|Women's 100 metres|
at the Games of the XX Olympiad
|Dates||September 1 & 2|
|Competitors||47 from 33 nations|
|Winning time||11.07 WR|
| Athletics at the|
1972 Summer Olympics
|100 m hurdles||women|
|110 m hurdles||men|
|400 m hurdles||men|
|4×100 m relay||men||women|
|4×400 m relay||men||women|
|20 km walk||men|
|50 km walk||men|
The women's 100 metres sprint event at the 1972 Olympic Games took place on September 1 & 2.
Top five in each heat (blue) and the next two fastest (pink) advanced to quarterfinal round.
|3||Wilma van Gool||4||11.43|
|6||María Luisa Vilca||5||11.85|
Top four in each heat advanced to semifinal round (blue).
|5||Wilma van Gool||7||11.47|
Top four in each heat advanced to the final round (blue).
Key: WR = world record; DNS = did not start; T = Tie
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