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At the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, 44 events in athletics were contested, 24 by men and 20 by women. There were a total number of 2053 participating athletes from 191 countries.

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Medal winners

Men

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres
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Flag of Canada.svg Donovan Bailey
Canada (CAN)
9.84
(WR)
Flag of Namibia.svg Frankie Fredericks
Namibia (NAM)
9.89 Flag of Trinidad and Tobago.svg Ato Boldon
Trinidad and Tobago (TRI)
9.90
200 metres
details
Flag of the United States.svg Michael Johnson
United States (USA)
19.32
(WR)
Flag of Namibia.svg Frankie Fredericks
Namibia (NAM)
19.68 (PB) Flag of Trinidad and Tobago.svg Ato Boldon
Trinidad and Tobago (TRI)
19.80
400 metres
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Flag of the United States.svg Michael Johnson
United States (USA)
43.49
(OR)
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Roger Black
Great Britain (GBR)
44.41 Flag of Uganda.svg Davis Kamoga
Uganda (UGA)
44.53
800 metres
details
Flag of Norway.svg Vebjørn Rodal
Norway (NOR)
1:42.58
(OR)
Flag of South Africa.svg Hezekiél Sepeng
South Africa (RSA)
1:42.74 Flag of Kenya.svg Fred Onyancha
Kenya (KEN)
1:42.79
1500 metres
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Flag of Algeria.svg Noureddine Morceli
Algeria (ALG)
3:35.78 Flag of Spain.svg Fermín Cacho
Spain (ESP)
3:36.40 Flag of Kenya.svg Stephen Kipkorir
Kenya (KEN)
3:36.72
5000 metres
details
Flag of Burundi.svg Vénuste Niyongabo
Burundi (BDI)
13:07.96 Flag of Kenya.svg Paul Bitok
Kenya (KEN)
13:08.16 Flag of Morocco.svg Khalid Boulami
Morocco (MAR)
13:08.37
10000 metres
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Flag of Ethiopia.svg Haile Gebrselassie
Ethiopia (ETH)
27:07.34
(OR)
Flag of Kenya.svg Paul Tergat
Kenya (KEN)
27:08.17 Flag of Morocco.svg Salah Hissou
Morocco (MAR)
27:28.59
Marathon
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Flag of South Africa.svg Josia Thugwane
South Africa (RSA)
2:12:36 Flag of South Korea.svg Lee Bong-Ju
South Korea (KOR)
2:12:39 Flag of Kenya.svg Erick Wainaina
Kenya (KEN)
2:12:44
110 metre hurdles
details
Flag of the United States.svg Allen Johnson
United States (USA)
12.95
(OR)
Flag of the United States.svg Mark Crear
United States (USA)
13.09 Flag of Germany.svg Florian Schwarthoff
Germany (GER)
13.17
400 metre hurdles
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Flag of the United States.svg Derrick Adkins
United States (USA)
47.54 Flag of Zambia.svg Samuel Matete
Zambia (ZAM)
47.78 Flag of the United States.svg Calvin Davis
United States (USA)
47.96
3000 m steeplechase
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Flag of Kenya.svg Joseph Keter
Kenya (KEN)
8:07.12 Flag of Kenya.svg Moses Kiptanui
Kenya (KEN)
8:08.33 Flag of Italy.svg Alessandro Lambruschini
Italy (ITA)
8:11.28
4×100 metre relay
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 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 metre relay
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 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
20 km walk
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Flag of Ecuador.svg Jefferson Pérez
Ecuador (ECU)
1:20:07 Flag of Russia.svg Ilya Markov
Russia (RUS)
1:20:16 Flag of Mexico.svg Bernardo Segura
Mexico (MEX)
1:20:23
50 km walk
details
Flag of Poland.svg Robert Korzeniowski
Poland (POL)
3:43:30 Flag of Russia.svg Mikhail Shchennikov
Russia (RUS)
3:43:36 Flag of Spain.svg Valentí Massana
Spain (ESP)
3:44:19
High jump
details
Flag of the United States.svg Charles Austin
United States (USA)
2.39 m
(OR)
Flag of Poland.svg Artur Partyka
Poland (POL)
2.37 m Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Steve Smith
Great Britain (GBR)
2.35 m
Long jump
details
Flag of the United States.svg Carl Lewis
United States (USA)
8.50 m Flag of Jamaica.svg James Beckford
Jamaica (JAM)
8.29 m Flag of the United States.svg Joe Greene
United States (USA)
8.24 m
Triple jump
details
Flag of the United States.svg Kenny Harrison
United States (USA)
18.09 m
(OR)
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Jonathan Edwards
Great Britain (GBR)
17.88 m Flag of Cuba.svg Yoelbi Quesada
Cuba (CUB)
17.44 m
Pole vault
details
Flag of France.svg Jean Galfione
France (FRA)
5.92 m Flag of Russia.svg Igor Trandenkov
Russia (RUS)
5.92 m Flag of Germany.svg Andrei Tivontchik
Germany (GER)
5.92 m
Shot put
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Flag of the United States.svg Randy Barnes
United States (USA)
21.62 m Flag of the United States.svg John Godina
United States (USA)
20.79 m Flag of Ukraine.svg Oleksandr Bagach
Ukraine (UKR)
20.75 m
Discus throw
details
Flag of Germany.svg Lars Riedel
Germany (GER)
69.40 m Flag of Belarus.svg Vladimir Dubrovshchik
Belarus (BLR)
66.60 m Flag of Belarus.svg Vasiliy Kaptyukh
Belarus (BLR)
65.80 m
Javelin throw
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Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Jan Železný
Czech Republic (CZE)
88.16 m Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Steve Backley
Great Britain (GBR)
87.44 m Flag of Finland.svg Seppo Räty
Finland (FIN)
86.98 m
Hammer throw
details
Flag of Hungary.svg Balázs Kiss
Hungary (HUN)
81.24 m Flag of the United States.svg Lance Deal
United States (USA)
81.12 m Flag of Ukraine.svg Oleksandr Krykun
Ukraine (UKR)
80.02 m
Decathlon
details
Flag of the United States.svg Dan O'Brien
United States (USA)
8824 pts Flag of Germany.svg Frank Busemann
Germany (GER)
8706 pts Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Tomáš Dvořák
Czech Republic (CZE)
8664 pts

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

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Women

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres
details
Flag of the United States.svg Gail Devers
United States (USA)
10.94 Flag of Jamaica.svg Merlene Ottey
Jamaica (JAM)
10.94 Flag of the United States.svg Gwen Torrence
United States (USA)
10.96
200 metres
details
Flag of France.svg Marie-José Perec
France (FRA)
22.12 Flag of Jamaica.svg Merlene Ottey
Jamaica (JAM)
22.24 Flag of Nigeria.svg Mary Onyali
Nigeria (NGR)
22.38
400 metres
details
Flag of France.svg Marie-José Perec
France (FRA)
48.25
(OR)
Flag of Australia.svg Cathy Freeman
Australia (AUS)
48.63 Flag of Nigeria.svg Falilat Ogunkoya
Nigeria (NGR)
49.10
800 metres
details
Flag of Russia.svg Svetlana Masterkova
Russia (RUS)
1:57.73 Flag of Cuba.svg Ana Fidelia Quirot
Cuba (CUB)
1:58.11 Flag of Mozambique.svg Maria de Lurdes Mutola
Mozambique (MOZ)
1:58.71
1500 metres
details
Flag of Russia.svg Svetlana Masterkova
Russia (RUS)
4:00.83 Flag of Romania.svg Gabriela Szabo
Romania (ROU)
4:01.54 Flag of Austria.svg Theresia Kiesl
Austria (AUT)
4:03.02
5000 metres
details
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Wang Junxia
China (CHN)
14:59.88
(OR)
Flag of Kenya.svg Pauline Konga
Kenya (KEN)
15:03.49 Flag of Italy.svg Roberta Brunet
Italy (ITA)
15:07.52
10000 metres
details
Flag of Portugal.svg Fernanda Ribeiro
Portugal (POR)
31:01.63
(OR)
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Wang Junxia
China (CHN)
31:02.59 Flag of Ethiopia.svg Gete Wami
Ethiopia (ETH)
31:06.65
Marathon
details
Flag of Ethiopia.svg Fatuma Roba
Ethiopia (ETH)
2:26:05 Flag of Russia.svg Valentina Yegorova
Russia (RUS)
2:28:05 Merchant flag of Japan (1870).svg Yuko Arimori
Japan (JPN)
2:28:39
100 metres hurdles
details
Flag of Sweden.svg Ludmila Engquist
Sweden (SWE)
12.58 Flag of Slovenia.svg Brigita Bukovec
Slovenia (SLO)
12.59 Flag of France.svg Patricia Girard
France (FRA)
12.65
400 metres hurdles
details
Flag of Jamaica.svg Deon Hemmings
Jamaica (JAM)
52.82
(OR)
Flag of the United States.svg Kim Batten
United States (USA)
53.08 Flag of the United States.svg Tonja Buford-Bailey
United States (USA)
53.22
4×100 metre 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
Nicole Mitchell
Merlene Ottey
Gillian Russell*
Andrea Lloyd*
42.24
4×400 metre 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
10 km walk
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Flag of Russia.svg Yelena Nikolayeva
Russia (RUS)
41:49
(OR)
Flag of Italy.svg Elisabetta Perrone
Italy (ITA)
42;12 Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Wang Yan
China (CHN)
42:19
High jump
details
Flag of Bulgaria.svg Stefka Kostadinova
Bulgaria (BUL)
2.05 m Flag of Greece.svg Niki Bakoyianni
Greece (GRE)
2.03 m Flag of Ukraine.svg Inha Babakova
Ukraine (UKR)
2.01 m
Long jump
details
Flag of Nigeria.svg Chioma Ajunwa
Nigeria (NGR)
7.12 m Flag of Italy.svg Fiona May
Italy (ITA)
7.02 m Flag of the United States.svg Jackie Joyner-Kersee
United States (USA)
7.00 m
Triple jump
details
Flag of Ukraine.svg Inessa Kravets
Ukraine (UKR)
15.33 m
(OR)
Flag of Russia.svg Inna Lasovskaya
Russia (RUS)
14.98 m Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Šárka Kašpárková
Czech Republic (CZE)
14.98 m
Shot put
details
Flag of Germany.svg Astrid Kumbernuss
Germany (GER)
20.56 m Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Sui Xinmei
China (CHN)
19.88 m Flag of Russia.svg Irina Khudoroshkina
Russia (RUS)
19.35 m
Discus throw
details
Flag of Germany.svg Ilke Wyludda
Germany (GER)
69.66 m Flag of Russia.svg Natalya Sadova
Russia (RUS)
66.48 m Flag of Belarus.svg Ellina Zvereva
Belarus (BLR)
65.64 m
Javelin throw
details
Flag of Finland.svg Heli Rantanen
Finland (FIN)
67.94 m Flag of Australia.svg Louise McPaul
Australia (AUS)
65.54 m Flag of Norway.svg Trine Hattestad
Norway (NOR)
64.98 m
Heptathlon
details
Flag of Syria.svg Ghada Shouaa
Syria (SYR)
6780 pts Flag of Belarus.svg Natallia Sazanovich
Belarus (BLR)
6563 pts Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Denise Lewis
Great Britain (GBR)
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
 South Korea (KOR) 0 1 0 1
 Romania (ROU) 0 1 0 1
 Slovenia (SLO) 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

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