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Athletics at the 1972 München Summer Games:

Women's 100 metres

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Host City: München, West Germany
Venue(s): Olympic Stadium, Olympic Park, München
Date Started: September 1, 1972
Date Finished: September 2, 1972

Gold: GDR Renate Stecher
Silver: AUS Raelene Boyle
Bronze: CUB Silvia Chivás
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Summary

The favorites were Renate Stecher (GDR), who had won the 1971 European Championships, and Raelene Boyle (AUS), who had won the 1970 Commonwealth Games title. Stecher was also a world record holder, having equaled the mark of 11.0 three times since 1970. In the final, Stecher led from the start, pulling away to win by over a metre from Boyle, and broke the auto-timed world record with 11.07. In third, Silvia Chivás won the first individual Olympic medal ever by a Cuban woman.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Renate Stecher 22 East Germany GDR Gold WR
2 Raelene Boyle 21 Australia AUS Silver
3 Silvia Chivás 17 Cuba CUB Bronze
4 Iris Davis 22 United States USA
5 Annegret Richter 21 West Germany FRG
6 Alice Annum 23 Ghana GHA
7 Barbara Ferrell 25 United States USA
8 Eva Lehocká-Glesková 29 Czechoslovakia TCH
5 h1 r3/4 Elfgard Schittenhelm 24 West Germany FRG
5 h2 r3/4 Esther Shakhamorov-Rot 20 Israel ISR
6 h1 r3/4 Carmen Valdés 17 Cuba CUB
6 h2 r3/4 Irena Szewińska-Kirszenstein 26 Poland POL
7 h1 r3/4 Ingrid Mickler-Becker 29 West Germany FRG
7 h2 r3/4 Andrea Lynch 19 Great Britain GBR
8 h1 r3/4 Rosie Allwood 19 Jamaica JAM
8 h2 r3/4 Lyudmila Zharkova-Maslakova 20 Soviet Union URS
5 h1 r2/4 Ellen Strophal-Streidt 20 East Germany GDR
5 h2 r2/4 Sonia Lannaman 16 Great Britain GBR
5 h3 r2/4 Sylviane Telliez 29 France FRA
5 h4 r2/4 Wilma van Gool-van den Berg 25 Netherlands NED
6 h1 r2/4 Anita Neil 22 Great Britain GBR
6 h2 r2/4 Pam Kilborn-Ryan 33 Australia AUS
6 h3 r2/4 Mattiline Render 25 United States USA
6 h4 r2/4 Ivanka Valkova 22 Bulgaria BUL
7 h1 r2/4 Cecilia Molinari 22 Italy ITA
7 h2 r2/4 Hannah Afriyie 20 Ghana GHA
7 h3 r2/4 Marion Hoffman 22 Australia AUS
7 h4 r2/4 Evelin Kaufer 19 East Germany GDR
8 h1 r2/4 Brenda Matthews 23 New Zealand NZL
8 h2 r2/4 Laura Nappi 22 Italy ITA
8 h3 r2/4 Galina Bukharina 27 Soviet Union URS
8 h4 r2/4 Juana Mosquera 22 Colombia COL
6 h2 r1/4 Beatrice Lungu 15 Zambia ZAM
6 h3 r1/4 Linda Haglund 16 Sweden SWE
6 h4 r1/4 Carolina Rieuwpassa 23 Indonesia INA
6 h5 r1/4 Tuula Rautanen 30 Finland FIN
6 h6 r1/4 María Luisa Vilca 24 Peru PER
7 h2 r1/4 Fatima El-Faquir Morocco MAR
7 h3 r1/4 Freida Nicholls-Davy 22 Barbados BAR
7 h4 r1/4 Amelita Alanes 20 Philippines PHI
7 h5 r1/4 Emilie Edet 26 Nigeria NGR
7 h6 r1/4 Claudette Powell 19 Bahamas BAH
8 h1 r1/4 Missie Misomali 21 Malawi MAW
8 h2 r1/4 Russel Carrero 21 Nicaragua NCA
8 h3 r1/4 Irene Fitzner 16 Argentina ARG
8 h4 r1/4 Meas Kheng 26 Cambodia CAM
8 h5 r1/4 Mireille Joseph 17 Haiti HAI