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Athletics at the 1992 Summer Olympics – Women's 100 metres

These are the official results of the women's 100 metres event at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Spain. There were a total of 55 participating athletes, with seven qualifying heats (not shown below). The top four in each heat qualified for the quarterfinals along with the four fastest remaining.[1]

Women's 100 metres
at the Games of the XXV Olympiad
VenueOlympic Stadium
Dates31 July 1992 (heats and quarter-finals)
1 August 1992 (semi-finals and finals)
Competitors55 from 41 nations
Winning time10.82
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Gail Devers
 United States
2nd, silver medalist(s) Juliet Cuthbert
 Jamaica
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Irina Privalova
 Unified Team
← 1988
1996 →

The world record holder and defending gold medalist Florence Griffith-Joyner had retired. The returning silver medalist, 35 year old Evelyn Ashford ran fast in the quarterfinals but was eliminated in the semis. Other returning veterans included Merlene Ottey, who won her first Olympic medal in 1980, Gwen Torrence and Anelia Nuneva who made a heroic attempt to keep up with Griffith-Joyner four years earlier, only to have her hamstring explode in the attempt. Through the semi-final round, Juliet Cuthbert had the fastest qualifying time, while Gwen Torrence was the winner of the other semi-final. Both Cuthbert and Torrence were also returning finalists from 1988. Irina Privalova, Mary Onyali and Liliana Allen were younger sprinters As the world championship silver medalist in the 100 metres hurdles, Gail Devers was known as a hurdler and didn't carry a strong reputation as a sprinter, though she had finished a distant second in Griffith-Joyner's world record race.

From the gun in the final, Privalova leaped out to an early lead in lane 6. Less noticed in lane 2, Devers also got a slight edge on the two Jamaicans and Torrence in the middle of the track. But Privalova couldn't put them away, instead all three were slowly gaining on the early leaders, with Cuthbert gaining a slight edge amongst the three. By the finish, Devers, Cuthbert, Privolova and Torrence all were within a foot of one another, with Ottey only another foot back. Separated by inches, Devers beat Cuthbert to the line. Privolova barely arrived ahead of Torrence who passed her in the next step after the line.

Four years later, it would be Devers again by inches ahead of Ottey and Torrence to become only the second woman to win the 100 twice in a row.

MedalistsEdit

RecordsEdit

These were the standing world and Olympic records (in seconds) prior to the 1992 Summer Olympics.

World Record 10.49   Florence Griffith-Joyner Indianapolis (USA) July 16, 1988
Olympic Record 10.62   Florence Griffith-Joyner Seoul (KOR) September 24, 1988

ResultsEdit

FinalEdit

RANK FINAL TIME
    Gail Devers (USA) 10.82
    Juliet Cuthbert (JAM) 10.83
    Irina Privalova (EUN) 10.84
4.   Gwen Torrence (USA) 10.86
5.   Merlene Ottey (JAM) 10.88
6.   Anelia Nuneva (BUL) 11.10
7.   Mary Onyali (NGR) 11.15
8.   Liliana Allen (CUB) 11.19

SemifinalsEdit

RANK HEAT 1 TIME
1.   Gwen Torrence (USA) 11.02
2.   Merlene Ottey (JAM) 11.07
3.   Irina Privalova (EUN) 11.08
4.   Mary Onyali (NGR) 11.30
5.   Pauline Davis (BAH) 11.34
6.   Christy Opara-Thompson (NGR) 11.47
7.   Sisko Hanhijoki (FIN) 11.65
8.   Patricia Girard (FRA) 11.70


RANK HEAT 2 TIME
1.   Juliet Cuthbert (JAM) 10.98
2.   Gail Devers (USA) 11.12
3.   Anelia Nuneva (BUL) 11.17
4.   Liliana Allen (CUB) 11.28
5.   Evelyn Ashford (USA) 11.29
6.   Elinda Vorster (RSA) 11.44
7.   Olga Bogoslovskaya (EUN) 11.45
8.   Beatrice Utondu (NGR) 11.53

QuarterfinalsEdit

RANK HEAT 1 TIME
1.   Evelyn Ashford (USA) 11.13
2.   Beatrice Utondu (NGR) 11.31
3.   Sisko Hanhijoki (FIN) 11.50
4.   Patricia Girard (FRA) 11.54
5.   Kerry Johnson (AUS) 11.59
6.   Dahlia Duhaney (JAM) 11.61
7.   Lucrécia Jardim (POR) 11.66
8.   Tian Yumei (CHN) 11.78


RANK HEAT 2 TIME
1.   Juliet Cuthbert (JAM) 11.12
2.   Anelia Nuneva (BUL) 11.17
3.   Mary Onyali (NGR) 11.28
4.   Elinda Vorster (RSA) 11.44
5.   Nelli Fiere-Cooman (NED) 11.55
6.   Laurence Bily (FRA) 11.64
7.   Myra Mayberry (PUR) 11.69
8.   Cristina Castro (ESP) 11.79


RANK HEAT 3 TIME
1.   Merlene Ottey (JAM) 11.15
2.   Gwen Torrence (USA) 11.17
3.   Pauline Davis (BAH) 11.31
4.   Olga Bogoslovskaya (EUN) 11.43
5.   Odiah Sidibé (FRA) 11.63
6.   Andrea Philipp (GER) 11.67
7.   Xiao Yehua (CHN) 11.73
8.   Stephanie Douglas (GBR) 11.77


RANK HEAT 4 TIME
1.   Irina Privalova (EUN) 10.98
2.   Gail Devers (USA) 11.17
3.   Liliana Allen (CUB) 11.33
4.   Christy Opara-Thompson (NGR) 11.42
5.   Wang Huei-Chen (TPE) 11.57
6.   Melinda Gainsford (AUS) 11.67
7.   Gao Han (CHN) 11.76
8.   Sabine Tröger (AUT) 11.76

HeatsEdit

First 4 from each heat (Q) and the next 4 fastest (q) qualified for the semifinals.

Rank Heat Name Nationality Time Notes
1 3 Juliet Cuthbert   Jamaica 11.14 Q
2 4 Gail Devers   United States 11.23 Q
3 6 Evelyn Ashford   United States 11.23 Q
4 1 Merlene Ottey   Jamaica 11.26 Q
5 5 Gwen Torrence   United States 11.28 Q
6 7 Beatrice Utondu   Nigeria 11.30 Q
7 3 Anelia Nuneva   Bulgaria 11.34 Q
8 6 Mary Onyali   Nigeria 11.37 Q
9 5 Christy Opara   Nigeria 11.39 Q
10 2 Irina Privalova   Unified Team 11.42 Q
11 6 Wang Huei-Chen   Chinese Taipei 11.43 Q
12 1 Sisko Hanhijoki   Finland 11.44 Q
13 3 Elinda Vorster   South Africa 11.45 Q
13 7 Olga Bogoslovskaya   Unified Team 11.45 Q
15 7 Nelli Fiere-Cooman   Netherlands 11.47 Q
16 4 Pauline Davis   Bahamas 11.48 Q
17 5 Liliana Allen   Cuba 11.49 Q
18 1 Patricia Girard   France 11.51 Q
19 3 Melinda Gainsford   Australia 11.57 Q
19 7 Laurence Bily   France 11.57 Q
21 6 Lucrécia Jardim   Portugal 11.58 Q
22 2 Kerry Johnson   Australia 11.62 Q
22 3 Odiah Sidibé   France 11.62 q
24 4 Stephanie Douglas   Great Britain 11.65 Q
25 4 Myra Mayberry-Wilkinson   Puerto Rico 11.67 Q
26 1 Gao Han   China 11.68 Q
26 6 Tian Yumei   China 11.68 q
28 2 Xiao Yehua   China 11.69 Q
28 7 Sabine Tröger   Austria 11.69 q
30 1 Cristina Castro   Spain 11.72 q
31 2 Dahlia Duhaney   Jamaica 11.73 Q
31 5 Andrea Philipp   Germany 11.73 Q
33 5 Lalao Robine Ravaoniriana   Madagascar 11.74
34 4 Heather Samuel   Antigua and Barbuda 11.76
35 5 Patricia Foufoué Ziga   Ivory Coast 11.77
36 2 Karen Clarke   Canada 11.79
37 2 N'Deye Binta Dia   Senegal 11.83
38 2 Damayanthi Darsha   Sri Lanka 11.88
39 3 Ratjai Sripet   Thailand 11.99
40 7 Marcel Winkler   South Africa 12.01
41 6 Dawnette Douglas   Bermuda 12.05
42 4 Gaily Dube   Zimbabwe 12.08
43 1 Trương Hoàng Mỹ Linh   Vietnam 12.11
44 3 Monique Kengné   Cameroon 12.12
44 6 Zoila Stewart   Costa Rica 12.12
46 5 Ngozi Mwanamwambwa   Zambia 12.13
47 7 Aminata Konaté   Guinea 12.33
48 1 Gail Prescod   Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 12.41
49 3 Vaciseva Tavaga   Fiji 12.47
50 6 Deirdre Caruana   Malta 12.59
51 5 Muyegbe Mubala   Zaire 12.76
52 4 Laure Kuetey   Benin 13.11
53 2 Aminath Rishtha   Maldives 13.66
7 Magdalena Ansue   Equatorial Guinea DQ
4 Antónia de Jesus   Angola DNS

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Athletics at the 1992 Barcelona Summer Games: Women's 100 metres". Sports Reference. Retrieved 7 July 2017.

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