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Women's 200 metres

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Host City: London, Great Britain
Venue(s): Olympic Stadium, Olympic Park, Stratford, London
Date Started: August 6, 2012
Date Finished: August 8, 2012

Gold: USA Allyson Felix
Silver: JAM Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce
Bronze: USA Carmelita Jeter


American [Allyson Felix] had won the World Championships at 200 metres in 2005, 2007, and 2009, but at her two Olympic appearances, she had placed second behind Jamaican [Veronica Campbell-Brown]. VCB was back and at the 2011 Worlds, she had defeated Felix, who placed third in Daegu. Also considered contenders for medals were VCB's teammate [Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce], already the Olympic 100 gold medalist in London, and Felix's teammate, [Carmelita Jeter], runner-up in the 200 at the 2011 Worlds, and runner-up to Fraser-Pryce in the 100 four days earlier. Another long shot for a medal was [Sanya Richards-Ross], more highly considered as a 400 runner, and the London 400 gold medalist three days before this final.

In the end form would hold as it would come down to those five placing 1-5, with Felix finally getting her Olympic gold medal. She started fast, closing the stagger on her outer lane by 75 metres, Ivorian sprinter [Murielle Ahouré], and led at the 100, narrowly ahead of Jeter. But on the final straight, her form was perfect and she floated to the line, simply increasing her lead over the final metres to win by 0.21 over Fraser-Pryce, with Jeter winning bronze. VCB was out of the medals this time, with Richards-Ross in fifth. Felix would eventually win three gold medals in London, adding golds in both relay events.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Allyson Felix 26 United States USA Gold
2 Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce 25 Jamaica JAM Silver
3 Carmelita Jeter 32 United States USA Bronze
4 Veronica Campbell-Brown 30 Jamaica JAM
5 Sanya Richards-Ross 27 United States USA
6 Murielle Ahouré 24 Cote d'Ivoire CIV
7 Myriam Soumaré 25 France FRA
3 h2 r2/3 LaVerne Jones 30 United States Virgin Islands ISV
3 h3 r2/3 Aleksandra Fedoriva 23 Russia RUS
4 h1 r2/3 Mariya Riemien 24 Ukraine UKR
4 h2 r2/3 Yelyzaveta Bryzhina 22 Ukraine UKR
4 h3 r2/3 Khrystyna Stuy 24 Ukraine UKR
5 h1 r2/3 Anthonique Strachan 18 Bahamas BAH
5 h2 r2/3 Sherone Simpson 27 Jamaica JAM
5 h3 r2/3 Kai Selvon 20 Trinidad and Tobago TTO
6 h1 r2/3 Ivet Lalova-Collio 28 Bulgaria BUL
6 h2 r2/3 Evelyn dos Santos 27 Brazil BRA
6 h3 r2/3 Abi Oyepitan 32 Great Britain GBR
7 h1 r2/3 Margaret Adeoye 27 Great Britain GBR
7 h2 r2/3 Eleni Artymata 26 Cyprus CYP
7 h3 r2/3 Crystal Emmanuel 20 Canada CAN
8 h1 r2/3 Allison Peter 20 United States Virgin Islands ISV
8 h3 r2/3 Janelle Redhead 22 Grenada GRN
3 h2 r1/3 Anyika Onuora 27 Great Britain GBR
4 h2 r1/3 Yelizaveta Savlinis 24 Russia RUS
4 h3 r1/3 Maria Belimpasaki 21 Greece GRE
4 h5 r1/3 Léa Sprunger 22 Switzerland SUI
5 h1 r1/3 Christy Udoh 20 Nigeria NGR
5 h2 r1/3 Gloria Hooper 20 Italy ITA
5 h3 r1/3 Ana Claudia Lemos 24 Brazil BRA
5 h5 r1/3 Ezinne Okparaebo 24 Norway NOR
6 h1 r1/3 Andreea Ogrăzeanu 22 Romania ROU
6 h2 r1/3 Debbie Ferguson-McKenzie 36 Bahamas BAH
6 h3 r1/3 Gloria Asumnu 27 Nigeria NGR
6 h5 r1/3 Nataliya Kresova-Rusakova 32 Russia RUS
6 h6 r1/3 Mariely Sánchez 23 Dominican Republic DOM
7 h1 r1/3 Anna Kiełbasińska 22 Poland POL
7 h2 r1/3 Vida Anim 28 Ghana GHA
7 h3 r1/3 Chisato Fukushima 24 Japan JPN
7 h4 r1/3 Norma González 29 Colombia COL
7 h5 r1/3 Érika Chávez 22 Ecuador ECU
7 h6 r1/3 Viktoriya Zyabkina 19 Kazakhstan KAZ
8 h1 r1/3 Hinikissa Ndikert 19 Chad CHA
8 h2 r1/3 Ndéye Fatou Souma 26 Senegal SEN
8 h3 r1/3 Gretta Taslakian 26 Lebanon LIB
8 h4 r1/3 Nercelys Soto 21 Venezuela VEN
8 h5 r1/3 Kirsten Nieuwendam 20 Suriname SUR
8 h6 r1/3 Nelkis Casabona 28 Cuba CUB
9 h4 r1/3 Vlada Ovcharenko 25 Tajikistan TJK
9 h5 r1/3 Chan Seyha 17 Cambodia CAM
9 h6 r1/3 Luan Gabriel 16 Dominica DMA
AC Semoy Hackett 23 Trinidad and Tobago TTO DQ