Athletics at the 1948 Summer Olympics – Women's 80 metres hurdles

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Women's 80 metres hurdles
at the Games of the XIV Olympiad
Venue Empire Stadium
Dates August 3 (Heats & semifinals)
August 4 (Final)
Competitors 21 from 6 nations
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Fanny Blankers-Koen
 Netherlands
2nd, silver medalist(s) Maureen Gardner
 Great Britain
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Shirley Strickland
 Australia
← 1936
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Video on YouTube Official Video
@ 42:05

The women's 80 metres hurdles event at the 1948 Summer Olympic Games took place August 3 and August 4. The final was won by Dutch athlete Fanny Blankers-Koen.[1]

Records[edit]

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

World Record  Claudia Testoni (ITA)
 Fanny Blankers-Koen (NED)
11.3 Dresden, Germany
Amsterdam, Netherlands
13 August 1939
20 September 1942
Olympic Record  Ondina Valla (ITA) 11.6 Berlin, Germany 5 August 1936

The following new Olympic record was set during this competition:

Date Event Athlete Time Notes
4 August Final  Fanny Blankers-Koen (NED) 11.2 OR

Schedule[edit]

All times are British Summer Time (UTC+1)

Date Time Round
Tuesday, 3 August 1948 15:00
17:00
Round 1
Semifinals
Wednesday, 4 August 1948 16:00 Final


Results[edit]

Round 1[edit]

Round 1 took place on 3 August. The fastest three runners in each heat advanced to the semifinals.

Heat 1

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Fanny Blankers-Koen  Netherlands 11.3 OR
2 Joan Upton  Great Britain 11.8
3 Jeanine Toulouse  France 12.0
4 Mirja Jämes  Finland
5 Marion Huber  Chile
6 Theresa Manuel  United States

Heat 2

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Maureen Gardner  Great Britain 11.6
2 Libuše Lomská  Czechoslovakia 11.8
3 Noemí Simonetto de Portela  Argentina 11.8
4 Janine Magnin-Lamouche  France 11.9
5 Domnitsa Lanitou-Kavoudinou  Greece

Heat 3

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Yvette Monginou  France 11.7
2 Shirley Strickland  Australia 11.9
3 Maria Overbreyer-Trösch  Austria 11.9
4 Bernice Robinson  United States 11.9 Est
5 Bertha Crowther  Great Britain

Heat 4

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Elfriede Steurer  Austria 12.2
2 Gerda van der Kade-Koudijs  Netherlands 12.2
3 Jean Walraven  United States 12.6
4 Kyllikki Naukkarinen  Finland
5 Vinton Beckett  Jamaica

Semifinals[edit]

Semifinals took place on 3 August. The top three runners from each heat advanced to the final.

Heat 1

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Fanny Blankers-Koen  Netherlands 11.4
2 Maria Overbreyer-Trösch  Austria 11.9
3 Libuše Lomská  Czechoslovakia 12.0
4 Joan Upton  Great Britain
5 Jeanine Toulouse  France
6 Jean Walraven  United States

Heat 2

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Shirley Strickland  Australia 11.7
2 Yvette Monginou  France 11.8
3 Maureen Gardner  Great Britain 11.8
4 Noemí Simonetto de Portela  Argentina
5 Gerda van der Kade-Koudijs  Netherlands
6 Elfriede Steurer  Austria

Final[edit]

Rank Name Nationality Time (hand) Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) Fanny Blankers-Koen  Netherlands 11.2 OR
2nd, silver medalist(s) Maureen Gardner  Great Britain 11.2 OR
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Shirley Strickland  Australia 11.4
4 Yvette Monginou  France 11.8 Est
5 Maria Oberbreyer-Trösch  Austria 11.8 Est
6 Libuše Lomská  Czechoslovakia 11.9 Est

Key: Est = Time is an estimate, OR = Olympic record

Wind: 1.9 m/s

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Athletics at the 1948 London Summer Games: Women's 80 metres Hurdles". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 15 September 2017. 

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