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Athletics at the 2004 Summer Olympics – Women's 100 metres

The women's 100 metres at the 2004 Summer Olympics as part of the athletics program were held at the Athens Olympic Stadium from August 20 to 21.[1]

Women's 100 metres
at the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad
VenueAthens Olympic Stadium
Date20–21 August
Competitors63 from 56 nations
Winning time10.93 s
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Yulia Nestsiarenka  Belarus
2nd, silver medalist(s) Lauryn Williams  United States
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Veronica Campbell  Jamaica
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In the first round, the first three runners from each of the eight heats, together with the eight next fastest overall runners (8×3+8=32), automatically qualified for the second round. In the second round, these thirty-two runners competed in four heats, with the first three from each heat and the four next fastest overall (4×3+4=16) advancing to the semifinals. In the semifinals, only the first four runners from each of the two heats move on to the final (2×4=8).

With some of the world's most promising sprinters, including 2000 Olympic champion Marion Jones and home favorite Ekaterini Thanou, absent, the race had become widely open in the final. The start was notably uneven as Bulgaria's Ivet Lalova and Jamaica's Sherone Simpson jumped into upright running positions quickly from the blocks, while Simpson's Jamaican teammates Aleen Bailey and Veronica Campbell and American favorite Lauryn Williams got out behind. Campbell further seemed to stumble while Williams powerfully overstride from last into the lead in the middle of the track by the halfway mark. Simpson faded quickly from her fast start being overtaken by Belarusian sprinter Yulia Nestsiarenka, who attempted to find her stride with just 30 metres into the race on the outside. While Williams and Campbell found their stride to maintain a commanding lead towards the 60-metre mark, Nestsiarenka held off a late charge to continue her march past the field and produce a storming finish with a Belarusian record of 10.93 seconds, making her the nation's first Olympic champion in this event.[2] Following an unexpected victory from Nestsiarenka, Williams edged the fast closing Campbell for a silver medal by a hundredth of a second, finishing at 10.96.[3][4]

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RecordsEdit

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

World record   Florence Griffith-Joyner (USA) 10.49 s Indianapolis, United States 16 July 1988
Olympic record   Florence Griffith-Joyner (USA) 10.62 s Seoul, South Korea 24 September 1988

No new records were set during the competition.

QualificationEdit

The qualification period for Athletics was 1 January 2003 to 9 August 2004. For the women's 200 metres, each National Olympic Committee was permitted to enter up to three athletes that had run the race in 11.30 seconds or faster during the qualification period. If an NOC had no athletes that qualified under that standard, one athlete that had run the race in 11.40 seconds or faster could be entered.

ScheduleEdit

All times are Eastern European Summer Time (UTC+3)

Date Time Round
Friday, 20 August 2004 10:50
20:10
Round 1
Quarterfinals
Saturday, 21 August 2004 20:20
22:55
Semifinals
Final

ResultsEdit

Round 1Edit

Qualification rule: The first three finishers in each heat (Q) plus the next eight fastest overall runners (q) qualified for the next round.[5]

Heat 1Edit

Wind: +0.5 m/s

Rank Lane Name Nationality Reaction Result Notes
1 2 Aleen Bailey   Jamaica 0.232 11.20 Q
2 3 Véronique Mang   France 0.186 11.24 Q, PB
3 8 Debbie Ferguson   Bahamas 0.189 11.30 Q
4 7 Mercy Nku   Nigeria 0.164 11.37 q
5 5 Liliana Allen   Mexico 0.154 11.42 q, SB
6 1 Geraldine Pillay   South Africa 0.178 11.44
7 6 Tit Linda Sou   Cambodia 0.235 13.47 PB
8 4 Katura Marae   Vanuatu 13.49 SB

Heat 2Edit

Wind: +0.9 m/s

Rank Lane Name Nationality Reaction Result Notes
1 3 Yulia Nestsiarenka   Belarus 0.240 10.94 Q, NR
2 4 Merlene Ottey   Slovenia 0.195 11.14 Q
3 2 Larisa Kruglova   Russia 0.207 11.23 Q, =PB
4 6 Guzel Khubbieva   Uzbekistan 0.153 11.31 q
5 5 Rakia Al-Gassra   Bahrain 0.250 11.49 NR
6 7 Winneth Dube   Zimbabwe 0.211 11.56
7 1 Evangeleen Ikelap   Federated States of Micronesia 0.221 13.50 =PB
8 8 Danah Al-Nasrallah   Kuwait 13.92 NR

Heat 3Edit

Wind: −0.7 m/s

Rank Lane Name Nationality Reaction Result Notes
1 7 Lauryn Williams   United States 0.247 11.16 Q
2 1 Irina Khabarova   Russia 0.154 11.32 Q
3 4 Fana Ashby   Trinidad and Tobago 0.177 11.43 Q
4 8 Affoué Amandine Allou   Ivory Coast 0.182 11.46
5 2 Melisa Murillo   Colombia 0.185 11.67
6 6 Elena Bobrovskaya   Kyrgyzstan 0.180 11.76
7 5 Ngerak Florencio   Palau 0.222 12.76 PB
8 3 Aminata Kamissoko   Mauritania 0.179 13.49

Heat 4Edit

Wind: −0.1 m/s

Rank Lane Name Nationality Reaction Result Notes
1 8 Yuliya Tabakova   Russia 0.217 11.22 Q
2 5 Sherone Simpson   Jamaica 0.173 11.27 Q
3 2 Chandra Sturrup   Bahamas 0.138 11.37 Q, SB
4 6 Bettina Müller   Austria 0.162 11.39 q
5 1 Johanna Manninen   Finland 0.157 11.45
6 7 Sina Schielke   Germany 0.194 11.46
7 4 Kaitinano Mwemweata   Kiribati 0.257 13.07 PB
8 3 Philaylack Sackpraseuth   Laos 13.42

Heat 5Edit

Wind: −0.8 m/s

Rank Lane Name Nationality Reaction Result Notes
1 1 LaTasha Colander   United States 0.178 11.31 Q
2 7 Endurance Ojokolo   Nigeria 0.203 11.36 Q
3 2 Natasha Mayers   Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 0.158 11.45 Q
4 4 Tetyana Tkalich   Ukraine 0.210 11.58
5 6 Basma Al-Eshosh   Jordan 0.199 12.09 NR
6 8 Aleksandra Vojnevska   Macedonia 0.193 12.15
7 3 Li Xuemei   China 0.190 12.21
8 5 Jenny Keni   Solomon Islands 12.76

Heat 6Edit

Wind: −0.3 m/s

Rank Lane Name Nationality Reaction Result Notes
1 1 Veronica Campbell   Jamaica 0.166 11.17 Q
2 4 Zhanna Block   Ukraine 0.186 11.27 Q
3 6 Gail Devers   United States 0.215 11.29 Q
4 7 La Verne Jones   Virgin Islands 0.246 11.38 q
5 3 Agne Eggerth   Lithuania 0.177 11.44
6 8 Heather Samuel   Antigua and Barbuda 0.158 12.05
7 2 Robina Muqim Yaar   Afghanistan 0.241 14.14 NR
8 5 Fartun Abukar Omar   Somalia 14.29 PB

Heat 7Edit

Wind: 0.0 m/s

Rank Lane Name Nationality Reaction Result Notes
1 6 Vida Anim   Ghana 0.174 11.14 Q, NR
1 2 Christine Arron   France 0.172 11.14 Q
3 1 Kim Gevaert   Belgium 0.148 11.18 Q
4 4 Karin Mayr-Krifka   Austria 0.165 11.40 q
5 7 Rosemar Coelho Neto   Brazil 0.237 11.43 q
6 3 Mae Koime   Papua New Guinea 0.195 12.00 NR
7 8 Hawanatu Bangura   Sierra Leone 0.176 12.11
8 5 Alaa Jassim   Iraq 12.70

Heat 8Edit

Wind: −0.3 m/s

Rank Lane Name Nationality Reaction Result Notes
1 4 Ivet Lalova   Bulgaria 0.159 11.16 Q
2 3 Abi Oyepitan   Great Britain 0.181 11.23 Q
3 8 Lyubov Perepelova   Uzbekistan 0.208 11.30 Q
4 2 Delphine Atangana   Cameroon 0.166 11.40 q
5 7 Viktoriya Koviyreva   Kazakhstan 0.207 11.62
6 5 Marine Ghazaryan   Armenia 0.177 12.29
7 6 Carol Mokola   Zambia 0.210 12.35

QuarterfinalsEdit

Qualification rule: The first three finishers in each heat (Q) plus the next four fastest overall runners (q) advance to the semifinals.[6]

Heat 1Edit

Wind: +0.2 m/s

Rank Lane Name Nationality Reaction Result Notes
1 6 Christine Arron   France 0.192 11.10 Q
2 4 Veronica Campbell   Jamaica 0.212 11.18 Q
3 3 Abi Oyepitan   Great Britain 0.198 11.28 Q
4 7 Gail Devers   United States 0.207 11.31 q
5 5 Irina Khabarova   Russia 0.189 11.32
6 2 La Verne Jones   Virgin Islands 0.249 11.44
7 1 Chandra Sturrup   Bahamas 0.185 11.46
8 8 Delphine Atangana   Cameroon 0.189 11.60

Heat 2Edit

Wind: 0.0 m/s

Rank Lane Name Nationality Reaction Result Notes
1 5 Lauryn Williams   United States 0.214 11.03 Q
2 6 Ivet Lalova   Bulgaria 0.162 11.09 Q
3 8 Debbie Ferguson   Bahamas 0.188 11.16 Q
4 2 Lyubov Perepelova   Uzbekistan 0.212 11.26 q
5 4 Zhanna Block   Ukraine 0.186 11.27 q
6 3 Véronique Mang   France 0.190 11.39
7 7 Bettina Müller   Austria 0.196 11.50
8 1 Karin Mayr-Krifka   Austria 0.203 11.55

Heat 3Edit

Wind: −0.1 m/s

Rank Lane Name Nationality Reaction Result Notes
1 4 Sherone Simpson   Jamaica 0.157 11.09 Q
2 6 Aleen Bailey   Jamaica 0.220 11.12 Q
3 5 Merlene Ottey   Slovenia 0.179 11.24 Q
4 8 Larisa Kruglova   Russia 0.196 11.36
5 1 Mercy Nku   Nigeria 0.154 11.39
6 7 Liliana Allen   Mexico 0.175 11.52
7 2 Fana Ashby   Trinidad and Tobago 0.178 11.54
8 3 Vida Anim   Ghana 0.175 DNF

Heat 4Edit

Wind: +0.3 m/s

Rank Lane Name Nationality Reaction Result Notes
1 4 Yulia Nestsiarenka   Belarus 0.206 10.99 Q
2 2 Kim Gevaert   Belgium 0.155 11.17 Q
3 3 LaTasha Colander   United States 0.176 11.20 Q
4 5 Yuliya Tabakova   Russia 0.204 11.25 q
5 6 Endurance Ojokolo   Nigeria 0.171 11.35
6 8 Guzel Khubbieva   Uzbekistan 0.147 11.35
7 1 Rosemar Coelho Neto   Brazil 0.194 11.45
7 Natasha Mayers   Saint Vincent and the Grenadines DNS

SemifinalsEdit

Qualification rule: The first four runners in each semifinal heat (Q) moves on to the final.[7]

Semifinal 1Edit

Wind: +0.1 m/s

Rank Lane Name Nationality Reaction Result Notes
1 5 Yulia Nestsiarenka   Belarus 0.167 10.92 Q, NR
2 6 Veronica Campbell   Jamaica 0.165 10.93 Q, PB
3 3 Ivet Lalova   Bulgaria 0.155 11.04 Q
4 7 Debbie Ferguson   Bahamas 0.168 11.04 Q, SB
5 1 Abi Oyepitan   Great Britain 0.140 11.18
6 4 Christine Arron   France 0.175 11.21
7 2 Gail Devers   United States 0.165 11.22
8 8 Yuliya Tabakova   Russia 0.179 11.25

Semifinal 2Edit

Wind: −0.1 m/s

Rank Lane Name Nationality Reaction Result Notes
1 6 Lauryn Williams   United States 0.205 11.01 Q
2 4 Sherone Simpson   Jamaica 0.154 11.03 Q
3 5 Aleen Bailey   Jamaica 0.206 11.13 Q
4 7 LaTasha Colander   United States 0.181 11.18 Q
5 1 Merlene Ottey   Slovenia 0.165 11.21
6 2 Zhanna Block   Ukraine 0.159 11.23 SB
7 3 Kim Gevaert   Belgium 0.200 11.40
8 8 Lyubov Perepelova   Uzbekistan 0.158 11.40

FinalEdit

Wind: −0.1 m/s[8]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Reaction Result Notes
  6 Yulia Nestsiarenka   Belarus 0.186 10.93
  4 Lauryn Williams   United States 0.212 10.96 PB
  3 Veronica Campbell   Jamaica 0.199 10.97
4 1 Ivet Lalova   Bulgaria 0.154 11.00
5 2 Aleen Bailey   Jamaica 0.208 11.05
6 5 Sherone Simpson   Jamaica 0.164 11.07
7 8 Debbie Ferguson   Bahamas 0.177 11.16
8 7 LaTasha Colander   United States 0.183 11.18

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Athletics at the 2004 Athens Summer Games: Women's 100 metres". Sports Reference. Retrieved 7 July 2017.
  2. ^ "Nesterenko takes women's 100m gold". CNN. 21 August 2004. Retrieved 12 October 2015.
  3. ^ "Nesterenko wins sprint gold for Belarus". ABC News Australia. 21 August 2004. Retrieved 12 October 2015.
  4. ^ "Nesterenko grabs 100m gold". BBC Sport. 21 August 2004. Retrieved 12 October 2015.
  5. ^ "IAAF Athens 2004: Women's 100m Heats". Athens 2004. IAAF. Retrieved 10 October 2015.
  6. ^ "IAAF Athens 2004: Women's 100m Quarterfinals". Athens 2004. IAAF. Retrieved 10 October 2015.
  7. ^ "IAAF Athens 2004: Women's 100m Semifinals". Athens 2004. IAAF. Retrieved 10 October 2015.
  8. ^ "IAAF Athens 2004: Women's 100m Final". Athens 2004. IAAF. Retrieved 10 October 2015.

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