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Women's 100 metres

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Host City: Montréal, Canada
Venue(s): Olympic Stadium, Olympic Park, Montréal, Québec
Date Started: July 24, 1976
Date Finished: July 25, 1976

Gold: FRG Annegret Richter
Silver: GDR Renate Stecher
Bronze: FRG Inge Helten


Only a few months before the Olympics, [Inge Helten] (FRG) broke the world record with 11.04 at a meet in Fürth. But the favorite was the defending champion [Renate Stecher] of East Germany. Also back was the silver medalist from 1968, [Raelene Boyle], who had won the Commonwealth Games title in both 1970 and 1974. In the semi-finals, Helten’s teammate, [Annegret Richter], broke the world record, posting an 11.01. The final was expected to be very close between the four favorites and form held. Richter pulled away in the last 50 metres to defeat Stecher, with Helten winning the bronze, and Boyle finishing fourth.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Annegret Richter 25 West Germany FRG Gold
2 Renate Stecher 26 East Germany GDR Silver
3 Inge Helten 18 West Germany FRG Bronze
4 Raelene Boyle 25 Australia AUS
5 Evelyn Ashford 19 United States USA
6 Chandra Cheeseborough 17 United States USA
7 Andrea Lynch 23 Great Britain GBR
8 Marlies Oelsner-Göhr 18 East Germany GDR
5 h1 r3/4 Rosie Allwood 23 Jamaica JAM
5 h2 r3/4 Lyudmila Zharkova-Maslakova 24 Soviet Union URS
6 h1 r3/4 Vera Anisimova 24 Soviet Union URS
6 h2 r3/4 Brenda Morehead 18 United States USA
7 h1 r3/4 Silvia Chivás 21 Cuba CUB
7 h2 r3/4 Patty Loverock 23 Canada CAN
8 h1 r3/4 Marjorie Bailey 28 Canada CAN
8 h2 r3/4 Linda Haglund 20 Sweden SWE
5 h1 r2/4 Nadezhda Besfamilnaya 25 Soviet Union URS
5 h2 r2/4 Carmen Valdés 21 Cuba CUB
5 h3 r2/4 Sharon Colyear-Danville 21 Great Britain GBR
5 h4 r2/4 Debbie Wells 15 Australia AUS
6 h1 r2/4 Sylviane Telliez 33 France FRA
6 h2 r2/4 Denise Robertson-Boyd 23 Australia AUS
6 h3 r2/4 Elvira Poßekel 23 West Germany FRG
6 h4 r2/4 Lelieth Hodges 23 Jamaica JAM
7 h1 r2/4 Esmeralda García 17 Brazil BRA
7 h2 r2/4 Carol Cummings 26 Jamaica JAM
7 h3 r2/4 Lea Alaerts 22 Belgium BEL
7 h4 r2/4 Mona-Lisa Strandvall-Pursiainen 25 Finland FIN
8 h2 r2/4 Sue Jowett 19 New Zealand NZL
8 h3 r2/4 Margaret Howe 18 Canada CAN
8 h4 r2/4 Isabel Taylor 19 Cuba CUB
5 h2 r1/4 Debbie Jones 18 Bermuda BER
6 h2 r1/4 Rita Hendricks 20 United States Virgin Islands ISV
6 h3 r1/4 Shonel Ferguson 18 Bahamas BAH
6 h4 r1/4 Martina Blos 19 East Germany GDR
6 h5 r1/4 Divina Estrella 19 Dominican Republic DOM
7 h1 r1/4 Lorna Forde 24 Barbados BAR
7 h4 r1/4 Carolina Rieuwpassa 27 Indonesia INA
7 h6 r1/4 Antoinette Gauthier 21 Haiti HAI