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1976 Olympic Games Montreal - Women's 200 m

 

 

Host City: Montréal, Canada Format: Top four in each heat advanced to the final.
Date Started: July 26, 1976 Format: Top four in each heat advanced to the semi-finals.
Date Finished: July 28, 1976 Format: Top five in each heat and next two fastest advanced to the quarter-finals.
(Competitors: 36; Countries: 21; Finalists: 8)  
    Venue(s): Olympic Stadium, Olympic Park, Montréal, Québec
Overview by IAAF   1976_olympic_stadium.jpg 
Stecher was again favourite to win from Boyle, but the Australian was disqualified for two false starts in her semi-final, which she blamed on faulty electronic starting equipment and too harsh a starter. Stecher won that race in 22.68, the fastest ever preliminary time. Eckert, very much an outsider, won the other semi in 22.71 ahead of Richter. In the final, Eckert ran a superb bend, and led marginally from Stecher. Eckert edged away from her teammate, and Richter finished powerfully, passing Stecher and just failing to catch Eckert, as the 21 year-old beat Stecher’s Olympic record by 0.03.
       
Summary by Sports-reference.com      
Australia’s Raelene Boyle had won the Commonwealth Games in both 1970 and 1974 and was expected to challenge the East German women. She had reached the Olympic final in the 100 in 1968, 1972, and 1976 and in the 200 in 1968 and 1972, and was expected to easily do so in 1976. But in her semi-final, she was disqualified for false starts. She protested but with no success. Defending champion Renate Stecher had set two world records since 1972 but had lost the 1974 Europeans to Irena Szewińska-Kirszenstein. However Szewińska-Kirszenstein opted to compete only in the long jump in Montréal and the road seemed clear for Stecher in the final. However, she was surprised in the final by her teammate, Bärbel Eckert, who took the lead on the curve and maintained it to the finish.
 

Records

Prior to the competition, the existing World and Olympic records were as follows.

World record  Irena Szewińska (POL) 22.21 Potsdam, East Germany 13 June 1974
Olympic record  Renate Stecher (GDR) 22.40 Munich, East Germany 7 September 1972
 
        Results        
 
200 m Women     Final 28 July      
                 
Rank Mark Wind   Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 22.37 0   Bärbel Wöckel East Germany GDR 21 Mar 55  
2 22.39 0   Annegret Richter West Germany FRG 13 Oct 50  
3 22.47 0   Renate Stecher East Germany GDR 12 May 50  
4 22.64 0   Carla Bodendorf East Germany GDR 13 Aug 53  
5 22.68 0   Inge Helten West Germany FRG 31 Dec 50  
6 23.03 0   Tatyana Prorochenko Soviet Union URS 15 Mar 52  
7 23.05 0   Denise Boyd Australia AUS 15 Dec 52  
8 23.09 0   Chantal Réga France FRA 7 Aug 55  
200 m Women     Semifinal 1 28 July      
                 
Rank Mark Wind   Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 22.68 0   Renate Stecher East Germany GDR 12 May 50  
2 22.84 0   Carla Bodendorf East Germany GDR 13 Aug 53  
3 22.97 0   Inge Helten West Germany FRG 31 Dec 50  
4 23.03 0   Tatyana Prorochenko Soviet Union URS 15 Mar 52  
5 23.06 0   Marjorie Bailey Canada CAN 21 Nov 47  
6 23.16 0   Debra Armstrong United States USA 9 Nov 54  
7 23.41 0   Carol Cummings Jamaica JAM 15 Nov 48  
  DQ 0   Raelene Boyle Australia AUS 24 Jun 51  
200 m Women     Semifinal 2 28 July      
                 
Rank Mark Wind   Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 22.71 0   Bärbel Wöckel East Germany GDR 21 Mar 55  
2 22.90 0   Annegret Richter West Germany FRG 13 Oct 50  
3 22.91 0   Denise Boyd Australia AUS 15 Dec 52  
4 23.00 0   Chantal Réga France FRA 7 Aug 55  
5 23.09 0   Patty Loverock Canada CAN 21 Feb 53  
6 23.20 0   Chandra Cheeseborough United States USA 10 Jan 59  
7 23.31 0   Jackie Pusey Jamaica JAM 14 Aug 59  
8 23.38 0   Nadezhda Besfamilnaya Soviet Union URS 27 Dec 50  
200 m Women     Heat 1 26 July      
                 
Rank Mark Wind   Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 23.20 0.7   Carla Bodendorf East Germany GDR 13 Aug 53  
200 m Women     Heat 1 26 July      
                 
Rank Mark Wind   Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 23.20 0.7   Debra Armstrong United States USA 9 Nov 54  
3 23.35 0.7   Annegret Richter West Germany FRG 13 Oct 50  
4 23.48 0.7   Nadezhda Besfamilnaya Soviet Union URS 27 Dec 50  
5 23.65 0.7   Debbie Wells Australia AUS 29 May 61  
6 23.80 0.7   Lea Alaerts Belgium BEL 6 Apr 54  
7 23.87 0.7   Lilyana Ivanova Bulgaria BUL 17 Mar 56  
8 24.23 0.7   Susan Jowett New Zealand NZL 14 Sep 56  
200 m Women     Heat 2 26 July      
                 
Rank Mark Wind   Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 22.97 1.4   Raelene Boyle Australia AUS 24 Jun 51  
2 23.09 1.4   Inge Helten West Germany FRG 31 Dec 50  
3 23.11 1.4   Tatyana Prorochenko Soviet Union URS 15 Mar 52  
4 23.33 1.4   Chantal Réga France FRA 7 Aug 55  
5 23.40 1.4   Rose Allwood Jamaica JAM 21 Nov 52  
6 23.74 1.4   Bev Callender Great Britain GBR 28 Aug 56  
7 24.10 1.4   Mona-Lisa Pursiainen Finland FIN 21 Jun 51  
8 24.47 1.4   Joanne McTaggart Canada CAN 21 Nov 54  
200 m Women     Heat 3 26 July      
                 
Rank Mark Wind   Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 22.85 0   Bärbel Wöckel East Germany GDR 21 Mar 55  
200 m Women     Heat 3 26 July      
                 
Rank Mark Wind   Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 23.04 0   Renate Stecher East Germany GDR 12 May 50  
2 23.19 0   Chandra Cheeseborough United States USA 10 Jan 59  
3 23.24 0   Marjorie Bailey Canada CAN 21 Nov 47  
4 23.42 0   Jackie Pusey Jamaica JAM 14 Aug 59  
5 23.65 0   Catherine Delachanal France FRA 4 Apr 52  
6 23.95 0   Silvia Schinzel Austria AUT 2 Jun 58  
  DNS 0   Annegret Kroniger West Germany FRG 24 Sep 52  
2 23.03 1.1   Patty Loverock Canada CAN 21 Feb 53  
3 23.12 1.1   Denise Boyd Australia AUS 15 Dec 52  
4 23.45 1.1   Carol Cummings Jamaica JAM 15 Nov 48  
5 23.63 1.1   Lyudmila Maslakova Soviet Union URS 26 Jul 52  
6 23.94 1.1   Helen Golden Great Britain GBR 16 May 53  
7 24.27 1.1   Freida Davy Barbados BAR 13 Mar 50  
  DNS 1.1   Ildikó Szabó Hungary HUN 19 Jul 55  
200 m Women     Heat 1 26 July      
                 
Rank Mark Wind   Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 23.17 0   Chandra Cheeseborough United States USA 10 Jan 59  
2 23.23 0   Denise Boyd Australia AUS 15 Dec 52  
3 23.34 0   Rose Allwood Jamaica JAM 21 Nov 52  
4 23.36 0   Marjorie Bailey Canada CAN 21 Nov 47  
5 23.43 0   Annegret Kroniger West Germany FRG 24 Sep 52  
6 23.64 0   Bev Callender Great Britain GBR 28 Aug 56  
200 m Women     Heat 2 26 July      
                 
Rank Mark Wind   Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 23.78 0   Bärbel Wöckel East Germany GDR 21 Mar 55  
2 24.12 0   Susan Jowett New Zealand NZL 14 Sep 56  
3 24.35 0   Joanne McTaggart Canada CAN 21 Nov 54  
4 24.45 0   Freida Davy Barbados BAR 13 Mar 50  
200 m Women     Heat 3 26 July      
                 
Rank Mark Wind   Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 23.12 0   Raelene Boyle Australia AUS 24 Jun 51  
2 23.39 0   Nadezhda Besfamilnaya Soviet Union URS 27 Dec 50  
3 23.47 0   Annegret Richter West Germany FRG 13 Oct 50  
4 23.54 0   Chantal Réga France FRA 7 Aug 55  
5 23.74 0   Silvia Schinzel Austria AUT 2 Jun 58 NJR
6 24.00 0   Silvina da Silva Brazil BRA 30 Oct 48  
7 24.86 0   Carolina Rieuwpassa Indonesia INA 7 Feb 49  
200 m Women     Heat 4 26 July      
                 
Rank Mark Wind   Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 23.18 0   Debra Armstrong United States USA 9 Nov 54  
2 23.38 0   Catherine Delachanal France FRA 4 Apr 52  
3 23.40 0   Inge Helten West Germany FRG 31 Dec 50  
4 23.51 0   Lyudmila Maslakova Soviet Union URS 26 Jul 52  
5 23.53 0   Lea Alaerts Belgium BEL 6 Apr 54  
6 23.77 0   Helen Golden Great Britain GBR 16 May 53  
7 26.15 0   Helen Ritter Liechtenstein LIE 2 Aug 57  
8 28.19 0   Marie-Louise Pierre Haiti HAI 25 Aug 55  
200 m Women     Heat 5 26 July      
                 
Rank Mark Wind   Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 22.98 0   Carla Bodendorf East Germany GDR 13 Aug 53  
2 23.56 0   Jackie Pusey Jamaica JAM 14 Aug 59  
3 23.78 0   Debbie Wells Australia AUS 29 May 61  
4 24.35 0   Ildikó Szabó Hungary HUN 19 Jul 55  
5 24.52 0   Mona-Lisa Pursiainen Finland FIN 21 Jun 51  
200 m Women     Heat 6 26 July      
                 
Rank Mark Wind   Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 22.75 0   Renate Stecher East Germany GDR 12 May 50  
2 23.21 0   Tatyana Prorochenko Soviet Union URS 15 Mar 52  
3 23.34 0   Patty Loverock Canada CAN 21 Feb 53  
4 23.49 0   Lilyana Ivanova Bulgaria BUL 17 Mar 56  
5 23.50 0   Carol Cummings Jamaica JAM 15 Nov 48  
6 24.95 0   Divina Estrella Dominican Republic DOM 20 Oct 56  
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

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