Athletics at the 1996 Summer Olympics – Men's 800 metres

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Men's 800 metres
at the Games of the XXVI Olympiad
Dates 28 to 31 July
Medalists
Gold medal    Norway
Silver medal    South Africa
Bronze medal    Kenya
«1992 2000»
Athletics at the
1996 Summer Olympics
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Track events
100 m   men   women
200 m men women
400 m men women
800 m men women
1500 m men women
5000 m men women
10,000 m men women
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110 m hurdles men
400 m hurdles men women
3000 m
steeplechase
men
4×100 m relay men women
4×400 m relay men women
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Marathon men women
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Long jump men women
Triple jump men women
High jump men women
Pole vault men
Shot put men women
Discus throw men women
Javelin throw men women
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Heptathlon women
Decathlon men
Wheelchair races

These are the official results of the Men's 800 metres event at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia. There were a total of 57 competitors, with one non-starter.

Medalists[edit]

Gold  Vebjørn Rodal
Norway (NOR)
Silver  Hezekiél Sepeng
South Africa (RSA)
Bronze  Fred Onyancha
Kenya (KEN)

Records[edit]

These were the standing world and Olympic records (in minutes) prior to the 1996 Summer Olympics.

World Record 1:41.73 United Kingdom Sebastian Coe Florence (ITA) June 10, 1981
Olympic Record 1:43.00 Brazil Joaquim Cruz Los Angeles (USA) August 6, 1984

In the final Vebjørn Rodal set a new Olympic record with 1:42.58 minutes.

Final classification[edit]

RANK NAME ATHLETE FINAL LANE SEMI HEAT
Med 1.png  Vebjørn Rodal (NOR) 1:42.58 1 1:43.96 1:45.30
Med 2.png  Hezekiél Sepeng (RSA) 1:42.74 6 1:45.16 1:45.45
Med 3.png  Fred Onyancha (KEN) 1:42.79 7 1:44.02 1:46.07
4.  Norberto Téllez (CUB) 1:42.85 4 1:43.79 1:47.24
5.  Nico Motchebon (GER) 1:43.91 8 1:45.40 1:45.82
6.  David Kiptoo (KEN) 1:44.19 5 1:43.90 1:45.11
7.  Johnny Gray (USA) 1:44.21 2 1:44.00 1:45.87
8.  Benyounes Lahlou (MAR) 1:45.52 3 1:43.99 1:45.85

Non-qualifiers[edit]

RANK NAME ATHLETE SEMI HEAT
 Philip Kibitok (KEN) 1:45.58 1:45.34
 André Bucher (SUI) 1:46.41 1:46.85
 Giuseppe D'Urso (ITA) 1:46.97 1:45.27
 Paul Byrne (AUS) 1:47.58 1:47.05
 Bruno Konczylo (FRA) 1:48.02 1:46.04
 Craig Winrow (GBR) 1:48.57 1:47.41
 Arthémon Hatungimana (BDI) 1:44.92 1:47.10
 Savieri Ngidhi (ZIM) 1:46.78 1:46.46
 Curtis Robb (GBR) 1:47.48 1:45.85
 Johan Botha (RSA) 1:48.06 1:45.63
 José Luiz Barbosa (BRA) 1:50.33 1:46.58
 Einārs Tupurītis (LAT) 1:46.41 1:45.88
 David Matthews (IRL) 1:47.83 1:46.76
 Jimmy Jean-Joseph (FRA) 1:48.50 1:45.64
 Balázs Korányi (HUN) 1:50.30 1:46.63
 Andrea Benvenuti (ITA) DNF 1:47.45
 Joachim Dehmel (GER) DNQ 1:47.12
 Joseph Rakotoarimanana (MAD) DNQ 1:47.33
 Tommy Asinga (SUR) DNQ 1:48.29
 Adem Hecini (ALG) DNQ 1:47.23
 Abdulrahman Abdulla (QAT) DNQ 1:48.52
 Flavio Godoy (BRA) DNQ 1:48.91
 Cherif Aidara (MTN) DNQ 1:56.20
 Pavel Soukup (CZE) DNQ 1:47.67
 Andrés Manuel Díaz (ESP) DNQ 1:47.86
 Atle Douglas (NOR) DNQ 1:48.60
 Cedric Harris (DMA) DNQ 1:51.46
 Fernando Arlete (GBS) DNQ 2:00.07
 Ibrahim Aden (SOM) DNQ 1:47.31
 Charles Nkazamyampi (BDI) DNQ 1:47.95
 Tavakalo Kailes (VAN) DNQ 1:55.07
 Naseer Ismail (MDV) DNQ 1:58.70
 Marius van Heerden (RSA) DNQ 1:47.46
 David Strang (GBR) DNQ 1:47.96
 Boris Kaveshnikov (KGZ) DNQ 1:48.88
 José Parrilla (USA) DNQ 1:49.99
 Yaya Terap Adoum (CHA) DNQ 1:52.68
 Antonio Abrantes (POR) DNQ 1:47.73
 Clive Terrelonge (JAM) DNQ 1:48.29
 Themba Makhanya (SWZ) DNQ 1:59.02
 Andrea Giocondi (ITA) DNQ 1:47.26
 Brandon Rock (USA) DNQ 1:48.47
 Jean Destine (HAI) DNQ 1:48.82
 Saeed Basweidan (YEM) DNQ 1:49.35
 Greg Rhymer (IVB) DNQ 1:50.03
 Alex Morgan (JAM) DNQ 1:47.40
 Mohamed Babiker (SUD) DNQ 1:48.50
 Manlio Molinari (SMR) DNQ 1:56.08
 Roberto Parra (ESP) DNQ DNS

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