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Athletics at the 1968 Ciudad de México Summer Games:

Women's 400 metres Semi-Finals

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Events:
Phases:

Host City: Ciudad de México, Mexico
Venue(s): University Olympic Stadium, Ciudad de México
Date Started: October 15, 1968
Date Finished: October 15, 1968
Format: Top four in each heat advanced to the final.

Gold: FRA Colette Besson
Silver: GBR Lillian Board
Bronze: URS Nataliya Pechyonkina-Chistyakova

Semi-Finals Heat One

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC T(H) T(A)
1 Helga Henning 30 West Germany FRG 53.3 53.33 QU
2 Colette Besson 22 France FRA 53.6 53.62 QU
3 Janet Simpson 24 Great Britain GBR 54.0 54.01 QU
4 Aurelia Pentón 27 Cuba CUB 54.0 54.08 QU
5 Esther Stroy 15 United States USA 54.3 54.35
6 Una Morris 21 Jamaica JAM 54.6 54.63
7 Ingrīda Verbele 20 Soviet Union URS 54.6 54.67
8 Joan Fisher 19 Canada CAN 55.2 55.37

Semi-Finals Heat Two

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC T(H) T(A)
1 Lillian Board 19 Great Britain GBR 52.5 52.56 QU
2 Mirna van der Hoeven-Jansen 20 Netherlands NED 52.6 52.69 QU
3 Nataliya Pechyonkina-Chistyakova 22 Soviet Union URS 52.8 52.83 QU
4 Jarvis Scott 21 United States USA 53.2 53.22 QU
5 Mary Green 24 Great Britain GBR 53.6 53.64
6 Karin Wallgren-Lundgren 24 Sweden SWE 53.9 53.93
7 Monique Noirot 27 France FRA 54.2 54.30
8 Lois Drinkwater 17 United States USA 57.3 57.39