100 meter sprint for women has always been
popular among the people. In the athlete community too, the 100
meter sprint carries great prestige.
Debut in Olympics
The race has been the part of the Olympics since 1928 Amsterdam
Summer Games. After being introduced, the event has been part of the
100 meter race for women is organized in a ground shaped like an
oval. The sprint starts from an extended portion of the track so
that when the athletes are at the end of their race, they might get
a straight line.
- Any runner found guilty of obstructing the path of his fellow
runner is disqualified. In this case, the entire event could be
held again if the referee deems it right.
- Sprinters are not permitted to run inside the inner curve of
- Technical delegates should oversee the heats, quarter-finals
- Length and width of the track and lanes should not be in
violation of IAAF instructions.
- Any sprinter with a false start is warned once. If she
repeats the mistake, she is disqualified.
- For measurement of time, a permitted automatic device should
- No points will be awarded if the sprinter fails to finish the
- If the sprinters are more than ten, preliminary heat races
are held. The top runners meet in the next round.
Domination of Event
The Olympic 100 meter sprint event for women has always been
dominated by the sprinters from United States of America.
Great Women Athletes
Great women athletes who won medals in Olympic 100 meter sprint
women are Florence Griffith-Joyner, Marion Jones, Evelyn Ashford,
Ivet Lalova, Irina Privalova, Christine Arron, Lyudmila Kondratyeva,
Gail Devers, Annegret Richter, Betty Robinson, Li Xuemei, Dawn
Sowell, Fanny Blankers-Koen, Helen Stephens, Stanislawa Walasiewicz,
Renate Stecher, Wyomia Tyus, Wilma Rudolph, Betty Cuthbert, Marjorie
Jackson, and Veronica Campbell.