The 800 metres, or meters (US spelling), is a common track running event. It is the shortest commonly run middle-distance running event. The 800 metres is run over two laps of an outdoor (400-metre) track and has been an Olympic event since the first modern games in 1896. During the winter track season the event is usually run by completing four laps of an indoor 200-metre track.

Athletics
800 metres
800 m final Daegu 2011.jpg
Men's 800 metres final in Daegu 2011.
World records
MenKenya David Rudisha 1:40.91 (2012)
WomenCzechoslovakia Jarmila Kratochvílová 1:53.28 (1983)
Olympic records
MenKenya David Rudisha 1:40.91 (2012)
WomenSoviet Union Nadezhda Olizarenko 1:53.43 (1980)
World Championship records
MenUnited States Donavan Brazier 1:42.34 (2019)
WomenCzechoslovakia Jarmila Kratochvílová 1:54.68 (1983)

The event was derived from the imperial measurement of a half mile (880 yards), a traditional English racing distance. 800m is 4.67m less than a half mile.

The event combines aerobic endurance with anaerobic conditioning and sprint speed, so the 800m athlete has to combine training for both.

Runners in this event are occasionally fast enough to also compete in the 400 metres but more commonly have enough endurance to 'double up' in the 1500m. Only Alberto Juantorena and Jarmila Kratochvílová have won major international titles at 400m and 800m.

Race tacticsEdit

The 800m is also known for its tactical racing. Because it is the shortest middle-distance event that has all the runners converge into one lane (after the first bend), positioning on the cut-in and the position of the pack is critical to the outcome of the race. Gaining a front position early in the race is often advantageous as there are occasionally trips when running in a pack. Olympic champions Dave Wottle, Kelly Holmes and others have defied that logic by running a more evenly paced race, lagging behind the pack and accelerating past the slowing early leaders. Often the winner of elite 800m races is not the fastest runner, but the athlete best positioned near the end of the race: an athlete directly behind another runner, has to switch to an outer lane to overtake, so has to run further—and might be blocked by a third runner alongside.[1]

800 metre participants usually run a positive split, where the first lap is faster, but a negative split is occasionally run as a tactic. The current world record (by David Rudisha) was run with a positive split in the 2012 Olympics. Rudisha ran the first lap in 49.28 seconds and the second in 51.63 seconds. Theoretically, an even split is the most efficient running mode[citation needed], but it is difficult to pace correctly.

Continental recordsEdit

  • Updated 25 September 2021.[2][3]
Area Men Women
Time Athlete Nation Time Athlete Nation
Africa (records) 1:40.91 WR David Rudisha   Kenya 1:54.01 Pamela Jelimo   Kenya
Asia (records) 1:42.79 Yusuf Saad Kamel   Bahrain 1:55.54 Dong Liu   China
Europe (records) 1:41.11 Wilson Kipketer   Denmark 1:53.28 WR Jarmila Kratochvílová   Czechoslovakia
North, Central America
and Caribbean
(records)
1:42.34 Donavan Brazier   United States 1:54.44 Ana Fidelia Quirot   Cuba
Oceania (records) 1:44.11 Peter Bol   Australia 1:58.09 Catriona Bisset   Australia
South America (records) 1:41.77 Joaquim Cruz   Brazil 1:56.58 Letitia Vriesde   Suriname

All-time top 25Edit

Men (outdoor)Edit

  • Correct as of August 2021.[4]
Ath.# Perf.# Time Athlete Nation Date Place Ref
1 1 1:40.91 David Rudisha   Kenya 09 AUG 2012 London [5]
2 1:41.01 Rudisha #2 29 AUG 2010 Rieti
3 1:41.09 Rudisha #3 22 AUG 2010 Berlin
2 4 1:41.11 Wilson Kipketer   Denmark 24 AUG 1997 Cologne
5 1:41.24 Kipketer #2 13 AUG 1997 Zürich
6 1:41.33 Rudisha #4 10 SEP 2011 Rieti
7 1:41.51 Rudisha #5 10 JUL 2010 Heusden-Zolder
8 1:41.54 Rudisha #6 06 JUL 2012 London
3 9 1:41.73 Sebastian Coe   United Kingdom 10 JUN 1981 Florence
9 1:41.73 Kipketer #3 07 JUL 1997 Stockholm
3 9 1:41.73 Nijel Amos   Botswana 09 AUG 2012 London
12 1:41.74 Rudisha #7 09 JUN 2012 New York City
5 13 1:41.77 Joaquim Cruz   Brazil 26 AUG 1984 Cologne
14 1:41.83 Kipketer #4 01 SEP 1996 Rieti
15 1:41.89 Amos #2 12 JUL 2019 Monaco
16 1:42.01 Rudisha #8 06 SEP 2009 Rieti
17 1:42.04 Rudisha #9 04 JUN 2010 Oslo
6 18 1:42.05 Emmanuel Korir   Kenya 22 JUL 2018 London [6]
19 1:42.12 Rudisha #10 23 JUN 2012 Nairobi
20 1:42.14 Amos #3 20 JUL 2018 Monaco
21 1:42.15 Rudisha #11 15 AUG 2016 Rio de Janeiro
22 1:42.17 Kipketer #5 16 SEP 1996 Tokyo
23 1:42.20 Kipketer #6 22 AUG 1997 Brussels
7 24 1:42.23 Abubaker Kaki   Sudan 04 JUN 2010 Oslo [7]
25 1:42.27 Kipketer #7 08 SEP 2002 Rieti
8 1:42.28 Sammy Koskei   Kenya 26 AUG 1984 Cologne
9 1:42.34 Wilfred Bungei   Kenya 08 SEP 2002 Rieti
Donavan Brazier   United States 01 OCT 2019 Doha [8]
11 1:42.37 Mohammed Aman   Ethiopia 06 SEP 2013 Brussels [9]
12 1:42.47 Yuriy Borzakovskiy   Russia 24 AUG 2001 Brussels
13 1:42.51 Amel Tuka   Bosnia and Herzegovina 17 JULY 2015 Monaco [10]
14 1:42.53 Timothy Kitum   Kenya 09 AUG 2012 London
Pierre-Ambroise Bosse   France 18 JUL 2014 Monaco
16 1:42.54 Ferguson Rotich   Kenya 12 JUL 2019 Monaco [11]
17 1:42.55 André Bucher    Switzerland 17 AUG 2001 Zürich
18 1:42.58 Vebjørn Rodal   Norway 31 JUL 1996 Atlanta
19 1:42.60 Johnny Gray   United States 28 AUG 1985 Koblenz
20 1:42.61 Taoufik Makhloufi   Algeria 15 AUG 2016 Rio de Janeiro [12]
21 1:42.62 Patrick Ndururi   Kenya 17 AUG 2001 Zürich
22 1:42.67 Alfred Kirwa Yego   Kenya 06 SEP 2009 Rieti
23 1:42.69 Hezekiél Sepeng   South Africa 03 SEP 1999 Brussels
Japheth Kimutai   Kenya 03 SEP 1999 Brussels
25 1:42.79 Frederick Onyancha   Kenya 31 JUL 1996 Atlanta
Yusuf Saad Kamel   Bahrain 29 JUL 2008 Monaco

Women (outdoor)Edit

  • Correct as of August 2021.[13]
Ath.# Perf.# Time Athlete Nation Date Place Ref
1 1 1:53.28 Jarmila Kratochvílová   Czechoslovakia 26 JUL 1983 Munich
2 2 1:53.43 Nadezhda Olizarenko   Soviet Union 27 JUL 1980 Moscow
3 3 1:54.01 Pamela Jelimo   Kenya 29 AUG 2008 Zürich
4 4 1:54.25 Caster Semenya   South Africa 30 JUN 2018 Paris [14]
5 5 1:54.44 Ana Fidelia Quirot   Cuba 09 SEP 1989 Barcelona
6 1:54.60 Semenya #2 20 JUL 2018 Monaco
7 1:54.68 Kratochvílová #2 09 AUG 1983 Helsinki
8 1:54.77 Semenya #3 09 SEP 2018 Ostrava
6 9 1:54.81 Olga Mineyeva   Soviet Union 27 JUL 1980 Moscow
10 1:54.82 Quirot #2 24 AUG 1997 Cologne
11 1:54.85 Olizarenko #2 12 JUN 1980 Moscow
12 1:54.87 Jelimo #2 18 AUG 2008 Beijing
7 13 1:54.91 Tatyana Kazankina   Soviet Union 26 JUL 1976 Montreal
14 1:54.97 Jelimo #3 18 JUL 2008 Saint-Denis
15 1:54.98 Semenya #4 03 MAY 2019 Doha
16 1:54.99 Jelimo #4 01 JUN 2008 Berlin
17 1:55.04 Kratochvílová #3 23 AUG 1983 Oslo
8 17 1:55.04 Athing Mu   United States 21 AUG 2021 Eugene [15]
9 19 1:55.05 Doina Melinte   Romania 01 AUG 1982 Bucharest
20 1:55.16 Jelimo #5 05 SEP 2008 Brussels
Semenya #5 13 AUG 2017 London
10 22 1:55.19 Maria Mutola   Mozambique 17 AUG 1994 Zürich
Jolanda Čeplak   Slovenia 20 JUL 2002 Heusden-Zolder
24 1:55.21 Mu #2 03 AUG 2021 Tokyo
12 25 1:55.26 Sigrun Wodars   East Germany 31 AUG 1987 Rome
13 1:55.32 Christine Wachtel   East Germany 31 AUG 1987 Rome
14 1:55.42 Nikolina Shtereva   Bulgaria 26 JUL 1976 Rome
15 1:55.46 Tatyana Providokhina   Soviet Union 27 JUL 1980 Moscow
16 1:55.47 Francine Niyonsaba   Burundi 21 JUL 2017 Monaco [16]
17 1:55.54 Ellen van Langen   Netherlands 03 AUG 1992 Barcelona
Dong Liu   China 09 AUG 1993 Beijing
19 1:55.56 Lyubov Gurina   Soviet Union 31 AUG 1987 Rome
20 1:55.60 Elfi Zinn   East Germany 26 JUL 1976 Montreal
21 1:55.61 Ajeé Wilson   United States 21 JUL 2017 Monaco [16]
22 1:55.68 Ella Kovacs   Romania 02 JUN 1985 Bucharest
23 1:55.69 Irina Podyalovskaya   Soviet Union 22 JUN 1984 Kyiv
24 1:55.74 Anita Weiss   East Germany 26 JUL 1976 Montreal
25 1:55.87 Svetlana Masterkova   Russia 18 JUN 1999 Moscow

Annulled marksEdit

Men (indoor)Edit

  • Correct as of February 2022.[17]
Rank Time Athlete Nationality Date Place Ref
1 1:42.67 Wilson Kipketer   Denmark 9 March 1997 Paris
2 1:43.63 Elliot Giles   Great Britain 17 February 2021 Torun
3 1:43.98 Michael Saruni   Kenya 9 February 2019 New York
4 1:44.15 Yuriy Borzakovskiy   Russia 27 January 2001 Karlsruhe
5 1:44.21 Emmanuel Korir   Kenya 3 February 2018 New York
Donavan Brazier   United States 31 January 2021 New York
7 1:44.37 Bryce Hoppel   United States 31 January 2021 Fayetteville
8 1:44.52 Mohammed Aman   Ethiopia 15 February 2014 Birmingham
9 1:44.54 Jamie Webb   Great Britain 17 February 2021 Torun
10 1:44.57 Adam Kszczot   Poland 14 February 2012 Lievin
11 1:44.71 Joseph Mutua   Kenya 31 January 2004 Stuttgart
12 1:44.75 Ismail Ahmed Ismail   Sudan 26 February 2009 Prague
13 1:44.78 Pawel Czapiewski   Poland 3 March 2002 Vienna
14 1:44.81 Abubaker Kaki   Sudan 9 March 2008 Valencia
15 1:44.82 Mehdi Baala   France 18 February 2003 Stockholm
16 1:44.84 Paul Ereng   Kenya 4 March 1989 Budapest
17 1:44.88 Nico Motchebon   Germany 5 February 1995 Stuttgart
18 1:44.91 Sebastian Coe   Great Britain 12 March 1983 Cosford
Mbulaeni Mulaudzi   South Africa 9 March 2008 Valencia
20 1:44.93 Andre Bucher    Switzerland 3 March 2002 Vienna
21 1:44.97 Wilfred Bungei   Kenya 2 February 2003 Stuttgart
22 1:44.99 Andre Olivier   South Africa 15 February 2014 Birmingham
23 1:45.00 Johnny Gray   United States 8 March 1992 Sindelfingen
24 1:45.09 Andreas Kramer   Sweden 17 February 2021 Torun
25 1:45.12 Hezekiel Sepeng   South Africa 28 February 2003 Karlsruhe
Mariano García   Spain 6 February 2022 Staten Island [18]

NotesEdit

Below is a list of other times equal or superior to 1:44.82:

Women (indoor)Edit

  • Correct as of February 2022.[19]
Rank Time Athlete Nationality Date Place Ref
1 1:55.82 Jolanda Ceplak   Slovenia 3 March 2002 Vienna
2 1:55.85 Stephanie Graf   Austria 3 March 2002 Vienna
3 1:56.40 Christine Wachtel   East Germany 13 February 1988 Vienna
4 1:56.90 Ludmila Formanova   Czech Republic 7 March 1999 Maebashi
5 1:57.06 Maria Mutola   Mozambique 21 February 1999 Lievin
6 1:57.20 Keely Hodgkinson   Great Britain 19 February 2022 Birmingham [20]
7 1:57.23 Inna Yevseyeva   Ukraine 1 February 1992 Moscow
8 1:57.47 Natalya Tsyganova   Russia 7 March 1999 Maebashi
9 1:57.51 Olga Kotlyarova   Russia 18 February 2006 Moscow
10 1:57.52 Gudaf Tsegay   Ethiopia 14 February 2021 Val-de-Reuil
11 1:57.53 Larisa Chzhao   Russia 23 January 2005 Moscow
12 1:57.67 Sigrun Wodars   East Germany 13 February 1988 Vienna
13 1:57.91 Jemma Reekie   Great Britain 1 February 2020 Glasgow
14 1:58.10 Mariya Savinova   Russia 8 March 2009 Torino
15 1:58.14 Yuliya Stepanova   Russia 17 February 2011 Moscow
16 1:58.19 Habitam Alemu   Ethiopia 17 February 2021 Torun
17 1:58.29 Ajee Wilson   United States 8 February 2020 New York
18 1:58.31 Francine Niyonsaba   Burundi 4 March 2018 Birmingham
19 1:58.34 Svetlana Cherkasova   Russia 4 February 2006 Moscow
20 1:58.37 Helena Fuchsova   Czech Republic 25 February 2001 Liévin
21 1:58.40 Athing Mu   United States 27 February 2021 Fayetteville
22 1:58.43 Jennifer Meadows   Great Britain 14 March 2010 Doha
23 1:58.44 Laura Muir   Great Britain 1 February 2020 Glasgow
24 1:58.46 Natoya Goule   Jamaica 17 February 2022 Liévin [21]
25 1:58.48 Irina Vashentseva   Russia 23 January 2005 Moscow

NotesEdit

Below is a list of other times equal or superior to 1:58.19:

  • Stephanie Graf also ran 1:56.85 (2002), 1:57.53 (2001), 1:57.61 (2002), 1:57.68 (2001), and 1:57.80 (2000).
  • Maria Mutola also ran 1:57.06 (1999), 1:57.13 (1996), 1:57.17 (1999), 1:57.48 (2002, 2004), 1:57.55 (1993), 1:57.62 (1995), 1:57.72 (2004), 1:57.90 (1998), 1:58.02 (1997, 2001), 1:58.05 (2001), and 1:58.16 (1999).
  • Jolanda Ceplak also ran 1:57.18 (2002) and 1:57.79 (2002).

JuniorsEdit

World junior records (19 and under) are held by Nijel Amos (1:41.73, London, 9 August 2012) and Pamela Jelimo (1:54.01, Zürich, 29 August 2008). Both marks coincidentally rank them as the third fastest ever.

Olympic medalistsEdit

MenEdit

Games Gold Silver Bronze
1896 Athens
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Edwin Flack
  Australia
Nándor Dáni
  Hungary
Dimitrios Golemis
  Greece
1900 Paris
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Alfred Tysoe
  Great Britain
John Cregan
  United States
David Hall
  United States
1904 St. Louis
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Jim Lightbody
  United States
Howard Valentine
  United States
Emil Breitkreutz
  United States
1908 London
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Mel Sheppard
  United States
Emilio Lunghi
  Italy
Hanns Braun
  Germany
1912 Stockholm
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Ted Meredith
  United States
Mel Sheppard
  United States
Ira Davenport
  United States
1920 Antwerp
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Albert Hill
  Great Britain
Earl Eby
  United States
Bevil Rudd
  South Africa
1924 Paris
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Douglas Lowe
  Great Britain
Paul Martin
  Switzerland
Schuyler Enck
  United States
1928 Amsterdam
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Douglas Lowe
  Great Britain
Erik Byléhn
  Sweden
Hermann Engelhard
  Germany
1932 Los Angeles
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Tommy Hampson
  Great Britain
Alex Wilson
  Canada
Phil Edwards
  Canada
1936 Berlin
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John Woodruff
  United States
Mario Lanzi
  Italy
Phil Edwards
  Canada
1948 London
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Mal Whitfield
  United States
Arthur Wint
  Jamaica
Marcel Hansenne
  France
1952 Helsinki
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Mal Whitfield
  United States
Arthur Wint
  Jamaica
Heinz Ulzheimer
  Germany
1956 Melbourne
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Tom Courtney
  United States
Derek Johnson
  Great Britain
Audun Boysen
  Norway
1960 Rome
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Peter Snell
  New Zealand
Roger Moens
  Belgium
George Kerr
  British West Indies
1964 Tokyo
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Peter Snell
  New Zealand
Bill Crothers
  Canada
Wilson Kiprugut
  Kenya
1968 Mexico City
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Ralph Doubell
  Australia
Wilson Kiprugut
  Kenya
Tom Farrell
  United States
1972 Munich
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Dave Wottle
  United States
Yevhen Arzhanov
  Soviet Union
Mike Boit
  Kenya
1976 Montreal
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Alberto Juantorena
  Cuba
Ivo Van Damme
  Belgium
Rick Wohlhuter
  United States
1980 Moscow
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Steve Ovett
  Great Britain
Sebastian Coe
  Great Britain
Nikolay Kirov
  Soviet Union
1984 Los Angeles
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Joaquim Cruz
  Brazil
Sebastian Coe
  Great Britain
Earl Jones
  United States
1988 Seoul
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Paul Ereng
  Kenya
Joaquim Cruz
  Brazil
Saïd Aouita
  Morocco
1992 Barcelona
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William Tanui
  Kenya
Nixon Kiprotich
  Kenya
Johnny Gray
  United States
1996 Atlanta
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Vebjørn Rodal
  Norway
Hezekiél Sepeng
  South Africa
Frederick Onyancha
  Kenya
2000 Sydney
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Nils Schumann
  Germany
Wilson Kipketer
  Denmark
Djabir Saïd-Guerni
  Algeria
2004 Athens
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Yuriy Borzakovskiy
  Russia
Mbulaeni Mulaudzi
  South Africa
Wilson Kipketer
  Denmark
2008 Beijing
details
Wilfred Bungei
  Kenya
Ismail Ahmed Ismail
  Sudan
Alfred Kirwa Yego
  Kenya
2012 London
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David Rudisha
  Kenya
Nijel Amos
  Botswana
Timothy Kitum
  Kenya
2016 Rio de Janeiro
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David Rudisha
  Kenya
Taoufik Makhloufi
  Algeria
Clayton Murphy
  United States
2020 Tokyo
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Emmanuel Korir
  Kenya
Ferguson Rotich
  Kenya
Patryk Dobek
  Poland

WomenEdit

Games Gold Silver Bronze
1928 Amsterdam
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Lina Radke
  Germany
Kinuye Hitomi
  Japan
Inga Gentzel
  Sweden
1932–1956 not included in the Olympic program
1960 Rome
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Lyudmila Shevtsova
  Soviet Union
Brenda Jones
  Australia
Ursula Donath
  United Team of Germany
1964 Tokyo
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Ann Packer
  Great Britain
Maryvonne Dupureur
  France
Marise Chamberlain
  New Zealand
1968 Mexico City
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Madeline Manning
  United States
Ilona Silai
  Romania
Mia Gommers
  Netherlands
1972 Munich
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Hildegard Falck
  West Germany
Nijolė Sabaitė
  Soviet Union
Gunhild Hoffmeister
  East Germany
1976 Montreal
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Tatyana Kazankina
  Soviet Union
Nikolina Shtereva
  Bulgaria
Elfi Zinn
  East Germany
1980 Moscow
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Nadiya Olizarenko
  Soviet Union
Olga Mineyeva
  Soviet Union
Tatyana Providokhina
  Soviet Union
1984 Los Angeles
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Doina Melinte
  Romania
Kim Gallagher
  United States
Fiţa Lovin
  Romania
1988 Seoul
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Sigrun Wodars
  East Germany
Christine Wachtel
  East Germany
Kim Gallagher
  United States
1992 Barcelona
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Ellen van Langen
  Netherlands
Liliya Nurutdinova
  Unified Team
Ana Fidelia Quirot
  Cuba
1996 Atlanta
details
Svetlana Masterkova
  Russia
Ana Fidelia Quirot
  Cuba
Maria Mutola
  Mozambique
2000 Sydney
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Maria Mutola
  Mozambique
Stephanie Graf
  Austria
Kelly Holmes
  Great Britain
2004 Athens
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Kelly Holmes
  Great Britain
Hasna Benhassi
  Morocco
Jolanda Čeplak
  Slovenia
2008 Beijing
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Pamela Jelimo
  Kenya
Janeth Jepkosgei
  Kenya
Hasna Benhassi
  Morocco
2012 London
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Caster Semenya
  South Africa[22]
Ekaterina Poistogova
  Russia
Pamela Jelimo
  Kenya
2016 Rio de Janeiro
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Caster Semenya
  South Africa
Francine Niyonsaba
  Burundi
Margaret Wambui
  Kenya
2020 Tokyo
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Athing Mu
  United States
Keely Hodgkinson
  Great Britain
Raevyn Rogers
  United States

World Championships medalistsEdit

MenEdit

Championships Gold Silver Bronze
1983 Helsinki
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  Willi Wülbeck (FRG)   Rob Druppers (NED)   Joaquim Cruz (BRA)
1987 Rome
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  Billy Konchellah (KEN)   Peter Elliott (GBR)   José Luíz Barbosa (BRA)
1991 Tokyo
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  Billy Konchellah (KEN)   José Luíz Barbosa (BRA)   Mark Everett (USA)
1993 Stuttgart
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  Paul Ruto (KEN)   Giuseppe D'Urso (ITA)   Billy Konchellah (KEN)
1995 Gothenburg
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  Wilson Kipketer (DEN)   Arthémon Hatungimana (BDI)   Vebjørn Rodal (NOR)
1997 Athens
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  Wilson Kipketer (DEN)   Norberto Téllez (CUB)   Rich Kenah (USA)
1999 Seville
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  Wilson Kipketer (DEN)   Hezekiél Sepeng (RSA)   Djabir Saïd-Guerni (ALG)
2001 Edmonton
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  André Bucher (SUI)   Wilfred Bungei (KEN)   Paweł Czapiewski (POL)
2003 Saint-Denis
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  Djabir Saïd-Guerni (ALG)   Yuriy Borzakovskiy (RUS)   Mbulaeni Mulaudzi (RSA)
2005 Helsinki
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  Rashid Ramzi (BHR)   Yuriy Borzakovskiy (RUS)   William Yiampoy (KEN)
2007 Osaka
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  Alfred Kirwa Yego (KEN)   Gary Reed (CAN)   Yuriy Borzakovskiy (RUS)
2009 Berlin
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  Mbulaeni Mulaudzi (RSA)   Alfred Kirwa Yego (KEN)   Yusuf Saad Kamel (BHR)
2011 Daegu
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  David Rudisha (KEN)   Abubaker Kaki (SUD)   Yuriy Borzakovskiy (RUS)
2013 Moscow
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  Mohammed Aman (ETH)   Nick Symmonds (USA)   Ayanleh Souleiman (DJI)
2015 Beijing
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  David Rudisha (KEN)   Adam Kszczot (POL)   Amel Tuka (BIH)
2017 London
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  Pierre-Ambroise Bosse (FRA)   Adam Kszczot (POL)   Kipyegon Bett (KEN)
2019 Doha
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  Donavan Brazier (USA)   Amel Tuka (BIH)   Ferguson Cheruiyot Rotich (KEN)
2022 Eugene
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  Emmanuel Korir (KEN)   Djamel Sedjati (ALG)   Marco Arop (CAN)

WomenEdit

Championships Gold Silver Bronze
1983 Helsinki
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  Jarmila Kratochvílová (TCH)   Lyubov Gurina (URS)   Yekaterina Podkopayeva (URS)
1987 Rome
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  Sigrun Wodars (GDR)   Christine Wachtel (GDR)   Lyubov Gurina (URS)
1991 Tokyo
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  Liliya Nurutdinova (URS)   Ana Fidelia Quirot (CUB)   Ella Kovacs (ROU)
1993 Stuttgart
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  Maria Mutola (MOZ)   Lyubov Gurina (RUS)   Ella Kovacs (ROU)
1995 Gothenburg
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  Ana Fidelia Quirot (CUB)   Letitia Vriesde (SUR)   Kelly Holmes (GBR)
1997 Athens
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  Ana Fidelia Quirot (CUB)   Yelena Afanasyeva (RUS)   Maria Mutola (MOZ)
1999 Seville
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  Ludmila Formanová (CZE)   Maria Mutola (MOZ)   Svetlana Masterkova (RUS)
2001 Edmonton
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  Maria Mutola (MOZ)   Stephanie Graf (AUT)   Letitia Vriesde (SUR)
2003 Saint-Denis
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  Maria Mutola (MOZ)   Kelly Holmes (GBR)   Natalya Khrushcheleva (RUS)
2005 Helsinki
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  Zulia Calatayud (CUB)   Hasna Benhassi (MAR)   Tatyana Andrianova (RUS)
2007 Osaka
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  Janeth Jepkosgei (KEN)   Hasna Benhassi (MAR)   Mayte Martínez (ESP)
2009 Berlin
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  Caster Semenya (RSA)   Janeth Jepkosgei (KEN)   Jenny Meadows (GBR)
2011 Daegu
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  Caster Semenya (RSA)   Janeth Jepkosgei (KEN)   Alysia Johnson Montaño (USA)
2013 Moscow
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  Eunice Sum (KEN)   Brenda Martinez (USA)   Alysia Johnson Montaño (USA)
2015 Beijing
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  Maryna Arzamasava (BLR)   Melissa Bishop (CAN)   Eunice Sum (KEN)
2017 London
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  Caster Semenya (RSA)   Francine Niyonsaba (BDI)   Ajeé Wilson (USA)
2019 Doha
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  Halimah Nakaayi (UGA)   Raevyn Rogers (USA)   Ajeé Wilson (USA)
2022 Eugene
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  Athing Mu (USA)   Keely Hodgkinson (GBR)   Mary Moraa (KEN)

World Indoor Championships medalistsEdit

MenEdit

Games Gold Silver Bronze
1985 Paris[A]   Colomán Trabado (ESP)   Benjamín González (ESP)   Ikem Billy (GBR)
1987 Indianapolis
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  José Luíz Barbosa (BRA)   Vladimir Graudyn (URS)   Faouzi Lahbi (MAR)
1989 Budapest
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  Paul Ereng (KEN)   José Luíz Barbosa (BRA)   Tonino Viali (ITA)
1991 Seville
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  Paul Ereng (KEN)   Tomás de Teresa (ESP)   Simon Hoogewerf (CAN)
1993 Toronto
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  Tom McKean (GBR)   Charles Nkazamyampi (BDI)   Nico Motchebon (GER)
1995 Barcelona
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  Clive Terrelonge (JAM)   Benson Koech (KEN)   Pavel Soukup (CZE)
1997 Paris
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  Wilson Kipketer (DEN)   Mahjoub Haïda (MAR)   Rich Kenah (USA)
1999 Maebashi
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  Johan Botha (RSA)   Wilson Kipketer (DEN)   Nico Motchebon (GER)
2001 Lisbon
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  Yuriy Borzakovskiy (RUS)   Johan Botha (RSA)   André Bucher (SUI)
2003 Birmingham
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  David Krummenacker (USA)   Wilson Kipketer (DEN)   Wilfred Bungei (KEN)
2004 Budapest
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  Mbulaeni Mulaudzi (RSA)   Rashid Ramzi (BHR)   Osmar dos Santos (BRA)
2006 Moscow
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  Wilfred Bungei (KEN)   Mbulaeni Mulaudzi (RSA)   Yuriy Borzakovskiy (RUS)
2008 Valencia
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  Abubaker Kaki (SUD)   Mbulaeni Mulaudzi (RSA)   Yusuf Saad Kamel (BHR)
2010 Doha
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  Abubaker Kaki (SUD)   Boaz Kiplagat Lalang (KEN)   Adam Kszczot (POL)
2012 Istanbul
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  Mohammed Aman (ETH)   Jakub Holuša (CZE)   Andrew Osagie (GBR)
2014 Sopot
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  Mohammed Aman (ETH)   Adam Kszczot (POL)   Andrew Osagie (GBR)
2016 Portland
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  Boris Berian (USA)   Antoine Gakeme (BDI)   Erik Sowinski (USA)
2018 Birmingham
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  Adam Kszczot (POL)   Drew Windle (USA)   Saúl Ordóñez (ESP)
2022 Belgrade
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  Mariano García (ESP)   Noah Kibet (KEN)   Bryce Hoppel (USA)

WomenEdit

Games Gold Silver Bronze
1985 Paris[A]   Cristieana Cojocaru (ROU)   Jane Finch (GBR)   Mariana Simeanu (ROU)
1987 Indianapolis
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  Christine Wachtel (GDR)   Gabriela Sedláková (TCH)   Lyubov Kiryukhina (URS)
1989 Budapest
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  Christine Wachtel (GDR)   Tatyana Grebenchuk (URS)   Ellen Kiessling (GDR)
1991 Seville
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  Christine Wachtel (GER)   Violeta Beclea (ROU)   Ella Kovacs (ROU)
1993 Toronto
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  Maria Mutola (MOZ)   Svetlana Masterkova (RUS)   Joetta Clark (USA)
1995 Barcelona
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  Maria Mutola (MOZ)   Yelena Afanasyeva (RUS)   Letitia Vriesde (SUR)
1997 Paris
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  Maria Mutola (MOZ)   Natalya Dukhnova (BLR)   Joetta Clark (USA)
1999 Maebashi
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  Ludmila Formanová (CZE)   Maria Mutola (MOZ)   Natalya Tsyganova (RUS)
2001 Lisbon
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  Maria Mutola (MOZ)   Stephanie Graf (AUT)   Helena Dziurova-Fuchsová (CZE)
2003 Birmingham
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  Maria Mutola (MOZ)   Stephanie Graf (AUT)   Mayte Martínez (ESP)
2004 Budapest
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  Maria Mutola (MOZ)   Jolanda Čeplak (SLO)   Joanne Fenn (GBR)
2006 Moscow
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  Maria Mutola (MOZ)   Kenia Sinclair (JAM)   Hasna Benhassi (MAR)
2008 Valencia
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  Tamsyn Lewis (AUS)   Tetiana Petlyuk (UKR)   Maria Mutola (MOZ)
2010 Doha
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  Mariya Savinova (RUS)   Jenny Meadows (GBR)   Alysia Johnson (USA)
2012 Istanbul
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  Pamela Jelimo (KEN)   Nataliia Lupu (UKR)   Erica Moore (USA)
2014 Sopot
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  Chanelle Price (USA)   Angelika Cichocka (POL)   Maryna Arzamasava (BLR)
2016 Portland
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  Francine Niyonsaba (BDI)   Ajeé Wilson (USA)   Margaret Wambui (KEN)
2018 Birmingham
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  Francine Niyonsaba (BDI)   Ajeé Wilson (USA)   Shelayna Oskan-Clarke (GBR)
2022 Belgrade
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  Ajeé Wilson (USA)   Freweyni Hailu (ETH)   Halimah Nakaayi (UGA)
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ReferencesEdit

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  22. ^ On 10 February 2017, the Court of Arbitration for Sport upheld a four-year ban that effectively stripped of the gold medal of Mariya Savinova of Russia, based upon her biological passport. Caster Semenya of South Africa was advanced to gold, Ekaterina Poistogova of Russia to silver, and Pamela Jelimo of Kenya to bronze. Poistogova herself was later found guilty of doping, but her Olympic results were unaffected, and the IOC decided to upgrade her medal. 1

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