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200 metres, Men

Date31 July – 1 August 1928
StatusOlympic
LocationOlympisch Stadion, Amsterdam
Participants59 from 29 countries
Olympic Record 21.6 / Jackson Scholz USA / 9 July 1924
21.6 / Archie Hahn USA / 31 August 1904

The defending champion, Jackson Scholz, was back and probably a slight favorite. But no American had medaled in the 100 in which Canada’s Percy Williams won. In the final, Helmut Körnig (GER) entered the straight leading Scholz, but with 50 metres left, Williams and Walter Rangeley (GBR) moved ahead. Third place was very close and the judges could not decide. At first they called it a dead-heat but then called for a run-off. Scholz declined and Körnig was given the bronze medal. Film of the race confirms that this was the correct decision.

PosNrAthleteNOCR1QFSFFinal
1667Percy WilliamsCAN22.6 (1 h14)21.8 (2 h6)22.0 (1 h1)21.8 (1)Gold
2480Walter RangeleyGBR22.0 (1 h13)21.9 (2 h4)22.0 (2 h1)21.9 (2)Silver
3722Helmut KörnigGER23.4 (1 h10)21.6 (1 h6)21.8 (1 h2)21.9 (3)Bronze
4566Jackson ScholzUSA22.2 (1 h6)21.8 (1 h4)21.9 (2 h2)21.9 (4)
5651Johnny FitzpatrickCAN22.8 (1 h3)22.0 (1 h5)22.0 (3 h2)22.1 (5)
6740Jakob SchüllerGER22.0 (1 h4)22.0 (1 h1)22.1 (3 h1)22.2 (6)
4 h1 r3/4553Charley PaddockUSA22.2 (1 h5)21.8 (1 h3)22.1 (4 h1)
4 h2 r3/4510Henry CummingUSA22.4 (1 h1)– (2 h1)22.1 (4 h2)
5 h1 r3/4171Mario GómezMEX22.5 (2 h5)– (2 h5)22.3 (5 h1)
5 h2 r3/4456Cyril GillGBR22.2 (1 h15)– (2 h2)22.3 (5 h2)
6 h2 r3/4848Björn KugelbergSWE22.4 (1 h2)– (2 h3)22.6 (6 h2)
AC h1 r3/4287Billie LeggRSA22.4 (1 h9)21.8 (1 h2)– (AC h1)
3 h1 r2/4645Ralph AdamsCAN22.5 (2 h6)– (3 h1)
3 h2 r2/4741Hermann SchlöskeGER25.0 (2 h7)– (3 h2)1
3 h3 r2/456André CerbonneyFRA22.2 (1 h8)– (3 h3)
3 h4 r2/4605Paul BrochartBEL– (2 h8)– (3 h4)
3 h5 r2/4590Alberto BaruccoARG– (2 h9)– (3 h5)
3 h6 r2/4508Charley BorahUSA25.0 (1 h7)21.8 (3 h6)
4 h1 r2/4407Hermann GeißlerAUT22.4 (1 h12)– (4 h1)
4 h2 r2/4293Rinus van den BergeNED– (2 h4)– (4 h2)
4 h3 r2/4445Guy ButlerGBR22.8 (1 h11)– (4 h3)
4 h4 r2/467Maurice DegrelleFRA– (2 h2)– (4 h4)
4 h5 r2/484Jérôme MannaertFRA– (2 h11)– (4 h5)
4 h6 r2/4597Jimmy CarltonAUS22.8 (2 h3)22.0 (4 h6)
5 h1 r2/4459Jack HambidgeGBR– (2 h14)– (5 h1)
5 h2 r2/486André MourlonFRA– (2 h1)– (5 h2)
5 h3 r2/4298Harry BroosNED– (2 h13)– (5 h3)
5 h4 r2/4385Karel KněnickýTCH– (2 h10)– (5 h4)
5 h5 r2/4286Howard KinsmanRSA– (2 h15)– (5 h5)
5 h6 r2/4224Giuseppe CastelliITA– (2 h12)22.2 (5 h6)
3 h1 r1/4146André ThéardHAI– (3 h1)
3 h2 r1/4213Donald CullenIRL– (3 h2)
3 h3 r1/4378Juan SerrahimaESP– (3 h3)
3 h4 r1/4624François PrinsenBEL– (3 h4)
3 h5 r1/4414Anselmo GonzagaPHI22.7 (3 h5)
3 h6 r1/4249Iwao AizawaJPN22.6 (3 h6)
3 h8 r1/416Ferenc GerőHUN– (3 h8)
3 h9 r1/4158Haris ŠveminasLTU– (3 h9)
3 h10 r1/4164Jean MoulinLUX– (3 h10)
3 h11 r1/4594Juan Bautista PinaARG– (3 h11)
3 h12 r1/4283Aubrey Burton-DurhamRSA– (3 h12)
3 h13 r1/4610Willy DujardinBEL– (3 h13)
3 h14 r1/4393Jaroslav VykoupilTCH– (3 h14)
3 h15 r1/4240Edgardo ToettiITA– (3 h15)
4 h1 r1/4279Willy WeibelSUI– (4 h1)
4 h2 r1/4133Renos FrangoudisGRE– (4 h2)
4 h3 r1/4204R. BurnsIND– (4 h3)
4 h4 r1/4274Hans NigglSUI– (4 h4)
4 h5 r1/4612Adolphe GroscolBEL23.8 (4 h5)
4 h6 r1/4216Sean LavanIRL22.9 (4 h6)
4 h8 r1/4206James HallIND– (4 h8)
4 h12 r1/4136Angelos LambrouGRE– (4 h12)
4 h13 r1/4433José de LimaPOR– (4 h13)
5 h1 r1/4375Diego OrdóñezESP– (5 h1)
5 h3 r1/4683Alex HannigCHI– (5 h3)
5 h8 r1/4379Johann BartlTCH– (5 h8)
6 h1 r1/4360Ladislau PeterROU– (6 h1)
6 h8 r1/4169Francisco CostasMEX– (6 h8)
AC h9 r1/4654Buck HesterCAN– (AC h9)
DNS825Dragoš StevanovićYUG– (DNS h2)
DNS689Rodolfo WagnerCHI– (DNS h4)
DNS40István SugárHUN– (DNS h5)
DNS878José BarrientosCUB– (DNS h5)
DNS374Fernando MuñagorriESP– (DNS h6)
DNS162Robert CodronsLUX– (DNS h7)
DNS368Enrique de ChávarriESP– (DNS h7)
DNS305Wim HenningsNED– (DNS h7)
DNS36István RaggambiHUN– (DNS h9)
DNS772Reijo HalmeFIN– (DNS h10)
DNS278Willy TschoppSUI– (DNS h10)
DNS143Vasilios StavrinosGRE– (DNS h11)
DNS193Fritz Krogh NielsenNOR– (DNS h11)
DNS747Friedrich-Wilhelm WichmannGER– (DNS h12)
DNS589Eduardo AlbeARG– (DNS h13)
DNS877János PaizsHUN– (DNS h14)
DNS405Arthur PorrittNZL– (DNS h14)
DNS134Emmanuel GneftosGRE– (DNS h15)
DNS165Georges SchmitLUX– (DNS h15)

Round One (31 July 1928 — 14:50)

Top two in each heat advanced to the quarter-finals.

Heat One

PosLaneAthleteNOCTime
16Henry CummingUSA22.4Q
23André MourlonFRAQ
34André ThéardHAI
45Willy WeibelSUI
52Diego OrdóñezESP
61Ladislau PeterROU

Heat Two

PosLaneAthleteNOCTime
13Björn KugelbergSWE22.4Q
24Maurice DegrelleFRAQ
31Donald CullenIRL
42Renos FrangoudisGRE
DNS5Dragoš StevanovićYUG

Heat Three

PosLaneAthleteNOCTime
11Johnny FitzpatrickCAN22.8Q
25Jimmy CarltonAUS22.8Q
33Juan SerrahimaESP
44R. BurnsIND
52Alex HannigCHI

Heat Four

PosLaneAthleteNOCTime
13Jakob SchüllerGER22.0Q
24Rinus van den BergeNEDQ
32François PrinsenBEL
45Hans NigglSUI
DNS1Rodolfo WagnerCHI

Heat Five

PosLaneAthleteNOCTime
16Charley PaddockUSA22.2Q
21Mario GómezMEX22.5Q
35Anselmo GonzagaPHI22.7
43Adolphe GroscolBEL23.8
DNS2István SugárHUN
DNS4José BarrientosCUB

Heat Six

PosLaneAthleteNOCTime
15Jackson ScholzUSA22.2Q
22Ralph AdamsCAN22.5Q
34Iwao AizawaJPN22.6
41Sean LavanIRL22.9
DNS3Fernando MuñagorriESP

Heat Seven

PosLaneAthleteNOCTime
14Charley BorahUSA25.0Q
23Hermann SchlöskeGER25.0Q2
DNS1Robert CodronsLUX
DNS2Enrique de ChávarriESP
DNS5Wim HenningsNED

Heat Eight

PosLaneAthleteNOCTime
12André CerbonneyFRA22.2Q
25Paul BrochartBELQ
33Ferenc GerőHUN
46James HallIND
54Johann BartlTCH
61Francisco CostasMEX

Heat Nine

PosLaneAthleteNOCTime
13Billie LeggRSA22.4Q
24Alberto BaruccoARGQ
35Haris ŠveminasLTU
AC1Buck HesterCANDQ
DNS2István RaggambiHUN

Heat Ten

PosLaneAthleteNOCTime
13Helmut KörnigGER23.4Q
22Karel KněnickýTCHQ
31Jean MoulinLUX
DNS4Reijo HalmeFIN
DNS5Willy TschoppSUI

Heat Eleven

PosLaneAthleteNOCTime
15Guy ButlerGBR22.8Q
23Jérôme MannaertFRAQ
34Juan Bautista PinaARG
DNS1Vasilios StavrinosGRE
DNS2Fritz Krogh NielsenNOR

Heat Twelve

PosLaneAthleteNOCTime
12Hermann GeißlerAUT22.4Q
25Giuseppe CastelliITAQ
34Aubrey Burton-DurhamRSA
41Angelos LambrouGRE
DNS3Friedrich-Wilhelm WichmannGER

Heat Thirteen

PosLaneAthleteNOCTime
14Walter RangeleyGBR22.0Q
23Harry BroosNEDQ
31Willy DujardinBEL
45José de LimaPOR
DNS2Eduardo AlbeARG

Heat Fourteen

PosLaneAthleteNOCTime
11Percy WilliamsCAN22.6Q
25Jack HambidgeGBRQ
33Jaroslav VykoupilTCH
DNS2János PaizsHUN
DNS4Arthur PorrittNZL

Heat Fifteen

PosLaneAthleteNOCTime
15Cyril GillGBR22.2Q
23Howard KinsmanRSAQ
34Edgardo ToettiITA
DNS1Emmanuel GneftosGRE
DNS2Georges SchmitLUX

Quarter-Finals (31 July 1928 — 17:15)

Top two in each heat advanced to the semi-finals.

Heat One

PosNrAthleteNOCTime
1740Jakob SchüllerGER22.0Q
2510Henry CummingUSAQ
3645Ralph AdamsCAN
4407Hermann GeißlerAUT
5459Jack HambidgeGBR

Heat Two

PosNrAthleteNOCTime
1287Billie LeggRSA21.8Q
2456Cyril GillGBRQ
3741Hermann SchlöskeGER3
4293Rinus van den BergeNED
586André MourlonFRA

Heat Three

PosNrAthleteNOCTime
1553Charley PaddockUSA21.8Q
2848Björn KugelbergSWEQ
356André CerbonneyFRA
4445Guy ButlerGBR
5298Harry BroosNED

Heat Four

PosNrAthleteNOCTime
1566Jackson ScholzUSA21.8Q
2480Walter RangeleyGBR21.9Q
3605Paul BrochartBEL
467Maurice DegrelleFRA
5385Karel KněnickýTCH

Heat Five

PosNrAthleteNOCTime
1651Johnny FitzpatrickCAN22.0Q
2171Mario GómezMEXQ
3590Alberto BaruccoARG
484Jérôme MannaertFRA
5286Howard KinsmanRSA

Heat Six

PosNrAthleteNOCTime
1722Helmut KörnigGER21.6Q=OR
2667Percy WilliamsCAN21.8Q
3508Charley BorahUSA21.8
4597Jimmy CarltonAUS22.0
5224Giuseppe CastelliITA22.2

Semi-Finals (1 August 1928 — 14:00)

Top three in each heat advanced to the final.

Heat One

PosNrAthleteNOCTime
1667Percy WilliamsCAN22.0Q
2480Walter RangeleyGBR22.0Q
3740Jakob SchüllerGER22.1Q
4553Charley PaddockUSA22.1
5171Mario GómezMEX22.3
AC287Billie LeggRSADNF

Heat Two

PosNrAthleteNOCTime
1722Helmut KörnigGER21.8Q
2566Jackson ScholzUSA21.9Q
3651Johnny FitzpatrickCAN22.0Q
4510Henry CummingUSA22.1
5456Cyril GillGBR22.3
6848Björn KugelbergSWE22.6

Final (1 August 1928 — 15:50)

PosLaneAthleteNOCTime
12Percy WilliamsCAN21.8
23Walter RangeleyGBR21.9
34Helmut KörnigGER21.9
45Jackson ScholzUSA21.9
56Johnny FitzpatrickCAN22.1
61Jakob SchüllerGER22.2