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Athletics at the 1968 Summer Olympics – Women's 80 metres hurdles


Athletics at the 1968 Summer Olympics – Women's 80 metres hurdles

Women's 80 metres hurdles
at the Games of the XIX Olympiad
Venue Estadio Olímpico Universitario
Date October 17–18
Competitors 33 from 23 nations
Winning time 10.3 OR
Gold medal    Australia
Silver medal    Australia
Bronze medal    Republic of China
Athletics at the
1968 Summer Olympics
Track events
100 m   men   women
200 m men women
400 m men women
800 m men women
1500 m men
5000 m men
10,000 m men
80 m hurdles women
110 m hurdles men
400 m hurdles men
3000 m
4×100 m relay men women
4×400 m relay men
Road events
Marathon men
20 km walk men
50 km walk men
Field events
Long jump men women
Triple jump men
High jump men women
Pole vault men
Shot put men women
Discus throw men women
Javelin throw men women
Hammer throw men
Combined events
Pentathlon women
Decathlon men

The Women's 80 metres hurdles competition at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City, Mexico was held at the University Olympic Stadium on October 17–18.


  • Competition format 1
  • Records 2
  • Results 3
    • Round 1 3.1

Competition format

The Women's 80m hurdles competition consisted of heats (Round 1), Semifinals and a Final. The three fastest competitors from each race in the heats qualified for the semifinals, along with the fastest overall competitor not already qualified. The top four athletes from each semifinals race advanced to the final.


Prior to this competition, the existing world and Olympic records were as follows:

World record  Vera Korsakova (URS) 10.2 Soviet Union July 16, 1968
Olympic record  Irina Press (URS) 10.6 Rome, Italy August 31, 1960


Round 1

Qual. rule:

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