100 metres hurdles women World Championships

Who wins 100 metres hurdles women?

Highest
odds
Lowest
odds
Danielle Williams1.351.35
Keni Harrison3.503.50
Amusan, Tobi16.0016.00
Brown, Janeek18.0018.00
Mcneal, Brianna18.0018.00
Nia Ali18.0018.00
Alina Talay26.0026.00
Tapper, Megan34.0034.00
Nadine Visser36.0036.00
Cindy Roleder41.0041.00
Elvira Herman41.0041.00
Cindy Ofili67.0067.00
Karolina Koleczek67.0067.00
Korte, Annimari67.0067.00
Bogliolo, Luminosa81.0081.00
Hurske, Reetta81.0081.00
Pedrya Seymour101.00101.00
Thompson, Yanique101.00101.00
Klaudia Siciarz151.00151.00
Nooralotta Neziri151.00151.00
Solene Ndama151.00151.00
Anne Zagré251.00251.00
Isabelle Pedersen251.00251.00
Kerekes, Greta251.00251.00
Luca Kozák251.00251.00
Phylicia George251.00251.00
Vargas, Andrea251.00251.00
Quenot, Fanny501.00501.00
Valette, Laura501.00501.00

2019 World Championships in Athletics for women: 100 metre hurdles

Mechanism:

As evident from its name, the event includes hurdles of a size of 83.8cm on a track of 100 metres which the women have to overcome. Special detectors placed on the blocks and in the starting pistol, measure the "reaction time". If its <0.1, then the start is considered to be false, the athlete is recalled from running and is also disqualified.

All the hurdles are placed at a distance of 8.5m from each other, while it takes 13m to reach the first and 10.5m to reach the finish line from the last one. A runner is not disqualified if she touches the hurdles, but this can happen in the case she steps out of her lane, that's why the hurdles are designed in a way if touched they gets knocked down easily thus allowing the athlete to continue running without any delay.

The Past:

Well its history can be tracked down back to the England of 1830s, from where it evolved from wooden barriers being placed along a 100 yard stretch. The event was part of the first Women’s World Games of 1922, and a little altered version of the race (reduced to 80m) was also included in the 1932 Olympics which was later increased to 100m at the 1972 Olympics.

Interesting Trivia:

As mentioned earlier, an athlete is not disqualified if she knocks down a hurdle, but same was not the case back in & up to 1935, whereby knocking down of 3 or more hurdles used to result in immediate disqualification.

Yordanka Donkova

The Bulgarian hurdling athlete won an Olympic gold medal in 1988 and set 4 100 m hurdles world records. Her final world record, a time of 12.21 also set in 1988, remained unbeaten for about 28 years, and was finally broken in 2016 by Kendra.