Athletics at the 1968 Summer Olympics – Men's 100 metres

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Men's 100 metres
at the Games of the XIX Olympiad
Venue Estadio Olímpico Universitario
Mexico City, Mexico
Dates October 13 (heats, quarterfinals)
October 14, 1968 (semifinals, final)
Competitors 65 from 42 nations
Winning time 9.95 seconds
Medalists
Gold medal    United States
Silver medal    Jamaica
Bronze medal    United States
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Athletics at the
1968 Summer Olympics
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The men's 100 metres sprint event at the 1968 Olympic Games took place at Estadio Olímpico Universitario in Mexico City, Mexico, on October 13 and 14. The final was won by American Jim Hines.

Results[edit]

Final[edit]

Rank Name Nationality Time (h) Time (a) Notes
1st Jim Hines United States 9.9 9.95 EWR
2nd Lennox Miller Jamaica 10.0 10.04
3rd Charlie Greene United States 10.07
4 Pablo Montes Cuba 10.14
5 Roger Bambuck France 10.15
6 Mel Pender United States 10.17
7 Harry Jerome Canada 10.20
8 Jean-Louis Ravelomanantsoa Madagascar 10.27
  • Wind speed = 0.3 m/s (0.67 mph)

Key: EWR = Equalled world record

Preliminaries[edit]

Heats[edit]

The top three runners in each of the nine heats and the next fastest five, advanced to the quarterfinal round.

Heat one *

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Charlie Greene United States 10.09
2 Hideo Iijima Japan 10.24
3 Canagasabai Kunalan Singapore 10.47
4 Wiesław Maniak Poland 10.49
5 Barka Sy Senegal 10.61

Heat two

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Jim Hines United States 10.26
2 Jean-Louis Ravelomanantsoa Madagascar 10.30
3 Gaoussou Koné Ivory Coast 10.37
4 Amos Omolo Uganda 10.50
5 Porfirio Veras Dominican Republic 10.51
6 Julius Sang Kenya 10.64
7 Jorge Vizcarrondo Puerto Rico 10.71
8 Manuel Planchart Venezuela 10.80

Heat three

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Enrique Figuerola Cuba 10.40
2 Iván Moreno Chile 10.53
3 Barrie Kelly Great Britain 10.55
4 Yevgeny Sinyayev Soviet Union 10.56
5 Zenon Nowosz Poland 10.57
6 Charles Asati Kenya 10.63
7 Jimmy Sierra Colombia 10.88

Heat four

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Pablo Montes Cuba 10.14
2 Mel Pender United States 10.35
3 Ron Jones Great Britain 10.45
4 Aleksey Khlopotnov Soviet Union 10.49
5 Norris Stubbs Bahamas 10.67
6 Chen Chuan-Show Taiwan 10.91
7 Philippe Housiaux Belgium 10.94

Heat five

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Roger Bambuck France 10.18
2 Heinz Erbstößer East Germany 10.42
3 Michael Ahey Ghana 10.59
4 Bernard Nottage Bahamas 10.64
5 Ennio Preatoni Italy 10.65
6 Hansruedi Wiedmer Switzerland 10.75
7 Su Wen-Ho Taiwan 10.81

Heat six *

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Lennox Miller Jamaica 10.15
2 Hartmut Schelter East Germany 10.34
3 Manikavasagam Jegathesan Malaysia 10.35
4 Robert Ojo Nigeria 10.47
5 Ron Monsegue Trinidad and Tobago 10.56
6 Rogelio Onofre Philippines 10.58
- Tom Robinson Bahamas DNF

Heat seven

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Harry Jerome Canada 10.35
2 Karl-Peter Schmidtke West Germany 10.38
3 Harald Eggers East Germany 10.38
4 Kola Abdulai Nigeria 10.45
5 Miguel Angel González Mexico 10.59
6 Pablo McNeil Jamaica 10.62
7 Hassan El-Mech Morocco 10.79
8 Morgan Gesmalla Sudan 11.09

Heat eight

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Gérard Fenouil France 10.42
2 Gerhard Wucherer West Germany 10.42
3 Marian Dudziak Poland 10.46
4 Vladislav Sapeya Soviet Union 10.46
5 Eddy Monsels Suriname 10.48
6 Greg Lewis Australia 10.55
7 Félix Bécquer Mexico 10.72
8 Rafael Santos El Salvador 11.22

Heat nine

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Hermes Ramírez Cuba 10.30
2 Andrés Calonge Argentina 10.44
3 Jocelyn Delecour France 10.45
4 Gert Metz West Germany 10.55
5 Norman Chihota Tanzania 10.57
6 Horacio Esteves Venezuela 10.65
7 José Luis Sánchez Spain 10.69
8 Juan Argüello Nicaragua 11.18

Quarterfinals[edit]

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

Heat one

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Lennox Miller Jamaica 10.11
2 Jim Hines United States 10.14
3 Enrique Figuerola Cuba 10.23
4 Iván Moreno Chile 10.37
5 Andrés Calonge Argentina 10.39
6 Ron Jones Great Britain 10.42
7 Karl-Peter Schmidtke West Germany 10.48
8 Vladislav Sapeya Soviet Union 10.51

Heat two

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Hermes Ramírez Cuba 10.10
2 Mel Pender United States 10.16
3 Roger Bambuck France 10.17
4 Harry Jerome Canada 10.22
5 Heinz Erbstößer East Germany 10.28
6 Gerhard Wucherer West Germany 10.33
7 Kola Abdulai Nigeria 10.38
8 Michael Ahey Ghana 10.49

Heat three *

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Pablo Montes Cuba 10.16
2 Hartmut Schelter East Germany 10.29
3 Hideo Iijima Japan 10.31
4 Gérard Fenouil France 10.31
5 Marian Dudziak Poland 10.32
6 Manikavasagam Jegathesan Malaysia 10.38
7 Amos Omolo Uganda 10.45
8 Robert Ojo Nigeria 10.45

Heat four

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Charlie Greene United States 10.02
2 Jean-Louis Ravelomanantsoa Madagascar 10.18 NR
3 Gaoussou Koné Ivory Coast 10.22
4 Harald Eggers East Germany 10.25
5 Barrie Kelly Great Britain 10.35
6 Jocelyn Delecour France 10.36
7 Canagasabai Kunalan Singapore 10.38
8 Eddy Monsels Suriname 10.45

Semifinals[edit]

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

Heat one

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Jim Hines United States 10.08
2 Roger Bambuck France 10.11
3 Harry Jerome Canada 10.17
4 Mel Pender United States 10.21
5 Enrique Figuerola Cuba 10.23
6 Hermes Ramírez Cuba 10.25
7 Harald Eggers East Germany 10.29
8 Hideo Iijima Japan 10.34

Heat two

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Charlie Greene United States 10.13
2 Lennox Miller Jamaica 10.15
3 Pablo Montes Cuba 10.19
4 Jean-Louis Ravelomanantsoa Madagascar 10.26
5 Gaoussou Koné Ivory Coast 10.27
6 Iván Moreno Chile 10.37
7 Gérard Fenouil France 10.40
8 Hartmut Schelter East Germany 10.40

Key: WR = World record; EWR = Equalled world record; DNF = Did not finish; * Wind assisted

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