| Event type

200 metres, Men

Date24 – 26 August 2004
LocationOlympiako Stadio, Olympiako Athletiko Kentro Athinon Spiros Loues, Maroussi
Participants54 from 41 countries
Olympic Record 19.32 WR / Michael Johnson USA / 1 August 1996

The day before the Athina Olympics opened, the defending 200 champion, Kostas Kenteris and the women’s 2000 100 silver medalist, Aikaterini Thanou, missed a mandatory drug test. A few hours later they showed up at a hospital, claiming they had been injured in a motorcycle accident. But no accident had been reported, no eyewitnesses to it were produced, no damaged motorcycle was ever seen, and they had no significant visible injuries. After being question by the IOC, they withdrew from the Olympics. A Greek police probe concluded on 20 August that the pair had faked the motorcycle accident to avoid the drug test. This affected the 200 final as the Greek crowd protested vociferously, after Kenteris had been suspended for missing the drug test, delaying the start of the race. The final was eventually won rather comfortably by American Shawn Crawford, who led his teammates, Bernard Williams, III and Justin Gatlin, across the line. The US sweep was the sixth time that this had been done by US runners in the Olympic 200, but the first time since 1984.

13246Shawn CrawfordUSA20.55 (1 h2)19.95 (1 h1)20.05 (1 h1)19.79 (1)Gold
23362Bernard Williams, IIIUSA20.29 (1 h6)20.40 (1 h2)20.18 (2 h1)20.01 (2)Silver
33263Justin GatlinUSA20.51 (2 h7)20.03 (1 h3)20.35 (1 h2)20.03 (3)Bronze
42555Frankie FredericksNAM20.54 (1 h3)20.20 (2 h1)20.43 (3 h1)20.14 (4)
52739Francis ObikweluPOR20.40 (=2 h1)20.33 (1 h4)20.36 (2 h2)20.14 (5)
62549Stéphane BucklandMRI20.29 (1 h1)20.36 (2 h4)20.37 (3 h2)20.24 (6)
71941Tobias UngerGER20.65 (2 h4)20.30 (3 h1)20.54 (4 h1)20.64 (7)
4 h2 r3/42241Asafa PowellJAM20.77 (4 h5)20.23 (2 h3)20.56 (4 h2)– (DNS)
5 h1 r3/41978Tasos GousisGRE20.44 (2 h6)20.46 (2 h2)20.68 (5 h1)
5 h2 r3/41874Sebastian ErnstGER20.47 (1 h7)20.36 (3 h3)20.63 (5 h2)
6 h1 r3/42255Chris WilliamsJAM20.57 (2 h2)20.34 (4 h1)20.80 (6 h1)
6 h2 r3/42533Juan Pedro ToledoMEX20.40 (=2 h1)20.43 (3 h4)20.64 (6 h2)
7 h1 r3/42673Marcin JędrusińskiPOL20.63 (1 h4)20.55 (3 h2)20.81 (7 h1)
7 h2 r3/41818Christian MalcolmGBR20.62 (2 h5)20.56 (5 h3)20.77 (7 h2)
8 h1 r3/41795Darren CampbellGBR20.72 (4 h2)20.59 (4 h4)20.89 (8 h1)
8 h2 r3/43015Matic OsovnikarSLO20.57 (4 h6)20.47 (4 h3)20.89 (8 h2)
4 h2 r2/41889Till HelmkeGER20.73 (5 h6)20.76 (4 h2)
5 h1 r2/43083Johan WissmanSWE20.60 (5 h1)20.74 (5 h1)
5 h2 r2/43406Brian DzingaiZIM20.72 (4 h3)20.87 (5 h2)
5 h4 r2/41260Cláudio SousaBRA20.70 (4 h7)20.64 (5 h4)
6 h1 r2/42086Géza PauerHUN21.02 (4 h4)20.90 (6 h1)
6 h2 r2/42203Marco TorrieriITA20.68 (3 h7)20.89 (6 h2)
6 h3 r2/41121Dominic DemeritteBAH20.62 (1 h5)20.61 (6 h3)
6 h4 r2/41787Jaysuma Saidy NdureGAM20.78 (5 h2)20.73 (6 h4)
7 h1 r2/41566David CanalESP20.72 (3 h3)21.18 (7 h1)
7 h2 r2/41018Malik LouahlaALG20.67 (2 h3)20.93 (7 h2)
7 h3 r2/41034Brendan ChristianANT20.71 (5 h7)20.63 (7 h3)
7 h4 r2/42012Panagiotis SarrisGRE20.67 (3 h5)20.92 (7 h4)
8 h2 r2/41380Yang YaozuCHN20.59 (4 h1)21.03 (8 h2)
8 h4 r2/42184Andrew HoweITA20.55 (3 h6)21.17 (8 h4)
AC h3 r2/42707Marcin UrbaśPOL20.71 (3 h2)– (AC h3)
3 h4 r1/41399Joseph BatangdonCMR20.92 (3 h4)– (DNS h1)
5 h3 r1/43220Heber VieraURU20.94 (5 h3)
5 h4 r1/42220Usain BoltJAM21.05 (5 h4)
5 h5 r1/41521Jiří VojtíkCZE20.79 (5 h5)
6 h1 r1/42126Paul BrizzelIRL21.00 (6 h1)
6 h2 r1/42821Leigh JuliusRSA20.80 (6 h2)
6 h3 r1/42936Oleg SergeyevRUS20.95 (6 h3)
6 h4 r1/41961Christian NsiahGHA21.06 (6 h4)
6 h5 r1/42211Dion CrabbeIVB20.85 (6 h5)
6 h6 r1/42994Oumar LoumSEN20.97 (6 h6)
6 h7 r1/42292Shinji TakahiraJPN21.05 (6 h7)
7 h1 r1/42046Nabie Foday FofanahGUI21.45 (7 h1)
7 h2 r1/41003Geronimo GoeloeAHO21.09 (7 h2)
7 h3 r1/43085Menzi DlaminiSWZ21.82 (7 h3)
7 h4 r1/42645Hamoud Abdallah Al-DalhamiOMA21.82 (7 h4)
7 h5 r1/42489Nazmizan MohamadMAS21.24 (7 h5)
7 h6 r1/41486Anninos MarkoullidisCYP23.94 (7 h6)
7 h7 r1/41111Dadaş İbrahimovAZE21.60 (7 h7)
8 h2 r1/41236Basílio de Moraes JúniorBRA21.14 (8 h2)
8 h4 r1/42274Ryo MatsudaJPN24.59 (8 h4)
8 h5 r1/41079Adam MillerAUS21.31 (8 h5)
8 h7 r1/42659Russel RomanPLW24.89 (8 h7)
AC h3 r1/41813Chris LambertGBR– (AC h3)
DNS2398Hamed Al-BishiKSA– (DNS h1)

Round One (24 August 2004)

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

Heat One (10:35)

Wind1.5 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
16Stéphane BucklandMRI20.290.185Q
=25Francis ObikweluPOR20.400.243Q
=22Juan Pedro ToledoMEX20.400.214Q
44Yang YaozuCHN20.590.217Q
57Johan WissmanSWE20.600.245q
61Paul BrizzelIRL21.000.179
73Nabie Foday FofanahGUI21.450.227
DNS8Hamed Al-BishiKSA

Heat Two (10:41)

Wind1.4 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
15Shawn CrawfordUSA20.550.272Q
28Chris WilliamsJAM20.570.140Q
33Marcin UrbaśPOL20.710.174Q
42Darren CampbellGBR20.720.155Q
51Jaysuma Saidy NdureGAM20.780.158q
64Leigh JuliusRSA20.800.164
76Geronimo GoeloeAHO21.090.167
87Basílio de Moraes JúniorBRA21.140.236

Heat Three (10:47)

Wind2.0 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
15Frankie FredericksNAM20.540.235Q
23Malik LouahlaALG20.670.187Q
34David CanalESP20.720.181Q
41Brian DzingaiZIM20.720.184Q
57Heber VieraURU20.940.256
62Oleg SergeyevRUS20.950.269
78Menzi DlaminiSWZ21.820.270
AC6Chris LambertGBR0.244DNF

Heat Four (10:53)

Wind0.0 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
17Marcin JędrusińskiPOL20.630.256Q
22Tobias UngerGER20.650.160Q
36Joseph BatangdonCMR20.920.239Q
48Géza PauerHUN21.020.257Q
55Usain BoltJAM21.050.254
61Christian NsiahGHA21.060.146
73Hamoud Abdallah Al-DalhamiOMA21.820.152
84Ryo MatsudaJPN24.590.223

Heat Five (10:59)

Wind2.2 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
17Dominic DemeritteBAH20.620.246Q
28Christian MalcolmGBR20.620.284Q
35Panagiotis SarrisGRE20.670.254Q
43Asafa PowellJAM20.770.207Q
52Jiří VojtíkCZE20.790.179
64Dion CrabbeIVB20.850.231
76Nazmizan MohamadMAS21.240.238
81Adam MillerAUS21.310.198

Heat Six (11:05)

Wind1.8 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
12Bernard Williams, IIIUSA20.290.207Q
28Tasos GousisGRE20.440.236Q
33Andrew HoweITA20.550.198Q
44Matic OsovnikarSLO20.570.203Q
56Till HelmkeGER20.730.241q
65Oumar LoumSEN20.970.240
77Anninos MarkoullidisCYP23.940.247

Heat Seven (11:11)

Wind0.0 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
12Sebastian ErnstGER20.470.220Q
28Justin GatlinUSA20.510.282Q
36Marco TorrieriITA20.680.222Q
45Cláudio SousaBRA20.700.165Q
57Brendan ChristianANT20.710.251q
64Shinji TakahiraJPN21.050.212
73Dadaş İbrahimovAZE21.600.141
81Russel RomanPLW24.890.264

Quarter-Finals (24 August 2004)

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

Heat One (20:00)

Wind1.1 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
14Shawn CrawfordUSA19.950.207Q
25Frankie FredericksNAM20.200.228Q
33Tobias UngerGER20.300.162Q
46Chris WilliamsJAM20.340.186q
51Johan WissmanSWE20.740.186
67Géza PauerHUN20.900.241
72David CanalESP21.180.179
DNS8Joseph BatangdonCMR

Heat Two (20:07)

Wind0.2 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
14Bernard Williams, IIIUSA20.400.217Q
23Tasos GousisGRE20.460.195Q
36Marcin JędrusińskiPOL20.550.194Q
47Till HelmkeGER20.760.144
58Brian DzingaiZIM20.870.206
62Marco TorrieriITA20.890.177
75Malik LouahlaALG20.930.175
81Yang YaozuCHN21.030.162

Heat Three (20:14)

Wind0.5 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
14Justin GatlinUSA20.030.220Q
28Asafa PowellJAM20.230.206Q
35Sebastian ErnstGER20.360.244Q
47Matic OsovnikarSLO20.470.235q
56Christian MalcolmGBR20.560.259q
63Dominic DemeritteBAH20.610.141
72Brendan ChristianANT20.630.182
AC1Marcin UrbaśPOL0.162DNF

Heat Four (20:21)

Wind0.1 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
13Francis ObikweluPOR20.330.191Q
25Stéphane BucklandMRI20.360.239Q
36Juan Pedro ToledoMEX20.430.276Q
42Darren CampbellGBR20.590.179q
58Cláudio SousaBRA20.640.159
67Jaysuma Saidy NdureGAM20.730.248
71Panagiotis SarrisGRE20.920.184
84Andrew HoweITA21.170.211

Semi-Finals (25 August 2004)

Top four in each heat advanced to the final.

Heat One (22:50)

Wind-0.1 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
16Shawn CrawfordUSA20.050.231Q
24Bernard Williams, IIIUSA20.180.200Q
33Frankie FredericksNAM20.430.152Q
42Tobias UngerGER20.540.173Q
55Tasos GousisGRE20.680.205
67Chris WilliamsJAM20.800.164
78Marcin JędrusińskiPOL20.810.245
81Darren CampbellGBR20.890.150

Heat Two (22:58)

Wind0.2 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
14Justin GatlinUSA20.350.195Q
26Francis ObikweluPOR20.360.244Q
33Stéphane BucklandMRI20.370.183Q
45Asafa PowellJAM20.560.236Q
58Sebastian ErnstGER20.630.299
62Juan Pedro ToledoMEX20.640.215
77Christian MalcolmGBR20.770.239
81Matic OsovnikarSLO20.890.197

Final (26 August 2004 — 22:50)

Wind1.2 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
14Shawn CrawfordUSA19.790.226
23Bernard Williams, IIIUSA20.010.173
35Justin GatlinUSA20.030.195
48Frankie FredericksNAM20.140.248
56Francis ObikweluPOR20.140.183
67Stéphane BucklandMRI20.240.2941
71Tobias UngerGER20.640.153
DNS2Asafa PowellJAM