200 metres, Men

# Performance Athlete(s) NOC Games Date Phase Rank
1 24.0 Bill Holland USA Paris 1900 22 July 1900 Round One, Heat One 1 1
2 22.2 Walter Tewksbury USA Paris 1900 22 July 1900 Final 1 2
3 22.2 Archie Hahn USA St. Louis 1904 31 August 1904 Round One, Heat One 1 3
4 21.6 Archie Hahn USA St. Louis 1904 31 August 1904 Final 1 4
5 21.6 Jackson Scholz USA Paris 1924 9 July 1924 Final 1 5
6 21.6 Helmut Körnig GER Amsterdam 1928 31 July 1928 Quarter-Finals, Heat Six 1
7 21.83 WR Willie Walters RSA Los Angeles 1932 2 August 1932 Round One, Heat Two 1
8 21.5 WR Ralph Metcalfe USA Los Angeles 1932 2 August 1932 Quarter-Finals, Heat One 1
9 21.5 WR Eddie Tolan USA Los Angeles 1932 2 August 1932 Quarter-Finals, Heat Two 1
10 21.4 WR Carlos Bianchi ARG Los Angeles 1932 2 August 1932 Quarter-Finals, Heat Three 1
11 21.4 Arthur Jonath GER Los Angeles 1932 2 August 1932 Quarter-Finals, Heat Four 1
12 21.2 WR Eddie Tolan USA Los Angeles 1932 3 August 1932 Final 1
13 21.1 Jesse Owens USA Berlin 1936 4 August 1936 Round One, Heat Three 1
14 21.1w Jesse Owens USA Berlin 1936 4 August 1936 Quarter-Finals, Heat Three 1 6
15 20.7 WR Jesse Owens USA Berlin 1936 5 August 1936 Final 1
16 20.7 WR Andy Stanfield USA Helsinki 1952 23 July 1952 Final 1
17 20.6 WR Bobby Joe Morrow USA Melbourne 1956 27 November 1956 Final 1
18 20.5 WR Livio Berruti ITA Roma 1960 3 September 1960 Semi-Finals, Heat Two 1
19 20.5 WR Livio Berruti ITA Roma 1960 3 September 1960 Final 1
20 20.5 Paul Drayton USA Tokyo 1964 17 October 1964 Semi-Finals, Heat One 1
21 20.3 WR Henry Carr USA Tokyo 1964 17 October 1964 Final 1
22 20.3 Tommie Smith USA Ciudad de México 1968 15 October 1968 Round One, Heat Two 1 7
23 20.2 Peter Norman AUS Ciudad de México 1968 15 October 1968 Round One, Heat Six 1 8
24 20.2 Tommie Smith USA Ciudad de México 1968 15 October 1968 Quarter-Finals, Heat Three 1 9
25 20.1 John Carlos USA Ciudad de México 1968 16 October 1968 Semi-Finals, Heat One 1 10
26 20.1 Tommie Smith USA Ciudad de México 1968 16 October 1968 Semi-Finals, Heat Two 1 11
27 19.8 WR Tommie Smith USA Ciudad de México 1968 16 October 1968 Final 1 12
28 19.80 Carl Lewis USA Los Angeles 1984 8 August 1984 Final 1
29 19.75 Joe DeLoach USA Seoul 1988 28 September 1988 Final 1
30 19.73 Mike Marsh USA Barcelona 1992 5 August 1992 Semi-Finals, Heat One 1
31 19.32 WR Michael Johnson USA Atlanta 1996 1 August 1996 Final 1
32 19.30 WR Usain Bolt JAM Beijing 2008 20 August 2008 Final 1