Athletics at the 1968 Summer Olympics – Men's 100 metres

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Men's 100 metres
at the Games of the XIX Olympiad
Venue Estadio Olímpico Universitario
Mexico City, Mexico
Dates October 13 (heats, quarterfinals)
October 14, 1968 (semifinals, final)
Competitors 65 from 42 nations
Winning time 9.95 seconds
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Jim Hines  United States
2nd, silver medalist(s) Lennox Miller  Jamaica
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Charlie Greene  United States
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The men's 100 metres sprint event at the 1968 Olympic Games took place at Estadio Olímpico Universitario in Mexico City, Mexico, on October 13 and 14. The final was won by American Jim Hines.[1]

Results[edit]

Final[edit]

Rank Name Nationality Time (h) Time (a) Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) Jim Hines  United States 9.9 9.95 EWR
2nd, silver medalist(s) Lennox Miller  Jamaica 10.0 10.04
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Charlie Greene  United States 10.07
4 Pablo Montes  Cuba 10.14
5 Roger Bambuck  France 10.15
6 Mel Pender  United States 10.17
7 Harry Jerome  Canada 10.20
8 Jean-Louis Ravelomanantsoa  Madagascar 10.28 Photo-finish shows 10.275
  • Wind speed = 0.3 m/s (0.67 mph)

Key: EWR = Electronic world record

Preliminaries[edit]

Heats[edit]

The top three runners in each of the nine heats and the next fastest five, advanced to the quarterfinal round.

  Advance on placement
  Advance on time

Heat one *

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Charlie Greene  United States 10.09
2 Hideo Iijima  Japan 10.24
3 Canagasabai Kunalan  Singapore 10.47
4 Wiesław Maniak  Poland 10.49
5 Barka Sy  Senegal 10.61

Heat two

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Jim Hines  United States 10.26
2 Jean-Louis Ravelomanantsoa  Madagascar 10.30
3 Gaoussou Koné  Ivory Coast 10.37
4 Amos Omolo  Uganda 10.50
5 Porfirio Veras  Dominican Republic 10.51
6 Julius Sang  Kenya 10.64
7 Jorge Vizcarrondo  Puerto Rico 10.71
8 Manuel Planchart  Venezuela 10.80

Heat three

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Enrique Figuerola  Cuba 10.40
2 Iván Moreno  Chile 10.53
3 Barrie Kelly  Great Britain 10.55
4 Yevgeny Sinyayev  Soviet Union 10.56
5 Zenon Nowosz  Poland 10.57
6 Charles Asati  Kenya 10.63
7 Jimmy Sierra  Colombia 10.88

Heat four

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Pablo Montes  Cuba 10.14
2 Mel Pender  United States 10.35
3 Ron Jones  Great Britain 10.45
4 Oleksiy Khlopotnov  Soviet Union 10.49
5 Norris Stubbs  Bahamas 10.67
6 Chen Chuan-show  Taiwan 10.91
7 Philippe Housiaux  Belgium 10.94

Heat five

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Roger Bambuck  France 10.18
2 Heinz Erbstößer  East Germany 10.42
3 Michael Ahey  Ghana 10.59
4 Bernard Nottage  Bahamas 10.64
5 Ennio Preatoni  Italy 10.65
6 Hansruedi Wiedmer  Switzerland 10.75
7 Su Wen-ho  Taiwan 10.81

Heat six *

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Lennox Miller  Jamaica 10.15
2 Hartmut Schelter  East Germany 10.34
3 Manikavasagam Jegathesan  Malaysia 10.35
4 Robert Ojo  Nigeria 10.47
5 Ron Monsegue  Trinidad and Tobago 10.56
6 Rogelio Onofre  Philippines 10.58
- Tom Robinson  Bahamas DNF

Heat seven

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Harry Jerome  Canada 10.35
2 Karl-Peter Schmidtke  West Germany 10.38
3 Harald Eggers  East Germany 10.38
4 Kola Abdulai  Nigeria 10.45
5 Miguel Angel González  Mexico 10.59
6 Pablo McNeil  Jamaica 10.62
7 Hassan El-Mech  Morocco 10.79
8 Morgan Gesmalla  Sudan 11.09

Heat eight

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Gérard Fenouil  France 10.42
2 Gerhard Wucherer  West Germany 10.42
3 Marian Dudziak  Poland 10.46
4 Vladislav Sapeya  Soviet Union 10.46
5 Eddy Monsels  Suriname 10.48
6 Greg Lewis  Australia 10.55
7 Félix Bécquer  Mexico 10.72
8 Rafael Santos  El Salvador 11.22

Heat nine

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Hermes Ramírez  Cuba 10.30
2 Andrés Calonge  Argentina 10.44
3 Jocelyn Delecour  France 10.45
4 Gert Metz  West Germany 10.55
5 Norman Chihota  Tanzania 10.57
6 Horacio Esteves  Venezuela 10.65
7 José Luis Sánchez Paraíso  Spain 10.69
8 Juan Argüello  Nicaragua 11.18

Quarterfinals[edit]

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

Heat one

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Lennox Miller  Jamaica 10.11
2 Jim Hines  United States 10.14
3 Enrique Figuerola  Cuba 10.23
4 Iván Moreno  Chile 10.37
5 Andrés Calonge  Argentina 10.39
6 Ron Jones  Great Britain 10.42
7 Karl-Peter Schmidtke  West Germany 10.48
8 Vladislav Sapeya  Soviet Union 10.51

Heat two

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Hermes Ramírez  Cuba 10.10
2 Mel Pender  United States 10.16
3 Roger Bambuck  France 10.17
4 Harry Jerome  Canada 10.22
5 Heinz Erbstößer  East Germany 10.28
6 Gerhard Wucherer  West Germany 10.33
7 Kola Abdulai  Nigeria 10.38
8 Michael Ahey  Ghana 10.49

Heat three *

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Pablo Montes  Cuba 10.16
2 Hartmut Schelter  East Germany 10.29
3 Hideo Iijima  Japan 10.31
4 Gérard Fenouil  France 10.31
5 Marian Dudziak  Poland 10.32
6 Manikavasagam Jegathesan  Malaysia 10.38
7 Amos Omolo  Uganda 10.45
8 Robert Ojo  Nigeria 10.45

Heat four

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Charlie Greene  United States 10.02
2 Jean-Louis Ravelomanantsoa  Madagascar 10.18 NR
3 Gaoussou Koné  Ivory Coast 10.22
4 Harald Eggers  East Germany 10.25
5 Barrie Kelly  Great Britain 10.35
6 Jocelyn Delecour  France 10.36
7 Canagasabai Kunalan  Singapore 10.38
8 Eddy Monsels  Suriname 10.45

Semifinals[edit]

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

Heat one

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Jim Hines  United States 10.08
2 Roger Bambuck  France 10.11
3 Harry Jerome  Canada 10.17
4 Mel Pender  United States 10.21
5 Enrique Figuerola  Cuba 10.23
6 Hermes Ramírez  Cuba 10.25
7 Harald Eggers  East Germany 10.29
8 Hideo Iijima  Japan 10.34

Heat two

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Charlie Greene  United States 10.13
2 Lennox Miller  Jamaica 10.15
3 Pablo Montes  Cuba 10.19
4 Jean-Louis Ravelomanantsoa  Madagascar 10.26
5 Gaoussou Koné  Ivory Coast 10.27
6 Iván Moreno  Chile 10.37
7 Gérard Fenouil  France 10.40
8 Hartmut Schelter  East Germany 10.40

Key: WR = World record; EWR = Equalled world record; DNF = Did not finish; * Wind assisted

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Athletics at the 1968 Mexico City Summer Games: Men's 100 metres". Sports Reference. Retrieved 28 June 2017.