Athletics at the 1968 Summer Olympics – Women's 80 metres hurdles

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Women's 80 metres hurdles
at the Games of the XIX Olympiad
Venue Estadio Olímpico Universitario
Date October 17–18
Competitors 33 from 23 nations
Winning time 10.3 OR
Medalists
Gold medal    Australia
Silver medal    Australia
Bronze medal    Republic of China
«1964 1972»
Athletics at the
1968 Summer Olympics
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Track events
100 m   men   women
200 m men women
400 m men women
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
Pentathlon women
Decathlon men

The Women's 80 metres hurdles competition at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City, Mexico was held at the University Olympic Stadium on October 17–18.

Competition format[edit]

The Women's 80m hurdles competition consisted of heats (Round 1), Semifinals and a Final. The three fastest competitors from each race in the heats qualified for the semifinals, along with the fastest overall competitor not already qualified. The top four athletes from each semifinals race advanced to the final.

Records[edit]

Prior to this competition, the existing world and Olympic records were as follows:

World record  Vera Korsakova (URS) 10.2 Soviet Union July 16, 1968
Olympic record  Irina Press (URS) 10.6 Rome, Italy August 31, 1960

Results[edit]

Round 1[edit]

Qual. rule: first 3 of each heat (Q) plus the next fastest time (q) qualified.

Heat 1[edit]

Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 Rallins, MamieMamie Rallins United States 10.6 Q
2 Korsakova, VeraVera Korsakova Soviet Union 10.6 Q
3 Schell, IngeInge Schell West Germany 10.7 Q
4 Smith, CarmenCarmen Smith Jamaica 11.0
5 Panerai, CarlaCarla Panerai Italy 11.0
6 Basilio, EnriquetaEnriqueta Basilio Mexico 11.1
7 Wieslander, Ulla-BrittUlla-Britt Wieslander Sweden 11.2

Heat 2[edit]

Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 Kilborn, PamPam Kilborn Australia 10.4 Q
2 Bufanu, ValeriaValeria Bufanu Romania 10.9 Q
3 Kiss, MáriaMária Kiss Hungary 10.9 Q
4 Elejarde, MarleneMarlene Elejarde Cuba 10.9
5 Lubej, MarijanaMarijana Lubej Yugoslavia 11.0
6 Yurukova, SnezhanaSnezhana Yurukova Bulgaria 11.0
7 Wilson, AnnAnn Wilson Great Britain 11.1

Heat 3[edit]

Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 Johnson, PatriciaPatricia Johnson United States 10.6 Q
2 Sukniewicz, TeresaTeresa Sukniewicz Poland 10.7 Q
3 Talysheva, TatyanaTatyana Talysheva Soviet Union 10.8 Q
4 Ulloa, CarlotaCarlota Ulloa Chile 11.1
5 Wingerson, JennyJenny Wingerson Canada 11.1
N/A Pryce, PatriciaPatricia Pryce Great Britain DNF

Heat 4[edit]

Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 Caird, MaureenMaureen Caird Australia 10.4 Q
2 Chi Cheng Republic of China 10.5 Q
3 Straszyńska, DanutaDanuta Straszyńska Poland 10.7 Q
4 Aigner, IngeInge Aigner Austria 10.8 q
5 Antenen, MetaMeta Antenen Switzerland 10.9
6 Jones, PatriciaPatricia Jones Great Britain 11.0
7 Emonts, RoswithaRoswitha Emonts Belgium 11.4

Heat 5[edit]

Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 Balzer, KarinKarin Balzer East Germany 10.7 Q
2 Żebrowska, ElżbietaElżbieta Żebrowska Poland 10.8 Q
3 Dyer, JudyJudy Dyer United States 10.9 Q
4 Ievleva, LiudmilaLiudmila Ievleva Soviet Union 10.9
5 Yeh Chu-Mei Republic of China 11.7
6 Sosa, CeciliaCecilia Sosa El Salvador 12.8

Semifinals[edit]

Qual. rule: first 4 of each heat (Q) qualified.

Heat 1[edit]

Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 Caird, MaureenMaureen Caird Australia 10.5 Q
2 Johnson, PatriciaPatricia Johnson United States 10.6 Q
3 Talysheva, TatyanaTatyana Talysheva Soviet Union 10.7 Q
4 Balzer, KarinKarin Balzer East Germany 10.8 Q
5 Korsakova, VeraVera Korsakova Soviet Union 10.8
6 Sukniewicz, TeresaTeresa Sukniewicz Poland 10.9
7 Bufanu, ValeriaValeria Bufanu Romania 11.0
8 Aigner, IngeInge Aigner Austria 11.1

Heat 2[edit]

Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 Kilborn, PamPam Kilborn Australia 10.4 Q
2 Chi Cheng Republic of China 10.5 Q
3 Straszyńska, DanutaDanuta Straszyńska Poland 10.5 Q
4 Żebrowska, ElżbietaElżbieta Żebrowska Poland 10.6 Q
5 Rallins, MamieMamie Rallins United States 10.6
6 Dyer, JudyJudy Dyer United States 10.8
7 Schell, IngeInge Schell West Germany 10.8
8 Kiss, MáriaMária Kiss Hungary 11.2

Final[edit]

Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 Caird, MaureenMaureen Caird Australia 10.3 OR
2 Kilborn, PamPam Kilborn Australia 10.4
3 Chi Cheng Republic of China 10.4
4 Johnson, PatriciaPatricia Johnson United States 10.5
5 Balzer, KarinKarin Balzer East Germany 10.6
6 Straszyńska, DanutaDanuta Straszyńska Poland 10.6
7 Żebrowska, ElżbietaElżbieta Żebrowska Poland 10.6
8 Talysheva, TatyanaTatyana Talysheva Soviet Union 10.7

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