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Athletics at the 2008 Beijing Summer Games:

Women's 100 metres

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Host City: Beijing, China
Venue(s): Beijing National Stadium, Beijing
Date Started: August 16, 2008
Date Finished: August 17, 2008

Gold: JAM Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce
Silver: JAM Sherone Simpson
JAM Kerron Stewart

Summary

The 2007 World Champion was Jamaican Veronica Campbell-Brown but she finished only fourth at the Jamaican Olympic Trials and was left off the team. It was not as if Jamaica needed her! In fact, despite her absence Jamaica’s female sprinters swept the medals, led by the almost unknown Shelly-Ann Fraser, followed by a dead-heat for second between Kerron Stewart and Sherone Simpson. It was only the fifth medal sweep by a nation in women’s athletics at the Olympics and the first time this had ever happened in the 100. On paper the event was expected to be between the Jamaican and US sprinters, and the two nations sent all six of their athletes to the final, joined by Debbie Ferguson-McKenzie (BAH) and Jeanette Kwakye (GBR). In the final, Americans Torri Edwards and Muna Lee froze at the start, thinking there was a false start. But there was no recall and they were hopelessly behind. Edwards would finish last while Lee pulled herself up to fifth. The best starters were Simpson and Fraser and they were clear early, Simpson leading slightly. But Fraser had the best finish, pulling away to an easy victory. The photo could not separate Stewart and Simpson who were both given silver medals, with American Lauryn Williams in fourth.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce 21 Jamaica JAM Gold
2T Sherone Simpson 23 Jamaica JAM Silver
2T Kerron Stewart 24 Jamaica JAM Silver
4 Lauryn Williams 24 United States USA
5 Muna Lee 26 United States USA
6 Jeannette Kwakye 25 Great Britain GBR
7 Debbie Ferguson-McKenzie 32 Bahamas BAH
8 Torri Edwards 31 United States USA
5 h1 r3/4 Chandra Sturrup 36 Bahamas BAH
5 h2 r3/4 Yuliya Nesterenko 29 Belarus BLR
6 h1 r3/4 Lina Grinčikaitė 21 Lithuania LTU
6 h2 r3/4 Kim Gevaert 30 Belgium BEL
7 h1 r3/4 Ivet Lalova 24 Bulgaria BUL
7 h2 r3/4 Yevgeniya Polyakova 25 Russia RUS
8 h1 r3/4 Vida Anim 24 Ghana GHA
8 h2 r3/4 Damola Osayomi 22 Nigeria NGR
4 h1 r2/4 Virgil Hodge 24 Saint Kitts and Nevis SKN
4 h2 r2/4 Montell Douglas 22 Great Britain GBR
4 h3 r2/4 Christine Arron 34 France FRA
4 h5 r2/4 Ezinne Okparaebo 20 Norway NOR
5 h1 r2/4 LaVerne Jones 26 United States Virgin Islands ISV
5 h2 r2/4 Virgen Benavides 33 Cuba CUB
5 h3 r2/4 Daria Korczyńska 27 Poland POL
5 h4 r2/4 Tahesia Harrigan-Scott 26 British Virgin Islands IVB
5 h5 r2/4 Barbara Pierre 21 Haiti HAI
6 h1 r2/4 Myriam Mani 35 Cameroon CMR
6 h2 r2/4 Kelly-Ann Baptiste 21 Trinidad and Tobago TTO
6 h3 r2/4 Nataliya Kresova-Rusakova 28 Russia RUS
6 h4 r2/4 Semoy Hackett 19 Trinidad and Tobago TTO
6 h5 r2/4 Anita Pistone 31 Italy ITA
7 h1 r2/4 Franca Idoko 23 Nigeria NGR
7 h2 r2/4 Nataliya Murinovich 23 Russia RUS
7 h3 r2/4 Yomara Hinestroza 20 Colombia COL
7 h4 r2/4 Guzel Khubbiyeva 32 Uzbekistan UZB
7 h5 r2/4 Paulette Zang-Milama 21 Gabon GAB
8 h1 r2/4 Jade Bailey 25 Barbados BAR
8 h2 r2/4 Nataliya Pohrebniak 20 Ukraine UKR
8 h3 r2/4 Vũ Thị Hương 21 Vietnam VIE
8 h4 r2/4 Lucimar de Moura 34 Brazil BRA
8 h5 r2/4 Sasha Springer-Jones 30 Trinidad and Tobago TTO
4 h1 r1/4 Inna Eftimova 20 Bulgaria BUL
4 h5 r1/4 Halimat Ismaila 24 Nigeria NGR
4 h6 r1/4 Laura Turner 25 Great Britain GBR
5 h1 r1/4 Wang Jing 20 China CHN
5 h2 r1/4 Sherry Fletcher 22 Grenada GRN
5 h4 r1/4 Amandine Allou Affoué 27 Cote d'Ivoire CIV
5 h5 r1/4 Chisato Fukushima 20 Japan JPN
5 h6 r1/4 Nirinaharifidy Ramilijaona 25 Madagascar MAD
5 h7 r1/4 Pia Tajnikar 22 Slovenia SLO
5 h9 r1/4 Jutamass Thavoncharoen 26 Thailand THA
6 h1 r1/4 Ani Khachikyan 17 Armenia ARM
6 h2 r1/4 Dana Abdul Razak 22 Iraq IRQ
6 h3 r1/4 Wan Kin Yee 33 Hong Kong HKG
6 h4 r1/4 Valentina Nazarova 23 Turkmenistan TKM
6 h5 r1/4 Sonia Williams 29 Antigua and Barbuda ANT
6 h6 r1/4 Timicka Clarke 27 Bahamas BAH
6 h7 r1/4 Feta Ahamada 21 Comoros COM
6 h8 r1/4 Mae Koime 24 Papua New Guinea PNG
6 h9 r1/4 Waseelah Saad 18 Yemen YEM
6 h10 r1/4 Charlene Attard 21 Malta MLT
7 h1 r1/4 Ivana Rožman 19 Macedonia MKD
7 h2 r1/4 Sadaf Siddiqui 22 Pakistan PAK
7 h3 r1/4 Gharid Ghrouf 17 Palestine PLE
7 h4 r1/4 Sou Tit Linda 18 Cambodia CAM
7 h5 r1/4 Cora Alicto 28 Guam GUM
7 h6 r1/4 Montserrat Pujol 29 Andorra AND
7 h7 r1/4 Fatou Tiyana 23 Gambia GAM
7 h8 r1/4 Hinikissa Ndikert 15 Chad CHA
7 h9 r1/4 Maria Ikelap 21 Federated States of Micronesia FSM
7 h10 r1/4 Michaela Kargbo 17 Sierra Leone SLE
8 h1 r1/4 Peoria Koshiba 29 Palau PLW
8 h2 r1/4 Asenate Manoa 16 Tuvalu TUV
8 h3 r1/4 Elis Lapenmal 20 Vanuatu VAN
8 h4 r1/4 Fathia Ali Bouraleh 20 Djibouti DJI
8 h5 r1/4 Robina Muqim Yaar 22 Afghanistan AFG
8 h6 r1/4 Jessica Aguilera 23 Nicaragua NCA
8 h7 r1/4 Beauty Nazum Nahar 24 Bangladesh BAN
8 h8 r1/4 Franka Magali 18 Congo (Kinshasa) COD
8 h9 r1/4 Philaylack Sackpraseuth 21 Laos LAO
8 h10 r1/4 Milena Milašević 24 Montenegro MNE
9 h1 r1/4 Buthayna Al-Yaqoubi 17 Oman OMA
9 h3 r1/4 Bounkou Camara 20 Mauritania MTN
9 h6 r1/4 Pauline Kwalea 20 Solomon Islands SOL
9 h10 r1/4 Chandra Thapa 27 Nepal NEP
AC Tezdzhan Naimova 21 Bulgaria BUL