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100 metres Hurdles, Women

Date9 – 10 August 1984
LocationLos Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, California
Participants22 from 14 countries
Olympic Record 12.56 / Vera Komisova URS / 28 July 1980

The Soviet-boycott made this basically a Double AA competition, as the top eight ranked hurdlers at year’s end and the top 12 times were from Eastern Europe. Since 1980 the best American hurdler had been Stephanie Hightower but she failed to make the American team, finishing fourth in the Trials in one of the closest finishes ever. Benita Fitzgerald-Brown had been TAC Champion in 1983 and finished second at the Olympic Trials to Kim Turner. Shirley Strong (GBR) was 1982 Commonwealth Champion and was favored. Fitzgerald-Brown and Strong were out quickest in the final and contested the gold and silver medals, Fitzgerald-Brown inching ahead at the eighth hurdle. Third-place was announced at first as a dead heat between Turner and France’s Michele Chardonnet, but after reviewing photos of the finish, the judges reversed themselves and gave the bronze medal to Turner. But Chardonnet was not informed of this until she was standing on the infield awaiting the medal ceremony, and she left the field sobbing. The French Athletics Federation protested and 3½ months later the decision was reverted to a dead-heat. Chardonnet received her bronze medal six months after the Olympics ended.

1376Benita Fitzgerald-BrownUSA13.13 (1 h1)12.98 (1 h2)12.84 (1)Gold
2177Shirley StrongGBR12.86 (1 h2)13.16 (2 h1)12.88 (2)Silver
=3104Michèle ChardonnetFRA13.32 (2 h1)13.09 (2 h2)13.06 (=3)Bronze
=3400Kim TurnerUSA13.33 (2 h3)13.11 (1 h1)13.06 (=3)Bronze
517Glynis NunnAUS13.29 (3 h2)13.14 (3 h2)13.20 (5)
6113Marie-Noëlle SavignyFRA13.36 (3 h3)13.30 (3 h1)13.28 (6)
7118Ulrike DenkFRG13.32 (1 h3)13.20 (4 h2)13.32 (7)
8391Pam PageUSA13.32 (1 h4)13.36 (4 h1)13.40 (8)
5 h1 r2/3130Edith OkerFRG13.14 (2 h2)13.37 (5 h1)
5 h2 r2/3154Sharon DanvilleGBR13.46 (3 h1)13.35 (5 h2)
6 h1 r2/349Sylvia Malgadey-ForgraveCAN13.47 (4 h3)13.42 (6 h1)
6 h2 r2/3281Maria UsifoNGR13.54 (2 h4)13.52 (6 h2)
7 h1 r2/384Cécile NgambiCMR13.54 (4 h1)13.70 (7 h1)
7 h2 r2/377Liu HuajinCHN13.64 (5 h2)13.57 (7 h2)
8 h1 r2/3242Sophia HunterJAM13.44 (4 h2)13.84 (8 h1)
8 h2 r2/347Sue KameliCAN13.72 (3 h4)13.65 (8 h2)
4 h4 r1/38Beatriz CapotostoARG13.90 (4 h4)
5 h1 r1/352Karen NelsonCAN13.77 (5 h1)
5 h3 r1/3354Semra AksuTUR13.96 (5 h3)
5 h4 r1/3105Laurence Elloy-MachabeyFRA13.98 (5 h4)
6 h1 r1/3283Barbara IngiroPNG15.39 (6 h1)
6 h2 r1/3191Elissavet PantaziGRE14.20 (6 h2)
DNS35Esmeralda GarcíaBRA– (DNS h2)
DNS92Miriama Tuisorisori-ChambaultFIJ– (DNS h3)
DNS194Christa Schumann-LottmannGUA– (DNS h4)

Round One (9 August 1984 — 10:40)

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

Heat One

PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)
14Benita Fitzgerald-BrownUSA13.13Q
22Michèle ChardonnetFRA13.32Q
37Sharon DanvilleGBR13.46Q
43Cécile NgambiCMR13.54q
55Karen NelsonCAN13.77
66Barbara IngiroPNG15.39

Heat Two

PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)
12Shirley StrongGBR12.86Q
25Edith OkerFRG13.14Q
33Glynis NunnAUS13.29Q
46Sophia HunterJAM13.44q
54Liu HuajinCHN13.64q
67Elissavet PantaziGRE14.20
DNS8Esmeralda GarcíaBRA

Heat Three

PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)
17Ulrike DenkFRG13.32Q
22Kim TurnerUSA13.33Q
36Marie-Noëlle SavignyFRA13.36Q
44Sylvia Malgadey-ForgraveCAN13.47q
53Semra AksuTUR13.96
DNS5Miriama Tuisorisori-ChambaultFIJ

Heat Four

PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)
12Pam PageUSA13.32Q
26Maria UsifoNGR13.54Q
35Sue KameliCAN13.72Q
44Beatriz CapotostoARG13.90
53Laurence Elloy-MachabeyFRA13.98
DNS7Christa Schumann-LottmannGUA

Semi-Finals (10 August 1984 — 16:20)

Top four in each heat advanced to the final.

Heat One

PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)
14Kim TurnerUSA13.11Q
22Shirley StrongGBR13.16Q
33Marie-Noëlle SavignyFRA13.30Q
41Pam PageUSA13.36Q
56Edith OkerFRG13.37
68Sylvia Malgadey-ForgraveCAN13.42
77Cécile NgambiCMR13.70
85Sophia HunterJAM13.84

Heat Two

PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)
16Benita Fitzgerald-BrownUSA12.98Q
24Michèle ChardonnetFRA13.09Q
31Glynis NunnAUS13.14Q
48Ulrike DenkFRG13.20Q
55Sharon DanvilleGBR13.35
63Maria UsifoNGR13.52
72Liu HuajinCHN13.57
87Sue KameliCAN13.65

Final (10 August 1984 — 18:15)

PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
14Benita Fitzgerald-BrownUSA12.840.153
27Shirley StrongGBR12.880.171
=36Kim TurnerUSA13.060.163
=35Michèle ChardonnetFRA13.060.183
51Glynis NunnAUS13.200.164
68Marie-Noëlle SavignyFRA13.280.159
73Ulrike DenkFRG13.320.158
82Pam PageUSA13.400.139