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80 metres Hurdles, Women

Date18 – 19 October 1964
StatusOlympic
LocationKokuritsu Kyogijo, Shinjuku, Tokyo
Participants27 from 19 countries

At the 1962 European Championships, Poland’s Teresa Ciepły-Wieczorek won narrowly over East German Karin Balzer. But it would be a long time before Balzer lost an international. In 1966, 1969, and 1971 she won the Europeans. And in 1964 at Tokyo, she won the high hurdles gold medal in possibly the closest finish ever for the medals. Balzer won in a windy 10.54, with Ciepły-Wieczorek timed in 10.55, and Australia’s Pam Kilborn, Commonwealth Champion in 1962 and 1966, third in 10.56. The defending champion, Irina Press, placed fourth.

PosNrAthleteNOCR1SFFinal
178Karin BalzerGER10.7 (1 h1)10.6 (1 h2)10.5 (1)Gold
2169Teresa CiepłyPOL10.7 (3 h4)10.7 (2 h1)10.5 (2)Silver
314Pam KilbornAUS10.7 (2 h3)10.6 (1 h1)10.5 (3)Bronze
4201Irina PressURS10.7 (1 h2)10.8 (3 h1)10.6 (4)
5239Ikuko YodaJPN10.7 (2 h4)10.7 (2 h2)10.7 (5)
6170Maria PiątkowskaPOL10.6 (1 h3)10.7 (4 h2)10.7 (6)
7237Draga StamejčičYUG10.8 (4 h4)10.7 (3 h2)10.8 (7)
8223Rosie BondsUSA10.6 (1 h4)10.8 (4 h1)10.8 (8)
5 h1 r2/3149Avis McIntoshNZL10.8 (3 h2)10.9 (5 h1)
5 h2 r2/358Patricia Anne PryceGBR10.8 (2 h2)10.7 (5 h2)
6 h1 r2/3203Tatyana TalyshevaURS10.9 (3 h3)10.9 (6 h1)
6 h2 r2/3202Galina BystrovaURS10.9 (2 h1)10.8 (6 h2)
7 h1 r2/379Gundula DielGER10.9 (4 h2)11.0 (7 h1)
7 h2 r2/3224Lacey O'NealUSA10.9 (4 h3)10.9 (7 h2)
8 h1 r2/323Snezhana KerkovaBUL11.5 (4 h1)11.4 (8 h1)
8 h2 r2/399Rose HartGHA11.3 (3 h1)11.1 (8 h2)
5 h1 r1/3156Lorraine DunnPAN11.5 (5 h1)
5 h2 r1/3225Cherrie SherrardUSA11.0 (5 h2)
5 h3 r1/3122Carmen SmithJAM11.8 (5 h3)
5 h4 r1/330Jenny WingersonCAN11.1 (5 h4)
6 h2 r1/346Marlène CanguioFRA11.0 (6 h2)
6 h3 r1/3189Yeh Chu-MeiTPE12.1 (6 h3)
6 h4 r1/319Inge AignerAUT11.2 (6 h4)
7 h2 r1/3190Chi ChengTPE11.1 (7 h2)
7 h4 r1/3192Mary MusaniUGA12.9 (7 h4)
8 h2 r1/339Sirkka NorrlundFIN11.2 (8 h2)
AC h1 r1/329Amy SniderCAN– (AC h1)
DNS47Denise GuénardFRA– (DNS h4)
DNS59Mary RandGBR– (DNS h3)
DNS80Zenta KoppGER– (DNS h3)
DNS146Lia HintenNED– (DNS h1)

Round One (18 October 1964 — 14:50)

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

Heat One

Wind0.9 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (H)Time (A)
11Karin BalzerGER10.710.71Q
27Galina BystrovaURS10.910.96Q
36Rose HartGHA11.311.34Q
43Snezhana KerkovaBUL11.511.50Q
55Lorraine DunnPAN11.511.53
AC4Amy SniderCANDQ
DNS2Lia HintenNED

Heat Two

Wind2.6 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (H)Time (A)
15Irina PressURS10.710.77Q
28Patricia Anne PryceGBR10.810.82Q
37Avis McIntoshNZL10.810.84Q
46Gundula DielGER10.910.94Q
53Cherrie SherrardUSA11.011.00
64Marlène CanguioFRA11.011.09
71Chi ChengTPE11.111.18
82Sirkka NorrlundFIN11.211.23

Heat Three

Wind6.5 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (H)Time (A)
18Maria PiątkowskaPOL10.610.67Q
22Pam KilbornAUS10.710.79Q
35Tatyana TalyshevaURS10.910.92Q
46Lacey O'NealUSA10.910.93Q
54Carmen SmithJAM11.8
63Yeh Chu-MeiTPE12.1
DNS7Mary RandGBR
DNS1Zenta KoppGER

Heat Four

Wind4.2 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (H)Time (A)
18Rosie BondsUSA10.610.64Q
24Ikuko YodaJPN10.710.71Q
35Teresa CiepłyPOL10.710.73Q
43Draga StamejčičYUG10.810.84Q
56Jenny WingersonCAN11.111.16
67Inge AignerAUT11.211.27
71Mary MusaniUGA12.9
DNS2Denise GuénardFRA

Semi-Finals (19 October 1964 — 14:00)

Top four in each heat advanced to the final.

Heat One

Wind0.2 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (H)Time (A)
13Pam KilbornAUS10.610.69Q=OR
24Teresa CiepłyPOL10.710.77Q
38Irina PressURS10.810.85Q
46Rosie BondsUSA10.810.87Q
51Avis McIntoshNZL10.910.90
62Tatyana TalyshevaURS10.910.98
75Gundula DielGER11.011.05
87Snezhana KerkovaBUL11.411.41

Heat Two

Wind1.7 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (H)Time (A)
18Karin BalzerGER10.610.65Q=OR
25Ikuko YodaJPN10.710.72Q
33Draga StamejčičYUG10.710.73Q
41Maria PiątkowskaPOL10.710.75Q
56Patricia Anne PryceGBR10.710.75
67Galina BystrovaURS10.810.89
72Lacey O'NealUSA10.910.99
84Rose HartGHA11.111.16

Final (19 October 1964 — 15:20)

Wind2.3 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (H)Time (A)
13Karin BalzerGER10.510.54
22Teresa CiepłyPOL10.510.55
37Pam KilbornAUS10.510.56
44Irina PressURS10.610.62
56Ikuko YodaJPN10.710.72
68Maria PiątkowskaPOL10.710.76
75Draga StamejčičYUG10.810.86
81Rosie BondsUSA10.810.88