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Athletics at the 1952 Summer Olympics – Women's 100 metres

The women's 100 metres sprint event at the 1952 Olympic Games took place on July 21 and July 22. The final was won by Australian Marjorie Jackson, who equalled the world record set in 1936 by Helen Stephens.[1]

Women's 100 metres
at the Games of the XV Olympiad
VenueHelsinki Olympic Stadium
DatesJuly 21 (round one and quarterfinals)
July 22 (semifinals and final)
Competitors56
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Marjorie Jackson
 Australia
2nd, silver medalist(s) Daphne Robb-Hasenjäger
 South Africa
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Shirley Strickland
 Australia
← 1948
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ResultsEdit

First roundEdit

The first round was held on July 21. The first two runners of each heat qualified for the second round.

Heat 1

Rank Name Nationality Result Notes
1 Winsome Cripps   Australia 12.0
2 Tzvetana Berkovska   Bulgaria 12.2
3 Lilian Heinz   Argentina 12.7
4 Ulla Pokki   Finland 12.7
5 Nilima Ghose   India 13.6

Heat 2

Rank Name Nationality Result Notes
1 Mae Faggs   United States 12.1
2 Liliana Tagliaferri   Italy 12.6
3 Aranka Szabó-Bartha   Hungary 12.7
4 Elżbieta Bocian   Poland 12.9

Heat 3

Rank Name Nationality Result Notes
1 Bertha Brouwer   Netherlands 12.0
2 Irina Turova   Soviet Union 12.0
3 Vittoria Cesarini   Italy 12.3
4 Tang Pai Wah   Singapore 13.8

Heat 4

Rank Name Nationality Result Notes
1 Helga Klein   Germany 12.1
2 Heather Armitage   Great Britain 12.3
3 Lilián Buglia   Argentina 12.3
4 Alexandra Sicoe   Romania 12.8
5 Leena Sipilä   Finland 13.4

Heat 5

Rank Name Nationality Result Notes
1 Maria Sander   Germany 12.2
2 Anna-Lisa Augustsson   Sweden 12.4
3 Rosella Thorne   Canada 12.5
4 Ilona Tolnai-Rákhely   Hungary 12.6
5 Ayako Yoshikawa   Japan 12.6

Heat 6

Rank Name Nationality Result Notes
1 Giuseppina Leone   Italy 12.2
2 Janet Moreau   United States 12.5
3 Neeltje Büch   Netherlands 12.6
4 Jorun Askersrud Tangen   Norway 13.0
5 Sonja Prétôt   Switzerland 14.7

Heat 7

Rank Name Nationality Result Notes
1 Catherine Hardy   United States 11.9
2 June Foulds   Great Britain 12.1
3 Alberte de Campou   France 12.2
4 Helena de Menezes   Brazil 12.5
5 Ana María Fontán   Argentina 12.9

Heat 8

Rank Name Nationality Result Notes
1 Marjorie Jackson   Australia 11.6
2 Yvette Monginou   France 12.3
3 Luella Law   Canada 12.4
4 Thelma Jones   Bermuda 12.5

Heat 9

Rank Name Nationality Result Notes
1 Shirley Strickland de la Hunty   Australia 12.0
2 Vera Kalashnikova   Soviet Union 12.2
3 Quita Shivas   Great Britain 12.5
4 Emma Konrad   Romania 13.0
5 Mary D'Souza   India 13.1

Heat 10

Rank Name Nationality Result Notes
1 Daphne Hasenjager   South Africa 11.9
2 Eleanor McKenzie   Canada 12.2
3 Nell Sjöström   Sweden 12.4
4 Ibolya Tilkovszky   Hungary 12.4
5 Phyllis Jones   Bermuda 13.3

Heat 11

Rank Name Nationality Result Notes
1 Francina Blankers-Koen   Netherlands 11.9
2 Marga Petersen   Germany 12.0
3 Denise Laborie   France 12.6
4 Graviola Ewing   Guatemala 13.0

Heat 12

Rank Name Nationality Result Notes
1 Edna Maskell   South Africa 11.9
2 Nadezhda Khnykina   Soviet Union 12.0
3 Hyacinth Walters   Jamaica 12.4
4 Elfriede Steurer   Austria 12.7
5 Agneta Hannerz   Sweden 12.8

Second roundEdit

The first three runners from each heat qualified to the semifinals.

Heat 1

Rank Name Nationality Result Notes
1 Marjorie Jackson   Australia 11.6
2 Marga Petersen   Germany 12.0
3 Bertha Brouwer   Netherlands 12.0
4 Giuseppina Leone   Italy 12.2
5 Heather Armitage   Great Britain 12.3
6 Tzvetana Berkovska   Bulgaria 12.3

Heat 2

Rank Name Nationality Result Notes
1 Maria Sander   Germany 12.0
2 Francina Blankers-Koen   Netherlands 12.0
3 Mae Faggs   United States 12.0
4 Irina Turova   Soviet Union 12.1
5 Eleanor McKenzie   Canada 12.1
6 Yvette Monginou   France 12.4

Heat 3

Rank Name Nationality Result Notes
1 Daphne Hasenjager   South Africa 12.0
2 Vera Kalashnikova   Soviet Union 12.1
3 Winsome Cripps   Australia 12.1
4 June Foulds   Great Britain 12.3
5 Janet Moreau   United States 12.5
6 Anna-Lisa Augustsson   Sweden 12.5

Heat 4

Rank Name Nationality Result Notes
1 Nadezhda Khnykina   Soviet Union 12.0
2 Helga Klein   Germany 12.0
3 Shirley Strickland de la Hunty   Australia 12.0
4 Catherine Hardy   United States 12.1
5 Edna Maskell   South Africa 12.2
6 Liliana Tagliaferri   Italy 12.9

SemifinalsEdit

The first three runners from each heat qualified for the final. Fanny Blankers-Koen withdrew from the competition at this stage.

Heat 1

Rank Name Nationality Result Notes
1 Marjorie Jackson   Australia 11.5 =WR
2 Winsome Cripps   Australia 12.0
3 Mae Faggs   United States 12.1
4 Nadezhda Khnykina   Soviet Union 12.1
5 Marga Petersen   Germany 12.1
6 Fanny Blankers-Koen   Netherlands DNS

Heat 2

Rank Name Nationality Result Notes
1 Daphne Hasenjager   South Africa 11.9
2 Shirley Strickland de la Hunty   Australia 11.9
3 Maria Sander   Germany 12.0
4 Bertha Brouwer   Netherlands 12.1
5 Vera Kalashnikova   Soviet Union 12.1
6 Helga Klein   Germany 12.3

FinalEdit

Rank Name Nationality Time (hand) Notes
  Marjorie Jackson   Australia 11.5 =WR
  Daphne Robb-Hasenjäger   South Africa 11.8
  Shirley Strickland   Australia 11.9
4 Winsome Cripps   Australia 11.9
5 Maria Sander   Germany 12.0
6 Mae Faggs   United States 12.1

Key: =WR = Equalled World record

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Athletics at the 1952 Helsinki Summer Games: Women's 100 metres". Sports Reference. Retrieved 11 June 2017.