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.
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 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.
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.