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Athletics at the 1972 Summer Olympics – Women's 100 metres hurdles

These are the official results of the Women's 100 metres hurdles event at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich. The competition was held on the 4 & 8 of September. This was the first time this distance for women were help at the Olympics the previous distance of 80 metres were discontinued after the 1968 Games. If the Olympics were held two years earlier in 1970 the hands on favorite would have been Cheng Chi of the Republic of China who set several world records in that year. No one was the clear favorite coming into these games. Pam Kilborn and Karin Balzer were back for their third Olympic games.[1]

Women's 100 metres hurdles
at the Games of the XX Olympiad
VenueOlympic Stadium, Munich, West Germany
Date4 September 1972 & 8 September 1972
Competitors25 from 15 nations
Winning time12.59 WR
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Annelie Ehrhardt
 East Germany
2nd, silver medalist(s) Valeria Bufanu
 Romania
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Karin Balzer
 East Germany
← 1968
1976 →

Contents

HeatsEdit

The top four runners in each heat advanced to the semifinal round.

Heat oneEdit

Rank Name Nationality Lane Time Notes
1 Annelie Ehrhardt   East Germany 3 12.70 OR
2 Pam Kilborn   Australia 1 12.93
3 Teresa Nowak   Poland 5 13.16
4 Esther Shakhamorov   Israel 2 13.17
5 Judy Vernon   Great Britain 6 13.37
6 Lucila Salao   Philippines 7 15.15
- Edith Noding   Peru 4 DNS

Heat twoEdit

Rank Name Nationality Lane Time
1 Valeria Bufanu   Romania 2 12.94
2 Danuta Straszyńska   Poland 1 13.03
3 Margit Bach   West Germany 5 13.46
4 Lacey O’Neal   United States 3 13.78
5 Brenda Matthews   New Zealand 4 13.81
6 Penny Gillies   Australia 6 13.82

Heat threeEdit

Rank Name Nationality Lane Time
1 Grażyna Rabsztyn   Poland 1 13.29
2 Annerose Krumpholz   East Germany 3 13.31
3 Mamie Rallins   United States 4 13.51
4 Meta Antenen   Switzerland 2 13.61
5 Maureen Caird   Australia 6 13.63
6 Margaret Murphy   Ireland 5 15.89
- Mary Peters   Great Britain 7 DNS

Heat fourEdit

 
Left-right: Ann Wilson, Patty Johnson, Jacqueline André in heat four
Rank Name Nationality Lane Time
1 Karin Balzer   East Germany 7 13.10
2 Patty Johnson   United States 3 13.28
3 Jacqueline André   France 2 13.33
4 Heidi Schüller   West Germany 6 13.50
5 Ann Wilson   Great Britain 1 13.53
6 Gunhild Olsson   Sweden 5 14.37
7 Emilie Edet   Nigeria 4 14.67

SemifinalsEdit

Top four in each heat advanced to the final round.

Heat oneEdit

Rank Name Nationality Lane Time
1 Valeria Bufanu   Romania 1 12.84
2 Pam Kilborn   Australia 8 12.95
3 Karin Balzer   East Germany 6 12.97
4 Teresa Nowak   Poland 4 13.10
5 Patty Johnson   United States 5 13.26
6 Margit Bach   West Germany 3 13.31
7 Mamie Rallins   United States 2 13.76
- Meta Antenen   Switzerland 7 DNF

Heat twoEdit

Rank Name Nationality Lane Time
1 Annelie Ehrhardt   East Germany 2 12.73
2 Danuta Straszyńska   Poland 3 12.91
3 Annerose Krumpholz   East Germany 7 13.24
4 Grażyna Rabsztyn   Poland 8 13.24
5 Jacqueline André   France 5 13.30
6 Heidi Schüller   West Germany 6 13.33
7 Lacey O’Neal   United States 1 13.89
- Esther Shakhamorov   Israel 4 DNS

FinalEdit

Rank Name Nationality Lane Time Notes
  Annelie Ehrhardt   East Germany 6 12.59 WR
  Valeria Bufanu   Romania 7 12.84
  Karin Balzer   East Germany 5 12.90
4 Pam Kilborn   Australia 3 12.98
5 Teresa Nowak   Poland 1 13.17
6 Danuta Straszyńska   Poland 8 13.18
7 Annerose Krumpholz   East Germany 2 13.27
8 Grażyna Rabsztyn   Poland 4 13.44

Key: WR = world record; OR = Olympic record; DNS = did not start; DNF = did not finish

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Athletics at the 1972 Munich Summer Games: Women's 100 metres Hurdles". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 22 September 2017.