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100 metres, Women

Date26 – 27 July 1996
StatusOlympic
LocationCentennial Olympic Stadium, Atlanta, Georgia
Participants56 from 38 countries
Olympic Record 10.54w / Florence Griffith Joyner USA / 25 September 1988

The defending champion was Gail Devers (USA) and she was back. But Gwen Torrence (USA) was world ranked #1 in both the 100 and 200 in 1995, having finished a close fourth in the 1992 Olympic 100. She had won the 1995 World Championships over Jamaica’s Merlene Ottey. Ottey had also finished second at the 1993 Worlds to Devers, the margin there an infinitesimal 0.001 seconds. The 1994 European Championship had been won by Russia’s Irina Privalova. Devers, Ottey and Torrence made the final, but Privalova slowed in the semis with an injury and did not qualify. The final was very close between the three favorites. Devers led early but was caught by Ottey at 60 metres, taking a slight lead. Devers closed quickly and outleaned Ottey to win by 0.005 seconds, both timed officially in 10.94, with Torrence third, only 0.02 back.

PosNrAthleteNOCR1QFSFFinal
13828Gail DeversUSA10.92 (1 h7)10.94 (1 h2)11.00 (1 h2)10.94 (1)Gold
23478Merlene OtteyJAM11.13 (1 h3)11.02 (1 h4)10.93 (1 h1)10.94 (2)Silver
33877Gwen TorrenceUSA11.11 (1 h6)11.11 (1 h1)10.97 (2 h1)10.96 (3)Bronze
43061Chandra SturrupBAH11.24 (1 h1)11.21 (2 h3)11.07 (4 h2)11.00 (4)
53717Marina TrandenkovaRUS11.20 (1 h5)11.15 (2 h1)11.07 (3 h1)11.06 (5)
63720Nataliya Pomoshchnikova-VoronovaRUS11.22 (2 h6)11.17 (3 h4)11.07 (3 h2)11.10 (6)
73597Mary OnyaliNGR11.17 (2 h7)11.08 (2 h2)11.04 (2 h2)11.13 (7)
83807Zhanna PintusevychUKR11.20 (1 h2)11.14 (2 h4)11.14 (4 h1)11.14 (8)
5 h1 r3/43588Chioma AjunwaNGR11.25 (2 h5)11.24 (3 h1)11.14 (5 h1)
5 h2 r3/43468Juliet CuthbertJAM11.06 (1 h4)11.20 (1 h3)11.07 (5 h2)
6 h1 r3/43844D'Andre HillUSA11.11 (2 h4)11.21 (3 h3)11.20 (6 h1)
6 h2 r3/43368Melanie PaschkeGER11.27 (2 h2)11.18 (4 h4)11.14 (6 h2)
7 h1 r3/43059Debbie FergusonBAH11.33 (4 h7)11.26 (3 h2)11.28 (7 h1)
7 h2 r3/43706Irina PrivalovaRUS11.42 (3 h1)11.40 (4 h3)11.31 (7 h2)
8 h1 r3/43301Odiah SidibéFRA11.40 (3 h2)11.38 (4 h1)11.35 (8 h1)
8 h2 r3/43637Lucrécia JardimPOR11.32 (3 h6)11.37 (4 h2)11.32 (8 h2)
5 h1 r2/43389Katerina KoffaGRE11.33 (4 h6)11.38 (5 h1)
5 h2 r2/43370Andrea PhilippGER11.32 (3 h7)11.38 (5 h2)
5 h3 r2/43315Simone JacobsGBR11.39 (5 h7)11.47 (5 h3)
5 h4 r2/43055Eldece ClarkeBAH11.33 (4 h4)11.47 (5 h4)
6 h1 r2/43551Hanitriniaina RakotondrabéMAD11.36 (2 h1)11.43 (6 h1)
6 h2 r2/43806Iryna PukhaUKR11.36 (4 h3)11.42 (6 h2)
6 h3 r2/43392Aikaterini ThanouGRE11.35 (3 h3)11.48 (6 h3)
6 h4 r2/43269Sanna HernesniemiFIN11.39 (5 h6)11.49 (6 h4)
7 h1 r2/43009Heather SamuelANT11.44 (5 h3)11.60 (7 h1)
7 h2 r2/43330Marcia RichardsonGBR11.42 (6 h6)11.55 (7 h2)
7 h3 r2/43362Silke LichtenhagenGER11.30 (3 h4)11.53 (7 h3)
7 h4 r2/43648Myra Mayberry-WilkinsonPUR11.51 (3 h5)11.66 (7 h4)
8 h1 r2/43306Stephi DouglasGBR11.61 (4 h5)11.75 (8 h1)
8 h3 r2/43600Mary Tombiri-ShireyNGR11.50 (4 h2)11.56 (8 h3)
8 h4 r2/43109Zlatka GeorgievaBUL11.74 (4 h1)11.99 (8 h4)
AC h2 r2/43744Susanthika JayasingheSRI11.18 (2 h3)– (AC h2)
5 h1 r1/43508Nataliya VorobyovaKAZ11.91 (5 h1)
5 h2 r1/43218Hermin JosephDMA11.56 (5 h2)
5 h4 r1/43112Petya PendarevaBUL11.59 (5 h4)
5 h5 r1/43170Zandra BorreroCOL11.62 (5 h5)
6 h1 r1/43889Lyudmila DmitriadyUZB12.04 (6 h1)
6 h2 r1/43097Cleide AmaralBRA11.76 (6 h2)
6 h3 r1/43160Yan JiankuiCHN11.46 (6 h3)
6 h4 r1/43140Cydonie MothersillCAY11.61 (6 h4)
6 h5 r1/43740Jerneja PercSLO11.63 (6 h5)
6 h7 r1/43751Mireille DondersSUI11.67 (6 h7)
7 h1 r1/43122Ouk ChanthanCAM14.82 (7 h1)
7 h2 r1/43165Myriam ManiCMR11.76 (7 h2)
7 h3 r1/43171Mirtha BrockCOL11.83 (7 h3)
7 h4 r1/43539Michelle BaptisteLCA11.92 (7 h4)
7 h5 r1/43476Beverly McDonaldJAM12.08 (7 h5)
7 h6 r1/43782Wang Huei-ChenTPE11.70 (7 h6)
7 h7 r1/43523Lee Yeong-SukKOR11.88 (7 h7)
8 h2 r1/43053Elvira CabbarovaAZE11.96 (8 h2)
8 h3 r1/43747Sortelina PiresSTP13.31 (8 h3)
8 h4 r1/43893Natalie MartindaleVIN12.25 (8 h4)
8 h5 r1/43177Isménia do FredericoCPV13.03 (8 h5)
8 h6 r1/43743Nester Geniwala'aSOL13.74 (8 h6)
8 h7 r1/43401Elizabeth ChávezHON12.10 (8 h7)
9 h6 r1/43339Juliana ObiongGEQ13.88 (9 h6)

Round One (26 July 1996)

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

Heat One (10:00)

Wind0.5 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
17Chandra SturrupBAH11.240.158Q
28Hanitriniaina RakotondrabéMAD11.360.201Q
39Irina PrivalovaRUS11.42Q
45Zlatka GeorgievaBUL11.74Q
51Nataliya VorobyovaKAZ11.910.159
62Lyudmila DmitriadyUZB12.040.188
76Ouk ChanthanCAM14.82

Heat Two (10:05)

Wind0.2 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
18Zhanna PintusevychUKR11.200.238Q
24Melanie PaschkeGER11.270.191Q
31Odiah SidibéFRA11.400.187Q
43Mary Tombiri-ShireyNGR11.500.154Q
52Hermin JosephDMA11.560.172
66Cleide AmaralBRA11.760.184
75Myriam ManiCMR11.76
87Elvira CabbarovaAZE11.960.196

Heat Three (10:10)

Wind0.6 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
16Merlene OtteyJAM11.130.187Q
22Susanthika JayasingheSRI11.180.209Q
39Aikaterini ThanouGRE11.35Q
43Iryna PukhaUKR11.360.181Q
57Heather SamuelANT11.440.170q
65Yan JiankuiCHN11.46
78Mirtha BrockCOL11.830.198
81Sortelina PiresSTP13.310.197

Heat Four (10:15)

Wind0.6 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
14Juliet CuthbertJAM11.060.181Q
27D'Andre HillUSA11.110.133Q
32Silke LichtenhagenGER11.300.152Q
49Eldece ClarkeBAH11.33Q
55Petya PendarevaBUL11.59
61Cydonie MothersillCAY11.610.203
73Michelle BaptisteLCA11.920.201
88Natalie MartindaleVIN12.250.196

Heat Five (10:20)

Wind-0.7 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
12Marina TrandenkovaRUS11.200.175Q1
26Chioma AjunwaNGR11.250.163Q
39Myra Mayberry-WilkinsonPUR11.51Q2
47Stephi DouglasGBR11.610.192Q
54Zandra BorreroCOL11.620.167
65Jerneja PercSLO11.63
71Beverly McDonaldJAM12.080.147
88Isménia do FredericoCPV13.030.182

Heat Six (10:25)

Wind0.2 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
19Gwen TorrenceUSA11.110.153Q
25Nataliya Pomoshchnikova-VoronovaRUS11.22Q
34Lucrécia JardimPOR11.320.219Q
43Katerina KoffaGRE11.330.169Q
52Sanna HernesniemiFIN11.390.171q
61Marcia RichardsonGBR11.420.159q
77Wang Huei-ChenTPE11.700.157
88Nester Geniwala'aSOL13.74
96Juliana ObiongGEQ13.88

Heat Seven (10:30)

Wind-0.5 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
15Gail DeversUSA10.920.189Q
27Mary OnyaliNGR11.170.192Q
33Andrea PhilippGER11.320.154Q
49Debbie FergusonBAH11.33Q
54Simone JacobsGBR11.390.179q
66Mireille DondersSUI11.670.149
72Lee Yeong-SukKOR11.880.156
81Elizabeth ChávezHON12.100.184

Quarter-Finals (26 July 1996)

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

Heat One (18:05)

Wind-0.7 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
14Gwen TorrenceUSA11.110.165Q
28Marina TrandenkovaRUS11.150.173Q3
35Chioma AjunwaNGR11.240.167Q
43Odiah SidibéFRA11.380.189Q
51Katerina KoffaGRE11.380.218
67Hanitriniaina RakotondrabéMAD11.430.163
76Heather SamuelANT11.600.199
82Stephi DouglasGBR11.750.180

Heat Two (18:10)

Wind0.0 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
13Gail DeversUSA10.940.175Q
24Mary OnyaliNGR11.080.189Q
37Debbie FergusonBAH11.260.179Q
46Lucrécia JardimPOR11.370.184Q
52Andrea PhilippGER11.380.147
68Iryna PukhaUKR11.420.191
71Marcia RichardsonGBR11.550.164
AC5Susanthika JayasingheSRI0.206DNF

Heat Three (18:15)

Wind-0.9 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
14Juliet CuthbertJAM11.200.207Q
26Chandra SturrupBAH11.210.174Q
35D'Andre HillUSA11.210.155Q
42Irina PrivalovaRUS11.400.195Q
51Simone JacobsGBR11.470.185
68Aikaterini ThanouGRE11.480.186
73Silke LichtenhagenGER11.530.165
87Mary Tombiri-ShireyNGR11.560.182

Heat Four (18:20)

Wind0.0 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
16Merlene OtteyJAM11.020.182Q
24Zhanna PintusevychUKR11.140.206Q
35Nataliya Pomoshchnikova-VoronovaRUS11.170.143Q
43Melanie PaschkeGER11.180.166Q
51Eldece ClarkeBAH11.470.200
67Sanna HernesniemiFIN11.490.157
78Myra Mayberry-WilkinsonPUR11.660.200
82Zlatka GeorgievaBUL11.990.220

Semi-Finals (27 July 1996)

Top four in each heat advanced to the final.

Heat One (19:15)

Wind0.4 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
14Merlene OtteyJAM10.930.176Q
26Gwen TorrenceUSA10.970.138Q
37Marina TrandenkovaRUS11.070.184Q4
43Zhanna PintusevychUKR11.140.147Q
55Chioma AjunwaNGR11.140.202
68D'Andre HillUSA11.200.164
72Debbie FergusonBAH11.280.153
81Odiah SidibéFRA11.350.177

Heat Two (19:20)

Wind-0.1 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
16Gail DeversUSA11.000.177Q
23Mary OnyaliNGR11.040.177Q
32Nataliya Pomoshchnikova-VoronovaRUS11.070.143Q
45Chandra SturrupBAH11.070.163Q
54Juliet CuthbertJAM11.070.166
68Melanie PaschkeGER11.140.200
71Irina PrivalovaRUS11.310.168
87Lucrécia JardimPOR11.320.182

Final (27 July 1996 — 20:45)

Wind-0.7 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
13Gail DeversUSA10.940.166
24Merlene OtteyJAM10.940.166
36Gwen TorrenceUSA10.960.151
48Chandra SturrupBAH11.000.176
57Marina TrandenkovaRUS11.060.1515
62Nataliya Pomoshchnikova-VoronovaRUS11.100.133
71Mary OnyaliNGR11.130.174
85Zhanna PintusevychUKR11.140.176