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Athletics at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Summer Games:

Men's 200 metres

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Events:

Host City: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Venue(s): João Havelange Olympic Stadium, Engenho de Dentro, Rio de Janeiro
Date Started: August 16, 2016
Date Finished: August 18, 2016

Gold: JAM Usain Bolt
Silver: CAN Andre De Grasse
Bronze: FRA Christophe Lemaître

Summary

[Usain Bolt] had won the 100 metres earlier in the week, and was looking to also win his third consecutive 200 metre gold medal. The 200 was considered his better event, as his size and long strides sometimes needed some time to reach top speed. His biggest challenger was considered to be American [LaShawn Merritt], who had won the US Olympic Trials. Merritt was better known as a 400 runner, winning Olympic gold in that event in 2008, twice winning the World Championships, and winning five World medals in the 400. Also highly considered were Canadian [André de Grasse], who had already won bronze in the 100 behind Bolt, and American [Justin Gatlin], silver medalist in the 100.

The three main contenders made the final, but Gatlin ran 20.13 in the semis and did not qualify, despite posting the fastest ever non-qualifying time. The final was effectively over in the first few strides as Bolt closed the stagger on [Christophe Lemaître] by 60 metres. He was never challenged, winning by almost a quarter-second over de Grasse, with Lemaître holding on for the bronze. Merritt was never a factor, finishing sixth.

The day after this gold medal Bolt anchored the Jamaican team to victory in the 4x100 metre relay, winning his ninth gold medal overall, and completing the sprint triple-triple.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Usain Bolt 29 Jamaica JAM Gold
2 Andre De Grasse 21 Canada CAN Silver
3 Christophe Lemaître 26 France FRA Bronze
4 Adam Gemili 22 Great Britain GBR
5 Churandy Martina 32 Netherlands NED
6 LaShawn Merritt 30 United States USA
7 Alonso Edward 26 Panama PAN
8 Ramil Guliyev 26 Turkey TUR
3 h1 r2/3 Danny Talbot 25 Great Britain GBR
3 h3 r2/3 Justin Gatlin 34 United States USA
4 h1 r2/3 Nickel Ashmeade 26 Jamaica JAM
4 h3 r2/3 Bruno Hortelano 24 Spain ESP
5 h1 r2/3 Rondell Sorillo 30 Trinidad and Tobago TTO
5 h2 r2/3 Salem Eid Yaqoob 20 Bahrain BRN
5 h3 r2/3 Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake 22 Great Britain GBR
6 h1 r2/3 Nery Brenes 30 Costa Rica CRC
6 h2 r2/3 Ameer Webb 25 United States USA
6 h3 r2/3 Yohan Blake 26 Jamaica JAM
7 h1 r2/3 Aaron Brown 24 Canada CAN
7 h2 r2/3 Divine Oduduru 19 Nigeria NGR
7 h3 r2/3 Likourgos Tsakonas 26 Greece GRE
8 h1 r2/3 José Carlos Herrera 30 Mexico MEX
8 h2 r2/3 Roberto Skyers 24 Cuba CUB
8 h3 r2/3 Matteo Galvan 27 Italy ITA
3 h4 r1/3 Jorge Vides 23 Brazil BRA
3 h5 r1/3 Ramon Gittens 29 Barbados BAR
3 h6 r1/3 Clarence Munyai 18 South Africa RSA
3 h7 r1/3 Brendon Rodney 24 Canada CAN
3 h8 r1/3 Julian Reus 28 Germany GER
3 h9 r1/3 Solomon Bockarie-Bayoh 29 Netherlands NED
4 h1 r1/3 Femi Ogunode 25 Qatar QAT
4 h2 r1/3 Anaso Jobodwana 24 South Africa RSA
4 h3 r1/3 Shota Iizuka 25 Japan JPN
4 h4 r1/3 Tlotliso Leotlela 18 South Africa RSA
4 h5 r1/3 Serhiy Smelyk 29 Ukraine UKR
4 h6 r1/3 Burkheart Ellis 23 Barbados BAR
4 h7 r1/3 Davide Manenti 27 Italy ITA
4 h8 r1/3 Reynier Meña 19 Cuba CUB
4 h9 r1/3 Kyle Greaux 28 Trinidad and Tobago TTO
4 h10 r1/3 Wilfried Koffi 28 Cote d'Ivoire CIV
5 h1 r1/3 Jeremy Dodson 28 Samoa SAM
5 h2 r1/3 Robin Erewa 25 Germany GER
5 h3 r1/3 Emmanuel Matadi 25 Liberia LBR
5 h4 r1/3 Eseosa Desalu 22 Italy ITA
5 h5 r1/3 Aleixo-Platini Menga 28 Germany GER
5 h6 r1/3 Alex Hartmann 23 Australia AUS
5 h7 r1/3 Adama Jammeh 23 Gambia GAM
5 h8 r1/3 Karol Zalewski 22 Poland POL
5 h9 r1/3 Jonathan Borlée 28 Belgium BEL
5 h10 r1/3 Antoine Adams 27 Saint Kitts and Nevis SKN
6 h1 r1/3 Jak Ali Harvey 27 Turkey TUR
6 h2 r1/3 Emmanuel Dasor 20 Ghana GHA
6 h3 r1/3 Sibusiso Matsenjwa 28 Swaziland SWZ
6 h4 r1/3 Teray Smith 21 Bahamas BAH
6 h5 r1/3 Kenji Fujimitsu 30 Japan JPN
6 h6 r1/3 Tatenda Tsumba 24 Zimbabwe ZIM
6 h7 r1/3 Tre Houston 26 Bermuda BER
6 h8 r1/3 Bruno de Barros 29 Brazil BRA
6 h9 r1/3 Kei Takase 27 Japan JPN
6 h10 r1/3 Stanly del Carmen 20 Dominican Republic DOM
7 h1 r1/3 Mosito Lehata 27 Lesotho LES
7 h2 r1/3 Shavez Hart 23 Bahamas BAH
7 h3 r1/3 Levi Cadogan 20 Barbados BAR
7 h4 r1/3 Didier Kiki 20 Benin BEN
7 h5 r1/3 Yancarlos Martínez 24 Dominican Republic DOM
7 h6 r1/3 Rolando Palacios 29 Honduras HON
7 h7 r1/3 Kokoutse Fabrice Dabla 23 Togo TOG
7 h8 r1/3 Ihor Bodrov 29 Ukraine UKR
7T h9 r1/3 Jaysuma Saidy Ndure 32 Norway NOR
7T h9 r1/3 Ahmed Ali 22 Sudan SUD
7 h10 r1/3 Aldemir da Silva Júnior 24 Brazil BRA
8 h2 r1/3 Bernardo Baloyes 22 Colombia COL
8 h3 r1/3 Tega Odele 20 Nigeria NGR
8 h6 r1/3 Theo Piniau 23 Papua New Guinea PNG
8 h8 r1/3 Carvin Nkanata 25 Kenya KEN
8 h10 r1/3 Brandon Jones 29 Belize BIZ
AC h1 r1/3 Demetrius Pinder 27 Bahamas BAH