Athletics at the 1968 Summer Olympics – Women's 80 metres hurdles

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Women's 80 metres hurdles
at the Games of the XIX Olympiad
Venue Estadio Olímpico Universitario
Date October 17–18
Competitors 33 from 23 nations
Winning time 10.3 OR
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Maureen Caird  Australia
2nd, silver medalist(s) Pam Kilborn  Australia
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Chi Cheng  Republic of China
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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 80 metres hurdles competition at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City, Mexico was held at the University Olympic Stadium on October 17–18.

Competition format[edit]

The Women's 80m hurdles competition consisted of heats (Round 1), Semifinals and a Final. The three fastest competitors from each race in the heats qualified for the semifinals, along with the fastest overall competitor not already qualified. The top four athletes from each semifinals race advanced to the final.

Records[edit]

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

World record  Vera Korsakova (URS) 10.2 Soviet Union July 16, 1968
Olympic record  Irina Press (URS) 10.6 Rome, Italy August 31, 1960

Results[edit]

Round 1[edit]

Qual. rule: first 3 of each heat (Q) plus the next fastest time (q) qualified.

Heat 1[edit]

Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 Rallins, MamieMamie Rallins  United States 10.6 Q
2 Korsakova, VeraVera Korsakova  Soviet Union 10.6 Q
3 Schell, IngeInge Schell  West Germany 10.7 Q
4 Smith, CarmenCarmen Smith  Jamaica 11.0
5 Panerai, CarlaCarla Panerai  Italy 11.0
6 Basilio, EnriquetaEnriqueta Basilio  Mexico 11.1
7 Wieslander, Ulla-BrittUlla-Britt Wieslander  Sweden 11.2

Heat 2[edit]

Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 Kilborn, PamPam Kilborn  Australia 10.4 Q
2 Bufanu, ValeriaValeria Bufanu  Romania 10.9 Q
3 Kiss, MáriaMária Kiss  Hungary 10.9 Q
4 Elejarde, MarleneMarlene Elejarde  Cuba 10.9
5 Lubej, MarijanaMarijana Lubej  Yugoslavia 11.0
6 Yurukova, SnezhanaSnezhana Yurukova  Bulgaria 11.0
7 Wilson, AnnAnn Wilson  Great Britain 11.1

Heat 3[edit]

Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 Van Wolvelaere, PattyPatty Van Wolvelaere  United States 10.6 Q
2 Sukniewicz, TeresaTeresa Sukniewicz  Poland 10.7 Q
3 Talysheva, TatyanaTatyana Talysheva  Soviet Union 10.8 Q
4 Ulloa, CarlotaCarlota Ulloa  Chile 11.1
5 Meldrum, JennyJenny Meldrum  Canada 11.1
N/A Pryce, PatPat Pryce  Great Britain DNF

Heat 4[edit]

Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 Caird, MaureenMaureen Caird  Australia 10.4 Q
2 Chi Cheng  Republic of China 10.5 Q
3 Straszyńska, DanutaDanuta Straszyńska  Poland 10.7 Q
4 Aigner, IngeInge Aigner  Austria 10.8 q
5 Antenen, MetaMeta Antenen  Switzerland 10.9
6 Van Wolvelaere, PattyPatty Van Wolvelaere  Great Britain 11.0
7 Emonts, RoswithaRoswitha Emonts  Belgium 11.4

Heat 5[edit]

Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 Balzer, KarinKarin Balzer  East Germany 10.7 Q
2 Żebrowska, ElżbietaElżbieta Żebrowska  Poland 10.8 Q
3 Dyer, JudyJudy Dyer  United States 10.9 Q
4 Ievleva, LiudmilaLiudmila Ievleva  Soviet Union 10.9
5 Yeh Chu-Mei  Republic of China 11.7
6 Sosa, CeciliaCecilia Sosa  El Salvador 12.8

Semifinals[edit]

Qual. rule: first 4 of each heat (Q) qualified.

Heat 1[edit]

Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 Caird, MaureenMaureen Caird  Australia 10.5 Q
2 Van Wolvelaere, PattyPatty Van Wolvelaere  United States 10.6 Q
3 Talysheva, TatyanaTatyana Talysheva  Soviet Union 10.7 Q
4 Balzer, KarinKarin Balzer  East Germany 10.8 Q
5 Korsakova, VeraVera Korsakova  Soviet Union 10.8
6 Sukniewicz, TeresaTeresa Sukniewicz  Poland 10.9
7 Bufanu, ValeriaValeria Bufanu  Romania 11.0
8 Aigner, IngeInge Aigner  Austria 11.1

Heat 2[edit]

Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 Kilborn, PamPam Kilborn  Australia 10.4 Q
2 Chi Cheng  Republic of China 10.5 Q
3 Straszyńska, DanutaDanuta Straszyńska  Poland 10.5 Q
4 Żebrowska, ElżbietaElżbieta Żebrowska  Poland 10.6 Q
5 Rallins, MamieMamie Rallins  United States 10.6
6 Dyer, JudyJudy Dyer  United States 10.8
7 Schell, IngeInge Schell  West Germany 10.8
8 Kiss, MáriaMária Kiss  Hungary 11.2

Final[edit]

Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) Caird, MaureenMaureen Caird  Australia 10.3 OR
2nd, silver medalist(s) Kilborn, PamPam Kilborn  Australia 10.4
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Chi Cheng  Republic of China 10.4
4 Van Wolvelaere, PattyPatty Van Wolvelaere  United States 10.5
5 Balzer, KarinKarin Balzer  East Germany 10.6
6 Straszyńska, DanutaDanuta Straszyńska  Poland 10.6
7 Żebrowska, ElżbietaElżbieta Żebrowska  Poland 10.6
8 Talysheva, TatyanaTatyana Talysheva  Soviet Union 10.7

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