| Event type

100 metres, Women

Date3 – 4 August 1936
LocationOlympiastadion, Reichssportfeld, Berlin
Participants30 from 15 countries

At the 1934 FSFI Women’s World Games Germany’s Käthe Krauss won the 100 and 200 metres over the defending Olympic 100 champion, Poland’s Stanisława Wałasiewicz. Wałasiewicz did win the 60 metres. But in 1935 the women’s world record had been brought down to 11.6 by Helen Stephens of the United States. She equaled that time at the 1935 AAU Meet, and then twice in 1936 ran 11.5, although neither mark was ever ratified as a world record. The three were considered co-favorites at the Olympics, but it was not that close. Stephens won the final easily, running a windy 11.5 and finishing two metres ahead of Wałasiewicz, with Krauss getting the bronze medal.

1737Helen StephensUSA11.4w (1 h2)11.5w (1 h1)11.5w (1)Gold
2539Stanisława WalasiewiczPOL12.5 (1 h3)12.0 (2 h2)11.7w (2)Silver
3819Käthe KraußGER12.1 (1 h5)11.9w (2 h1)11.9w (3)Bronze
4818Marie DollingerGER12.0 (1 h6)12.0 (1 h2)12.0w (4)
5736Annette RogersUSA12.8 (2 h4)12.1 (3 h2)12.2w (5)
6817Emmy AlbusGER12.4 (1 h1)12.2w (3 h1)12.3w (6)
4 h1 r2/3249Eileen HiscockGBR12.6 (1 h4)– (4 h1)
4 h2 r2/3248Barbara BurkeGBR12.4 (2 h6)12.2 (4 h2)
5 h1 r2/369Aileen MeagherCAN12.4 (2 h5)– (5 h1)
5 h2 r2/368Jeanette DolsonCAN12.3w (2 h2)– (5 h2)
6 h1 r2/3485Johanna VancuraAUT12.5 (2 h1)– (6 h1)
6 h2 r2/3155Rauni EssmanFIN12.8 (2 h3)– (6 h2)
3 h1 r1/367Hilda CameronCAN12.7 (3 h1)
3 h2 r1/3484Grete NeumannAUT12.9w (3 h2)
3 h3 r1/3300Lies KoningNED12.9 (3 h3)
3 h4 r1/3301Ali de VriesNED13.0 (3 h4)
3 h5 r1/3247Audrey BrownGBR12.6 (3 h5)
3 h6 r1/33Domnitsa LanitouGRE12.8 (3 h6)
4 h1 r1/3735Harriet BlandUSA– (4 h1)
4 h2 r1/3368Etsuko KomiyaJPN– (4 h2)
4 h3 r1/3193Marguerite PerrouFRA– (4 h3)
4 h4 r1/3483Charlotte MachmerAUT– (4 h4)
4 h5 r1/3417Vera RomanićYUG– (4 h5)
4 h6 r1/3192Yvonne MabilleFRA– (4 h6)
5 h1 r1/3157Raili HalttuFIN– (5 h1)
5 h2 r1/3416Flora HofmanYUG– (5 h2)
5 h3 r1/3106Li SenCHN– (5 h3)
5 h4 r1/3156Ebba FromFIN– (5 h4)
5 h5 r1/3326Claudia TestoniITA– (5 h5)
5 h6 r1/392Raquel MartínezCHI– (5 h6)
DNS415Renata ČabrijanYUG– (DNS h6)

Round One (3 August 1936 — 16:00)

Top two in each heat advanced to the semi-finals.

Heat One

1817Emmy AlbusGER12.4Q
2485Johanna VancuraAUT12.5Q
367Hilda CameronCAN12.7
4735Harriet BlandUSA
5157Raili HalttuFIN

Heat Two

1737Helen StephensUSA11.4wQ
268Jeanette DolsonCAN12.3wQ
3484Grete NeumannAUT12.9w
4368Etsuko KomiyaJPN
5416Flora HofmanYUG

Heat Three

1539Stanisława WalasiewiczPOL12.5Q
2155Rauni EssmanFIN12.8Q
3300Lies KoningNED12.9
4193Marguerite PerrouFRA
5106Li SenCHN

Heat Four

1249Eileen HiscockGBR12.6Q
2736Annette RogersUSA12.8Q
3301Ali de VriesNED13.0
4483Charlotte MachmerAUT
5156Ebba FromFIN

Heat Five

1819Käthe KraußGER12.1Q
269Aileen MeagherCAN12.4Q
3247Audrey BrownGBR12.6
4417Vera RomanićYUG
5326Claudia TestoniITA

Heat Six

1818Marie DollingerGER12.0Q
2248Barbara BurkeGBR12.4Q
33Domnitsa LanitouGRE12.8
4192Yvonne MabilleFRA
592Raquel MartínezCHI
DNS415Renata ČabrijanYUG

Semi-Finals (3 August 1936 — 17:30)

Top three in each heat advanced to the final.

Heat One

1737Helen StephensUSA11.5wQ
2819Käthe KraußGER11.9wQ
3817Emmy AlbusGER12.2wQ
4249Eileen HiscockGBR
569Aileen MeagherCAN
6485Johanna VancuraAUT

Heat Two

1818Marie DollingerGER12.0Q
2539Stanisława WalasiewiczPOL12.0Q
3736Annette RogersUSA12.1Q
4248Barbara BurkeGBR12.2
568Jeanette DolsonCAN
6155Rauni EssmanFIN

Final (4 August 1936 — 16:00)

14Helen StephensUSA11.5w
26Stanisława WalasiewiczPOL11.7w
35Käthe KraußGER11.9w
41Marie DollingerGER12.0w
52Annette RogersUSA12.2w
63Emmy AlbusGER12.3w