Athletics at the 1996 Summer Olympics

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Dates July 26   August 3
No. of events44
Competitors2053 from 191 nations

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.

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Medal winners

Men

EventGoldSilverBronze
100 metres
details
Donovan Bailey
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada
9.84
(WR)
Frankie Fredericks
Flag of Namibia.svg  Namibia
9.89 Ato Boldon
Flag of Trinidad and Tobago.svg  Trinidad and Tobago
9.90
200 metres
details
Michael Johnson
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
19.32
(WR)
Frankie Fredericks
Flag of Namibia.svg  Namibia
19.68 (AR) Ato Boldon
Flag of Trinidad and Tobago.svg  Trinidad and Tobago
19.80
400 metres
details
Michael Johnson
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
43.49
(OR)
Roger Black
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
44.41 Davis Kamoga
Flag of Uganda.svg  Uganda
44.53
800 metres
details
Vebjørn Rodal
Flag of Norway.svg  Norway
1:42.58
(OR)
Hezekiél Sepeng
Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa
1:42.74 Fred Onyancha
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
1:42.79
1500 metres
details
Noureddine Morceli
Flag of Algeria.svg  Algeria
3:35.78 Fermín Cacho
Flag of Spain.svg  Spain
3:36.40 Stephen Kipkorir
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
3:36.72
5000 metres
details
Vénuste Niyongabo
Flag of Burundi.svg  Burundi
13:07.96 Paul Bitok
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
13:08.16 Khalid Boulami
Flag of Morocco.svg  Morocco
13:08.37
10,000 metres
details
Haile Gebrselassie
Flag of Ethiopia (1996-2009).svg  Ethiopia
27:07.34
(OR)
Paul Tergat
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
27:08.17 Salah Hissou
Flag of Morocco.svg  Morocco
27:24.67
110 metres hurdles
details
Allen Johnson
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
12.95
(OR)
Mark Crear
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
13.09 Florian Schwarthoff
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany
13.17
400 metres hurdles
details
Derrick Adkins
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
47.54 Samuel Matete
Flag of Zambia.svg  Zambia
47.78 Calvin Davis
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
47.96
3000 metres steeplechase
details
Joseph Keter
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
8:07.12 Moses Kiptanui
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
8:08.33 Alessandro Lambruschini
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy
8:11.28
4×100 metres relay
details
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada  (CAN)
Robert Esmie
Glenroy Gilbert
Bruny Surin
Donovan Bailey
Carlton Chambers*
37.69Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
Jon Drummond
Tim Harden
Michael Marsh
Dennis Mitchell
Tim Montgomery*
38.05Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil  (BRA)
Arnaldo da Silva
Robson da Silva
Édson Ribeiro
André da Silva
38.41
4×400 metres relay
details
Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
LaMont Smith
Alvin Harrison
Derek Mills
Anthuan Maybank
Jason Rouser*
2:55.99Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain  (GBR)
Iwan Thomas
Jamie Baulch
Mark Richardson
Roger Black
Mark Hylton*
Du'aine Ladejo*
2:56.60Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica  (JAM)
Michael McDonald
Greg Haughton
Roxbert Martin
Davian Clarke
Dennis Blake*
Garth Robinson*
2:59.42
Marathon
details
Josia Thugwane
Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa
2:12:36 Lee Bong-Ju
Flag of South Korea (1984-1997).svg  South Korea
2:12:39 Erick Wainaina
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
2:12:44
20 kilometres walk
details
Jefferson Pérez
Flag of Ecuador (1900-2009).svg  Ecuador
1:20:07 Ilya Markov
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia
1:20:16 Bernardo Segura
Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico
1:20:23
50 kilometres walk
details
Robert Korzeniowski
Flag of Poland.svg  Poland
3:43:30 Mikhail Shchennikov
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia
3:43:36 Valentí Massana
Flag of Spain.svg  Spain
3:44:19
High jump
details
Charles Austin
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
2.39 m
(OR)
Artur Partyka
Flag of Poland.svg  Poland
2.37 m Steve Smith
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
2.35 m
Pole vault
details
Jean Galfione
Flag of France.svg  France
5.92 m Igor Trandenkov
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia
5.92 m Andrei Tivontchik
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany
5.92 m
Long jump
details
Carl Lewis
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
8.50 m James Beckford
Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica
8.29 m Joe Greene
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
8.24 m
Triple jump
details
Kenny Harrison
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
18.09 m
(OR)
Jonathan Edwards
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
17.88 m Yoelbi Quesada
Flag of Cuba.svg  Cuba
17.44 m
Shot put
details
Randy Barnes
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
21.62 m John Godina
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
20.79 m Oleksandr Bagach
Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine
20.75 m
Discus throw
details
Lars Riedel
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany
69.40 m Vladimir Dubrovshchik
Flag of Belarus (1995-2012).svg  Belarus
66.60 m Vasiliy Kaptyukh
Flag of Belarus (1995-2012).svg  Belarus
65.80 m
Hammer throw
details
Balázs Kiss
Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary
81.24 m Lance Deal
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
81.12 m Oleksandr Krykun
Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine
80.02 m
Javelin throw
details
Jan Železný
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic
88.16 m Steve Backley
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
87.44 m Seppo Räty
Flag of Finland.svg  Finland
86.98 m
Decathlon
details
Dan O'Brien
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
8824 pts Frank Busemann
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany
8706 pts Tomáš Dvořák
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic
8664 pts

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

Women

GamesGoldSilverBronze
100 metres
details
Gail Devers
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
10.94 Merlene Ottey
Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica
10.94 Gwen Torrence
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
10.96
200 metres
details
Marie-José Pérec
Flag of France.svg  France
22.12 Merlene Ottey
Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica
22.24 Mary Onyali
Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria
22.38
400 metres
details
Marie-José Pérec
Flag of France.svg  France
48.25
(OR)
Cathy Freeman
Flag of Australia.svg  Australia
48.63 Falilat Ogunkoya
Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria
49.10
800 metres
details
Svetlana Masterkova
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia
1:57.73 Ana Fidelia Quirot
Flag of Cuba.svg  Cuba
1:58.11 Maria de Lurdes Mutola
Flag of Mozambique.svg  Mozambique
1:58.71
1500 metres
details
Svetlana Masterkova
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia
4:00.83 Gabriela Szabo
Flag of Romania.svg  Romania
4:01.54 Theresia Kiesl
Flag of Austria.svg  Austria
4:03.02
(NR)
5000 metres
details
Wang Junxia
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China
14:59.88
(OR)
Pauline Konga
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
15:03.49 Roberta Brunet
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy
15:07.52
10,000 metres
details
Fernanda Ribeiro
Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal
31:01.63
(OR)
Wang Junxia
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China
31:02.59 Gete Wami
Flag of Ethiopia (1996-2009).svg  Ethiopia
31:06.65
100 metres hurdles
details
Ludmila Engquist
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden
12.58 Brigita Bukovec
Flag of Slovenia.svg  Slovenia
12.59 Patricia Girard
Flag of France.svg  France
12.65
400 metres hurdles
details
Deon Hemmings
Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica
52.82
(OR)
Kim Batten
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
53.08 Tonja Buford-Bailey
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
53.22
4×100 metres relay
details
Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
Chryste Gaines
Gail Devers
Inger Miller
Gwen Torrence
Carlette Guidry*
41.95Flag of the Bahamas.svg  Bahamas  (BAH)
Eldece Clarke
Chandra Sturrup
Savatheda Fynes
Pauline Davis-Thompson
Debbie Ferguson*
42.14Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica  (JAM)
Michelle Freeman
Juliet Cuthbert
Nikole Mitchell
Merlene Ottey
Gillian Russell*
Andria Lloyd*
42.24
4×400 metres relay
details
Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
Rochelle Stevens
Maicel Malone-Wallace
Kim Graham
Jearl Miles
Linetta Wilson*
3:20.91Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria  (NGR)
Olabisi Afolabi
Fatima Yusuf
Charity Opara
Falilat Ogunkoya
3:21.04Flag of Germany.svg  Germany  (GER)
Uta Rohländer
Linda Kisabaka
Anja Rücker
Grit Breuer
3:21.14
Marathon
details
Fatuma Roba
Flag of Ethiopia (1996-2009).svg  Ethiopia
2:26:05 Valentina Yegorova
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia
2:28:05 Yuko Arimori
Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg  Japan
2:28:39
10 kilometres walk
details
Yelena Nikolayeva
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia
41:49
(OR)
Elisabetta Perrone
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy
42:12 Wang Yan
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China
42:19
High jump
details
Stefka Kostadinova
Flag of Bulgaria.svg  Bulgaria
2.05 m Niki Bakoyianni
Flag of Greece.svg  Greece
2.03 m Inha Babakova
Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine
2.01 m
Long jump
details
Chioma Ajunwa
Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria
7.12 m Fiona May
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy
7.02 m Jackie Joyner-Kersee
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
7.00 m
Triple jump
details
Inessa Kravets
Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine
15.33 m
(OR)
Inna Lasovskaya
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia
14.98 m Šárka Kašpárková
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic
14.98 m
Shot put
details
Astrid Kumbernuss
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany
20.56 m Sui Xinmei
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China
19.88 m Irina Khudoroshkina
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia
19.35 m
Discus throw
details
Ilke Wyludda
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany
69.66 m Natalya Sadova
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia
66.48 m Ellina Zvereva
Flag of Belarus (1995-2012).svg  Belarus
65.64 m
Javelin throw
details
Heli Rantanen
Flag of Finland.svg  Finland
67.94 m Louise McPaul
Flag of Australia.svg  Australia
65.54 m Trine Hattestad
Flag of Norway.svg  Norway
64.98 m
Heptathlon
details
Ghada Shouaa
Flag of Syria.svg  Syria
6780 pts Natallia Sazanovich
Flag of Belarus (1995-2012).svg  Belarus
6563 pts Denise Lewis
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
6489 pts

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

Medal table

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)135523
2Flag of Russia.svg  Russia  (RUS)36110
3Flag of Germany.svg  Germany  (GER)3137
4Flag of France.svg  France  (FRA)3014
5Flag of Ethiopia (1996-2009).svg  Ethiopia  (ETH)2013
6Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada  (CAN)2002
7Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya  (KEN)1438
8Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica  (JAM)1326
9Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China  (CHN)1214
10Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria  (NGR)1124
11Flag of Poland.svg  Poland  (POL)1102
Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa  (RSA)1102
13Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine  (UKR)1034
14Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic  (CZE)1023
15Flag of Finland.svg  Finland  (FIN)1012
Flag of Norway.svg  Norway  (NOR)1012
17Flag of Algeria.svg  Algeria  (ALG)1001
Flag of Bulgaria.svg  Bulgaria  (BUL)1001
Flag of Burundi.svg  Burundi  (BDI)1001
Flag of Ecuador (1900-2009).svg  Ecuador  (ECU)1001
Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary  (HUN)1001
Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal  (POR)1001
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden  (SWE)1001
Flag of Syria.svg  Syria  (SYR)1001
25Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain  (GBR)0426
26Flag of Belarus (1995-2012).svg  Belarus  (BLR)0224
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy  (ITA)0224
28Flag of Australia.svg  Australia  (AUS)0202
Flag of Namibia.svg  Namibia  (NAM)0202
30Flag of Cuba.svg  Cuba  (CUB)0112
Flag of Spain.svg  Spain  (ESP)0112
32Flag of the Bahamas.svg  Bahamas  (BAH)0101
Flag of Greece.svg  Greece  (GRE)0101
Flag of Romania.svg  Romania  (ROU)0101
Flag of Slovenia.svg  Slovenia  (SLO)0101
Flag of South Korea (1984-1997).svg  South Korea  (KOR)0101
Flag of Zambia.svg  Zambia  (ZAM)0101
38Flag of Morocco.svg  Morocco  (MAR)0022
Flag of Trinidad and Tobago.svg  Trinidad and Tobago  (TRI)0022
40Flag of Austria.svg  Austria  (AUT)0011
Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil  (BRA)0011
Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg  Japan  (JPN)0011
Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico  (MEX)0011
Flag of Mozambique.svg  Mozambique  (MOZ)0011
Flag of Uganda.svg  Uganda  (UGA)0011
Totals (45 nations)444444132

Participating nations

A total of 190 nations participated in the different Athletics events at the 1996 Summer Olympics.

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