| Event type

100 metres, Women

Date4 – 5 August 1984
LocationLos Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, California
Participants46 from 33 countries

The event lacked many of the world’s top sprinters because of the Eastern European boycott, especially missing East Germany’s Marlies Göhr. The favorite was American Evelyn Ashford, who was Göhr’s arch-rival. She had been world ranked #1 in 1979 and 1981 and had won the 1979 World Cup title. In July 1983 Ashford broke the world record with 10.79. A great duel was expected at the first World Championships in 1983, but Ashford pulled up injured in the final, and Göhr won comfortably. In Los Angeles, Ashford’s health was better and she won very easily, running a strong 10.97 in the final against a 1.2 m/s wind.

1358Evelyn AshfordUSA11.06 (1 h3)11.21 (1 h1)11.03 (1 h1)10.97 (1)GoldOR
2365Alice BrownUSA11.15 (1 h4)11.35 (1 h3)11.31 (1 h2)11.13 (2)Silver
3246Merlene Ottey-PageJAM11.26w (1 h6)11.21 (1 h2)11.17 (2 h1)11.16 (3)Bronze
4362Jeanette BoldenUSA11.25 (1 h1)11.42 (2 h4)11.48 (2 h2)11.25 (4)
5243Grace JacksonJAM11.24 (2 h3)11.38 (1 h4)11.27 (3 h1)11.39 (5)
638Angela BaileyCAN11.56 (3 h4)11.47 (2 h1)11.54 (3 h2)11.40 (6)
7167Heather OakesGBR11.32 (3 h3)11.54 (3 h3)11.57 (4 h2)11.43 (7)
865Angella TaylorCAN11.23 (1 h5)11.42 (3 h2)11.36 (4 h1)11.62 (8)
5 h1 r3/499Helinä MarjamaaFIN11.43 (2 h5)11.51 (2 h3)11.37 (5 h1)
5 h2 r3/4101Rose-Aimée BacoulFRA11.36 (2 h1)11.37 (2 h2)11.58 (5 h2)
6 h1 r3/4108Marie-France LovalFRA11.51w (3 h6)11.56 (3 h4)11.64 (6 h1)
6 h2 r3/4121Heide-Elke GaugelFRG11.38w (2 h6)11.50 (3 h1)11.62 (6 h2)
7 h1 r3/4107Liliane GaschetFRA11.42 (2 h4)11.51 (4 h1)11.68 (7 h1)
7 h2 r3/422Pauline DavisBAH11.51 (1 h2)11.61 (4 h4)11.70 (7 h2)
8 h1 r3/484Cécile NgambiCMR11.67 (5 h4)11.82 (4 h2)11.91 (8 h1)
8 h2 r3/4237Juliet CuthbertJAM11.83 (2 h2)11.71 (4 h3)11.80 (8 h2)
5 h1 r2/4203Els VaderNED11.43 (3 h1)11.56 (5 h1)
5 h2 r2/4350Gillian FordeTTO11.76 (4 h1)11.86 (5 h2)
5 h3 r2/421Eldece ClarkeBAH11.61w (4 h6)11.85 (5 h3)
5 h4 r2/491Teresa RionéESP11.55 (4 h3)11.76 (5 h4)
6 h1 r2/4353Angela WilliamsTTO11.74w (5 h6)11.89 (6 h1)
6 h2 r2/4297Lydia de VegaPHI11.85w (6 h6)11.97 (6 h2)
6 h3 r2/444France GareauCAN11.66 (5 h3)11.88 (6 h3)
6 h4 r2/435Esmeralda GarciaBRA11.63 (4 h4)11.82 (6 h4)
7 h1 r2/4190Doris WireduGHA11.85 (6 h3)12.00 (7 h1)
7 h2 r2/4179Shirley ThomasGBR11.91 (3 h5)12.13 (7 h2)
7 h3 r2/4194Christa Schumann-LottmannGUA12.04 (3 h2)12.23 (7 h3)
7 h4 r2/483Ruth Enang MesodeCMR11.81 (5 h1)12.02 (7 h4)
8 h1 r2/4278Binta JambaneMOZ12.55 (5 h2)12.57 (8 h1)
8 h2 r2/470Françoise M'PikaCGO12.54 (4 h2)12.60 (8 h2)
8 h4 r2/4336Nzaeli KyomoTAN12.26 (5 h5)12.53 (8 h4)
4 h5 r1/4413Felicia CandelarioDOM12.12 (4 h5)– (DNS h3)
6 h1 r1/4354Semra AksuTUR11.86 (6 h1)
6 h2 r1/492Miriama Tuisorisori-ChambaultFIJ13.04 (6 h2)
6 h4 r1/41Evelyn FarrellAHO11.94 (6 h4)
6 h5 r1/4222Maya Kalle-BentzurISR12.30 (6 h5)
7 h1 r1/4283Barbara IngiroPNG12.19 (7 h1)
7 h3 r1/4144Jabou JawoGAM12.10 (7 h3)
7 h4 r1/4266Lee Yeong-SukKOR12.06 (7 h4)
7 h5 r1/4416Grace Ann DinkinsLBR12.35 (7 h5)
7 h6 r1/44Ruperta CharlesANT12.04w (7 h6)
8 h1 r1/4322Eugenia Osho-WilliamsSLE12.83 (8 h1)
8 h3 r1/4343Walapa TangjitsusornTHA12.18 (8 h3)
8 h4 r1/4412Divina EstrellaDOM12.25 (8 h4)
8 h5 r1/4142Gisèle OngolloGAB12.40 (8 h5)
8 h6 r1/4320Marie-Ange WirtzSEY12.61w (8 h6)

Round One (4 August 1984 — 11:40)

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

Heat One

Wind0.5 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)
12Jeanette BoldenUSA11.25Q
25Rose-Aimée BacoulFRA11.36Q
37Els VaderNED11.43Q
41Gillian FordeTTO11.76Q
53Ruth Enang MesodeCMR11.81Q
66Semra AksuTUR11.86
78Barbara IngiroPNG12.19
84Eugenia Osho-WilliamsSLE12.83

Heat Two

Wind-0.2 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)
16Pauline DavisBAH11.51Q
28Juliet CuthbertJAM11.83Q
34Christa Schumann-LottmannGUA12.04Q
45Françoise M'PikaCGO12.54Q
57Binta JambaneMOZ12.55Q
63Miriama Tuisorisori-ChambaultFIJ13.04

Heat Three

Wind1.4 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)
14Evelyn AshfordUSA11.06Q
27Grace JacksonJAM11.24Q
33Heather OakesGBR11.32Q
45Teresa RionéESP11.55Q
51France GareauCAN11.66Q
66Doris WireduGHA11.85q
72Jabou JawoGAM12.10
88Walapa TangjitsusornTHA12.18

Heat Four

Wind1.0 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)
13Alice BrownUSA11.15Q
26Liliane GaschetFRA11.42Q
34Angela BaileyCAN11.56Q
42Esmeralda GarciaBRA11.63Q
55Cécile NgambiCMR11.67Q
68Evelyn FarrellAHO11.94
77Lee Yeong-SukKOR12.06
81Divina EstrellaDOM12.25

Heat Five

Wind0.2 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)
11Angella TaylorCAN11.23Q
23Helinä MarjamaaFIN11.43Q
38Shirley ThomasGBR11.91Q
47Felicia CandelarioDOM12.12Q
56Nzaeli KyomoTAN12.26Q
64Maya Kalle-BentzurISR12.30
72Grace Ann DinkinsLBR12.35
85Gisèle OngolloGAB12.40

Heat Six

Wind2.4 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)
13Merlene Ottey-PageJAM11.26wQ
22Heide-Elke GaugelFRG11.38wQ
35Marie-France LovalFRA11.51wQ
47Eldece ClarkeBAH11.61wQ
56Angela WilliamsTTO11.74wQ
61Lydia de VegaPHI11.85wq
78Ruperta CharlesANT12.04w
84Marie-Ange WirtzSEY12.61w

Quarter-Finals (4 August 1984 — 16:00)

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

Heat One

Wind-1.4 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)
17Evelyn AshfordUSA11.21Q
26Angela BaileyCAN11.47Q
33Heide-Elke GaugelFRG11.50Q
45Liliane GaschetFRA11.51Q
58Els VaderNED11.56
61Angela WilliamsTTO11.89
74Doris WireduGHA12.00
82Binta JambaneMOZ12.57

Heat Two

Wind-0.3 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)
15Merlene Ottey-PageJAM11.21Q
26Rose-Aimée BacoulFRA11.37Q
38Angella TaylorCAN11.42Q
47Cécile NgambiCMR11.82Q
51Gillian FordeTTO11.86
63Lydia de VegaPHI11.97
74Shirley ThomasGBR12.13
82Françoise M'PikaCGO12.60

Heat Three

Wind-2.3 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)
14Alice BrownUSA11.35Q
23Helinä MarjamaaFIN11.51Q
31Heather OakesGBR11.54Q
47Juliet CuthbertJAM11.71Q
55Eldece ClarkeBAH11.85
62France GareauCAN11.88
76Christa Schumann-LottmannGUA12.23
DNS413Felicia CandelarioDOM

Heat Four

Wind-0.5 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)
18Grace JacksonJAM11.38Q
24Jeanette BoldenUSA11.42Q
35Marie-France LovalFRA11.56Q
46Pauline DavisBAH11.61Q
51Teresa RionéESP11.76
67Esmeralda GarciaBRA11.82
72Ruth Enang MesodeCMR12.02
83Nzaeli KyomoTAN12.53

Semi-Finals (5 August 1984 — 16:00)

Top four in each heat advanced to the final.

Heat One

Wind-0.3 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)
13Evelyn AshfordUSA11.03Q
27Merlene Ottey-PageJAM11.17Q
32Grace JacksonJAM11.27Q
45Angella TaylorCAN11.36Q
56Helinä MarjamaaFIN11.37
68Marie-France LovalFRA11.64
74Liliane GaschetFRA11.68
81Cécile NgambiCMR11.91

Heat Two

Wind-1.8 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)
12Alice BrownUSA11.31Q
23Jeanette BoldenUSA11.48Q
35Angela BaileyCAN11.54Q
46Heather OakesGBR11.57Q
57Rose-Aimée BacoulFRA11.58
61Heide-Elke GaugelFRG11.62
78Pauline DavisBAH11.70
84Juliet CuthbertJAM11.80

Final (5 August 1984 — 18:35)

Wind-1.2 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
14Evelyn AshfordUSA10.970.166OR
27Alice BrownUSA11.130.177
36Merlene Ottey-PageJAM11.160.161
41Jeanette BoldenUSA11.250.190
58Grace JacksonJAM11.390.172
65Angela BaileyCAN11.400.169
73Heather OakesGBR11.430.159
82Angella TaylorCAN11.620.178