Olympic Champions in Men's 200 m

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  1. Usain Bolt

    Usain Bolt


    Usain St. Leo Bolt, (/ˈjuːsn/; born 21 August 1986) is a Jamaican sprinter. Regarded as the fastest person ever, he is the first man to hold both the 100 metres and 200 metres world records since fully automatic time measurements became mandatory in 1977. Along with his teammates, he also set the world record in the 4×100 metres relay. He is the reigning Olympic champion in these three events, the first man to win six Olympic gold medals in sprinting, and an eleven-time World champion. He was the first to achieve a "double double" by winning 100 m and 200 m titles at consecutive Olympics (2008 and 2012), and topped this through the first "double triple" (including 4×100 m relays).

  2. Carl Lewis

    Carl Lewis


    Frederick Carlton "Carl" Lewis (born July 1, 1961) is an American former track and field athlete, who won 10 Olympic medals, including nine gold, and 10 World Championships medals, including eight gold. His career spanned from 1979 to 1996 when he last won an Olympic title and subsequently retired.

  3. Jesse Owens

    Jesse Owens


    James Cleveland "Jesse" Owens (September 12, 1913 – March 31, 1980) was an American track and field athlete and four-time Olympic gold medalist.

  4. Tommie Smith

    Tommie Smith


    Tommie Smith (born June 6, 1944) is an American former track & field athlete and wide receiver in the American Football League. At the 1968 Summer Olympics, Smith won the 200-meter dash finals and gold medal in 19.83 seconds – the first time the 20-second barrier was broken legally. His Black Power salute with John Carlos atop the medal podium caused controversy at the time as it was seen as politicizing the Olympic Games. It remains a symbolic moment in the history of the American Civil Rights Movement.

  5. Michael Johnson

    Michael Johnson


    Michael Duane Johnson (born September 13, 1967) is a retired American sprinter. He won four Olympic gold medals and eight World Championships gold medals. Johnson currently holds the world and Olympic records in the 400 m. He formerly held the world and Olympic record in the 200 m, and the world record in the indoor 400 m. He also currently holds the world's best time at the 300 m. His 200 m time of 19.32 at the 1996 Summer Olympics stood as the record for over 12 years. Johnson is generally considered one of the greatest and most consistent sprinters in the history of track and field.

  6. Valeri Borzov

    Valeri Borzov


    Valeriy Pylypovych Borzov (Ukrainian: Валерій Пилипович Борзов, Russian: Валерий Филиппович Борзов, Valeriy Filippovich Borzov; born 20 October 1949) is a Ukrainian former sprint athlete who competed for the Soviet Union. He is a three-time Olympian, a former president of the National Olympic Committee of Ukraine, and Minister for Youth and Sports of Ukraine.

  7. Pietro Mennea

    Pietro Mennea


    Pietro Paolo Mennea (28 June 1952 – 21 March 2013) was an Italian sprinter and politician. He was most successful in the 200 m event, in which he won a gold medal at the 1980 Moscow Olympics and set a world record at 19.72 seconds in September 1979. This record stood for almost 17 years – the longest duration in the event history – and is still listed as the European record.

  8. Michael Marsh

    Michael Marsh


    Michael Marsh is a New Orleans native and television news anchor on WBRZ-TV. He previously anchored the weekend newscasts and served as both a reporter and a weekend anchor on WBRZ from 1977 to 1982.

  9. Bobby Joe Morrow

    Bobby Joe Morrow


    Bobby Joe Morrow (born October 15, 1935) is an American former athlete and winner of three Olympic gold medals in 1956.

  10. Eddie Tolan

    Eddie Tolan


    Thomas Edward "Eddie" Tolan (September 29, 1908 – January 30/31, 1967), nicknamed the "Midnight Express", was an American track and field athlete who competed in sprints. He set world records in the 100-yard dash and 100 meters event and Olympic records in the 100 meters and 200 meters events. He was the first non-Euro-American to receive the title of the "world's fastest human" after winning gold medals in the 100 and 200 meters events at the 1932 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles. In March 1935, Tolan won the 75, 100 and 220-yard events at the World Professional Sprint Championships in Melbourne to become the first man to win both the amateur and professional world sprint championships. In his full career as a sprinter, Tolan won 300 races and lost only 7.

  11. Mel Patton

    Mel Patton


    Melvin Emery "Mel" Patton (November 16, 1924 – May 9, 2014) was an American track and field athlete, who won two gold medals at the 1948 Summer Olympics.

  12. Kostas Kenteris

    Kostas Kenteris


    Konstandinos Kenderis, also spelled as Konstadinos Kederis (Greek: Κωνσταντίνος Κεντέρης born July 11, 1973) is a former Greek athlete. He won gold medals in the 200 metres at the 2000 Summer Olympics, the 2001 World Championships in Athletics and the 2002 European Championships in Athletics — he withdrew from the 2004 Summer Olympics held in his home country after a doping violation (failed to attend drug-test).

  13. Jackson Scholz

    Jackson Scholz


    Jackson Volney Scholz (March 15, 1897 – October 26, 1986) was an American sprint runner. In the 1920s, he became the first person to appear in an Olympic sprint final in three different Olympic Games. After his athletic career, he also gained fame as a writer.

  14. Archie Hahn

    Archie Hahn


    Charles Archibald "Archie" Hahn (September 14, 1880 – January 21, 1955) was an American track athlete and one of the best sprinters in the early 20th century.

  15. Don Quarrie

    Don Quarrie


    Donald O'Riley Quarrie CD (born 25 February 1951) is a former Jamaican track and field athlete, one of the world's top sprinters during the 1970s. At the 1976 Summer Olympics he was the gold medallist in the Olympic 200 meters and silver medallist in the Olympic 100 meters. In all, he competed in five Olympic Games and won four Olympic medals during his career.

  16. Allen Woodring

    Allen Woodring


    Allen Woodring (February 15, 1898 – November 15, 1982) was an American athlete, the 1920 Olympic champion in the 200 m.

  17. Bobby Kerr

    Bobby Kerr


    Robert "Bobby" Kerr (June 9, 1882 – May 12, 1963) was an Irish Canadian sprinter. He won the gold medal in the 200 metres and the bronze medal in the 100 metres at the 1908 Summer Olympics.

  18. Shawn Crawford

    Shawn Crawford


    Shawn Crawford (born January 14, 1978) is a retired American sprint athlete. He competed in the 100 meters and 200 meters events. He won gold at the 2004 Summer Olympics and silver at the 2008 Summer Olympics in the 200 meters. He originally finished 4th in the race but after the 2nd and 3rd place winners were disqualified, he moved up to a silver. On April 18, 2013, Crawford was suspended for two years for missing out-of-competition drug tests. His coach, Bob Kersee claimed that Crawford retired after the 2012 United States Olympic Trials and USA Track & Field said he filed retirement papers in 2013.

  19. Andy Stanfield

    Andy Stanfield


    Andrew ("Andy") William Stanfield (December 29, 1927 – June 15, 1985) was an American sprinter and Olympic gold and silver medallist.

  20. Joe DeLoach

    Joe DeLoach


    Joseph ("Joe") Nathaniel DeLoach (born June 5, 1967) is a former American sprinter; the 1988 Olympic champion in the 200 m.

  21. Ralph Craig

    Ralph Craig


    Ralph Cook Craig (June 21, 1889 – July 21, 1972) was an American athlete, winner of the sprint double at the 1912 Summer Olympics.

  22. Livio Berruti

    Livio Berruti


    Livio Berruti (born 19 May 1939) is an Italian former athlete who was the winner of the 200-meter dash in the 1960 Summer Olympics.

  23. Percy Williams

    Percy Williams


    Percy A. Williams, OC (May 19, 1908 – November 29, 1982) was a Canadian athlete, winner of the 100 m and 200 m races at the 1928 Summer Olympics and a former world record holder for the 100 metres sprint.

  24. Henry Carr

    Henry Carr


    Henry Carr (November 27, 1941 – May 29, 2015) was an American track and field athlete who won two gold medals at the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan.

  25. Michael Marsh (athlete)

    Michael Marsh (athlete)


    Michael Lawrence Marsh (born August 4, 1967) is a retired American sprinter, the 1992 Olympic champion in the 200 m.

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