Athletics at the 1992 Summer Olympics

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Athletics [track and field]
at the Games of the XXV Olympiad
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Dates July 31   August 9
No. of events43
Competitors1725 from 156 nations

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.

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Medal summary

Men

EventGoldSilverBronze
100 metres
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Linford Christie
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
9.96 Frankie Fredericks
Flag of Namibia.svg  Namibia
10.02 Dennis Mitchell
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
10.04
200 metres
details
Michael Marsh
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
20.01 Frankie Fredericks
Flag of Namibia.svg  Namibia
20.13 Michael Bates
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
20.38
400 metres
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Quincy Watts
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
43.50 (OR) Steve Lewis
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
44.21 Samson Kitur
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
44.24
800 metres
details
William Tanui
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
1:43.66 Nixon Kiprotich
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
1:43.70 Johnny Gray
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
1:43.97
1500 metres
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Fermín Cacho
Flag of Spain.svg  Spain
3:40.12 Rachid El Basir
Flag of Morocco.svg  Morocco
3:40.62 Mohamed Suleiman
Flag of Qatar.svg  Qatar
3:40.69
5000 metres
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Dieter Baumann
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany
13:12.52 Paul Bitok
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
13:12.71 Fita Bayisa
Flag of Ethiopia (1991-1996).svg  Ethiopia
13:13.03
10,000 metres
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Khalid Skah
Flag of Morocco.svg  Morocco
27:46.70 Richard Chelimo
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
27:47.72 Addis Abebe
Flag of Ethiopia (1991-1996).svg  Ethiopia
28:00.07
110 metres hurdles
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Mark McKoy
Flag of Canada.svg  Canada
13.12 Tony Dees
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
13.24 Jack Pierce
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
13.26
400 metres hurdles
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Kevin Young
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
46.78
(WR)
Winthrop Graham
Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica
47.66 Kriss Akabusi
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
47.82
3000 metres steeplechase
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Matthew Birir
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
8:08.84 Patrick Sang
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
8:09.55 William Mutwol
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
8:10.74
4×100 metres relay
details
Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
Michael Marsh
Leroy Burrell
Dennis Mitchell
Carl Lewis
James Jett*
37.40
(WR)
Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria  (NGR)
Oluyemi Kayode
Chidi Imoh
Olapade Adeniken
Davidson Ezinwa
Osmond Ezinwa*
37.98Flag of Cuba.svg  Cuba  (CUB)
Andrés Simón
Joel Lamela
Joel Isasi
Jorge Aguilera
38.00
4×400 metres relay
details
Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
Andrew Valmon
Quincy Watts
Michael Johnson
Steve Lewis
Darnell Hall*
Charles Jenkins*
2:55.74
(WR)
Flag of Cuba.svg  Cuba  (CUB)
Lázaro Martínez
Héctor Herrera
Norberto Téllez
Roberto Hernández
2:59.51Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  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
Flag of South Korea (1984-1997).svg  South Korea
2:13:23 Koichi Morishita
Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg  Japan
2:13:45 Stephan Freigang
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany
2:14:00
20 kilometres walk
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Daniel Plaza
Flag of Spain.svg  Spain
1:21.25 Guillaume LeBlanc
Flag of Canada.svg  Canada
1:22.25 Giovanni De Benedictis
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy
1:23.11
50 kilometres walk
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Andrey Perlov
Olympic flag.svg  Unified Team
(Flag of Russia (1991-1993).svg  Russia)
3:50.13 Carlos Mercenario
Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico
3:52.09 Ronald Weigel
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany
3:53.45
High jump
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Javier Sotomayor
Flag of Cuba.svg  Cuba
2.34 m Patrik Sjöberg
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden
2.34 m Hollis Conway
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
2.34 m
Tim Forsyth
Flag of Australia.svg  Australia
Artur Partyka
Flag of Poland.svg  Poland
Pole vault
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Maksim Tarasov
Olympic flag.svg  Unified Team
(Flag of Russia (1991-1993).svg  Russia)
5.80 m Igor Trandenkov
Olympic flag.svg  Unified Team
(Flag of Russia (1991-1993).svg  Russia)
5.80 m Javier García
Flag of Spain.svg  Spain
5.75 m
Long jump
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Carl Lewis
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
8.67 m Mike Powell
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
8.64 m Joe Greene
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
8.34 m
Triple jump
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Mike Conley
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
18.17 m w Charles Simpkins
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
17.60 m Frank Rutherford
Flag of the Bahamas.svg  Bahamas
17.36 m
Shot put
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Mike Stulce
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
21.70 m Jim Doehring
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
20.96 m Vyacheslav Lykho
Olympic flag.svg  Unified Team
(Flag of Russia (1991-1993).svg  Russia)
20.94 m
Discus throw
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Romas Ubartas
Flag of Lithuania (1988-2004).svg  Lithuania
65.12 m Jürgen Schult
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany
64.94 m Roberto Moya
Flag of Cuba.svg  Cuba
64.12 m
Hammer throw
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Andrey Abduvaliyev
Olympic flag.svg  Unified Team
(Flag of Tajikistan (1991-1992).svg  Tajikistan)
82.54 m Igor Astapkovich
Olympic flag.svg  Unified Team
(Flag of Belarus (1918, 1991-1995).svg  Belarus)
81.96 m Igor Nikulin
Olympic flag.svg  Unified Team
(Flag of Russia (1991-1993).svg  Russia)
81.38 m
Javelin throw
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Jan Železný
Flag of Czechoslovakia.svg  Czechoslovakia
89.66 m Seppo Räty
Flag of Finland.svg  Finland
86.60 m Steve Backley
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
83.38 m
Decathlon
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Robert Změlík
Flag of Czechoslovakia.svg  Czechoslovakia
8611 Antonio Peñalver
Flag of Spain.svg  Spain
8412 Dave Johnson
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
8309

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

Women

EventGoldSilverBronze
100 metres
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Gail Devers
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
10.82 Juliet Cuthbert
Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica
10.83 Irina Privalova
Olympic flag.svg  Unified Team
(Flag of Russia (1991-1993).svg  Russia)
10.84
200 metres
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Gwen Torrence
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
21.81 Juliet Cuthbert
Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica
22.02 Merlene Ottey
Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica
22.09
400 metres
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Marie-José Pérec
Flag of France.svg  France
48.83 Olga Bryzgina
Olympic flag.svg  Unified Team
(Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine)
49.05 Ximena Restrepo
Flag of Colombia.svg  Colombia
49.64
800 metres
details
Ellen van Langen
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands
1:55:54 Liliya Nurutdinova
Olympic flag.svg  Unified Team
(Flag of Russia (1991-1993).svg  Russia)
1:55:99 Ana Fidelia Quirot
Flag of Cuba.svg  Cuba
1:56.80
1500 metres
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Hassiba Boulmerka
Flag of Algeria.svg  Algeria
3:55.30 Lyudmila Rogachova
Olympic flag.svg  Unified Team
(Flag of Russia (1991-1993).svg  Russia)
3:56.91 Qu Yunxia
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China
3:57.08
3000 metres
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Yelena Romanova
Olympic flag.svg  Unified Team
(Flag of Russia (1991-1993).svg  Russia)
8:46.04 Tetyana Dorovskikh
Olympic flag.svg  Unified Team
(Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine)
8:46.85 Angela Chalmers
Flag of Canada.svg  Canada
8:47.22
10,000 metres
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Derartu Tulu
Flag of Ethiopia (1991-1996).svg  Ethiopia
31:06.02 Elana Meyer
South African Olympic Flag.svg  South Africa
31:11.75 Lynn Jennings
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
31:19.89
100 metres hurdles
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Voula Patoulidou
Flag of Greece.svg  Greece
12.64 LaVonna Martin
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
12.69 Yordanka Donkova
Flag of Bulgaria.svg  Bulgaria
12.70
400 metres hurdles
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Sally Gunnell
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
53.23 Sandra Farmer-Patrick
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
53.69 Janeene Vickers
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
54.31
4×100 metres relay
details
Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
Evelyn Ashford
Esther Jones
Carlette Guidry
Gwen Torrence
Michelle Finn*
42.11Olympic flag.svg  Unified Team  (EUN)
Olga Bogoslovskaya
Galina Malchugina
Marina Trandenkova
Irina Privalova
42.16Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria  (NGR)
Beatrice Utondu
Faith Idehen
Christy Opara-Thompson
Mary Onyali
42.81
4×400 metres relay
details
Olympic flag.svg  Unified Team  (EUN)
Yelena Ruzina
Lyudmila Dzhigalova
Olga Nazarova
Olga Bryzgina
Liliya Nurutdinova*
Marina Shmonina*
3:20.20Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
Natasha Kaiser
Gwen Torrence
Jearl Miles
Rochelle Stevens
Denean Hill*
Dannette Young*
3:20.92Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain  (GBR)
Phylis Smith
Sandra Douglas
Jennifer Stoute
Sally Gunnell
3:24.23
Marathon
details
Valentina Yegorova
Olympic flag.svg  Unified Team
(Flag of Russia (1991-1993).svg  Russia)
2:32:41 Yuko Arimori
Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg  Japan
2:32:49 Lorraine Moller
Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand
2:33:59
10 kilometres walk
details
Chen Yueling
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China
44:32 Yelena Nikolayeva
Olympic flag.svg  Unified Team
(Flag of Russia (1991-1993).svg  Russia)
44:33 Li Chunxiu
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China
44:41
High jump
details
Heike Henkel
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany
2.02 m Galina Astafei
Flag of Romania.svg  Romania
2.00 m Joanet Quintero
Flag of Cuba.svg  Cuba
1.97 m
Long jump
details
Heike Drechsler
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany
7.14 m Inessa Kravets
Olympic flag.svg  Unified Team
(Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine)
7.12 m Jackie Joyner-Kersee
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
7.07 m
Shot put
details
Svetlana Krivelyova
Olympic flag.svg  Unified Team
(Flag of Russia (1991-1993).svg  Russia)
21.06 m Huang Zhihong
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China
20.47 m Kathrin Neimke
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany
19.78 m
Discus throw
details
Maritza Martén
Flag of Cuba.svg  Cuba
70.06 m Tsvetanka Khristova
Flag of Bulgaria.svg  Bulgaria
67.78 m Daniela Costian
Flag of Australia.svg  Australia
66.24 m
Javelin throw
details
Silke Renk
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany
68.34 m Natalya Shikolenko
Olympic flag.svg  Unified Team
(Flag of Belarus (1918, 1991-1995).svg  Belarus)
68.26 m Karen Forkel
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany
66.86 m
Heptathlon
details
Jackie Joyner-Kersee
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
7044 Irina Belova
Olympic flag.svg  Unified Team
(Flag of Russia (1991-1993).svg  Russia)
6845 Sabine Braun
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany
6649

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

Medal table

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)1281030
2Olympic flag.svg  Unified Team  (EUN)711321
3Flag of Germany.svg  Germany  (GER)41510
4Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya  (KEN)2428
5Flag of Cuba.svg  Cuba  (CUB)2147
6Flag of Spain.svg  Spain  (ESP)2114
7Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain  (GBR)2046
8Flag of Czechoslovakia.svg  Czechoslovakia  (TCH)2002
9Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China  (CHN)1124
10Flag of Canada.svg  Canada  (CAN)1113
11Flag of Morocco.svg  Morocco  (MAR)1102
12Flag of Ethiopia (1991-1996).svg  Ethiopia  (ETH)1023
13Flag of Algeria.svg  Algeria  (ALG)1001
Flag of France.svg  France  (FRA)1001
Flag of Greece.svg  Greece  (GRE)1001
Flag of Lithuania (1988-2004).svg  Lithuania  (LTU)1001
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands  (NED)1001
Flag of South Korea (1984-1997).svg  South Korea  (KOR)1001
19Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica  (JAM)0314
20Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg  Japan  (JPN)0202
Flag of Namibia.svg  Namibia  (NAM)0202
22Flag of Bulgaria.svg  Bulgaria  (BUL)0112
Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria  (NGR)0112
24Flag of Finland.svg  Finland  (FIN)0101
Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico  (MEX)0101
Flag of Romania.svg  Romania  (ROU)0101
South African Olympic Flag.svg  South Africa  (RSA)0101
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden  (SWE)0101
29Flag of Australia.svg  Australia  (AUS)0022
30Flag of the Bahamas.svg  Bahamas  (BAH)0011
Flag of Colombia.svg  Colombia  (COL)0011
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy  (ITA)0011
Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand  (NZL)0011
Flag of Poland.svg  Poland  (POL)0011
Flag of Qatar.svg  Qatar  (QAT)0011
Totals (35 nations)434345131

Participating nations

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.

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