Athletics at the 1968 Summer Olympics – Women's 400 metres

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Women's 400 metres
at the Games of the XIX Olympiad
Venue Estadio Olímpico Universitario
Date October 14–16
Competitors 29 from 22 nations
Winning time 52.0
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Colette Besson  France
2nd, silver medalist(s) Lillian Board  Great Britain
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Natalya Pechonkina  Soviet Union
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Athletics at the
1968 Summer Olympics
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Track events
100 m   men   women
200 m men women
400 m men women
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
Pentathlon women
Decathlon men

The Women's 400 metres competition at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City, Mexico was held at the University Olympic Stadium on October 14–16.[1]

Competition format[edit]

The Women's 200m competition consisted of heats (Round 1), Semifinals and a Final. The four fastest competitors from each race in the heats qualified for the Semifinals. The four fastest competitors from each of the Semifinal races qualified for the final.

Records[edit]

Prior to the competition, the existing World and Olympic records were as follows.

World record  Shin Geum-Dan (PRK) 51.9 Pyongyang, North Korea October 23, 1962
Olympic record  Betty Cuthbert (AUS) 52.0 Tokyo, Japan October 17, 1964

Results[edit]

Round 1[edit]

Heat 1[edit]

Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 Besson, ColetteColette Besson  France 53.1 Q
2 Scott, JarvisJarvis Scott  United States 53.5 Q
3 Henning, HelgaHelga Henning  West Germany 53.5 Q
4 Fisher, JoanJoan Fisher  Canada 54.6 Q
5 Basilio, EnriquetaEnriqueta Basilio  Mexico 55.6
6 Bennett, JoyceJoyce Bennett  Australia 56.5

Heat 2[edit]

Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 Pentón, AureliaAurelia Pentón  Cuba 52.8 Q
2 Board, LillianLillian Board  Great Britain 52.9 Q
3 Verbele, IngrīdaIngrīda Verbele  Soviet Union 54.0 Q
4 Morris, UnaUna Morris  Jamaica 54.1 Q
5 Covell, AnneAnne Covell  Canada 54.3
6 Chmelková, AnnaAnna Chmelková  Czechoslovakia 54.9
7 Munkácsi, AntóniaAntónia Munkácsi  Hungary 55.6
8 Robotham, JeanJean Robotham  Costa Rica 58.2

Heat 3[edit]

Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 van der Hoeven-Jansen, MirnaMirna van der Hoeven-Jansen  Netherlands 53.1 Q
2 Stroy, EstherEsther Stroy  United States 53.5 Q
3 Simpson, JanetJanet Simpson  Great Britain 53.6 Q
4 Noirot, MoniqueMonique Noirot  France 53.6 Q
5 Chemabwai, TeklaTekla Chemabwai  Kenya 54.0
6 Brown, SandraSandra Brown  Australia 55.4
7 Shezifi, HanaHana Shezifi  Israel 56.3

Heat 4[edit]

Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 Pechonkina, NatalyaNatalya Pechonkina  Soviet Union 53.7 Q
2 Green, MaryMary Green  Great Britain 53.9 Q
3 Wallgren-Lundgren, KarinKarin Wallgren-Lundgren  Sweden 54.2 Q
4 Drinkwater, Lois AnneLois Anne Drinkwater  United States 54.5 Q
5 Govoni, DonataDonata Govoni  Italy 54.7
6 Haimi, EevaEeva Haimi  Finland 55.0
7 Vicent, JosefaJosefa Vicent  Uruguay 56.3
8 Bodunrin, OlajumokeOlajumoke Bodunrin  Nigeria 57.0

Semi-Final[edit]

Heat 1[edit]

Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 Henning, HelgaHelga Henning  West Germany 53.3 Q
2 Besson, ColetteColette Besson  France 53.6 Q
3 Simpson, JanetJanet Simpson  Great Britain 54.0 Q
4 Pentón, AureliaAurelia Pentón  Cuba 54.0 Q
5 Stroy, EstherEsther Stroy  United States 54.3
6 Morris, UnaUna Morris  Jamaica 54.6
7 Verbele, IngrīdaIngrīda Verbele  Soviet Union 54.6
8 Fisher, JoanJoan Fisher  Canada 55.2

Heat 2[edit]

Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 Board, LillianLillian Board  Great Britain 52.5 Q
2 van der Hoeven-Jansen, MirnaMirna van der Hoeven-Jansen  Netherlands 52.6 Q
3 Pechonkina, NatalyaNatalya Pechonkina  Soviet Union 52.8 Q
4 Scott, JarvisJarvis Scott  United States 53.2 Q
5 Green, MaryMary Green  Great Britain 53.6
6 Wallgren-Lundgren, KarinKarin Wallgren-Lundgren  Sweden 53.9
7 Noirot, MoniqueMonique Noirot  France 54.2
8 Drinkwater, LoisLois Drinkwater  United States 57.3

Final[edit]

Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) Besson, ColetteColette Besson  France 52.0
2nd, silver medalist(s) Board, LillianLillian Board  Great Britain 52.1
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Pechonkina, NatalyaNatalya Pechonkina  Soviet Union 52.2
4 Simpson, JanetJanet Simpson  Great Britain 52.5
5 Pentón, AureliaAurelia Pentón  Cuba 52.7
6 Scott, JarvisJarvis Scott  United States 52.7
7 Henning, HelgaHelga Henning  West Germany 52.8
8 van der Hoeven-Jansen, MirnaMirna van der Hoeven-Jansen  Netherlands 53.0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Athletics at the 1968 Mexico City Summer Games: Women's 400 metres". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 1 August 2017. 

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