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Athletics at the 1992 Barcelona Summer Games:

Men's 200 metres

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Host City: Barcelona, Spain
Venue(s): Montjuïc Olympic Stadium, Barcelona
Date Started: August 3, 1992
Date Finished: August 6, 1992

Gold: USA Mike Marsh
Silver: NAM Frankie Fredericks
Bronze: USA Michael Bates

Summary

The heavy favorite was America's [Michael Johnson], who was world ranked #1 in 1990 and 1991. He was beaten in June 1992, for the first time in 30 races, by Namibia's [Frankie Fredericks]. After winning the US Olympic Trials in 19.79, he developed food poisoning after eating at a restaurant in Salamanca, Spain, and weakened by the virus, he would not survive the semi-finals in Barcelona. That left the final to be between Fredericks and [Mike Marsh], who had placed second at the US Olympic Trials in 19.86. Marsh took the lead into the straight and won comfortably over Fredericks, with American [Michael Bates] getting the bronze medal.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Mike Marsh 24 United States USA Gold
2 Frankie Fredericks 24 Namibia NAM Silver
3 Michael Bates 22 United States USA Bronze
4 Róbson da Silva 27 Brazil BRA
5 Olapade Adeniken 22 Nigeria NGR
6 John Regis 25 Great Britain GBR
7 Oluyemi Kayode 24 Nigeria NGR
8 Marcus Adam 24 Great Britain GBR
5 h1 r3/4 Linford Christie 32 Great Britain GBR
5 h2 r3/4 Emmanuel Tuffour 25 Ghana GHA
6 h1 r3/4 Nikolay Antonov 23 Bulgaria BUL
6 h2 r3/4 Michael Johnson 24 United States USA
7 h1 r3/4 Clive Wright 26 Jamaica JAM
7 h2 r3/4 Sidney de Souza 25 Brazil BRA
8 h1 r3/4 Torbjörn Eriksson 21 Sweden SWE
AC h2 r3/4 Neil De Silva 22 Trinidad and Tobago TTO
4 h1 r2/4 Atlee Mahorn 26 Canada CAN
4 h2 r2/4 Edvin Ivanov 21 Unified Team EUN
4 h3 r2/4 Dean Capobianco 22 Australia AUS
4 h4 r2/4 Kennedy Ondiek 25 Kenya KEN
5 h1 r2/4 Christoph Pöstinger 20 Austria AUT
5 h2 r2/4 Cameron Taylor 21 New Zealand NZL
5 h3 r2/4 Peter Ogilvie 20 Canada CAN
5 h4 r2/4 Gilles Quénéhervé 26 France FRA
5 h5 r2/4 Patrick Stevens 24 Belgium BEL
6 h1 r2/4 Sérgio de Menezes 27 Brazil BRA
6 h2 r2/4 Nelson Boateng 24 Ghana GHA
6 h3 r2/4 Andreas Berger 31 Austria AUT
6 h4 r2/4 Daniel Cojocaru 23 Romania ROU
6 h5 r2/4 Henrico Atkins 25 Barbados BAR
7 h1 r2/4 Francis Dove-Edwin 25 Sierra Leone SLE
7 h2 r2/4 Ouattara Lagazane 29 Cote d'Ivoire CIV
7 h3 r2/4 Seaksarn Boonrat 23 Thailand THA
7 h4 r2/4 Ibrahima Tamba 25 Senegal SEN
7 h5 r2/4 Anthony Wilson 23 Canada CAN
8 h2 r2/4 Francis Ogola 19 Uganda UGA
8 h4 r2/4 Miguel Ángel Gómez 24 Spain ESP
8 h5 r2/4 Boevi Lawson 26 Togo TOG
9 h4 r2/4 Stefan Burkart 34 Switzerland SUI
3 h1 r1/4 Edgardo Guilbe 26 Puerto Rico PUR
4 h1 r1/4 Wendell Dickerson 27 United States Virgin Islands ISV
4 h5 r1/4 Abel Tshaka Nzimande 30 South Africa RSA
4 h7 r1/4 Giannis Zisimidis 24 Cyprus CYP
4 h8 r1/4 Sayed Mubarak Al-Kuwari 28 Qatar QAT
4 h10r1/4 Ousmane Diarra 25 Mali MLI
5 h1 r1/4 Bothloko Shebe 20 Lesotho LES
5 h3 r1/4 Simeon Kipkemboi 32 Kenya KEN
5 h4 r1/4 Eswort Coombs 19 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines VIN
5 h5 r1/4 Mateaki Mafi 19 Tonga TGA
5 h6 r1/4 Ato Boldon 18 Trinidad and Tobago TTO
5 h7 r1/4 Aldo Canti 31 San Marino SMR
5 h8 r1/4 Adam Hassan Sakak 27 Sudan SUD
5 h9 r1/4 Khaled Ibrahim Jouma 29 Bahrain BRN
5 h10r1/4 Hussain Arif 23 Pakistan PAK
5 h11r1/4 Valentin Ngbogo 23 Central African Republic CAF
6 h1 r1/4 Apisai Driu Baibai 21 Fiji FIJ
6 h2 r1/4 Samuel Nchinda-Kaya 25 Cameroon CMR
6 h3 r1/4 Dejan Jovković 24 Individual Olympic Athletes IOA
6 h4 r1/4 Bounhom Siliphone 27 Laos LAO
6 h5 r1/4 Lamin Marikong 22 Gambia GAM
6 h6 r1/4 Shahanuddin Choudhury 25 Bangladesh BAN
6 h7 r1/4 Gabriel Simeon 20 Grenada GRN
6 h8 r1/4 Robinson Stewart 20 Swaziland SWZ
6 h9 r1/4 Harouna Pale 34 Burkina Faso BUR
6 h10r1/4 Pat Kwok Wai 22 Hong Kong HKG
6 h11r1/4 Claude Roumain 30 Haiti HAI
7 h1 r1/4 Médard Makanga 25 Congo (Brazzaville) CGO
7 h2 r1/4 Sriyantha Dissanayake 23 Sri Lanka SRI
7 h3 r1/4 Amadou Sy Savané 18 Guinea GUI
7 h5 r1/4 Randolph Foster 23 Costa Rica CRC
7 h6 r1/4 Kaminiel Selot 22 Papua New Guinea PNG
7 h7 r1/4 Kenmore Hughes 22 Antigua and Barbuda ANT
7 h9 r1/4 Boubout Dieng 30 Mauritania MTN
7 h10r1/4 Ahmed Shageef 21 Maldives MDV
8 h3 r1/4 Jaime Zelaya 27 Honduras HON
8 h5 r1/4 Abdullah Salem Al-Khalidi 34 Oman OMA
8 h6 r1/4 Boureima Kimba Niger NIG
AC h8 r1/4 Jean-Charles Trouabal 27 France FRA
AC h8 r1/4 Juan Vicente Matala 22 Equatorial Guinea GEQ