2017 World Championships in Athletics – Women's 100 metres

The women's 100 metres at the 2017 World Championships in Athletics was held at the London Olympic Stadium on 5−6 August.[1]

Women's 100 metres
at the 2017 World Championships
VenueOlympic Stadium
Dates5 August (heats)
6 August (semifinal & final)
Competitors47 from 30 nations
Winning time10.85
Medalists
gold medal    United States
silver medal    Ivory Coast
bronze medal    Netherlands
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SummaryEdit

Going into the competition, Elaine Thompson could be nothing but the hot favourite to win the title. She was the Olympic Champion from Rio and the world leader by a huge margin. Defending champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce did not compete as she expected her first child. Returning silver medallist Dafne Schippers did not seem to be in her best shape, while the bronze medallist from 2015, Tori Bowie was expected to be among the medal contenders.

In the first semi-final, Marie-Josée Ta Lou won by 0.11 seconds over Dafne Schippers. Elaine Thompson proved why she was the favourite, winning her semi-final in 10.84 seconds, the fastest time of the day, ahead of Rosângela Santos who broke the South American continental record, while Bowie ran 10.91 seconds to win the third semi-final.

In the final, Ta Lou established an early lead. Thompson had the slowest reaction to the gun and failed to get into contention. Bowie, who had been closing on the leader, leaned early for her dip at the line, winning and then stumbling to the track. Returning silver medallist Dafne Schippers took bronze.[2]

Bowie's injury following the race caused her to drop out of the 200 metres.[3]

RecordsEdit

Before the competition records were as follows:[4]

Record Perf. Athlete Nat. Date Location
World 10.49 Florence Griffith-Joyner   USA 16 Jul 1988 Indianapolis, United States
Championship 10.70 Marion Jones   USA 28 Aug 1999 Seville, Spain
World leading 10.71 Elaine Thompson   JAM 23 Jun 2017 Kingston, Jamaica
African 10.78 Murielle Ahouré   CIV 11 Jun 2016 Montverde, United States
Asian 10.79 Li Xuemei   CHN 18 Oct 1997 Shanghai, China
NACAC 10.49 Florence Griffith-Joyner   USA 16 Jul 1988 Indianapolis, United States
South American 10.99 Ángela Tenorio   ECU 22 Jul 2015 Toronto, Canada
European 10.73 Christine Arron   FRA 19 Aug 1998 Budapest, Hungary
Oceanian 11.11 Melissa Breen   AUS 9 Feb 2014 Canberra, Australia

The following records were set at the competition:[5]

Record Perf. Athlete Nat. Date
South American 10.91 Rosângela Santos   BRA 6 Aug 2017
Brazilian
Cook Islands 12.18 Patricia Taea   COK 5 Aug 2017

Qualification standardEdit

The standard to qualify automatically for entry was 11.26.[6]

ScheduleEdit

The event schedule, in local time (UTC+1), was as follows:[7]

Date Time Round
5 August 11:45 Heats
6 August 19:10 Semifinals
6 August 21:50 Final

ResultsEdit

HeatsEdit

The first round took place on 5 August in six heats as follows:[8]

Heat 1 2 3 4 5 6
Start time 11:44 11:53 12:03 12:09 12:20 12:30
Wind (m/s) +1.3 +0.8 −0.3 0.0 −0.1 +0.6
Photo finish

The first three in each heat ( Q ) and the next six fastest ( q ) qualified for the semifinals. The overall results were as follows:[9]

Rank Heat Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 1 3 Gina Lückenkemper   Germany (GER) 10.95 Q, PB
2 4 7 Marie-Josée Ta Lou   Ivory Coast (CIV) 11.00 Q
3 1 8 Murielle Ahouré   Ivory Coast (CIV) 11.04 Q
4 5 9 Rosângela Santos   Brazil (BRA) 11.04 Q, PB
5 2 2 Elaine Thompson   Jamaica (JAM) 11.05 Q
6 3 4 Tori Bowie   United States (USA) 11.05 Q
7 4 2 Dafne Schippers   Netherlands (NED) 11.08 Q
8 1 5 Jura Levy   Jamaica (JAM) 11.09 Q
9 5 2 Mujinga Kambundji   Switzerland (SUI) 11.14 Q
10 5 7 Michelle-Lee Ahye   Trinidad and Tobago (TTO) 11.14 Q
11 2 5 Crystal Emmanuel   Canada (CAN) 11.14 Q, PB
12 1 2 Asha Philip   Great Britain & N.I. (GBR) 11.14 q, SB
13 6 9 Daryll Neita   Great Britain & N.I. (GBR) 11.15 Q
14 6 4 Deajah Stevens   United States (USA) 11.17 Q
15 6 3 Natasha Morrison   Jamaica (JAM) 11.21 Q
16 6 5 Kelly-Ann Baptiste   Trinidad and Tobago (TTO) 11.21 q
17 3 8 Blessing Okagbare   Nigeria (NGR) 11.22 Q
18 6 6 Ewa Swoboda   Poland (POL) 11.24 q, SB
19 4 9 Carina Horn   South Africa (RSA) 11.28 Q
20 2 3 Ariana Washington   United States (USA) 11.28 Q
21 5 3 Simone Facey   Jamaica (JAM) 11.29 q
22 4 3 Salomé Kora   Switzerland (SUI) 11.30 q
23 3 9 Ivet Lalova-Collio   Bulgaria (BUL) 11.31 Q
24 3 2 Desiree Henry   Great Britain & N.I. (GBR) 11.32 q
25 3 6 Ángela Tenorio   Ecuador (ECU) 11.33
26 2 6 Wei Yongli   China (CHN) 11.37
27 1 4 Toea Wisil   Papua New Guinea (PNG) 11.41
28 4 8 Carole Zahi   France (FRA) 11.41
29 6 8 Andrea Purica   Venezuela (VEN) 11.43
30 1 9 Naomi Sedney   Netherlands (NED) 11.43
31 2 7 Khalifa St. Fort   Trinidad and Tobago (TTO) 11.44
32 3 5 Jamile Samuel   Netherlands (NED) 11.52
33 2 4 Orphée Neola   France (FRA) 11.58
34 4 5 Narcisa Landazuri   Ecuador (ECU) 11.59
35 2 8 Charlotte Wingfield   Malta (MLT) 11.82
36 5 8 Leya Buchanan   Canada (CAN) 11.84
37 1 7 Loi Im Lan   Macau (MAC) 12.00
38 5 6 Dutee Chand   India (IND) 12.07
39 6 2 Cecilia Bouele   Congo (CGO) 12.15
40 3 7 Patricia Taea   Cook Islands (COK) 12.18 NR
41 1 6 Yelena Ryabova   Turkmenistan (TKM) 12.27 SB
42 5 4 Gorete Semedo   São Tomé and Príncipe (STP) 12.46 PB
43 4 6 Rechelle Meade   Anguilla (AIA) 12.67
44 4 4 Hereiti Bernardino   French Polynesia (PYF) 12.88
45 6 7 Zarinae Sapong   Northern Mariana Islands (NMI) 13.29 PB
46 3 3 Marie-Charlotte Gastaud   Monaco (MON) 13.52
5 5 Tatjana Pinto   Germany (GER) DQ R 162.7

SemifinalsEdit

The semifinals took place on 6 August in three heats as follows:[10]

Heat 1 2 3
Start time 19:10 19:19 19:28
Wind (m/s) +0.8 −0.2 +0.2
Photo finish

The first two in each heat ( Q ) and the next two fastest ( q ) qualified for the final. The overall results were as follows:[11]

Rank Heat Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 2 4 Elaine Thompson   Jamaica (JAM) 10.84 Q
2 1 7 Marie-Josée Ta Lou   Ivory Coast (CIV) 10.87 Q, SB
3 2 6 Rosângela Santos   Brazil (BRA) 10.91 Q, AR
4 3 4 Tori Bowie   United States (USA) 10.91 Q
5 1 6 Dafne Schippers   Netherlands (NED) 10.98 Q
6 3 7 Murielle Ahouré   Ivory Coast (CIV) 10.99 Q
7 3 9 Michelle-Lee Ahye   Trinidad and Tobago (TTO) 11.04 q
8 1 2 Kelly-Ann Baptiste   Trinidad and Tobago (TTO) 11.07 q
9 3 5 Blessing Okagbare   Nigeria (NGR) 11.08
10 2 7 Mujinga Kambundji   Switzerland (SUI) 11.11
11 2 5 Crystal Emmanuel   Canada (CAN) 11.14 PB
12 3 8 Natasha Morrison   Jamaica (JAM) 11.15
13 1 4 Daryll Neita   Great Britain & N.I. (GBR) 11.16
14 3 6 Gina Lückenkemper   Germany (GER) 11.16
15 1 9 Jura Levy   Jamaica (JAM) 11.19
16 3 2 Asha Philip   Great Britain & N.I. (GBR) 11.19
17 1 3 Simone Facey   Jamaica (JAM) 11.23
18 2 3 Desiree Henry   Great Britain & N.I. (GBR) 11.24
19 1 8 Ivet Lalova-Collio   Bulgaria (BUL) 11.25 SB
20 2 9 Carina Horn   South Africa (RSA) 11.26
21 2 8 Ariana Washington   United States (USA) 11.29
22 3 3 Salomé Kora   Switzerland (SUI) 11.31
23 1 5 Deajah Stevens   United States (USA) 11.32
24 2 2 Ewa Swoboda   Poland (POL) 11.35

FinalEdit

The final took place on 6 August at 21:51. The wind was +0.1 metres per second and the results were as follows (photo finish):[12]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
  7 Tori Bowie   United States (USA) 10.85 SB
  4 Marie-Josée Ta Lou   Ivory Coast (CIV) 10.86 =PB
  9 Dafne Schippers   Netherlands (NED) 10.96
4 8 Murielle Ahouré   Ivory Coast (CIV) 10.98
5 6 Elaine Thompson   Jamaica (JAM) 10.98
6 3 Michelle-Lee Ahye   Trinidad and Tobago (TTO) 11.01
7 5 Rosângela Santos   Brazil (BRA) 11.06
8 2 Kelly-Ann Baptiste   Trinidad and Tobago (TTO) 11.09

ReferencesEdit

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  4. ^ "100 Metres Women − Records". IAAF. Retrieved 3 August 2017.
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  6. ^ "Qualification System and Entry Standards" (PDF). IAAF. Retrieved 9 August 2017.
  7. ^ "100 Metres Women − Timetable". IAAF. Retrieved 9 August 2017.
  8. ^ "100 Metres Women − Heats − Results" (PDF). IAAF. Retrieved 9 August 2017.
  9. ^ "100 Metres Women − Heats − Summary" (PDF). IAAF. Retrieved 9 August 2017.
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  11. ^ "100 Metres Women − Semi-Final − Summary" (PDF). IAAF. Retrieved 9 August 2017.
  12. ^ "100 Metres Women − Final − Results" (PDF). IAAF. Retrieved 9 August 2017.