2022 World Athletics Championships – Women's 200 metres
|Women's 200 metres |
at the 2022 World Championships
|Dates||18 July (heats)|
19 July (semi-finals)
21 July (final)
|Competitors||51 from 32 nations|
|Winning time||21.45 CR|
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.
Before the competition records were as follows:
|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|
The standard to qualify automatically for entry was 22.80.
The event schedule, in local time (UTC−7), was as follows:
The first 3 athletes in each heat (Q) and the next 6 fastest (q) qualify for the semi-finals.
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
Heat 1: +2.0 m/s, Heat 2: +1.4 m/s, Heat 3: -0.1 m/s
Wind: +0.6 m/s
|Shericka Jackson||Jamaica (JAM)||21.45||CR, NR|
|Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce||Jamaica (JAM)||21.81||SB|
|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|
- "200 Metres Women − Records". IAAF. Retrieved July 9, 2022.
- "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.
- Heats Summary
- Semi-finals Start List
- SUMMARY 200 Metres Women - Semi-Final
- "START LIST 200 Metres Women - Final" (PDF). International Association of Athletics Federations. July 19, 2022. Retrieved July 21, 2022.
- "RESULTS 200 Metres Women - Final" (PDF). International Association of Athletics Federations. July 21, 2022. Retrieved July 21, 2022.
- "RACE ANALYSIS 200 Metres Women - Final" (PDF). International Association of Athletics Federations. July 21, 2022. Retrieved July 21, 2022.