| Event type

100 metres Hurdles, Women

Date28 – 30 September 1988
LocationOl-lim-pik Ju-gyeong-gi-jang, Seoul Sports Complex, Seoul
Participants36 from 24 countries

Yordanka Donkova had broken the world record four times within four weeks in 1986, and won the European Championships that year. But in 1987, she saw teammate Ginka Zagorcheva break her record and win the World Championships. In the first round at Seoul, Zagorcheva hit hurdles and did not finish, opening the way for Donkova. In the final, she was expected to be pushed by the GDR’s Cornelia Oschkenat, runner-up at the 1987 Worlds, and third at the 1986 Europeans. But Oschkenat had pulled a hamstring in the semi-final and finished last in the final, never a factor. Donkova won easily, setting Olympic records in both the semi-final and final.

146Yordanka DonkovaBUL12.89 (1 h5)12.47 (1 h1)12.58 (1 h1)12.38 (1)GoldOR
2286Gloria SiebertGDR12.65 (1 h2)12.74 (1 h3)12.60 (2 h1)12.61 (2)Silver
3204Claudia ZaczkiewiczFRG13.00 (3 h2)12.87 (2 h3)12.75 (2 h2)12.75 (3)Bronze
4523Nataliya Hrygor'ievaURS12.96 (1 h1)12.89 (2 h2)12.81 (3 h2)12.79 (4)
5164Florence ColleFRA13.32 (4 h1)13.00 (5 h1)12.92 (4 h1)12.98 (5)
679Julie RocheleauCAN13.07 (2 h3)12.90 (4 h1)12.91 (3 h1)12.99 (6)
7169Monique Éwanjé-ÉpéeFRA13.18 (4 h4)13.10 (4 h2)12.95 (4 h2)13.14 (7)
8282Cornelia OschkenatGDR12.72 (1 h4)12.69 (1 h2)12.63 (1 h2)13.73 (8)
5 h1 r3/4271Kerstin KnabeGDR13.13 (2 h1)12.81 (3 h1)12.93 (5 h1)
5 h2 r3/4319Marjan OlyslagerNED13.04 (1 h3)13.02 (3 h2)13.08 (5 h2)
6 h1 r3/4245Lesley-Ann SkeeteGBR13.38 (3 h3)13.27 (7 h1)13.23 (6 h1)
6 h2 r3/4219Sally GunnellGBR13.26 (2 h5)13.04 (3 h3)13.13 (6 h2)
7 h1 r3/4585LaVonna MartinUSA13.20 (3 h1)13.20 (5 h2)13.29 (7 h1)
7 h2 r3/4574Jackie HumphreyUSA13.24 (4 h2)13.25 (6 h1)13.59 (7 h2)
8 h1 r3/4562Gail DeversUSA13.18 (3 h4)13.22 (4 h3)13.51 (8 h1)
AC h2 r3/4540Lyudmila NarozhilenkoURS12.76 (2 h2)12.62 (2 h1)– (DNF h2)
5 h3 r2/4320Gretha TrompNED13.48 (6 h4)13.42 (5 h3)
6 h2 r2/4225Wendy JealGBR13.32 (5 h4)13.32 (6 h2)
6 h3 r2/497Liu HuajinCHN13.02 (2 h4)14.37 (6 h3)
7 h2 r2/489Du JuanCHN13.51 (3 h5)13.58 (7 h2)
8 h2 r2/4479Rita HeggliSUI13.72 (4 h3)13.95 (8 h2)
AC h3 r2/4178Anne PiquereauFRA13.56 (4 h5)– (DNF h3)
AC h3 r2/4430Maria UsifoNGR13.50 (5 h2)– (DNF h3)
5 h1 r1/411Jane FlemmingAUS13.53 (5 h1)– (DNS h1)
5 h3 r1/4496Chen Wen-XingTPE14.01 (5 h3)
5 h5 r1/4611Nancy VallecillaECU13.97 (5 h5)
6 h1 r1/4418Sandra TaváresMEX13.81 (6 h1)
6 h2 r1/4297Dinah YankeyGHA13.64 (6 h2)
6 h3 r1/4445Agrippina de la CruzPHI14.36 (6 h3)
6 h5 r1/4410Manuela MarxerLIE14.38 (6 h5)
7 h1 r1/4142Sainiana TukanaFIJ15.50 (7 h1)
7 h4 r1/4386Bang Sin-HyeKOR13.84 (7 h4)
8 h4 r1/4314Cheung Suet YeeHKG14.26 (8 h4)
AC h2 r1/427Sylvia DethiérBEL– (DQ h2)
AC h3 r1/454Ginka ZagorchevaBUL– (DNF h3)
AC h5 r1/4474Tilaka JinadasaSRI– (DQ h5)
DNS626Michelle JohnsonVIN– (DNS h5)

Round One (28 September 1988)

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

Heat One (10:30)

PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)
13Nataliya Hrygor'ievaURS12.96Q
26Kerstin KnabeGDR13.13Q
34LaVonna MartinUSA13.20Q
47Florence ColleFRA13.32Q
52Jane FlemmingAUS13.53q
65Sandra TaváresMEX13.81
71Sainiana TukanaFIJ15.50

Heat Two (10:35)

PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)
17Gloria SiebertGDR12.65Q
25Lyudmila NarozhilenkoURS12.76Q
31Claudia ZaczkiewiczFRG13.00Q
43Jackie HumphreyUSA13.24Q
52Maria UsifoNGR13.50q
64Dinah YankeyGHA13.64
DQ6Sylvia DethiérBEL

Heat Three (10:40)

PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)
16Marjan OlyslagerNED13.04Q
22Julie RocheleauCAN13.07Q
33Lesley-Ann SkeeteGBR13.38Q
45Rita HeggliSUI13.72Q
57Chen Wen-XingTPE14.01
61Agrippina de la CruzPHI14.36
DNF4Ginka ZagorchevaBUL

Heat Four (10:45)

PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)
11Cornelia OschkenatGDR12.72Q
25Liu HuajinCHN13.02Q
32Gail DeversUSA13.18Q
43Monique Éwanjé-ÉpéeFRA13.18Q
54Wendy JealGBR13.32q
66Gretha TrompNED13.48q
78Bang Sin-HyeKOR13.84
87Cheung Suet YeeHKG14.26

Heat Five (10:50)

PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)
13Yordanka DonkovaBUL12.89Q
27Sally GunnellGBR13.26Q
31Du JuanCHN13.51Q
46Anne PiquereauFRA13.56Q
54Nancy VallecillaECU13.97
65Manuela MarxerLIE14.38
DQ2Tilaka JinadasaSRI
DNS8Michelle JohnsonVIN

Quarter-Finals (29 September 1988)

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

Heat One (15:55)

PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)
16Yordanka DonkovaBUL12.47QOR
24Lyudmila NarozhilenkoURS12.62Q
33Kerstin KnabeGDR12.81Q
45Julie RocheleauCAN12.90Q
52Florence ColleFRA13.00q
67Jackie HumphreyUSA13.25q
78Lesley-Ann SkeeteGBR13.27q
DNS1Jane FlemmingAUS

Heat Two (16:00)

PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)
14Cornelia OschkenatGDR12.69Q
23Nataliya Hrygor'ievaURS12.89Q
36Marjan OlyslagerNED13.02Q
45Monique Éwanjé-ÉpéeFRA13.10Q
58LaVonna MartinUSA13.20q
61Wendy JealGBR13.32
72Du JuanCHN13.58
87Rita HeggliSUI13.95

Heat Three (16:05)

PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)
13Gloria SiebertGDR12.74Q
25Claudia ZaczkiewiczFRG12.87Q
31Sally GunnellGBR13.04Q
44Gail DeversUSA13.22Q
52Gretha TrompNED13.42
66Liu HuajinCHN14.37
DNF7Anne PiquereauFRA
DNF8Maria UsifoNGR

Semi-Finals (29 September 1988)

Top four in each heat advanced to the final.

Heat One (11:00)

PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)
16Yordanka DonkovaBUL12.58Q
23Gloria SiebertGDR12.60Q
35Julie RocheleauCAN12.91Q
42Florence ColleFRA12.92Q
54Kerstin KnabeGDR12.93
61Lesley-Ann SkeeteGBR13.23
78LaVonna MartinUSA13.29
87Gail DeversUSA13.51

Heat Two (11:05)

PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)
14Cornelia OschkenatGDR12.63Q
26Claudia ZaczkiewiczFRG12.75Q
33Nataliya Hrygor'ievaURS12.81Q
47Monique Éwanjé-ÉpéeFRA12.95Q
58Marjan OlyslagerNED13.08
62Sally GunnellGBR13.13
71Jackie HumphreyUSA13.59
DNF5Lyudmila NarozhilenkoURS

Final (30 September 1988 — 13:10)

PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
15Yordanka DonkovaBUL12.380.150OR
24Gloria SiebertGDR12.610.196
33Claudia ZaczkiewiczFRG12.750.166
48Nataliya Hrygor'ievaURS12.790.179
51Florence ColleFRA12.980.173
62Julie RocheleauCAN12.990.149
77Monique Éwanjé-ÉpéeFRA13.140.161
86Cornelia OschkenatGDR13.730.138