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 6 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
1952 →
Video on YouTube Official Video
@ 42:05
Athletics at the
1948 Summer Olympics
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Track events
100 m   men   women
200 m men women
400 m men
800 m men
1500 m men
5000 m men
10,000 m men
80 m hurdles women
110 m hurdles men
400 m hurdles men
3000 m
steeplechase
men
4×100 m relay men women
4×400 m relay men
Road events
Marathon men
10 km walk men
50 km walk men
Field events
Long jump men women
Triple jump men
High jump men women
Pole vault men
Shot put men women
Discus throw men women
Javelin throw men women
Hammer throw men
Combined events
Decathlon men

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 Fanny Blankers-Koen.

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]