|Women's 100 metres|
at the Games of the XXIX Olympiad
|Venue||Beijing National Stadium|
|Dates||August 16 (heats)|
August 17 (semifinal and final)
|Competitors||85 from 69 nations|
|Winning time||10.78 s|
| Athletics at the|
2008 Summer Olympics
|100 m hurdles||women|
|110 m hurdles||men|
|400 m hurdles||men||women|
| 3000 m|
|4 × 100 m relay||men||women|
|4 × 400 m relay||men||women|
|20 km walk||men||women|
|50 km walk||men|
The Women's 100 metres at the 2008 Summer Olympics took place on August 16 (heats) and 17 (final) at the Beijing National Stadium.
The qualifying standards for the 2008 event were 11.32 s (A standard) and 11.42 s (B standard).
Jamaica dominated the event with athlete Shelly-Ann Fraser taking the gold and Sherone Simpson and Kerron Stewart taking the silver. Officially, no bronze medal was awarded as Simpson and Stewart finished with an equal time of 10.98 seconds in the second place.Taking all three medals, it was a Jamaican sweep.
Prior to this competition, the existing world and Olympic records were as follows:
|World record||Florence Griffith-Joyner (USA)||10.49 s||Indianapolis, United States||16 July 1988|
|Olympic record||Florence Griffith-Joyner (USA)||10.62 s||Seoul, South Korea||24 September 1988|
No new world or Olympic records were set for this event.
All times shown are in seconds.
Qualification: First 3 in each heat (Q) and the next 10 fastest (q) advance to the quarterfinals.
|3||8||Daria Korczyńska||Poland||11.22||Q, PB|
|5||1||Torri Edwards||United States||11.26||Q|
|7||1||Jeanette Kwakye||Great Britain||11.30||Q|
|9||10||Ezinne Okparaebo||Norway||11.32||Q, NR|
|3||Muna Lee||United States||Q|
|14||7||Montell Douglas||Great Britain||11.36||Q|
|16||2||Lauryn Williams||United States||11.38||Q|
|17||4||Kelly Ann Baptiste||Trinidad and Tobago||11.39||Q|
|20||10||Laverne Jones-Ferrette||Virgin Islands||11.41||Q|
|24||7||Virgen Benavides||Cuba||11.45||Q, SB|
|2||Tahesia Harrigan||British Virgin Islands||Q, SB|
|28||3||Virgil Hodge||Saint Kitts and Nevis||11.48||q|
|31||4||Semoy Hackett||Trinidad and Tobago||11.53||q|
|8||Sasha Springer-Jones||Trinidad and Tobago||q, SB|
|34||2||Lucimar de Moura||Brazil||11.60||q|
|38||6||Ruddy Zang Milama||Gabon||11.62||Q|
|39||1||Myriam Leonie Mani||Cameroon||11.64||Q|
|6||Laura Turner||Great Britain|
|5||Thi Huong Vu||Vietnam||Q|
|44||8||Mae Koime||Papua New Guinea||11.68|
|48||4||Affoué Amandine Allou||Ivory Coast||11.75|
|54||5||Sonia Williams||Antigua and Barbuda||12.04|
|58||7||Fatou Tiyana||The Gambia||12.25||PB|
|60||3||Kin Yee Wan||Hong Kong||12.37|
|62||7||Beauty Nazmun Nahar||Bangladesh||12.52|
|63||10||Michaela Kargbo||Sierra Leone||12.54|
|64||8||Hiniksia Albertine Ndikert||Chad||12.55|
|65||8||Franka Magali||Democratic Republic of the Congo||12.57||PB|
|10||Chandra Kala Thapa||Nepal|
|75||6||Pauline Kwalea||Solomon Islands||13.28||PB|
|80||9||Maria Ikelap||Federated States of Micronesia||13.73||SB|
|84||4||Fathia Ali Bourrale||Djibouti||14.29|
Qualification: First 3 in each heat (Q) and the next 1 fastest (q) advance to the Semifinals.
|4||4||Lauryn Williams||United States||11.07||Q|
|5||2||Muna Lee||United States||11.08||Q|
|7||1||Yevgeniya Polyakova||Russia||11.13||Q, SB|
|8||4||Yulia Nestsiarenka||Belarus||11.14||q, SB|
|10||1||Jeanette Kwakye||Great Britain||11.18||Q, PB|
|13||5||Torri Edwards||United States||11.31||Q|
|15||5||Lina Grincikaite||Lithuania||11.33||Q, PB|
|4||Tahesia Harrigan||British Virgin Islands||SB|
|18||2||Montell Douglas||Great Britain||11.38|
|22||2||Kelly-Ann Baptiste||Trinidad and Tobago||11.42|
|23||1||Virgil Hodge||Saint Kitts and Nevis||11.45|
|25||4||Semoy Hackett||Trinidad and Tobago||11.46|
|29||1||LaVerne Jones-Ferrette||Virgin Islands||11.55|
|33||5||Ruddy Zang Milama||Gabon||11.59|
|34||1||Myriam Léonie Mani||Cameroon||11.65|
|1||Ene Franca Idoko||Nigeria|
|4||Lucimar Aparecida de Moura||Brazil|
|39||3||Vu Thi Huong||Vietnam||11.70|
|40||5||Sasha Springer||Trinidad and Tobago||11.71|
Qualification rule: First 4 in each heat (Q) advance to the final.
|2||4||Muna Lee||United States||0.155||11.06||Q|
|3||7||Lauryn Williams||United States||0.174||11.10||Q|
|Wind: –0.7 m/s|
|2||4||Torri Edwards||United States||0.174||11.18||Q|
|3||3||Jeanette Kwakye||Great Britain||0.156||11.19||Q|
|Wind: –0.2 m/s|
|4||8||Lauryn Williams||United States||0.149||11.03|
|5||5||Muna Lee||United States||0.234||11.07|
|6||9||Jeanette Kwakye||Great Britain||0.161||11.14||PB|
|8||6||Torri Edwards||United States||0.179||11.20|
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