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Athletics at the 1996 Summer Olympics – Men's 100 metres

These are the official results of the men's 100 metres event at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta. There were a total number of 106 participating athletes (plus two non-starters), with two rounds (twelve heats in round 1, five heats at round 2), two semifinals and a final.

Men's 100 metres
at the Games of the XXVI Olympiad
VenueCentennial Olympic Stadium
DateJuly 26–27
Competitors108 from 76 nations
Winning time9.84 WR
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Donovan Bailey
 Canada
2nd, silver medalist(s) Frank Fredericks
 Namibia
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Ato Boldon
 Trinidad and Tobago
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SummaryEdit

Canada's Donovan Bailey won the gold medal, breaking the world record that Leroy Burrell of the United States had set in 1994. Namibia's Frankie Fredericks won the silver medal for a second consecutive Olympics, while Trinidad and Tobago sprinter Ato Boldon won the bronze. For Fredericks and Boldon, this was the second event where they both medaled behind a world record setting run; Fredericks took silver and Boldon bronze in the 200 metre event where Michael Johnson ran 19.32 to complete his Olympic goal of winning gold in the 200m and 400m events.

This marked the first time since 1976 that no American runner medaled in the 100 metres, with 1992 bronze medalist Dennis Mitchell placing fourth behind Boldon.

Defending gold medalist Linford Christie of Great Britain advanced to the final but was disqualified after false starting twice. This was his last major race before his retirement from athletics the next year.

RecordsEdit

These were the standing world and Olympic records (in seconds) prior to the 1996 Summer Olympics.

World Record 9.85   Leroy Burrell Lausanne (SUI) July 6, 1994
Olympic Record 9.92   Carl Lewis Seoul (KOR) September 24, 1988

ResultsEdit

Round 1Edit

Heat 1Edit

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Emmanuel Tuffour   Ghana 10.15 Q
2 Bruny Surin   Canada 10.18 Q
3 Andrey Fedoriv   Russia 10.39 Q
4 Renward Wells   Bahamas 10.48
5 Chithaka De Soyza   Sri Lanka 10.55
6 Luís Cunha   Portugal 10.65
7 Patrick Mocci Roumbe   Gabon 10.87
8 Nordine Ould Menira   Mauritania 10.95
9 Bonifacio Edu   Equatorial Guinea 11.87

Heat 2Edit

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Davidson Ezinwa   Nigeria 10.03 Q
2 Jon Drummond   United States 10.08 Q
3 Erik Wymeersch   Belgium 10.24 Q
4 Leon Gordon   Jamaica 10.48
5 Stefan Burkart   Switzerland 10.49
6 Barnabe Jolicoeur   Mauritius 10.57
7 Bimal Tarafdar   Bangladesh 10.98
8 Abdul Ghafoor   Afghanistan 12.20
Andrew Tynes   Bahamas DNS

Heat 3Edit

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Ato Boldon   Trinidad and Tobago 10.06 Q
2 Anninos Markoullides   Cyprus 10.26 Q
3 Kim Collins   Saint Kitts and Nevis 10.27 Q
4 Augustine Nketia   New Zealand 10.34 q
5 Raymond Stewart   Jamaica 10.38 q
6 Stefano Tilli   Italy 10.38
7 Jamal Al-Saffar   Saudi Arabia 10.44
8 Amarildo Almeida   Guinea-Bissau 10.85
9 Mohamed Bakar   Comoros 11.02

Heat 4Edit

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Michael Green   Jamaica 10.16 Q
2 Patrick Stevens   Belgium 10.21 Q
3 Serhiy Osovych   Ukraine 10.29 Q
4 Ezio Madonia   Italy 10.33 q
5 Edson Ribeiro   Brazil 10.39
6 Chris Donaldson   New Zealand 10.39
7 Patrik Strenius   Sweden 10.48
8 Toluta Koula   Tonga 10.71
9 Vladislav Chernobay   Kyrgyzstan 10.88

Heat 5Edit

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Deji Aliu   Nigeria 10.34 Q
2 Ousmane Diarra   Mali 10.34 Q
3 Wenzhong Chen   China 10.37 Q
4 Manuel Borrega   Spain 10.52
5 Hiroyasu Tsuchie   Japan 10.58
6 Ruben Benitez   El Salvador 10.74
7 Vitaly Medvedev   Kazakhstan 10.90
8 Mitchell Peters   Virgin Islands 11.12
9 Bouriema Kimba   Niger 11.24

Heat 6Edit

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Dennis Mitchell   United States 10.24 Q
2 Ian Mackie   Great Britain 10.27 Q
3 Marc Blume   Germany 10.33 Q
4 Alexandros Terzian   Greece 10.48
5 Franck Amegnigan   Togo 10.51
6 Rod Mapstone   Australia 10.56
7 Sayon Cooper   Liberia 10.58
8 Pa Modou Gai   The Gambia 10.72
9 Jorge Castellon   Bolivia 10.74

Heat 7Edit

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Obadele Thompson   Barbados 10.33 Q
2 Kostyantyn Rurak   Ukraine 10.37 Q
3 Pascal Theophile   France 10.41 Q
4 Carlos Gats   Argentina 10.57
5 Joel Mascoll   Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 10.64
6 Anvar Kuchmuradov   Uzbekistan 10.71
7 Arif Akhundov   Azerbaijan 11.11
8 Khaled Othman   Libya 11.65
9 Jean-Olivier Zirignon   Ivory Coast 22.69

Heat 8Edit

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Michael Marsh   United States 10.14 Q
2 Darren Braithwaite   Great Britain 10.29 Q
3 Kirk Cummins   Barbados 10.47 Q
4 Torbjörn Eriksson   Sweden 10.49
5 Paul Henderson   Australia 10.52
6 Alberto Mendez   Dominican Republic 10.60
7 Arnaldo da Silva   Brazil 10.62
8 Mario Bonello   Malta 10.89
9 Odair Baia   São Tomé and Príncipe 11.05

Heat 9Edit

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 André da Silva   Brazil 10.25 Q
2 Linford Christie   Great Britain 10.26 Q
3 Yiannis Zisimides   Cyprus 10.32 Q
4 Venancio Jose   Spain 10.34 q
5 Hamed Douhou   Ivory Coast 10.53
6 Robert Dennis   Liberia 10.65
7 Donald Onchiri   Kenya 10.66
8 Sun-Kuk Jin   South Korea 10.73
9 Peter Pulu   Papua New Guinea 10.76

Heat 10Edit

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Eric Nkansah   Ghana 10.26 Q
2 Needy Guims   France 10.39 Q
3 Olapade Adeniken   Nigeria 10.41 Q
4 Jone Delai   Fiji 10.42
5 Vitaliy Savin   Kazakhstan 10.52
6 Watson Nyambek   Malaysia 10.55
7 Neil Ryan   Ireland 10.78
8 Javier Verne   Peru 10.91
9 Van Lam Hai   Vietnam 11.14

Heat 11Edit

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Donovan Bailey   Canada 10.24 Q
2 Nobuharu Asahara   Japan 10.28 Q
3 Peter Karlsson   Sweden 10.35 Q
4 Sanusi Turay   Sierra Leone 10.39
5 Sergejs Insakovs   Latvia 10.42
6 Haralambos Papadias   Greece 10.46
7 Hsin-Ping Huang   Chinese Taipei 10.70
8 Eric Agueh   Benin 10.98
Alfayaya Embalo   Cape Verde DNS

Heat 12Edit

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Frank Fredericks   Namibia 10.32 Q
2 Glenroy Gilbert   Canada 10.34 Q
3 Alexandros Yenovelis   Greece 10.39 Q
4 Frutos Feo   Spain 10.56
5 Benjamin Sirimou   Cameroon 10.58
6 Hamed Sadeq   Kuwait 10.81
7 Devon Bean   Bermuda 10.89
8 Robert Loua   Guinea 11.21
9 Mark Sherwin   Cook Islands 11.41

Round 2Edit

Heat 1Edit

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Ato Boldon   Trinidad and Tobago 9.95 Q
2 Nobuharu Asahara   Japan 10.19 Q
3 Eric Nkansah   Ghana 10.24 Q
4 Deji Aliu   Nigeria 10.26
5 Glenroy Gilbert   Canada 10.28
6 Marc Blume   Germany 10.33
7 Andrey Fedoriv   Russia 10.34
8 Augustine Nketia   New Zealand 10.35

Heat 2Edit

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Linford Christie   Great Britain 10.03 Q
2 Donovan Bailey   Canada 10.05 Q
3 Jon Drummond   United States 10.17 Q
4 Emmanuel Tuffour   Ghana 10.18 q
5 Erik Wymeersch   Belgium 10.37
6 Olapade Adeniken   Nigeria 10.38
7 Needy Guims   France 10.43
8 Ezio Madonia   Italy 10.43

Heat 3Edit

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Frank Fredericks   Namibia 9.93 Q
2 Davidson Ezinwa   Nigeria 10.08 Q
3 Obadele Thompson   Barbados 10.14 Q
4 Raymond Stewart   Jamaica 10.18
5 Peter Karlsson   Sweden 10.24
6 Darren Braithwaite   Great Britain 10.27
7 Wenzhong Chen   China 10.29
8 Ousmane Diarra   Mali 10.38

Heat 4Edit

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Dennis Mitchell   United States 10.09 Q
2 Michael Green   Jamaica 10.11 Q
3 Anninos Markoullides   Cyprus 10.23 Q
4 Patrick Stevens   Belgium 10.31
5 Kim Collins   Saint Kitts and Nevis 10.34
6 Pascal Theophile   France 10.38
7 Serhiy Osovych   Ukraine 10.38
8 Kirk Cummins   Barbados 10.45

Heat 5Edit

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Michael Marsh   United States 10.04 Q
2 Bruny Surin   Canada 10.13 Q
3 Ian Mackie   Great Britain 10.25 Q
4 André da Silva   Brazil 10.26
5 Alexandros Yenovelis   Greece 10.31
6 Venancio Jose   Spain 10.46
7 Kostyantyn Rurak   Ukraine 10.47
8 Yiannis Zisimides   Cyprus 10.47

SemifinalsEdit

Semifinal 1Edit

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Frank Fredericks   Namibia 9.94 Q
2 Donovan Bailey   Canada 10.00 Q
3 Michael Marsh   United States 10.08 Q
4 Michael Green   Jamaica 10.11 Q
5 Nobuharu Asahara   Japan 10.16
6 Obadele Thompson   Barbados 10.16
7 Emmanuel Tuffour   Ghana 10.22
8 Anninos Markoullides   Cyprus 10.36

Semifinal 2Edit

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Ato Boldon   Trinidad and Tobago 9.93 Q
2 Dennis Mitchell   United States 10.00 Q
3 Linford Christie   Great Britain 10.04 Q
4 Davidson Ezinwa   Nigeria 10.04 Q
5 Bruny Surin   Canada 10.13
6 Jon Drummond   United States 10.16
7 Eric Nkansah   Ghana 10.26
Ian Mackie   Great Britain DNS

FinalEdit

  • Held on July 27, 1996
Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
  Donovan Bailey   Canada 9.84 WR
  Frank Fredericks   Namibia 9.89
  Ato Boldon   Trinidad and Tobago 9.90
4 Dennis Mitchell   United States 9.99
5 Michael Marsh   United States 10.00
6 Davidson Ezinwa   Nigeria 10.14
7 Michael Green   Jamaica 10.16
Linford Christie   Great Britain DSQ

ReferencesEdit