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

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Women's 100 metres
at the Games of the XIX Olympiad
Venue Estadio Olímpico Universitario
Date October 14–15
Competitors 42 from 22 nations
Winning time 11.0 WR
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Wyomia Tyus  United States
2nd, silver medalist(s) Barbara Ferrell  United States
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Irena Szewińska  Poland
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1968 Summer Olympics
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The Women's 100 metres competition at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City, Mexico. The event was held at the University Olympic Stadium on October 14–15.[1]

The race was won by defending champion Wyomia Tyus. She became the first person to defend the championship at 100 metres, a feat later duplicated by Carl Lewis, Gail Devers, Shelly-Ann Fraser and Usain Bolt. Director Bud Greenspan filmed Tyus casually dancing behind her starting blocks before the Olympic final. When interviewed later she said she was doing the "Tighten Up" to stay loose. American commentator Dwight Stones suggests this intimidated her opponents.

In the final, American teenager Margaret Bailes gained a step advantage at the gun. That quickly disappeared as Tyus seized control of the race. The chase was on. The next chasers appeared to be her American teammate Barbara Ferrell and Australian teenager Raelene Boyle. Coming on strong toward the finish was Polish veteran Irena Kirszenstein. Tyus dipped at the finish, but there was nobody near her. Ferrell and Boyle were escorted to the holding area, but Officials reading the new fully automatic time system corrected the results to declare Kirszenstein the bronze medalist. Tyus set the world record while Boyle set the List of world junior record in fourth place.

Tyus was credited with 11.0 hand timed, breaking the tie at 11.1 with several women in this race. Two years later, Chi Cheng, 7th place in this race, equalled her time. Her automatic time of 11.07 was the first noted automatic time record of this event. In the subsequent Olympics, that time was equalled by Renate Stecher, but Tyus' time was downgraded to 11.08. By the time fully automatic timing became mandatory, January 1, 1977, Annegret Richter's 11.01 from the 1976 Olympics had displaced them.

Competition format[edit]

The Women's 100m competition consisted of heats (Round 1), Quarterfinals, Semifinals and a Final. The five fastest competitors from each race in the heats qualified for the quarterfinals. The four fastest runners from each of the quarterfinal races advanced to the semifinals, where again the top four from each race advance to the final.

Records[edit]

Prior to this competition, the existing world and Olympic records were as follows:

World record  Irena Szewińska (POL) 11.1 Prague, Czechoslovakia July 9, 1965
Olympic record  Wyomia Tyus (USA) 11.2 Tokyo, Japan October 15, 1964

Results[edit]

Round 1[edit]

Heat 1

Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 Wyomia Tyus  United States 11.2 Q
2 Val Peat  Great Britain 11.5 Q
3 Violetta Quesada  Cuba 11.6 Q
4 Marijana Lubej  Yugoslavia 11.6 Q
5 Debbie Miller  Canada 11.7 Q
6 Sylviane Telliez  France 12.0
7 Esperanza Girón  Mexico 12.2

Heat 2

Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 Margaret Bailes  United States 11.2 Q
2 Irene Piotrowski  Canada 11.3 Q
3 Miguelina Cobián  Cuba 11.4 Q
4 Pam Kilborn  Australia 11.6 Q
5 Gabrielle Meyer  France 11.6 Q
6 Alicia Kaufmanas  Argentina 11.8
7 Carmen Smith  Jamaica 11.9

Heat 3

Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 Dianne Bowering-Burge  Australia 11.5 Q
2 Fulgencia Romay  Cuba 11.5 Q
3 Lyudmila Samotyosova  Soviet Union 11.5 Q
4 Anita Neil  Great Britain 11.6 Q
5 Oyeronke Akindele  Nigeria 11.6 Q
6 Vilma Charlton  Jamaica 11.7
7 Ulla-Britt Wieslander  Sweden 11.8

Heat 4

Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 Irena Szewińska  Poland 11.3 Q
2 Raelene Boyle  Australia 11.4 Q
3 Chi Cheng  Republic of China 11.4 Q
4 Della James-Pascoe  Great Britain 11.7 Q
5 Karin Reichert-Frisch  West Germany 11.9 Q
6 Mária Kiss  Hungary 12.0
N/A Lydia Stephens  Kenya DNF

Heat 5

Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 Eva Lehocká-Glesková  Czechoslovakia 11.6 Q
2 Renate Meyer  West Germany 11.7 Q
3 Lyudmila Golomazova  Soviet Union 11.7 Q
4 Truus Hennipman-Cruiming  Netherlands 11.7 Q
5 Stephanie Berto  Canada 11.8 Q
6 Margit Markó-Nemesházi  Hungary 11.9
7 Josefa Vicent  Uruguay 12.5

Heat 6

Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 Barbara Ferrell  United States 11.2 Q
2 Lyudmila Maslakova  Soviet Union 11.5 Q
3 Wilma van Gool-van den Berg  Netherlands 11.5 Q
4 Olajumoke Bodunrin  Nigeria 11.6 Q
5 Györgyi Balogh-Szomov  Hungary 11.8 Q
6 Halina Górecka  West Germany 11.8
7 Cecilia Sosa  El Salvador 13.7

Quarterfinals[edit]

Heat 1

Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 Barbara Ferrell  United States 11.1 Q
2 Eva Lehocká-Glesková  Czechoslovakia 11.2 Q
3 Della James-Pascoe  Great Britain 11.3 Q
4 Miguelina Cobián  Cuba 11.4 Q
5 Lyudmila Maslakova  Soviet Union 11.4
6 Pam Kilborn  Australia 11.4
7 Truus Hennipman-Cruiming  Netherlands 11.5
8 Karin Reichert-Frisch  West Germany 11.6

Heat 2

Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 Wyomia Tyus  United States 11.0 Q
2 Chi Cheng  Republic of China 11.3 Q
3 Wilma van Gool-van den Berg  Netherlands 11.4 Q
4 Lyudmila Golomazova  Soviet Union 11.5 Q
5 Marijana Lubej  Yugoslavia 11.6
6 Anita Neil  Great Britain 11.6
7 Debbie Miller  Canada 11.6

Heat 3

Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 Raelene Boyle  Australia 11.2 Q OR
2 Margaret Bailes  United States 11.3 Q
3 Val Peat  Great Britain 11.3 Q
4 Lyudmila Samotyosova  Soviet Union 11.4 Q
5 Violetta Quesada  Cuba 11.6
6 Renate Meyer  West Germany 11.6
7 Oyeronke Akindele  Nigeria 11.7

Heat 4

Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 Irena Szewińska  Poland 11.1 Q
2 Dianne Bowering-Burge  Australia 11.3 Q
3 Irene Piotrowski  Canada 11.3 Q
4 Fulgencia Romay  Cuba 11.4 Q
5 Gabrielle Meyer  France 11.6
6 Györgyi Balogh-Szomov  Hungary 11.7

Semi Finals[edit]

Heat 1

Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 Irena Szewińska  Poland 11.3
2 Barbara Ferrell  United States 11.3
3 Dianne Bowering-Burge  Australia 11.4
4 Chi Cheng  Republic of China 11.4
5 Fulgencia Romay  Cuba 11.5
6 Irene Piotrowski  Canada 11.5
7 Della James-Pascoe  Great Britain 11.6
8 Lyudmila Golomazova  Soviet Union 11.7

Heat 2

Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 Wyomia Tyus  United States 11.3
2 Raelene Boyle  Australia 11.4
3 Margaret Bailes  United States 11.5
4 Miguelina Cobián  Cuba 11.6
5 Lyudmila Samotyosova  Soviet Union 11.6
6 Eva Lehocká-Glesková  Czechoslovakia 11.7
7 Wilma van Gool-van den Berg  Netherlands 11.8
8 Val Peat  Great Britain 11.8

Final[edit]

Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) Wyomia Tyus  United States 11.0 WR
2nd, silver medalist(s) Barbara Ferrell  United States 11.1
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Irena Szewińska  Poland 11.1
4 Raelene Boyle  Australia 11.1 WJR
5 Margaret Bailes  United States 11.3
6 Dianne Bowering-Burge  Australia 11.4
7 Chi Cheng  Republic of China 11.5
8 Miguelina Cobián  Cuba 11.6

References[edit]

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

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