Athletics at the 1960 Summer Olympics – Women's 100 metres

The women's 100 metres sprint event at the 1960 Olympic Games took place between September 1 and September 2.[1]

Women's 100 metres
at the Games of the XVII Olympiad
VenueOlympic Stadium
DatesSeptember 1 (heats and quarterfinals)
September 2 (semifinals and final)
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s) Wilma Rudolph
 United States
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Dorothy Hyman
 Great Britain
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Giuseppina Leone
 Italy
← 1956
1964 →

ResultsEdit

HeatsEdit

The fastest four runners in each of the seven heats advanced to the quarterfinal round.

Heat one

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Giuseppina Leone   Italy 11.87
2 Barbara Jones   United States 11.91
3 Eleanor Haslam   Canada 12.21
4 Elizabeth Jenner   Great Britain 12.39

Heat two

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Pat Duggan   Australia 12.18
2 Mona Sulaiman   Philippines 12.40
3 Vivi Markussen   Denmark 12.53
4 Nancy Lewington   Canada 12.67

Heat three

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Mariya Itkina   Soviet Union 11.83
2 Marlene Mathews-Willard   Australia 12.10
3 Olga Šikovec   Yugoslavia 12.24
4 Carlota Gooden   Panama 12.36

Heat four

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Jenny Smart   Great Britain 12.04
2 Betty Cuthbert   Australia 12.21
3 Valerie Morgan   New Zealand 12.61
4 Snezhana Kerkova   Bulgaria 12.66

Heat five

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Dorothy Hyman   Great Britain 11.98
2 Gisela Köhler-Birkemeyer   United Team of Germany 12.31
3 Jean Holmes-Mitchell   Panama 12.52
4 Valerie Jerome   Canada 12.58
5 Maeve Kyle   Ireland 12.59
6 Ilana Adir   Israel 13.04

Heat six

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Wilma Rudolph   United States 11.65
2 Catherine Capdevielle   France 11.94
3 Halina Richter-Górecka-Herrmann   Poland 12.13
4 Hannelore Raepke   United Team of Germany 12.45

Heat seven

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Vera Kalashnikova-Krepkina   Soviet Union 11.97
2 Brunhilde Hendrix   United Team of Germany 11.99
3 Teresa Ciepły-Wieczorek   Poland 12.25
4 Martha Hudson   United States 12.33
5 Aycan Önel   Turkey 13.59

QuarterfinalsEdit

The fastest three runners in each of the four heats advanced to the semifinal round.

Heat one

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Wilma Rudolph   United States 11.70
2 Vera Kalashnikova-Krepkina   Soviet Union 12.14
3 Marlene Mathews-Willard   Australia 12.25
4 Gisela Köhler-Birkemeyer   United Team of Germany 12.26
5 Eleanor Haslam   Canada 12.46
6 Mona Sulaiman   Philippines 12.54
7 Valerie Morgan   New Zealand 12.66

Heat two

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Mariya Itkina   Soviet Union 11.88
2 Brunhilde Hendrix   United Team of Germany 12.02
3 Halina Richter-Górecka-Herrmann   Poland 12.10
4 Pat Duggan   Australia 12.32
5 Jean Holmes-Mitchell   Panama 12.39
6 Elizabeth Jenner   Great Britain 12.50
7 Snezhana Kerkova   Bulgaria 12.80

Heat three

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Giuseppina Leone   Italy 12.11
2 Catherine Capdevielle   France 12.16
3 Jenny Smart   Great Britain 12.17
4 Martha Hudson   United States 12.30
5 Olga Šikovec   Yugoslavia 12.61
6 Carlota Gooden   Panama 12.70
7 Nancy Lewington   Canada 13.23

Heat four

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Dorothy Hyman   Great Britain 11.77
2 Barbara Jones   United States 12.02
3 Teresa Ciepły-Wieczorek   Poland 12.14
4 Betty Cuthbert   Australia 12.18
5 Valerie Jerome   Canada 12.50
6 Vivi Markussen   Denmark 12.56

SemifinalsEdit

The fastest three runners in each of the two heats advanced to the final round.

Heat one

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Wilma Rudolph   United States 11.41 =WR
2 Giuseppina Leone   Italy 11.71
3 Jenny Smart   Great Britain 11.89
4 Halina Richter-Górecka-Herrmann   Poland 11.93
5 Brunhilde Hendrix   United Team of Germany 11.99
6 Vera Kalashnikova-Krepkina   Soviet Union 12.08

Heat two

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Dorothy Hyman   Great Britain 11.65
2 Mariya Itkina   Soviet Union 11.78
3 Catherine Capdevielle   France 11.82
4 Barbara Jones   United States 11.84
5 Teresa Ciepły-Wieczorek   Poland 12.05
6 Marlene Mathews-Willard   Australia 12.05

FinalEdit

Wind = 2.8 m/s.
Wind was over the allotted speed. All time in finals were wind assisted and do not count toward world or Olympic records.

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
  Wilma Rudolph   United States 11.18
  Dorothy Hyman   Great Britain 11.43
  Giuseppina Leone   Italy 11.48
4 Mariya Itkina   Soviet Union 11.54
5 Catherine Capdevielle   France 11.64
6 Jenny Smart   Great Britain 11.72

Key: =WR = equaled world record

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Athletics at the 1960 Rome Summer Games: Women's 100 metres". Sports Reference. Retrieved 17 June 2017.