| Event type

100 metres, Women

Date24 – 25 July 1976
LocationStade olympique, Parc olympique, Montréal, Québec
Participants39 from 22 countries

Only a few months before the Olympics, Inge Helten (FRG) broke the world record with 11.04 at a meet in Fürth. But the favorite was the defending champion Renate Stecher of East Germany. Also back was the defending silver medalist and the 200 metre silver medalist from 1968 and 1972, Raelene Boyle, who had won the Commonwealth Games sprint double in both 1970 and 1974. In the semi-finals, Helten’s teammate, Annegret Richter, broke the world record, posting an 11.01. The final was expected to be very close between the four favorites and form held even though there were three false starts. Richter pulled away in the last 50 metres to defeat Stecher, with Helten winning the bronze, and Boyle finishing fourth.

1181Annegret RichterFRG11.19 (1 h6)11.05 (1 h1)11.01 (1 h1)11.08 (1)Gold
2162Renate StecherGDR11.21 (2 h6)11.22 (1 h4)11.10 (1 h2)11.13 (2)Silver
3174Inge HeltenFRG11.26 (1 h1)11.20 (1 h2)11.18 (2 h2)11.17 (3)Bronze
41Raelene BoyleAUS11.39 (1 h3)11.29 (2 h3)11.22 (3 h2)11.23 (4)
5358Evelyn AshfordUSA11.25 (3 h6)11.28 (1 h3)11.21 (2 h1)11.24 (5)
6362Chandra CheeseboroughUSA11.28 (1 h4)11.36 (2 h2)11.26 (3 h1)11.31 (6)
7120Andrea LynchGBR11.40 (2 h5)11.36 (3 h2)11.28 (4 h2)11.32 (7)
8153Marlies OelsnerGDR11.36 (1 h5)11.27 (2 h1)11.29 (4 h1)11.34 (8)
5 h1 r3/4229Rosie AllwoodJAM11.35 (3 h1)11.34 (3 h1)11.32 (5 h1)
5 h2 r3/4346Lyudmila MaslakovaURS11.30 (2 h1)11.37 (3 h3)11.34 (5 h2)
6 h1 r3/4329Vera AnisimovaURS11.37 (2 h4)11.47 (4 h4)11.39 (6 h1)
6 h2 r3/4378Brenda MoreheadUSA11.35 (1 h2)11.30 (2 h4)11.38 (6 h2)
7 h1 r3/483Silvia ChivásCUB11.43 (3 h4)11.42 (4 h3)11.43 (7 h1)
7 h2 r3/467Patty LoverockCAN11.47 (2 h2)11.50 (4 h1)11.40 (7 h2)
8 h1 r3/458Marjorie BaileyCAN11.46 (4 h1)11.44 (3 h4)11.47 (8 h1)
8 h2 r3/4307Linda HaglundSWE11.40 (2 h3)11.48 (4 h2)11.41 (8 h2)
5 h1 r2/4332Nadezhda BesfamilnayaURS11.52 (4 h5)11.63 (5 h1)
5 h2 r2/488Carmen ValdésCUB11.47 (5 h6)11.52 (5 h2)
5 h3 r2/4113Sharon ColyearGBR11.47 (5 h1)11.51 (5 h3)
5 h4 r2/411Debbie WellsAUS11.47 (4 h6)11.51 (5 h4)
6 h1 r2/4108Sylviane TelliezFRA11.47 (3 h5)11.64 (6 h1)
6 h2 r2/49Denise RobertsonAUS11.50 (5 h4)11.56 (6 h2)
6 h3 r2/4180Elvira PoßekelFRG11.48 (4 h4)11.58 (6 h3)
6 h4 r2/4233Lelieth HodgesJAM11.54 (3 h2)11.58 (6 h4)
7 h1 r2/4395Esmeralda GarciaBRA11.80 (4 h2)11.77 (7 h1)
7 h2 r2/4232Carol CummingsJAM11.69 (6 h1)11.75 (7 h2)
7 h3 r2/426Lea AlaertsBEL11.63 (5 h5)11.71 (7 h3)
7 h4 r2/498Mona-Lisa PursiainenFIN11.62 (6 h6)11.72 (7 h4)
8 h2 r2/4256Sue JowettNZL11.70 (3 h3)11.81 (8 h2)
8 h3 r2/464Margaret HoweCAN11.83 (5 h3)11.96 (8 h3)
8 h4 r2/487Isabel TaylorCUB11.73 (4 h3)11.92 (8 h4)
5 h2 r1/435Debbie JonesBER11.84 (5 h2)– (DNS h1)
6 h2 r1/4214Rita HendricksISV13.51 (6 h2)
6 h3 r1/423Shonel FergusonBAH12.26 (6 h3)
6 h4 r1/4135Martina BlosGDR11.70 (6 h4)
6 h5 r1/489Divina EstrellaDOM12.12 (6 h5)
7 h1 r1/425Lorna FordeBAR12.02 (7 h1)
7 h4 r1/4209Carolina RieuwpassaINA11.98 (7 h4)
7 h6 r1/4196Antoinette GauthierHAI13.11 (7 h6)
DNS118Sonia LannamanGBR– (DNS h2)

Round One (24 July 1976 — 11:00)

Top five in each heat and next two fastest advanced to the quarter-finals.

Heat One

Wind0.4 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)
14Inge HeltenFRG11.26Q
25Lyudmila MaslakovaURS11.30Q
32Rosie AllwoodJAM11.35Q
41Marjorie BaileyCAN11.46Q
57Sharon ColyearGBR11.47Q
66Carol CummingsJAM11.69q
73Lorna FordeBAR12.02

Heat Two

Wind0.2 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)
15Brenda MoreheadUSA11.35Q
24Patty LoverockCAN11.47Q
33Lelieth HodgesJAM11.54Q
47Esmeralda GarciaBRA11.80Q
52Debbie JonesBER11.84Q
66Rita HendricksISV13.51
DNS1Sonia LannamanGBR

Heat Three

Wind0.0 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)
15Raelene BoyleAUS11.39Q
24Linda HaglundSWE11.40Q
32Sue JowettNZL11.70Q
46Isabel TaylorCUB11.73Q
57Margaret HoweCAN11.83Q
61Shonel FergusonBAH12.26

Heat Four

Wind0.0 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)
17Chandra CheeseboroughUSA11.28Q
21Vera AnisimovaURS11.37Q
35Silvia ChivásCUB11.43Q
46Elvira PoßekelFRG11.48Q
54Denise RobertsonAUS11.50Q
62Martina BlosGDR11.70
73Carolina RieuwpassaINA11.98

Heat Five

Wind0.4 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)
11Marlies OelsnerGDR11.36Q
26Andrea LynchGBR11.40Q
32Sylviane TelliezFRA11.47Q
45Nadezhda BesfamilnayaURS11.52Q
53Lea AlaertsBEL11.63Q
64Divina EstrellaDOM12.12

Heat Six

Wind0.5 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)
14Annegret RichterFRG11.19Q
27Renate StecherGDR11.21Q
35Evelyn AshfordUSA11.25Q
42Debbie WellsAUS11.47Q
51Carmen ValdésCUB11.47Q
66Mona-Lisa PursiainenFIN11.62q
73Antoinette GauthierHAI13.11

Quarter-Finals (24 July 1976 — 16:10)

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

Heat One

Wind1.1 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)
14Annegret RichterFRG11.05QOR
26Marlies OelsnerGDR11.27Q
32Rosie AllwoodJAM11.34Q
45Patty LoverockCAN11.50Q
57Nadezhda BesfamilnayaURS11.63
63Sylviane TelliezFRA11.64
71Esmeralda GarciaBRA11.77
DNS8Debbie JonesBER

Heat Two

Wind0.2 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)
15Inge HeltenFRG11.20Q
26Chandra CheeseboroughUSA11.36Q
37Andrea LynchGBR11.36Q
48Linda HaglundSWE11.48Q
54Carmen ValdésCUB11.52
63Denise RobertsonAUS11.56
71Carol CummingsJAM11.75
82Sue JowettNZL11.81

Heat Three

Wind0.0 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)
13Evelyn AshfordUSA11.28Q
21Raelene BoyleAUS11.29Q
32Lyudmila MaslakovaURS11.37Q
44Silvia ChivásCUB11.42Q
55Sharon ColyearGBR11.51
66Elvira PoßekelFRG11.58
77Lea AlaertsBEL11.71
88Margaret HoweCAN11.96

Heat Four

Wind0.0 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)
15Renate StecherGDR11.22Q
23Brenda MoreheadUSA11.30Q
38Marjorie BaileyCAN11.44Q
47Vera AnisimovaURS11.47Q
54Debbie WellsAUS11.51
66Lelieth HodgesJAM11.58
72Mona-Lisa PursiainenFIN11.72
81Isabel TaylorCUB11.92

Semi-Finals (25 July 1976 — 15:45)

Top four in each heat advanced to the final.

Heat One

Wind0.6 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)
18Annegret RichterFRG11.01QWR
25Evelyn AshfordUSA11.21Q
32Chandra CheeseboroughUSA11.26Q
47Marlies OelsnerGDR11.29Q
53Rosie AllwoodJAM11.32
61Vera AnisimovaURS11.39
74Silvia ChivásCUB11.43
86Marjorie BaileyCAN11.47

Heat Two

Wind1.1 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)
14Renate StecherGDR11.10Q
25Inge HeltenFRG11.18Q
37Raelene BoyleAUS11.22Q
42Andrea LynchGBR11.28Q
56Lyudmila MaslakovaURS11.34
68Brenda MoreheadUSA11.38
73Patty LoverockCAN11.40
81Linda HaglundSWE11.41

Final (25 July 1976 — 17:50)

Wind0.0 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)
17Annegret RichterFRG11.08
24Renate StecherGDR11.13
31Inge HeltenFRG11.17
48Raelene BoyleAUS11.23
55Evelyn AshfordUSA11.24
62Chandra CheeseboroughUSA11.31
73Andrea LynchGBR11.32
86Marlies OelsnerGDR11.34