Athletics at the 1992 Summer Olympics – Women's 100 metres hurdles

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Athletics at the
1992 Summer Olympics
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These are the official results of the women's 100 metres hurdles at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Spain.

Despite the presence of the world record holderYordanka Donkova (who had her career peak four years earlier), Gail Devers came into this race as the favorite. Though her Olympic history shows her winning the 100 metres twice, the first time earlier in this Olympics, she primarily made her career as a hurdler. And true to form, Devers had a commanding lead in this race, until the final hurdle. Devers came up short and hit the hurdle, foot first, hard, knocking her off balance. She stumbled toward the finish line, falling on the last step. Such was her lead, she still finished fifth, .001 out of fourth place. In seemingly an instant, Voula Patoulidou became the gold medalist.

While Devers would win five world championship medals, three of them gold, in the 100 metres hurdles, this (actually her second attempt) was the marker of what proved to be the curse of the Olympics in her primary event.


Medalists[edit]

Gold  Voula Patoulidou
Greece (GRE)
Silver  LaVonna Martin
United States (USA)
Bronze  Yordanka Donkova
Bulgaria (BUL)

Records[edit]

These were the standing world and Olympic records (in seconds) prior to the 1992 Summer Olympics.

World Record 12.21 Bulgaria Yordanka Donkova Stara Zagora (BUL) August 20, 1988
Olympic Record 12.38 Bulgaria Yordanka Donkova Seoul (KOR) September 30, 1988

Final[edit]

RANK FINAL TIME
Med 1.png  Voula Patoulidou (GRE) 12.64
Med 2.png  LaVonna Martin (USA) 12.69
Med 3.png  Yordanka Donkova (BUL) 12.70
4.  Lynda Tolbert (USA) 12.75
5.  Gail Devers (USA) 12.75
6.  Aliuska López (CUB) 12.87
7.  Natalya Kolovanova (EUN) 13.01
8.  Odalys Adams (CUB) 13.57

Semi finals[edit]

RANK HEAT 1 TIME
1.  Lynda Tolbert (USA) 13.10
2.  Gail Devers (USA) 13.14
3.  Natalya Kolovanova (EUN) 13.15
4.  Aliuska López (CUB) 13.16
5.  Anne Piquereau (FRA) 13.32
6.  Gillian Russell (JAM) 13.35
7.  Zhang Yu (CHN) 13.39
8.  Kristin Patzwahl (GER) 13.44
9.  Brigitta Bukovec (SLO) 13.68


RANK HEAT 2 TIME
1.  LaVonna Martin (USA) 12.81
2.  Yordanka Donkova (BUL) 12.87
3.  Voula Patoulidou (GRE) 12.88
4.  Odalys Adams (CUB) 13.14
5.  Marina Azyabina (EUN) 13.22
6.  Gabriele Roth (GER) 13.22
7.  Dionne Rose (JAM) 13.22
 Cécile Cinelu (FRA) 13.24
 Lyudmila Narozhilenko (EUN) DNS

Quarterfinals[edit]

RANK HEAT 1 TIME
1.  LaVonna Martin (USA) 12.82
2.  Aliuska López (CUB) 13.01
3.  Gillian Russell (JAM) 13.23
4.  Marina Azyabina (EUN) 13.26
5.  Brigitta Bukovec (SLO) 13.28
6.  Zhang Yu (CHN) 13.28
7.  Katie Anderson (CAN) 13.31
8.  Sylvia Dethier (BEL) 13.32


RANK HEAT 2 TIME
1.  Yordanka Donkova (BUL) 12.84
2.  Lynda Tolbert (USA) 12.96
3.  Voula Patoulidou (GRE) 13.05
4.  Natalya Kolovanova (EUN) 13.06
5.  Cécile Cinelu (FRA) 13.07
6.  Kristin Patzwahl (GER) 13.16
7.  Dionne Rose (JAM) 13.17
8.  Liliana Nastase (ROU) 13.33


RANK HEAT 3 TIME
1.  Gail Devers (USA) 12.76
2.  Lyudmila Narozhilenko (EUN) 13.06
3.  Anne Piquereau (FRA) 13.17
4.  Odalys Adams (CUB) 13.26
5.  Gabriele Roth (GER) 13.28
6.  Zhu Yuqing (CHN) 13.31
7.  Jacqueline Agyepong (GBR) 13.36
8.  Michelle Freeman (JAM) 15.84

Heats[edit]

RANK HEAT 1 TIME
1.  Lyudmila Narozhilenko (EUN) 13.04
2.  Liliana Nastase (ROU) 13.23
3.  Cécile Cinelu (FRA) 13.40
4.  Brigitta Bukovec (SLO) 13.45
5.  Maria Mardomingo (ESP) 13.58
6.  Anu Kaljurand (EST) 13.81
7.  Eunice Barber (SLE) 15.01
 Yasmina Kettab-Azzizi (ALG) DNS


RANK HEAT 2 TIME
1.  Michelle Freeman (JAM) 12.90
2.  Kristin Patzwahl (GER) 13.11
3.  Gail Devers (USA) 13.19
4.  Natalia Kolovanova (EUN) 13.20
5.  Zhu Yuqing (CHN) 13.22
6.  Lesley-Ann Skeete (GBR) 13.42
7.  Thu Hang Nguyen-Thi (VIE) 15.16


RANK HEAT 3 TIME
1.  Yordanka Donkova (BUL) 12.96
2.  Aliuska López (CUB) 13.08
3.  Marina Aziabina (EUN) 13.10
4.  Jacqueline Agyepong (GBR) 13.25
5.  Dionne Rose (JAM) 13.29
6.  Katie Anderson (CAN) 13.33
7.  Monique Ewanjé-Épée (FRA) 13.73
8.  Louisette Renee Thobi (CMR) 14.37


RANK HEAT 4 TIME
1.  LaVonna Martin (USA) 12.82
2.  Gillian Russell (JAM) 13.07
3.  Sylvia Dethier (BEL) 13.19
4.  Zhang Yu (CHN) 13.26
5.  Nicole Ramalalanirina (MAD) 13.40
6.  Sriyani Kulawansa (SRI) 13.55
 Caren Jung (GER) DSQ
 Julie Baumann (SUI) DNS


RANK HEAT 5 TIME
1.  Lynda Tolbert (USA) 12.96
2.  Anne Piquereau (FRA) 13.11
3.  Gabriele Roth (GER) 13.12
4.  Voula Patoulidou (GRE) 13.14
5.  Odalys Adams (CUB) 13.28
6.  Kay Morley-Brown (GBR) 13.44
7.  Chan Sau Ying (HKG) 13.88
8.  Elizabeta Pavlovska (IOP) 14.26

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