Athletics at the 1948 Summer Olympics – Women's 100 metres

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Women's 100 metres
at the Games of the XIV Olympiad
VenueEmpire Stadium
DatesJuly 31 (heats)
August 2 (semifinals and final)
Competitors33 from 20 nations
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Fanny Blankers-Koen
 Netherlands
2nd, silver medalist(s) Dorothy Manley
 Great Britain
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Shirley Strickland
 Australia
← 1936
1952 →
Video on YouTube Official Video
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The women's 100 metres sprint event at the 1948 Olympic Games took place July 31 and August 2. The final was won by Dutch Fanny Blankers-Koen.[1]

Records[edit]

Prior to the competition, the existing World and Olympic records were as follows.

World record
Olympic record
 Helen Stephens (USA) 11.5 s Berlin, Germany 4 August 1936

Schedule[edit]

All times are British Summer Time (UTC+1).

Date Time
Saturday, 31 July 1948 14:45 Round 1
Monday, 2 August 1948 15:30
16:45
Semifinals
Finals

Results[edit]

Round 1[edit]

The fastest two runners in each heat advanced to the semifinals.

Heat 1

Rank Name Nationality Time (hand) Notes
1 Fanny Blankers-Koen  Netherlands 12.0
2 Viola Myers  Canada 12.5
3 Betty McKinnon  Australia 12.7
4 Maria Oberbreyer  Austria

Heat 2

Rank Name Nationality Time (hand) Notes
1 Shirley Strickland  Australia 12.4 '
2 Birthe Nielsen  Denmark 12.9
3 Noemí Simonetto de Portela  Argentina 13.1
4 Benedita de Oliveira  Brazil 13.2
5 Tilly Decker  Luxembourg

Heat 3

Rank Name Nationality Time (hand) Notes
1 Grethe Lovsø Nielsen  Denmark 12.6 '
2 Winifred Jordan  Great Britain 12.7
3 Audrey Patterson  United States 12.8
4 Joyce King  Australia 13.1
5 Betty Kretschmer  Chile

Heat 4

Rank Name Nationality Time (hand) Notes
1 Cynthia Thompson  Jamaica 12.4 '
2 Daphne Robb-Hasenjager  South Africa 12.4
3 Mabel Walker  United States 12.2
4 Millie Cheater  Canada 12.3

Heat 5

Rank Name Nationality Time (hand) Notes
1 Doris Batter  Great Britain 12.6 '
2 Kathleen Russell  Jamaica 12.9
3 Lillian Young  United States 13.0
4 Elizabeth Müller  Brazil 13.2 EST

Heat 6

Rank Name Nationality Time (hand) Notes
1 Dorothy Manley  Great Britain 12.1 '
2 Phyllis Lightbourn-Jones  Bermuda 13.0
3 Marie-Thérèse Renard  Belgium 13.6

Heat 7

Rank Name Nationality Time (hand) Notes
1 Olga Šicnerová  Czechoslovakia 12.4 '
2 Bente Bergendorff  Denmark 12.6
3 Helena de Menezes  Brazil 13.2
4 Üner Teoman  Turkey 13.6

Heat 8

Rank Name Nationality Time (hand) Notes
1 Liliana Tagliaferri  Italy 12.8 '
2 Xenia Stad-de Jong  Netherlands 12.9
3 Phyllis Edness  Bermuda 13.6
4 Grete Pavlousek  Austria 13.6
5 Alma Butia  Yugoslavia 13.6

Heat 9

Rank Name Nationality Time (hand) Notes
1 Patricia Jones  Canada 12.7 '
2 Grietje de Jongh  Netherlands 12.9
3 Jeanine Moussier  France 12.9
4 Liv Paulsen  Norway 12.9

Semifinals[edit]

The fastest two runners in each heat advanced to the final.

Heat 1

Rank Name Nationality Time (hand) Notes
1 Fanny Blankers-Koen  Netherlands 12.0
2 Shirley Strickland  Australia 12.4
3 Grete Lovso Nielsen  Denmark 12.7
4 Doris Batter  Great Britain
5 Liliana Tagliaferri  Italy
6 Phyllis Lightbourn-Jones  Bermuda

Heat 2

Rank Name Nationality Time (hand) Notes
1 Dorothy Manley  Great Britain 12.4
2 Patricia Jones  Canada 12.6
3 Daphne Robb-Hasenjager  South Africa 12.7
4 Bente Bergendorff  Denmark
5 Xenia Stad-de Jong  Netherlands
6 Kathleen Russell  Jamaica

Heat 3

Rank Name Nationality Time (hand) Notes
1 Viola Myers  Canada 12.4
2 Cynthia Thompson  Jamaica 12.5
3 Olga Sicnerova  Czechoslovakia 12.5
3 Birthe Nielsen  Denmark 12.5
5 Winifred Jordan  Great Britain
6 Grietje de Jongh  Netherlands

Final[edit]

Rank Name Nationality Time (hand) Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) Fanny Blankers-Koen  Netherlands 11.9
2nd, silver medalist(s) Dorothy Manley  Great Britain 12.2
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Shirley Strickland  Australia 12.2
4 Viola Myers  Canada 12.3 Est
5 Patricia Jones  Canada 12.4 Est
6 Cynthia Thompson  Jamaica 12.6 Est

Key: Est = Time is an estimated

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Athletics at the 1948 London Summer Games: Women's 100 metres". Sports Reference. Retrieved 7 June 2017.

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