Olympics
List of all Olympics Women's 100 Meter winners including gold, silver and bronze medalists.

Women's 100 Meter

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 Olympics regularly.

Venue
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.

Rules
  • 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 the track.
  • Technical delegates should oversee the heats, quarter-finals and semi-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 be used.
  • No points will be awarded if the sprinter fails to finish the race.
  • 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.

Women's 100 Meter Winners at Olympics

Year
Gold Silver Bronze
1928 Betty Robinson
United States
Bobbie Rosenfeld
Canada
Ethel Smith
Canada
1932 Stanislawa Walasiewicz
Poland
Hilda Strike
Canada
Wilhelmina von Bremen
United States
1936 Helen STEPHENS
United States
Stanislawa Walasiewicz
Poland
Käthe Krauß
Germany
1948 Fanny Blankers-Koen
Netherlands
Dorothy Manley
Great Britain
Shirley Strickland
Australia
1952 Marjorie Jackson
Australia
Daphne Hasenjager
South Africa
Shirley Strickland
Australia
1956 Betty Cuthbert
Australia
Christa Stubnick
United Team Of Germany
Marlene Mathews
Australia
1960 Wilma RUDOLPH
United States
Dorothy Hyman
Great Britain
Giuseppina Leone
Italy
1964 Wyomia TYUS
United States
Edith MCGUIRE
United States
Ewa Klobukowska
Poland
1968 Wyomia Tyus
United States
Barbara Ferrell
United States
Irena Szewinska
Poland
1972 Renate Stecher
East Germany
Raelene Boyle
Australia
Silvia Chivás
Cuba
1976 Annegret Richter
West Germany
Renate Stecher
East Germany
Inge Helten
West Germany
1980 Lyudmila Kondratyeva
Soviet Union
Marlies Göhr
East Germany
Ingrid Auerswald
East Germany
1984 Evelyn Ashford
United States
Alice Brown
United States
Merlene Ottey-Page
Jamaica
1988 Florence Griffith-Joyner
United States
Evelyn Ashford
United States
Heike Drechsler
East Germany
1992 Gail Devers
United States
Juliet Cuthbert
Jamaica
Irina PRIVALOVA
Unified Team
1996 Gail Devers
United States
Merlene Ottey-Page
Jamaica
Gwen Torrence
United States
2004 Yulia Nestsiarenka
Belarus
Lauryn Williams
United States
Veronica Campbell
Jamaica
2008 Shelly-Ann Fraser
Jamaica
Sherone Simpson, Kerron Stewart
Jamaica, Jamaica

2012 Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce
Jamaica
Carmelita Jeter
United States
Veronica Campbell-Brown
Jamaica
2016 Elaine Thompson
Jamaica
Tori Bowie
United States
Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce
Jamaica