100 meter Sprint for Women in Summer Olympics: The 100 meter sprint event was introduced to the women's athletics program at the 1928 Amsterdam Summer Games. Since then, the event has become a regular part of the Summer Games. The Olympic 100 meter sprint event has been dominated by the athletes from United States of America.
Rules for 100 meter Sprint for Women at Olympics: The International Association of Athletics Federations or IAAF is authorized to set rules for the track and field athletic events. The rules also applicable for the 100 meter sprint event for women at the international level are-
Medal Winners in the 100 meter Sprint for Women at Olympics: Florence Griffith-Joyner, Yulia Nesterenko, Marion Jones, Gail Devers, Evelyn Ashford, Lyudmila Kondratyeva, Annegret Richter, Renate Stecher, Wyomia Tyus, Wilma Rudolph, Betty Cuthbert, Marjorie Jackson, Fanny Blankers-Koen, Helen Stephens, Stanislawa Walasiewicz, Betty Robinson, Lauryn Williams, Ekaterini Thanou, Merlene Ottey, Juliet Cuthbert, Alice Brown, Inger Miller, Li Xuemei, Dawn Sowell, Ivet Lalova, Irina Privalova, Christine Arron and Veronica Campbell are some of the leading athletes in the domain of the 100 meter sprint event.
Trivia: American athlete Florence Griffith-Joyner, also known as "Flo Jo", is the world record holder in the 100 meter sprint event. With her long hair, stunning look and long painted nails, she added a new color to the women's track events. In her words, "Looking good is almost as important as running well." During the 1960 Rome Summer Games, the winner of the 100 meter Olympic title, was given the nickname, "the black gazelle". In her childhood she was handicapped temporarily, affected by pneumonia and scarlet fever. At the age of thirty, Fanny Blankers-Koen won gold medal in the 100 meter event at the 1936 Berlin Olympics, one of her four titles in the Games. She was also called the "Flying Dutchwoman".