This is one of my favourite events. It requires maximum speed, power, suppleness and co-ordination. In a women’s senior hurdles race there are 10 hurdles of a height of 83.8cm. The 100m hurdles is started out of running blocks.
The first hurdle is placed 13m from the starting line, the following 9 hurdles are placed 8.5m apart from one another and the distance from the final hurdle to the
finish line is 10.5m..
The 100m hurdles was introduced to the Summer Olympics in 1972. The current world record is 12.21s set by Yordanka Donkova.