Athletics at the 1952 Summer Olympics – Women's 80 metres hurdles

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Women's 80 metres hurdles
at the Games of the XV Olympiad
Venue Helsinki Olympic Stadium
Dates July 23 (heats and semifinals)
July 24 (final)
Competitors 33 from 21 nations
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Shirley Strickland de la Hunty  Australia
2nd, silver medalist(s) Maria Golubnichaya  Soviet Union
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Maria Sander  Germany
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Athletics at the
1952 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 at the 1952 Summer Olympics took place on July 24 and July 25 at the Helsinki Olympic Stadium. Australian athlete Shirley Strickland de la Hunty earned the gold medal, setting new World and Olympic records.

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

The first round was held on July 23. The two fastest runners qualified for the semifinals.

Heat 1

Rank Name Nationality Result Notes
1 Shirley Strickland de la Hunty  Australia 11.0 =OR
2 Milena Greppi  Italy 11.7
3 Miyo Miyashita  Japan 11.8
4 Colette Elloy  France 11.9
5 Jorun Askersrud Tangen  Norway 12.2

Heat 2

Rank Name Nationality Result Notes
1 Fanny Blankers-Koen  Netherlands 11.2
2 Edna Maskell  South Africa 11.6
3 Klára Soós  Hungary 11.9
4 Hilde Antes  Saar 12.0
5 Nilima Ghose  India 12.9

Heat 3

Rank Name Nationality Result Notes
1 Elene Gokieli  Soviet Union 11.5
2 Pam Seaborne  Great Britain 11.5
3 Wilhelmina Lust  Netherlands 11.6
4 Seija Pöntinen  Finland 11.8
5 Pui Wah Tang  Singapore 12.8

Heat 4

Rank Name Nationality Result Notes
1 Jean Desforges  Great Britain 11.4
2 Anneliese Seonbuchner  Germany 11.4
3 Luella Law  Canada 11.8
4 Helene Bielansky  Austria 11.8
5 Sylvi Keskinen  Finland 12.4
6 Leah Horowitz-Ravid  Israel 12.4

Heat 5

Rank Name Nationality Result Notes
1 Maria Sander  Germany 11.3
2 Claudie Flament  France 11.5
3 Anna Alexandrova  Soviet Union 11.5
4 Maria Musso  Italy 11.9
5 Constance Darnowski  United States 12.1
6 Aino Autio  Finland 12.1

Heat 6

Rank Name Nationality Result Notes
1 Maria Golubnichaya  Soviet Union 11.1
2 Wanda dos Santos  Brazil 11.3
3 Yvette Monginou  France 11.3
4 Elfriede Steurer  Austria 11.4
5 Pauline Threapleton  Great Britain 11.9
6 Gretel Bolliger  Switzerland 12.3

Semifinals[edit]

The semifinals were held on the July 23, the same day as the preliminary round. The first three runners from each heat qualified for the final.

Heat 1

Rank Name Nationality Result Notes
1 Shirley Strickland de la Hunty  Australia 10.8 Due to excessive wind assistance during the race,
this result did not count as a new World Record.[1]
2 Maria Sander  Germany 10.9
3 Jean Desforges  Great Britain 10.9
4 Elene Gokieli  Soviet Union 11.1
5 Edna Maskell  South Africa 11.2
6 Milena Greppi  Italy 11.4

Heat 2

Rank Name Nationality Result Notes
1 Maria Golubnichaya  Soviet Union 11.2
2 Fanny Blankers-Koen  Netherlands 11.3
3 Anneliese Seonbuchner  Germany 11.4
4 Pam Seaborne  Great Britain 11.4
5 Wanda dos Santos  Brazil 11.4
6 Claudie Flament  France 11.6

Final[edit]

The final was held on July 24.

Rank Name Nationality Result Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) Shirley Strickland de la Hunty  Australia 10.9 WR
2nd, silver medalist(s) Maria Golubnichaya  Soviet Union 11.1
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Maria Sander  Germany 11.1
4 Anneliese Seonbuchner  Germany 11.2
5 Jean Desforges  Great Britain 11.6
Fanny Blankers-Koen  Netherlands DNF

References[edit]

  1. ^ Official Olympic Report Archived 2008-04-11 at the Wayback Machine., la84.org.