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1976 Olympic Games Montreal - Men's 200 m

 

 

Host City: Montréal, Canada Format: Top four in each heat advanced to the final.
Date Started: July 25, 1976 Format: Top four in each heat advanced to the semi-finals.
Date Finished: July 26, 1976 Format: Top four in each heat advanced to the quarter-finals.
(Competitors: 45; Countries: 33; Finalists: 8)  
    Venue(s): Olympic Stadium, Olympic Park, Montréal, Québec
Overview by IAAF    1976_olympic_stadium.jpg
The top American, Steve Williams, had failed to make the United States team because of injury, while the world’s number three man of 1975, James Gilkes of Guyana, missed out because his country joined the African boycott. This left Don Quarrie as the favourite. The Jamaican duly produced the fastest time of each preliminary round, with 20.28 in the quarter-finals being his best mark. Seventeen year-old Dwayne Evans was the only other sprinter able to duck under 20.60 prior to the final, clocking 20.56 in his second round race. These two started fastest in the final, with Quarrie pulling away at the beginning of the straight just as US Trials winner Millard Hampton went past Evans. Hampton could not close on Quarrie, whose winning time was officially 20.23, but the photo-finish showed the more accurate 20.22.
       
Summary by Sports-reference.com      
Don Quarrie (JAM) had been the best 200 metre runner since 1970 but was injured in the 1972 Olympic semi-final. He had won the Commonwealth Games in 1970 and 1974 and the Pan American Games in 1971, and had set three world records over 200 metres. The best American in 1976 was Steve Williams, but he was injured and did not make the US team. He was possibly the fastest sprinter of the 1970s, but injuries always kept him from competing at major meets. The third fastest man in 1976 was Guyana's James Gilkes, but his country joined the African boycott and he could not compete. He petitioned the IOC to compete as an individual but this was denied. In Montréal, Quarrie had the fastest time in every round. He entered the final straight equal with Dwayne Evans (USA) but pulled away to a safe, though not dominant, win over American Millard Hampton, Evans getting in for the bronze medal.
 

Records

These are the standing world and Olympic records (in seconds) prior to the 1976 Summer Olympics.

World Record 19.83 United States Tommie Smith Mexico City (MEX) October 16, 1968
Olympic Record 19.83 United States Tommie Smith Mexico City (MEX) October 16, 1968
 
        Results        
 
200 m Men     Final 26 July      
                 
Rank Mark Wind   Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 20.23 0.8   Don Quarrie Jamaica JAM 25 Feb 51  
2 20.29 0.8   Millard Hampton United States USA 8 Jul 56  
3 20.43 0.8   Dwayne Evans United States USA 13 Oct 58  
4 20.54 0.8   Pietro Mennea Italy ITA 28 Jun 52  
5 20.84 0.8   Rui da Silva Brazil BRA 15 Sep 51  
6 20.91 0.8   Bogdan Grzejszczak Poland POL 2 Jun 50  
7 21.17 0.8   Colin Bradford Jamaica JAM 30 May 55  
8 79.60 0.8   Hasely Crawford Trinidad and Tobago TTO 16 Aug 50  
200 m Men     Semifinal 1 26 July      
                 
Rank Mark Wind   Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 20.67 0.8   Pietro Mennea Italy ITA 28 Jun 52  
2 20.69 0.8   Millard Hampton United States USA 8 Jul 56  
3 20.99 0.8   Hasely Crawford Trinidad and Tobago TTO 16 Aug 50  
4 21.09 0.8   Colin Bradford Jamaica JAM 30 May 55  
5 21.14 0.8   Kablan Degnan Cote d'Ivoire CIV 23 Apr 53  
6 21.16 0.8   Roland Bombardella Luxembourg LUX 9 Jul 57  
7 21.25 0.8   Nikolay Kolesnikov Soviet Union URS 8 Sep 53  
8 21.29 0.8   Peter Fitzgerald Australia AUS 27 Oct 53  
200 m Men     Semifinal 2 26 July      
                 
Rank Mark Wind   Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 20.48 0.8   Don Quarrie Jamaica JAM 25 Feb 51  
2 20.83 0.8   Dwayne Evans United States USA 13 Oct 58  
3 21.01 0.8   Rui da Silva Brazil BRA 15 Sep 51  
4 21.14 0.8   Bogdan Grzejszczak Poland POL 2 Jun 50  
5 21.15 0.8   Guy Abrahams Panama PAN 7 Mar 53  
6 21.29 0.8   Joseph Arame France FRA 29 Aug 48  
7 21.46 0.8   Lambert Micha Belgium BEL 15 Feb 50  
8 21.52 0.8   Ainsley Bennett Great Britain GBR 22 Jul 54  
200 m Men     Heat 1 25 July      
                 
Rank Mark Wind   Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 20.56 0   Dwayne Evans United States USA 13 Oct 58  
2 20.72 0   Guy Abrahams Panama PAN 7 Mar 53  
3 20.76 0   Rui da Silva Brazil BRA 15 Sep 51  
4 21.03 0   Colin Bradford Jamaica JAM 30 May 55  
5 21.09 0   Peter Muster Switzerland SUI 28 May 52  
6 21.22 0   Zenon Nowosz Poland POL 6 Feb 44  
7 21.31 0   Pietro Farina Italy ITA 5 Feb 55  
8 21.57 0   Hugh Fraser Canada CAN 10 Jul 52  
200 m Men     Heat 2 25 July      
                 
Rank Mark Wind   Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 20.70 0   Pietro Mennea Italy ITA 28 Jun 52  
2 20.91 0   Kablan Degnan Cote d'Ivoire CIV 23 Apr 53  
3 21.07 0   Ainsley Bennett Great Britain GBR 22 Jul 54  
4 21.08 0   Nikolay Kolesnikov Soviet Union URS 8 Sep 53  
5 21.08 0   Thorsten Johansson Sweden SWE 9 Oct 50  
6 21.40 0   Calvin Dill Bermuda BER 4 Sep 55  
7 21.68 0   Endre Lepold Hungary HUN 21 Oct 55  
  DNS 0   Rick Mitchell Australia AUS 24 Mar 55  
200 m Men     Heat 3 25 July      
                 
Rank Mark Wind   Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 20.28 0   Don Quarrie Jamaica JAM 25 Feb 51  
2 20.83 0   Millard Hampton United States USA 8 Jul 56  
3 21.04 0   Joseph Arame France FRA 29 Aug 48  
4 21.09 0   Lambert Micha Belgium BEL 15 Feb 50  
5 21.29 0   Samuel Monsels Netherlands NED 2 Aug 53  
6 21.33 0   Cuthbert Jacobs Antigua and Barbuda ANT 5 Jan 52  
7 21.75 0   Anthony Moore Fiji FIJ 12 Jan 54  
8 22.34 0   Abdulazeez Hadba Abdulkareem Kuwait KUW 18 Oct 52  
200 m Men     Heat 4 25 July      
                 
Rank Mark Wind   Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 20.95 0   Hasely Crawford Trinidad and Tobago TTO 16 Aug 50  
2 21.02 0   Bogdan Grzejszczak Poland POL 2 Jun 50  
3 21.03 0   Roland Bombardella Luxembourg LUX 9 Jul 57 NJR
4 21.07 0   Peter Fitzgerald Australia AUS 27 Oct 53  
5 21.33 0   Pedro Ferrer Puerto Rico PUR 21 Apr 52  
6 21.78 0   Walter Callandar Bahamas BAH 30 May 47  
7 22.74 0   Armando Padilla Nicaragua NCA 27 Aug 56  
8 24.27 0   Jean Mayer France FRA 22 Oct 52  
200 m Men     Heat 1 25 July      
                 
Rank Mark Wind   Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 21.11 0   Millard Hampton United States USA 8 Jul 56  
2 21.50 0   Cuthbert Jacobs Antigua and Barbuda ANT 5 Jan 52  
3 21.57 0   Colin Bradford Jamaica JAM 30 May 55  
4 23.07 0   Armando Padilla Nicaragua NCA 27 Aug 56  
5 23.37 0   Hamed Ali Saudi Arabia KSA 12 Jan 56  
  DNF 0   Ainsley Armstrong Trinidad and Tobago TTO 27 Dec 52  
200 m Men     Heat 2 25 July      
                 
Rank Mark Wind   Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 21.91 0   Rick Mitchell Australia AUS 24 Mar 55  
2 22.33 0   Peter Muster Switzerland SUI 28 May 52  
3 22.35 0   Hasely Crawford Trinidad and Tobago TTO 16 Aug 50  
4 22.38 0   Calvin Dill Bermuda BER 4 Sep 55  
200 m Men     Heat 3 25 July      
                 
Rank Mark Wind   Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 20.96 0.9   Dwayne Evans United States USA 13 Oct 58  
2 21.35 0.9   Peter Fitzgerald Australia AUS 27 Oct 53  
3 21.57 0.9   Kablan Degnan Cote d'Ivoire CIV 23 Apr 53  
4 22.44 0.9   Abdulazeez Hadba Abdulkareem Kuwait KUW 18 Oct 52  
5 22.75 0.9   Rawle Clarke Barbados BAR 17 Sep 52  
200 m Men     Heat 4 25 July      
                 
Rank Mark Wind   Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 20.95 0.4   Guy Abrahams Panama PAN 7 Mar 53  
2 21.05 0.4   Thorsten Johansson Sweden SWE 9 Oct 50  
3 21.32 0.4   Pietro Farina Italy ITA 5 Feb 55  
4 21.33 0.4   Nikolay Kolesnikov Soviet Union URS 8 Sep 53  
5 21.50 0.4   Mark Lutz United States USA 23 Dec 51  
6 21.96 0.4   Christian Dorosario Senegal SEN 25 Sep 53  
200 m Men     Heat 5 25 July      
                 
Rank Mark Wind   Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 20.93 0   Pietro Mennea Italy ITA 28 Jun 52  
2 21.29 0   Zenon Nowosz Poland POL 6 Feb 44  
3 21.34 0   Joseph Arame France FRA 29 Aug 48  
4 21.60 0   Samuel Monsels Netherlands NED 2 Aug 53  
5 21.92 0   Ramli Ahmad Malaysia MAS 12 Oct 56  
  DNF 0   Clive Sands Bahamas BAH 13 Oct 52  
200 m Men     Heat 6 25 July      
                 
Rank Mark Wind   Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 21.26 0.7   Ainsley Bennett Great Britain GBR 22 Jul 54  
2 21.35 0.7   Bogdan Grzejszczak Poland POL 2 Jun 50  
3 21.60 0.7   Pedro Ferrer Puerto Rico PUR 21 Apr 52  
4 21.82 0.7   Anthony Moore Fiji FIJ 12 Jan 54  
5 22.57 0.7   Philippe Etienne Haiti HAI 23 Aug 49  
200 m Men     Heat 7 25 July      
                 
Rank Mark Wind   Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 20.85 0.2   Don Quarrie Jamaica JAM 25 Feb 51  
2 20.99 0.2   Rui da Silva Brazil BRA 15 Sep 51  
3 21.50 0.2   Endre Lepold Hungary HUN 21 Oct 55  
4 21.79 0.2   Walter Callandar Bahamas BAH 30 May 47  
5 21.90 0.2   Marian Woronin Poland POL 13 Aug 56  
6 22.47 0.2   Ayoub Boraghi Iran IRI 21 Mar 48  
7 22.64 0.2   Wavala Kali Papua New Guinea PNG 26 Jun 54  
200 m Men     Heat 8 25 July      
                 
Rank Mark Wind   Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 21.18 0.2   Roland Bombardella Luxembourg LUX 9 Jul 57  
2 21.25 0.2   Lambert Micha Belgium BEL 15 Feb 50  
3 21.25 0.2   Jean Mayer France FRA 22 Oct 52  
4 21.54 0.2   Hugh Fraser Canada CAN 10 Jul 52  
5 21.54 0.2   Barka Sy Senegal SEN 22 Jul 43  
6 21.94 0.2   Vittorio Milanesio Italy ITA 28 Jun 53  
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

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