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Athletics at the 1964 Tokyo Summer Games:

Women's 100 metres

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Host City: Tokyo, Japan
Venue(s): National Stadium, Shinjuku, Tokyo
Date Started: October 15, 1964
Date Finished: October 16, 1964

Gold: USA Wyomia Tyus
Silver: USA Edith McGuire
Bronze: POL Ewa Kłobukowska

Summary

The favorite was American Edith McGuire who had won the 100 and 200 at the US Olympic Trials. Her college teammate Wyomia Tyus was considered a possibility for a medal, but was not expected to defeat McGuire. But Tyus was the class of the field in Tokyo. In round two she ran 11.2 for an Olympic record, and equaled Wilma Rudolph’s world record. She ran 11.3 in the semis and then easily defeated McGuire in the final with 11.4. McGuire would go on to win the 200 and in 1968, Tyus would return to become the first woman to defend the 100 metre gold medal.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Wyomia Tyus 19 United States USA Gold
2 Edith McGuire 20 United States USA Silver
3 Ewa Kłobukowska 18 Poland POL Bronze
4 Marilyn White 19 United States USA
5 Miguelina Cobián 22 Cuba CUB
6 Marilyn Black 20 Australia AUS
7 Halina Richter-Górecka-Herrmann 26 Poland POL
8 Dorothy Hyman 23 Great Britain GBR
5 h1 r3/4 Galina Popova 32 Soviet Union URS
5 h2 r3/4 Irene Piotrowski 23 Canada CAN
6 h1 r3/4 Daphne Arden 22 Great Britain GBR
6 h2 r3/4 Renāte Lāce 21 Soviet Union URS
7 h1 r3/4 Eva Lehocká-Glesková 21 Czechoslovakia TCH
7 h2 r3/4 Margit Markó-Nemesházi 20 Hungary HUN
8 h1 r3/4 Carmen Smith 21 Jamaica JAM
8 h2 r3/4 Margaret Burvill 23 Australia AUS
5 h1 r2/4 Barbara Lerczak-Janiszewska-Sobotta 27 Poland POL
5 h2 r2/4 Heilwig Jacob 22 Germany GER
5 h3 r2/4 Dianne Bowering-Burge 21 Australia AUS
5 h4 r2/4 Doreen Porter 23 New Zealand NZL
6 h1 r2/4 Avis McIntosh 26 New Zealand NZL
6 h2 r2/4 Danielle Guéneau 17 France FRA
6 h3 r2/4 Rose Hart 22 Ghana GHA
6 h4 r2/4 Christiane Cadic 17 France FRA
7 h1 r2/4 Irene Muyanga 20 Uganda UGA
7 h2 r2/4 Clarice Ahanotu 25 Nigeria NGR
7 h3 r2/4 Inge Aigner 21 Austria AUT
7 h4 r2/4 Galina Gayda 28 Soviet Union URS
8 h2 r2/4 Ulla-Britt Wieslander 22 Sweden SWE
8 h3 r2/4 Renate Meyer 26 Germany GER
6 h1 r1/4 Erzsébet Bartos-Heldt 23 Hungary HUN
6 h2 r1/4 Marcela Daniel 21 Panama PAN
6 h3 r1/4 Miriam Sidranski 22 Israel ISR
6 h4 r1/4 Joke Bijleveld 24 Netherlands NED
6 h5 r1/4 Esperanza Girón 16 Mexico MEX
6 h6 r1/4 Madeleine Cobb 24 Great Britain GBR
7 h1 r1/4 Mona Sulaiman 22 Philippines PHI
7 h2 r1/4 Simin Safamehr 17 Iran IRI
7 h4 r1/4 Delceita Oakley 20 Panama PAN
7 h5 r1/4 Kusolwan Soraja 23 Thailand THA
7 h6 r1/4 Margarita Formeiro 19 Argentina ARG
8 h5 r1/4 Christiana Boateng 21 Ghana GHA
8 h6 r1/4 Song Yang-Ja 20 South Korea KOR
AC h3 r1/4 Erika Pollmann 20 Germany GER