Athletics at the 1952 Summer Olympics – Women's 80 metres hurdles

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Women's 80 metres hurdles
at the Games of the XV Olympiad
Venue Helsinki Olympic Stadium
Dates July 23 (heats and semifinals)
July 24 (final)
Competitors 33 from 21 nations
Medalists
Gold medal    Australia
Silver medal    Soviet Union
Bronze medal    Germany
«1948 1956»
Athletics at the
1952 Summer Olympics
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Track events
100 m   men   women
200 m men women
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
steeplechase
men
4×100 m relay men women
4×400 m relay men
Road events
Marathon men
10 km walk men
50 km walk men
Field events
Long jump men women
Triple jump men
High jump men women
Pole vault men
Shot put men women
Discus throw men women
Javelin throw men women
Hammer throw men
Combined events
Decathlon men

The Women's 80 metres hurdles at the 1952 Summer Olympics took place on July 24 and July 25 at the Helsinki Olympic Stadium. Australian athlete Shirley Strickland de la Hunty earned the gold medal, setting new World and Olympic records.

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

The first round was held on July 23. The two fastest runners qualified for the semifinals.

Heat 1

Rank Name Nationality Result Notes
1 Shirley Strickland de la Hunty Australia 11.0 =OR
2 Milena Greppi Italy 11.7
3 Miyo Miyashita Japan 11.8
4 Colette Elloy France 11.9
5 Jorun Askersrud Tangen Norway 12.2

Heat 2

Rank Name Nationality Result Notes
1 Fanny Blankers-Koen Netherlands 11.2
2 Edna Maskell South Africa 11.6
3 Klára Soós Hungary 11.9
4 Hilde Antes Saar 12.0
5 Nilima Ghose India 12.9

Heat 3

Rank Name Nationality Result Notes
1 Elena Gokieli Soviet Union 11.5
2 Pamela Seaborne Great Britain 11.5
3 Wilhelmina Lust Netherlands 11.6
4 Seija Pöntinen Finland 11.8
5 Pui Wah Tang Singapore 12.8

Heat 4

Rank Name Nationality Result Notes
1 Jean Desforges Great Britain 11.4
2 Anneliese Seonbuchner Germany 11.4
3 Luella Law Canada 11.8
4 Helene Bielansky Austria 11.8
5 Sylvi Keskinen Finland 12.4
6 Leah Ravid Israel 12.4

Heat 5

Rank Name Nationality Result Notes
1 Maria Sander Germany 11.3
2 Claudie Flament France 11.5
3 Anna Alexandrova Soviet Union 11.5
4 Maria Musso Italy 11.9
5 Constance Darnowski United States 12.1
6 Aino Autio Finland 12.1

Heat 6

Rank Name Nationality Result Notes
1 Maria Golubnichaya Soviet Union 11.1
2 Wanda dos Santos Brazil 11.3
3 Yvette Monginou France 11.3
4 Elfriede Steurer Austria 11.4
5 Pauline Threapleton Great Britain 11.9
6 Gretel Bolliger Switzerland 12.3

Semifinals[edit]

The semifinals were held on the July 23, the same day as the preliminary round. The first three runners from each heat qualified for the final.

Heat 1

Rank Name Nationality Result Notes
1 Shirley Strickland de la Hunty Australia 10.8 Due to excessive wind assistance during the race,
this result did not count as a new World Record.[1]
2 Maria Sander Germany 10.9
3 Jean Desforges Great Britain 10.9
4 Elena Gokieli Soviet Union 11.1
5 Edna Maskell South Africa 11.2
6 Milena Greppi Italy 11.4

Heat 2

Rank Name Nationality Result Notes
1 Maria Golubnichaya Soviet Union 11.2
2 Fanny Blankers-Koen Netherlands 11.3
3 Anneliese Seonbuchner Germany 11.4
4 Pamela Seaborne Great Britain 11.4
5 Wanda dos Santos Brazil 11.4
6 Claudie Flament France 11.6

Final[edit]

The final was held on July 24.

Rank Name Nationality Result Notes
1 Shirley Strickland de la Hunty Australia 10.9 WR
2 Maria Golubnichaya Soviet Union 11.1
3 Maria Sander Germany 11.1
4 Anneliese Seonbuchner Germany 11.2
5 Jean Desforges Great Britain 11.6
Fanny Blankers-Koen Netherlands DNF

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