|Women's 100 metres|
at the Games of the XV Olympiad
|Venue||Helsinki Olympic Stadium|
|Dates||July 21 (round one and quarterfinals)|
July 22 (semifinals and final)
| Athletics at the|
1952 Summer Olympics
|80 m hurdles||women|
|110 m hurdles||men|
|400 m hurdles||men|
|4×100 m relay||men||women|
|4×400 m relay||men|
|10 km walk||men|
|50 km walk||men|
The women's 100 metres sprint event at the 1952 Olympic Games took place on July 21 and July 22. The final was won by Australian Marjorie Jackson, who equalled the world record set in 1936 by Helen Stephens.
The first round was held on July 21. The first two runners of each heat qualified for the second round.
|4||Tang Pai Wah||13.8|
|4||Jorun Askersrud Tangen||13.0|
|3||Alberte de Campou||12.2|
|4||Helena de Menezes||12.5|
|5||Ana María Fontán||12.9|
|1||Shirley Strickland de la Hunty||12.0||Q|
The first three runners from each heat qualified to the semifinals.
|3||Shirley Strickland de la Hunty||12.0||Q|
The first three runners from each heat qualified for the final. Fanny Blankers-Koen withdrew from the competition at this stage.
|1||Marjorie Jackson||11.5||Q, =WR|
|2||Shirley Strickland de la Hunty||11.9||Q|
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