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Athletics at the 1948 Summer Olympics – Women's 80 metres hurdles

The women's 80 metres hurdles event at the 1948 Summer Olympic Games took place August 3 and August 4. The final was won by Dutch athlete Fanny Blankers-Koen.[1]

Women's 80 metres hurdles
at the Games of the XIV Olympiad
VenueEmpire Stadium
DatesAugust 3 (Heats & semifinals)
August 4 (Final)
Competitors21 from 6 nations
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Fanny Blankers-Koen
 Netherlands
2nd, silver medalist(s) Maureen Gardner
 Great Britain
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Shirley Strickland
 Australia
← 1936
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Video on YouTube Official Video
@ 42:05

RecordsEdit

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

World Record   Claudia Testoni (ITA)
  Fanny Blankers-Koen (NED)
11.3 Dresden, Germany
Amsterdam, Netherlands
13 August 1939
20 September 1942
Olympic Record   Ondina Valla (ITA) 11.6 Berlin, Germany 5 August 1936

The following new Olympic record was set during this competition:

Date Event Athlete Time Notes
4 August Final   Fanny Blankers-Koen (NED) 11.2 OR

ScheduleEdit

All times are British Summer Time (UTC+1)

Date Time Round
Tuesday, 3 August 1948 15:00
17:00
Round 1
Semifinals
Wednesday, 4 August 1948 16:00 Final


ResultsEdit

Round 1Edit

Round 1 took place on 3 August. The fastest three runners in each heat advanced to the semifinals.

Heat 1

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Fanny Blankers-Koen   Netherlands 11.3 OR
2 Joan Upton   Great Britain 11.8
3 Jeanine Toulouse   France 12.0
4 Mirja Jämes   Finland
5 Marion Huber   Chile
6 Theresa Manuel   United States

Heat 2

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Maureen Gardner   Great Britain 11.6
2 Libuše Lomská   Czechoslovakia 11.8
3 Noemí Simonetto de Portela   Argentina 11.8
4 Janine Magnin-Lamouche   France 11.9
5 Domnitsa Lanitou-Kavoudinou   Greece

Heat 3

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Yvette Monginou   France 11.7
2 Shirley Strickland   Australia 11.9
3 Maria Oberbreyer   Austria 11.9
4 Bernice Robinson   United States 11.9 Est
5 Bertha Crowther   Great Britain

Heat 4

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Elfriede Steurer   Austria 12.2
2 Gerda van der Kade-Koudijs   Netherlands 12.2
3 Jean Walraven   United States 12.6
4 Kyllikki Naukkarinen   Finland
5 Vinton Beckett   Jamaica

SemifinalsEdit

Semifinals took place on 3 August. The top three runners from each heat advanced to the final.

Heat 1

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Fanny Blankers-Koen   Netherlands 11.4
2 Maria Oberbreyer   Austria 11.9
3 Libuše Lomská   Czechoslovakia 12.0
4 Joan Upton   Great Britain
5 Jeanine Toulouse   France
6 Jean Walraven   United States

Heat 2

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Shirley Strickland   Australia 11.7
2 Yvette Monginou   France 11.8
3 Maureen Gardner   Great Britain 11.8
4 Noemí Simonetto de Portela   Argentina
5 Gerda van der Kade-Koudijs   Netherlands
6 Elfriede Steurer   Austria

FinalEdit

Rank Name Nationality Time (hand) Notes
  Fanny Blankers-Koen   Netherlands 11.2 OR
  Maureen Gardner   Great Britain 11.2 OR
  Shirley Strickland   Australia 11.4
4 Yvette Monginou   France 11.8 Est
5 Maria Oberbreyer   Austria 11.8 Est
6 Libuše Lomská   Czechoslovakia 11.9 Est

Key: Est = Time is an estimate, OR = Olympic record

Wind: 1.9 m/s

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Athletics at the 1948 London Summer Games: Women's 80 metres Hurdles". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 15 September 2017.

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