800 metres

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800 metres
800 m final Daegu 2011.jpg
Men's 800 metres final in Daegu 2011.
World records
Men Flag of Kenya.svg David Rudisha 1:40.91 (2012)
Women Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Jarmila Kratochvílová 1:53.28 (1983)
Olympic records
Men Flag of Kenya.svg David Rudisha 1:40.91 (2012)
Women Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Nadezhda Olizarenko 1:53.43 (1980)
World Championship records
Men Flag of the United States.svg Donavan Brazier 1:42.34 (2019)
Women Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Jarmila Kratochvílová 1:54.68 (1983)

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.

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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 tactics

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 records

AreaMenWomen
TimeAthleteNationTimeAthleteNation
Africa ( records )1:40.91 WR David Rudisha Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya 1:54.01 Pamela Jelimo Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
Asia ( records )1:42.79 Yusuf Saad Kamel Flag of Bahrain.svg  Bahrain 1:55.54 Dong Liu Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China
Europe ( records )1:41.11 Wilson Kipketer Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark 1:53.28 WR Jarmila Kratochvílová Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czechoslovakia
North, Central America
and Caribbean
( records )
1:42.34 Donavan Brazier Flag of the United States.svg  United States 1:54.44 Ana Fidelia Quirot Flag of Cuba.svg  Cuba
Oceania ( records )1:44.11 Peter Bol Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia 1:58.09 Catriona Bisset Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia
South America ( records )1:41.77 Joaquim Cruz Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil 1:56.58 Letitia Vriesde Flag of Suriname.svg  Suriname

All-time top 25

Men (outdoor)

Ath.#Perf.#TimeAthleteNationDatePlaceRef
111:40.91 David Rudisha Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya 09 AUG 2012 London [5]
21:41.01Rudisha #229 AUG 2010 Rieti
31:41.09Rudisha #322 AUG 2010 Berlin
241:41.11 Wilson Kipketer Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark 24 AUG 1997 Cologne
51:41.24Kipketer #213 AUG 1997 Zürich
61:41.33Rudisha #410 SEP 2011 Rieti
71:41.51Rudisha #510 JUL 2010 Heusden-Zolder
81:41.54Rudisha #606 JUL 2012 London
391:41.73 Sebastian Coe Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom 10 JUN 1981 Florence
91:41.73Kipketer #307 JUL 1997 Stockholm
391:41.73 Nijel Amos Flag of Botswana.svg  Botswana 09 AUG 2012 London
121:41.74Rudisha #709 JUN 2012 New York City
5131:41.77 Joaquim Cruz Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil 26 AUG 1984 Cologne
141:41.83Kipketer #401 SEP 1996 Rieti
151:41.89Amos #212 JUL 2019 Monaco
161:42.01Rudisha #806 SEP 2009 Rieti
171:42.04Rudisha #904 JUN 2010 Oslo
6181:42.05 Emmanuel Korir Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya 22 JUL 2018 London [6]
191:42.12Rudisha #1023 JUN 2012 Nairobi
201:42.14Amos #320 JUL 2018 Monaco
211:42.15Rudisha #1115 AUG 2016 Rio de Janeiro
221:42.17Kipketer #516 SEP 1996 Tokyo
231:42.20Kipketer #622 AUG 1997 Brussels
7241:42.23 Abubaker Kaki Flag of Sudan.svg  Sudan 04 JUN 2010 Oslo [7]
251:42.27Kipketer #708 SEP 2002 Rieti
81:42.28 Sammy Koskei Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya 26 AUG 1984 Cologne
91:42.34 Wilfred Bungei Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya 08 SEP 2002 Rieti
Donavan Brazier Flag of the United States.svg  United States 01 OCT 2019 Doha [8]
111:42.37 Mohammed Aman Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia 06 SEP 2013 Brussels [9]
121:42.47 Yuriy Borzakovskiy Flag of Russia.svg  Russia 24 AUG 2001 Brussels
131:42.51 Amel Tuka Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.svg  Bosnia and Herzegovina 17 JULY 2015 Monaco [10]
141:42.53 Timothy Kitum Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya 09 AUG 2012 London
Pierre-Ambroise Bosse Flag of France.svg  France 18 JUL 2014 Monaco
161:42.54 Ferguson Rotich Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya 12 JUL 2019 Monaco [11]
171:42.55 André Bucher Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland 17 AUG 2001 Zürich
181:42.58 Vebjørn Rodal Flag of Norway.svg  Norway 31 JUL 1996 Atlanta
191:42.60 Johnny Gray Flag of the United States.svg  United States 28 AUG 1985 Koblenz
201:42.61 Taoufik Makhloufi Flag of Algeria.svg  Algeria 15 AUG 2016 Rio de Janeiro [12]
211:42.62 Patrick Ndururi Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya 17 AUG 2001 Zürich
221:42.67 Alfred Kirwa Yego Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya 06 SEP 2009 Rieti
231:42.69 Hezekiél Sepeng Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa 03 SEP 1999 Brussels
Japheth Kimutai Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya 03 SEP 1999 Brussels
251:42.79 Frederick Onyancha Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya 31 JUL 1996 Atlanta
Yusuf Saad Kamel Flag of Bahrain.svg  Bahrain 29 JUL 2008 Monaco

Women (outdoor)

Ath.#Perf.#TimeAthleteNationDatePlaceRef
111:53.28 Jarmila Kratochvílová Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czechoslovakia 26 JUL 1983 Munich
221:53.43 Nadezhda Olizarenko Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union 27 JUL 1980 Moscow
331:54.01 Pamela Jelimo Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya 29 AUG 2008 Zürich
441:54.25 Caster Semenya Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa 30 JUN 2018 Paris [14]
551:54.44 Ana Fidelia Quirot Flag of Cuba.svg  Cuba 09 SEP 1989 Barcelona
61:54.60Semenya #220 JUL 2018 Monaco
71:54.68Kratochvílová #209 AUG 1983 Helsinki
81:54.77Semenya #309 SEP 2018 Ostrava
691:54.81 Olga Mineyeva Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union 27 JUL 1980 Moscow
101:54.82Quirot #224 AUG 1997 Cologne
111:54.85Olizarenko #212 JUN 1980 Moscow
121:54.87Jelimo #218 AUG 2008 Beijing
7131:54.91 Tatyana Kazankina Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union 26 JUL 1976 Montreal
141:54.97Jelimo #318 JUL 2008 Saint-Denis
151:54.98Semenya #403 MAY 2019 Doha
161:54.99Jelimo #401 JUN 2008 Berlin
171:55.04Kratochvílová #323 AUG 1983 Oslo
8171:55.04 Athing Mu Flag of the United States.svg  United States 21 AUG 2021 Eugene [15]
9191:55.05 Doina Melinte Flag of Romania (1965-1989).svg  Romania 01 AUG 1982 Bucharest
201:55.16Jelimo #505 SEP 2008 Brussels
Semenya #513 AUG 2017 London
10221:55.19 Maria Mutola Flag of Mozambique.svg  Mozambique 17 AUG 1994 Zürich
Jolanda Čeplak Flag of Slovenia.svg  Slovenia 20 JUL 2002 Heusden-Zolder
241:55.21Mu #203 AUG 2021 Tokyo
12251:55.26 Sigrun Wodars Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany 31 AUG 1987 Rome
131:55.32 Christine Wachtel Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany 31 AUG 1987 Rome
141:55.42 Nikolina Shtereva Flag of Bulgaria (1971-1990).svg  Bulgaria 26 JUL 1976 Rome
151:55.46 Tatyana Providokhina Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union 27 JUL 1980 Moscow
161:55.47 Francine Niyonsaba Flag of Burundi.svg  Burundi 21 JUL 2017 Monaco [16]
171:55.54 Ellen van Langen Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands 03 AUG 1992 Barcelona
Dong Liu Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China 09 AUG 1993 Beijing
191:55.56 Lyubov Gurina Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union 31 AUG 1987 Rome
201:55.60 Elfi Zinn Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany 26 JUL 1976 Montreal
211:55.61 Ajeé Wilson Flag of the United States.svg  United States 21 JUL 2017 Monaco [16]
221:55.68 Ella Kovacs Flag of Romania (1965-1989).svg  Romania 02 JUN 1985 Bucharest
231:55.69 Irina Podyalovskaya Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union 22 JUN 1984 Kyiv
241:55.74 Anita Weiss Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany 26 JUL 1976 Montreal
251:55.87 Svetlana Masterkova Flag of Russia.svg  Russia 18 JUN 1999 Moscow

Annulled marks

Men (indoor)

RankTimeAthleteNationalityDatePlaceRef
11:42.67 Wilson Kipketer Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark 9 March 1997 Paris
21:43.63 Elliot Giles Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain 17 February 2021 Torun
31:43.98 Michael Saruni Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya 9 February 2019 New York
41:44.15 Yuriy Borzakovskiy Flag of Russia.svg  Russia 27 January 2001 Karlsruhe
51:44.21 Emmanuel Korir Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya 3 February 2018 New York
Donavan Brazier Flag of the United States.svg  United States 31 January 2021 New York
71:44.37 Bryce Hoppel Flag of the United States.svg  United States 31 January 2021 Fayetteville
81:44.52 Mohammed Aman Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia 15 February 2014 Birmingham
91:44.54 Jamie Webb Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain 17 February 2021 Torun
101:44.57 Adam Kszczot Flag of Poland.svg  Poland 14 February 2012 Lievin
111:44.71 Joseph Mutua Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya 31 January 2004 Stuttgart
121:44.75 Ismail Ahmed Ismail Flag of Sudan.svg  Sudan 26 February 2009 Prague
131:44.78 Pawel Czapiewski Flag of Poland.svg  Poland 3 March 2002 Vienna
141:44.81 Abubaker Kaki Flag of Sudan.svg  Sudan 9 March 2008 Valencia
151:44.82 Mehdi Baala Flag of France.svg  France 18 February 2003 Stockholm
161:44.84 Paul Ereng Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya 4 March 1989 Budapest
171:44.88 Nico Motchebon Flag of Germany.svg  Germany 5 February 1995 Stuttgart
181:44.91 Sebastian Coe Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain 12 March 1983 Cosford
Mbulaeni Mulaudzi Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa 9 March 2008 Valencia
201:44.93 Andre Bucher Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland 3 March 2002 Vienna
211:44.97 Wilfred Bungei Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya 2 February 2003 Stuttgart
221:44.99 Andre Olivier Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa 15 February 2014 Birmingham
231:45.00 Johnny Gray Flag of the United States.svg  United States 8 March 1992 Sindelfingen
241:45.09 Andreas Kramer Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden 17 February 2021 Torun
251:45.12 Hezekiel Sepeng Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa 28 February 2003 Karlsruhe
Mariano García Flag of Spain.svg  Spain 6 February 2022 Staten Island [18]

Notes

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

Women (indoor)

RankTimeAthleteNationalityDatePlaceRef
11:55.82 Jolanda Ceplak Flag of Slovenia.svg  Slovenia 3 March 2002 Vienna
21:55.85 Stephanie Graf Flag of Austria.svg  Austria 3 March 2002 Vienna
31:56.40 Christine Wachtel Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany 13 February 1988 Vienna
41:56.90 Ludmila Formanova Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic 7 March 1999 Maebashi
51:57.06 Maria Mutola Flag of Mozambique.svg  Mozambique 21 February 1999 Lievin
61:57.20 Keely Hodgkinson Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain 19 February 2022 Birmingham [20]
71:57.23 Inna Yevseyeva Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine 1 February 1992 Moscow
81:57.47 Natalya Tsyganova Flag of Russia.svg  Russia 7 March 1999 Maebashi
91:57.51 Olga Kotlyarova Flag of Russia.svg  Russia 18 February 2006 Moscow
101:57.52 Gudaf Tsegay Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia 14 February 2021 Val-de-Reuil
111:57.53 Larisa Chzhao Flag of Russia.svg  Russia 23 January 2005 Moscow
121:57.67 Sigrun Wodars Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany 13 February 1988 Vienna
131:57.91 Jemma Reekie Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain 1 February 2020 Glasgow
141:58.10 Mariya Savinova Flag of Russia.svg  Russia 8 March 2009 Torino
151:58.14 Yuliya Stepanova Flag of Russia.svg  Russia 17 February 2011 Moscow
161:58.19 Habitam Alemu Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia 17 February 2021 Torun
171:58.29 Ajee Wilson Flag of the United States.svg  United States 8 February 2020 New York
181:58.31 Francine Niyonsaba Flag of Burundi.svg  Burundi 4 March 2018 Birmingham
191:58.34 Svetlana Cherkasova Flag of Russia.svg  Russia 4 February 2006 Moscow
201:58.37 Helena Fuchsova Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic 25 February 2001 Liévin
211:58.40 Athing Mu Flag of the United States.svg  United States 27 February 2021 Fayetteville
221:58.43 Jennifer Meadows Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain 14 March 2010 Doha
231:58.44 Laura Muir Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain 1 February 2020 Glasgow
241:58.46 Natoya Goule Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica 17 February 2022 Liévin [21]
251:58.48 Irina Vashentseva Flag of Russia.svg  Russia 23 January 2005 Moscow

Notes

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).

Juniors

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 medalists

Men

GamesGoldSilverBronze
1896 Athens
details
Edwin Flack
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Australia
Nándor Dáni
Flag of Hungary (1867-1918).svg  Hungary
Dimitrios Golemis
Flag of Greece (1828-1978).svg  Greece
1900 Paris
details
Alfred Tysoe
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
John Cregan
US flag 45 stars.svg  United States
David Hall
US flag 45 stars.svg  United States
1904 St. Louis
details
Jim Lightbody
US flag 45 stars.svg  United States
Howard Valentine
US flag 45 stars.svg  United States
Emil Breitkreutz
US flag 45 stars.svg  United States
1908 London
details
Mel Sheppard
US flag 45 stars.svg  United States
Emilio Lunghi
Flag of Italy (1861-1946).svg  Italy
Hanns Braun
Flag of the German Empire.svg  Germany
1912 Stockholm
details
Ted Meredith
US flag 48 stars.svg  United States
Mel Sheppard
US flag 48 stars.svg  United States
Ira Davenport
US flag 48 stars.svg  United States
1920 Antwerp
details
Albert Hill
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
Earl Eby
US flag 48 stars.svg  United States
Bevil Rudd
Red Ensign of South Africa (1912-1928).svg  South Africa
1924 Paris
details
Douglas Lowe
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
Paul Martin
Flag of Switzerland.svg  Switzerland
Schuyler Enck
US flag 48 stars.svg  United States
1928 Amsterdam
details
Douglas Lowe
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
Erik Byléhn
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden
Hermann Engelhard
Flag of Germany (3-2 aspect ratio).svg  Germany
1932 Los Angeles
details
Tommy Hampson
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
Alex Wilson
Canadian Red Ensign (1921-1957).svg  Canada
Phil Edwards
Canadian Red Ensign (1921-1957).svg  Canada
1936 Berlin
details
John Woodruff
US flag 48 stars.svg  United States
Mario Lanzi
Flag of Italy (1861-1946).svg  Italy
Phil Edwards
Canadian Red Ensign 1921-1957 (with disc).svg  Canada
1948 London
details
Mal Whitfield
US flag 48 stars.svg  United States
Arthur Wint
Flag of Jamaica (1906-1957).svg  Jamaica
Marcel Hansenne
Flag of France.svg  France
1952 Helsinki
details
Mal Whitfield
US flag 48 stars.svg  United States
Arthur Wint
Flag of Jamaica (1906-1957).svg  Jamaica
Heinz Ulzheimer
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany
1956 Melbourne
details
Tom Courtney
US flag 48 stars.svg  United States
Derek Johnson
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
Audun Boysen
Flag of Norway.svg  Norway
1960 Rome
details
Peter Snell
Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand
Roger Moens
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium
George Kerr
Flag of the West Indies Federation.svg  British West Indies
1964 Tokyo
details
Peter Snell
Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand
Bill Crothers
Canadian Red Ensign (1957-1965).svg  Canada
Wilson Kiprugut
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
1968 Mexico City
details
Ralph Doubell
Flag of Australia.svg  Australia
Wilson Kiprugut
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
Tom Farrell
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
1972 Munich
details
Dave Wottle
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
Yevhen Arzhanov
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union
Mike Boit
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
1976 Montreal
details
Alberto Juantorena
Flag of Cuba.svg  Cuba
Ivo Van Damme
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium
Rick Wohlhuter
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
1980 Moscow
details
Steve Ovett
Olympic flag.svg  Great Britain
Sebastian Coe
Olympic flag.svg  Great Britain
Nikolay Kirov
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union
1984 Los Angeles
details
Joaquim Cruz
Flag of Brazil (1968-1992).svg  Brazil
Sebastian Coe
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
Earl Jones
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
1988 Seoul
details
Paul Ereng
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
Joaquim Cruz
Flag of Brazil (1968-1992).svg  Brazil
Saïd Aouita
Flag of Morocco.svg  Morocco
1992 Barcelona
details
William Tanui
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
Nixon Kiprotich
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
Johnny Gray
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
1996 Atlanta
details
Vebjørn Rodal
Flag of Norway.svg  Norway
Hezekiél Sepeng
Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa
Frederick Onyancha
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
2000 Sydney
details
Nils Schumann
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany
Wilson Kipketer
Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark
Djabir Saïd-Guerni
Flag of Algeria.svg  Algeria
2004 Athens
details
Yuriy Borzakovskiy
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia
Mbulaeni Mulaudzi
Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa
Wilson Kipketer
Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark
2008 Beijing
details
Wilfred Bungei
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
Ismail Ahmed Ismail
Flag of Sudan.svg  Sudan
Alfred Kirwa Yego
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
2012 London
details
David Rudisha
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
Nijel Amos
Flag of Botswana.svg  Botswana
Timothy Kitum
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
2016 Rio de Janeiro
details
David Rudisha
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
Taoufik Makhloufi
Flag of Algeria.svg  Algeria
Clayton Murphy
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
2020 Tokyo
details
Emmanuel Korir
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
Ferguson Rotich
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
Patryk Dobek
Flag of Poland.svg  Poland

Women

GamesGoldSilverBronze
1928 Amsterdam
details
Lina Radke
Flag of Germany (3-2 aspect ratio).svg  Germany
Kinuye Hitomi
Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg  Japan
Inga Gentzel
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden
1932–1956not included in the Olympic program
1960 Rome
details
Lyudmila Shevtsova
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union
Brenda Jones
Flag of Australia.svg  Australia
Ursula Donath
Flag of the German Olympic Team (1960-1968).svg  United Team of Germany
1964 Tokyo
details
Ann Packer
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
Maryvonne Dupureur
Flag of France.svg  France
Marise Chamberlain
Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand
1968 Mexico City
details
Madeline Manning
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
Ilona Silai
Flag of Romania (1965-1989).svg  Romania
Mia Gommers
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands
1972 Munich
details
Hildegard Falck
Flag of Germany.svg  West Germany
Nijolė Sabaitė
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union
Gunhild Hoffmeister
Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany
1976 Montreal
details
Tatyana Kazankina
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union
Nikolina Shtereva
Flag of Bulgaria (1971-1990).svg  Bulgaria
Elfi Zinn
Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany
1980 Moscow
details
Nadiya Olizarenko
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union
Olga Mineyeva
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union
Tatyana Providokhina
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union
1984 Los Angeles
details
Doina Melinte
Flag of Romania (1965-1989).svg  Romania
Kim Gallagher
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
Fiţa Lovin
Flag of Romania (1965-1989).svg  Romania
1988 Seoul
details
Sigrun Wodars
Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany
Christine Wachtel
Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany
Kim Gallagher
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
1992 Barcelona
details
Ellen van Langen
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands
Liliya Nurutdinova
Olympic flag.svg  Unified Team
Ana Fidelia Quirot
Flag of Cuba.svg  Cuba
1996 Atlanta
details
Svetlana Masterkova
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia
Ana Fidelia Quirot
Flag of Cuba.svg  Cuba
Maria Mutola
Flag of Mozambique.svg  Mozambique
2000 Sydney
details
Maria Mutola
Flag of Mozambique.svg  Mozambique
Stephanie Graf
Flag of Austria.svg  Austria
Kelly Holmes
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
2004 Athens
details
Kelly Holmes
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
Hasna Benhassi
Flag of Morocco.svg  Morocco
Jolanda Čeplak
Flag of Slovenia.svg  Slovenia
2008 Beijing
details
Pamela Jelimo
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
Janeth Jepkosgei
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
Hasna Benhassi
Flag of Morocco.svg  Morocco
2012 London
details
Caster Semenya
Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa [22]
Ekaterina Poistogova
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia
Pamela Jelimo
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
2016 Rio de Janeiro
details
Caster Semenya
Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa
Francine Niyonsaba
Flag of Burundi.svg  Burundi
Margaret Wambui
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
2020 Tokyo
details
Athing Mu
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
Keely Hodgkinson
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
Raevyn Rogers
Flag of the United States.svg  United States

World Championships medalists

Men

ChampionshipsGoldSilverBronze
1983 Helsinki
details
Flag of Germany.svg  Willi Wülbeck  (FRG)Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Rob Druppers  (NED)Flag of Brazil.svg  Joaquim Cruz  (BRA)
1987 Rome
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Flag of Kenya.svg  Billy Konchellah  (KEN)Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Peter Elliott  (GBR)Flag of Brazil.svg  José Luíz Barbosa  (BRA)
1991 Tokyo
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Flag of Kenya.svg  Billy Konchellah  (KEN)Flag of Brazil.svg  José Luíz Barbosa  (BRA)Flag of the United States.svg  Mark Everett  (USA)
1993 Stuttgart
details
Flag of Kenya.svg  Paul Ruto  (KEN)Flag of Italy.svg  Giuseppe D'Urso  (ITA)Flag of Kenya.svg  Billy Konchellah  (KEN)
1995 Gothenburg
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Flag of Denmark.svg  Wilson Kipketer  (DEN)Flag of Burundi.svg  Arthémon Hatungimana  (BDI)Flag of Norway.svg  Vebjørn Rodal  (NOR)
1997 Athens
details
Flag of Denmark.svg  Wilson Kipketer  (DEN)Flag of Cuba.svg  Norberto Téllez  (CUB)Flag of the United States.svg  Rich Kenah  (USA)
1999 Seville
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Flag of Denmark.svg  Wilson Kipketer  (DEN)Flag of South Africa.svg  Hezekiél Sepeng  (RSA)Flag of Algeria.svg  Djabir Saïd-Guerni  (ALG)
2001 Edmonton
details
Flag of Switzerland.svg  André Bucher  (SUI)Flag of Kenya.svg  Wilfred Bungei  (KEN)Flag of Poland.svg  Paweł Czapiewski  (POL)
2003 Saint-Denis
details
Flag of Algeria.svg  Djabir Saïd-Guerni  (ALG)Flag of Russia.svg  Yuriy Borzakovskiy  (RUS)Flag of South Africa.svg  Mbulaeni Mulaudzi  (RSA)
2005 Helsinki
details
Flag of Bahrain.svg  Rashid Ramzi  (BHR)Flag of Russia.svg  Yuriy Borzakovskiy  (RUS)Flag of Kenya.svg  William Yiampoy  (KEN)
2007 Osaka
details
Flag of Kenya.svg  Alfred Kirwa Yego  (KEN)Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Gary Reed  (CAN)Flag of Russia.svg  Yuriy Borzakovskiy  (RUS)
2009 Berlin
details
Flag of South Africa.svg  Mbulaeni Mulaudzi  (RSA)Flag of Kenya.svg  Alfred Kirwa Yego  (KEN)Flag of Bahrain.svg  Yusuf Saad Kamel  (BHR)
2011 Daegu
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Flag of Kenya.svg  David Rudisha  (KEN)Flag of Sudan.svg  Abubaker Kaki  (SUD)Flag of Russia.svg  Yuriy Borzakovskiy  (RUS)
2013 Moscow
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Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Mohammed Aman  (ETH)Flag of the United States.svg  Nick Symmonds  (USA)Flag of Djibouti.svg  Ayanleh Souleiman  (DJI)
2015 Beijing
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Flag of Kenya.svg  David Rudisha  (KEN)Flag of Poland.svg  Adam Kszczot  (POL)Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.svg  Amel Tuka  (BIH)
2017 London
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Flag of France.svg  Pierre-Ambroise Bosse  (FRA)Flag of Poland.svg  Adam Kszczot  (POL)Flag of Kenya.svg  Kipyegon Bett  (KEN)
2019 Doha
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Flag of the United States.svg  Donavan Brazier  (USA)Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.svg  Amel Tuka  (BIH)Flag of Kenya.svg  Ferguson Cheruiyot Rotich  (KEN)
2022 Eugene
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Flag of Kenya.svg  Emmanuel Korir  (KEN)Flag of Algeria.svg  Djamel Sedjati  (ALG)Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Marco Arop  (CAN)

Women

ChampionshipsGoldSilverBronze
1983 Helsinki
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Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Jarmila Kratochvílová  (TCH)Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Lyubov Gurina  (URS)Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Yekaterina Podkopayeva  (URS)
1987 Rome
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Flag of East Germany.svg  Sigrun Wodars  (GDR)Flag of East Germany.svg  Christine Wachtel  (GDR)Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Lyubov Gurina  (URS)
1991 Tokyo
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Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Liliya Nurutdinova  (URS)Flag of Cuba.svg  Ana Fidelia Quirot  (CUB)Flag of Romania.svg  Ella Kovacs  (ROU)
1993 Stuttgart
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Flag of Mozambique.svg  Maria Mutola  (MOZ)Flag of Russia (1991-1993).svg  Lyubov Gurina  (RUS)Flag of Romania.svg  Ella Kovacs  (ROU)
1995 Gothenburg
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Flag of Cuba.svg  Ana Fidelia Quirot  (CUB)Flag of Suriname.svg  Letitia Vriesde  (SUR)Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Kelly Holmes  (GBR)
1997 Athens
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Flag of Cuba.svg  Ana Fidelia Quirot  (CUB)Flag of Russia.svg  Yelena Afanasyeva  (RUS)Flag of Mozambique.svg  Maria Mutola  (MOZ)
1999 Seville
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Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Ludmila Formanová  (CZE)Flag of Mozambique.svg  Maria Mutola  (MOZ)Flag of Russia.svg  Svetlana Masterkova  (RUS)
2001 Edmonton
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Flag of Mozambique.svg  Maria Mutola  (MOZ)Flag of Austria.svg  Stephanie Graf  (AUT)Flag of Suriname.svg  Letitia Vriesde  (SUR)
2003 Saint-Denis
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Flag of Mozambique.svg  Maria Mutola  (MOZ)Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Kelly Holmes  (GBR)Flag of Russia.svg  Natalya Khrushcheleva  (RUS)
2005 Helsinki
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Flag of Cuba.svg  Zulia Calatayud  (CUB)Flag of Morocco.svg  Hasna Benhassi  (MAR)Flag of Russia.svg  Tatyana Andrianova  (RUS)
2007 Osaka
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Flag of Kenya.svg  Janeth Jepkosgei  (KEN)Flag of Morocco.svg  Hasna Benhassi  (MAR)Flag of Spain.svg  Mayte Martínez  (ESP)
2009 Berlin
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Flag of South Africa.svg  Caster Semenya  (RSA)Flag of Kenya.svg  Janeth Jepkosgei  (KEN)Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Jenny Meadows  (GBR)
2011 Daegu
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Flag of South Africa.svg  Caster Semenya  (RSA)Flag of Kenya.svg  Janeth Jepkosgei  (KEN)Flag of the United States.svg  Alysia Johnson Montaño  (USA)
2013 Moscow
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Flag of Kenya.svg  Eunice Sum  (KEN)Flag of the United States.svg  Brenda Martinez  (USA)Flag of the United States.svg  Alysia Johnson Montaño  (USA)
2015 Beijing
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Flag of Belarus.svg  Maryna Arzamasava  (BLR)Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Melissa Bishop  (CAN)Flag of Kenya.svg  Eunice Sum  (KEN)
2017 London
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Flag of South Africa.svg  Caster Semenya  (RSA)Flag of Burundi.svg  Francine Niyonsaba  (BDI)Flag of the United States.svg  Ajeé Wilson  (USA)
2019 Doha
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Flag of Uganda.svg  Halimah Nakaayi  (UGA)Flag of the United States.svg  Raevyn Rogers  (USA)Flag of the United States.svg  Ajeé Wilson  (USA)
2022 Eugene
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Flag of the United States.svg  Athing Mu  (USA)Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Keely Hodgkinson  (GBR)Flag of Kenya.svg  Mary Moraa  (KEN)

World Indoor Championships medalists

Men

GamesGoldSilverBronze
1985 Paris [A] Flag of Spain.svg  Colomán Trabado  (ESP)Flag of Spain.svg  Benjamín González  (ESP)Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Ikem Billy  (GBR)
1987 Indianapolis
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Flag of Brazil (1968-1992).svg  José Luíz Barbosa  (BRA)Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Vladimir Graudyn  (URS)Flag of Morocco.svg  Faouzi Lahbi  (MAR)
1989 Budapest
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Flag of Kenya.svg  Paul Ereng  (KEN)Flag of Brazil (1968-1992).svg  José Luíz Barbosa  (BRA)Flag of Italy.svg  Tonino Viali  (ITA)
1991 Seville
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Flag of Kenya.svg  Paul Ereng  (KEN)Flag of Spain.svg  Tomás de Teresa  (ESP)Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Simon Hoogewerf  (CAN)
1993 Toronto
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Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Tom McKean  (GBR)Flag of Burundi.svg  Charles Nkazamyampi  (BDI)Flag of Germany.svg  Nico Motchebon  (GER)
1995 Barcelona
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Flag of Jamaica.svg  Clive Terrelonge  (JAM)Flag of Kenya.svg  Benson Koech  (KEN)Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Pavel Soukup  (CZE)
1997 Paris
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Flag of Denmark.svg  Wilson Kipketer  (DEN)Flag of Morocco.svg  Mahjoub Haïda  (MAR)Flag of the United States.svg  Rich Kenah  (USA)
1999 Maebashi
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Flag of South Africa.svg  Johan Botha  (RSA)Flag of Denmark.svg  Wilson Kipketer  (DEN)Flag of Germany.svg  Nico Motchebon  (GER)
2001 Lisbon
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Flag of Russia.svg  Yuriy Borzakovskiy  (RUS)Flag of South Africa.svg  Johan Botha  (RSA)Flag of Switzerland.svg  André Bucher  (SUI)
2003 Birmingham
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Flag of the United States.svg  David Krummenacker  (USA)Flag of Denmark.svg  Wilson Kipketer  (DEN)Flag of Kenya.svg  Wilfred Bungei  (KEN)
2004 Budapest
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Flag of South Africa.svg  Mbulaeni Mulaudzi  (RSA)Flag of Bahrain.svg  Rashid Ramzi  (BHR)Flag of Brazil.svg  Osmar dos Santos  (BRA)
2006 Moscow
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Flag of Kenya.svg  Wilfred Bungei  (KEN)Flag of South Africa.svg  Mbulaeni Mulaudzi  (RSA)Flag of Russia.svg  Yuriy Borzakovskiy  (RUS)
2008 Valencia
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Flag of Sudan.svg  Abubaker Kaki  (SUD)Flag of South Africa.svg  Mbulaeni Mulaudzi  (RSA)Flag of Bahrain.svg  Yusuf Saad Kamel  (BHR)
2010 Doha
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Flag of Sudan.svg  Abubaker Kaki  (SUD)Flag of Kenya.svg  Boaz Kiplagat Lalang  (KEN)Flag of Poland.svg  Adam Kszczot  (POL)
2012 Istanbul
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Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Mohammed Aman  (ETH)Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Jakub Holuša  (CZE)Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Andrew Osagie  (GBR)
2014 Sopot
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Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Mohammed Aman  (ETH)Flag of Poland.svg  Adam Kszczot  (POL)Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Andrew Osagie  (GBR)
2016 Portland
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Flag of the United States.svg  Boris Berian  (USA)Flag of Burundi.svg  Antoine Gakeme  (BDI)Flag of the United States.svg  Erik Sowinski  (USA)
2018 Birmingham
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Flag of Poland.svg  Adam Kszczot  (POL)Flag of the United States.svg  Drew Windle  (USA)Flag of Spain.svg  Saúl Ordóñez  (ESP)
2022 Belgrade
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Flag of Spain.svg  Mariano García  (ESP)Flag of Kenya.svg  Noah Kibet  (KEN)Flag of the United States.svg  Bryce Hoppel  (USA)

Women

GamesGoldSilverBronze
1985 Paris [A] Flag of Romania (1965-1989).svg  Cristieana Cojocaru  (ROU)Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Jane Finch  (GBR)Flag of Romania (1965-1989).svg  Mariana Simeanu  (ROU)
1987 Indianapolis
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Flag of East Germany.svg  Christine Wachtel  (GDR)Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Gabriela Sedláková  (TCH)Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Lyubov Kiryukhina  (URS)
1989 Budapest
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Flag of East Germany.svg  Christine Wachtel  (GDR)Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Tatyana Grebenchuk  (URS)Flag of East Germany.svg  Ellen Kiessling  (GDR)
1991 Seville
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Flag of Germany.svg  Christine Wachtel  (GER)Flag of Romania.svg  Violeta Beclea  (ROU)Flag of Romania.svg  Ella Kovacs  (ROU)
1993 Toronto
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Flag of Mozambique.svg  Maria Mutola  (MOZ)Flag of Russia (1991-1993).svg  Svetlana Masterkova  (RUS)Flag of the United States.svg  Joetta Clark  (USA)
1995 Barcelona
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Flag of Mozambique.svg  Maria Mutola  (MOZ)Flag of Russia.svg  Yelena Afanasyeva  (RUS)Flag of Suriname.svg  Letitia Vriesde  (SUR)
1997 Paris
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Flag of Mozambique.svg  Maria Mutola  (MOZ)Flag of Belarus.svg  Natalya Dukhnova  (BLR)Flag of the United States.svg  Joetta Clark  (USA)
1999 Maebashi
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Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Ludmila Formanová  (CZE)Flag of Mozambique.svg  Maria Mutola  (MOZ)Flag of Russia.svg  Natalya Tsyganova  (RUS)
2001 Lisbon
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Flag of Mozambique.svg  Maria Mutola  (MOZ)Flag of Austria.svg  Stephanie Graf  (AUT)Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Helena Dziurova-Fuchsová  (CZE)
2003 Birmingham
details
Flag of Mozambique.svg  Maria Mutola  (MOZ)Flag of Austria.svg  Stephanie Graf  (AUT)Flag of Spain.svg  Mayte Martínez  (ESP)
2004 Budapest
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Flag of Mozambique.svg  Maria Mutola  (MOZ)Flag of Slovenia.svg  Jolanda Čeplak  (SLO)Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Joanne Fenn  (GBR)
2006 Moscow
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Flag of Mozambique.svg  Maria Mutola  (MOZ)Flag of Jamaica.svg  Kenia Sinclair  (JAM)Flag of Morocco.svg  Hasna Benhassi  (MAR)
2008 Valencia
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Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Tamsyn Lewis  (AUS)Flag of Ukraine.svg  Tetiana Petlyuk  (UKR)Flag of Mozambique.svg  Maria Mutola  (MOZ)
2010 Doha
details
Flag of Russia.svg  Mariya Savinova  (RUS)Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Jenny Meadows  (GBR)Flag of the United States.svg  Alysia Johnson  (USA)
2012 Istanbul
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Flag of Kenya.svg  Pamela Jelimo  (KEN)Flag of Ukraine.svg  Nataliia Lupu  (UKR)Flag of the United States.svg  Erica Moore  (USA)
2014 Sopot
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Flag of the United States.svg  Chanelle Price  (USA)Flag of Poland.svg  Angelika Cichocka  (POL)Flag of Belarus.svg  Maryna Arzamasava  (BLR)
2016 Portland
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Flag of Burundi.svg  Francine Niyonsaba  (BDI)Flag of the United States.svg  Ajeé Wilson  (USA)Flag of Kenya.svg  Margaret Wambui  (KEN)
2018 Birmingham
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Flag of Burundi.svg  Francine Niyonsaba  (BDI)Flag of the United States.svg  Ajeé Wilson  (USA)Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Shelayna Oskan-Clarke  (GBR)
2022 Belgrade
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Flag of the United States.svg  Ajeé Wilson  (USA)Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Freweyni Hailu  (ETH)Flag of Uganda.svg  Halimah Nakaayi  (UGA)

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