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100 metres Hurdles, Women

Date27 – 28 July 1980
StatusOlympic
LocationBolshaya arena, Tsentralny stadion imeni V.I. Lenina, Moskva
Participants20 from 11 countries
Olympic Record 12.59 / Annelie Ehrhardt GDR / 8 September 1972

The American-led boycott had almost no effect on this event as all the best hurdlers were either Soviets, East Germans, or Eastern Europeans. Poland’s Grażyna Rabsztyn had been favored in 1976, and had since broken the world record, running 12.48 in 1978. But she continued her trend in major championships and did not medal. She never won a medal in any major international meet. The defending champion Johanna Klier was back and had since won the 1978 European Championships. In the final, Rabsztyn got off to a terrible start and was effectively out of the race. Klier-Schaller led early but was caught at the fifth hurdle by the Soviet Vera Komisova, who went on to win the gold medal.

PosNrAthleteNOCR1SFFinal
1269Vera KomisovaURS12.67 (1 h1)12.78 (1 h1)12.56 (1)GoldOR
2119Johanna KlierGDR13.03 (2 h3)12.77 (2 h2)12.63 (2)Silver
3205Lucyna LangerPOL12.75 (2 h1)12.91 (2 h1)12.65 (3)Bronze
4110Kerstin ClausGDR12.77 (3 h1)12.99 (4 h2)12.66 (4)
5207Grażyna RabsztynPOL12.72 (1 h3)12.64 (1 h2)12.74 (5)
6275Irina LitovchenkoURS12.97 (1 h2)12.84 (3 h2)12.84 (6)
7112Bettina GärtzGDR13.06 (2 h2)13.04 (3 h1)12.93 (7)
8195Zofia BielczykPOL13.21 (3 h2)13.09 (4 h1)13.08 (8)
5 h1 r2/371Laurence Elloy-MachabeyFRA13.60 (5 h3)13.33 (5 h1)
5 h2 r2/3103Shirley StrongGBR13.39 (4 h2)13.12 (5 h2)
6 h1 r2/330Yordanka DonkovaBUL13.24 (6 h1)13.39 (6 h1)
6 h2 r2/346Daniela ValkovaBUL13.66 (5 h2)13.79 (6 h2)
7 h1 r2/373Laurence LebeauFRA13.18 (4 h1)13.54 (7 h1)
8 h1 r2/3242Helena PihlSWE13.46 (4 h3)13.68 (8 h1)
AC h2 r2/3161Xénia SiskaHUN13.23 (5 h1)– (AC h2)
3 h3 r1/3259Tatyana AnisimovaURS13.31 (3 h3)– (DNS h2)
6 h2 r1/33Penny GilliesAUS13.68 (6 h2)
6 h3 r1/380Lorna BootheGBR13.86 (6 h3)
7 h1 r1/358Marisela PeraltaDOM14.18 (7 h1)
7 h3 r1/3231Estella MeheuxSLE15.61 (7 h3)
DNS235Yvonne von KauffungenSUI– (DNS h2)
DNS59Nancy VallecillaECU– (DNS h2)

Round One (27 July 1980 — 17:25)

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

Heat One

PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)
12Vera KomisovaURS12.67Q
23Lucyna LangerPOL12.75Q
31Kerstin ClausGDR12.77Q
46Laurence LebeauFRA13.18Q
57Xénia SiskaHUN13.23q
65Yordanka DonkovaBUL13.24q
74Marisela PeraltaDOM14.18

Heat Two

PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)
13Irina LitovchenkoURS12.97Q
26Bettina GärtzGDR13.06Q
34Zofia BielczykPOL13.21Q
42Shirley StrongGBR13.39Q
55Daniela ValkovaBUL13.66q
61Penny GilliesAUS13.68
DNS7Yvonne von KauffungenSUI
DNS8Nancy VallecillaECU

Heat Three

PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)
11Grażyna RabsztynPOL12.72Q
24Johanna KlierGDR13.03Q
36Tatyana AnisimovaURS13.31Q
47Helena PihlSWE13.46Q
52Laurence Elloy-MachabeyFRA13.60q
65Lorna BootheGBR13.86
73Estella MeheuxSLE15.61

Semi-Finals (28 July 1980 — 17:00)

Top four in each heat advanced to the final.

Heat One

PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)
12Vera KomisovaURS12.78Q
26Lucyna LangerPOL12.91Q
31Bettina GärtzGDR13.04Q
48Zofia BielczykPOL13.09Q
54Laurence Elloy-MachabeyFRA13.33
63Yordanka DonkovaBUL13.39
77Laurence LebeauFRA13.54
85Helena PihlSWE13.68

Heat Two

PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)
13Grażyna RabsztynPOL12.64Q
21Johanna KlierGDR12.77Q
37Irina LitovchenkoURS12.84Q
46Kerstin ClausGDR12.99Q
58Shirley StrongGBR13.12
64Daniela ValkovaBUL13.79
AC2Xénia SiskaHUNDNF
DNS5Tatyana AnisimovaURS

Final (28 July 1980 — 19:15)

PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
15Vera KomisovaURS12.560.135OR
23Johanna KlierGDR12.630.137
32Lucyna LangerPOL12.650.169
44Kerstin ClausGDR12.660.131
51Grażyna RabsztynPOL12.740.138
67Irina LitovchenkoURS12.840.205
78Bettina GärtzGDR12.930.173
86Zofia BielczykPOL13.080.133