| Event type

100 metres Hurdles, Women

Date5 – 6 August 1992
LocationEstadio Olímpico de Montjuïc, Barcelona
Participants37 from 23 countries
Olympic Record 12.38 / Yordanka Donkova BUL / 30 September 1988

At the 1991 World Championships, Lyudmila Narozhilenko (EUN/RUS) defeated Gail Devers (USA) in a very close finish. In Barcelona, Devers won the 100 metres and looked formidable for the hurdles, especially when Narozhilenko had to withdraw from the semis after pulling a hamstring in the quarter-finals. In the final, Devers had her way for the first nine hurdles. But she hit the 10th barrier and stumbled all the way to the finish line, finally falling and half crawling across the finish line. Behind Devers, Greece’s Paraskevi )Voula) Patoulidou outlasted the USA’s LaVonna Martin and defending champion Yordanka Donkova, who won the silver and bronze medals. Devers’ crawling/falling got her fifth place. Patoulidou was a most unlikely winner. Prior to the Olympics her best time had been only 12.96, which she bettered with 12.88 in the semis, and shattered in the final with 12.64. Her best previous finish at an international meet had been fifth at the 1992 Balkan Games.

1884Voula PatoulidouGRE13.14 (4 h5)13.05 (3 h2)12.88 (3 h2)12.64 (1)Gold
21735LaVonna MartinUSA12.82 (1 h4)12.82 (1 h1)12.81 (1 h2)12.69 (2)Silver
3176Yordanka DonkovaBUL12.96 (1 h3)12.84 (1 h2)12.87 (2 h2)12.70 (3)Bronze
41771Lynda TolbertUSA12.96 (1 h5)12.96 (2 h2)13.10 (1 h1)12.75 (4)
51687Gail DeversUSA13.19 (3 h2)12.76 (1 h3)13.14 (2 h1)12.75 (5)
6354Aliuska LópezCUB13.08 (2 h3)13.01 (2 h1)13.16 (4 h1)12.87 (6)
7517Nataliya KolovanovaEUN13.20 (4 h2)13.06 (4 h2)13.15 (3 h1)13.01 (7)
81836Odalys AdamsCUB13.28 (5 h5)13.26 (4 h3)13.14 (4 h2)13.57 (8)
5 h1 r3/4655Anne PiquereauFRA13.11 (2 h5)13.17 (3 h3)13.32 (5 h1)
5 h2 r3/4480Marina AzyabinaEUN13.10 (3 h3)13.26 (4 h1)13.22 (5 h2)
6 h1 r3/41062Gillian RussellJAM13.07 (2 h4)13.23 (3 h1)13.35 (6 h1)
6 h2 r3/4845Gabi RothGER13.12 (3 h5)13.28 (5 h3)13.22 (6 h2)
7 h1 r3/4295Zhang YuCHN13.26 (4 h4)13.28 (6 h1)13.39 (7 h1)
7 h2 r3/41061Dionne RoseJAM13.29 (5 h3)13.17 (7 h2)13.22 (7 h2)
8 h1 r3/4834Kristin PatzwahlGER13.11 (2 h2)13.16 (6 h2)13.44 (8 h1)
8 h2 r3/4621Cécile CinéluFRA13.40 (3 h1)13.07 (5 h2)13.24 (8 h2)
9 h1 r3/41522Brigita BukovecSLO13.45 (4 h1)13.28 (5 h1)13.68 (9 h1)
2 h3 r2/4535Lyudmila NarozhilenkoEUN13.04 (1 h1)13.06 (2 h3)– (DNS h2)
6 h3 r2/4299Zhu YuqingCHN13.22 (5 h2)13.31 (6 h3)
7 h1 r2/4204Katie AndersonCAN13.33 (6 h3)13.31 (7 h1)
7 h3 r2/4683Jacqui AgyepongGBR13.25 (4 h3)13.36 (7 h3)
8 h1 r2/4106Sylvia DethiérBEL13.19 (3 h4)13.32 (8 h1)
8 h2 r2/41464Liliana NăstaseROU13.23 (2 h1)13.33 (8 h2)
8 h3 r2/41045Michelle FreemanJAM12.90 (1 h2)15.84 (8 h3)
5 h1 r1/4430María José MardomingoESP13.58 (5 h1)
5 h4 r1/41195Nicole RamalalanirinaMAD13.40 (5 h4)
6 h1 r1/4457Anu KaljurandEST13.81 (6 h1)
6 h2 r1/4758Lesley-Ann SkeeteGBR13.42 (6 h2)
6 h4 r1/41539Sriyani KulawansaSRI13.55 (6 h4)
6 h5 r1/4743Kay Morley-BrownGBR13.44 (6 h5)
7 h1 r1/41510Eunice BarberSLE15.01 (7 h1)
7 h2 r1/41794Nguyễn Thị Thu HằngVIE15.16 (7 h2)
7 h3 r1/4630Monique Ewanje-ÉpéeFRA13.73 (7 h3)
7 h5 r1/4904Chan Sau YingHKG13.88 (7 h5)
8 h3 r1/4319Louisette ThobiCMR14.37 (8 h3)
8 h5 r1/4940Elizabeta PavlovskaIOA14.26 (8 h5)
AC h4 r1/4816Caren JungGER– (AC h4)
DNS1543Julie BaumannSUI– (DNS h4)
DNS7Yasmina AzziziALG– (DNS h1)

Round One (5 August 1992 — 10:45)

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

Heat One

PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)
11Lyudmila NarozhilenkoEUN13.04Q
25Liliana NăstaseROU13.23Q
33Cécile CinéluFRA13.40Q
44Brigita BukovecSLO13.45Q
58María José MardomingoESP13.58
62Anu KaljurandEST13.81
76Eunice BarberSLE15.01
DNS7Yasmina AzziziALG

Heat Two

PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)
16Michelle FreemanJAM12.90Q
22Kristin PatzwahlGER13.11Q
33Gail DeversUSA13.19Q
48Nataliya KolovanovaEUN13.20Q
57Zhu YuqingCHN13.22q1
65Lesley-Ann SkeeteGBR13.42
74Nguyễn Thị Thu HằngVIE15.16

Heat Three

PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)
13Yordanka DonkovaBUL12.96Q
22Aliuska LópezCUB13.08Q
34Marina AzyabinaEUN13.10Q
45Jacqui AgyepongGBR13.25Q
56Dionne RoseJAM13.29q
61Katie AndersonCAN13.33q
77Monique Ewanje-ÉpéeFRA13.73
88Louisette ThobiCMR14.37

Heat Four

PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)
17LaVonna MartinUSA12.82Q2
23Gillian RussellJAM13.07Q
32Sylvia DethiérBEL13.19Q
41Zhang YuCHN13.26Q
56Nicole RamalalanirinaMAD13.40
65Sriyani KulawansaSRI13.55
AC8Caren JungGERDQ
DNS4Julie BaumannSUI

Heat Five

PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)
15Lynda TolbertUSA12.96Q
21Anne PiquereauFRA13.11Q
38Gabi RothGER13.12Q
43Voula PatoulidouGRE13.14Q
54Odalys AdamsCUB13.28q3
66Kay Morley-BrownGBR13.44
77Chan Sau YingHKG13.88
82Elizabeta PavlovskaIOA14.26

Quarter-Finals (5 August 1992 — 18:00)

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

Heat One

PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)
15LaVonna MartinUSA12.82Q
23Aliuska LópezCUB13.01Q
34Gillian RussellJAM13.23Q
46Marina AzyabinaEUN13.26Q4
58Brigita BukovecSLO13.28q
61Zhang YuCHN13.28q
77Katie AndersonCAN13.31
82Sylvia DethiérBEL13.32

Heat Two

PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)
16Yordanka DonkovaBUL12.84Q
25Lynda TolbertUSA12.96Q
34Voula PatoulidouGRE13.05Q
48Nataliya KolovanovaEUN13.06Q5
57Cécile CinéluFRA13.07q
63Kristin PatzwahlGER13.16q
71Dionne RoseJAM13.17q
82Liliana NăstaseROU13.336

Heat Three

PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)
12Gail DeversUSA12.76Q
25Lyudmila NarozhilenkoEUN13.06Q
36Anne PiquereauFRA13.17Q
41Odalys AdamsCUB13.26Q
54Gabi RothGER13.28q
68Zhu YuqingCHN13.317
77Jacqui AgyepongGBR13.36
83Michelle FreemanJAM15.84

Semi-Finals (6 August 1992 — 18:00)

Top four in each heat advanced to the final.

Heat One

PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)
13Lynda TolbertUSA13.10Q
25Gail DeversUSA13.14Q
34Nataliya KolovanovaEUN13.15Q
46Aliuska LópezCUB13.16Q
52Anne PiquereauFRA13.32
67Gillian RussellJAM13.358
79Zhang YuCHN13.39
88Kristin PatzwahlGER13.449
91Brigita BukovecSLO13.68

Heat Two

PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)
14LaVonna MartinUSA12.81Q
25Yordanka DonkovaBUL12.87Q
36Voula PatoulidouGRE12.88Q
41Odalys AdamsCUB13.14Q
58Marina AzyabinaEUN13.22
69Gabi RothGER13.22
77Dionne RoseJAM13.22
82Cécile CinéluFRA13.24
DNS3Lyudmila NarozhilenkoEUN

Final (6 August 1992 — 20:15)

PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)
15Voula PatoulidouGRE12.64
24LaVonna MartinUSA12.69
36Yordanka DonkovaBUL12.70
43Lynda TolbertUSA12.75
52Gail DeversUSA12.75
67Aliuska LópezCUB12.87
78Nataliya KolovanovaEUN13.01
81Odalys AdamsCUB13.57