80 metres hurdles

80 metres hurdles is a distance in hurdling ran by women until 1972 in international competitions.

Since the 1972 Summer Olympics, the event has been permanently replaced by the 100 metre hurdles.[1]

Masters athleticsEdit

The distance, with different spacing between hurdles is still in use in Masters athletics in the Men's division over 70 years of age, and the Women's division over 40 years of age.[2]

Youth athleticsEdit

The distance, with different spacing between hurdles is also in use in the 11- to 12-year-old division, previously called the "Midget" division.[3]

HistoryEdit

  • First official time: 13.0 seconds, Ludmila Sychrová, Czechoslovakia, July 6, 1926
  • First official world record: 12.8 seconds, Eva von Bredow, Germany, June 14, 1927
  • First runner under 12 seconds: 11.8 seconds, Babe Didrikson, United States, August 3, 1932
  • First runner under 11 seconds: 10.9 seconds, Shirley Strickland, AUS, July 24, 1952
  • Last official world record: 10.2 seconds, Vera Korsakova, USSR, June 16, 1968
  • Maureen Caird's winning time of 10.39A at the 1968 Olympics is intrinsically better than the hand timed official record, but at the time, IAAF did not have any rules in place to recognize automatic times. When those rules were put in place in 1977, which recognized records set in the 1968 Olympics in many other events, the 80 metres hurdles had been retired for almost a decade.

Olympic medalistsEdit

Games Gold Silver Bronze
1932 Los Angeles
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Babe Didrikson
  United States
Evelyne Hall
  United States
Marjorie Clark
  South Africa
1936 Berlin
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Ondina Valla
  Italy
Anni Steuer
  Germany
Elizabeth Taylor
  Canada
1948 London
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Fanny Blankers-Koen
  Netherlands
Maureen Gardner
  Great Britain
Shirley Strickland
  Australia
1952 Helsinki
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Shirley Strickland de la Hunty
  Australia
Maria Golubnichaya
  Soviet Union
Maria Sander
  Germany
1956 Melbourne
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Shirley Strickland de la Hunty
  Australia
Gisela Köhler
  United Team of Germany
Norma Thrower
  Australia
1960 Rome
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Irina Press
  Soviet Union
Carole Quinton
  Great Britain
Gisela Birkemeyer
  United Team of Germany
1964 Tokyo
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Karin Balzer
  United Team of Germany
Teresa Ciepły
  Poland
Pam Kilborn
  Australia
1968 Mexico City
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Maureen Caird
  Australia
Pam Kilborn
  Australia
Chi Cheng
  Republic of China

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Women's 80/100 Meters Hurdles - Del's Athletics Almanac". athletics.hitsites.deaccessdate=24 October 2012. Archived from the original on 22 July 2012. Retrieved 27 October 2012.
  2. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-01-22. Retrieved 2013-05-06.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ http://www.legacy.usatf.org/groups/officials/files/resources/track-events/Hurdle-Placement-Heights-Feb2011.pdf

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