Athletics at the 2004 Summer Olympics – Women's 100 metres

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Women's 100 metres
at the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad
Venue Athens Olympic Stadium
Date20–21 August
Competitors63 from 56 nations
Winning time10.93 s
Medalists
Gold medal icon.svg Yulia Nestsiarenka Flag of Belarus (1995-2012).svg  Belarus
Silver medal icon.svg Lauryn Williams Flag of the United States.svg  United States
Bronze medal icon.svg Veronica Campbell Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica
  2000
2008  

The women's 100 metres at the 2004 Summer Olympics as part of the athletics program were held at the Athens Olympic Stadium from August 20 to 21. [1]

Contents

In the first round, the first three runners from each of the eight heats, together with the eight next fastest overall runners (8×3+8=32), automatically qualified for the second round. In the second round, these thirty-two runners competed in four heats, with the first three from each heat and the four next fastest overall (4×3+4=16) advancing to the semifinals. In the semifinals, only the first four runners from each of the two heats move on to the final (2×4=8).

With some of the world's most promising sprinters, including 2000 Olympic champion Marion Jones and home favorite Ekaterini Thanou, absent, the race had become widely open in the final. The start was notably uneven as Bulgaria's Ivet Lalova and Jamaica's Sherone Simpson jumped into upright running positions quickly from the blocks, while Simpson's Jamaican teammates Aleen Bailey and Veronica Campbell and American favorite Lauryn Williams got out behind. Campbell further seemed to stumble while Williams powerfully overstride from last into the lead in the middle of the track by the halfway mark. Simpson faded quickly from her fast start being overtaken by Belarusian sprinter Yulia Nestsiarenka, who attempted to find her stride with just 30 metres into the race on the outside. While Williams and Campbell found their stride to maintain a commanding lead towards the 60-metre mark, Nestsiarenka held off a late charge to continue her march past the field and produce a storming finish with a Belarusian record of 10.93 seconds, making her the nation's first Olympic champion in this event. [2] Following an unexpected victory from Nestsiarenka, Williams edged the fast closing Campbell for a silver medal by a hundredth of a second, finishing at 10.96. [3] [4]

Records

Prior to the competition, the existing World and Olympic records were as follows.

World recordFlag of the United States.svg  Florence Griffith-Joyner  (USA)10.49 s Indianapolis, United States 16 July 1988
Olympic recordFlag of the United States.svg  Florence Griffith-Joyner  (USA)10.62 s Seoul, South Korea 24 September 1988

No new records were set during the competition.

Qualification

The qualification period for Athletics was 1 January 2003 to 9 August 2004. For the women's 200 metres, each National Olympic Committee was permitted to enter up to three athletes that had run the race in 11.30 seconds or faster during the qualification period. If an NOC had no athletes that qualified under that standard, one athlete that had run the race in 11.40 seconds or faster could be entered.

Schedule

All times are Eastern European Summer Time (UTC+3)

DateTimeRound
Friday, 20 August 200410:50
20:10
Round 1
Quarterfinals
Saturday, 21 August 200420:20
22:55
Semifinals
Final

Results

Round 1

Qualification rule: The first three finishers in each heat (Q) plus the next eight fastest overall runners (q) qualified for the next round. [5]

Heat 1

Wind: +0.5 m/s

RankLaneAthleteNationReactionTimeNotes
12 Aleen Bailey Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica 0.23211.20Q
23 Véronique Mang Flag of France.svg  France 0.18611.24Q, PB
38 Debbie Ferguson Flag of the Bahamas.svg  Bahamas 0.18911.30Q
47 Mercy Nku Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria 0.16411.37q
55 Liliana Allen Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico 0.15411.42q, SB
61 Geraldine Pillay Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa 0.17811.44
76 Tit Linda Sou Flag of Cambodia.svg  Cambodia 0.23513.47PB
84 Katura Marae Flag of Vanuatu.svg  Vanuatu 13.49SB

Heat 2

Wind: +0.9 m/s

RankLaneAthleteNationReactionTimeNotes
13 Yulia Nestsiarenka Flag of Belarus (1995-2012).svg  Belarus 0.24010.94Q, NR
24 Merlene Ottey Flag of Slovenia.svg  Slovenia 0.19511.14Q
32 Larisa Kruglova Flag of Russia.svg  Russia 0.20711.23Q, =PB
46 Guzel Khubbieva Flag of Uzbekistan.svg  Uzbekistan 0.15311.31q
55 Rakia Al-Gassra Flag of Bahrain.svg  Bahrain 0.25011.49 NR
67 Winneth Dube Flag of Zimbabwe.svg  Zimbabwe 0.21111.56
71 Evangeleen Ikelap Flag of the Federated States of Micronesia.svg  Federated States of Micronesia 0.22113.50=PB
88 Danah Al-Nasrallah Flag of Kuwait.svg  Kuwait 13.92 NR

Heat 3

Wind: −0.7 m/s

RankLaneAthleteNationReactionTimeNotes
17 Lauryn Williams Flag of the United States.svg  United States 0.24711.16Q
21 Irina Khabarova Flag of Russia.svg  Russia 0.15411.32Q
34 Fana Ashby Flag of Trinidad and Tobago.svg  Trinidad and Tobago 0.17711.43Q
48 Affoué Amandine Allou Flag of Cote d'Ivoire.svg  Ivory Coast 0.18211.46
52 Melisa Murillo Flag of Colombia.svg  Colombia 0.18511.67
66 Elena Bobrovskaya Flag of Kyrgyzstan.svg  Kyrgyzstan 0.18011.76
75 Ngerak Florencio Flag of Palau.svg  Palau 0.22212.76PB
83 Aminata Kamissoko Flag of Mauritania (1959-2017).svg  Mauritania 0.17913.49

Heat 4

Wind: −0.1 m/s

RankLaneAthleteNationReactionTimeNotes
18 Yuliya Tabakova Flag of Russia.svg  Russia 0.21711.22Q
25 Sherone Simpson Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica 0.17311.27Q
32 Chandra Sturrup Flag of the Bahamas.svg  Bahamas 0.13811.37Q, SB
46 Bettina Müller Flag of Austria.svg  Austria 0.16211.39q
51 Johanna Manninen Flag of Finland.svg  Finland 0.15711.45
67 Sina Schielke Flag of Germany.svg  Germany 0.19411.46
74 Kaitinano Mwemweata Flag of Kiribati.svg  Kiribati 0.25713.07PB
83 Philaylack Sackpraseuth Flag of Laos.svg  Laos 13.42

Heat 5

Wind: −0.8 m/s

RankLaneAthleteNationReactionTimeNotes
11 LaTasha Colander Flag of the United States.svg  United States 0.17811.31Q
27 Endurance Ojokolo Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria 0.20311.36Q
32 Natasha Mayers Flag of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.svg  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 0.15811.45Q
44 Tetyana Tkalich Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine 0.21011.58
56 Basma Al-Eshosh Flag of Jordan.svg  Jordan 0.19912.09 NR
68 Aleksandra Vojnevska Flag of Macedonia.svg  Macedonia 0.19312.15
73 Li Xuemei Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China 0.19012.21
85 Jenny Keni Flag of the Solomon Islands.svg  Solomon Islands 12.76

Heat 6

Wind: −0.3 m/s

RankLaneAthleteNationReactionTimeNotes
11 Veronica Campbell Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica 0.16611.17Q
24 Zhanna Block Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine 0.18611.27Q
36 Gail Devers Flag of the United States.svg  United States 0.21511.29Q
47 La Verne Jones Flag of the United States Virgin Islands.svg  Virgin Islands 0.24611.38q
53 Agne Eggerth Flag of Lithuania.svg  Lithuania 0.17711.44
68 Heather Samuel Flag of Antigua and Barbuda.svg  Antigua and Barbuda 0.15812.05
72 Robina Muqim Yaar Flag of Afghanistan.svg  Afghanistan 0.24114.14 NR
85 Fartun Abukar Omar Flag of Somalia.svg  Somalia 14.29PB

Heat 7

Wind: 0.0 m/s

RankLaneAthleteNationReactionTimeNotes
16 Vida Anim Flag of Ghana.svg  Ghana 0.17411.14Q, NR
12 Christine Arron Flag of France.svg  France 0.17211.14Q
31 Kim Gevaert Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium 0.14811.18Q
44 Karin Mayr-Krifka Flag of Austria.svg  Austria 0.16511.40q
57 Rosemar Coelho Neto Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil 0.23711.43q
63 Mae Koime Flag of Papua New Guinea.svg  Papua New Guinea 0.19512.00 NR
78 Hawanatu Bangura Flag of Sierra Leone.svg  Sierra Leone 0.17612.11
85 Alaa Jassim Flag of Iraq (2004-2008).svg  Iraq 12.70

Heat 8

Wind: −0.3 m/s

RankLaneAthleteNationReactionTimeNotes
14 Ivet Lalova Flag of Bulgaria.svg  Bulgaria 0.15911.16Q
23 Abi Oyepitan Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain 0.18111.23Q
38 Lyubov Perepelova Flag of Uzbekistan.svg  Uzbekistan 0.20811.30Q
42 Delphine Atangana Flag of Cameroon.svg  Cameroon 0.16611.40q
57 Viktoriya Koviyreva Flag of Kazakhstan.svg  Kazakhstan 0.20711.62
65 Marine Ghazaryan Flag of Armenia.svg  Armenia 0.17712.29
76 Carol Mokola Flag of Zambia.svg  Zambia 0.21012.35

Quarterfinals

Qualification rule: The first three finishers in each heat (Q) plus the next four fastest overall runners (q) advance to the semifinals. [6]

Quarterfinal 1

Wind: +0.2 m/s

RankLaneAthleteNationReactionTimeNotes
16 Christine Arron Flag of France.svg  France 0.19211.10Q
24 Veronica Campbell Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica 0.21211.18Q
33 Abi Oyepitan Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain 0.19811.28Q
47 Gail Devers Flag of the United States.svg  United States 0.20711.31q
55 Irina Khabarova Flag of Russia.svg  Russia 0.18911.32
62 La Verne Jones Flag of the United States Virgin Islands.svg  Virgin Islands 0.24911.44
71 Chandra Sturrup Flag of the Bahamas.svg  Bahamas 0.18511.46
88 Delphine Atangana Flag of Cameroon.svg  Cameroon 0.18911.60

Quarterfinal 2

Wind: 0.0 m/s

RankLaneAthleteNationReactionTimeNotes
15 Lauryn Williams Flag of the United States.svg  United States 0.21411.03Q
26 Ivet Lalova Flag of Bulgaria.svg  Bulgaria 0.16211.09Q
38 Debbie Ferguson Flag of the Bahamas.svg  Bahamas 0.18811.16Q
42 Lyubov Perepelova Flag of Uzbekistan.svg  Uzbekistan 0.21211.26q
54 Zhanna Block Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine 0.18611.27q
63 Véronique Mang Flag of France.svg  France 0.19011.39
77 Bettina Müller Flag of Austria.svg  Austria 0.19611.50
81 Karin Mayr-Krifka Flag of Austria.svg  Austria 0.20311.55

Quarterfinal 3

Wind: −0.1 m/s

RankLaneAthleteNationReactionTimeNotes
14 Sherone Simpson Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica 0.15711.09Q
26 Aleen Bailey Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica 0.22011.12Q
35 Merlene Ottey Flag of Slovenia.svg  Slovenia 0.17911.24Q
48 Larisa Kruglova Flag of Russia.svg  Russia 0.19611.36
51 Mercy Nku Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria 0.15411.39
67 Liliana Allen Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico 0.17511.52
72 Fana Ashby Flag of Trinidad and Tobago.svg  Trinidad and Tobago 0.17811.54
3 Vida Anim Flag of Ghana.svg  Ghana 0.175DNF

Quarterfinal 4

Wind: +0.3 m/s

RankLaneAthleteNationReactionTimeNotes
14 Yulia Nestsiarenka Flag of Belarus (1995-2012).svg  Belarus 0.20610.99Q
22 Kim Gevaert Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium 0.15511.17Q
33 LaTasha Colander Flag of the United States.svg  United States 0.17611.20Q
45 Yuliya Tabakova Flag of Russia.svg  Russia 0.20411.25q
56 Endurance Ojokolo Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria 0.17111.35
68 Guzel Khubbieva Flag of Uzbekistan.svg  Uzbekistan 0.14711.35
71 Rosemar Coelho Neto Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil 0.19411.45
7 Natasha Mayers Flag of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.svg  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines DNS

Semifinals

Qualification rule: The first four runners in each semifinal heat (Q) moves on to the final. [7]

Semifinal 1

Wind: +0.1 m/s

RankLaneAthleteNationReactionTimeNotes
15 Yulia Nestsiarenka Flag of Belarus (1995-2012).svg  Belarus 0.16710.92Q, NR
26 Veronica Campbell Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica 0.16510.93Q, PB
33 Ivet Lalova Flag of Bulgaria.svg  Bulgaria 0.15511.04Q
47 Debbie Ferguson Flag of the Bahamas.svg  Bahamas 0.16811.04Q, SB
51 Abi Oyepitan Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain 0.14011.18
64 Christine Arron Flag of France.svg  France 0.17511.21
72 Gail Devers Flag of the United States.svg  United States 0.16511.22
88 Yuliya Tabakova Flag of Russia.svg  Russia 0.17911.25

Semifinal 2

Wind: −0.1 m/s

RankLaneAthleteNationReactionTimeNotes
16 Lauryn Williams Flag of the United States.svg  United States 0.20511.01Q
24 Sherone Simpson Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica 0.15411.03Q
35 Aleen Bailey Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica 0.20611.13Q
47 LaTasha Colander Flag of the United States.svg  United States 0.18111.18Q
51 Merlene Ottey Flag of Slovenia.svg  Slovenia 0.16511.21
62 Zhanna Block Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine 0.15911.23SB
73 Kim Gevaert Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium 0.20011.40
88 Lyubov Perepelova Flag of Uzbekistan.svg  Uzbekistan 0.15811.40

Final

Wind: −0.1 m/s [8]

RankLaneAthleteNationReactionTimeNotes
Gold medal icon.svg6 Yulia Nestsiarenka Flag of Belarus (1995-2012).svg  Belarus 0.18610.93
Silver medal icon.svg4 Lauryn Williams Flag of the United States.svg  United States 0.21210.96PB
Bronze medal icon.svg3 Veronica Campbell Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica 0.19910.97
41 Ivet Lalova Flag of Bulgaria.svg  Bulgaria 0.15411.00
52 Aleen Bailey Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica 0.20811.05
65 Sherone Simpson Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica 0.16411.07
78 Debbie Ferguson Flag of the Bahamas.svg  Bahamas 0.17711.16
87 LaTasha Colander Flag of the United States.svg  United States 0.18311.18

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