| Event type

200 metres, Women

Date19 – 21 August 2008 — 19:30
LocationBeijing Guojia Tiyuchang, Beijing Aolinpike Gongyuan, Beijing
Participants46 from 36 countries
Olympic Record 21.34 WR / Florence Griffith Joyner USA / 29 September 1988

The favorite was American Allyson Felix who had won the World Championships in 2005 and 2007 and been world ranked #1 since 2005. In Athina, when she was only 18, she had won silver behind Jamaica’s Veronica Campbell (now Campbell-Brown). In five meetings from 2005-2007, Felix had defeated Campbell-Brown every time with comfortable margins, but Campbell-Brown had slightly the better of 2008 performances, and there was little to choose between them. These two won their semi-finals, setting the stage for the confrontation in the final. Campbell-Brown was drawn in lane four, just inside Felix. On the curve she closed the stagger on Felix, and had 2/10ths of a second on her at 100 metres, Felix only in fourth place at that point. Felix closed quickly on the field, but could not make up any ground on Campbell-Brown who maintained her margin to win the gold medal, Felix in second. Jamaica added a second medal when Kerron Stewart added bronze to the silver she had won in the 100. Bahraini runner Rakia Al-Gassra made it to the semis, a remarkable performance considering she ran fully covered up, in accordance with Muslim customs.

12133Veronica Campbell-BrownJAM23.04 (1 h5)22.64 (1 h1)22.19 (1 h1)21.74 (1)Gold
23167Allyson FelixUSA23.02 (1 h1)22.74 (2 h1)22.33 (1 h2)21.93 (2)Silver
32178Kerron StewartJAM23.03 (3 h4)22.74 (1 h3)22.29 (2 h1)22.00 (3)Bronze
43195Muna LeeUSA22.71 (1 h2)22.83 (2 h4)22.29 (3 h1)22.01 (4)
53270Marshevet HookerUSA23.07 (1 h3)22.76 (2 h3)22.50 (2 h2)22.34 (5)
62145Sherone SimpsonJAM22.94 (2 h6)22.60 (1 h4)22.50 (3 h2)22.36 (6)
71094Debbie Ferguson-McKenzieBAH23.22 (2 h3)22.77 (3 h1)22.51 (4 h1)22.61 (7)
81317Cydonie MothersillCAY22.76 (3 h2)22.83 (4 h1)22.61 (4 h2)22.68 (8)
5 h1 r3/43065Nataliya PyhydaUKR22.91 (1 h6)23.03 (3 h3)22.95 (5 h1)
5 h2 r3/41742Muriel Hurtis-HouairiFRA22.72 (2 h2)22.89 (2 h2)22.71 (5 h2)
6 h1 r3/42906Susanthika JayasingheSRI23.04 (2 h1)22.94 (3 h2)22.98 (6 h1)
6 h2 r3/41255Rakia Al-GassraBRN22.81 (1 h4)22.76 (1 h2)22.72 (6 h2)
7 h1 r3/41469Roxana DíazCUB23.09 (3 h6)22.98 (4 h2)23.12 (7 h1)
7 h2 r3/41805Emily FreemanGBR22.95 (2 h4)22.95 (3 h4)22.83 (7 h2)
8 h2 r3/42823Aleksandra FedorivaRUS23.29 (4 h1)23.04 (5 h2)23.22 (8 h2)
4 h4 r2/41264Ivet LalovaBUL23.13 (4 h2)23.15 (4 h4)
5 h1 r2/42713Ionela TârleaROU23.24 (4 h4)23.22 (5 h1)
=5 h3 r2/42464Kadiatou CamaraMLI23.06 (2 h5)23.06 (4 h3)
=5 h3 r2/41294Adrienne PowerCAN23.40 (5 h5)23.51 (5 h3)
5 h4 r2/42869Virgil HodgeSKN23.14 (3 h1)23.17 (5 h4)
6 h1 r2/41249Evelyn dos SantosBRA23.43 (5 h6)23.35 (6 h1)
6 h2 r2/42512Damola OsayomiNGR23.31 (3 h3)23.27 (6 h2)
6 h3 r2/42069Vincenza CalìITA23.44 (6 h5)23.56 (6 h3)
6 h4 r2/42747Nataliya RusakovaRUS23.21 (3 h5)23.28 (6 h4)
7 h1 r2/42064LaVerne JonesISV23.12 (4 h6)23.37 (7 h1)
7 h2 r2/43331Darlenis ObregónCOL23.33 (5 h4)23.40 (7 h2)
7 h3 r2/41104Sheniqua FergusonBAH23.33 (4 h5)23.61 (7 h3)
7 h4 r2/41504Eleni ArtymataCYP23.58 (4 h3)23.77 (7 h4)
8 h2 r2/41266Inna EftimovaBUL23.50 (5 h1)23.48 (8 h2)
8 h4 r2/41965Alison GeorgeGRN23.45 (6 h6)23.77 (8 h4)
DNS h1 r2/43290Guzel KhubbiyevaUZB23.44 (6 h4)– (DNS h1)
5 h3 r1/42888Sabina VeitSLO23.62 (5 h3)
6 h1 r1/42348Kia DavisLBR24.31 (6 h1)
6 h2 r1/41544Mariely SánchezDOM24.05 (5 h2)
6 h3 r1/42514Gloria KemasuodeNGR23.72 (6 h3)
7 h1 r1/42930Kirsten NieuwendamSUR24.46 (7 h1)
7 h2 r1/42683Carol RodríguezPUR24.07 (6 h2)
7 h3 r1/42870Meritzer WilliamsSKN23.83 (7 h3)
7 h4 r1/41108Jade BaileyBAR23.62 (7 h4)
7 h5 r1/42743Isabel le RouxRSA23.67 (7 h5)
7 h6 r1/42585Marta JeschkePOL23.59 (7 h6)
8 h3 r1/41136Fabienne FéraezBEN24.07 (8 h3)
8 h4 r1/42478Lei Lei WinMYA24.37 (8 h4)
8 h5 r1/42895Samia OmarSOM32.16 (8 h5)
8 h6 r1/42358Gretta TaslakianLBN25.32 (8 h6)
AC2745Yuliya ChermoshanskayaRUS22.98 (AC h2)22.63 (AC h3)22.57 (AC h1)DQ1
DNS1129Kim GevaertBEL– (DNS h3)
DNS1927Vida AnimGHA– (DNS h1)

Round One (19 August 2008)

Top four in each heat and next eight fastest advanced to the quarter-finals.

Heat One (10:00)

Wind0.2 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
17Allyson FelixUSA23.020.189Q
28Susanthika JayasingheSRI23.040.235Q
39Virgil HodgeSKN23.140.226Q
44Aleksandra FedorivaRUS23.290.206Q
55Inna EftimovaBUL23.500.197q
66Kia DavisLBR24.310.217
73Kirsten NieuwendamSUR24.460.190
DNS2Vida AnimGHA

Heat Two (10:07)

Wind-0.4 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
13Muna LeeUSA22.710.174Q
24Muriel Hurtis-HouairiFRA22.720.210Q
32Cydonie MothersillCAY22.760.222Q
47Ivet LalovaBUL23.130.207q
59Mariely SánchezDOM24.050.265
65Carol RodríguezPUR24.070.195
AC6Yuliya ChermoshanskayaRUS22.980.204DQQ2

Heat Three (10:14)

Wind-1.7 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
13Marshevet HookerUSA23.070.196Q
22Debbie Ferguson-McKenzieBAH23.220.174Q
39Damola OsayomiNGR23.310.192Q
48Eleni ArtymataCYP23.580.200Q
57Sabina VeitSLO23.620.213
66Gloria KemasuodeNGR23.720.216
75Meritzer WilliamsSKN23.830.225
84Fabienne FéraezBEN24.070.250
DNS8Kim GevaertBEL

Heat Four (10:21)

Wind-1.0 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
18Rakia Al-GassraBRN22.810.276Q
24Emily FreemanGBR22.950.200Q
37Kerron StewartJAM23.030.269Q
42Ionela TârleaROU23.240.187Q
55Darlenis ObregónCOL23.330.220q
69Guzel KhubbiyevaUZB23.440.154q
73Jade BaileyBAR23.620.220
86Lei Lei WinMYA24.370.195

Heat Five (10:28)

Wind-0.1 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
16Veronica Campbell-BrownJAM23.040.209Q
28Kadiatou CamaraMLI23.060.245Q
35Nataliya RusakovaRUS23.210.205Q
43Sheniqua FergusonBAH23.330.188Q
54Adrienne PowerCAN23.400.168q
69Vincenza CalìITA23.440.210q
77Isabel le RouxRSA23.670.201
82Samia OmarSOM32.16

Heat Six (10:35)

Wind-0.4 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
16Nataliya PyhydaUKR22.910.180Q
29Sherone SimpsonJAM22.940.193Q
32Roxana DíazCUB23.090.182Q
47LaVerne JonesISV23.120.178Q
58Evelyn dos SantosBRA23.430.211q
63Alison GeorgeGRN23.450.235q
75Marta JeschkePOL23.590.180
84Gretta TaslakianLBN25.320.208

Quarter-Finals (19 August 2008)

Top three in each heat and next four fastest advanced to the semi-finals.

Heat One (19:00)

Wind0.0 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
14Veronica Campbell-BrownJAM22.640.168Q
26Allyson FelixUSA22.740.199Q
37Debbie Ferguson-McKenzieBAH22.770.166Q
45Cydonie MothersillCAY22.830.233q
59Ionela TârleaROU23.220.214
62Evelyn dos SantosBRA23.350.203
78LaVerne JonesISV23.370.186
DNS1Guzel KhubbiyevaUZB

Heat Two (19:07)

Wind0.0 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
17Rakia Al-GassraBRN22.760.246Q
25Muriel Hurtis-HouairiFRA22.890.179Q
36Susanthika JayasingheSRI22.940.256Q
44Roxana DíazCUB22.980.180q
58Aleksandra FedorivaRUS23.040.244q
69Damola OsayomiNGR23.270.195
72Darlenis ObregónCOL23.400.167
83Inna EftimovaBUL23.480.188

Heat Three (19:14)

Wind0.3 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
16Kerron StewartJAM22.740.212Q
24Marshevet HookerUSA22.760.198Q
35Nataliya PyhydaUKR23.030.172q
47Kadiatou CamaraMLI23.060.213
52Adrienne PowerCAN23.510.156
63Vincenza CalìITA23.560.204
78Sheniqua FergusonBAH23.610.199
AC9Yuliya ChermoshanskayaRUS22.630.193DQQ3

Heat Four (19:21)

Wind0.0 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
15Sherone SimpsonJAM22.600.176Q
27Muna LeeUSA22.830.246Q
36Emily FreemanGBR22.950.187Q
43Ivet LalovaBUL23.150.169
54Virgil HodgeSKN23.170.223
68Nataliya RusakovaRUS23.280.220
79Eleni ArtymataCYP23.770.185
82Alison GeorgeGRN23.770.305

Semi-Finals (20 August 2008)

Top four in each heat advanced to the final.

Heat One (21:55)

Wind0.0 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
15Veronica Campbell-BrownJAM22.190.187Q
27Kerron StewartJAM22.290.217Q
34Muna LeeUSA22.290.186Q
49Debbie Ferguson-McKenzieBAH22.510.165Q
53Nataliya PyhydaUKR22.950.160
68Susanthika JayasingheSRI22.980.245
72Roxana DíazCUB23.120.177
AC6Yuliya ChermoshanskayaRUS22.570.204DQ4

Heat Two (22:04)

Wind-0.2 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
17Allyson FelixUSA22.330.181Q
29Marshevet HookerUSA22.500.196Q
35Sherone SimpsonJAM22.500.175Q
43Cydonie MothersillCAY22.610.212Q
54Muriel Hurtis-HouairiFRA22.710.188
66Rakia Al-GassraBRN22.720.259
78Emily FreemanGBR22.830.201
82Aleksandra FedorivaRUS23.220.202

Final (21 August 2008)

Wind0.6 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
14Veronica Campbell-BrownJAM21.740.172
25Allyson FelixUSA21.930.193
36Kerron StewartJAM22.000.199
49Muna LeeUSA22.010.176
57Marshevet HookerUSA22.340.200
68Sherone SimpsonJAM22.360.167
72Debbie Ferguson-McKenzieBAH22.610.175
83Cydonie MothersillCAY22.680.206