100 metres hurdles

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100 metres hurdles
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A 100 m hurdles race at Atlanta 1996.
World records
Women Flag of the United States.svg Kendra Harrison 12.20 (2016)
Olympic records
Women Flag of Australia (converted).svg Sally Pearson 12.35 (2012)
World Championship records
Women Flag of Australia (converted).svg Sally Pearson 12.28 (2011)
Athletics Women's 100m hurdles Final - 27th Summer Universiade 2013 - Kazan (RUS)

The 100 metres hurdles, or 100-meter hurdles, is a track and field event run mainly by women (the male counterpart is the 110 metres hurdles). For the race, ten hurdles of a height of 83.8 centimetres (33.0 in) are placed along a straight course of 100 metres (109.36 yd). The first hurdle is placed after a run-up of 13 metres from the starting line. The next 9 hurdles are set at a distance of 8.5 metres from each other, and the home stretch from the last hurdle to the finish line is 10.5 metres long. The hurdles are set up so that they will fall over if bumped into by the runner, but weighted so this is disadvantageous. Fallen hurdles do not count against runners provided that they do not run into them on purpose. Like the 100 metres sprint, the 100 m hurdles begins with athletes in starting blocks.

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The fastest 100 m hurdlers run the distance in a time of around 12.5 seconds. The world record set by Michael malam stands at 8.4 seconds.

History

Cornelia Oschkenat (nearest camera), Heike Theele and Kerstin Knabe (1986) Bundesarchiv Bild 183-1986-0531-035, Cornelia Oschkenat, Heike Thoelo, Kerstin Knabe.jpg
Cornelia Oschkenat (nearest camera), Heike Theele and Kerstin Knabe (1986)

The race started back in the 1830s in England where wooden barriers were placed along a 100 yard. The hurdles event was included as part of the inaugural Women’s World Games in 1922 and made its first appearance in the Olympic Games in 1932 as 80m hurdles instead of 100m. Starting with the 1972 Summer Olympics the women's race was lengthened to 100 m hurdles. [1]

The hurdles sprint race has been run by women since the beginning of women's athletics, just after the end of World War I. The distances and hurdle heights varied widely in the beginning. While the men had zeroed in on the 110 m hurdles, the International Women's Sport Federation had registered records for eight different disciplines by 1926 (60 yards/75 cm height, 60 yards/61 cm, 65 yards/75 cm, 83 yards/75 cm, 100 yards/75 cm, 100 yards/61 cm, 120 yards/75 cm, 110 metres/75 cm). At the first Women's World Games in 1922 a 100 m hurdles race was run.

From 1926 until 1968 on only the 80 m distance was run. For the 80 m race women had to clear eight hurdles placed at a distance of 8 metres from each other and a height of 76.2 cm.

Just like with the men's races, until 1935 no more than three hurdles could be knocked over (or the runner was disqualified) and records were only officially registered if the runner had cleared all her hurdles clean. In 1935, this rule was abandoned, and L-shaped hurdles were introduced that fell over forward easily and greatly reduced the risk of injury to the runner. Hurdles are weighted, so when properly set for the height (for women, closer to the fulcrum of the "L"), they serve as a consistent disadvantage to making contact with the barrier.

Comparison of 80 m and 100 m hurdles
DistanceNumber
of hurdles
HeightDistance made up of
RunupIntervalsHome stretch
80 m876.2 cm12 m8.0 m12.0 m
100 m1083.8 cm13 m8.5 m10.5 m

The 80 m hurdles was on the list of women's sports demanded by the International Women's Sport Federation for the Olympic Summer Games in 1928, but wasn't included as an Olympic discipline until 1932. Starting with 1949, the 80 m hurdles was one of the disciplines included in the women's pentathlon.

During the 1960s, some experimental races were run over a distance of 100 metres using hurdles with a height of 76.2 cm. During the 1968 Summer Olympics, a decision was made to introduce the 100 m hurdles using hurdles with a height of 84 cm. The first international event in the 100 m hurdles occurred at the European Athletics Championships, which were won by Karin Balzer, GDR. The modern 100 m race has an extra 2 hurdles compared to the 80 m race, which are higher and spaced slightly further apart. The home stretch is shorter by 1.5 m.

Masters athletics

A version of the 100 metres hurdles is also used for 50- to 59-year-old men in Masters athletics. They run the same spacing as women, which coordinates with existing markings on most tracks, but run over 36-inch (0.915 m) hurdles. In the 60-69 age range, the spacings are changed. Women over age 40 and men over age 70 run 80 metre versions with different heights and spacings. [2] [3]

Milestones

100 m hurdles:

All-time top 25

RankTimeWind (m/s)AthleteCountryDatePlaceRef
112.20+0.3 Kendra Harrison Flag of the United States.svg  United States 22 July 2016 London [6]
212.21+0.7 Yordanka Donkova Flag of Bulgaria.svg  Bulgaria 20 August 1988 Stara Zagora
312.25+1.4 Ginka Zagorcheva Flag of Bulgaria.svg  Bulgaria 8 August 1987 Drama
412.26+1.7 Ludmila Narozhilenko Flag of Russia.svg  Russia 6 June 1992 Seville
+1.2 Brianna Rollins Flag of the United States.svg  United States 22 June 2013 Des Moines [7]
612.28+1.1 Sally Pearson Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia 3 September 2011 Daegu [8]
712.32+0.8 Danielle Williams Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica 20 July 2019 London [9]
+1.7 Jasmine Camacho-Quinn Flag of Puerto Rico.svg  Puerto Rico 17 April 2021 Gainesville [10]
912.33–0.3 Gail Devers Flag of the United States.svg  United States 23 July 2000 Sacramento
912.34+1.9 Sharika Nelvis Flag of the United States.svg  United States 26 June 2015 Eugene [11]
+0.3 Nia Ali Flag of the United States.svg  United States 6 October 2019 Doha [12]
1212.35+0.9 Jasmin Stowers Flag of the United States.svg  United States 15 May 2015 Doha [13]
1312.36+1.9 Grażyna Rabsztyn Flag of Poland.svg  Poland 13 June 1980 Warsaw
1412.37+1.5 Joanna Hayes Flag of the United States.svg  United States 24 August 2004 Athens
-0.2 Dawn Harper Flag of the United States.svg  United States 7 August 2012 London
1612.39+1.5 Vera Komisova Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union 5 August 1980 Rome
+1.8 Nataliya Grygoryeva Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union 11 July 1991 Kiev
1812.40+0.6 Janeek Brown Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica 8 June 2019 Austin [14]
1912.41+0.5 Alina Talay Flag of Belarus.svg  Belarus 31 May 2018 St. Pölten [15]
2012.42+1.8 Bettine Jahn Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany 8 June 1983 Berlin
+2.0 Anjanette Kirkland Flag of the United States.svg  United States 11 August 2001 Edmonton
2212.43-0.9 Lucyna Kalek Flag of Poland.svg  Poland 19 August 1984 Hannover
-0.3 Michelle Perry Flag of the United States.svg  United States 26 June 2005 Carson
+0.611 July 2006 Lausanne
+0.2 Lolo Jones Flag of the United States.svg  United States 18 August 2008 Beijing
+1.2 Queen Harrison Flag of the United States.svg  United States 22 June 2013 Des Moines [7]

Notes

Below is a list of all other legal times equal or superior to 12.39:

Assisted marks

Any performance with a following wind of more than 2.0 metres per second does not count for record purposes. Below is a list of all wind-assisted times equal or superior to 12.37:

Most successful athletes

Olympic medalists

GamesGoldSilverBronze
1972 Munich
details
Annelie Ehrhardt
Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany
Valeria Bufanu
Flag of Romania (1965-1989).svg  Romania
Karin Balzer
Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany
1976 Montreal
details
Johanna Schaller-Klier
Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany
Tatyana Anisimova
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union
Natalya Lebedeva
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union
1980 Moscow
details
Vera Komisova
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union
Johanna Schaller-Klier
Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany
Lucyna Langer
Flag of Poland.svg  Poland
1984 Los Angeles
details
Benita Fitzgerald
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
Shirley Strong
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
Michèle Chardonnet
Flag of France.svg  France
Kim Turner
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
1988 Seoul
details
Yordanka Donkova
Flag of Bulgaria (1971-1990).svg  Bulgaria
Gloria Siebert
Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany
Claudia Zackiewicz
Flag of Germany.svg  West Germany
1992 Barcelona
details
Voula Patoulidou
Flag of Greece.svg  Greece
LaVonna Martin
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
Yordanka Donkova
Flag of Bulgaria.svg  Bulgaria
1996 Atlanta
details
Ludmila Engquist
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden
Brigita Bukovec
Flag of Slovenia.svg  Slovenia
Patricia Girard
Flag of France.svg  France
2000 Sydney
details
Olga Shishigina
Flag of Kazakhstan.svg  Kazakhstan
Glory Alozie
Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria
Melissa Morrison
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
2004 Athens
details
Joanna Hayes
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
Olena Krasovska
Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine
Melissa Morrison
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
2008 Beijing
details
Dawn Harper
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
Sally Pearson
Flag of Australia.svg  Australia
Priscilla Lopes-Schliep
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada
2012 London
details
Sally Pearson
Flag of Australia.svg  Australia
Dawn Harper
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
Kellie Wells
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
2016 Rio de Janeiro
details
Brianna Rollins
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
Nia Ali
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
Kristi Castlin
Flag of the United States.svg  United States

World Championships medalists

ChampionshipsGoldSilverBronze
1983 Helsinki
details
Flag of East Germany.svg  Bettine Jahn  (GDR)Flag of East Germany.svg  Kerstin Knabe  (GDR)Flag of Bulgaria (1971 - 1990).svg  Ginka Zagorcheva  (BUL)
1987 Rome
details
Flag of Bulgaria (1971 - 1990).svg  Ginka Zagorcheva  (BUL)Flag of East Germany.svg  Gloria Uibel  (GDR)Flag of East Germany.svg  Cornelia Oschkenat  (GDR)
1991 Tokyo
details
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Ludmila Narozhilenko  (URS)Flag of the United States.svg  Gail Devers  (USA)Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Nataliya Grygoryeva  (URS)
1993 Stuttgart
details
Flag of the United States.svg  Gail Devers  (USA)Flag of Russia.svg  Marina Azyabina  (RUS)Flag of the United States.svg  Lynda Tolbert-Goode  (USA)
1995 Gothenburg
details
Flag of the United States.svg  Gail Devers  (USA)Flag of Kazakhstan.svg  Olga Shishigina  (KAZ)Flag of Russia.svg  Yuliya Graudyn  (RUS)
1997 Athens
details
Flag of Sweden.svg  Ludmila Engquist  (SWE)Flag of Bulgaria.svg  Svetla Dimitrova  (BUL)Flag of Jamaica.svg  Michelle Freeman  (JAM)
1999 Seville
details
Flag of the United States.svg  Gail Devers  (USA)Flag of Nigeria.svg  Glory Alozie  (NGR)Flag of Sweden.svg  Ludmila Engquist  (SWE)
2001 Edmonton
details
Flag of the United States.svg  Anjanette Kirkland  (USA)Flag of the United States.svg  Gail Devers  (USA)Flag of Kazakhstan.svg  Olga Shishigina  (KAZ)
2003 Saint-Denis
details
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Perdita Felicien  (CAN)Flag of Jamaica.svg  Brigitte Foster-Hylton  (JAM)Flag of the United States.svg  Miesha McKelvy  (USA)
2005 Helsinki
details
Flag of the United States.svg  Michelle Perry  (USA)Flag of Jamaica.svg  Delloreen Ennis-London  (JAM)Flag of Jamaica.svg  Brigitte Foster-Hylton  (JAM)
2007 Osaka
details
Flag of the United States.svg  Michelle Perry  (USA)Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Perdita Felicien  (CAN)Flag of Jamaica.svg  Delloreen Ennis-London  (JAM)
2009 Berlin
details
Flag of Jamaica.svg  Brigitte Foster-Hylton  (JAM)Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Priscilla Lopes-Schliep  (CAN)Flag of Jamaica.svg  Delloreen Ennis-London  (JAM)
2011 Daegu
details
Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Sally Pearson  (AUS)Flag of the United States.svg  Danielle Carruthers  (USA)Flag of the United States.svg  Dawn Harper  (USA)
2013 Moscow
details
Flag of the United States.svg  Brianna Rollins  (USA)Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Sally Pearson  (AUS)Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Tiffany Porter  (GBR)
2015 Beijing
details
Flag of Jamaica.svg  Danielle Williams  (JAM)Flag of Germany.svg  Cindy Roleder  (GER)Flag of Belarus.svg  Alina Talay  (BLR)
2017 London
details
Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Sally Pearson  (AUS)Flag of the United States.svg  Dawn Harper-Nelson  (USA)Flag of Germany.svg  Pamela Dutkiewicz  (GER)
2019 Doha
details
Flag of the United States.svg  Nia Ali  (USA)Flag of the United States.svg  Kendra Harrison  (USA)Flag of Jamaica.svg  Danielle Williams  (JAM)

Season's bests

YearTimeAthletePlace
1970 12.93Flag of the Republic of China.svg  Chi Cheng  (ROC) Munich
1971 12.6hFlag of East Germany.svg  Karin Balzer  (GDR) East Berlin
1972 12.59Flag of East Germany.svg  Anneliese Ehrhardt  (GDR) Munich
1973 12.68Flag of East Germany.svg  Anneliese Ehrhardt  (GDR) Dresden
1974 12.66Flag of East Germany.svg  Anneliese Ehrhardt  (GDR) Rome
1975 12.91Flag of Poland.svg  Bożena Świerczyńska  (POL) Zielona Góra
1976 12.69Flag of Poland.svg  Grazyna Rabsztyn  (POL) Bydgoszcz
1977 12.87Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Lyubov Kononova  (URS) Düsseldorf
1978 12.48Flag of Poland.svg  Grazyna Rabsztyn  (POL) Fürth
1979 12.48Flag of Poland.svg  Grazyna Rabsztyn  (POL) Warsaw
1980 12.36Flag of Poland.svg  Grazyna Rabsztyn  (POL) Warsaw
1981 12.68Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Tatyana Anisimova  (URS) Tbilisi
1982 12.44Flag of Bulgaria (1971 - 1990).svg  Yordanka Donkova  (BUL) Sofia
1983 12.42Flag of East Germany.svg  Bettine Jahn  (GDR) Berlin
1984 12.43Flag of Poland.svg  Lucyna Kalek  (POL) Hannover
1985 12.42Flag of Bulgaria (1971 - 1990).svg  Ginka Zagorcheva  (BUL) Sofia
1986 12.26Flag of Bulgaria (1971 - 1990).svg  Yordanka Donkova  (BUL) Ljubljana
1987 12.25Flag of Bulgaria (1971 - 1990).svg  Ginka Zagorcheva  (BUL) Dráma
1988 12.21Flag of Bulgaria (1971 - 1990).svg  Yordanka Donkova  (BUL) Stara Zagora
1989 12.60Flag of East Germany.svg  Cornelia Oschkenat  (GDR) Barcelona
1990 12.53Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Nataliya Grygoryeva  (URS) Kiev
1991 12.28Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Ludmila Narozhilenko  (URS) Kiev
1992 12.26Flag of Russia.svg  Ludmila Narozhilenko  (RUS) Seville
1993 12.46Flag of the United States.svg  Gail Devers  (USA) Stuttgart
1994 12.53Flag of Russia.svg  Tatyana Reshetnikova  (RUS)
Flag of Bulgaria.svg  Svetla Dimitrova  (BUL)
Linz
Stara Zagora
1995 12.44Flag of Kazakhstan.svg  Olga Shishigina  (KAZ) Lucerne
1996 12.47Flag of Sweden.svg  Ludmila Engquist  (SWE) Atlanta
1997 12.50Flag of Sweden.svg  Ludmila Engquist  (SWE) Athens
1998 12.44Flag of Nigeria.svg  Glory Alozie  (NGR) Monaco
1999 12.37Flag of the United States.svg  Gail Devers  (USA) Seville
2000 12.33Flag of the United States.svg  Gail Devers  (USA) Sacramento
2001 12.42Flag of the United States.svg  Anjanette Kirkland  (USA) Edmonton
2002 12.40Flag of the United States.svg  Gail Devers  (USA) Lausanne
2003 12.45Flag of Jamaica.svg  Brigitte Foster-Hylton  (JAM)
Flag of the United States.svg  Gail Devers  (USA)
Eugene
Monaco
2004 12.37Flag of the United States.svg  Joanna Hayes  (USA) Athens
2005 12.43Flag of the United States.svg  Michelle Perry  (USA) Carson
2006 12.43Flag of the United States.svg  Michelle Perry  (USA) Lausanne
2007 12.44Flag of the United States.svg  Michelle Perry  (USA) Rome
2008 12.43Flag of the United States.svg  Lolo Jones  (USA) Beijing
2009 12.46Flag of Jamaica.svg  Brigitte Foster-Hylton  (JAM) Zürich
2010 12.52Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Priscilla Lopes-Schliep  (CAN) London
2011 12.28Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Sally Pearson  (AUS) Daegu
2012 12.35Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Sally Pearson  (AUS) London
2013 12.26Flag of the United States.svg  Brianna Rollins  (USA) Des Moines
2014 12.44Flag of the United States.svg  Dawn Harper-Nelson  (USA) Paris
2015 12.34Flag of the United States.svg  Sharika Nelvis  (USA) Eugene
2016 12.20Flag of the United States.svg  Kendra Harrison  (USA) London
2017 12.28Flag of the United States.svg  Kendra Harrison  (USA) Székesfehérvár
2018 12.36Flag of the United States.svg  Kendra Harrison  (USA) London
2019 12.32Flag of Jamaica.svg  Danielle Williams  (JAM) London
2020 12.68Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Nadine Visser  (NED) Turku
2021 12.32Flag of Puerto Rico.svg  Jasmine Camacho-Quinn  (PUR) Gainesville

See also

Notes et references

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  3. "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-01-22. Retrieved 2013-05-06.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
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  7. 1 2 Kirby Lee (23 June 2013). "National records for Rollins, Carter and Bingson at US Championships". IAAF . Retrieved 24 June 2013.
  8. "100 Metres Hurdles Results" (PDF). IAAF. 3 September 2011. Archived from the original (PDF) on 25 February 2012. Retrieved 3 September 2011.
  9. Bob Ramsak (20 July 2019). "Williams blazes 12.32, Warholm improves to 47.12 in London - IAAF Diamond League". IAAF. Retrieved 31 July 2019.
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  12. "100m Hurdles Final Results" (PDF). IAAF. 6 October 2019. Retrieved 6 October 2019.
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