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Athletics at the 1956 Melbourne Summer Games:

Women's 100 metres Semi-Finals

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Events:
Phases:

Host City: Melbourne, Australia
Venue(s): Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne, Victoria
Date Started: November 24, 1956
Date Finished: November 24, 1956
Format: Top three in each heat advanced to the final.

Gold: AUS Betty Cuthbert
Silver: GER Christa Stubnick
Bronze: AUS Marlene Mathews-Willard

Semi-Finals Heat One

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC T(H) T(A)
1 Christa Stubnick 22 Germany GER 11.9 12.05 QU
2 Betty Cuthbert 18 Australia AUS 12.0 12.08 QU
3 Giuseppina Leone 21 Italy ITA 12.1 12.22 QU
4 June Foulds-Paul 22 Great Britain GBR 12.1 12.24
5 Galina Popova 24 Soviet Union URS 12.2 12.34
6 Catherine Capdevielle 18 France FRA 12.4 12.53

Semi-Finals Heat Two

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC T(H) T(A)
1 Marlene Mathews-Willard 22 Australia AUS 11.6 11.80 QU
2 Heather Armitage 23 Great Britain GBR 11.6 11.87 QU
3 Isabelle Daniels 19 United States USA 11.7 11.94 QU
4 Gisela Köhler-Birkemeyer 24 Germany GER 11.9 12.07
5 Vira Kalashnykova-Krepkina 23 Soviet Union URS 11.9 12.07
6 Galina Rezchikova 21 Soviet Union URS 12.1 12.23