Athletics at the 1960 Summer Olympics – Women's 80 metres hurdles

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Women's 80 metres hurdles
at the Games of the XVII Olympiad
Venue Olympic Stadium
Dates August 31(heats and semifinals)
September 1 (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 80 metres hurdles hurdling event at the 1960 Olympic Games took place between August 31 and September 1.

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

The top two runners in each of the six heats advanced to the semifinal round.

Heat one

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Irina Press Soviet Union 10.91 OR
2 Carole Quinton Great Britain 11.07
3 Draga Stamejčič Yugoslavia 11.47
4 Ulla-Britt Wieslander Sweden 11.60
5 Irene Robertson United States 11.69

Heat two

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Mary Bignal-Rand Great Britain 11.40
2 Norma Thrower Australia 11.54
3 Snezhana Kerkova Bulgaria 11.73
4 Wanda dos Santos Brazil 11.84
5 Berta Díaz Cuba 11.84

Heat three

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Rimma Koshelyeva Soviet Union 11.26
2 Denise Laborie-Guénard France 11.37
3 Alena Stolzová Czechoslovakia 11.59
4 Jo Ann Terry-Grissom United States 11.59

Heat four

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Gisela Birkemeyer Germany 11.31
2 Barbara Sosgórnik Poland 11.56
3 Pat Pryce-Nutting Great Britain 11.65
4 Sally McCallum Canada 11.90
5 Friedl Murauer Austria 12.08

Heat five

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Karin Richert-Balzer Germany 11.40
2 Teresa Ciepły-Wieczorek Poland 11.46
3 Simone Brièrre France 11.75
4 Gloria Cooke-Wigney Australia 11.89

Heat six

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Zenta Gastl-Kopp Germany 11.10
2 Galina Bystrova Soviet Union 11.26
3 Letizia Bertoni Italy 11.54
4 Shirley Crowder United States 12.43
5 Chi Cheng Republic of China 12.71

Semifinal[edit]

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

Heat one

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Galina Bystrova Soviet Union 11.16
2 Mary Bignal-Rand Great Britain 11.16
3 Rimma Koshelyeva Soviet Union 11.22
4 Karin Richert-Balzer Germany 11.27
5 Norma Thrower Australia 11.44
6 Barbara Sosgórnik Poland 11.46

Heat two

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Irina Press Soviet Union 10.77 OR
2 Gisela Birkemeyer Germany 11.01
3 Carole Quinton Great Britain 11.07
4 Zenta Gastl-Kopp Germany 11.09
5 Teresa Ciepły-Wieczorek Poland 11.40
6 Denise Laborie-Guénard France 11.51

Final[edit]

Wind = 0.0 m/s.

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Irina Press Soviet Union 10.93
2 Carole Quinton Great Britain 10.99
3 Gisela Birkemeyer Germany 11.13
4 Mary Bignal-Rand Great Britain 11.22
5 Galina Bystrova Soviet Union 11.26
6 Rimma Koshelyeva Soviet Union 11.28

Key: OR = Olympic record

References[edit]