Athletics at the 1960 Summer Olympics – Women's 80 metres hurdles

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Women's 80 metres hurdles
at the Games of the XVII Olympiad
Venue Olympic Stadium
Dates August 31(heats and semifinals)
September 1 (final)
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Irina Press
 Soviet Union
2nd, silver medalist(s) Carole Quinton
 Great Britain
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Gisela Birkemeyer
 United Team of Germany
← 1956
1964 →
Athletics at the
1960 Summer Olympics
Olympic Athletics.png
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 80 metres hurdles hurdling event at the 1960 Olympic Games took place between August 31 and September 1.

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

The top two runners in each of the six heats advanced to the semifinal round.

Heat one

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Irina Press  Soviet Union 10.91 OR
2 Carole Quinton  Great Britain 11.07
3 Draga Stamejčič  Yugoslavia 11.47
4 Ulla-Britt Wieslander  Sweden 11.60
5 Irene Robertson  United States 11.69

Heat two

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Mary Bignal-Rand  Great Britain 11.40
2 Norma Thrower  Australia 11.54
3 Snezhana Kerkova  Bulgaria 11.73
4 Wanda dos Santos  Brazil 11.84
5 Bertha Díaz  Cuba 11.84

Heat three

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Rimma Koshelyova  Soviet Union 11.26
2 Denise Laborie-Guénard  France 11.37
3 Alena Stolzová  Czechoslovakia 11.59
4 Jo Ann Terry-Grissom  United States 11.59

Heat four

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Gisela Birkemeyer  United Team of Germany 11.31
2 Barbara Sosgórnik  Poland 11.56
3 Pat Nutting  Great Britain 11.65
4 Sally McCallum  Canada 11.90
5 Friedl Murauer  Austria 12.08

Heat five

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Karin Balzer  United Team of Germany 11.40
2 Teresa Ciepły  Poland 11.46
3 Simone Brièrre  France 11.75
4 Gloria Cooke-Wigney  Australia 11.89

Heat six

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Zenta Gastl-Kopp  United Team of Germany 11.10
2 Galina Bystrova  Soviet Union 11.26
3 Letizia Bertoni  Italy 11.54
4 Shirley Crowder  United States 12.43
5 Chi Cheng  Republic of China 12.71

Semifinal[edit]

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

Heat one

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Galina Bystrova  Soviet Union 11.16
2 Mary Bignal-Rand  Great Britain 11.16
3 Rimma Koshelyova  Soviet Union 11.22
4 Karin Balzer  United Team of Germany 11.27
5 Norma Thrower  Australia 11.44
6 Barbara Sosgórnik  Poland 11.46

Heat two

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Irina Press  Soviet Union 10.77 OR
2 Gisela Birkemeyer  United Team of Germany 11.01
3 Carole Quinton  Great Britain 11.07
4 Zenta Gastl-Kopp  United Team of Germany 11.09
5 Teresa Ciepły  Poland 11.40
6 Denise Laborie-Guénard  France 11.51

Final[edit]

Wind = 0.0 m/s.

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) Irina Press  Soviet Union 10.93
2nd, silver medalist(s) Carole Quinton  Great Britain 10.99
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Gisela Birkemeyer  United Team of Germany 11.13
4 Mary Bignal-Rand  Great Britain 11.22
5 Galina Bystrova  Soviet Union 11.26
6 Rimma Koshelyova  Soviet Union 11.28

Key: OR = Olympic record

80 m final. Birkemeyer and Press are in the center, Quinton is on the left

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