Paris Olympic Games 1924: Betty Robinson of the United States crossed the line in 12.2 seconds to win the first women's gold medal.
England Olympic Games 1948: Fanny Blankers-Koen crossed the finish line in 11.9 seconds to bring home the gold for the Netherlands.
Finland Olympic Games 1952: Australia's Marjorie Jackson sprinted across the line in 11.5 seconds to take home the gold.
Melbourne Olympic Games 1956: Australian track star Betty Cuthbert continued her country's dominance as she crossed the finish line for gold in 11.5 seconds. She was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1979.
Rome Olympic Games 1960: Australia's win streak came to an end when Wilmar Rudolph of the United States crossed the finish line in 11.0 seconds to win the gold.
Los Angeles Olympic Games 1984: The host country nabbed gold in the 100-meter sprint when Evelyn Ashford crossed the line in 11.0 seconds.
Seoul Olympic Games 1988: Perhaps the only thing that amazed fans more than Florence Griffith Joyner's 10.97-second dash for gold, was the American star's outlandish nails.
Barcelona Olympic Games 1992: United States standout Gail Devers continued the country's winning streak in the 100-meter sprint when she crossed the line in 10.94 seconds. She would win the event again four years later in the Atlanta Olympics.
Sydney Olympic Games 2000: United States star Marion Jones won but later admitted to taking performance-enhancing drugs, and she relinquished all of her medals from 2000.
Athens Olympic Games 2004: Belarusian sprinter Yulia Nesterenko won her country's first gold medal in the event when she finished the race in 10.93 seconds.
Beijing Olympic Games 2008: When Jamaica's Shelly-Ann Fraser won the 100-meter sprint in 10.78 seconds, she helped to secure Jamaica's dominance, as fellow Jamaican Usain Bolt also won gold in the event.
London Olympic Games 2012: Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce of Jamaica won her second consecutive 100-meter Olympic gold medal by winning the final in 10.75 seconds.
The largely celebrated 100-meter dash is the shortest common outdoor running events and one of track and field's most popular. Jamaica dominated the event in 2008 when Usain Bolt and Shelly-Ann Fraser sprinted to take home the gold.