Athletics at the 1992 Summer Olympics

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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.

Medal summary[edit]

Men[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres
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 Linford Christie
Great Britain (GBR)
9.96  Frankie Fredericks
Namibia (NAM)
10.02  Dennis Mitchell
United States (USA)
10.04
200 metres
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 Michael Marsh
United States (USA)
20.01  Frankie Fredericks
Namibia (NAM)
20.13  Michael Bates
United States (USA)
20.38
400 metres
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 Quincy Watts
United States (USA)
43.50  Steve Lewis
United States (USA)
44.21  Samson Kitur
Kenya (KEN)
44.24
800 metres
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 William Tanui
Kenya (KEN)
1:43.66  Nixon Kiprotich
Kenya (KEN)
1:43.70  Johnny Gray
United States (USA)
1:43.97
1500 metres
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 Fermín Cacho
Spain (ESP)
3:40.12  Rachid El Basir
Morocco (MAR)
3:40.62  Mohamed Suleiman
Qatar (QAT)
3:40.69
5000 metres
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 Dieter Baumann
Germany (GER)
13:12.52  Paul Bitok
Kenya (KEN)
13:12.71  Fita Bayisa
Ethiopia (ETH)
13:13.03
10,000 metres
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 Khalid Skah
Morocco (MAR)
27:46.70  Richard Chelimo
Kenya (KEN)
27:47.72  Addis Abebe
Ethiopia (ETH)
28:00.07
110 metres hurdles
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 Mark McKoy
Canada (CAN)
13.12  Tony Dees
United States (USA)
13.24  Jack Pierce
United States (USA)
13.26
400 metres hurdles
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 Kevin Young
United States (USA)
46.78
(WR)
 Winthrop Graham
Jamaica (JAM)
47.66  Kriss Akabusi
Great Britain (GBR)
47.82
3000 metres steeplechase
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 Matthew Birir
Kenya (KEN)
8:08.84  Patrick Sang
Kenya (KEN)
8:09.55  William Mutwol
Kenya (KEN)
8:10.74
4×100 metres relay
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 United States (USA)
Michael Marsh
Leroy Burrell
Dennis Mitchell
Carl Lewis
James Jett*
37.40
(WR)
 Nigeria (NGR)
Oluyemi Kayode
Chidi Imoh
Olapade Adeniken
Davidson Ezinwa
Osmond Ezinwa*
37.98  Cuba (CUB)
Andrés Simón
Joel Lamela
Joel Isasi
Jorge Aguilera
38.00
4×400 metres relay
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 United States (USA)
Andrew Valmon
Quincy Watts
Michael Johnson
Steve Lewis
Darnell Hall*
Charles Jenkins*
2:55.74

(WR)

 Cuba (CUB)
Lázaro Martínez
Héctor Herrera
Norberto Téllez
Roberto Hernández
2:59.51  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
South Korea (KOR)
2:13:23  Koichi Morishita
Japan (JPN)
2:13:45  Stephan Freigang
Germany (GER)
2:14:00
20 kilometres walk
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 Daniel Plaza
Spain (ESP)
1:21.25  Guillaume LeBlanc
Canada (CAN)
1:22.25  Giovanni De Benedictis
Italy (ITA)
1:23.11
50 kilometres walk
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 Andrey Perlov
Unified Team (EUN)
3:50.13  Carlos Mercenario
Mexico (MEX)
3:52.09  Ronald Weigel
Germany (GER)
3:53.45
Long jump
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 Carl Lewis
United States (USA)
8.67 m  Mike Powell
United States (USA)
8.64 m  Joe Greene
United States (USA)
8.34 m
Triple jump
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 Mike Conley
United States (USA)
18.17 m  Charles Simpkins
United States (USA)
17.60 m  Frank Rutherford
Bahamas (BAH)
17.36 m
High jump
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 Javier Sotomayor
Cuba (CUB)
2.34 m  Patrik Sjöberg
Sweden (SWE)
2.34 m  Hollis Conway
United States (USA)
2.34 m
 Tim Forsyth
Australia (AUS)
 Artur Partyka
Poland (POL)
Pole vault
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 Maksim Tarasov
Unified Team (EUN)
5.80 m  Igor Trandenkov
Unified Team (EUN)
5.80 m  Javier García
Spain (ESP)
5.75 m
Shot put
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 Mike Stulce
United States (USA)
21.70 m  Jim Doehring
United States (USA)
20.96 m  Vyacheslav Lykho
Unified Team (EUN)
20.94 m
Discus throw
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 Romas Ubartas
Lithuania (LTU)
65.12 m  Jürgen Schult
Germany (GER)
64.94 m  Roberto Moya
Cuba (CUB)
64.12 m
Javelin throw
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 Jan Železný
Czechoslovakia (TCH)
89.66 m  Seppo Räty
Finland (FIN)
86.60 m  Steve Backley
Great Britain (GBR)
83.38 m
Hammer throw
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 Andrey Abduvaliyev
Unified Team (EUN)
82.54 m  Igor Astapkovich
Unified Team (EUN)
81.96 m  Igor Nikulin
Unified Team (EUN)
81.38 m
Decathlon
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 Robert Změlík
Czechoslovakia (TCH)
8611  Antonio Peñalver
Spain (ESP)
8412  Dave Johnson
United States (USA)
8309

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

Women[edit]

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

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

Medal table[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  United States (USA) 12 8 10 30
2  Unified Team (EUN) 7 11 3 21
3  Germany (GER) 4 1 5 10
4  Kenya (KEN) 2 4 2 8
5  Cuba (CUB) 2 1 4 7
6  Spain (ESP) 2 1 1 4
7  Great Britain (GBR) 2 0 4 6
8  Czechoslovakia (TCH) 2 0 0 2
9  China (CHN) 1 1 2 4
10  Canada (CAN) 1 1 1 3
11  Morocco (MAR) 1 1 0 2
12  Ethiopia (ETH) 1 0 2 3
13  Algeria (ALG) 1 0 0 1
 France (FRA) 1 0 0 1
 Greece (GRE) 1 0 0 1
 Lithuania (LTU) 1 0 0 1
 Netherlands (NED) 1 0 0 1
 South Korea (KOR) 1 0 0 1
19  Jamaica (JAM) 0 3 1 4
20  Japan (JPN) 0 2 0 2
 Namibia (NAM) 0 2 0 2
22  Bulgaria (BUL) 0 1 1 2
 Nigeria (NGR) 0 1 1 2
24  Finland (FIN) 0 1 0 1
 Mexico (MEX) 0 1 0 1
 Romania (ROU) 0 1 0 1
 South Africa (RSA) 0 1 0 1
 Sweden (SWE) 0 1 0 1
29  Australia (AUS) 0 0 2 2
30  Bahamas (BAH) 0 0 1 1
 Colombia (COL) 0 0 1 1
 Italy (ITA) 0 0 1 1
 New Zealand (NZL) 0 0 1 1
 Poland (POL) 0 0 1 1
 Qatar (QAT) 0 0 1 1

Participating nations[edit]

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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