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Athletics at the 1964 Tokyo Summer Games:

Men's 200 metres

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Host City: Tokyo, Japan
Venue(s): National Stadium, Shinjuku, Tokyo
Date Started: October 16, 1964
Date Finished: October 17, 1964

Gold: USA Henry Carr
Silver: USA Paul Drayton
Bronze: TTO Edwin Roberts

Summary

The two top 200 metre runners in the past year had been Henry Carr and Paul Drayton. Drayton was AAU Champion in 1961-62, Carr in 1964, and they shared the title in a tie in 1963. Defending champion Livio Berruti was back but nobody expected him to beat Carr or Drayton. At the US Olympic Trials, Drayton had won, with Carr placing only fourth, in his worst performance in ages. Fortunately that year there were two Trials, and Carr was placed on the team instead of third-placer Bob Hayes, who won the 100 in Tokyo. In the Olympic final, Drayton was actually no match for Carr, who won quite easily in 20.36, two metres clear of Drayton. Carr later played for three years in the NFL as a D-back and kick returner for the New York Giants.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Henry Carr 21 United States USA Gold OR
2 Paul Drayton 25 United States USA Silver
3 Edwin Roberts 23 Trinidad and Tobago TTO Bronze
4 Harry Jerome 24 Canada CAN
5 Livio Berruti 25 Italy ITA
6 Marian Foik 31 Poland POL
7 Dick Stebbins 19 United States USA
8 Sergio Ottolina 21 Italy ITA
5 h1 r3/4 Paul Genevay 25 France FRA
5 h2 r3/4 Roger Bambuck 18 France FRA
6 h1 r3/4 Arquímedes Herrera 29 Venezuela VEN
6 h2 r3/4 Heinz Schumann 28 Germany GER
7 h1 r3/4 Frans Luitjes 20 Netherlands NED
7 h2 r3/4 Jocelyn Delecour 29 France FRA
8 h1 r3/4 Bouchaib El-Maachi Morocco MAR
8 h2 r3/4 Mani Jegathesan 20 Malaysia MAS
5 h1 r2/4 Andrzej Zieliński 28 Poland POL
5 h2 r2/4 Bob Lay 20 Australia AUS
5 h3 r2/4 Clifton Bertrand 28 Trinidad and Tobago TTO
5 h4 r2/4 Edvin Ozolin 25 Soviet Union URS
6 h1 r2/4 Boris Zubov 21 Soviet Union URS
6 h2 r2/4 Csaba Csutorás 27 Hungary HUN
6 h3 r2/4 Menzies Campbell 23 Great Britain GBR
6 h4 r2/4 Peter Radford 25 Great Britain GBR
7 h1 r2/4 Jeffery Smith 21 Zambia ZAM
7 h2 r2/4 Iván Moreno 22 Chile CHI
7 h3 r2/4 Pedro Grajales 24 Colombia COL
7 h4 r2/4 Gary Holdsworth 23 Australia AUS
8 h1 r2/4 Seraphino Antao 26 Kenya KEN
8 h2 r2/4 Johan Du Preez 28 Zimbabwe ZIM
8 h3 r2/4 Fritz Roderfeld 21 Germany GER
4 h6 r1/4 David Ejoke 24 Nigeria NGR
5 h1 r1/4 Jean-Louis Descloux 26 Switzerland SUI
5 h2 r1/4 Erasmus Amukun 23 Uganda UGA
5 h3 r1/4 David Njitock 22 Cameroon CMR
5 h4 r1/4 Jassim Karim Kuraishi 26 Iraq IRQ
5 h5 r1/4 Heinz Erbstößer 24 Germany GER
5 h6 r1/4 George Collie 22 Bahamas BAH
5 h7 r1/4 Alioune Sow 28 Senegal SEN
5 h8 r1/4 José de Rocha 28 Portugal POR
6 h1 r1/4 Francisco Gutiérrez 22 Colombia COL
6 h2 r1/4 Carlos Lorenzo 22 Mexico MEX
6 h3 r1/4 Wesley Johnson 20 Liberia LBR
6 h4 r1/4 Lee Ar-Tu 26 Chinese Taipei TPE
6 h5 r1/4 Tegegne Bezabeh 23 Ethiopia ETH
6 h6 r1/4 Aggrey Awori 25 Uganda UGA
6 h7 r1/4 Michael Okantey 24 Ghana GHA
6 h8 r1/4 Valeriu Jurcă 25 Romania ROU
7 h1 r1/4 Gerardo di Tolla 21 Peru PER
7 h5 r1/4 Vahab Shahkhordeh 28 Iran IRI
7 h6 r1/4 Ken Powell 24 India IND
7 h7 r1/4 Rogelio Onofre 24 Philippines PHI
7 h8 r1/4 Jeong Gi-Seon 27 South Korea KOR
8 h1 r1/4 Somsakdi Tongsuke 25 Thailand THA
8 h6 r1/4 William Hill 19 Hong Kong HKG
8 h8 r1/4 Jean-Louis Ravelomanantsoa 21 Madagascar MAD
AC h5 r1/4 Borys Savchuk 21 Soviet Union URS