Athletics at the 1932 Summer Olympics – Women's 100 metres

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Women's 100 metres
at the Games of the X Olympiad
Venue Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
Dates August 1 (heats and semifinals)
August 2 (final)
Gold medal    Poland
Silver medal    Canada
Bronze medal    United States
«1928 1936»
Athletics at the
1932 Summer Olympics
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Track events
100 m   men   women
200 m men
400 m men
800 m men
1500 m men
5000 m men
10,000 m men
80 m hurdles women
110 m hurdles men
400 m hurdles men
3000 m steeple men
4×100 m relay men women
4×400 m relay men
Road events
Marathon men
50 km walk men
Field events
Long jump men
Triple jump men
High jump men women
Pole vault men
Shot put men
Discus throw men women
Javelin throw men women
Hammer throw men
Combined events
Decathlon men

The women's 100 metres sprint event at the 1932 Olympic Games took place between August 1 and August 2 at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. The final was won by Pole Stanisława Walasiewicz.

In 1980, after her shooting death as a bystander at an armed robbery, 1932 race winner Stanisława Walasiewicz was revealed to be intersex, and possibly ineligible to compete under modern gender determination tests.[1] No change has been made to the records for the 1932 women's 100 metres race.





Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1st Stanisława Walasiewicz Poland 11.9 =WR
2nd Hilda Strike Canada 11.9 =WR
3rd Wilhelmina von Bremen United States 12.0
4 Marie Dollinger Germany 12.2
5 Eileen Hiscock Great Britain 12.3
6 Elizabeth Wilde United States 12.3

Key: =WR = Equalled world record



  1. ^ (English) Associated Press (corporate author) (23 January 1981). "Report Says Stella Walsh; Had Male Sex Organs". The New York Times (23 January 1981). Retrieved 31 May 2006.