Athletics at the 1932 Summer Olympics – Women's 100 metres

The women's 100 metres sprint event at the 1932 Olympic Games took place between August 1 and August 2 at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.[1] The final was won by Pole Stanisława Walasiewicz.

Women's 100 metres
at the Games of the X Olympiad
VenueLos Angeles Memorial Coliseum
DatesAugust 1 (heats and semifinals)
August 2 (final)
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s) Stanisława Walasiewicz  Poland
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Hilda Strike  Canada
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Wilhelmina von Bremen  United States
← 1928
1936 →

In 1980, after her shooting death as a bystander at an armed robbery, 1932 race winner Stanisława Walasiewicz was revealed to be intersex, and possibly ineligible to compete under modern gender determination tests.[2] No change has been made to the records for the 1932 women's 100 metres race.

ResultsEdit

HeatsEdit

Heat 1Edit

Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 Marie Dollinger   Germany 12.2 Q
2 Billie von Bremen   United States 12.3 Q
3 Hilda Strike   Canada 12.3 Q
4 Gwen Porter   Great Britain 12.4
5 Marjorie Clark   South Africa 12.5

Heat 2Edit

Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 Stanisława Walasiewicz   Poland 11.9 Q
2 Mary Frizzell   Canada 12.1 Q
3 Sumiko Watanabe   Japan 12.2 Q
4 Bep du Mée   Netherlands 12.3

Heat 3Edit

Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 Tollien Schuurman   Netherlands 12.2 Q
2 Mary Vandervliet   Canada 12.3 Q
3 Eileen Hiscock   Great Britain 12.3 Q
4 Eileen Wearne   Australia 12.5
5 Ethel Harrington   United States 12.7
6 Taka Shibata   Japan 12.7

Heat 4Edit

Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 Elizabeth Wilde   United States 12.4 Q
2 Cor Aalten   Netherlands 12.4 Q
3 Thelma Kench   New Zealand 12.4 Q
4 Asa Dogura   Japan 12.9
5 Ethel Johnson   Great Britain 13.9

SemifinalsEdit

Semifinal 1Edit

Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 Hilda Strike   Canada 12.4 Q
2 Elizabeth Wilde   United States 12.4 Q
3 Marie Dollinger   Germany 12.4 Q
4 Tollien Schuurman   Netherlands 12.4
5 Sumiko Watanabe   Japan Unknown
6 Thelma Kench   New Zealand Unknown

Semifinal 2Edit

Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 Stanisława Walasiewicz   Poland 11.9 Q, =WR
2 Billie von Bremen   United States 12.1 Q
3 Eileen Hiscock   Great Britain 12.3 Q
4 Mary Vandervliet   Canada 12.3
5 Mary Frizzell   Canada 12.3
6 Cor Aalten   Netherlands 12.4

FinalEdit

Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
  Stanisława Walasiewicz   Poland 11.9 =WR
  Hilda Strike   Canada 11.9 =WR
  Wilhelmina von Bremen   United States 12.0
4 Marie Dollinger   Germany 12.2
5 Eileen Hiscock   Great Britain 12.3
6 Elizabeth Wilde   United States 12.3

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Athletics at the 1932 Los Angeles Summer Games: Women's 100 metres". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 4 June 2017.
  2. ^ (in English) Associated Press (corporate author) (23 January 1981). "Report Says Stella Walsh; Had Male Sex Organs". The New York Times (23 January 1981). Retrieved 31 May 2006.