Athletics at the 1960 Summer Olympics – Women's 100 metres

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Women's 100 metres
at the Games of the XVII Olympiad
Venue Olympic Stadium
Dates September 1 (heats and quarterfinals)
September 2 (semifinals and final)
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Wilma Rudolph
 United States
2nd, silver medalist(s) Dorothy Hyman
 Great Britain
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Giuseppina Leone
 Italy
← 1956
1964 →
Athletics at the
1960 Summer Olympics
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Track events
100 m   men   women
200 m men women
400 m men
800 m men women
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
20 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 100 metres sprint event at the 1960 Olympic Games took place between September 1 and September 2.[1]

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

The fastest four runners in each of the seven heats advanced to the quarterfinal round.

Heat one

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Giuseppina Leone  Italy 11.87
2 Barbara Jones  United States 11.91
3 Eleanor Haslam  Canada 12.21
4 Elizabeth Jenner  Great Britain 12.39

Heat two

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Pat Duggan  Australia 12.18
2 Mona Sulaiman  Philippines 12.40
3 Vivi Markussen  Denmark 12.53
4 Nancy Lewington  Canada 12.67

Heat three

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Mariya Itkina  Soviet Union 11.83
2 Marlene Mathews-Willard  Australia 12.10
3 Olga Šikovec  Yugoslavia 12.24
4 Carlota Gooden  Panama 12.36

Heat four

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Jenny Smart  Great Britain 12.04
2 Betty Cuthbert  Australia 12.21
3 Valerie Morgan  New Zealand 12.61
4 Snezhana Kerkova  Bulgaria 12.66

Heat five

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Dorothy Hyman  Great Britain 11.98
2 Gisela Köhler-Birkemeyer  United Team of Germany 12.31
3 Jean Holmes-Mitchell  Panama 12.52
4 Valerie Jerome  Canada 12.58
5 Maeve Kyle  Ireland 12.59
6 Ilana Adir  Israel 13.04

Heat six

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Wilma Rudolph  United States 11.65
2 Catherine Capdevielle  France 11.94
3 Halina Richter-Górecka-Herrmann  Poland 12.13
4 Hannelore Raepke  United Team of Germany 12.45

Heat seven

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Vera Kalashnikova-Krepkina  Soviet Union 11.97
2 Brunhilde Hendrix  United Team of Germany 11.99
3 Teresa Ciepły-Wieczorek  Poland 12.25
4 Martha Hudson  United States 12.33
5 Aycan Önel  Turkey 13.59

Quarterfinals[edit]

The fastest three runners in each of the four heats advanced to the semifinal round.

Heat one

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Wilma Rudolph  United States 11.70
2 Vera Kalashnikova-Krepkina  Soviet Union 12.14
3 Marlene Mathews-Willard  Australia 12.25
4 Gisela Köhler-Birkemeyer  United Team of Germany 12.26
5 Eleanor Haslam  Canada 12.46
6 Mona Sulaiman  Philippines 12.54
7 Valerie Morgan  New Zealand 12.66

Heat two

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Mariya Itkina  Soviet Union 11.88
2 Brunhilde Hendrix  United Team of Germany 12.02
3 Halina Richter-Górecka-Herrmann  Poland 12.10
4 Pat Duggan  Australia 12.32
5 Jean Holmes-Mitchell  Panama 12.39
6 Elizabeth Jenner  Great Britain 12.50
7 Snezhana Kerkova  Bulgaria 12.80

Heat three

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Giuseppina Leone  Italy 12.11
2 Catherine Capdevielle  France 12.16
3 Jenny Smart  Great Britain 12.17
4 Martha Hudson  United States 12.30
5 Olga Šikovec  Yugoslavia 12.61
6 Carlota Gooden  Panama 12.70
7 Nancy Lewington  Canada 13.23

Heat four

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Dorothy Hyman  Great Britain 11.77
2 Barbara Jones  United States 12.02
3 Teresa Ciepły-Wieczorek  Poland 12.14
4 Betty Cuthbert  Australia 12.18
5 Valerie Jerome  Canada 12.50
6 Vivi Markussen  Denmark 12.56

Semifinals[edit]

The fastest three runners in each of the two heats advanced to the final round.

Heat one

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Wilma Rudolph  United States 11.41 =WR
2 Giuseppina Leone  Italy 11.71
3 Jenny Smart  Great Britain 11.89
4 Halina Richter-Górecka-Herrmann  Poland 11.93
5 Brunhilde Hendrix  United Team of Germany 11.99
6 Vera Kalashnikova-Krepkina  Soviet Union 12.08

Heat two

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Dorothy Hyman  Great Britain 11.65
2 Mariya Itkina  Soviet Union 11.78
3 Catherine Capdevielle  France 11.82
4 Barbara Jones  United States 11.84
5 Teresa Ciepły-Wieczorek  Poland 12.05
6 Marlene Mathews-Willard  Australia 12.05

Final[edit]

Wind = 2.8 m/s.
Wind was over the allotted speed. All time in finals were wind assisted and do not count toward world or Olympic records.

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) Wilma Rudolph  United States 11.18
2nd, silver medalist(s) Dorothy Hyman  Great Britain 11.43
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Giuseppina Leone  Italy 11.48
4 Mariya Itkina  Soviet Union 11.54
5 Catherine Capdevielle  France 11.64
6 Jenny Smart  Great Britain 11.72

Key: =WR = equaled world record

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Athletics at the 1960 Rome Summer Games: Women's 100 metres". Sports Reference. Retrieved 17 June 2017.