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Athletics at the 2012 Summer Olympics – Women's 100 metres

The women's 100 metres competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, United Kingdom was held at the Olympic Stadium on 3–4 August.[1]

Women's 100 metres
at the Games of the XXX Olympiad
Womens 100 m medal ceremony - 2012 Olympics.jpg
Podium
VenueOlympic Stadium
Date3–4 August
Competitors79 from 67 nations
Winning time10.75
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce
 Jamaica
2nd, silver medalist(s) Carmelita Jeter
 United States
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Veronica Campbell-Brown
 Jamaica
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In the preliminary round, Toea Wisil was the most impressive, winning with a relaxed 11.60 into a -1.6 mps wind, while Noor Hussain Al-Malki's Olympic experience lasted just the first steps out of the blocks before she pulled up. Qualifying into the next rounds, Wisil beat triple world champion Allyson Felix and the rest of her heat out of the blocks and came with in .05 of reaching the semi-final round, from the previously unqualified preliminary round. Carmelita Jeter ran hard for her second best time of the season to easily lead the round. Her training partner Blessing Okagbare left an impression by outrunning Tianna Madison for the second best time. Defending champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce exerted minimal effort to secure the fourth best qualifying time.

The semi-final round qualifiers was virtual mirror image of the previous evening's heats, the same top athletes with Jeter again posting a 10.83 and 11.01 the number 8 time. Ezinne Okparaebo's Norwegian national record 11.10 left her two places out of qualifying.

In the final, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce led from the gun. While she failed to achieve the remarkable separation from four years previously, her finishing speed kept her ahead of Jeter and the rest of the field trying to chase her down. Veronica Campbell-Brown added to her career medal haul with the bronze medal.

Jeter's time was the fastest non-winning time in Olympic history. In fact, all non-winning places 2-4 were the fastest for that place. This was the second race in history to place 5 runners under 10.90 (the other being the 1992 Olympic final). Only the third in history to place two under 10.80 (the others being the 1999 World Championships and the 2009 World Championships 100m final).[2]

Competition formatEdit

The women's 100 m competition started with a preliminary round consisting of athletes who did not achieved the minimum qualifying standards.[3] The top ten competitors from the preliminary round then joined the remaining competitors in the next round, the heats. The top 3 fastest competitors from each race of the seven heats qualified for the semifinals along with the three fastest overall non-qualifiers. A total of eight competitors qualified for the final from the semifinals.[3]

RecordsEdit

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

World record   Florence Griffith Joyner (USA) 10.49 Indianapolis, United States 16 July 1988
Olympic record 10.62 Seoul, Korea 24 September 1988
2012 World leading   Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce (JAM) 10.70 Kingston, Jamaica 29 June 2012

ScheduleEdit

All times are British Summer Time (UTC+1)

Date Time Round
Friday, 3 August 2012 10:40
19:05
Preliminaries
Round 1
Saturday, 4 August 2012 19:35
21:55
Semifinals
Finals

ResultsEdit

PreliminariesEdit

[4]

Qual. rule: first 2 of each heat (Q) plus the 2 fastest times (q) qualified.

Heat 1Edit

Rank Name Nation Time Notes
1 Feta Ahamada   Comoros 11.81 Q
2 Dana Abdul Razak   Iraq 11.91 Q
3 Bamab Napo   Togo 12.24 q, PB
4 Chauzje Choosha   Zambia 12.29 PB
5 Afa Ismail   Maldives 12.52 PB
6 Rima Taha   Jordan 12.66 PB
7 Aissata Toure   Guinea 13.25
8 Kaingaue David   Kiribati 13.61 PB
Wind: +0.9 m/s

Heat 2Edit

Rank Name Nation Time Notes
1 Delphine Atangana   Cameroon 11.71 Q
2 Kaina Martinez   Belize 11.81 Q
3 Diane Borg   Malta 12.00 q
4 Shinoona Salah Al-Habsi   Oman 12.45
5 Cristina Llovera   Andorra 12.78
6 Nafissa Souleymane   Niger 12.81
7 Asenate Manoa   Tuvalu 13.48 NR
8 Fatima Sulaiman Dahman   Yemen 13.95
Wind: −0.2 m/s

Heat 3Edit

Rank Name Nation Time Notes
1 Lorene Bazolo   Republic of the Congo 11.87 Q
2 Fong Yee Pui   Hong Kong 12.02 Q
3 Patricia Taea   Cook Islands 12.47 SB
4 Maysa Rejepova   Turkmenistan 12.80 PB
5 Pauline Kwalea   Solomon Islands 12.90 PB
6 Laenly Phoutthavong   Laos 13.15
7 Ruby Joy Gabriel   Palau 13.34
Noor Hussain Al-Malki   Qatar N/A DNF
Wind: +0.2 m/s

Heat 4Edit

Rank Name Nation Time Notes
1 Toea Wisil   Papua New Guinea 11.60 Q
2 Saruba Colley   The Gambia 12.21 Q
3 Martina Pretelli   San Marino 12.41
4 Lidiane Lopes   Cape Verde 12.72
5 Hala Gezah   Libya 13.24
6 Pramila Rijal   Nepal 13.33
7 Janice Alatoa   Vanuatu 13.60
8 Mihter Wendolin   Federated States of Micronesia 13.67
9 Tahmina Kohistani   Afghanistan 14.42 PB
Wind: –1.6 m/s

HeatsEdit

  • 81 entrants as of 27 July 2012.[5]

Qual. rule: first 3 of each heat (Q) plus the 3 fastest times (q) qualified.

Heat 1Edit

Rank Name Nation Time Notes
1 Kelly-Ann Baptiste   Trinidad and Tobago 10.96 Q
2 Myriam Soumaré   France 11.07 Q, PB
3 Verena Sailer   Germany 11.12 Q
4 Ezinne Okparaebo   Norway 11.14 q, NR
5 Kateřina Čechová   Czech Republic 11.43
6 Kerri-Ann Mitchell   Canada 11.49
7 Tahesia Harrigan-Scott   British Virgin Islands 11.59 SB
8 Fong Yee Pui   Hong Kong 11.98
Wind: +0.4 m/s

Heat 2Edit

 
Women's 100 metres heat 2
Rank Name Nation Time Notes
1 Carmelita Jeter   United States 10.83 Q
2 Olga Bludova   Kazakhstan 11.31 Q
3 Sheniqua Ferguson   Bahamas 11.35 Q
4 Olga Belkina   Russia 11.38
5 Anyika Onuora   Great Britain 11.41
6 Marta Jeschke   Poland 11.42
7 Yuliya Balykina   Belarus 11.70
8 Diane Borg   Malta 11.92 SB
Wind: +1.5 m/s

Heat 3Edit

Wind:
Heat 3: +1.5 m/s

 
Women's 100 metres heat 3
Rank Name Nation Time Notes
1 Veronica Campbell-Brown   Jamaica 10.94 Q
2 Ivet Lalova   Bulgaria 11.06 Q,
3 Gloria Asumnu   Nigeria 11.13 Q,
4 Lina Grinčikaitė   Lithuania 11.19 q, NR
5 Abiodun Oyepitan   Great Britain 11.22 q
6 Phobay Kutu-Akoi   Liberia 11.52
7 Yomara Hinestroza   Colombia 11.56 SB
8 Saruba Colley   The Gambia 12.06 NR
Wind: +1.5 m/s

Heat 4Edit

Rank Name Nation Time Notes
1 Blessing Okagbare   Nigeria 10.93 Q, PB
2 Tianna Madison   United States 10.97 Q
3 Michelle-Lee Ahye   Trinidad and Tobago 11.28 Q
4 Tatjana Pinto   Germany 11.39
5 Andreea Ogrăzeanu   Romania 11.44
6 Nimet Karakus   Turkey 11.62
7 Feta Ahamada   Comoros 11.86
8 Lorene Bazolo   Republic of the Congo 11.90
Wind: +0.7 m/s

Heat 5Edit

Rank Name Nation Time Notes
1 Allyson Felix   United States 11.01 Q
2 Rosângela Santos   Brazil 11.07 Q
3 Ruddy Zang Milama   Gabon 11.14 Q
4 Toea Wisil   Papua New Guinea 11.27
5 Allison Peter   Virgin Islands 11.41
5 Véronique Mang   France 11.41
5 Chisato Fukushima   Japan 11.41
8 Dana Abdul Razak   Iraq 11.81
Wind: +2.2 m/s

Heat 6Edit

Rank Name Nation Time Notes
1 Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce   Jamaica 11.00 Q
2 Semoy Hackett   Trinidad and Tobago 11.04 Q, PB
3 Olesya Povh   Ukraine 11.18 Q
4 Guzel Khubbieva   Uzbekistan 11.22 SB
5 Debbie Ferguson-McKenzie   Bahamas 11.32
6 Melissa Breen   Australia 11.34
7 Wei Yongli   China 11.48
8 Bamab Napo   Togo 12.35
Wind: +1.5 m/s

Heat 7Edit

Rank Name Nation Time Notes
1 Murielle Ahouré   Ivory Coast 10.99 Q, NR
2 Laverne Jones-Ferrette   Virgin Islands 11.07 Q, NR
3 Kerron Stewart   Jamaica 11.08 Q
4 Oludamola Osayomi   Nigeria 11.36
5 Nataliya Pohrebnyak   Ukraine 11.46
6 Maria Belibasaki   Greece 11.63
7 Delphine Atangana   Cameroon 11.82
8 Kaina Martinez   Belize 11.89
Wind: +1.3 m/s

SemifinalsEdit

Qual. rule: first 2 of each heat (Q) plus the 2 fastest times (q) qualified.

Semifinal 1Edit

Rank Name Nation Time Notes
1 Carmelita Jeter   United States 10.83 Q
2 Veronica Campbell-Brown   Jamaica 10.89 Q
3 Rosângela Santos   Brazil 11.17 PB
4 LaVerne Jones-Ferrette   Virgin Islands 11.22
5 Semoy Hackett   Trinidad and Tobago 11.26
6 Olesya Povh   Ukraine 11.30
7 Ruddy Zang Milama   Gabon 11.31
8 Abiodun Oyepitan   Great Britain 11.36
Wind: ±0.0 m/s

Semifinal 2Edit

Rank Name Nation Time Notes
1 Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce   Jamaica 10.85 Q
2 Allyson Felix   United States 10.94 Q
3 Kelly-Ann Baptiste   Trinidad and Tobago 11.00 q
4 Ezinne Okparaebo   Norway 11.10 NR
5 Gloria Asumnu   Nigeria 11.21
6 Ivet Lalova   Bulgaria 11.31
7 Sheniqua Ferguson   Bahamas 11.32
8 Olga Bludova   Kazakhstan 11.39
Wind: +1.2 m/s

Semifinal 3Edit

Rank Name Nation Time Notes
1 Blessing Okagbare   Nigeria 10.92 Q, PB
2 Tianna Madison   United States 10.92 Q
3 Murielle Ahoure   Ivory Coast 11.01 q
4 Kerron Stewart   Jamaica 11.04
5 Myriam Soumaré   France 11.13
6 Verena Sailer   Germany 11.25
7 Lina Grincikaité   Lithuania 11.30
8 Michelle-Lee Ahye   Trinidad and Tobago 11.32
Wind: +1.0 m/s

FinalEdit

Rank Lane Name Nation Time Notes
  7 Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce   Jamaica 10.75
  5 Carmelita Jeter   United States 10.78 SB
  4 Veronica Campbell-Brown   Jamaica 10.81 SB
4 9 Tianna Madison   United States 10.85 PB
5 8 Allyson Felix   United States 10.89 PB
6 2 Kelly-Ann Baptiste   Trinidad and Tobago 10.94
7 3 Murielle Ahoure   Ivory Coast 11.00
8 6 Blessing Okagbare   Nigeria 11.01
Wind: +1.5 m/s

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Athletics at the 2012 Summer Olympics
  2. ^ http://www.iaaf.org/records/toplists/sprints/100-metres/outdoor/women/senior
  3. ^ a b "100m competition format". London 2012 Organising Committee. Retrieved 12 June 2012.
  4. ^ "Women's 100m: Preliminaries". London 2012. Retrieved 2012-08-05.
  5. ^ Entry List by Event. IAAF (2012-07-27). Retrieved on 2012-07-29.