Athletics at the 1976 Summer Olympics – Women's 100 metres

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Women's 100 metres
at the Games of the XXI Olympiad
Venue Olympic Stadium
Date 24–25 July
Competitors 39 from 21 nations
Winning time 11.08
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Annegret Richter  West Germany
2nd, silver medalist(s) Renate Stecher  East Germany
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Inge Helten  West Germany
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Athletics at the
1976 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
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 100 metres competition at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, Quebec, Canada was held at the Olympic Stadium on 24–25 July.

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 plus the next two fastest overall qualified for the Quarterfinals. The four fastest competitors from each of the Quarterfinal races qualified for the Semifinals, where again the four fastest runners from each heat advanced to the final.

Records[edit]

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

World record  Inge Helten (FRG) 11.04 Fürth, West Germany June 13, 1976
Olympic record  Renate Stecher (GDR) 11.07 Munich, East Germany 2 September 1972

Results[edit]

Round 1[edit]

Qual. rule: first 5 of each heat (Q) plus the two fastest times (q) qualified.

Heat 1[edit]

Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 Helten, IngeInge Helten  West Germany 11.26 Q
2 Zharkova-Maslakova, LyudmilaLyudmila Zharkova-Maslakova  Soviet Union 11.30 Q
3 Allwood, RosieRosie Allwood  Jamaica 11.35 Q
4 Bailey, MarjorieMarjorie Bailey  Canada 11.46 Q
5 Colyear-Danville, SharonSharon Colyear-Danville  Great Britain 11.47 Q
6 Cummings, CarolCarol Cummings  Jamaica 11.69 q
7 Forde, LornaLorna Forde  Barbados 12.02

Heat 2[edit]

Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 Morehead, BrendaBrenda Morehead  United States 11.35 Q
2 Loverock, PattyPatty Loverock  Canada 11.47 Q
3 Hodges, LeliethLelieth Hodges  Jamaica 11.54 Q
4 Garcia, Esmeralda de JesusEsmeralda de Jesus Garcia  Brazil 11.80 Q
5 Jones, DebbieDebbie Jones  Bermuda 11.84 Q
6 Hendricks, RitaRita Hendricks  Virgin Islands 13.51

Heat 3[edit]

Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 Boyle, RaeleneRaelene Boyle  Australia 11.39 Q
2 Haglund, LindaLinda Haglund  Sweden 11.40 Q
3 Jowett, SueSue Jowett  New Zealand 11.70 Q
4 Taylor, IsabelIsabel Taylor  Cuba 11.73 Q
5 Howe, MargaretMargaret Howe  Canada 11.83 Q
6 Ferguson, ShonelShonel Ferguson  Bahamas 12.26

Heat 4[edit]

Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 Cheeseborough, ChandraChandra Cheeseborough  United States 11.28 Q
2 Anisimova, VeraVera Anisimova  Soviet Union 11.37 Q
3 Chivás, SilviaSilvia Chivás  Cuba 11.43 Q
4 Possekel, ElviraElvira Possekel  West Germany 11.48 Q
5 Robertson, DeniseDenise Robertson  Australia 11.50 Q
6 Blos, MartinaMartina Blos  East Germany 11.70
7 Rieuwpassa, CarolinaCarolina Rieuwpassa  Indonesia 11.98

Heat 5[edit]

Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 Oelsner, MarliesMarlies Oelsner  East Germany 11.36 Q
2 Lynch, AndreaAndrea Lynch  Great Britain 11.40 Q
3 Telliez, SylvianeSylviane Telliez  France 11.47 Q
4 Besfamilnaya, NadezhdaNadezhda Besfamilnaya  Soviet Union 11.52 Q
5 Alaerts, LeaLea Alaerts  Belgium 11.63 Q
6 Estrella, DivinaDivina Estrella  Dominican Republic 12.12

Heat 6[edit]

Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 Richter, AnnegretAnnegret Richter  West Germany 11.19 Q
2 Stecher, RenateRenate Stecher  East Germany 11.21 Q
3 Ashford, EvelynEvelyn Ashford  United States 11.25 Q
4 Wells, DebbieDebbie Wells  Australia 11.47 Q
5 Valdés, CarmenCarmen Valdés  Cuba 11.47 Q
6 Strandvall-Pursiainen, Mona-LisaMona-Lisa Strandvall-Pursiainen  Finland 11.62 q
7 Gauthier, AntoinetteAntoinette Gauthier  Haiti 13.11

Quarterfinals[edit]

Heat 1[edit]

Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 Richter, AnnegretAnnegret Richter  West Germany 11.05 Q, OR
2 Oelsner, MarliesMarlies Oelsner  East Germany 11.27 Q
3 Allwood, RosieRosie Allwood  Jamaica 11.34 Q
4 Loverock, PattyPatty Loverock  Canada 11.50 Q
5 Besfamilnaya, NadezhdaNadezhda Besfamilnaya  Soviet Union 11.63
6 Telliez, SylvianeSylviane Telliez  France 11.64
7 Garcia, Esmeralda de JesusEsmeralda de Jesus Garcia  Brazil 11.77
Jones, DebbieDebbie Jones  Bermuda DNS

Heat 2[edit]

Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 Helten, IngeInge Helten  West Germany 11.20 Q
2 Cheeseborough, ChandraChandra Cheeseborough  United States 11.36 Q
3 Lynch, AndreaAndrea Lynch  Great Britain 11.36 Q
4 Haglund, LindaLinda Haglund  Sweden 11.48 Q
5 Valdés, CarmenCarmen Valdés  Cuba 11.52
6 Robertson-Boyd, DeniseDenise Robertson-Boyd  Australia 11.56
7 Cummings, CarolCarol Cummings  Jamaica 11.75
8 Jowett, SueSue Jowett  New Zealand 11.81

Heat 3[edit]

Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 Ashford, EvelynEvelyn Ashford  United States 11.28 Q
2 Boyle, RaeleneRaelene Boyle  Australia 11.29 Q
3 Zharkova-Maslakova, LyudmilaLyudmila Zharkova-Maslakova  Soviet Union 11.37 Q
4 Chivás, SilviaSilvia Chivás  Cuba 11.42 Q
5 Colyear-Danville, SharonSharon Colyear-Danville  Great Britain 11.51
6 Possekel, ElviraElvira Possekel  West Germany 11.58
7 Alaerts, LeaLea Alaerts  Belgium 11.71
8 Howe, MargaretMargaret Howe  Canada 11.96

Heat 4[edit]

Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 Stecher, RenateRenate Stecher  East Germany 11.22 Q
2 Morehead, BrendaBrenda Morehead  United States 11.30 Q
3 Bailey, MarjorieMarjorie Bailey  Canada 11.44 Q
4 Anisimova, VeraVera Anisimova  Soviet Union 11.47 Q
5 Wells, DebbieDebbie Wells  Australia 11.51
6 Hodges, LeliethLelieth Hodges  Jamaica 11.58
7 Strandvall-Pursiainen, Mona-LisaMona-Lisa Strandvall-Pursiainen  Finland 11.72
8 Taylor, IsabelIsabel Taylor  Cuba 11.92

Semifinals[edit]

Heat 1[edit]

Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 Richter, AnnegretAnnegret Richter  West Germany 11.01 Q , WR
2 Ashford, EvelynEvelyn Ashford  United States 11.21 Q
3 Cheeseborough, ChandraChandra Cheeseborough  United States 11.26 Q
4 Oelsner, MarliesMarlies Oelsner  East Germany 11.29 Q
5 Allwood, RosieRosie Allwood  Jamaica 11.32
6 Anisimova, VeraVera Anisimova  Soviet Union 11.39
7 Chivás, SilviaSilvia Chivás  Cuba 11.43
8 Bailey, MarjorieMarjorie Bailey  Canada 11.47

Heat 2[edit]

Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 Stecher, RenateRenate Stecher  East Germany 11.10 Q
2 Helten, IngeInge Helten  West Germany 11.18 Q
3 Boyle, RaeleneRaelene Boyle  Australia 11.22 Q
4 Lynch, AndreaAndrea Lynch  Great Britain 11.28 Q
5 Zharkova-Maslakova, LyudmilaLyudmila Zharkova-Maslakova  Soviet Union 11.34
6 Morehead, BrendaBrenda Morehead  United States 11.38
7 Loverock, PattyPatty Loverock  Canada 11.40
8 Haglund, LindaLinda Haglund  Sweden 11.41

Final[edit]

Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) Richter, AnnegretAnnegret Richter  West Germany 11.08
2nd, silver medalist(s) Stecher, RenateRenate Stecher  East Germany 11.13
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Helten, IngeInge Helten  West Germany 11.17
4 Boyle, RaeleneRaelene Boyle  Australia 11.23
5 Ashford, EvelynEvelyn Ashford  United States 11.24
6 Cheeseborough, ChandraChandra Cheeseborough  United States 11.31
7 Lynch, AndreaAndrea Lynch  Great Britain 11.32
8 Oelsner, MarliesMarlies Oelsner  East Germany 11.34

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