Athletics at the 2004 Summer Olympics – Women's 100 metres hurdles
|Women's 100 metres hurdles
at the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad
|Venue||Athens Olympic Stadium|
|Dates||August 22 to August 24|
|Competitors||38 from 24 nations|
|Athletics at the
2004 Summer Olympics
|100 m hurdles||women|
|110 m hurdles||men|
|400 m hurdles||men||women|
|4×100 m relay||men||women|
|4×400 m relay||men||women|
|20 km walk||men||women|
|50 km walk||men|
Joanna Hayes led through all the rounds, her closest competitor, Perdita Felicien. In the final Felicien crashed the first hurdle with her lead leg, falling to her right and taking out Irina Shevchenko along with her. In the lane to her left, Hayes zoomed away from the field unabated, challenged by American teammate Melissa Morrison through the first four hurdles, which Morrison clipped, almost turned sideways to keep her balance and slowing through the next two hurdles. Lacena Golding-Clarke and Olena Krasovska battled on the inside of the track. As Krasovska began to edge ahead for the silver, Clarke slowed over the last four hurdles while Morrison battled back to take the bronze.
American grande dame Gail Devers, at 37, came into her final Olympics as the American champion, having defeated Hayes at the Olympic Trials. But again she suffered Olympic misfortune in the hurdles, crashing in a heap on the first hurdle of the qualifying heat.
|World record||Yordanka Donkova (BUL)||12.21||Stara Zagora, Bulgaria||20 August 1988|
|Olympic record||Yordanka Donkova (BUL)||12.38||Seoul, South Korea||30 September 1988|
Qualification: First 2 in each heat(Q) and the next 6 fastest(q) advance to the semifinal.
Qualification: First 4 in each heat(Q) advance to the Final.
|1||2||Joanna Hayes||United States||12.48||Q, PB|
|3||1||Melissa Morrison||United States||12.53||Q, =PB|
|4||1||Olena Krasovska||Ukraine||12.58||Q, PB|
|5||1||Mariya Koroteyeva||Russia||12.60||Q, PB|
|8||2||Irina Shevchenko||Russia||12.67||Q, =PB|
|10||2||Lacena Golding-Clarke||Jamaica||12.69||Q, =PB|
|11||2||Angela Whyte||Canada||12.69||Q, PB|
|Joanna Hayes||United States||12.37||OR|
|Melissa Morrison||United States||12.56|