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Athletics at the 1992 Barcelona Summer Games:

Women's 100 metres Hurdles

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Host City: Barcelona, Spain
Venue(s): Montjuïc Olympic Stadium, Barcelona
Date Started: August 5, 1992
Date Finished: August 6, 1992

Gold: GRE Voula Patoulidou
Silver: USA LaVonna Martin
Bronze: BUL Yordanka Donkova


At the 1991 World Championships, [Lyudmila Narozhilenko] (EUN/RUS) defeated [Gail Devers] (USA) in a very close finish. In Barcelona, Devers won the 100 metres and looked formidable for the hurdles, especially when Narozhilenko had to withdraw from the semis after pulling a hamstring in the quarter-finals. In the final, Devers had her way for the first nine hurdles. But she hit the 10th barrier and stumbled all the way to the finish line, finally falling and half crawling across the finish line. Behind Devers, Greece's [Paraskevi )Voula) Patoulidou] outlasted the USA's [LaVonna Martin] and defending champion [Yordanka Donkova], who won the silver and bronze medals. Devers' crawling/falling got her fifth place. Patoulidou was a most unlikely winner. Prior to the Olympics her best time had been only 12.96, which she bettered with 12.88 in the semis, and shattered in the final with 12.64. Her best previous finish at an international meet had been fifth at the 1992 Balkan Games.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Voula Patoulidou 27 Greece GRE Gold
2 LaVonna Martin 25 United States USA Silver
3 Yordanka Donkova 30 Bulgaria BUL Bronze
4 Lynda Tolbert-Goode 24 United States USA
5 Gail Devers 25 United States USA
6 Aliuska López 22 Cuba CUB
7 Nataliya Kolovanova 27 Unified Team EUN
8 Odalys Adams 25 Cuba CUB
5 h1 r3/4 Anne Piquereau 28 France FRA
5 h2 r3/4 Marina Azyabina 29 Unified Team EUN
6 h1 r3/4 Gillian Russell 18 Jamaica JAM
6 h2 r3/4 Gabi Roth 25 Germany GER
7 h1 r3/4 Zhang Yu 21 China CHN
7 h2 r3/4 Dionne Rose 22 Jamaica JAM
8 h1 r3/4 Kristin Patzwahl 27 Germany GER
8 h2 r3/4 Cécile Cinélu 22 France FRA
9 h1 r3/4 Brigita Bukovec 22 Slovenia SLO
2 h3 r2/4 Ludmila Narozhilenko-Engquist 28 Unified Team EUN
6 h3 r2/4 Zhu Yuqing 29 China CHN
7 h1 r2/4 Katie Anderson 24 Canada CAN
7 h3 r2/4 Jackie Agyepong 23 Great Britain GBR
8 h1 r2/4 Sylvia Dethiér 27 Belgium BEL
8 h2 r2/4 Liliana Năstase 29 Romania ROU
8 h3 r2/4 Michelle Freeman 23 Jamaica JAM
5 h1 r1/4 María José Mardomingo 23 Spain ESP
5 h4 r1/4 Nicole Ramalalanirina 20 Madagascar MAD
6 h1 r1/4 Anu Kaljurand 23 Estonia EST
6 h2 r1/4 Lesley-Ann Skeete 25 Great Britain GBR
6 h4 r1/4 Sriyani Kulawansa 22 Sri Lanka SRI
6 h5 r1/4 Kay Morley-Brown 29 Great Britain GBR
7 h1 r1/4 Eunice Barber 17 Sierra Leone SLE
7 h2 r1/4 Nguyễn Thị Thu Hằng 23 Vietnam VIE
7 h3 r1/4 Monique Éwanjé-Épée-Tourret 25 France FRA
7 h5 r1/4 Chan Sau Ying 21 Hong Kong HKG
8 h3 r1/4 Louisette Thobi 25 Cameroon CMR
8 h5 r1/4 Elizabeta Pavlovska 19 Individual Olympic Athletes IOA
AC h4 r1/4 Caren Jung 24 Germany GER