Athletics at the 2010 Commonwealth Games – Women's 100 metres

The Women's 100 metres at the 2010 Commonwealth Games as part of the athletics programme was held at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium on Wednesday 6 October and Thursday 7 October 2010.

The final was subject to some controversy. England's Laura Turner and Australia's Sally Pearson had a simultaneous false start, but only Turner was initially disqualified, "on the grounds that her reaction time was the quicker". Turner refused to leave the track, and officials eventually authorised her to run "under protest", meaning that her time would not be recorded unless her disqualification was overturned. She finished last, and her time was not recorded. Pearson won the race, but admitted afterwards that she had "twitched first" out of the starting blocks, and England and Nigeria both requested that she be disqualified for her false start; her disqualification would enable Nigeria's Oludamola Osayomi to claim gold, and England's Katherine Endacott to claim bronze. Pearson was disqualified, and expressed tearful disappointment at having been "told [she] was clear": "I did my victory lap with the flag. I was walking out to the medal ceremony and then I was called back. That's not right". Australia counter-appealed, unsuccessfully.[1][2][3]

On 11 October it was reported that supposed gold medal winner Oludamola Osayomi was the first person to test positive for banned substances during the 2010 Games, returning a positive doping test for the stimulant methylhexaneamine. Osayomi was provisionally suspended pending the results of testing on her B sample. It was reported that the positive testing was the result of prescription medication for a toothache. When the B sample also tested positive Oludamola Osayomi was stripped of her 100m gold medal and Natasha Mayers of St Vincent and the Grenadines was promoted to the gold medal, while English runner Katherine Endacott was promoted to the silver medal (having originally placed fourth) and Cameroon's Bertille Atangana, who originally placed fifth will receive bronze.[4][5]

RecordsEdit

World Record 10.49 Florence Griffith-Joyner USA Indianapolis, USA 16 July 1988
Games Record 10.91 Debbie Ferguson BAH Manchester, England 29 July 2002

HeatsEdit

First 4 in each heat (Q) and 4 best performers (q) advance to the Semifinals.

Heat 1Edit

Rank Lane Name Reaction Time Result Notes Qual.
1 6   Natasha Mayers (SVG) 0.143 11.33 SB Q
2 9   Eleni Artymata (CYP) 0.203 11.44 SB Q
3 8   Amy Foster (NIR) 0.181 11.76 Q
4 4   Melissa Breen (AUS) 0.176 11.76 Q
5 5   Sathi Geetha (IND) 0.170 11.80 =PB q
6 7   Beatrice Gyaman (GHA) 0.161 11.90 PB q
7 3   Kaina Martinez (BIZ) 0.231 12.27
8 2   Saruba Colley (GAM) 0.175 12.37

Heat 2Edit

Rank Lane Name Reaction Time Result Notes Qual.
1 2   Agnes Osazuwa (NGR) 0.188 11.47 Q
2 9   Toea Wisil (PNG) 0.162 11.66 Q
3 5   Ayanna Hutchinson (TRI) 0.176 11.71 Q
4 6   Jyothi Hiriyur Manjunath (IND) 0.186 11.81 Q
5 3   Michaela Karbgo (SLE) 0.174 12.00 q
6 7   Susan Tengatenga (MAW) 0.287 12.38 SB
7 4   Shams-Un-Nahar Chumky (BAN) 0.194 12.69
8 8   Alice Khan (SEY) 0.172 12.90

Heat 3Edit

Rank Lane Name Reaction Time Result Notes Qual.
1 6   Elaine O´Neill (WAL) 0.178 11.60 Q
2 9   Tahesia Harrigan (IVB) 0.260 11.69 Q
3 8   Shakera Reece (BAR) 0.182 11.77 Q
4 2   Elizabeth Amolofo (GHA) 0.207 12.00 Q
5 3   Charlotte Mebenga Amombo (CMR) 0.211 12.14
6 4   Rebecca Ansumana (SLE) 0.158 12.18
7 5   Shanna Thomas (JAM) 0.174 12.21
8 7   Helen Philemon (PNG) 0.192 12.55 =PB

Heat 4Edit

Rank Lane Name Reaction Time Result Notes Qual.
1 8   Oludamola Osayomi (NGR) 0.193 11.49 Q
2 6   Bertille Atangana (CMR) 0.148 11.53 Q
3 5   Montell Douglas (ENG) 0.171 11.74 Q
4 2   Janet Amponsah (GHA) 0.178 11.94 Q
5 4   Yanique Boothe (JAM) 0.224 11.97 q
6 7   Mildred Gamba (UGA) 0.200 12.11
7 9   Leticia Macauley (SLE) 0.181 12.40
8 3   Fanny Shonobi (GAM) 0.190 12.47

Heat 5Edit

Rank Lane Name Reaction Time Result Notes Qual.
1 6   Sally Pearson (AUS) 0.153 11.50 Q
2 8   Katherine Endacott (ENG) 0.186 11.50 Q
3 3   Laura Turner (ENG) 0.191 11.61 Q
4 4   Mary Vincent (MRI) 0.218 11.90 NR Q
5 2   Fanny Appes Ekanga (CMR) 0.185 12.03 PB
6 5   Kylie Robilliard (GUE) 0.172 12.20 PB
7 7   Patricia Taea (COK) 13.10 NR

SemifinalsEdit

Semifinal 1Edit

Rank Lane Name Reaction Time Result Notes Qual.
1 5   Natasha Mayers (SVG) 0.146 11.38 Q
2 6   Katherine Endacott (ENG) 0.174 11.45 PB Q
3 7   Eleni Artymata (CYP) 0.226 11.57
4 4   Ayanna Hutchinson (TRI) 0.181 11.58
5 9   Melissa Breen (AUS) 0.184 11.78
6 3   Michaela Karbgo (SLE) 0.178 12.01
7 2   Janet Amponsah (GHA) 12.03
8   Mary Vincent (MRI) DQ

Semifinal 2Edit

Rank Lane Name Reaction Time Result Notes Qual.
1 5   Oludamola Osayomi (NGR) 0.190 11.33 Q
2 7   Bertille Atangana (CMR) 0.136 11.42 SB Q
3 6   Toea Wisil (PNG) 0.161 11.49 PB q
4 4   Tahesia Harrigan (IVB) 0.163 11.51 q
5 9   Montell Douglas (ENG) 0.171 11.62
6 8   Shakera Reece (BAR) 0.179 11.78
7 2   Sathi Geetha (IND) 0.182 11.82
8 3   Beatrice Gyaman (GHA) 0.180 11.93

Semifinal 3Edit

Rank Lane Name Reaction Time Result Notes Qual.
1 4   Sally Pearson (AUS) 0.146 11.28 SB Q
2 6   Laura Turner (ENG) 0.174 11.41 Q
3 5   Agnes Osazuwa (NGR) 0.220 11.52
4 7   Elaine O´Neill (WAL) 0.137 11.55
5 8   Amy Foster (NIR) 0.173 11.61 =SB
6 9   Jyothi Hiriyur Manjunath (IND) 0.189 11.86
7 3   Elizabeth Amolofo (GHA) 0.188 11.89
8 2   Yanique Boothe (JAM) 0.235 12.01

FinalEdit

Rank Lane Name Reaction Time Result Notes
  6   Natasha Mayers (SVG) 0.151 11.37
  8   Katherine Endacott (ENG) 0.191 11.44 PB
  9   Bertille Atangana (CMR) 0.155 11.48
4 2   Toea Wisil (PNG) 0.160 11.52
5 3   Tahesia Harrigan (IVB) 0.135 11.56
5   Oludamola Osayomi (NGR) DQ
4   Laura Turner (ENG) DQ
7   Sally Pearson (AUS) DQ

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