Athletics at the 1960 Summer Olympics – Women's 100 metres

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Women's 100 metres
at the Games of the XVII Olympiad
Venue Olympic Stadium
Dates September 1 (heats and quarterfinals)
September 2 (semifinals and final)
Medalists
Gold medal 
Silver medal 
Bronze medal 
«1956 1964»
Athletics at the
1960 Summer Olympics
Athletics pictogram.svg
Track events
100 m   men   women
200 m men women
400 m men
800 m men women
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
20 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 100 metres sprint event at the 1960 Olympic Games took place between September 1 and September 2.

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

The fastest four runners in each of the seven heats advanced to the quarterfinal round.

Heat one

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Giuseppina Leone Italy 11.87
2 Barbara Jones United States 11.91
3 Eleanor Haslam Canada 12.21
4 Elizabeth Jenner Great Britain 12.39

Heat two

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Pat Duggan Australia 12.18
2 Mona Sulaiman Philippines 12.40
3 Vivi Markussen Denmark 12.53
4 Nancy Lewington Canada 12.67

Heat three

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Mariya Itkina Soviet Union 11.83
2 Marlene Mathews-Willard Australia 12.10
3 Olga Šikovec Yugoslavia 12.24
4 Carlota Gooden Panama 12.36

Heat four

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Jenny Smart Great Britain 12.04
2 Betty Cuthbert Australia 12.21
3 Val Morgan New Zealand 12.61
4 Snezhana Kerkova Bulgaria 12.66

Heat five

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Dorothy Hyman Great Britain 11.98
2 Gisela Köhler-Birkemeyer Germany 12.31
3 Jean Holmes-Mitchell Panama 12.52
4 Valerie Jerome Canada 12.58
5 Maeve Kyle Ireland 12.59
6 Ilana Adir Israel 13.04

Heat six

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Wilma Rudolph United States 11.65
2 Catherine Capdevielle France 11.94
3 Halina Richter-Górecka-Herrmann Poland 12.13
4 Hannelore Raepke Germany 12.45

Heat seven

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Vera Kalashnikova-Krepkina Soviet Union 11.97
2 Brunhilde Hendrix Germany 11.99
3 Teresa Ciepły-Wieczorek Poland 12.25
4 Martha Hudson United States 12.33
5 Aycan Önel Turkey 13.59

Quarterfinals[edit]

The fastest three runners in each of the four heats advanced to the semifinal round.

Heat one

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Wilma Rudolph United States 11.70
2 Vera Kalashnikova-Krepkina Soviet Union 12.14
3 Marlene Mathews-Willard Australia 12.25
4 Gisela Köhler-Birkemeyer Germany 12.26
5 Eleanor Haslam Canada 12.46
6 Mona Sulaiman Philippines 12.54
7 Val Morgan New Zealand 12.66

Heat two

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Mariya Itkina Soviet Union 11.88
2 Brunhilde Hendrix Germany 12.02
3 Halina Richter-Górecka-Herrmann Poland 12.10
4 Pat Duggan Australia 12.32
5 Jean Holmes-Mitchell Panama 12.39
6 Elizabeth Jenner Great Britain 12.50
7 Snezhana Kerkova Bulgaria 12.80

Heat three

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Giuseppina Leone Italy
2 Catherine Capdevielle France
3 Jenny Smart Great Britain
4 Martha Hudson United States
5 Olga Šikovec Yugoslavia
6 Carlota Gooden Panama
7 Nancy Lewington Canada

Heat four

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Dorothy Hyman Great Britain 11.77
2 Barbara Jones United States 12.02
3 Teresa Ciepły-Wieczorek Poland 12.14
4 Betty Cuthbert Australia 12.18
5 Valerie Jerome Canada 12.50
6 Vivi Markussen Denmark 12.56

Semifinals[edit]

The fastest three runners in each of the two heats advanced to the final round.

Heat one

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Wilma Rudolph United States 11.41 =WR
2 Giuseppina Leone Italy 11.71
3 Jenny Smart Great Britain 11.89
4 Halina Richter-Górecka-Herrmann Poland 11.93
5 Brunhilde Hendrix Germany 11.99
6 Vera Kalashnikova-Krepkina Soviet Union 12.08

Heat two

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Dorothy Hyman Great Britain 11.65
2 Mariya Itkina Soviet Union 11.78
3 Catherine Capdevielle France 11.82
4 Barbara Jones United States 11.84
5 Teresa Ciepły-Wieczorek Poland 12.05
6 Marlene Mathews-Willard Australia 12.05

Final[edit]

Wind = 2.8 m/s.
Wind was over the allotted speed. All time in finals were wind assisted and do not count toward world or Olympic records.

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Wilma Rudolph United States 11.18
2 Dorothy Hyman Great Britain 11.43
3 Giuseppina Leone Italy 11.48
4 Mariya Itkina Soviet Union 11.54
5 Catherine Capdevielle France 11.64
6 Jenny Smart Great Britain 11.72

Key: =WR = equaled world record

References[edit]