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1987 World Championships in Athletics Rome, Italy

1987 2nd IAAF World Championships - Rome - Men's 200m

 

 

Host City: Rome, Italy Format: First round (First 4 & 8 fastest to semi-finals) (Sep 1)
Dates: August 28 – September 6, 1987 Format: Second round (First 3 & 4 fastest to semi-finals) (Sep 1)
Nations participating: 159 Format: Semi-finals (First 4 to final) (Sep 3)
Athletes participating: 1451
    Main venue: Stadio Olimpico
Overview by IAAF   stadio olimpico rome 
A thrilling final in which three men finished in a line with another three less than one metre back. Former 400 star Krylov ran the best bend but in the middle of the finishing straight, 20 year-old Regis (lane 2) went to the front along with Quenéhervé (lane 6). In lane 8, defending champion Smith looked as if he would not even get a medal, lying fifth at 150m. But he finished the quickest, whereas Regis not only dipped too soon at the line but also looked over to his right. Regis, Quenéhervé and Smith all took turns in thinking they had won after the finish. It was then confirmed that Smith had retained his title despite sharing the same time as the Frenchman. Regis was third, just two hundredths behind the leading pair. “The time differences that decided the final placements were infinitesimal,” stated the IAF’s Scientific Report of the championships. “The time analysis of the final shows that the fast finish (the last 50m section) was decisive. Smith would not have had such a tough time contesting the first place with Quenéhervé if he had clocked a better time in the first 100m section, which was fully within his potential.” In fact, the American was not able to run a faster bend because of a groin injury picked up in the semi-final.
 These are the official results of the Men's 200 metres event at the 1987 IAAF World Championships in Rome, Italy. There were a total number of 47 participating athletes, with six qualifying heats and the final held on Thursday 1987-09-03.

Records

Existing records at the start of the event.

World Record  Pietro Mennea (ITA) 19.72 Mexico City, Mexico September 12, 1972
Championship Record  Calvin Smith (USA) 20.14 Helsinki, Finland August 14, 1983
  200m 3 September -0.4
  Final
1 Calvin Smith USA 8 Jan 61 20.16  
2 Gilles Quénéhervé FRA 17 May 66 20.16 NR
3 John Regis GBR 13 Oct 66 20.18  
4 Robson Caetano da Silva BRA 4 Sep 64 20.22  
5 Vladimir Krylov URS 26 Feb 64 20.23 NR
6 Floyd Heard USA 24 Mar 66 20.25  
7 Pierfrancesco Pavoni ITA 21 Feb 63 20.45  
8 Atlee Mahorn CAN 27 Oct 65 20.78  
  Semifinals 3 September
  Heat 1 0.5
1 John Regis GBR 20,54  
2 Calvin Smith USA 20,54  
3 Atlee Mahorn CAN 20,69  
4 Pierfrancesco Pavoni ITA 20,78  
5 Wallace Spearmon USA 20,87  
6 Andreas Berger AUT 20,99  
7 Istvan Nagy HUN 21,22  
8 Andrey Fedoriv URS 21,28  
  Heat 2 1.2
1 Gilles Queneherve FRA 20,31  
2 Floyd Heard USA 20,31  
3 Vladimir Krylov URS 20,34  
4 Robson Caetano Da Silva BRA 20,38  
5 Attila Kovacs HUN 20,47  
6 Clive Wright JAM 20,50  
7 Stefano Tilli ITA 20,86  
8 Simon Kipkemboi KEN 20,90  
  Quarterfinals 1 September
  Heat 1 -1.5
1 Floyd Heard USA 20,56  
2 Vladimir Krylov URS 20,79  
3 Istvan Nagy HUN 21,11  
4 Daniel Sangouma FRA 21,11  
5 Peter Klein FRG 21,12  
6 Sergio Querol CUB 21,37  
7 Achmed De Kom NED 21,39  
8 Neville Hodge ISV 21,68  
  Heat 2 -1.3
1 Calvin Smith USA 20,38  
2 Atlee Mahorn CAN 20,64  
3 Simon Kipkemboi KEN 20,88  
4 Stefano Tilli ITA 20,89  
5 Christian Haas FRG 20,94  
6 Luis Barroso POR 21,20  
7 Bruno Marie-Rose FRA 26,25  
- Nelson Boateng GHA DNS  
  Heat 3 0.4
1 Gilles Queneherve FRA 20,48  
2 Wallace Spearmon USA 20,55  
3 John Regis GBR 20,60  
4 Andreas Berger AUT 20,86  
5 Andrey Fedoriv URS 20,87  
6 Volker Westhagemann FRG 20,98  
7 Arnaldo Oliveira Silva BRA 21,15  
8 Robert Stone AUS 21,23  
  Heat 4 0.8
1 Robson Caetano Da Silva BRA 20,48  
2 Attila Kovacs HUN 20,61  
3 Pierfrancesco Pavoni ITA 20,65  
4 Clive Wright JAM 20,67  
5 Besik Gotsiridze URS 20,90  
6 Jindrich Roun TCH 21,12  
7 Mustapha Kamel Selmi ALG 21,26  
8 Harouna Pale BKF 21,46  
  Heats 1 September
  Heat 1 0.5
1 Floyd Heard USA 20,37  
2 Vladimir Krylov URS 20,77  
3 Peter Klein FRG 20,89  
4 Mustapha Kamel Selmi ALG 21,14  
5 Nelson Boateng GHA 21,19  
6 Harouna Pale BKF 21,26  
7 Dazel Jules TRI 21,53
- Linford Christie GBR DNS
  Heat 2 -0.9
1 Attila Kovacs HUN 20,77  
2 Bruno Marie-Rose FRA 20,82  
3 Besik Gotsiridze URS 20,89  
4 Sergio Querol CUB 20,94  
5 Stefano Tilli ITA 21,01  
6 Feng Li CHN 21,47  
7 Felix Sandy SLE 21,67  
8 Yaya Seyba MLI 21,93  
  Heat 3 -0.1
1 Gilles Queneherve FRA 20,59  
2 Clive Wright JAM 20,88  
3 Achmed De Kom NED 21,11  
4 Volker Westhagemann FRG 21,15  
5 Neville Hodge ISV 21,33  
6 Haron Mundir SIN 21,51  
7 John Dinan AUS 21,62  
8 Mark Sherwin CKI 23,41
  Heat 4 0.7
1 Robson Caetano Da Silva BRA 20,56  
2 Atlee Mahorn CAN 20,62  
3 Andreas Berger AUT 20,82  
4 Andrey Fedoriv URS 20,93  
5 Istvan Nagy HUN 21,06  
6 Luis Barroso POR 21,15  
7 Wing-Kwong Leung HKG 21,48  
8 Sahim Saleh Mehdy YEM 23,07  
  Heat 5 -0.8
1 Calvin Smith USA 20,62  
2 Daniel Sangouma FRA 20,80  
3 Simon Kipkemboi KEN 20,84  
4 Christian Haas FRG 20,96  
5 Jindrich Roun TCH 21,04  
6 Ian Morris TRI 21,36  
7 Takale Tuna PNG 22,06  
8 Suli Peauope TON 22,45
  Heat 6 0.3
1 John Regis GBR 20,76  
2 Pierfrancesco Pavoni ITA 20,80  
3 Wallace Spearmon USA 20,82  
4 Arnaldo Oliveira Silva BRA 21,03  
5 Robert Stone AUS 21,23  
6 Alvin Daniel TRI 21,37  
7 Secundino Boratoba GEQ 23,66  
 Startlist

Heat 1 01 SEP 1987

Order / LaneATHLETECOUNTRYPBSB 1987
  Nelson Boateng GHA GHA    
  Linford Christie GBR GBR    
  Floyd Heard USA USA 19.95 19.95
  Dazel Jules TTO TTO 21.57i 21.57i
  Peter Klein FRG FRG    
  Vladimir Krylov URS URS 20.53i 20.53i
  Harouna Palé BUR BUR 20.93 21.95i
  Mustapha Kamel Selmi ALG ALG 20.91 20.91

Heat 2 01 SEP 1987

Order / LaneATHLETECOUNTRYPBSB 1987
  Besik Gotsiridze URS URS 20.59 20.59
  Attila Kovács HUN HUN 20.11 20.11
  Feng Li CHN CHN    
  Bruno Marie-Rose FRA FRA 20.36i 20.36i
  Sergio Querol CUB CUB    
  Felix Sandy SLE SLE    
  Yaya Seyba MLI MLI    
  Stefano Tilli ITA ITA 20.40  

Heat 3 01 SEP 1987

Order / LaneATHLETECOUNTRYPBSB 1987
  Achmed De Kom NED NED    
  John Dinan AUS AUS 20.19  
  Neville Hodge ISV ISV 21.38 21.83i
  Haron Mundir SGP SGP 21.14 21.14
  Gilles Quénéhervé FRA FRA 20.97i 20.97i
  Mark Sherwin COK COK    
  Volker Westhagemann FRG FRG    
  Clive Wright JAM JAM 21.61i 21.61i

Heat 4 01 SEP 1987

Order / LaneATHLETECOUNTRYPBSB 1987
  Luís Barroso POR POR 20.89  
  Andreas Berger AUT AUT 20.52 20.52
  Robson da Silva BRA BRA 20.20 20.20
  Andrey Fedoriv URS URS    
  Wing-Kwong Leung HKG HKG    
  Atlee Mahorn CAN CAN 21.13  
  Sahim Saleh Mehdy YEM YEM    
  István Nagy HUN HUN 20.84i  

Heat 5 01 SEP 1987

Order / LaneATHLETECOUNTRYPBSB 1987
  Christian Haas FRG FRG    
  Simon Kipkemboi KEN KEN    
  Ian Morris TTO TTO    
  Suli Peauope TGA TGA    
  Jindrich Roun TCH TCH 20.80 20.80
  Daniel Sangouma FRA FRA 21.20i  
  Calvin Smith USA USA 19.99  
  Takale Tuna PNG PNG    

Heat 6 01 SEP 1987

Order / LaneATHLETECOUNTRYPBSB 1987
  Secundino Boratoba GEQ GEQ    
  Alvin Daniel TTO TTO    
  Pierfrancesco Pavoni ITA ITA 20.38 20.38
  John Regis GBR GBR    
  Arnaldo Silva BRA BRA    
  Wallace Spearmon USA USA 20.27 20.27
  Robert Stone AUS AUS
 
 
 

 

 

 

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