2022 World Athletics Championships – Women's 200 metres

Women's 200 metres
at the 2022 World Championships
VenueHayward Field
Dates18 July (heats)
19 July (semi-finals)
21 July (final)
Competitors51 from 32 nations
Winning time21.45 CR
Medalists
gold medal    Jamaica
silver medal    Jamaica
bronze medal    Great Britain
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The women's 200 metres at the 2022 World Athletics Championships was held at the Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon, U.S. from 18 to 21 July 2022.[1]

Summary

Coming into the championships, Shericka Jackson was the world leader at 21.55 from her Jamaican National Championships, making her the third fastest 200m runner ever. Lined up to her inside was #2, the Olympic Champion Elaine Thompson-Herah. Between them was the defending champion Dina Asher-Smith. And to their outside, separated by #3 semi-finalist Tamara Clark was 100 metre champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce who had set the Masters World Record in the semis. All 5 had run under 22 seconds just to get here.

Fraser-Pryce was first out of the blocks, which is her forté. Asher-Smith was not too far behind and Jackson did not lose too much relative to the stagger. Two thirds of the way through the turn, Fraser-Pryce had already passed Aminatou Seyni. Almost a metre behind at the 80 metre mark on the track, as they exited the turn Jackson accelerated to even up with Fraser-Pryce. From there she continued to pull away. Asher-Smith tried to make some ground on Fraser-Pryce but only maintained the gap at the first half of the straightaway before Fraser-Pryce pulled away to a clear second place, three metres behind Jackson. Asher-Smith's only challenge for bronze was a late run by Seyni, but she missed by a metre.

Jackson's 21.45 was the second fastest of all time, the Championship record, a .1 improvement over her Jamaican Championship time and only .11 shy of FloJo's enduring world record from 1988. Jackson also became the first person to win medals in all three sprinting events, a feat Fred Kerley was also attempting and failed to accomplish this year. In second, "Mommy Rocket" Fraser-Pryce's 21.81 took another .01 off the Masters record she had set the day earlier.

Records

Before the competition records were as follows:[2]

Record Athlete & Nat. Perf. Location Date
World record  Florence Griffith-Joyner (USA) 21.34 Seoul, South Korea 29 September 1988
Championship record  Dafne Schippers (NED) 21.63 Beijing, China 28 August 2015
World Leading  Shericka Jackson (JAM) 21.55 Kingston, Jamaica 26 June 2022
African Record  Christine Mboma (NAM) 21.78 Zürich, Switzerland 9 September 2021
Asian Record  Li Xuemei (CHN) 22.01 Shanghai, China 22 October 1997
North, Central American and Caribbean record  Florence Griffith-Joyner (USA) 21.34 Seoul, South Korea 29 September 1988
South American Record  Ana Claudia Lemos (BRA) 22.48 São Paulo, Brazil 6 August 2011
European Record  Dafne Schippers (NED) 21.63 Beijing, China 28 August 2015
Oceanian record  Melinda Gainsford (AUS) 22.23 Stuttgart, Germany 13 July 1997

Qualification standard

The standard to qualify automatically for entry was 22.80.[3]

Schedule

The event schedule, in local time (UTC−7), was as follows:

Date Time Round
18 July 18:00 Heats
19 July 18:05 Semi-finals
21 July 19:35 Final

Results

Heats

The first 3 athletes in each heat (Q) and the next 6 fastest (q) qualify for the semi-finals.[4]

Wind:
Heat 1: +2.5 m/s, Heat 2: -0.2 m/s, Heat 3: +1.1 m/s, Heat 4: +0.4 m/s, Heat 5: +0.9 m/s, Heat 6: +1.9 m/s

Rank Heat Name Nationality Time Notes
1 3 Aminatou Seyni  Niger (NIG) 21.98 Q, NR
2 6 Favour Ofili  Nigeria (NGR) 22.24 Q
3 5 Abby Steiner  United States (USA) 22.26 Q
4 3 Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce  Jamaica (JAM) 22.26 Q
5 4 Tamara Clark  United States (USA) 22.27 Q
6 2 Beatrice Masilingi  Namibia (NAM) 22.27 Q SB
7 1 Shericka Jackson  Jamaica (JAM) 22.33 Q
8 5 Mujinga Kambundji  Switzerland (SUI) 22.34 Q
9 6 Jenna Prandini  United States (USA) 22.38 Q
10 2 Elaine Thompson-Herah  Jamaica (JAM) 22.41 Q
11 4 Dina Asher-Smith  Great Britain & N.I. (GBR) 22.56 Q
12 1 Anahí Suárez  Ecuador (ECU) 22.56 Q
13 4 Tynia Gaither  Bahamas (BAH) 22.61 Q
14 5 Nzubechi Grace Nwokocha  Nigeria (NGR) 22.61 Q
15 1 Dalia Kaddari  Italy (ITA) 22.75 Q
16 4 Gina Bass  Gambia (GAM) 22.78 q SB
17 3 Vitoria Cristina Rosa  Brazil (BRA) 22.84 Q
18 2 Ida Karstoft  Denmark (DEN) 22.85 Q
19 1 Jessica-Bianca Wessolly  Germany (GER) 22.87 q
20 4 Jessika Gbai  Ivory Coast (CIV) 22.89 q
21 1 Rosemary Chukwuma  Nigeria (NGR) 22.93 q
22 1 Edidiong Odiong  Bahrain (BHR) 22.98 q
23 2 Joella Lloyd  Antigua and Barbuda (ANT) 22.99 q
24 3 Beth Dobbin  Great Britain & N.I. (GBR) 23.04
25 5 Lauren Gale  Canada (CAN) 23.08
26 6 Jacinta Beecher  Australia (AUS) 23.22 Q
27 6 Olivia Fotopoulou  Cyprus (CYP) 23.25
28 2 Sophia Junk  Germany (GER) 23.27 SB
29 5 Ella Connolly  Australia (AUS) 23.27
30 3 Imke Vervaet  Belgium (BEL) 23.28
31 5 Maboundou Koné  Ivory Coast (CIV) 23.32
32 6 Catherine Léger  Canada (CAN) 23.35
33 2 Lorène Bazolo  Portugal (POR) 23.41
34 4 Ana Carolina Azevedo  Brazil (BRA) 23.45
35 6 Georgia Hulls  New Zealand (NZL) 23.46
36 4 Shirley Nekhubui  South Africa (RSA) 23.46
37 1 Olga Safronova  Kazakhstan (KAZ) 23.50
38 2 Anniina Kortetmaa  Finland (FIN) 23.51
39 3 Veronica Shanti Pereira  Singapore (SIN) 23.53
40 3 Elisabeth Slettum  Norway (NOR) 23.55
41 2 Lorraine Martins  Brazil (BRA) 23.60
42 5 Beyonce Defreitas  British Virgin Islands (IVB) 23.81
43 6 Hanna Barakat  Palestine (PLE) 26.33 NR
44 6 Anthonique Strachan  Bahamas (BAH) 1:50.06
3 Marie-Josée Ta Lou  Ivory Coast (CIV) DNS

Semi-finals

The first 2 athletes in each heat (Q) and the next 2 fastest (q) qualify for the final.[5][6]

Wind:
Heat 1: +2.0 m/s, Heat 2: +1.4 m/s, Heat 3: -0.1 m/s

Rank Heat Name Nationality Time Notes
1 1 Shericka Jackson  Jamaica (JAM) 21.67 Q
2 3 Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce  Jamaica (JAM) 21.82 Q, SB
3 2 Tamara Clark  United States (USA) 21.95 Q
4 2 Dina Asher-Smith  Great Britain & N.I. (GBR) 21.96 Q, SB
5 2 Elaine Thompson-Herah  Jamaica (JAM) 21.97 q, SB
6 1 Aminatou Seyni  Niger (NIG) 22.04 Q
7 1 Mujinga Kambundji  Switzerland (SUI) 22.05 q, NR
8 1 Jenna Prandini  United States (USA) 22.08
9 3 Abby Steiner  United States (USA) 22.15 Q
10 3 Favour Ofili  Nigeria (NGR) 22.30
11 1 Tynia Gaither  Bahamas (BAH) 22.41 PB
12 2 Vitoria Cristina Rosa  Brazil (BRA) 22.47 AR
13 2 Nzubechi Grace Nwokocha  Nigeria (NGR) 22.49
14 1 Gina Bass  Gambia (GAM) 22.71 SB
15 1 Rosemary Chukwuma  Nigeria (NGR) 22.72
16 3 Anahí Suárez  Ecuador (ECU) 22.74 NR
17 3 Ida Karstoft  Denmark (DEN) 22.84
18 2 Jessika Gbai  Ivory Coast (CIV) 22.84
19 3 Dalia Kaddari  Italy (ITA) 22.86
20 1 Jacinta Beecher  Australia (AUS) 23.14
21 2 Edidiong Odiong  Bahrain (BHR) 23.31
22 3 Jessica-Bianca Wessolly  Germany (GER) 23.33
23 3 Joella Lloyd  Antigua and Barbuda (ANT) 23.38
24 2 Beatrice Masilingi  Namibia (NAM) 24.78

Final

The final was started at 19:35 on 21 July.[7] The results were as follows:[8][9]

Wind: +0.6 m/s

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1st place, gold medalist(s) Shericka Jackson  Jamaica (JAM) 21.45 CR, NR
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce  Jamaica (JAM) 21.81 SB
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Dina Asher-Smith  Great Britain & N.I. (GBR) 22.02
4 Aminatou Seyni  Niger (NIG) 22.12
5 Abby Steiner  United States (USA) 22.26
6 Tamara Clark  United States (USA) 22.32
7 Elaine Thompson-Herah  Jamaica (JAM) 22.39
8 Mujinga Kambundji  Switzerland (SUI) 22.55

References

  1. ^ Timetable
  2. ^ "200 Metres Women − Records". IAAF. Retrieved July 9, 2022.
  3. ^ "Competitions Entry Standards 2022 – IAAF World Championships – PDF title, Qualification Standards for the IAAF World Athletics Championships Oregon 2022" (PDF). iaaf.org. July 9, 2022.
  4. ^ Heats Summary
  5. ^ Semi-finals Start List
  6. ^ SUMMARY 200 Metres Women - Semi-Final
  7. ^ "START LIST 200 Metres Women - Final" (PDF). International Association of Athletics Federations. July 19, 2022. Retrieved July 21, 2022.
  8. ^ "RESULTS 200 Metres Women - Final" (PDF). International Association of Athletics Federations. July 21, 2022. Retrieved July 21, 2022.
  9. ^ "RACE ANALYSIS 200 Metres Women - Final" (PDF). International Association of Athletics Federations. July 21, 2022. Retrieved July 21, 2022.