Athletics at the 1996 Summer Olympics

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Athletics
at the Games of the XXVI Olympiad
Athletics pictogram.svg
Pictogram for Athletics
Dates July 26 August 3
No. of events 44
Competitors 2053 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.

Medal winners

Men

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.

Women

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 table

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  United States (USA) 13 5 5 23
2  Russia (RUS) 3 6 1 10
3  Germany (GER) 3 1 3 7
4  France (FRA) 3 0 1 4
5  Ethiopia (ETH) 2 0 1 3
6  Canada (CAN) 2 0 0 2
7  Kenya (KEN) 1 4 3 8
8  Jamaica (JAM) 1 3 2 6
9  China (CHN) 1 2 1 4
10  Nigeria (NGR) 1 1 2 4
11  Poland (POL) 1 1 0 2
 South Africa (RSA) 1 1 0 2
13  Ukraine (UKR) 1 0 3 4
14  Czech Republic (CZE) 1 0 2 3
15  Finland (FIN) 1 0 1 2
 Norway (NOR) 1 0 1 2
17  Algeria (ALG) 1 0 0 1
 Bulgaria (BUL) 1 0 0 1
 Burundi (BDI) 1 0 0 1
 Ecuador (ECU) 1 0 0 1
 Hungary (HUN) 1 0 0 1
 Portugal (POR) 1 0 0 1
 Sweden (SWE) 1 0 0 1
 Syria (SYR) 1 0 0 1
25  Great Britain (GBR) 0 4 2 6
26  Belarus (BLR) 0 2 2 4
 Italy (ITA) 0 2 2 4
28  Australia (AUS) 0 2 0 2
 Namibia (NAM) 0 2 0 2
30  Cuba (CUB) 0 1 1 2
 Spain (ESP) 0 1 1 2
32  Bahamas (BAH) 0 1 0 1
 Greece (GRE) 0 1 0 1
 Romania (ROU) 0 1 0 1
 Slovenia (SLO) 0 1 0 1
 South Korea (KOR) 0 1 0 1
 Zambia (ZAM) 0 1 0 1
38  Morocco (MAR) 0 0 2 2
 Trinidad and Tobago (TRI) 0 0 2 2
40  Austria (AUT) 0 0 1 1
 Brazil (BRA) 0 0 1 1
 Japan (JPN) 0 0 1 1
 Mexico (MEX) 0 0 1 1
 Mozambique (MOZ) 0 0 1 1
 Uganda (UGA) 0 0 1 1
Totals (45 nations) 44 44 44 132

Participating nations

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.

References

External links

  • Official Report
  • GBR Athletics
  • Sports123
  • Athletics Australia
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