Athletics at the 1972 Summer Olympics – Women's 100 metres hurdles

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Women's 100 metres hurdles
at the Games of the XX Olympiad
Venue Olympic Stadium, Munich, West Germany
Date 4 September 1972 & 8 September 1972
Medalists
Gold medal    East Germany
Silver medal    Romania
Bronze medal    East Germany
«1968 1976»
Athletics at the
1972 Summer Olympics
Athletics pictogram.svg
Track events
100 m   men   women
200 m men women
400 m men women
800 m men women
1500 m men women
5000 m men
10,000 m men
100 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 women
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

These are the official results of the Women's 100 metres hurdles event at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich. The competition was held on the 4 & 8 of September. This was the first time this distance for women were help at the Olympics the previous distance of 80 metres were discontinued after the 1968 Games. If the Olympics were held two years earlier in 1970 the hands on favorite would have been Cheng Chi of the Republic of China who set several world records in that year. Chi was often injured in 1972 and had to miss the Olympics. No one was the clear favorite coming into these games. Pam Kilborn and Karin Balzer were back for their third Olympic games.[1]

Heats[edit]

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

Heat one[edit]

Rank Name Nationality Lane Time Notes
1 Annelie Ehrhardt East Germany 3 12.70 OR
2 Pam Kilborn Australia 1 12.93
3 Teresa Nowak Poland 5 13.16
4 Esther Shakhamorov Israel 2 13.17
5 Judy Vernon Great Britain 6 13.37
6 Lucila Salao Philippines 7 15.15
- Edith Noding Peru 4 DNS

Heat two[edit]

Rank Name Nationality Lane Time
1 Valeria Bufanu Romania 2 12.94
2 Danuta Straszyńska Poland 1 13.03
3 Margit Bach West Germany 5 13.46
4 Lacey O’Neal United States 3 13.78
5 Brenda Matthews New Zealand 4 13.81
6 Penny Gillies Australia 6 13.82

Heat three[edit]

Rank Name Nationality Lane Time
1 Grażyna Rabsztyn Poland 1 13.29
2 Annerose Krumpholz East Germany 3 13.31
3 Mamie Rallins United States 4 13.51
4 Meta Antenen Switzerland 2 13.61
5 Maureen Caird Australia 6 13.63
6 Margaret Murphy Ireland 5 15.89
- Mary Peters Great Britain 7 DNS

Heat four[edit]

Rank Name Nationality Lane Time
1 Karin Balzer East Germany 7 13.10
2 Patty Johnson United States 3 13.28
3 Jacqueline André France 2 13.33
4 Heidi Schüller West Germany 6 13.50
5 Ann Wilson Great Britain 1 13.53
6 Gunhild Olsson Sweden 5 14.37
7 Emilie Edet Nigeria 4 14.67

Semifinals[edit]

Top four in each heat advanced to the final round.

Heat one[edit]

Rank Name Nationality Lane Time
1 Valeria Bufanu Romania 1 12.84
2 Pam Kilborn Australia 8 12.95
3 Karin Balzer East Germany 6 12.97
4 Teresa Nowak Poland 4 13.10
5 Patty Johnson United States 5 13.26
6 Margit Bach West Germany 3 13.31
7 Mamie Rallins United States 2 13.76
- Meta Antenen Switzerland 7 DNF

Heat two[edit]

Rank Name Nationality Lane Time
1 Annelie Ehrhardt East Germany 2 12.73
2 Danuta Straszyńska Poland 3 12.91
3 Annerose Krumpholz East Germany 7 13.24
4 Grażyna Rabsztyn Poland 8 13.24
5 Jacqueline André France 5 13.30
6 Heidi Schüller West Germany 6 13.33
7 Lacey O’Neal United States 1 13.89
- Esther Shakhamorov Israel 4 DNS

Final[edit]

Rank Name Nationality Lane Time Notes
1st Annelie Ehrhardt East Germany 6 12.59 WR
2nd Valeria Bufanu Romania 7 12.84
3rd Karin Balzer East Germany 5 12.90
4 Pam Kilborn Australia 3 12.98
5 Teresa Nowak Poland 1 13.17
6 Danuta Straszyńska Poland 8 13.18
7 Annerose Krumpholz East Germany 2 13.27
8 Grażyna Rabsztyn Poland 4 13.44

Key: WR = world record; OR = Olympic record; DNS = did not start; DNF = did not finish

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