Athletics at the 2012 Summer Olympics – Women's 100 metres

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Women's 100 metres
at the Games of the XXX Olympiad
Womens 100 m medal ceremony - 2012 Olympics.jpg
Podium
Venue Olympic Stadium
Date3–4 August
Competitors79 from 67 nations
Winning time10.75
Medalists
Gold medal icon.svg Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce
Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica
Silver medal icon.svg Carmelita Jeter
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
Bronze medal icon.svg Veronica Campbell-Brown
Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica
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2016  
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The women's 100 metres competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, United Kingdom was held at the Olympic Stadium on 3–4 August. [1]

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In the preliminary round, Toea Wisil was the most impressive, winning with a relaxed 11.60 into a -1.6 mps wind, while Noor Hussain Al-Malki's Olympic experience lasted just the first steps out of the blocks before she pulled up. Qualifying into the next rounds, Wisil beat triple world champion Allyson Felix and the rest of her heat out of the blocks and came with in .05 of reaching the semi-final round, from the previously unqualified preliminary round. Carmelita Jeter ran hard for her second best time of the season to easily lead the round. Her training partner Blessing Okagbare left an impression by outrunning Tianna Madison for the second best time. Defending champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce exerted minimal effort to secure the fourth best qualifying time.

The semi-final round qualifiers was virtual mirror image of the previous evening's heats, the same top athletes with Jeter again posting a 10.83 and 11.01 the number 8 time. Ezinne Okparaebo's Norwegian national record 11.10 left her two places out of qualifying.

In the final, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce led from the gun. While she failed to achieve the remarkable separation from four years previously, her finishing speed kept her ahead of Jeter and the rest of the field trying to chase her down. Veronica Campbell-Brown added to her career medal haul with the bronze medal.

Jeter's time was the fastest non-winning time in Olympic history. In fact, all non-winning places 2-4 were the fastest for that place. This was the second race in history to place 5 runners under 10.90 (the other being the 1992 Olympic final). Only the third in history to place two under 10.80 (the others being the 1999 World Championships and the 2009 World Championships 100m final). [2]

Competition format

The women's 100 m competition started with a preliminary round consisting of athletes who did not achieved the minimum qualifying standards. [3] The top ten competitors from the preliminary round then joined the remaining competitors in the next round, the heats. The top 3 fastest competitors from each race of the seven heats qualified for the semifinals along with the three fastest overall non-qualifiers. A total of eight competitors qualified for the final from the semifinals. [3]

Records

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

World record Flag of the United States.svg  Florence Griffith Joyner  (USA)10.49 Indianapolis, United States16 July 1988
Olympic record10.62 Seoul, Korea 24 September 1988
2012 World leadingFlag of Jamaica.svg  Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce  (JAM)10.70 Kingston, Jamaica 29 June 2012

Schedule

All times are British Summer Time (UTC+1)

DateTimeRound
Friday, 3 August 201210:40
19:05
Preliminaries
Round 1
Saturday, 4 August 201219:35
21:55
Semifinals
Finals

Results

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Official Video of Preliminary Round

Preliminaries

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Qual. rule: first 2 of each heat (Q) plus the 2 fastest times (q) qualified.

Preliminary heat 1

RankAthleteNationTimeNotes
1 Feta Ahamada Flag of the Comoros.svg  Comoros 11.81Q
2 Dana Abdul Razak Flag of Iraq.svg  Iraq 11.91Q
3 Bamab Napo Flag of Togo.svg  Togo 12.24q, PB
4 Chauzje Choosha Flag of Zambia.svg  Zambia 12.29 PB
5 Afa Ismail Flag of Maldives.svg  Maldives 12.52 PB
6 Rima Taha Flag of Jordan.svg  Jordan 12.66 PB
7 Aissata Toure Flag of Guinea.svg  Guinea 13.25
8 Kaingaue David Flag of Kiribati.svg  Kiribati 13.61 PB
Wind: +0.9 m/s

Preliminary heat 2

RankAthleteNationTimeNotes
1 Delphine Atangana Flag of Cameroon.svg  Cameroon 11.71Q
2 Kaina Martinez Flag of Belize.svg  Belize 11.81Q
3 Diane Borg Flag of Malta.svg  Malta 12.00q
4 Shinoona Salah Al-Habsi Flag of Oman.svg  Oman 12.45
5 Cristina Llovera Flag of Andorra.svg  Andorra 12.78
6 Nafissa Souleymane Flag of Niger.svg  Niger 12.81
7 Asenate Manoa Flag of Tuvalu.svg  Tuvalu 13.48 NR
8 Fatima Sulaiman Dahman Flag of Yemen.svg  Yemen 13.95
Wind: −0.2 m/s

Preliminary heat 3

RankAthleteNationTimeNotes
1 Lorene Bazolo Flag of the Republic of the Congo.svg  Republic of the Congo 11.87Q
2 Fong Yee Pui Flag of Hong Kong.svg  Hong Kong 12.02Q
3 Patricia Taea Flag of the Cook Islands.svg  Cook Islands 12.47 SB
4 Maysa Rejepova Flag of Turkmenistan.svg  Turkmenistan 12.80 PB
5 Pauline Kwalea Flag of the Solomon Islands.svg  Solomon Islands 12.90 PB
6 Laenly Phoutthavong Flag of Laos.svg  Laos 13.15
7 Ruby Joy Gabriel Flag of Palau.svg  Palau 13.34
Noor Hussain Al-Malki Flag of Qatar.svg  Qatar DNF
Wind: +0.2 m/s

Preliminary heat 4

RankAthleteNationTimeNotes
1 Toea Wisil Flag of Papua New Guinea.svg  Papua New Guinea 11.60Q
2 Saruba Colley Flag of The Gambia.svg  The Gambia 12.21Q
3 Martina Pretelli Flag of San Marino.svg  San Marino 12.41
4 Lidiane Lopes Flag of Cape Verde.svg  Cape Verde 12.72
5 Hala Gezah Flag of Libya.svg  Libya 13.24
6 Pramila Rijal Flag of Nepal.svg  Nepal 13.33
7 Janice Alatoa Flag of Vanuatu.svg  Vanuatu 13.60
8 Mihter Wendolin Flag of the Federated States of Micronesia.svg  Federated States of Micronesia 13.67
9 Tahmina Kohistani Flag of Afghanistan.svg  Afghanistan 14.42 PB
Wind: –1.6 m/s
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Official Video of the Quarterfinal Round

Heats

Qual. rule: first 3 of each heat (Q) plus the 3 fastest times (q) qualified.

Heat 1

RankAthleteNationTimeNotes
1 Kelly-Ann Baptiste Flag of Trinidad and Tobago.svg  Trinidad and Tobago 10.96Q
2 Myriam Soumaré Flag of France.svg  France 11.07Q, PB
3 Verena Sailer Flag of Germany.svg  Germany 11.12Q
4 Ezinne Okparaebo Flag of Norway.svg  Norway 11.14q, NR
5 Kateřina Čechová Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic 11.43
6 Kerri-Ann Mitchell Flag of Canada.svg  Canada 11.49
7 Tahesia Harrigan-Scott Flag of the British Virgin Islands.svg  British Virgin Islands 11.59 SB
8 Fong Yee Pui Flag of Hong Kong.svg  Hong Kong 11.98
Wind: +0.4 m/s

Heat 2

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Women's 100 metres heat 2
RankAthleteNationTimeNotes
1 Carmelita Jeter Flag of the United States.svg  United States 10.83Q
2 Olga Bludova Flag of Kazakhstan.svg  Kazakhstan 11.31Q
3 Sheniqua Ferguson Flag of the Bahamas.svg  Bahamas 11.35Q
4 Olga Belkina Flag of Russia.svg  Russia 11.38
5 Anyika Onuora Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain 11.41
6 Marta Jeschke Flag of Poland.svg  Poland 11.42
7 Yuliya Balykina Flag of Belarus (1995-2012).svg  Belarus 11.70
8 Diane Borg Flag of Malta.svg  Malta 11.92 SB
Wind: +1.5 m/s

Heat 3

Wind:
Heat 3: +1.5 m/s

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Women's 100 metres heat 3
RankAthleteNationTimeNotes
1 Veronica Campbell-Brown Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica 10.94Q
2 Ivet Lalova Flag of Bulgaria.svg  Bulgaria 11.06Q,
3 Gloria Asumnu Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria 11.13Q,
4 Lina Grinčikaitė Flag of Lithuania.svg  Lithuania 11.19q, NR
5 Abiodun Oyepitan Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain 11.22q
6 Phobay Kutu-Akoi Flag of Liberia.svg  Liberia 11.52
7 Yomara Hinestroza Flag of Colombia.svg  Colombia 11.56 SB
8 Saruba Colley Flag of The Gambia.svg  The Gambia 12.06 NR
Wind: +1.5 m/s

Heat 4

RankAthleteNationTimeNotes
1 Blessing Okagbare Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria 10.93Q, PB
2 Tianna Madison Flag of the United States.svg  United States 10.97Q
3 Michelle-Lee Ahye Flag of Trinidad and Tobago.svg  Trinidad and Tobago 11.28Q
4 Tatjana Pinto Flag of Germany.svg  Germany 11.39
5 Andreea Ogrăzeanu Flag of Romania.svg  Romania 11.44
6 Nimet Karakus Flag of Turkey.svg  Turkey 11.62
7 Feta Ahamada Flag of the Comoros.svg  Comoros 11.86
8 Lorene Bazolo Flag of the Republic of the Congo.svg  Republic of the Congo 11.90
Wind: +0.7 m/s

Heat 5

RankAthleteNationTimeNotes
1 Allyson Felix Flag of the United States.svg  United States 11.01Q
2 Rosângela Santos Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil 11.07Q
3 Ruddy Zang Milama Flag of Gabon.svg  Gabon 11.14Q
4 Toea Wisil Flag of Papua New Guinea.svg  Papua New Guinea 11.27
5 Allison Peter Flag of the United States Virgin Islands.svg  Virgin Islands 11.41
5 Véronique Mang Flag of France.svg  France 11.41
5 Chisato Fukushima Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 11.41
8 Dana Abdul Razak Flag of Iraq.svg  Iraq 11.81
Wind: +2.2 m/s

Heat 6

RankAthleteNationTimeNotes
1 Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica 11.00Q
2 Semoy Hackett Flag of Trinidad and Tobago.svg  Trinidad and Tobago 11.04Q, PB
3 Olesya Povh Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine 11.18Q
4 Guzel Khubbieva Flag of Uzbekistan.svg  Uzbekistan 11.22 SB
5 Debbie Ferguson-McKenzie Flag of the Bahamas.svg  Bahamas 11.32
6 Melissa Breen Flag of Australia.svg  Australia 11.34
7 Wei Yongli Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China 11.48
8 Bamab Napo Flag of Togo.svg  Togo 12.35
Wind: +1.5 m/s

Heat 7

RankAthleteNationTimeNotes
1 Murielle Ahouré Flag of Cote d'Ivoire.svg  Ivory Coast 10.99Q, NR
2 Laverne Jones-Ferrette Flag of the United States Virgin Islands.svg  Virgin Islands 11.07Q, NR
3 Kerron Stewart Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica 11.08Q
4 Oludamola Osayomi Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria 11.36
5 Nataliya Pohrebnyak Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine 11.46
6 Maria Belibasaki Flag of Greece.svg  Greece 11.63
7 Delphine Atangana Flag of Cameroon.svg  Cameroon 11.82
8 Kaina Martinez Flag of Belize.svg  Belize 11.89
Wind: +1.3 m/s
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Official Video of the Semi-Final Round

Semifinals

Qual. rule: first 2 of each heat (Q) plus the 2 fastest times (q) qualified.

Semifinal 1

RankAthleteNationTimeNotes
1 Carmelita Jeter Flag of the United States.svg  United States 10.83Q
2 Veronica Campbell-Brown Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica 10.89Q
3 Rosângela Santos Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil 11.17 PB
4 LaVerne Jones-Ferrette Flag of the United States Virgin Islands.svg  Virgin Islands 11.22
5 Semoy Hackett Flag of Trinidad and Tobago.svg  Trinidad and Tobago 11.26
6 Olesya Povh Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine 11.30
7 Ruddy Zang Milama Flag of Gabon.svg  Gabon 11.31
8 Abiodun Oyepitan Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain 11.36
Wind: ±0.0 m/s

Semifinal 2

RankAthleteNationTimeNotes
1 Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica 10.85Q
2 Allyson Felix Flag of the United States.svg  United States 10.94Q
3 Kelly-Ann Baptiste Flag of Trinidad and Tobago.svg  Trinidad and Tobago 11.00q
4 Ezinne Okparaebo Flag of Norway.svg  Norway 11.10 NR
5 Gloria Asumnu Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria 11.21
6 Ivet Lalova Flag of Bulgaria.svg  Bulgaria 11.31
7 Sheniqua Ferguson Flag of the Bahamas.svg  Bahamas 11.32
8 Olga Bludova Flag of Kazakhstan.svg  Kazakhstan 11.39
Wind: +1.2 m/s

Semifinal 3

RankAthleteNationTimeNotes
1 Blessing Okagbare Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria 10.92Q, PB
2 Tianna Madison Flag of the United States.svg  United States 10.92Q
3 Murielle Ahoure Flag of Cote d'Ivoire.svg  Ivory Coast 11.01q
4 Kerron Stewart Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica 11.04
5 Myriam Soumaré Flag of France.svg  France 11.13
6 Verena Sailer Flag of Germany.svg  Germany 11.25
7 Lina Grincikaité Flag of Lithuania.svg  Lithuania 11.30
8 Michelle-Lee Ahye Flag of Trinidad and Tobago.svg  Trinidad and Tobago 11.32
Wind: +1.0 m/s

Final

RankLaneAthleteNationTimeNotes
Gold medal icon.svg7 Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica 10.75
Silver medal icon.svg5 Carmelita Jeter Flag of the United States.svg  United States 10.78 SB
Bronze medal icon.svg4 Veronica Campbell-Brown Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica 10.81 SB
49 Tianna Madison Flag of the United States.svg  United States 10.85 PB
58 Allyson Felix Flag of the United States.svg  United States 10.89 PB
62 Kelly-Ann Baptiste Flag of Trinidad and Tobago.svg  Trinidad and Tobago 10.94
73 Murielle Ahoure Flag of Cote d'Ivoire.svg  Ivory Coast 11.00
86 Blessing Okagbare Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria 11.01
Wind: +1.5 m/s

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