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Athletics at the 1996 Summer Olympics

At the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, 44 events in athletics were contested. There were a total number of 2053 participating athletes from 191 countries.

Athletics
at the Games of the XXVI Olympiad
Athletics pictogram.svg
Pictogram for Athletics
DatesJuly 26 August 3
No. of events44
Competitors2053 from 191 nations

Contents

Medal winnersEdit

MenEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres
details
Donovan Bailey
  Canada
9.84
(WR)
Frankie Fredericks
  Namibia
9.89 Ato Boldon
  Trinidad and Tobago
9.90
200 metres
details
Michael Johnson
  United States
19.32
(WR)
Frankie Fredericks
  Namibia
19.68 (AR) Ato Boldon
  Trinidad and Tobago
19.80
400 metres
details
Michael Johnson
  United States
43.49
(OR)
Roger Black
  Great Britain
44.41 Davis Kamoga
  Uganda
44.53
800 metres
details
Vebjørn Rodal
  Norway
1:42.58
(OR)
Hezekiél Sepeng
  South Africa
1:42.74 Fred Onyancha
  Kenya
1:42.79
1500 metres
details
Noureddine Morceli
  Algeria
3:35.78 Fermín Cacho
  Spain
3:36.40 Stephen Kipkorir
  Kenya
3:36.72
5000 metres
details
Vénuste Niyongabo
  Burundi
13:07.96 Paul Bitok
  Kenya
13:08.16 Khalid Boulami
  Morocco
13:08.37
10,000 metres
details
Haile Gebrselassie
  Ethiopia
27:07.34
(OR)
Paul Tergat
  Kenya
27:08.17 Salah Hissou
  Morocco
27:28.59
110 metres hurdles
details
Allen Johnson
  United States
12.95
(OR)
Mark Crear
  United States
13.09 Florian Schwarthoff
  Germany
13.17
400 metres hurdles
details
Derrick Adkins
  United States
47.54 Samuel Matete
  Zambia
47.78 Calvin Davis
  United States
47.96
3000 metres steeplechase
details
Joseph Keter
  Kenya
8:07.12 Moses Kiptanui
  Kenya
8:08.33 Alessandro Lambruschini
  Italy
8:11.28
4×100 metres relay
details
  Canada (CAN)
Robert Esmie
Glenroy Gilbert
Bruny Surin
Donovan Bailey
Carlton Chambers*
37.69   United States (USA)
Jon Drummond
Tim Harden
Michael Marsh
Dennis Mitchell
Tim Montgomery*
38.05   Brazil (BRA)
Arnaldo da Silva
Robson da Silva
Édson Ribeiro
André da Silva
38.41
4×400 metres relay
details
  United States (USA)
LaMont Smith
Alvin Harrison
Derek Mills
Anthuan Maybank
Jason Rouser*
2:55.99   Great Britain (GBR)
Iwan Thomas
Jamie Baulch
Mark Richardson
Roger Black
Mark Hylton*
Du'aine Ladejo*
2:56.60   Jamaica (JAM)
Michael McDonald
Greg Haughton
Roxbert Martin
Davian Clarke
Dennis Blake*
Garth Robinson*
2:59.42
Marathon
details
Josia Thugwane
  South Africa
2:12:36 Lee Bong-Ju
  South Korea
2:12:39 Erick Wainaina
  Kenya
2:12:44
20 kilometres walk
details
Jefferson Pérez
  Ecuador
1:20:07 Ilya Markov
  Russia
1:20:16 Bernardo Segura
  Mexico
1:20:23
50 kilometres walk
details
Robert Korzeniowski
  Poland
3:43:30 Mikhail Shchennikov
  Russia
3:43:36 Valentí Massana
  Spain
3:44:19
High jump
details
Charles Austin
  United States
2.39 m
(OR)
Artur Partyka
  Poland
2.37 m Steve Smith
  Great Britain
2.35 m
Pole vault
details
Jean Galfione
  France
5.92 m Igor Trandenkov
  Russia
5.92 m Andrei Tivontchik
  Germany
5.92 m
Long jump
details
Carl Lewis
  United States
8.50 m James Beckford
  Jamaica
8.29 m Joe Greene
  United States
8.24 m
Triple jump
details
Kenny Harrison
  United States
18.09 m
(OR)
Jonathan Edwards
  Great Britain
17.88 m Yoelbi Quesada
  Cuba
17.44 m
Shot put
details
Randy Barnes
  United States
21.62 m John Godina
  United States
20.79 m Oleksandr Bagach
  Ukraine
20.75 m
Discus throw
details
Lars Riedel
  Germany
69.40 m Vladimir Dubrovshchik
  Belarus
66.60 m Vasiliy Kaptyukh
  Belarus
65.80 m
Hammer throw
details
Balázs Kiss
  Hungary
81.24 m Lance Deal
  United States
81.12 m Oleksandr Krykun
  Ukraine
80.02 m
Javelin throw
details
Jan Železný
  Czech Republic
88.16 m Steve Backley
  Great Britain
87.44 m Seppo Räty
  Finland
86.98 m
Decathlon
details
Dan O'Brien
  United States
8824 pts Frank Busemann
  Germany
8706 pts Tomáš Dvořák
  Czech Republic
8664 pts

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

WomenEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres
details
Gail Devers
  United States
10.94 Merlene Ottey
  Jamaica
10.94 Gwen Torrence
  United States
10.96
200 metres
details
Marie-José Pérec
  France
22.12 Merlene Ottey
  Jamaica
22.24 Mary Onyali
  Nigeria
22.38
400 metres
details
Marie-José Pérec
  France
48.25
(OR)
Cathy Freeman
  Australia
48.63 Falilat Ogunkoya
  Nigeria
49.10
800 metres
details
Svetlana Masterkova
  Russia
1:57.73 Ana Fidelia Quirot
  Cuba
1:58.11 Maria de Lurdes Mutola
  Mozambique
1:58.71
1500 metres
details
Svetlana Masterkova
  Russia
4:00.83 Gabriela Szabo
  Romania
4:01.54 Theresia Kiesl
  Austria
4:03.02
(NR)
5000 metres
details
Wang Junxia
  China
14:59.88
(OR)
Pauline Konga
  Kenya
15:03.49 Roberta Brunet
  Italy
15:07.52
10,000 metres
details
Fernanda Ribeiro
  Portugal
31:01.63
(OR)
Wang Junxia
  China
31:02.59 Gete Wami
  Ethiopia
31:06.65
100 metres hurdles
details
Ludmila Engquist
  Sweden
12.58 Brigita Bukovec
  Slovenia
12.59 Patricia Girard
  France
12.65
400 metres hurdles
details
Deon Hemmings
  Jamaica
52.82
(OR)
Kim Batten
  United States
53.08 Tonja Buford-Bailey
  United States
53.22
4×100 metres relay
details
  United States (USA)
Chryste Gaines
Gail Devers
Inger Miller
Gwen Torrence
Carlette Guidry*
41.95   Bahamas (BAH)
Eldece Clarke
Chandra Sturrup
Savatheda Fynes
Pauline Davis-Thompson
Debbie Ferguson*
42.14   Jamaica (JAM)
Michelle Freeman
Juliet Cuthbert
Nikole Mitchell
Merlene Ottey
Gillian Russell*
Andria Lloyd*
42.24
4×400 metres relay
details
  United States (USA)
Rochelle Stevens
Maicel Malone-Wallace
Kim Graham
Jearl Miles
Linetta Wilson*
3:20.91   Nigeria (NGR)
Olabisi Afolabi
Fatima Yusuf
Charity Opara
Falilat Ogunkoya
3:21.04   Germany (GER)
Uta Rohländer
Linda Kisabaka
Anja Rücker
Grit Breuer
3:21.14
Marathon
details
Fatuma Roba
  Ethiopia
2:26:05 Valentina Yegorova
  Russia
2:28:05 Yuko Arimori
  Japan
2:28:39
10 kilometres walk
details
Yelena Nikolayeva
  Russia
41:49
(OR)
Elisabetta Perrone
  Italy
42:12 Wang Yan
  China
42:19
High jump
details
Stefka Kostadinova
  Bulgaria
2.05 m Niki Bakoyianni
  Greece
2.03 m Inha Babakova
  Ukraine
2.01 m
Long jump
details
Chioma Ajunwa
  Nigeria
7.12 m Fiona May
  Italy
7.02 m Jackie Joyner-Kersee
  United States
7.00 m
Triple jump
details
Inessa Kravets
  Ukraine
15.33 m
(OR)
Inna Lasovskaya
  Russia
14.98 m Šárka Kašpárková
  Czech Republic
14.98 m
Shot put
details
Astrid Kumbernuss
  Germany
20.56 m Sui Xinmei
  China
19.88 m Irina Khudoroshkina
  Russia
19.35 m
Discus throw
details
Ilke Wyludda
  Germany
69.66 m Natalya Sadova
  Russia
66.48 m Ellina Zvereva
  Belarus
65.64 m
Javelin throw
details
Heli Rantanen
  Finland
67.94 m Louise McPaul
  Australia
65.54 m Trine Hattestad
  Norway
64.98 m
Heptathlon
details
Ghada Shouaa
  Syria
6780 pts Natallia Sazanovich
  Belarus
6563 pts Denise Lewis
  Great Britain
6489 pts

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

Medal tableEdit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  United States (USA)135523
2  Russia (RUS)36110
3  Germany (GER)3137
4  France (FRA)3014
5  Ethiopia (ETH)2013
6  Canada (CAN)2002
7  Kenya (KEN)1438
8  Jamaica (JAM)1326
9  China (CHN)1214
10  Nigeria (NGR)1124
11  Poland (POL)1102
  South Africa (RSA)1102
13  Ukraine (UKR)1034
14  Czech Republic (CZE)1023
15  Finland (FIN)1012
  Norway (NOR)1012
17  Algeria (ALG)1001
  Bulgaria (BUL)1001
  Burundi (BDI)1001
  Ecuador (ECU)1001
  Hungary (HUN)1001
  Portugal (POR)1001
  Sweden (SWE)1001
  Syria (SYR)1001
25  Great Britain (GBR)0426
26  Belarus (BLR)0224
  Italy (ITA)0224
28  Australia (AUS)0202
  Namibia (NAM)0202
30  Cuba (CUB)0112
  Spain (ESP)0112
32  Bahamas (BAH)0101
  Greece (GRE)0101
  Romania (ROU)0101
  Slovenia (SLO)0101
  South Korea (KOR)0101
  Zambia (ZAM)0101
38  Morocco (MAR)0022
  Trinidad and Tobago (TRI)0022
40  Austria (AUT)0011
  Brazil (BRA)0011
  Japan (JPN)0011
  Mexico (MEX)0011
  Mozambique (MOZ)0011
  Uganda (UGA)0011
Totals (45 nations)444444132

Participating nationsEdit

A total of 190 nations participated in the different Athletics events at the 1996 Summer Olympics. Numbers in parenthesis indicate the number of athletes representing each nation.

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit