Athletics at the 1972 Summer Olympics – Women's 100 metres hurdles

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Women's 100 metres hurdles
at the Games of the XX Olympiad
Venue Olympic Stadium, Munich, West Germany
Date 4 September 1972 & 8 September 1972
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Annelie Ehrhardt  East Germany
2nd, silver medalist(s) Valeria Bufanu  Romania
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Karin Balzer  East Germany
← 1968
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Athletics at the
1972 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 women
5000 m men
10,000 m men
100 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 women
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

These are the official results of the Women's 100 metres hurdles event at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich. The competition was held on the 4 & 8 of September. This was the first time this distance for women were help at the Olympics the previous distance of 80 metres were discontinued after the 1968 Games. If the Olympics were held two years earlier in 1970 the hands on favorite would have been Cheng Chi of the Republic of China who set several world records in that year. No one was the clear favorite coming into these games. Pam Kilborn and Karin Balzer were back for their third Olympic games.[1]

Heats[edit]

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

Heat one[edit]

Rank Name Nationality Lane Time Notes
1 Annelie Ehrhardt  East Germany 3 12.70 OR
2 Pam Kilborn  Australia 1 12.93
3 Teresa Nowak  Poland 5 13.16
4 Esther Shakhamorov  Israel 2 13.17
5 Judy Vernon  Great Britain 6 13.37
6 Lucila Salao  Philippines 7 15.15
- Edith Noding  Peru 4 DNS

Heat two[edit]

Rank Name Nationality Lane Time
1 Valeria Bufanu  Romania 2 12.94
2 Danuta Straszyńska  Poland 1 13.03
3 Margit Bach  West Germany 5 13.46
4 Lacey O’Neal  United States 3 13.78
5 Brenda Matthews  New Zealand 4 13.81
6 Penny Gillies  Australia 6 13.82

Heat three[edit]

Rank Name Nationality Lane Time
1 Grażyna Rabsztyn  Poland 1 13.29
2 Annerose Krumpholz  East Germany 3 13.31
3 Mamie Rallins  United States 4 13.51
4 Meta Antenen  Switzerland 2 13.61
5 Maureen Caird  Australia 6 13.63
6 Margaret Murphy  Ireland 5 15.89
- Mary Peters  Great Britain 7 DNS

Heat four[edit]

Rank Name Nationality Lane Time
1 Karin Balzer  East Germany 7 13.10
2 Patty Johnson  United States 3 13.28
3 Jacqueline André  France 2 13.33
4 Heidi Schüller  West Germany 6 13.50
5 Ann Wilson  Great Britain 1 13.53
6 Gunhild Olsson  Sweden 5 14.37
7 Emilie Edet  Nigeria 4 14.67

Semifinals[edit]

Top four in each heat advanced to the final round.

Heat one[edit]

Rank Name Nationality Lane Time
1 Valeria Bufanu  Romania 1 12.84
2 Pam Kilborn  Australia 8 12.95
3 Karin Balzer  East Germany 6 12.97
4 Teresa Nowak  Poland 4 13.10
5 Patty Johnson  United States 5 13.26
6 Margit Bach  West Germany 3 13.31
7 Mamie Rallins  United States 2 13.76
- Meta Antenen  Switzerland 7 DNF

Heat two[edit]

Rank Name Nationality Lane Time
1 Annelie Ehrhardt  East Germany 2 12.73
2 Danuta Straszyńska  Poland 3 12.91
3 Annerose Krumpholz  East Germany 7 13.24
4 Grażyna Rabsztyn  Poland 8 13.24
5 Jacqueline André  France 5 13.30
6 Heidi Schüller  West Germany 6 13.33
7 Lacey O’Neal  United States 1 13.89
- Esther Shakhamorov  Israel 4 DNS

Final[edit]

Rank Name Nationality Lane Time Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) Annelie Ehrhardt  East Germany 6 12.59 WR
2nd, silver medalist(s) Valeria Bufanu  Romania 7 12.84
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Karin Balzer  East Germany 5 12.90
4 Pam Kilborn  Australia 3 12.98
5 Teresa Nowak  Poland 1 13.17
6 Danuta Straszyńska  Poland 8 13.18
7 Annerose Krumpholz  East Germany 2 13.27
8 Grażyna Rabsztyn  Poland 4 13.44

Key: WR = world record; OR = Olympic record; DNS = did not start; DNF = did not finish

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