| Event type

200 metres, Women

Date6 – 8 August 2012
LocationOlympic Stadium, Olympic Park, Stratford, London
Participants52 from 37 countries
Olympic Record 21.34 WR / Florence Griffith Joyner USA / 29 September 1988

American Allyson Felix had won the World Championships at 200 metres in 2005, 2007, and 2009, but at her two Olympic appearances, she had placed second behind Jamaican Veronica Campbell-Brown. VCB was back and at the 2011 Worlds, she had defeated Felix, who placed third in Daegu. Also considered contenders for medals were VCB’s teammate Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, already the Olympic 100 gold medalist in London, and Felix’s teammate, Carmelita Jeter, runner-up in the 200 at the 2011 Worlds, and runner-up to Fraser-Pryce in the 100 four days earlier. Another long shot for a medal was Sanya Richards-Ross, more highly considered as a 400 runner, and the London 400 gold medalist three days before this final.

In the end form would hold as it would come down to those five placing 1-5, with Felix finally getting her Olympic gold medal. She started fast, closing the stagger on her outer lane by 75 metres, Ivorian sprinter Murielle Ahouré, and led at the 100, narrowly ahead of Jeter. But on the final straight, her form was perfect and she floated to the line, simply increasing her lead over the final metres to win by 0.21 over Fraser-Pryce, with Jeter winning bronze. VCB was out of the medals this time, with Richards-Ross in fifth. Felix would eventually win three gold medals in London, adding golds in both relay events.

13287Allyson FelixUSA22.71 (1 h2)22.31 (1 h2)21.88 (1)Gold
22197Shelly-Ann Fraser-PryceJAM22.71 (1 h6)22.34 (2 h3)22.09 (2)Silver
33299Carmelita JeterUSA22.65 (1 h3)22.39 (2 h1)22.14 (3)Bronze
42194Veronica Campbell-BrownJAM22.75 (3 h5)22.32 (1 h1)22.38 (4)
53313Sanya Richards-RossUSA22.48 (1 h4)22.30 (1 h3)22.39 (5)
61402Murielle AhouréCIV22.55 (1 h1)22.49 (2 h2)22.57 (6)
71791Myriam SoumaréFRA22.70 (2 h5)22.56 (3 h1)22.63 (7)
3 h2 r2/32125LaVerne JonesISV22.64 (2 h4)22.62 (3 h2)
3 h3 r2/32854Aleksandra FedorivaRUS22.61 (2 h1)22.65 (3 h3)
4 h1 r2/33185Mariya RiemienUKR22.58 (1 h5)22.62 (4 h1)
4 h2 r2/33154Yelyzaveta BryzhinaUKR22.82 (3 h6)22.64 (4 h2)
4 h3 r2/33193Khrystyna StuyUKR22.66 (3 h4)22.76 (4 h3)
5 h1 r2/31120Anthonique StrachanBAH22.75 (2 h6)22.82 (5 h1)
5 h2 r2/32203Sherone SimpsonJAM22.97 (3 h3)22.71 (5 h2)
5 h3 r2/33061Kai SelvonTTO22.85 (4 h4)23.04 (5 h3)
6 h1 r2/31268Ivet LalovaBUL23.01 (5 h4)22.98 (6 h1)
6 h2 r2/31241Evelyn dos SantosBRA23.07 (4 h6)22.82 (6 h2)
6 h3 r2/31869Abi OyepitanGBR22.92 (2 h3)23.14 (6 h3)
7 h1 r2/31846Margaret AdeoyeGBR22.94 (3 h1)23.28 (7 h1)
7 h2 r2/31513Eleni ArtymataCYP23.09 (6 h4)22.92 (7 h2)
7 h3 r2/31307Crystal EmmanuelCAN23.10 (5 h6)23.28 (7 h3)
8 h1 r2/32126Allison PeterISV23.00 (4 h1)23.35 (8 h1)
8 h3 r2/32010Janelle RedheadGRN23.08 (2 h2)23.51 (8 h3)
3 h2 r1/31868Anyika OnuoraGBR23.23 (3 h2)
4 h2 r1/32892Yelizaveta SavlinisRUS23.23 (4 h2)
4 h3 r1/31989Maria BelimpasakiGRE23.36 (4 h3)
4 h5 r1/32982Lea SprungerSUI23.27 (4 h5)
5 h1 r1/32590Christy UdohNGR23.19 (5 h1)
5 h2 r1/32155Gloria HooperITA23.25 (5 h2)
5 h3 r1/31248Ana Cláudia LemosBRA23.40 (5 h3)
5 h5 r1/32605Ezinne OkparaeboNOR23.30 (5 h5)
6 h1 r1/32769Andreea OgrăzeanuROU23.46 (6 h1)
6 h2 r1/31115Debbie Ferguson-McKenzieBAH23.49 (6 h2)
6 h3 r1/32578Gloria AsumnuNGR23.43 (6 h3)
6 h5 r1/32888Nataliya RusakovaRUS23.40 (6 h5)
6 h6 r1/31567Mariely SánchezDOM23.20 (6 h6)
7 h1 r1/32689Anna KiełbasińskaPOL23.67 (7 h1)
7 h2 r1/31974Vida AnimGHA23.71 (7 h2)
7 h3 r1/32251Chisato FukushimaJPN24.14 (7 h3)
7 h4 r1/31429Norma GonzálezCOL23.46 (7 h4)
7 h5 r1/31579Érika ChávezECU23.70 (7 h5)
7 h6 r1/32289Viktoriya ZyabkinaKAZ23.49 (7 h6)
8 h1 r1/31332Hinikissa NdikertCHA26.06 (8 h1)
8 h2 r1/32912Ndèye Fatou SoumahSEN23.89 (8 h2)
8 h3 r1/32422Gretta TaslakianLBN24.49 (8 h3)
8 h4 r1/33356Nercely SotoVEN23.54 (8 h4)
8 h5 r1/32986Kirsten NieuwendamSUR24.07 (8 h5)
8 h6 r1/31493Nelkis CasabonaCUB23.82 (8 h6)
9 h4 r1/33023Vlada OvcharenkoTJK24.39 (9 h4)
9 h5 r1/31278Chan SeyhaCAM26.62 (9 h5)
9 h6 r1/31557Luan GabrielDMA24.12 (9 h6)
AC3058Semoy HackettTTO22.81 (AC h2)22.55 (AC h2)22.87 (AC)DQ1
DNS2030Marlena WeshHAI– (DNS h1)
DNS1328Cydonie MothersillCAY– (DNS h3)

Round One (6 August 2012 — 19:20)

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

Heat One (19:20)

Wind0.5 m/s
Wind0.5 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
13Murielle AhouréCIV22.550.155Q
28Aleksandra FedorivaRUS22.610.206Q
37Margaret AdeoyeGBR22.940.202Q
49Allison PeterISV23.000.236q
54Christy UdohNGR23.190.179
61Andreea OgrăzeanuROU23.460.198
72Anna KiełbasińskaPOL23.670.177
85Hinikissa NdikertCHA26.060.168
DNS6Marlena WeshHAI

Heat Two (19:28)

Wind1.2 m/s
Wind1.2 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
13Allyson FelixUSA22.710.175Q
25Janelle RedheadGRN23.080.175Q
34Anyika OnuoraGBR23.230.162
46Yelizaveta SavlinisRUS23.230.171
52Gloria HooperITA23.250.160
61Debbie Ferguson-McKenzieBAH23.490.154
77Vida AnimGHA23.710.196
88Ndèye Fatou SoumahSEN23.890.190
AC9Semoy HackettTTO22.810.176DQ2

Heat Three (19:36)

Wind0.7 m/s
Wind0.7 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
15Carmelita JeterUSA22.650.164Q
27Abi OyepitanGBR22.920.167Q
38Sherone SimpsonJAM22.970.149Q
46Maria BelimpasakiGRE23.360.190
53Ana Cláudia LemosBRA23.400.149
69Gloria AsumnuNGR23.430.155
71Chisato FukushimaJPN24.140.141
82Gretta TaslakianLBN24.490.168
DNS4Cydonie MothersillCAY

Heat Four (19:44)

Wind0.3 m/s
Wind0.3 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
18Sanya Richards-RossUSA22.480.191Q
24LaVerne JonesISV22.640.163Q
33Khrystyna StuyUKR22.660.173Q
41Kai SelvonTTO22.850.162q
56Ivet LalovaBUL23.010.159q
65Eleni ArtymataCYP23.090.200q
77Norma GonzálezCOL23.460.187
89Nercely SotoVEN23.540.198
92Vlada OvcharenkoTJK24.390.247

Heat Five (19:52)

Wind1.3 m/s
Wind1.3 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
19Mariya RiemienUKR22.580.168Q
25Myriam SoumaréFRA22.700.144Q
34Veronica Campbell-BrownJAM22.750.162Q
43Lea SprungerSUI23.270.152
56Ezinne OkparaeboNOR23.300.150
67Nataliya RusakovaRUS23.400.145
78Érika ChávezECU23.700.217
82Kirsten NieuwendamSUR24.070.180
91Chan SeyhaCAM26.620.226

Heat Six (20:00)

Wind0.8 m/s
Wind0.8 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
12Shelly-Ann Fraser-PryceJAM22.710.176Q
25Anthonique StrachanBAH22.750.186Q
39Yelyzaveta BryzhinaUKR22.820.244Q
48Evelyn dos SantosBRA23.070.186q
51Crystal EmmanuelCAN23.100.167q
67Mariely SánchezDOM23.200.155
74Viktoriya ZyabkinaKAZ23.490.185
86Nelkis CasabonaCUB23.820.175
93Luan GabrielDMA24.120.181

Semi-Finals (7 August 2012 — 20:25)

Top four in each heat advanced to the final.

Heat One (20:25)

Wind1.0 m/s
Wind1.0 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
19Veronica Campbell-BrownJAM22.320.173Q
27Carmelita JeterUSA22.390.181Q
34Myriam SoumaréFRA22.560.140q
46Mariya RiemienUKR22.620.187
55Anthonique StrachanBAH22.820.175
63Ivet LalovaBUL22.980.146
78Margaret AdeoyeGBR23.280.192
82Allison PeterISV23.350.204

Heat Two (20:33)

Wind1.0 m/s
Wind1.0 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
14Allyson FelixUSA22.310.185Q
25Murielle AhouréCIV22.490.151Q
37LaVerne JonesISV22.620.161
49Yelyzaveta BryzhinaUKR22.640.225
58Sherone SimpsonJAM22.710.159
63Evelyn dos SantosBRA22.820.167
72Eleni ArtymataCYP22.920.226
AC6Semoy HackettTTO22.550.193DQ3

Heat Three (20:41)

Wind0.9 m/s
Wind0.9 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
15Sanya Richards-RossUSA22.300.191Q
24Shelly-Ann Fraser-PryceJAM22.340.164Q
36Aleksandra FedorivaRUS22.650.191
49Khrystyna StuyUKR22.760.169
53Kai SelvonTTO23.040.177
67Abi OyepitanGBR23.140.148
72Crystal EmmanuelCAN23.280.177
88Janelle RedheadGRN23.510.168

Final (8 August 2012 — 21:00)

Wind-0.2 m/s
Wind-0.2 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
17Allyson FelixUSA21.880.174
24Shelly-Ann Fraser-PryceJAM22.090.169
39Carmelita JeterUSA22.140.167
45Veronica Campbell-BrownJAM22.380.176
56Sanya Richards-RossUSA22.390.171
68Murielle AhouréCIV22.570.161
72Myriam SoumaréFRA22.630.157
AC3Semoy HackettTTO22.870.150DQ4