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1996 in athletics (track and field)

This page contains an overview of the year 1996 in athletics.

Contents

Major EventsEdit

World recordsEdit

MenEdit

Event Athlete Nation Performance Meeting Place Date
100 m Donovan Bailey   Canada 9.84 Olympic Games   Atlanta, United States 27 July
200 m Michael Johnson   United States 19.66 US Olympic Trials   Atlanta, United States 23 June
200 m Michael Johnson   United States 19.32 Olympic Games   Atlanta, United States 1 August
3000 m Daniel Komen   Kenya 7:20.67 Rieti Meeting   Rieti, Italy 1 September
10,000 m Salah Hissou   Morocco 26:38.08 Memorial Van Damme   Brussels, Belgium 23 August
Javelin throw Jan Železný   Czech Republic 98.48 m   Jena, Germany 1 September

WomenEdit

Event Athlete Nation Performance Meeting Place Date
1000 m Svetlana Masterkova   Russia 2:28.98 Memorial Van Damme   Brussels, Belgium 23 August
3000 m steeplechase Sara Heeb   United States 10:34.5 Mt. SAC Relays   Walnut, United States 20 April
3000 m steeplechase Gracie Padilla   United States 10:30.2   Los Angeles, United States 17 May
3000 m steeplechase Courtney Meldrum   United States 10:23.47 US Olympic Trials   Atlanta, United States 23 June
Pole vault Emma George   Australia 4.41 m   Perth, Australia 28 January
Pole vault Emma George   Australia 4.42 m   Reims, France 29 June
Pole vault Emma George   Australia 4.45 m   Sapporo, Japan 14 July
Hammer throw Olga Kuzenkova   Russia 68.20 m   Sydney, Australia 8 February
Hammer throw Olga Kuzenkova   Russia 69.46 m   Sydney, Australia 17 February

AwardsEdit

Season's bestsEdit

Best marks of the year
Event Men Women
Athlete Mark Notes Athlete Mark Notes
100 metres   Donovan Bailey (CAN) 9.84 WR   Merlene Ottey (JAM) 10.74
200 metres   Michael Johnson (USA) 19.32 WR   Marie-José Pérec (FRA)
  Mary Onyali (NGR)
22.07
400 metres   Michael Johnson (USA) 43.44   Marie-José Pérec (FRA) 48.25
800 metres   Wilson Kipketer (DEN) 1:41.83   Svetlana Masterkova (RUS) 1:56.04
1500 metres   Hicham El Guerrouj (MAR) 3:29.05   Svetlana Masterkova (RUS) 3:56.77
3000 metres   Daniel Komen (KEN) 7:20.67 WR   Sonia O'Sullivan (IRL) 8:35.42
5000 metres   Daniel Komen (KEN) 12:45.09   Fernanda Ribeiro (POR) 14:41.07
10,000 metres   Salah Hissou (MAR) 26:38.08 WR   Fernanda Ribeiro (POR) 31:01.63
100/110 metres hurdles   Allen Johnson (USA) 12.92   Ludmila Engquist (SWE) 12.47
400 metres hurdles   Derrick Adkins (USA) 47.54   Deon Hemmings (JAM) 52.82
3000 metres steeplechase   John Kosgei (KEN) 8:05.68   Courtney Meldrum (USA) 10:23.47 WR
Pole vault   Sergey Bubka (UKR) 6.02 m   Emma George (AUS) 4.45 m WR
High jump   Charles Austin (USA) 2.39 m   Stefka Kostadinova (BUL) 2.05 m
Long jump   Erick Walder (USA) 8.58 m   Jackie Joyner-Kersee (USA) 7.20 m
Triple jump   Kenny Harrison (USA) 18.09 m   Inessa Kravets (UKR) 15.33 m
Shot put   Randy Barnes (USA) 22.40 m   Astrid Kumbernuss (GER) 20.97 m
Discus throw   Anthony Washington (USA) 71.14 m   Ilke Wyludda (GER) 69.66 m
Javelin throw   Jan Železný (CZE) 98.48 m WR   Steffi Nerius (GER) 69.42 m
Hammer throw   Lance Deal (USA) 82.52 m   Olga Kuzenkova (RUS) 69.46 m WR
Heptathlon   Ghada Shouaa (SYR) 6942 pts
Decathlon   Dan O'Brien (USA) 8824 pts
4×100 metres relay   Canada
Robert Esmie
Glenroy Gilbert
Bruny Surin
Donovan Bailey
37.69   United States
Chryste Gaines
Gail Devers
Inger Miller
Gwen Torrence
41.95
4×400 metres relay   United States
LaMont Smith
Alvin Harrison
Derek Mills
Anthuan Maybank
2:55.99   United States
Rochelle Stevens
Maicel Malone
Kim Graham
Jearl Miles-Clark
3:20.91

ReferencesEdit

  • Matti Koskimies (1 January 2012). "Season Bests by Year (Men)". Retrieved 6 January 2012.
  • Matti Koskimies (1 January 2012). "Season Bests by Year (Women)". Retrieved 6 January 2012.
  • Matti Koskimies (1 January 2012). "World Record Progression (Men)". Retrieved 7 January 2012.
  • Matti Koskimies (1 January 2012). "World Record Progression (Women)". Retrieved 7 January 2012.