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80m Hurdles at the Olympics

An 80m hurdles race was featured in the track and field program at the Olympics from 1938 until 1968. It was an event for women only. The event has been superceded by a longer version. There are two other hurdle races that are now on the Olympic Games program for women, the 100m hurdles and the 400m hurdles.


1932 Los Angeles

  1. Babe Didrikson United States
  2. Evelyne Hall United States
  3. Marjorie Clark South Africa

1936 Berlin

  1. Ondina Valla Italy
  2. Anni Steuer Germany
  3. Elizabeth Taylor Canada

1948 London

  1. Fanny Blankers-Koen Netherlands
  2. Maureen Gardner Great Britain
  3. Shirley Strickland Australia

1952 Helsinki

  1. Shirley Strickland de la Hunty Australia
  2. Maria Golubnichaya Soviet Union
  3. Maria Sander Germany

1956 Melbourne

  1. Shirley Strickland de la Hunty Australia
  2. Gisela Köhler United Team of Germany
  3. Norma Thrower Australia

1960 Rome

  1. Irina Press Soviet Union
  2. Carole Quinton Great Britain
  3. Gisela Birkemeyer United Team of Germany

1964 Tokyo

  1. Karin Balzer United Team of Germany
  2. Teresa Ciepły Poland
  3. Pam Kilborn Australia

1968 Mexico City

  1. Maureen Caird Australia
  2. Pam Kilborn Australia
  3. Chi Cheng Republic of China


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