Athletics at the 1932 Summer Olympics – Women's 80 metres hurdles

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Women's 80 metres hurdles
at the Games of the X Olympiad
Venue Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
Dates August 3 (heats)
August 4 (final)
Gold medal    United States
Silver medal    United States
Bronze medal    South Africa
Athletics at the
1932 Summer Olympics
Athletics pictogram.svg
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 80 metres hurdles event at the 1932 Olympic Games took place between August 3 and August 4 at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.


Top three from each of the two heats qualified for the finals.


First heat

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Babe Didrikson United States 11.8 =WR
2 Simone Schaller United States 11.8 =WR
3 Marjorie Clark South Africa 11.9
4 Betty Taylor Canada 12.0
5 Michiko Nakanishi Japan DNF

Heat two

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Evelyne Hall United States 12.0
2 Violet Webb Great Britain 12.1
3 Alda Wilson Canada 12.1
4 Felicja Schabińska Poland 12.8


Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1st Babe Didrikson United States 11.7 WR
2nd Evelyne Hall United States 11.7 WR
3rd Marjorie Clark South Africa 11.8
4 Simone Schaller United States 11.8
5 Violet Webb Great Britain 11.9
6 Alda Wilson Canada 12.0

Key: WR = World record; DNF = did not finish