World Record Progression of 200 Metres

Mark Wind Competitor DOB Country Venue Date
19.19 -0.3 Usain BOLT 21 AUG 1986 JAM JAM Olympiastadion, Berlin (GER) 20 AUG 2009
19.30 -0.9 Usain BOLT 21 AUG 1986 JAM JAM National Stadium, Beijing (CHN) 20 AUG 2008
19.32 +0.4 Michael JOHNSON 13 SEP 1967 USA USA Olympic Stadium, Atlanta, GA (USA) 01 AUG 1996
19.66 +1.7 Michael JOHNSON 13 SEP 1967 USA USA Atlanta, GA (USA) 23 JUN 1996
19.72 +1.8 Pietro MENNEA 28 JUN 1952 ITA ITA Ciudad de México (MEX) 12 SEP 1979
19.8h +1.3 Don QUARRIE 25 FEB 1951 JAM JAM Eugene, OR (USA) 07 JUN 1975
19.8h +1.0 Don QUARRIE 25 FEB 1951 JAM JAM Cali (COL) 03 AUG 1971
19.8h +0.9 Tommie SMITH 12 JUN 1944 USA USA Estadio Olímpico, Ciudad de México (MEX) 16 OCT 1968
20.0h y 0.0 Tommie SMITH 12 JUN 1944 USA USA Sacramento, CA (USA) 11 JUN 1966
20.2h y +0.5 Henry CARR 27 NOV 1942 USA USA Tempe, AZ (USA) 04 APR 1964
20.3h y -0.1 Henry CARR 27 NOV 1942 USA USA Tempe, AZ (USA) 23 MAR 1963
20.5h y -1.1 Otis Paul DRAYTON 08 MAY 1939 USA USA Walnut, CA (USA) 23 JUN 1962
20.5h 0.0 Livio BERRUTI 19 MAY 1939 ITA ITA Stadio Olimpico, Roma (ITA) 03 SEP 1960
20.5h Livio BERRUTI 19 MAY 1939 ITA ITA Stadio Olimpico, Roma (ITA) 03 SEP 1960
20.5h 0.0 Ray NORTON 22 SEP 1937 USA USA Palo Alto, CA (USA) 02 JUL 1960
20.5h Stone JOHNSON 26 APR 1940 USA USA Palo Alto, CA (USA) 02 JUL 1960
20.5h y Peter RADFORD 20 SEP 1939 GBR GBR Wolverhampton (GBR) 28 MAY 1960
20.6h Ray NORTON 22 SEP 1937 USA USA Philadelphia, PA (USA) 23 APR 1960
20.6h y -1.6 Ray NORTON 22 SEP 1937 USA USA Berkeley, CA (USA) 19 MAR 1960
20.6h Manfred GERMAR 10 MAR 1935 FRG FRG Wuppertal (GER) 01 OCT 1958
20.6h Bobby Joe MORROW 15 OCT 1935 USA USA Cricket Ground, Melbourne (AUS) 27 NOV 1956
20.6h 0.0 Thane BAKER 04 OCT 1931 USA USA Bakersfield, CA (USA) 23 JUN 1956
20.6h Andy STANFIELD 29 DEC 1927 USA USA Los Angeles, CA (USA) 27 JUN 1952
20.6h y Andy STANFIELD 29 DEC 1927 USA USA Philadelphia, PA (USA) 26 MAY 1951

Legend

* Pending ratification. Mx: mixed gender race. Wo: women only race. (i): set indoor.