72[A] +1.8 Pietro Mennea  Italy
North, Central America
and Caribbean
(records)
19.19 WR -0.3 Usain Bolt  Jamaica
Oceania (records) 20.06[A] +0.9 Peter Norman  Australia
South America (records) 19.81 -0.3 Alonso Edward  Panama

The following national records were established during the competition:

Country Athlete Round Time Notes
Spain  Bruno Hortelano (ESP) Heats 20.12 s
Bahrain  Salem Eid Yaqoob (BRN) Heats 20.19 s
Liberia  Emmanuel Matadi (LBR) Heats 20.49 s
Swaziland  Sibusiso Matsenjwa (SWZ) Heats 20.63 s
Costa Rica  Nery Brenes (CRC) Semifinals 20.20 s
Canada  Andre de Grasse (CAN) Semifinals 19.80 s

Schedule

All times are Brasilia Time (UTC-3)

Date Time Round
Tuesday, 16 August 2016 11:50 Round 1
Wednesday, 17 August 2016 22:00 Semifinals
Thursday, 18 August 2016 22:30 Finals

Format

The competition featured three rounds: a round one heats stage with ten races, three semi-final races, and a single final. Each race featured eight athletes. The top two from each heat and the four fastest non-qualifiers progress to the semi-final. The top two finishers in each of the three semi-finals reach the final, alongside the two fastest non-qualifiers.

Results

Round 1

Qualification rules: First 2 in each heat (Q) and the next 4 fastest (q) advance to the Semifinals.

Heat 1

Rank Lane Name Nationality Reaction Time Notes
1 6 Alonso Edward  Panama 0.137 20.19 Q
2 2 Daniel Talbot  Great Britain 0.143 20.27 Q, PB
3 8 Lykourgos-Stefanos Tsakonas  Greece 0.161 20.31 q, SB
4 7 Femi Ogunode  Qatar 0.167 20.36
5 3 Jeremy Dodson  Samoa 0.144 20.51
6 4 Jak Ali Harvey  Turkey 0.139 20.58 SB
7 5 Mosito Lehata  Lesotho 0.162 20.65 SB
- 1 Demetrius Pinder  Bahamas N/A DQ R 162.7
Wind: +0.7 m/s

Heat 2

Rank Lane Name Nationality Reaction Result Notes
1 8 Bruno Hortelano  Spain 0.161 20.12 Q, NR
2 6 Yohan Blake  Jamaica 0.166 20.13 Q, SB
3 4 Ameer Webb  United States 0.157 20.31 q
4 3 Anaso Jobodwana  South Africa 0.175 20.53
5 7 Robin Erewa  Germany 0.197 20.61
6 2 Emmanuel Dasor  Ghana 0.164 20.65
7 5 Shavez Hart  Bahamas 0.151 20.74 SB
8 1 Bernardo Baloyes  Colombia 0.200 20.78
Wind: -0.2 m/s

Heat 3

Rank Lane Name Nationality Reaction Time Notes
1 5 Salem Eid Yaqoob  Bahrain 0.167 20.19 Q, NR
2 6 Ramil Guliyev  Turkey 0.148 20.23 Q, SB
3 2 Aaron Brown  Canada 0.127 20.23 q
4 3 Sh?ta Iizuka  Japan 0.163 20.49
5 8 Emmanuel Matadi  Liberia 0.219 20.49 NR
6 4 Sibusiso Matsenjwa  Swaziland 0.196 20.63 NR
7 7 Levi Cadogan  Barbados 0.186 21.02
8 1 Tega Odele  Nigeria 0.130 21.25
Wind: +0.3 m/s

Heat 4

Rank Lane Name Nationality Reaction Time Notes
1 3 José Carlos Herrera  Mexico 0.143 20.29 Q
2 8 Roberto Skyers  Cuba 0.149 20.44 Q
3 6 Jorge Vides  Brazil 0.176 20.50
4 4 Tlotliso Leotlela  South Africa 0.161 20.59
5 1 Eseosa Desalu  Italy 0.130 20.65
6 7 Teray Smith  Bahamas 0.175 20.66
7 2 Didier Kiki  Benin 0.152 22.27
- 5 Miguel Francis  Antigua and Barbuda N/A DNS
Wind: 0.0 m/s

Heat 5

Rank Lane Name Nationality Reaction Time Notes
1 4 Justin Gatlin  United States 0.154 20.42 Q
2 6 Matteo Galvan  Italy 0.171 20.58 Q
3 5 Ramon Gittens  Barbados 0.144 20.58
4 2 Serhiy Smelyk  Ukraine 0.182 20.66
5 7 Aleixo-Platini Menga  Germany 0.136 20.80
6 8 Kenji Fujimitsu  Japan 0.159 20.86
7 3 Yancarlos Martínez  Dominican Republic 0.132 20.97
Wind: -1.5 m/s

Heat 6

Rank Lane Name Nationality Reaction Time Notes
1 5 Nickel Ashmeade  Jamaica 0.124 20.15 Q
2 2 Adam Gemili  Great Britain 0.153 20.20 Q
3 8 Clarence Munyai  South Africa 0.148 20.66
4 4 Burkheart Ellis  Barbados 0.186 20.74
5 1 Alex Hartmann  Australia 0.169 21.02
6 7 Tatenda Tsumba  Zimbabwe 0.159 21.04
7 6 Rolando Palacios  Honduras 0.187 21.32
8 3 Theo Piniau  Papua New Guinea 0.175 22.14
Wind: +0.4 m/s

Heat 7

Rank Lane Name Nationality Reaction Time Notes
1 8 Nery Brenes  Costa Rica 0.178 20.20 Q, NR
2 3 Churandy Martina  Netherlands 0.150 20.29 Q
3 4 Brendon Rodney  Canada 0.169 20.34
4 6 Davide Manenti  Italy 0.145 20.51
5 7 Adama Jammeh  The Gambia 0.182 20.55
6 5 Harold Houston  Bermuda 0.117 20.85
7 1 Fabrice Dabla  Togo 0.156 21.63
- 2 Mike Mokamba Nyang'au  Kenya N/A DNS
Wind: +0.2 m/s

Heat 8

Rank Lane Name Nationality Reaction Time Notes
1 3 LaShawn Merritt  United States 0.162 20.15 Q
2 2 Christophe Lemaitre  France 0.171 20.28 Q
3 4 Julian Reus  Germany 0.138 20.39 SB
4 7 Reynier Mena  Cuba 0.123 20.42
5 8 Karol Zalewski  Poland 0.151 20.54
6 6 Bruno de Barros  Brazil 0.154 20.59
7 5 Ihor Bodrov  Ukraine 0.180 20.86
8 1 Carvin Nkanata  Kenya 0.213 21.43
Wind: +0.4 m/s

Heat 9

Rank Lane Name Nationality Reaction Time Notes
1 5 Usain Bolt  Jamaica 0.177 20.28 Q
2 8 Ejowvokoghene Oduduru  Nigeria 0.141 20.34 Q, PB
3 3 Solomon Bockarie  Netherlands 0.136 20.42 SB
4 7 Kyle Greaux  Trinidad and Tobago 0.147 20.61 SB
5 4 Jonathan Borlée  Belgium 0.162 20.64
6 2 Kei Takase  Japan 0.153 20.71
7 1 Ahmed Ali  Sudan 0.153 20.78
6 Jaysuma Saidy Ndure  Norway 0.150
Wind: +0.6 m/s

Heat 10

Rank Lane Name Nationality Reaction Time Notes
1 5 Andre De Grasse  Canada 0.137 20.09 Q, SB
2 1 Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake  Great Britain 0.146 20.24 Q
3 7 Rondel Sorrillo  Trinidad and Tobago 0.124 20.27 q, SB
4 8 Hua Wilfried Koffi  Ivory Coast 0.159 20.48 SB
5 6 Antoine Adams  Saint Kitts and Nevis 0.141 20.49
6 3 Stanly del Carmen  Dominican Republic 0.133 20.55
7 2 Aldemir da Silva Júnior  Brazil 0.144 20.80
8 4 Brandon Jones  Belize 0.160 21.49 SB
Wind: +1.0 m/s

Semifinals

Qualification rules: First 2 in each heat (Q) and the next 2 fastest (q) advance to the Final.

Semifinal 1

Rank Lane Name Nationality Reaction Time Notes
1 6 LaShawn Merritt  United States 0.166 19.94 Q
2 8 Christophe Lemaitre  France 0.125 20.01 Q, SB
3 7 Daniel Talbot  Great Britain 0.153 20.25 PB
4 4 Nickel Ashmeade  Jamaica 0.134 20.31
5 1 Rondel Sorrillo  Trinidad and Tobago 0.132 20.33
6 3 Nery Brenes  Costa Rica 0.165 20.33
7 2 Aaron Brown  Canada 0.173 20.37
8 5 José Carlos Herrera  Mexico 0.150 20.48
Wind: -0.4 m/s

Semifinal 2

Rank Lane Name Nationality Reaction Time Notes
1 4 Usain Bolt  Jamaica 0.156 19.78 Q, SB
2 5 Andre De Grasse  Canada 0.130 19.80 Q, NR
3 6 Adam Gemili  Great Britain 0.142 20.08 q
4 8 Ramil Guliyev  Turkey 0.157 20.09 q, SB
5 2 Ameer Webb  United States 0.192 20.43
5 3 Salem Eid Yaqoob  Bahrain 0.143 20.43
7 7 Ejowvokoghene Oduduru  Nigeria 0.147 20.59
8 1 Roberto Skyers  Cuba 0.156 20.60
Wind: -0.3 m/s

Semifinal 3

Rank Lane Name Nationality Reaction Time Notes
1 5 Alonso Edward  Panama 0.140 20.07 Q
2 8 Churandy Martina  Netherlands 0.147 20.10 Q, SB
3 2 Justin Gatlin  United States 0.137 20.13
4 4 Bruno Hortelano  Spain 0.142 20.16
5 7 Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake  Great Britain 0.196 20.25
6 6 Yohan Blake  Jamaica 0.151 20.37
7 1 Lykourgos-Stefanos Tsakonas  Greece 0.159 20.63
8 3 Matteo Galvan  Italy 0.149 20.88
Wind: -0.2 m/s

Final

Mid- straightaway, 200 metres final
Rank Lane Athlete Nation Reaction Time Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) 6 Usain Bolt  Jamaica 0.156 19.78 SB
2nd, silver medalist(s) 4 Andre De Grasse  Canada 0.141 20.02
3rd, bronze medalist(s) 7 Christophe Lemaitre  France 0.153 20.12 .116
4 2 Adam Gemili  Great Britain 0.178 20.12 .119
5 8 Churandy Martina  Netherlands 0.148 20.13 .122[7]
6 5 LaShawn Merritt  United States 0.189 20.19
7 3 Alonso Edward  Panama 0.162 20.23
8 1 Ramil Guliyev  Turkey 0.141 20.43
Wind: -0.5 m/s

References

  1. ^ "Men's 200m". Rio 2016 Organisation. Archived from the original on 20 August 2016. Retrieved 2016. 
  2. ^ Landells, Steve (2016-08-10). Preview: men's 200m - Rio 2016 Olympic Games. IAAF. Retrieved on 2016-08-14.
  3. ^ Senior outdoor 2016 200 Metres men. IAAF. Retrieved on 2016-08-14.
  4. ^ http://www.locomotivation.co.nz/steves-blog/archives/08-2015
  5. ^ "Rio Olympics 2016: Usain Bolt wins 200m gold, his eighth Olympic gold". BBC Sport. 19 August 2016. Retrieved 2016. 
  6. ^ "Usain Bolt's dominant victory in Rio 200m final makes it eight Olympic gold". Guardian. 19 August 2016. Retrieved 2016. 
  7. ^ "Christophe Lemaitre and Adam Gemili in photo finish for bronze medal in Rio Olympics' 200m". 

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