Athletics at the 1948 Summer Olympics – Women's 100 metres

The women's 100 metres sprint event at the 1948 Olympic Games took place July 31 and August 2. The final was won by Dutch Fanny Blankers-Koen.[1]

Women's 100 metres
at the Games of the XIV Olympiad
VenueEmpire Stadium
DatesJuly 31 (heats)
August 2 (semifinals and final)
Competitors33 from 20 nations
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s) Fanny Blankers-Koen
 Netherlands
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Dorothy Manley
 Great Britain
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Shirley Strickland
 Australia
← 1936
1952 →
Video on YouTube Official Video
@32:45

RecordsEdit

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

World record
Olympic record
  Helen Stephens (USA) 11.5 s Berlin, Germany 4 August 1936

ScheduleEdit

All times are British Summer Time (UTC+1).

Date Time
Saturday, 31 July 1948 14:45 Round 1
Monday, 2 August 1948 15:30
16:45
Semifinals
Finals

ResultsEdit

Round 1Edit

The fastest two runners in each heat advanced to the semifinals.

Heat 1Edit

Rank Athlete Nation Time (hand) Notes
1 Fanny Blankers-Koen   Netherlands 12.0 Q
2 Viola Myers   Canada 12.5 Q
3 Betty McKinnon   Australia 12.7
4 Maria Oberbreyer   Austria

Heat 2Edit

Rank Athlete Nation Time (hand) Notes
1 Shirley Strickland   Australia 12.4 Q
2 Birthe Nielsen   Denmark 12.9 Q
3 Noemí Simonetto de Portela   Argentina 13.1
4 Benedicta de Oliveira   Brazil 13.2
5 Tilly Decker   Luxembourg

Heat 3Edit

Rank Athlete Nation Time (hand) Notes
1 Grethe Lovsø Nielsen   Denmark 12.6 Q
2 Winifred Jordan   Great Britain 12.7 Q
3 Audrey Patterson   United States 12.8
4 Joyce King   Australia 13.1
5 Betty Kretschmer   Chile

Heat 4Edit

Rank Athlete Nation Time (hand) Notes
1 Cynthia Thompson   Jamaica 12.4 Q
2 Daphne Robb-Hasenjager   South Africa 12.4 Q
3 Mabel Walker   United States 12.2
4 Millie Cheater   Canada 12.3

Heat 5Edit

Rank Athlete Nation Time (hand) Notes
1 Doris Batter   Great Britain 12.6 Q
2 Kathleen Russell   Jamaica 12.9 Q
3 Lillian Young   United States 13.0
4 Elizabeth Müller   Brazil 13.2 Est

Heat 6Edit

Rank Athlete Nation Time (hand) Notes
1 Dorothy Manley   Great Britain 12.1 Q
2 Phyllis Lightbourn-Jones   Bermuda 13.0 Q
3 Marie-Thérèse Renard   Belgium 13.6

Heat 7Edit

Rank Athlete Nation Time (hand) Notes
1 Olga Šicnerová   Czechoslovakia 12.4 Q
2 Bente Bergendorff   Denmark 12.6 Q
3 Helena de Menezes   Brazil 13.2
4 Üner Teoman   Turkey 13.6

Heat 8Edit

Rank Athlete Nation Time (hand) Notes
1 Liliana Tagliaferri   Italy 12.8 Q
2 Xenia Stad-de Jong   Netherlands 12.9 Q
3 Phyllis Edness   Bermuda 13.6
4 Grete Pavlousek   Austria 13.6
5 Alma Butia   Yugoslavia 13.6

Heat 9Edit

Rank Athlete Nation Time (hand) Notes
1 Patricia Jones   Canada 12.7 Q
2 Grietje de Jongh   Netherlands 12.9 Q
3 Jeanine Moussier   France 12.9
4 Liv Paulsen   Norway 12.9

SemifinalsEdit

The fastest two runners in each heat advanced to the final.

Semifinal 1Edit

Rank Athlete Nation Time (hand) Notes
1 Fanny Blankers-Koen   Netherlands 12.0 Q
2 Shirley Strickland   Australia 12.4 Q
3 Grete Lovso Nielsen   Denmark 12.7 Q
4 Doris Batter   Great Britain
5 Liliana Tagliaferri   Italy
6 Phyllis Lightbourn-Jones   Bermuda

Semifinal 2Edit

Rank Athlete Nation Time (hand) Notes
1 Dorothy Manley   Great Britain 12.4 Q
2 Patricia Jones   Canada 12.6 Q
3 Daphne Robb-Hasenjager   South Africa 12.7
4 Bente Bergendorff   Denmark
5 Xenia Stad-de Jong   Netherlands
6 Kathleen Russell   Jamaica

Semifinal 3Edit

Rank Athlete Nation Time (hand) Notes
1 Viola Myers   Canada 12.4 Q
2 Cynthia Thompson   Jamaica 12.5 Q
3 Olga Sicnerova   Czechoslovakia 12.5
Birthe Nielsen   Denmark 12.5
5 Winifred Jordan   Great Britain
6 Grietje de Jongh   Netherlands

FinalEdit

Rank Athlete Nation Time (hand) Notes
  Fanny Blankers-Koen   Netherlands 11.9
  Dorothy Manley   Great Britain 12.2
  Shirley Strickland   Australia 12.2
4 Viola Myers   Canada 12.3 Est
5 Patricia Jones   Canada 12.4 Est
6 Cynthia Thompson   Jamaica 12.6 Est

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Athletics at the 1948 London Summer Games: Women's 100 metres". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 7 June 2017.

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