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Athletics at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Summer Games:

Women's 200 metres

Athletics at the 2016 Summer Games: Previous Summer Games

Events:

Host City: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Venue(s): João Havelange Olympic Stadium, Engenho de Dentro, Rio de Janeiro
Date Started: August 15, 2016
Date Finished: August 17, 2016

Gold: JAM Elaine Thompson
Silver: NED Dafne Schippers
Bronze: USA Tori Bowie

Summary

Dutchwoman [Dafne Schippers] was a multi-athlete who decided to turn to full-time sprinting after a heptathlon bronze medal at the 2013 World Championships. It was a good decision, as she won the 2014 European Championships and the 2015 World Championships in the 200, adding 100 titles at the 2014 and 2016 Europeans, and came to Rio as the favorite. That role was cemented when American [Allyson Felix], the top 200 runner of the last decade, failed to make the US Olympic team in this event, after nursing an ankle injury from May 2016. Schippers’ biggest challengers were thought to be Jamaican [Elaine Thompson], already the Rio gold medalist in the 100, and American [Tori Bowie], who had won silver in the 100 earlier in the week. Also back was Jamaica’s [Veronica Campbell-Brown], the 2004 and 2008 Olympic champion and a silver medalist in London.

Campbell-Brown did not get past the heats, but Schippers, Bowie, and Thompson made it to the final, with Schippers posting the fastest time in the semis with 21.97. In the final, Thompson took the lead on the turn, with Bowie close behind, as Schippers moved into second at 70 metres, and was expected to run down Thompson on the straight. It was not to be, as Thompson increased her lead, winning in 21.78 to Schippers’ 21.88, with Bowie taking the bronze medal. Thompson became the first woman to double in the Olympic 100-200 since [Florence Griffith Joyner] in 1988, and the seventh overall at the Olympics.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Elaine Thompson 24 Jamaica JAM Gold
2 Dafne Schippers 24 Netherlands NED Silver
3 Tori Bowie 25 United States USA Bronze
4 Marie-Josée Ta Lou 27 Cote d'Ivoire CIV
5 Dina Asher-Smith 20 Great Britain GBR
6 Michelle-Lee Ahye 24 Trinidad and Tobago TTO
7 Deajah Stevens 21 United States USA
8 Ivet Lalova-Collio 32 Bulgaria BUL
3 h2 r2/3 Ella Nelson 22 Australia AUS
3 h3 r2/3 Simone Facey 31 Jamaica JAM
4 h2 r2/3 Jenna Prandini 23 United States USA
4 h3 r2/3 Murielle Ahouré 28 Cote d'Ivoire CIV
5 h1 r2/3 Blessing Okagbare 27 Nigeria NGR
5 h2 r2/3 Nataliya Pohrebniak 28 Ukraine UKR
5 h3 r2/3 Gina Lückenkemper 19 Germany GER
6 h1 r2/3 Mujinga Kambundji 24 Switzerland SUI
6 h2 r2/3 Semoy Hackett 27 Trinidad and Tobago TTO
6 h3 r2/3 Edidiong Odiong 19 Bahrain BRN
7 h1 r2/3 Lisa Mayer 20 Germany GER
7 h2 r2/3 Ángela Tenorio 20 Ecuador ECU
7 h3 r2/3 Nercelys Soto 25 Venezuela VEN
8 h1 r2/3 Tynia Gaither 23 Bahamas BAH
8 h2 r2/3 Jodie Williams 22 Great Britain GBR
8 h3 r2/3 Crystal Emmanuel 24 Canada CAN
3 h3 r1/3 Kauiza Venâncio 29 Brazil BRA
3 h5 r1/3 Anthonique Strachan 22 Bahamas BAH
3 h6 r1/3 Jamile Samuel 24 Netherlands NED
3 h9 r1/3 Veronica Campbell-Brown 34 Jamaica JAM
4 h1 r1/3 Anna Kiełbasińska 26 Poland POL
4 h3 r1/3 Alyssa Conley 25 South Africa RSA
4 h4 r1/3 Maria Belimpasaki 25 Greece GRE
4 h5 r1/3 Tessa van Schagen 22 Netherlands NED
4 h6 r1/3 Ramona Papaioannou 27 Cyprus CYP
4 h7 r1/3 Lorène Bazolo 33 Portugal POR
4 h8 r1/3 Nadine Gonska 26 Germany GER
4 h9 r1/3 Olga Bludova-Safronova 24 Kazakhstan KAZ
5 h1 r1/3 Reyare Thomas 28 Trinidad and Tobago TTO
5 h2 r1/3 Celiangeli Morales 30 Puerto Rico PUR
5 h3 r1/3 Isidora Jiménez 22 Chile CHI
5 h4 r1/3 Justine Palframan 22 South Africa RSA
5 h5 r1/3 Gina Bass 21 Gambia GAM
5 h6 r1/3 Yelyzaveta Bryzhina 26 Ukraine UKR
5 h7 r1/3 Chisato Fukushima 28 Japan JPN
5 h8 r1/3 Eleni Artymata 30 Cyprus CYP
5 h9 r1/3 Ashley Kelly 25 British Virgin Islands IVB
6 h1 r1/3 Maja Mihalinec 26 Slovenia SLO
6 h2 r1/3 Gloria Hooper 24 Italy ITA
6 h3 r1/3 Estela García 27 Spain ESP
6 h4 r1/3 Janet Amponsah 23 Ghana GHA
6 h5 r1/3 Srabani Nanda 25 India IND
6 h6 r1/3 Nigina Sharipova 20 Uzbekistan UZB
6 h7 r1/3 LaVerne Jones 34 United States Virgin Islands ISV
6 h8 r1/3 Arialis Gandulla 21 Cuba CUB
6 h9 r1/3 Tameka Williams 26 Saint Kitts and Nevis SKN
7 h1 r1/3 Olivia Borlée 30 Belgium BEL
7 h2 r1/3 Mariely Sánchez 27 Dominican Republic DOM
7 h3 r1/3 Nataliya Strohova 23 Ukraine UKR
7 h4 r1/3 Diana Khubeseryan 22 Armenia ARM
7 h5 r1/3 Aurelie Alcindor 22 Mauritius MRI
7 h6 r1/3 Viktoriya Zyabkina 23 Kazakhstan KAZ
7 h7 r1/3 Vitória Rosa 20 Brazil BRA
7 h8 r1/3 Brenessa Thompson 20 Guyana GUY
7 h9 r1/3 Sabina Veit 30 Slovenia SLO
8 h1 r1/3 Afa Ismail 22 Maldives MDV
8 h2 r1/3 Cynthia Bolingo 23 Belgium BEL
8 h3 r1/3 Ýelena Rýabowa 25 Turkmenistan TKM
8 h4 r1/3 Margret Hassan 18 South Sudan SSD
8 h5 r1/3 Gayane Chiloyan 15 Armenia ARM
8 h6 r1/3 Najma Parveen 25 Pakistan PAK
8 h7 r1/3 Sheniqua Ferguson 26 Bahamas BAH
8 h8 r1/3 Maizurah Abdul 17 Brunei BRU
8 h9 r1/3 Kristina Pronzhenko 27 Tajikistan TJK