1983 World Championships in Athletics – Women's 100 metres

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These are the official results of the Women's 100 metres event at the 1983 IAAF World Championships in Helsinki, Finland. There were a total number of 49 participating athletes, with seven qualifying heats and the final held on Monday 1983-08-08.

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Evelyn Ashford set the World record just over a month before this meet (at altitude). In the semi-finals, she dusted one of the East German favorites Marita Koch eased up by almost a tenth of a second out in lane 8. As the number 1 qualifier, she still was placed in lane 2, with number 2 qualifier, winner of the other semi-final Marlies Oelsner-Göhr across the track in lane 8. Koch was given lane 4 again.

At the start, Koch and Ashford were out fast, about even 40 metres into the race. Suddenly Ashford jumped, leaning back and hopping to stay off her leg as her hamstring exploded before collapsing to the track. Göhr gained steadily on her teammate Koch, passing her with more closing speed 20 meters out. Sensing a further challenge from Diane Williams next to her, Koch leaned at the finish to hold on to second.

Medalists

Gold Flag of East Germany.svg Marlies Göhr
East Germany (GDR)
Silver Flag of East Germany.svg Marita Koch
East Germany (GDR)
Bronze Flag of the United States.svg Diane Williams
United States (USA)

Records

Existing records at the start of the event.

World RecordFlag of the United States.svg  Evelyn Ashford  (USA)10.79 Colorado Springs, USA July 3, 1983
Championship RecordNew event

Final

RANKFINAL Wind: -0.5TIME
Med 1.png Flag of East Germany.svg  Marlies Göhr  (GDR)10.97 CR
Med 2.png Flag of East Germany.svg  Marita Koch  (GDR)11.02
Med 3.png Flag of the United States.svg  Diane Williams  (USA)11.06
4.Flag of Jamaica.svg  Merlene Ottey  (JAM)11.19
5.Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Angela Bailey  (CAN)11.20
6.Flag of Finland.svg  Helinä Marjamaa  (FIN)11.24
7.Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Angella Taylor  (CAN)11.30
Flag of the United States.svg  Evelyn Ashford  (USA)DNF

Semifinals

RANKHEAT 1 Wind: -0.5TIME
1.Flag of East Germany.svg  Marlies Göhr  (GDR)11.05
2.Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Angela Bailey  (CAN)11.18
3.Flag of the United States.svg  Diane Williams  (USA)11.21
4.Flag of Finland.svg  Helinä Marjamaa  (FIN)11.29
5.Flag of East Germany.svg  Silke Gladisch  (GDR)11.30
6.Flag of Bulgaria (1971 - 1990).svg  Anelia Nuneva  (BUL)11.31
7.Flag of the United States.svg  Alice Brown  (USA)11.33
8.Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Shirley Thomas  (GBR)11.53


RANKHEAT 2 Wind: -0.6TIME
1.Flag of the United States.svg  Evelyn Ashford  (USA)10.99
2.Flag of East Germany.svg  Marita Koch  (GDR)11.08
3.Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Angella Taylor  (CAN)11.22
4.Flag of Jamaica.svg  Merlene Ottey  (JAM)11.26
5.Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Olga Antonova  (URS)11.30
6.Flag of Bulgaria (1971 - 1990).svg  Nadezhda Georgieva  (BUL)11.36
7.Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Heather Oakes  (GBR)11.50
8.Flag of France.svg  Rose-Aimée Bacoul  (FRA)11.59

Quarterfinals

RANKHEAT 1 Wind: +0.8TIME
1.Flag of Bulgaria (1971 - 1990).svg  Anelia Nuneva  (BUL)11.20
2.Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Angella Taylor  (CAN)11.24
3.Flag of the United States.svg  Alice Brown  (USA)11.30
4.Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Olga Antonova  (URS)11.32
5.Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Els Vader  (NED)11.56
6.Flag of Jamaica.svg  Leleith Hodges  (JAM)11.63
7.Flag of France.svg  Marie-France Loval  (FRA)11.79
8.Flag of Germany.svg  Monika Hirsch  (FRG)11.91


RANKHEAT 2 Wind: -0.6TIME
1.Flag of East Germany.svg  Marita Koch  (GDR)11.25
2.Flag of Jamaica.svg  Merlene Ottey  (JAM)11.33
3.Flag of Finland.svg  Helinä Marjamaa  (FIN)11.34
4.Flag of Bulgaria (1971 - 1990).svg  Nadezhda Georgieva  (BUL)11.43
5.Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Beverley Callender  (GBR)11.48
6.Flag of Brazil (1968-1992).svg  Esmeralda de Jesus Garcia  (BRA)11.64
7.Flag of Denmark.svg  Dorthe A. Rasmussen  (DEN)11.67
8.Flag of the Philippines (navy blue).svg  Lydia de Vega  (PHI)11.90


RANKHEAT 3 Wind: -0.2TIME
1.Flag of the United States.svg  Diane Williams  (USA)11.25
2.Flag of East Germany.svg  Silke Gladisch  (GDR)11.36
3.Flag of France.svg  Rose-Aimée Bacoul  (FRA)11.42
4.Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Shirley Thomas  (GBR)11.48
5.Flag of Nigeria.svg  Rufina Ubah  (NGR)11.60
6.Flag of the Bahamas.svg  Pauline Davis  (BAH)11.62
7.Flag of Jamaica.svg  Juliet Cuthbert  (JAM)11.67
8.Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Radislava Šoborová  (TCH)11.90


RANKHEAT 4 Wind: -0.2TIME
1.Flag of the United States.svg  Evelyn Ashford  (USA)11.11
2.Flag of East Germany.svg  Marlies Göhr  (GDR)11.16
3.Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Angela Bailey  (CAN)11.36
4.Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Heather Oakes  (GBR)11.57
5.Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Marina Romanova  (URS)11.61
6.Flag of Sweden.svg  Lena Möller  (SWE)11.75
7.Flag of France.svg  Laurence Bily  (FRA)11.76
8.Flag of Chinese Taipei for Olympic games.svg  Shen Shu-foog  (TPE)12.17

Qualifying heats

RANKHEAT 1 Wind: +1.1TIME
1.Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Olga Antonova  (URS)11.26
2.Flag of East Germany.svg  Marlies Göhr  (GDR)11.34
3.Flag of Brazil (1968-1992).svg  Esmeralda de Jesus Garcia  (BRA)11.57
4.Flag of Jamaica.svg  Leleith Hodges  (JAM)11.58
5.Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Radislava Šoborová  (TCH)11.80
6.Flag of Ghana.svg  Mary Mensah  (GHA)12.26
7.Flag of the British Virgin Islands.svg  Rose Phillips-King  (IVB)12.87


RANKHEAT 2 Wind: +0.9TIME
1.Flag of East Germany.svg  Marita Koch  (GDR)11.24
2.Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Angela Bailey  (CAN)11.31
3.Flag of France.svg  Rose-Aimée Bacoul  (FRA)11.38
4.Flag of Denmark.svg  Dorthe A. Rasmussen  (DEN)11.42
5.Flag of Germany.svg  Monika Hirsch  (FRG)11.73
6.Flag of Benin (1975-1990).svg  Felicite Bada  (BEN)13.15
Flag of Cameroon.svg  Mesode Ruth Enang  (CMR)DNS


RANKHEAT 3 Wind: +1.2TIME
1.Flag of the United States.svg  Diane Williams  (USA)11.23
2.Flag of Finland.svg  Helinä Marjamaa  (FIN)11.47
3.Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Beverley Callender  (GBR)11.65
4.Flag of Nigeria.svg  Rufina Ubah  (NGR)11.67
5.Flag of Trinidad and Tobago.svg  Esther Hope  (TRI)12.19
6.Flag of Barbados.svg  June Caddle  (BAR)12.56
7.Flag of Burundi.svg  Judith Nimpaye  (BDI)14.65


RANKHEAT 4 Wind: +0.9TIME
1.Flag of the United States.svg  Evelyn Ashford  (USA)11.15
2.Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Marina Romanova  (URS)11.54
3.Flag of the Bahamas.svg  Pauline Davis  (BAH)11.56
4.Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Els Vader  (NED)11.58
5.Flag of Sweden.svg  Lena Möller  (SWE)11.62
6.Flag of The Gambia.svg  Amie Ndow  (GAM)12.63
Flag of Turkey.svg  Semra Aksu  (TUR)DNS


RANKHEAT 5 Wind: +1.6TIME
1.Flag of Jamaica.svg  Merlene Ottey  (JAM)11.30
2.Flag of Bulgaria (1971 - 1990).svg  Anelia Nuneva  (BUL)11.43
3.Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Heather Oakes  (GBR)11.60
4.Flag of France.svg  Marie-France Loval  (FRA)11.71
5.Flag of Thailand.svg  Walapa Tangjitnusorn  (THA)12.26
6.Flag of South Korea.svg  Mo Myong-hee  (KOR)12.26
7.Flag of Nicaragua.svg  Marisol Garcia  (NCA)12.99


RANKHEAT 6 Wind: +0.3TIME
1.Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Angella Taylor  (CAN)11.45
2.Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Shirley Thomas  (GBR)11.54
3.Flag of Bulgaria (1971 - 1990).svg  Nadezhda Georgieva  (BUL)11.58
4.Flag of Antigua and Barbuda.svg  Ruperta Charles  (ATG)12.18
5.Flag of the Netherlands Antilles.svg  Evelyne Farrell  (AHO)12.19
6.Flag of Peru.svg  Carmela Bolivár  (PER)12.31
7.Flag of Nepal.svg  Pushpa Bhatta  (NEP)13.89


RANKHEAT 7 Wind: +2.1TIME
1.Flag of the United States.svg  Alice Brown  (USA)11.26 w
2.Flag of East Germany.svg  Silke Gladisch  (GDR)11.28 w
3.Flag of France.svg  Laurence Bily  (FRA)11.53 w
4.Flag of Jamaica.svg  Juliet Cuthbert  (JAM)11.58 w
5.Flag of the Philippines (navy blue).svg  Lydia de Vega  (PHI)11.74 w
6.Flag of Chinese Taipei for Olympic games.svg  Shen Shu-foog  (TPE)11.85 w
7.Flag of Guinea.svg  Koumba Kante  (GUI)13.37 w

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