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100 metres Hurdles, Women

Date6 – 7 August 2012
StatusOlympic
LocationOlympic Stadium, Olympic Park, Stratford, London
Participants48 from 35 countries
Olympic Record 12.37 / Joanna Hayes USA / 24 August 2004

Australian Sally Pearson was the 2011 World Champion and came to London as the heaviest favorite in any women’s event. She had won 16 of her last 18 races since early 2011 coming into the Olympics. Her main challengers were expected to be the American Dawn Harper and Kellie Wells, and Wells had beaten Pearson shortly before the Games in a Diamond League race. The three won their semi-finals, with Pearson leading the qualifiers in 12.39, Harper with 12.46 and Wells in 12.51.

Pearson and Wells took the lead at the start in the final and ran together for most of the race. Harper was in mid-pack halfway through the race but finished strongly to pass Wells and almost catch Pearson, the Australian winning gold in an Olympic record 12.35, Harper only 0.02 back for the silver, as Wells held on for bronze in 12.48. American media darling Lolo Jones placed fourth in 12.58. The finish was close enough that the hurdlers had to wait 20 seconds before the final result was announced.

PosNrAthleteNOCR1SFFinal
11079Sally PearsonAUS12.57 (1 h5)12.39 (1 h2)12.35 (1)Gold
23293Dawn HarperUSA12.75 (1 h4)12.46 (1 h1)12.37 (2)Silver
33324Kellie WellsUSA12.69 (1 h3)12.51 (1 h3)12.48 (3)Bronze
43301Lolo JonesUSA12.68 (1 h6)12.71 (3 h2)12.58 (4)
51309Phylicia GeorgeCAN12.83 (2 h6)12.65 (2 h3)12.65 (5)
61324Jessica ZelinkaCAN12.75 (2 h1)12.66 (2 h2)12.69 (6)
71093Beate SchrottAUT13.09 (1 h2)12.83 (2 h1)13.07 (7)
3 h1 r2/32212Shermaine WilliamsJAM13.07 (5 h3)12.83 (3 h1)
3 h3 r2/32853Tatyana DektyarevaRUS12.87 (2 h3)12.75 (3 h3)
4 h1 r2/31202Alina TalayBLR12.71 (1 h1)12.84 (4 h1)
4 h2 r2/31872Tiffany PorterGBR12.79 (3 h1)12.79 (4 h2)
4 h3 r2/31543Lucie ŠkrobákovaCZE13.01 (3 h3)12.81 (4 h3)
5 h1 r2/31311Nikkita HolderCAN12.93 (3 h4)12.93 (5 h1)
5 h2 r2/32109Derval O'RourkeIRL12.91 (2 h4)12.91 (5 h2)
5 h3 r2/31147Anne ZagréBEL13.04 (4 h1)12.94 (5 h3)
6 h1 r2/31955Carolin NytraGER13.30 (3 h5)13.31 (6 h1)
6 h2 r2/31143Eline BeringsBEL13.46 (2 h2)13.26 (6 h2)
6 h3 r2/31960Cindy RolederGER13.06 (4 h3)13.02 (6 h3)
7 h2 r2/31117Ivanique KempBAH13.51 (3 h2)13.56 (7 h2)
AC h1 r2/31789Reïna-Flor OkoriFRA13.01 (2 h5)– (AC h1)
AC h3 r2/32149Marzia CaravelliITA13.01 (3 h6)– (AC h3)
4 h2 r1/32576Seun AdigunNGR13.56 (4 h2)
4 h4 r1/31435Brigith MerlanoCOL13.21 (4 h4)
4 h5 r1/32288Anastasiya SoprunovaKAZ13.40 (4 h5)
4 h6 r1/31388Sun YaweiCHN13.26 (4 h6)
5 h1 r1/32940Marina TomićSLO13.10 (5 h1)
5 h2 r1/32286Anastasiya PilipenkoKAZ13.77 (5 h2)
5 h4 r1/32364Jeong Hye-RimKOR13.48 (5 h4)
5 h5 r1/32442Sonata TamošaitytėLTU13.59 (5 h5)
5 h6 r1/31983Noemi ZbärenSUI13.33 (5 h6)
6 h1 r1/31403Rosvitha OkouCIV13.62 (6 h1)
6 h2 r1/32965Lecabela QuaresmaSTP14.54 (6 h2)
6 h3 r1/31427Lina FlórezCOL13.17 (6 h3)
6 h4 r1/32039Jeimmy BernárdezHON14.36 (6 h4)
6 h5 r1/31566LaVonne IdletteDOM13.60 (6 h5)
6 h6 r1/32196Brigitte Foster-HyltonJAM13.98 (6 h6)
7 h1 r1/32254Ayako KimuraJPN13.75 (7 h1)
7 h3 r1/31274Marthe KoalaBUR13.91 (7 h3)
7 h5 r1/32918Dipna Lim PrasadSGP14.68 (7 h5)
7 h6 r1/31150Odile AhouanwanouBEN14.76 (7 h6)
8 h5 r1/32529Silvia PanguanaMOZ14.68 (8 h5)
8 h6 r1/31889Bibiana OlamaGEQ16.18 (8 h6)
AC2522Rahamatou DraméMLI– (AC h1)DQ
AC1194Katsiaryna PaplauskayaBLR– (AC h5)DQ
AC3102Nevin YanıtTUR12.70 (AC h4)12.58 (AC h3)12.58 (AC)DQ1
AC2857Yekaterina GalitskayaRUS12.89 (AC h4)12.90 (AC h1)DQ2
AC2871Yuliya KondakovaRUS13.10 (AC h6)13.13 (AC h2)DQ3
AC2279Nataliya IvoninskayaKAZ13.48 (AC h3)DQ4
DNS1856Jessica EnnisGBR– (DNS h2)
DNS2198Latoya GreavesJAM– (DNS h2)

Round One (6 August 2012 — 10:05)

Top two in each heat and next six fastest advanced to the semi-finals.

Heat One (10:05)

Wind0.6 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
19Alina TalayBLR12.710.229Q
27Jessica ZelinkaCAN12.750.160Q
32Tiffany PorterGBR12.790.192Q
48Anne ZagréBEL13.040.188q
56Marina TomićSLO13.100.145
63Rosvitha OkouCIV13.620.170
75Ayako KimuraJPN13.750.169
AC4Rahamatou DraméMLIDQ

Heat Two (10:12)

Wind0.6 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
15Beate SchrottAUT13.090.172Q
29Eline BeringsBEL13.460.148Q
38Ivanique KempBAH13.510.163Q
44Seun AdigunNGR13.560.149
57Anastasiya PilipenkoKAZ13.770.157
63Lecabela QuaresmaSTP14.540.165
DNS2Jessica EnnisGBR
DNS6Latoya GreavesJAM

Heat Three (10:19)

Wind-0.3 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
18Kellie WellsUSA12.690.144Q
26Tatyana DektyarevaRUS12.870.168Q
34Lucie ŠkrobákovaCZE13.010.172Q
42Cindy RolederGER13.060.153q
57Shermaine WilliamsJAM13.070.164q
69Lina FlórezCOL13.170.160
73Marthe KoalaBUR13.910.158
AC5Nataliya IvoninskayaKAZ13.480.132DQ5

Heat Four (10:26)

Wind-0.7 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
12Dawn HarperUSA12.750.154Q
26Derval O'RourkeIRL12.910.130q
35Nikkita HolderCAN12.930.169q
43Brigith MerlanoCOL13.210.201
59Jeong Hye-RimKOR13.480.142
64Jeimmy BernárdezHON14.360.159
AC8Nevin YanıtTUR12.700.161DQ6
AC7Yekaterina GalitskayaRUS12.890.152DQ Q7

Heat Five (10:33)

Wind-0.1 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
18Sally PearsonAUS12.570.150Q
23Reïna-Flor OkoriFRA13.010.151Q
36Carolin NytraGER13.300.155Q
47Anastasiya SoprunovaKAZ13.400.166
54Sonata TamošaitytėLTU13.590.171
62LaVonne IdletteDOM13.600.157
79Dipna Lim PrasadSGP14.680.162
85Silvia PanguanaMOZ14.680.211
AC1Katsiaryna PaplauskayaBLR0.175DQ

Heat Six (10:40)

Wind0.4 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
14Lolo JonesUSA12.680.191Q
23Phylicia GeorgeCAN12.830.180Q
39Marzia CaravelliITA13.010.164Q
48Sun YaweiCHN13.260.155
51Noemi ZbärenSUI13.330.185
62Brigitte Foster-HyltonJAM13.980.147
77Odile AhouanwanouBEN14.760.174
85Bibiana OlamaGEQ16.180.192
AC6Yuliya KondakovaRUS13.100.175DQ q8

Semi-Finals (7 August 2012 — 19:15)

Top four in each heat advanced to the final.

Heat One (19:15)

Wind0.9 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
14Dawn HarperUSA12.460.165Q
26Beate SchrottAUT12.830.155Q
33Shermaine WilliamsJAM12.830.152
45Alina TalayBLR12.840.169
52Nikkita HolderCAN12.930.162
68Carolin NytraGER13.310.153
AC7Reïna-Flor OkoriFRADQ
AC9Yekaterina GalitskayaRUS12.900.160DQ9

Heat Two (19:23)

Wind1.3 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
17Sally PearsonAUS12.390.155Q
26Jessica ZelinkaCAN12.660.160Q
34Lolo JonesUSA12.710.178q
48Tiffany PorterGBR12.790.157
53Derval O'RourkeIRL12.910.157
65Eline BeringsBEL13.260.149
79Ivanique KempBAH13.560.178
AC2Yuliya KondakovaRUS13.130.161DQ10

Heat Three (19:31)

Wind0.6 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
15Kellie WellsUSA12.510.145Q
27Phylicia GeorgeCAN12.650.153q
34Tatyana DektyarevaRUS12.750.156
49Lucie ŠkrobákovaCZE12.810.156
52Anne ZagréBEL12.940.161
63Cindy RolederGER13.020.145
AC8Marzia CaravelliITA0.143DQ
AC6Nevin YanıtTUR12.580.160DQ11

Final (7 August 2012 — 21:00)

Wind-0.2 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
17Sally PearsonAUS12.350.137
24Dawn HarperUSA12.370.156
35Kellie WellsUSA12.480.137
42Lolo JonesUSA12.580.163
53Phylicia GeorgeCAN12.650.152
68Jessica ZelinkaCAN12.690.145
79Beate SchrottAUT13.070.156
AC6Nevin YanıtTUR12.580.161DQ12