Athletics at the 1952 Summer Olympics – Women's 100 metres

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Women's 100 metres
at the Games of the XV Olympiad
Venue Helsinki Olympic Stadium
Dates July 21 (round one and quarterfinals)
July 22 (semifinals and final)
Competitors 56
Medalists
Gold medal 
Silver medal 
Bronze medal 
«1948 1956»
Athletics at the
1952 Summer Olympics
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Track events
100 m   men   women
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The women's 100 metres sprint event at the 1952 Olympic Games took place on July 21 and July 22. The final was won by Australian Marjorie Jackson, who equalled the world record set in 1936 by Helen Stephens.

Results[edit]

First round[edit]

The first round was held on July 21. The first two runners of each heat qualified for the second round.

Heat 1

Rank Name Nationality Result Notes
1 Winsome Cripps Australia 12.0
2 Tzvetana Berkovska Bulgaria 12.2
3 Lilian Heinz Argentina 12.7
4 Ulla Pokki Finland 12.7
5 Nilima Ghose India 13.6

Heat 2

Rank Name Nationality Result Notes
1 Mae Faggs United States 12.1
2 Liliana Tagliaferri Italy 12.6
3 Lászlóné Bartha Hungary 12.7
4 Elzbieta Bocian Poland 12.9

Heat 3

Rank Name Nationality Result Notes
1 Bertha Brouwer Netherlands 12.0
2 Irina Turova Soviet Union 12.0
3 Vittoria Cesarini Italy 12.3
4 Pui Wah Tang Singapore 13.8

Heat 4

Rank Name Nationality Result Notes
1 Helga Klein Germany 12.1
2 Heather Armitage Great Britain 12.3
3 Lilian Buglia Argentina 12.3
4 Alexandrina Sicoe Romania 12.8
5 Leena Sipilä Finland 13.4

Heat 5

Rank Name Nationality Result Notes
1 Maria Sander Germany 12.2
2 Anna-Lisa Augustsson Sweden 12.4
3 Rosella Thorne Canada 12.5
4 Gyuláné Rákhely Hungary 12.6
5 Ayako Yoshikawa Japan 12.6

Heat 6

Rank Name Nationality Result Notes
1 Giuseppina Leone Italy 12.2
2 Janet Morreau United States 12.5
3 Neeltje Büch Netherlands 12.6
4 Jorun Askersrud Tangen Norway 13.0
5 Sonja Prétôt Switzerland 14.7

Heat 7

Rank Name Nationality Result Notes
1 Catherine Hardy United States 11.9
2 June Foulds Great Britain 12.1
3 Alberte De Campou France 12.2
4 Helena Cardoso de Menezes Brazil 12.5
5 Ana Fontan Argentina 12.9

Heat 8

Rank Name Nationality Result Notes
1 Marjorie Jackson Australia 11.6
2 Yvette Monginou France 12.3
3 Luella Law Canada 12.4
4 Thelma Jones Bermuda 12.5

Heat 9

Rank Name Nationality Result Notes
1 Shirley Strickland de la Hunty Australia 12.0
2 Vera Kalashnikova Soviet Union 12.2
3 Quita Shivas Great Britain 12.5
4 Ema Konrad Romania 13.0
5 Mary D'Souza India 13.1

Heat 10

Rank Name Nationality Result Notes
1 Daphne Hasenjager South Africa 11.9
2 Eleanor McKenzie Canada 12.2
3 Nell Sjöström Sweden 12.4
4 Ibolya Tilkovszki Hungary 12.4
5 Phyllis Jones Bermuda 13.3

Heat 11

Rank Name Nationality Result Notes
1 Francina Blankers-Koen Netherlands 11.9
2 Marga Petersen Germany 12.0
3 Denise Laborie France 12.6
4 Graviola Ewing Guatemala 13.0

Heat 12

Rank Name Nationality Result Notes
1 Edna Maskell South Africa 11.9
2 Nadezhda Khnykina Soviet Union 12.0
3 Hyacinth Walters Jamaica 12.4
4 Elfriede Steurer Germany 12.7
5 Agneta Hanertz Sweden 12.8

Second round[edit]

The first three runners from each heat qualified to the semifinals.

Heat 1

Rank Name Nationality Result Notes
1 Marjorie Jackson Australia 11.6
2 Marga Petersen Germany 12.0
3 Bertha Brouwer Netherlands 12.0
4 Giuseppina Leone Italy 12.2
5 Heather Armitage Great Britain 12.3
6 Tzvetana Berkovska Bulgaria 12.3

Heat 2

Rank Name Nationality Result Notes
1 Maria Sander Germany 12.0
2 Francina Blankers-Koen Netherlands 12.0
3 Mae Faggs United States 12.0
4 Irina Turova Soviet Union 12.1
5 Eleanor McKenzie Canada 12.1
6 Yvette Monginou France 12.4

Heat 3

Rank Name Nationality Result Notes
1 Daphne Hasenjager South Africa 12.0
2 Vera Kalashnikova Soviet Union 12.1
3 Winsome Cripps Australia 12.1
4 June Foulds Great Britain 12.3
5 Janet Morreau United States 12.5
6 Anna-Lisa Augustsson Sweden 12.5

Heat 4

Rank Name Nationality Result Notes
1 Nadezhda Khnykina Soviet Union 12.0
2 Helga Klein Germany 12.0
3 Shirley Strickland de la Hunty Australia 12.0
4 Catherine Hardy United States 12.1
5 Edna Maskell South Africa 12.2
6 Liliana Tagliaferri Italy 12.9

Semifinals[edit]

The first three runners from each heat qualified for the final.

Heat 1

Rank Name Nationality Result Notes
1 Marjorie Jackson Australia 11.5 =WR
2 Winsome Cripps Australia 12.0
3 Mae Faggs United States 12.1
4 Nadezhda Khnykina Soviet Union 12.1
5 Marga Petersen Germany 12.1

Heat 2

Rank Name Nationality Result Notes
1 Daphne Hasenjager South Africa 11.9
2 Shirley Strickland de la Hunty Australia 11.9
3 Maria Sander Germany 12.0
4 Bertha Brouwer Netherlands 12.1
5 Vera Kalashnikova Soviet Union 12.1
6 Helga Klein Germany 12.3

Final[edit]

Rank Name Nationality Time (hand) Notes
1 Marjorie Jackson Australia 11.5 =WR
2 Daphne Robb-Hasenjäger Netherlands 11.8
3 Shirley Strickland Australia 11.9
4 Winsome Cripps Australia 11.9
5 Maria Sander Germany 12.0
6 Mae Faggs United States 12.1

Key: =WR = Equalled World record

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