| Event type

200 metres, Women

Date15 – 17 August 2016
LocationEstádio Olímpico João Havelange, Engenho de Dentro, Rio de Janeiro
Participants72 from 49 countries
Olympic Record 21.34 WR / Florence Griffith Joyner USA / 29 September 1988

Dutchwoman Dafne Schippers was a multi-athlete who decided to turn to full-time sprinting after a heptathlon bronze medal at the 2013 World Championships. It was a good decision, as she won the 2014 European Championships and the 2015 World Championships in the 200, adding 100 titles at the 2014 and 2016 Europeans, and came to Rio as the favorite. That role was cemented when American Allyson Felix, the top 200 runner of the last decade, failed to make the US Olympic team in this event, after nursing an ankle injury from May 2016. Schippers’ biggest challengers were thought to be Jamaican Elaine Thompson, already the Rio gold medalist in the 100, and American Tori Bowie, who had won silver in the 100 earlier in the week. Also back was Jamaica’s Veronica Campbell-Brown, the 2004 and 2008 Olympic champion and a silver medalist in London.

Campbell-Brown did not get past the heats, but Schippers, Bowie, and Thompson made it to the final, with Schippers posting the fastest time in the semis with 21.97. In the final, Thompson took the lead on the turn, with Bowie close behind, as Schippers moved into second at 70 metres, and was expected to run down Thompson on the straight. It was not to be, as Thompson increased her lead, winning in 21.78 to Schippers’ 21.88, with Bowie taking the bronze medal. Thompson became the first woman to double in the Olympic 100-200 since Florence Griffith Joyner in 1988, and the seventh overall at the Olympics.

1903Elaine ThompsonJAM22.63 (2 h4)22.13 (2 h1)21.78 (1)Gold
21039Dafne SchippersNED22.51 (1 h1)21.96 (1 h1)21.88 (2)Silver
31326Tori BowieUSA22.47 (1 h8)22.13 (1 h3)22.15 (3)Bronze
4540Marie-Josée Ta LouCIV22.31 (1 h4)22.28 (1 h2)22.21 (4)
5695Dina Asher-SmithGBR22.77 (2 h5)22.49 (4 h1)22.31 (5)
61245Michelle-Lee AhyeTTO22.50 (1 h3)22.25 (2 h3)22.34 (6)
71374Deajah StevensUSA22.45 (1 h6)22.38 (3 h1)22.65 (7)
8458Ivet Lalova-CollioBUL22.61 (1 h7)22.42 (2 h2)22.69 (8)
3 h2 r2/3334Ella NelsonAUS22.66 (2 h7)22.50 (3 h2)
3 h3 r2/3885Simone FaceyJAM22.78 (2 h3)22.57 (3 h3)
4 h2 r2/31365Jenna PrandiniUSA22.62 (1 h2)22.55 (4 h2)
4 h3 r2/3539Murielle AhouréCIV22.52 (2 h8)22.59 (4 h3)
5 h1 r2/31059Blessing OkagbareNGR22.71 (1 h5)22.69 (5 h1)
5 h2 r2/31300Nataliya PohrebniakUKR22.64 (2 h1)22.81 (5 h2)
5 h3 r2/3762Gina LückenkemperGER22.80 (3 h4)22.73 (5 h3)
6 h1 r2/31206Mujinga KambundjiSUI22.78 (3 h8)22.83 (6 h1)
6 h2 r2/31249Semoy HackettTTO22.78 (2 h9)22.94 (6 h2)
6 h3 r2/3454Edidiong OdiongBRN22.74 (1 h9)22.84 (6 h3)
7 h1 r2/3763Lisa MayerGER22.86 (2 h2)22.90 (7 h1)
7 h2 r2/3613Ángela TenorioECU22.94 (4 h2)22.99 (7 h2)
7 h3 r2/31400Nercely SotoVEN22.89 (2 h6)22.88 (7 h3)
8 h1 r2/3360Tynia GaitherBAH22.90 (3 h2)23.45 (8 h1)
8 h2 r2/3731Jodie WilliamsGBR22.69 (3 h7)22.99 (8 h2)
8 h3 r2/3474Crystal EmmanuelCAN22.80 (3 h1)23.05 (8 h3)
3 h3 r1/3439Kauiza VenâncioBRA23.06 (3 h3)
3 h5 r1/3363Anthonique StrachanBAH22.96 (3 h5)
3 h6 r1/31038Jamile SamuelNED23.04 (3 h6)
3 h9 r1/3882Veronica Campbell-BrownJAM22.97 (3 h9)
4 h1 r1/31103Anna KiełbasińskaPOL22.95 (4 h1)
4 h3 r1/31162Alyssa ConleyRSA23.17 (4 h3)
4 h4 r1/3798Maria BelimpasakiGRE23.19 (4 h4)
4 h5 r1/31043Tessa van SchagenNED23.41 (4 h5)
4 h6 r1/3589Ramona PapaioannouCYP23.10 (4 h6)
4 h7 r1/31127Lorène BazoloPOR23.01 (4 h7)
4 h8 r1/3746Nadine GonskaGER23.03 (4 h8)
4 h9 r1/3936Olga SafronovaKAZ23.29 (4 h9)
5 h1 r1/31253Reyare ThomasTTO22.97 (5 h1)
5 h2 r1/31143Celiangelí MoralesPUR23.00 (5 h2)
5 h3 r1/3508Isidora JiménezCHI23.29 (5 h3)
5 h4 r1/31166Justine PalframanRSA23.33 (5 h4)
5 h5 r1/3692Gina BassGAM23.43 (5 h5)
5 h6 r1/31276Yelyzaveta BryzhinaUKR23.28 (5 h6)
5 h7 r1/3914Chisato FukushimaJPN23.21 (5 h7)
5 h8 r1/3587Eleni ArtymataCYP23.27 (5 h8)
5 h9 r1/3879Ashley KellyIVB23.61 (5 h9)
6 h1 r1/31184Maja MihalinecSLO23.38 (6 h1)
6 h2 r1/3864Gloria HooperITA23.05 (6 h2)
6 h3 r1/3621Estela GarcíaESP23.43 (6 h3)
6 h4 r1/3790Janet AmponsahGHA23.67 (6 h4)
6 h5 r1/3833Srabani NandaIND23.58 (6 h5)
6 h6 r1/31391Nigina SharipovaUZB23.33 (6 h6)
6 h7 r1/3855LaVerne JonesISV23.35 (6 h7)
6 h8 r1/3577Arialis GandullaCUB23.41 (6 h8)
6 h9 r1/31180Tameka WilliamsSKN23.61 (6 h9)
7 h1 r1/3373Olivia BorléeBEL23.53 (7 h1)
7 h2 r1/3608Mariely SánchezDOM23.39 (7 h2)
7 h3 r1/31309Nataliya StrohovaUKR23.69 (7 h3)
7 h4 r1/3315Diana KhubeseryanARM25.16 (7 h4)
7 h5 r1/31020Aurelie AlcindorMRI24.55 (7 h5)
7 h6 r1/3941Viktoriya ZyabkinaKAZ23.34 (7 h6)
7 h7 r1/3432Vitória RosaBRA23.35 (7 h7)
7 h8 r1/3813Brenessa ThompsonGUY23.65 (7 h8)
7 h9 r1/31188Sabina VeitSLO23.75 (7 h9)
8 h1 r1/31006Afa IsmailMDV24.96 (8 h1)
8 h2 r1/3372Cynthia BolingoBEL23.98 (8 h2)
8 h3 r1/31240Ýelena RýabowaTKM25.45 (8 h3)
8 h4 r1/31198Margret HassanSSD26.99 (8 h4)
8 h5 r1/3313Gayane ChiloyanARM25.03 (8 h5)
8 h6 r1/31080Najma ParveenPAK26.11 (8 h6)
8 h7 r1/3359Sheniqua FergusonBAH23.62 (8 h7)
8 h8 r1/3455Maizurah AbdulBRU28.02 (8 h8)
8 h9 r1/31239Kristina PronzhenkoTJK25.53 (8 h9)

Round One (15 August 2016)

Top two in each heat and next six fastest advanced to the quarter-finals.

Heat One (9:30)

Wind0.5 m/s
PosNrAthleteNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
14Dafne SchippersNED22.510.145Q
27Nataliya PohrebniakUKR22.640.134Q
36Crystal EmmanuelCAN22.800.144q
45Anna KiełbasińskaPOL22.950.155
52Reyare ThomasTTO22.970.202
61Maja MihalinecSLO23.380.132
73Olivia BorléeBEL23.530.170
88Afa IsmailMDV24.960.193

Heat Two (9:36)

Wind0.8 m/s
PosNrAthleteNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
11Jenna PrandiniUSA22.620.163Q
27Lisa MayerGER22.860.172Q
36Tynia GaitherBAH22.900.160q
45Ángela TenorioECU22.940.160q
53Celiangelí MoralesPUR23.000.164
62Gloria HooperITA23.050.167
78Mariely SánchezDOM23.390.159
84Cynthia BolingoBEL23.980.188

Heat Three (9:42)

Wind0.6 m/s
PosNrAthleteNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
13Michelle-Lee AhyeTTO22.500.170Q
25Simone FaceyJAM22.780.164Q
38Kauiza VenâncioBRA23.060.187
44Alyssa ConleyRSA23.170.114
51Isidora JiménezCHI23.290.132
62Estela GarcíaESP23.430.137
77Nataliya StrohovaUKR23.690.164
86Ýelena RýabowaTKM25.450.170

Heat Four (9:48)

Wind0.6 m/s
PosNrAthleteNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
17Marie-Josée Ta LouCIV22.310.141Q
24Elaine ThompsonJAM22.630.177Q
33Gina LückenkemperGER22.800.207q
42Maria BelimpasakiGRE23.190.183
56Justine PalframanRSA23.330.151
61Janet AmponsahGHA23.670.157
78Diana KhubeseryanARM25.160.146
85Margret HassanSSD26.990.263

Heat Five (9:54)

Wind-0.1 m/s
PosNrAthleteNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
14Blessing OkagbareNGR22.710.158Q
27Dina Asher-SmithGBR22.770.164Q
31Anthonique StrachanBAH22.960.161
48Tessa van SchagenNED23.410.189
52Gina BassGAM23.430.179
66Srabani NandaIND23.580.150
75Aurelie AlcindorMRI24.550.201
83Gayane ChiloyanARM25.030.179

Heat Six (10:00)

Wind0.0 m/s
PosNrAthleteNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
17Deajah StevensUSA22.450.160Q
24Nercely SotoVEN22.890.196Q
32Jamile SamuelNED23.040.159
45Ramona PapaioannouCYP23.100.140
51Yelyzaveta BryzhinaUKR23.280.178
68Nigina SharipovaUZB23.330.140
76Viktoriya ZyabkinaKAZ23.340.167
83Najma ParveenPAK26.110.183

Heat Seven (10:06)

Wind0.5 m/s
PosNrAthleteNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
16Ivet Lalova-CollioBUL22.610.136Q
23Ella NelsonAUS22.660.155Q
34Jodie WilliamsGBR22.690.135q
41Lorène BazoloPOR23.010.166
58Chisato FukushimaJPN23.210.125
65LaVerne JonesISV23.350.127
72Vitória RosaBRA23.350.191
87Sheniqua FergusonBAH23.620.153

Heat Eight (10:12)

Wind0.1 m/s
PosNrAthleteNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
18Tori BowieUSA22.470.145Q
26Murielle AhouréCIV22.520.156Q
33Mujinga KambundjiSUI22.780.139q
41Nadine GonskaGER23.030.129
55Eleni ArtymataCYP23.270.166
62Arialis GandullaCUB23.410.149
77Brenessa ThompsonGUY23.650.155
84Maizurah AbdulBRU28.020.173

Heat Nine (10:18)

Wind0.6 m/s
PosNrAthleteNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
13Edidiong OdiongBRN22.740.156Q
21Semoy HackettTTO22.780.162Q
36Veronica Campbell-BrownJAM22.970.170
48Olga SafronovaKAZ23.290.144
57Ashley KellyIVB23.610.191
64Tameka WilliamsSKN23.610.160
72Sabina VeitSLO23.750.161
85Kristina PronzhenkoTJK25.530.213

Semi-Finals (16 August 2016)

Top four in each heat advanced to the final.

Heat One (22:00)

Wind0.1 m/s
PosNrAthleteNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
13Dafne SchippersNED21.960.139Q
24Elaine ThompsonJAM22.130.164Q
35Deajah StevensUSA22.380.170q
47Dina Asher-SmithGBR22.490.143q
56Blessing OkagbareNGR22.690.179
62Mujinga KambundjiSUI22.830.121
78Lisa MayerGER22.900.162
81Tynia GaitherBAH23.450.149

Heat Two (22:08)

Wind0.1 m/s
PosNrAthleteNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
13Marie-Josée Ta LouCIV22.280.156Q
24Ivet Lalova-CollioBUL22.420.127Q
37Ella NelsonAUS22.500.165
46Jenna PrandiniUSA22.550.196
55Nataliya PohrebniakUKR22.810.163
68Semoy HackettTTO22.940.240
72Ángela TenorioECU22.990.160
81Jodie WilliamsGBR22.990.173

Heat Three (22:16)

Wind0.8 m/s
PosNrAthleteNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
14Tori BowieUSA22.130.145Q
26Michelle-Lee AhyeTTO22.250.153Q
38Simone FaceyJAM22.570.158
45Murielle AhouréCIV22.590.144
52Gina LückenkemperGER22.730.196
63Edidiong OdiongBRN22.840.156
77Nercely SotoVEN22.880.174
81Crystal EmmanuelCAN23.050.149

Final (17 August 2016 — 22:30)

Wind-0.1 m/s
PosNrAthleteNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
16Elaine ThompsonJAM21.780.152
24Dafne SchippersNED21.880.141
35Tori BowieUSA22.150.143
43Marie-Josée Ta LouCIV22.210.153
52Dina Asher-SmithGBR22.310.135
67Michelle-Lee AhyeTTO22.340.158
71Deajah StevensUSA22.650.171
88Ivet Lalova-CollioBUL22.690.104