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Athletics at the 1928 Amsterdam Summer Games:

Women's 100 metres

Athletics at the 1928 Summer Games: Next Summer Games


Host City: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Venue(s): Olympic Stadium, Amsterdam
Date Started: July 30, 1928
Date Finished: July 31, 1928

Gold: USA Betty Robinson
Silver: CAN Bobby Rosenfeld
Bronze: CAN Ethel Smith
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The world record had been set in July 1928 by Canada’s Myrtle Cook in winning the Canadian Championship in 12.0. A few weeks before America’s Betty Robinson, only a 16-year-old, had run 12.0 at a meet in Chicago but the mark was never ratified as a world record. In the final, Cook and Germany’s Leni Schmidt were disqualified for false started. This left the race open for Robinson to win in 12.2, equaling the listed world record.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Betty Robinson 16 United States USA Gold
2 Bobby Rosenfeld 23 Canada CAN Silver
3 Ethel Smith 20 Canada CAN Bronze
4 Erna Steinberg 16 Germany GER
AC Myrtle Cook 26 Canada CAN
AC Leni Schmidt 21 Germany GER
3 h1 r2/3 Georgette Gagneux 20 France FRA
3 h2 r2/3 Edie Robinson 21 Australia AUS
3 h3 r2/3 Jane Bell 17 Canada CAN
4 h1 r2/3 Anni Holdmann 28 Germany GER
4 h2 r2/3 Kinue Hitomi 21 Japan JPN
4 h3 r2/3 Elta Cartwright 20 United States USA
5 h1 r2/3 Mary Washburn 20 United States USA
5 h2 r2/3 Leni Junker 22 Germany GER
5 h3 r2/3 Norma Wilson 18 New Zealand NZL
6 h1 r2/3 Marjorie Clark 18 South Africa RSA
6 h2 r2/3 Maud Sundberg 16 Sweden SWE
6 h3 r2/3 Marguerite Radideau 21 France FRA
3 h1 r1/3 Derna Polazzo 16 Italy ITA
3 h2 r1/3 Nettie Grooss 22 Netherlands NED
3 h3 r1/3 Anne Vrana-O'Brien 16 United States USA
3 h4 r1/3 Yolande Plancke France FRA
3 h5 r1/3 Luisa Bonfanti Italy ITA
3 h6 r1/3 Rie Briejèr 18 Netherlands NED
3 h7 r1/3 Lies Aengenendt 20 Netherlands NED
3 h8 r1/3 Bets ter Horst 20 Netherlands NED
3 h9 r1/3 Zinaida Liepiņa 20 Latvia LAT
4 h2 r1/3 Ruth Svedberg 25 Sweden SWE
4 h3 r1/3 Matilde Moraschi 18 Italy ITA
4 h6 r1/3 Lucienne Velu 26 France FRA
4 h9 r1/3 Sidonie Verschueren Belgium BEL