2017 World Championships in Athletics – Women's 100 metres
|Women's 100 metres |
at the 2017 World Championships
|Dates||5 August (heats)|
6 August (semifinal & final)
|Competitors||47 from 30 nations|
Going into the competition, Elaine Thompson could be nothing but the hot favourite to win the title. She was the Olympic Champion from Rio and the world leader by a huge margin. Defending champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce did not compete as she expected her first child. Returning silver medallist Dafne Schippers did not seem to be in her best shape, while the bronze medallist from 2015, Tori Bowie was expected to be among the medal contenders.
In the first semi-final, Marie-Josée Ta Lou won by 0.11 seconds over Dafne Schippers. Elaine Thompson proved why she was the favourite, winning her semi-final in 10.84 seconds, the fastest time of the day, ahead of Rosângela Santos who broke the South American continental record, while Bowie ran 10.91 seconds to win the third semi-final.
In the final, Ta Lou established an early lead. Thompson had the slowest reaction to the gun and failed to get into contention. Bowie, who had been closing on the leader, leaned early for her dip at the line, winning and then stumbling to the track. Returning silver medallist Dafne Schippers took bronze.
Bowie's injury following the race caused her to drop out of the 200 metres.
Before the competition records were as follows:
|World||10.49||Florence Griffith-Joyner||USA||16 Jul 1988||Indianapolis, United States|
|Championship||10.70||Marion Jones||USA||28 Aug 1999||Seville, Spain|
|World leading||10.71||Elaine Thompson||JAM||23 Jun 2017||Kingston, Jamaica|
|African||10.78||Murielle Ahouré||CIV||11 Jun 2016||Montverde, United States|
|Asian||10.79||Li Xuemei||CHN||18 Oct 1997||Shanghai, China|
|NACAC||10.49||Florence Griffith-Joyner||USA||16 Jul 1988||Indianapolis, United States|
|South American||10.99||Ángela Tenorio||ECU||22 Jul 2015||Toronto, Canada|
|European||10.73||Christine Arron||FRA||19 Aug 1998||Budapest, Hungary|
|Oceanian||11.11||Melissa Breen||AUS||9 Feb 2014||Canberra, Australia|
The following records were set at the competition:
|South American||10.91||Rosângela Santos||BRA||6 Aug 2017|
|Cook Islands||12.18||Patricia Taea||COK||5 Aug 2017|
The standard to qualify automatically for entry was 11.26.
The event schedule, in local time (UTC+1), was as follows:
The first round took place on 5 August in six heats as follows:
The first three in each heat ( ) and the next six fastest ( ) qualified for the semifinals. The overall results were as follows:
The semifinals took place on 6 August in three heats as follows:
The first two in each heat ( ) and the next two fastest ( ) qualified for the final. The overall results were as follows:
|7||Tori Bowie||United States (USA)||10.85||SB|
|4||Marie-Josée Ta Lou||Ivory Coast (CIV)||10.86||=PB|
|9||Dafne Schippers||Netherlands (NED)||10.96|
|4||8||Murielle Ahouré||Ivory Coast (CIV)||10.98|
|5||6||Elaine Thompson||Jamaica (JAM)||10.98|
|6||3||Michelle-Lee Ahye||Trinidad and Tobago (TTO)||11.01|
|7||5||Rosângela Santos||Brazil (BRA)||11.06|
|8||2||Kelly-Ann Baptiste||Trinidad and Tobago (TTO)||11.09|
- Start list
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- "100 Metres Women − Timetable". IAAF. Retrieved 9 August 2017.
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- "100 Metres Women − Semi-Final − Results" (PDF). IAAF. Retrieved 9 Aug 2017.
- "100 Metres Women − Semi-Final − Summary" (PDF). IAAF. Retrieved 9 Aug 2017.
- "100 Metres Women − Final − Results" (PDF). IAAF. Retrieved 9 Aug 2017.