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1992 Olympic Games Barcelona - Men's 200 m

 

 

Host City: Barcelona, Spain Format: Top four in each heat advanced to the final.
Date Started: August 3, 1992 Format: Top three in each heat and next fastest advanced to the semi-finals.
Date Finished: August 6, 1992 Format: Top three in each heat and next seven fastest advanced to the quarter-.finals.
(Competitors: 79; Countries: 65; Finalists: 8)
Venue(s): Montjuïc Olympic Stadium, Barcelona
Overview by IAAF 1992_olympic_stadium.jpg 
The pre-meet favourite had been world champion Michael Johnson, who had beaten Marsh 19.79 to 19.86 in the US Trials; but Johnson contracted a stomach virus a month before the Games while in Spain, and was a shadow of his normal self, finishing 6th in his semi-final in a pedestrian 20.78. Meanwhile, Marsh had been establishing himself as the potential winner, running the fastest time in each round: 20.38, 20.08 and an astonishing 19.73. The last was the fastest ever legal time at low altitude, and was nearly 0.4 quicker than the opposition. Expectations were high that the Pietro Mennea’s 1979 world record of 19.72 would be broken in the final, but the tension of the moment and a headwind put paid to that. Marsh took the lead from Fredericks at halfway, and cruised to victory more than a metre clear of the Namibian. Bates, who would later forge a career in the NFL, went from seventh at halfway to claim the bronze from the inside lane ahead of the ’88 bronze medallist da Silva. Regis, who had run 20.09 behind Marsh in the semi-final, was a disappointing sixth.
Summary by Sports-reference.com
The heavy favorite was America's Michael Johnson, who was world ranked #1 in 1990 and 1991. He was beaten in June 1992, for the first time in 30 races, by Namibia's Frankie Fredericks. After winning the US Olympic Trials in 19.79, he developed food poisoning after eating at a restaurant in Salamanca, Spain, and weakened by the virus, he would not survive the semi-finals in Barcelona. That left the final to be between Fredericks and Mike Marsh, who had placed second at the US Olympic Trials in 19.86. Marsh took the lead into the straight and won comfortably over Fredericks, with American Michael Bates getting the bronze medal.
 

Records

These were the standing world and Olympic records (in seconds) prior to the 1992 Summer Olympics.

World Record 19.72 Italy Pietro Mennea Mexico City (MEX) September 12, 1979
Olympic Record 19.75 United States Joe DeLoach Seoul (KOR) September 28, 1988
 
Results
200 m Men Final 6 August
Rank Mark Wind Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 20.01 -1 Michael Marsh United States USA 4 Aug 67
2 20.13 -1 Frank Fredericks Namibia NAM 2 Oct 67
3 20.38 -1 Michael Bates United States USA 19 Dec 69
4 20.45 -1 Robson Caetano da Silva Brazil BRA 4 Sep 64
5 20.50 -1 Olapade Adeniken Nigeria NGR 19 Aug 69
6 20.55 -1 John Regis Great Britain GBR 13 Oct 66
7 20.67 -1 Oluyemi Kayode Nigeria NGR 7 Jul 68
8 20.80 -1 Marcus Adam Great Britain GBR 28 Feb 68
200 m Men Semifinal 1 5 August
Rank Mark Wind Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 19.73 -0.2 Michael Marsh United States USA 4 Aug 67
2 20.09 -0.2 John Regis Great Britain GBR 13 Oct 66
3 20.15 -0.2 Robson Caetano da Silva Brazil BRA 4 Sep 64
4 20.23 -0.2 Oluyemi Kayode Nigeria NGR 7 Jul 68
5 20.38 -0.2 Linford Christie Great Britain GBR 2 Apr 60
6 20.55 -0.2 Nikolay Antonov Bulgaria BUL 17 Aug 68
7 20.82 -0.2 Clive Wright Jamaica JAM 18 Nov 65
8 20.85 -0.2 Torbjörn Eriksson Sweden SWE 17 Apr 71
200 m Men Semifinal 2 5 August
Rank Mark Wind Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 20.14 -1.2 Frank Fredericks Namibia NAM 2 Oct 67
2 20.39 -1.2 Michael Bates United States USA 19 Dec 69
3 20.39 -1.2 Olapade Adeniken Nigeria NGR 19 Aug 69
4 20.63 -1.2 Marcus Adam Great Britain GBR 28 Feb 68
5 20.78 -1.2 Emmanuel Tuffour Ghana GHA 2 Dec 66
6 20.78 -1.2 Michael Johnson United States USA 13 Sep 67
7 20.88 -1.2 Sidnei de Souza Brazil BRA 26 Jul 66
DQ -1.2 Neil de Silva Trinidad and Tobago TTO 15 Nov 69
200 m Men Heat 1 3 August
Rank Mark Wind Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 20.43 0.2 Marcus Adam Great Britain GBR 28 Feb 68
2 20.55 0.2 Michael Johnson United States USA 13 Sep 67
3 20.66 0.2 Neil de Silva Trinidad and Tobago TTO 15 Nov 69
4 20.78 0.2 Atlee Mahorn Canada CAN 27 Oct 65
5 20.83 0.2 Christoph Pöstinger Austria AUT 7 Apr 72
6 21.00 0.2 Sérgio de Menêzes Brazil BRA 27 Apr 65
7 21.80 0.2 Horace Dove-Edwin Sierra Leone SLE 10 Feb 67
DNS 0.2 Edgardo Guilbe Puerto Rico PUR 10 Mar 66
200 m Men Heat 2 3 August
Rank Mark Wind Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 20.35 0.3 Robson Caetano da Silva Brazil BRA 4 Sep 64
2 20.47 0.3 Olapade Adeniken Nigeria NGR 19 Aug 69
3 20.70 0.3 Clive Wright Jamaica JAM 18 Nov 65
4 20.78 0.3 Edvin Ivanov Russia RUS 25 Jul 70
5 20.83 0.3 Cameron Taylor New Zealand NZL 3 Jun 71
6 21.04 0.3 Nelson Boateng Ghana GHA 14 May 68
7 21.39 0.3 Ouattara Lagazane Cote d'Ivoire CIV 1 Jan 63
8 21.41 0.3 Francis Ogola Uganda UGA 1 Jul 73
200 m Men Heat 3 3 August
Rank Mark Wind Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 20.22 1.2 Michael Bates United States USA 19 Dec 69
2 20.22 1.2 Oluyemi Kayode Nigeria NGR 7 Jul 68
3 20.52 1.2 Linford Christie Great Britain GBR 2 Apr 60
4 20.61 1.2 Dean Capobianco Australia AUS 11 May 70
5 20.77 1.2 Peter Ogilvie Canada CAN 2 May 72
6 21.02 1.2 Andreas Berger Austria AUT 9 Jun 61
7 21.30 1.2 Seksarn Boonrat Thailand THA 1 Apr 69
DNS 1.2 Tshakile Nzimande South Africa RSA 19 Nov 61
200 m Men Heat 4 3 August
Rank Mark Wind Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 20.08 1.2 Michael Marsh United States USA 4 Aug 67
2 20.69 1.2 Sidnei de Souza Brazil BRA 26 Jul 66
3 20.81 1.2 Torbjörn Eriksson Sweden SWE 17 Apr 71
4 20.86 1.2 Kennedy Ondiek Kenya KEN 12 Dec 66
5 20.96 1.2 Gilles Quénéhervé France FRA 17 May 66
6 20.96 1.2 Daniel Cojocaru Romania ROU 27 May 69
7 21.28 1.2 Ibrahim Tamba Senegal SEN 67
8 21.32 1.2 Miguel Ángel Gómez Spain ESP 24 Apr 68
9 21.52 1.2 Stefan Burkart Switzerland SUI 9 Dec 57
200 m Men Heat 5 3 August
Rank Mark Wind Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 20.02 0 Frank Fredericks Namibia NAM 2 Oct 67
2 20.16 0 John Regis Great Britain GBR 13 Oct 66
3 20.50 0 Nikolay Antonov Bulgaria BUL 17 Aug 68
4 20.58 0 Emmanuel Tuffour Ghana GHA 2 Dec 66
5 20.67 0 Patrick Stevens Belgium BEL 31 Jan 68
6 21.19 0 Henrico Atkins Barbados BAR 8 Sep 66
7 21.22 0 Anthony Wilson Canada CAN 13 Dec 68
8 21.47 0 Ménélik Lawson Togo TOG 29 Jul 65
200 m Men Heat 1 3 August
Rank Mark Wind Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 20.74 0 Frank Fredericks Namibia NAM 2 Oct 67
2 21.02 0 Andreas Berger Austria AUT 9 Jun 61
3 21.75 0 Edgardo Guilbe Puerto Rico PUR 10 Mar 66
4 21.78 0 Wendell Dickerson United States Virgin Islands ISV 12 May 65
5 21.96 0 Bothloke Shebe Lesotho LES 13 Oct 71
6 22.07 0 Apisai Baibai Fiji FIJ 18 Nov 70
7 22.18 0 Medard Makanga Congo CGO 8 May 67
200 m Men Heat 2 3 August
Rank Mark Wind Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 20.80 -0.1 Michael Johnson United States USA 13 Sep 67
2 20.93 -0.1 Patrick Stevens Belgium BEL 31 Jan 68
3 21.17 -0.1 Sérgio de Menêzes Brazil BRA 27 Apr 65
4 21.29 -0.1 Francis Ogola Uganda UGA 1 Jul 73 NJR
5 21.46 -0.1 Miguel Ángel Gómez Spain ESP 24 Apr 68
6 21.50 -0.1 Samuel Nchinda Cameroon CMR 23 May 67
7 21.61 -0.1 Sriyath Dissanayake Sri Lanka SRI 3 Apr 69
200 m Men Heat 3 3 August
Rank Mark Wind Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 20.42 0.6 Oluyemi Kayode Nigeria NGR 7 Jul 68
2 21.01 0.6 Atlee Mahorn Canada CAN 27 Oct 65
3 21.05 0.6 Ménélik Lawson Togo TOG 29 Jul 65
4 21.13 0.6 Ouattara Lagazane Cote d'Ivoire CIV 1 Jan 63
5 21.57 0.6 Simon Kipkemboi Kenya KEN 15 Apr 60
6 21.77 0.6 Dejan Jovkovic Yugoslavia YUG 23 Jul 68
7 21.86 0.6 Amadou Sy Savane Guinea GUI 16 May 74
8 22.05 0.6 Jaime Zelaya Honduras HON 10 Jul 65
200 m Men Heat 4 3 August
Rank Mark Wind Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 20.91 0.2 Michael Bates United States USA 19 Dec 69
2 20.99 0.2 Gilles Quénéhervé France FRA 17 May 66
3 21.04 0.2 Kennedy Ondiek Kenya KEN 12 Dec 66
4 21.39 0.2 Seksarn Boonrat Thailand THA 1 Apr 69
5 22.07 0.2 Eswort Coombs Saint Vincent and the Grenadines VIN 28 Nov 72
6 23.64 0.2 Bounhom Siliphon Laos LAO 16 Apr 65
200 m Men Heat 5 3 August
Rank Mark Wind Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 21.20 -1.2 Daniel Cojocaru Romania ROU 27 May 69
2 21.23 -1.2 Linford Christie Great Britain GBR 2 Apr 60
3 21.33 -1.2 Stefan Burkart Switzerland SUI 9 Dec 57
4 21.43 -1.2 Tshakile Nzimande South Africa RSA 19 Nov 61
5 22.05 -1.2 Mateaki Mafi Tonga TGA 19 Sep 72
6 22.33 -1.2 Lamin Marikong Gambia GAM 14 Mar 70
7 22.47 -1.2 Randolph Foster Costa Rica CRC 14 Aug 68
8 22.48 -1.2 Abdelsalem Al-Khalidi Oman OMA 24 Jul 58
200 m Men Heat 6 3 August
Rank Mark Wind Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 20.62 0 Marcus Adam Great Britain GBR 28 Feb 68
2 20.94 0 Nikolay Antonov Bulgaria BUL 17 Aug 68
3 21.03 0 Nelson Boateng Ghana GHA 14 May 68
4 21.28 0 Henrico Atkins Barbados BAR 8 Sep 66
5 21.65 0 Ato Boldon Trinidad and Tobago TTO 30 Dec 73
6 21.88 0 Shahanuddin Chowdhury Bahamas BAN 15 Jun 67
7 22.36 0 Kaminiel Selot Papua New Guinea PNG 1 Jun 70
8 22.49 0 Boureima Kimba Niger NIG 68
200 m Men Heat 7 3 August
Rank Mark Wind Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 20.79 -0.1 Olapade Adeniken Nigeria NGR 19 Aug 69
2 20.98 -0.1 Clive Wright Jamaica JAM 18 Nov 65
3 21.10 -0.1 Edvin Ivanov Russia RUS 25 Jul 70
4 21.51 -0.1 Yiannios Zisimides Cyprus CYP 17 Aug 67
5 21.69 -0.1 Aldo Canti San Marino SMR 9 Mar 61
6 22.09 -0.1 Gabriel Simeon Grenada GRN 7 Dec 71
7 22.18 -0.1 Kenmore Hughes Antigua and Barbuda ANT 6 Jul 70
200 m Men Heat 8 3 August
Rank Mark Wind Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 20.86 -0.4 Dean Capobianco Australia AUS 11 May 70
2 21.08 -0.4 Torbjörn Eriksson Sweden SWE 17 Apr 71
3 21.25 -0.4 Ibrahim Tamba Senegal SEN 67
4 21.87 -0.4 Saad Muftah Mubarak Qatar QAT 28 Mar 64
5 21.96 -0.4 Adam Hassan Sakak Sudan SUD 13 Jan 65
6 21.97 -0.4 Robinson Stewart Swaziland SWZ 29 May 72
DQ -0.4 Juan Matala Equatorial Guinea GEQ 27 Jul 69
DNF -0.4 Jean-Charles Trouabal France FRA 20 May 65
200 m Men Heat 9 3 August
Rank Mark Wind Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 20.63 0.5 John Regis Great Britain GBR 13 Oct 66
2 20.72 0.5 Sidnei de Souza Brazil BRA 26 Jul 66
3 21.07 0.5 Emmanuel Tuffour Ghana GHA 2 Dec 66
4 21.38 0.5 Horace Dove-Edwin Sierra Leone SLE 10 Feb 67
5 21.55 0.5 Khaled Ibrahim Jouma Bahrain BRN 25 Dec 62
6 21.65 0.5 Harouna Palé Burkina Faso BUR 16 Aug 55
7 22.75 0.5 Boubout Dieng Mauritania MTN 19 Nov 61
200 m Men Heat 10 3 August
Rank Mark Wind Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 20.38 0.2 Michael Marsh United States USA 4 Aug 67
2 20.89 0.2 Neil de Silva Trinidad and Tobago TTO 15 Nov 69
3 21.11 0.2 Peter Ogilvie Canada CAN 2 May 72
4 21.73 0.2 Ousmane Diarra Mali MLI 30 Sep 66
5 21.75 0.2 Hussain Arif Pakistan PAK 25 Dec 68
6 22.45 0.2 Kwok Wai Pat Hong Kong HKG 11 Jan 70
7 22.54 0.2 Ahmed Shageef Maldives MDV 15 Nov 70
200 m Men Heat 11 3 August
Rank Mark Wind Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 20.62 1.1 Robson Caetano da Silva Brazil BRA 4 Sep 64
2 20.92 1.1 Cameron Taylor New Zealand NZL 3 Jun 71
3 21.02 1.1 Christoph Pöstinger Austria AUT 7 Apr 72
4 21.21 1.1 Anthony Wilson Canada CAN 13 Dec 68
5 21.51 1.1 Valentin Ngbogo Central African Republic CAF 14 Feb 69
6 22.51 1.1 Claude Roumain Haiti HAI 29 Jul 61
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

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