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Athletics at the 1992 Summer Olympics

At the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, 43 events in athletics were contested, 24 events by men and 19 by women. The competition ran from July 31, 1992, to August 9, 1992. Fourteen world record-holders (eight men and six women) were among the contenders. Thirty former Olympic champions competed, and a total number of 1725 athletes from 156 countries.

Athletics [track and field]
at the Games of the XXV Olympiad
Athletics pictogram.svg
Pictogram for athletics
DatesJuly 31 August 9
No. of events43
Competitors1725 from 156 nations

Medal summaryEdit

MenEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres
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Linford Christie
  Great Britain
9.96 Frankie Fredericks
  Namibia
10.02 Dennis Mitchell
  United States
10.04
200 metres
details
Michael Marsh
  United States
20.01 Frankie Fredericks
  Namibia
20.13 Michael Bates
  United States
20.38
400 metres
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Quincy Watts
  United States
43.50 (OR) Steve Lewis
  United States
44.21 Samson Kitur
  Kenya
44.24
800 metres
details
William Tanui
  Kenya
1:43.66 Nixon Kiprotich
  Kenya
1:43.70 Johnny Gray
  United States
1:43.97
1500 metres
details
Fermín Cacho
  Spain
3:40.12 Rachid El Basir
  Morocco
3:40.62 Mohamed Suleiman
  Qatar
3:40.69
5000 metres
details
Dieter Baumann
  Germany
13:12.52 Paul Bitok
  Kenya
13:12.71 Fita Bayisa
  Ethiopia
13:13.03
10,000 metres
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Khalid Skah
  Morocco
27:46.70 Richard Chelimo
  Kenya
27:47.72 Addis Abebe
  Ethiopia
28:00.07
110 metres hurdles
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Mark McKoy
  Canada
13.12 Tony Dees
  United States
13.24 Jack Pierce
  United States
13.26
400 metres hurdles
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Kevin Young
  United States
46.78
(WR)
Winthrop Graham
  Jamaica
47.66 Kriss Akabusi
  Great Britain
47.82
3000 metres steeplechase
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Matthew Birir
  Kenya
8:08.84 Patrick Sang
  Kenya
8:09.55 William Mutwol
  Kenya
8:10.74
4×100 metres relay
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  United States (USA)
Michael Marsh
Leroy Burrell
Dennis Mitchell
Carl Lewis
James Jett*
37.40
(WR)
  Nigeria (NGR)
Oluyemi Kayode
Chidi Imoh
Olapade Adeniken
Davidson Ezinwa
Osmond Ezinwa*
37.98   Cuba (CUB)
Andrés Simón
Joel Lamela
Joel Isasi
Jorge Aguilera
38.00
4×400 metres relay
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  United States (USA)
Andrew Valmon
Quincy Watts
Michael Johnson
Steve Lewis
Darnell Hall*
Charles Jenkins*
2:55.74

(WR)

  Cuba (CUB)
Lázaro Martínez
Héctor Herrera
Norberto Téllez
Roberto Hernández
2:59.51   Great Britain (GBR)
Roger Black
David Grindley
Kriss Akabusi
John Regis
Du'aine Ladejo*
Mark Richardson*
2:59.73
Marathon
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Hwang Young-Cho
  South Korea
2:13:23 Koichi Morishita
  Japan
2:13:45 Stephan Freigang
  Germany
2:14:00
20 kilometres walk
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Daniel Plaza
  Spain
1:21.25 Guillaume LeBlanc
  Canada
1:22.25 Giovanni De Benedictis
  Italy
1:23.11
50 kilometres walk
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Andrey Perlov
  Unified Team
3:50.13 Carlos Mercenario
  Mexico
3:52.09 Ronald Weigel
  Germany
3:53.45
High jump
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Javier Sotomayor
  Cuba
2.34 m Patrik Sjöberg
  Sweden
2.34 m Hollis Conway
  United States
2.34 m
Tim Forsyth
  Australia
Artur Partyka
  Poland
Pole vault
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Maksim Tarasov
  Unified Team
5.80 m Igor Trandenkov
  Unified Team
5.80 m Javier García
  Spain
5.75 m
Long jump
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Carl Lewis
  United States
8.67 m Mike Powell
  United States
8.64 m Joe Greene
  United States
8.34 m
Triple jump
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Mike Conley
  United States
18.17 m Charles Simpkins
  United States
17.60 m Frank Rutherford
  Bahamas
17.36 m
Shot put
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Mike Stulce
  United States
21.70 m Jim Doehring
  United States
20.96 m Vyacheslav Lykho
  Unified Team
20.94 m
Discus throw
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Romas Ubartas
  Lithuania
65.12 m Jürgen Schult
  Germany
64.94 m Roberto Moya
  Cuba
64.12 m
Hammer throw
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Andrey Abduvaliyev
  Unified Team
82.54 m Igor Astapkovich
  Unified Team
81.96 m Igor Nikulin
  Unified Team
81.38 m
Javelin throw
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Jan Železný
  Czechoslovakia
89.66 m Seppo Räty
  Finland
86.60 m Steve Backley
  Great Britain
83.38 m
Decathlon
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Robert Změlík
  Czechoslovakia
8611 Antonio Peñalver
  Spain
8412 Dave Johnson
  United States
8309

* Athletes who participated in the heats only and received medals.

WomenEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres
details
Gail Devers
  United States
10.82 Juliet Cuthbert
  Jamaica
10.83 Irina Privalova
  Unified Team
10.84
200 metres
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Gwen Torrence
  United States
21.81 Juliet Cuthbert
  Jamaica
22.02 Merlene Ottey
  Jamaica
22.09
400 metres
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Marie-José Pérec
  France
48.83 Olga Bryzgina
  Unified Team
49.05 Ximena Restrepo
  Colombia
49.64
800 metres
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Ellen van Langen
  Netherlands
1:55:54 Liliya Nurutdinova
  Unified Team
1:55:99 Ana Fidelia Quirot
  Cuba
1:56.80
1500 metres
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Hassiba Boulmerka
  Algeria
3:55.30 Lyudmila Rogachova
  Unified Team
3:56.91 Qu Yunxia
  China
3:57.08
3000 metres
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Yelena Romanova
  Unified Team
8:46.04 Tetyana Dorovskikh
  Unified Team
8:46.85 Angela Chalmers
  Canada
8:47.22
10,000 metres
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Derartu Tulu
  Ethiopia
31:06.02 Elana Meyer
  South Africa
31:11.75 Lynn Jennings
  United States
31:19.89
100 metres hurdles
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Voula Patoulidou
  Greece
12.64 LaVonna Martin
  United States
12.69 Yordanka Donkova
  Bulgaria
12.70
400 metres hurdles
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Sally Gunnell
  Great Britain
53.23 Sandra Farmer-Patrick
  United States
53.69 Janeene Vickers
  United States
54.31
4×100 metres relay
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  United States (USA)
Evelyn Ashford
Esther Jones
Carlette Guidry
Gwen Torrence
Michelle Finn*
42.11   Unified Team (EUN)
Olga Bogoslovskaya
Galina Malchugina
Marina Trandenkova
Irina Privalova
42.16   Nigeria (NGR)
Beatrice Utondu
Faith Idehen
Christy Opara-Thompson
Mary Onyali
42.81
4×400 metres relay
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  Unified Team (EUN)
Yelena Ruzina
Lyudmila Dzhigalova
Olga Nazarova
Olga Bryzgina
Liliya Nurutdinova*
Marina Shmonina*
3:20.20   United States (USA)
Natasha Kaiser
Gwen Torrence
Jearl Miles
Rochelle Stevens
Denean Hill*
Dannette Young*
3:20.92   Great Britain (GBR)
Phylis Smith
Sandra Douglas
Jennifer Stoute
Sally Gunnell
3:24.23
Marathon
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Valentina Yegorova
  Unified Team
2:32:41 Yuko Arimori
  Japan
2:32:49 Lorraine Moller
  New Zealand
2:33:59
10 kilometres walk
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Chen Yueling
  China
44:32 Yelena Nikolayeva
  Unified Team
44:33 Li Chunxiu
  China
44:41
High jump
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Heike Henkel
  Germany
2.02 m Galina Astafei
  Romania
2.00 m Joanet Quintero
  Cuba
1.97 m
Long jump
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Heike Drechsler
  Germany
7.14 m Inessa Kravets
  Unified Team
7.12 m Jackie Joyner-Kersee
  United States
7.07 m
Shot put
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Svetlana Krivelyova
  Unified Team
21.06 m Huang Zhihong
  China
20.47 m Kathrin Neimke
  Germany
19.78 m
Discus throw
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Maritza Martén
  Cuba
70.06 m Tsvetanka Khristova
  Bulgaria
67.78 m Daniela Costian
  Australia
66.24 m
Javelin throw
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Silke Renk
  Germany
68.34 m Natalya Shikolenko
  Unified Team
68.26 m Karen Forkel
  Germany
66.86 m
Heptathlon
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Jackie Joyner-Kersee
  United States
7044 Irina Belova
  Unified Team
6845 Sabine Braun
  Germany
6649

* Athletes who participated in the heats only and received medals.

Medal tableEdit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  United States (USA)1281030
2  Unified Team (EUN)711321
3  Germany (GER)41510
4  Kenya (KEN)2428
5  Cuba (CUB)2147
6  Spain (ESP)2114
7  Great Britain (GBR)2046
8  Czechoslovakia (TCH)2002
9  China (CHN)1124
10  Canada (CAN)1113
11  Morocco (MAR)1102
12  Ethiopia (ETH)1023
13  Algeria (ALG)1001
  France (FRA)1001
  Greece (GRE)1001
  Lithuania (LTU)1001
  Netherlands (NED)1001
  South Korea (KOR)1001
19  Jamaica (JAM)0314
20  Japan (JPN)0202
  Namibia (NAM)0202
22  Bulgaria (BUL)0112
  Nigeria (NGR)0112
24  Finland (FIN)0101
  Mexico (MEX)0101
  Romania (ROU)0101
  South Africa (RSA)0101
  Sweden (SWE)0101
29  Australia (AUS)0022
30  Bahamas (BAH)0011
  Colombia (COL)0011
  Italy (ITA)0011
  New Zealand (NZL)0011
  Poland (POL)0011
  Qatar (QAT)0011
Totals (35 nations)434345131

Participating nationsEdit

A total of 156 nations participated in the different Athletics events at the 1992 Summer Olympics. Numbers in parenthesis indicate the number of athletes representing each nation.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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