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Athletics at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Summer Games:

Women's 100 metres

Athletics at the 2016 Summer Games: Previous Summer Games

Events:

Host City: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Venue(s): João Havelange Olympic Stadium, Engenho de Dentro, Rio de Janeiro
Date Started: August 12, 2016
Date Finished: August 13, 2016

Gold: JAM Elaine Thompson
Silver: USA Tori Bowie
Bronze: JAM Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce

Summary

The dominant women’s sprinter of the last few years had been Jamaican [Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce], who had won gold at the 2008 and 2012 Olympics and the 2009, 2013 and 2015 World Championships. Coming in to 2016 she was considered a heavy favorite, but injury problems early in the year made it unclear how well she could run at Rio. While she rehabbed, the top women sprinter early in the year was her teammate [Elaine Thompson], runner-up to Fraser-Pryce at the 2015 Worlds. The top American was [Tori Bowie], although [English Gardner] won the US Olympic Trials, while another challenger was Dutch heptathlete turned sprinter [Dafne Schippers], the 2016 European Champion in the 100, although she was better at the 200.

Fraser-Pryce made it to Rio and made the finals, as did Thompson, Bowie, Gardner, and Schippers. Thompson, a fast starter, had the lead by 20 metres and increased it, winning gold by 0.12 seconds over Bowie, with Fraser-Pryce proving she still had something left, as she won gold. Schippers was fifth and Gardner seventh. One week later, Thompson would upset Schippers to complete the sprint double, but Bowie and Gardner would help prevent the sprint triple by leading the USA to victory in the 4x100 relay.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Elaine Thompson 24 Jamaica JAM Gold
2 Tori Bowie 25 United States USA Silver
3 Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce 29 Jamaica JAM Bronze
4 Marie-Josée Ta Lou 27 Cote d'Ivoire CIV
5 Dafne Schippers 24 Netherlands NED
6 Michelle-Lee Ahye 24 Trinidad and Tobago TTO
7 English Gardner 24 United States USA
8 Christania Williams 21 Jamaica JAM
3 h3 r3/4 Blessing Okagbare 27 Nigeria NGR
4 h1 r3/4 Murielle Ahouré 28 Cote d'Ivoire CIV
4 h2 r3/4 Tianna Madison-Bartoletta 30 United States USA
4 h3 r3/4 Desiree Henry 20 Great Britain GBR
5 h1 r3/4 Ángela Tenorio 20 Ecuador ECU
5 h2 r3/4 Rosangela Santos 25 Brazil BRA
5 h3 r3/4 Semoy Hackett 27 Trinidad and Tobago TTO
6 h1 r3/4 Mujinga Kambundji 24 Switzerland SUI
6 h2 r3/4 Narcisa Landázuri 25 Ecuador ECU
6 h3 r3/4 Carina Horn 27 South Africa RSA
7 h1 r3/4 Ewa Swoboda 19 Poland POL
7 h2 r3/4 Nataliya Pohrebniak 28 Ukraine UKR
7 h3 r3/4 Tatjana Pinto 24 Germany GER
8 h1 r3/4 Olesia Povkh 28 Ukraine UKR
8 h2 r3/4 Asha Philip 25 Great Britain GBR
DNS r3/4 Ivet Lalova-Collio 32 Bulgaria BUL
3 h2 r2/4 Khamica Bingham 22 Canada CAN
4 h1 r2/4 Lorène Bazolo 33 Portugal POR
4 h2 r2/4 Flings Owusu-Agyapong 27 Ghana GHA
4 h3 r2/4 Ezinne Okparaebo 28 Norway NOR
4 h5 r2/4 Kelly-Ann Baptiste 29 Trinidad and Tobago TTO
4 h6 r2/4 Crystal Emmanuel 24 Canada CAN
4 h7 r2/4 Toea Wisil 28 Papua New Guinea PNG
4 h8 r2/4 Daryll Neita 19 Great Britain GBR
5 h1 r2/4 Wei Yongli 24 China CHN
5 h2 r2/4 Gloria Asumnu 31 Nigeria NGR
5 h3 r2/4 Eliecith Palacios 28 Colombia COL
5 h4 r2/4 Tynia Gaither 23 Bahamas BAH
5 h5 r2/4 Jennifer Madu 21 Nigeria NGR
5 h6 r2/4 Viktoriya Zyabkina 23 Kazakhstan KAZ
5 h7 r2/4 Olga Bludova-Safronova 24 Kazakhstan KAZ
5 h8 r2/4 Rebekka Haase 23 Germany GER
6 h1 r2/4 Hajar Al-Khaldi 21 Bahrain BRN
6 h2 r2/4 Evelin Rivera 18 Colombia COL
6 h3 r2/4 Tahesia Harrigan-Scott 34 British Virgin Islands IVB
6 h4 r2/4 Ramona Papaioannou 27 Cyprus CYP
6 h5 r2/4 Nigina Sharipova 20 Uzbekistan UZB
6 h6 r2/4 Marika Popowicz-Drapała 28 Poland POL
6 h7 r2/4 Alyssa Conley 25 South Africa RSA
6 h8 r2/4 Yuan Qiqi 20 China CHN
7 h1 r2/4 Rima Kashafutdinova 21 Kazakhstan KAZ
7 h2 r2/4 Brenessa Thompson 20 Guyana GUY
7 h3 r2/4 Khrystyna Stuy 28 Ukraine UKR
7 h4 r2/4 Ruddy Zang-Milama 29 Gabon GAB
7 h5 r2/4 Dutee Chand 20 India IND
7 h6 r2/4 Iman Essa 19 Bahrain BRN
7 h7 r2/4 Melissa Breen 25 Australia AUS
7 h8 r2/4 Franciela Krasucki 28 Brazil BRA
8 h1 r2/4 Sisilia Seavula 20 Fiji FIJ
8 h2 r2/4 Hafsatu Kamara 24 Sierra Leone SLE
8 h3 r2/4 Cecilia Bouele 23 Congo (Brazzaville) CGO
8 h4 r2/4 Sunayna Wahi 25 Suriname SUR
8 h5 r2/4 Pat Taea 23 Cook Islands COK
8 h6 r2/4 Charlotte Wingfield 21 Malta MLT
8 h7 r2/4 Marzoon Al-Alawi 18 Oman OMA
8 h8 r2/4 Zaidatul Husniah Zulkifli 22 Malaysia MAS
3 h1 r1/4 Regine Tugade 18 Guam GUM
4 h1 r1/4 Makoura Keita 21 Guinea GUI
4 h2 r1/4 Lidiane Lopes 21 Cape Verde CPV
4 h3 r1/4 Prenam Pesse 18 Togo TOG
5 h1 r1/4 Shirin Akter 21 Bangladesh BAN
5 h2 r1/4 Phumlile Ndzinisa 23 Swaziland SWZ
5 h3 r1/4 Denika Kassim 18 Comoros COM
6 h1 r1/4 Mariana Cress 17 Marshall Islands MHL
6 h2 r1/4 Taina Halasima 18 Tonga TGA
6 h3 r1/4 Jordan Mageo 19 American Samoa ASA
7 h1 r1/4 Liliana Neto 19 Angola ANG
7 h2 r1/4 Laenly Phoutthavong 20 Laos LAO
7 h3 r1/4 Kariman Abuljadayel 22 Saudi Arabia KSA
8 h1 r1/4 Kamia Yousufi 20 Afghanistan AFG
8 h2 r1/4 Lerissa Henry 18 Federated States of Micronesia FSM
8 h3 r1/4 Karitaake Tewaaki 18 Kiribati KIR