Athletics at the 1996 Summer Olympics – Men's 100 metres

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Men's 100 metres
at the Games of the XXVI Olympiad
VenueCentennial Olympic Stadium
DateJuly 26–27
Competitors108 from 76 nations
Winning time9.84 WR
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Donovan Bailey
 Canada
2nd, silver medalist(s) Frank Fredericks
 Namibia
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Ato Boldon
 Trinidad and Tobago
← 1992
2000 →

These are the official results of the men's 100 metres event at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta. There were a total number of 106 participating athletes (plus two non-starters), with two rounds (twelve heats in round 1, five heats at round 2), two semifinals and a final.

Summary[edit]

Canada's Donovan Bailey won the gold medal, breaking the world record that Leroy Burrell of the United States had set in 1994. Namibia's Frankie Fredericks won the silver medal for a second consecutive Olympics, while Trinidad and Tobago sprinter Ato Boldon won the bronze. For Fredericks and Boldon, this was the second event where they both medaled behind a world record setting run; Fredericks took silver and Boldon bronze in the 200 metre event where Michael Johnson ran 19.32 to complete his Olympic goal of winning gold in the 200m and 400m events.

This marked the first time since 1976 that no American runner medaled in the 100 metres, with 1992 bronze medalist Dennis Mitchell placing fourth behind Boldon.

Defending gold medalist Linford Christie of Great Britain advanced to the final but was disqualified after false starting twice. This was his last major race before his retirement from athletics the next year.

Records[edit]

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

World Record 9.85 United States Leroy Burrell Lausanne (SUI) July 6, 1994
Olympic Record 9.92 United States Carl Lewis Seoul (KOR) September 24, 1988

Results[edit]

Round 1[edit]

Heat 1[edit]

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Emmanuel Tuffour  Ghana 10.15 Q
2 Bruny Surin  Canada 10.18 Q
3 Andrey Fedoriv  Russia 10.39 Q
4 Renward Wells  Bahamas 10.48
5 Chithaka De Soyza  Sri Lanka 10.55
6 Luís Cunha  Portugal 10.65
7 Patrick Mocci Roumbe  Gabon 10.87
8 Nordine Ould Menira  Mauritania 10.95
9 Bonifacio Edu  Equatorial Guinea 11.87

Heat 2[edit]

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Davidson Ezinwa  Nigeria 10.03 Q
2 Jon Drummond  United States 10.08 Q
3 Erik Wymeersch  Belgium 10.24 Q
4 Leon Gordon  Jamaica 10.48
5 Stefan Burkart  Switzerland 10.49
6 Barnabe Jolicoeur  Mauritius 10.57
7 Bimal Tarafdar  Bangladesh 10.98
8 Abdul Ghafoor  Afghanistan 12.20
Andrew Tynes  Bahamas DNS

Heat 3[edit]

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Ato Boldon  Trinidad and Tobago 10.06 Q
2 Anninos Markoullides  Cyprus 10.26 Q
3 Kim Collins  Saint Kitts and Nevis 10.27 Q
4 Augustine Nketia  New Zealand 10.34 q
5 Raymond Stewart  Jamaica 10.38 q
6 Stefano Tilli  Italy 10.38
7 Jamal Al-Saffar  Saudi Arabia 10.44
8 Amarildo Almeida  Guinea-Bissau 10.85
9 Mohamed Bakar  Comoros 11.02

Heat 4[edit]

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Michael Green  Jamaica 10.16 Q
2 Patrick Stevens  Belgium 10.21 Q
3 Serhiy Osovych  Ukraine 10.29 Q
4 Ezio Madonia  Italy 10.33 q
5 Edson Ribeiro  Brazil 10.39
6 Chris Donaldson  New Zealand 10.39
7 Patrik Strenius  Sweden 10.48
8 Toluta Koula  Tonga 10.71
9 Vladislav Chernobay  Kyrgyzstan 10.88

Heat 5[edit]

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Deji Aliu  Nigeria 10.34 Q
2 Ousmane Diarra  Mali 10.34 Q
3 Wenzhong Chen  China 10.37 Q
4 Manuel Borrega  Spain 10.52
5 Hiroyasu Tsuchie  Japan 10.58
6 Ruben Benitez  El Salvador 10.74
7 Vitaly Medvedev  Kazakhstan 10.90
8 Mitchell Peters  Virgin Islands 11.12
9 Bouriema Kimba  Niger 11.24

Heat 6[edit]

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Dennis Mitchell  United States 10.24 Q
2 Ian Mackie  Great Britain 10.27 Q
3 Marc Blume  Germany 10.33 Q
4 Alexandros Terzian  Greece 10.48
5 Franck Amegnigan  Togo 10.51
6 Rod Mapstone  Australia 10.56
7 Sayon Cooper  Liberia 10.58
8 Pa Modou Gai  The Gambia 10.72
9 Jorge Castellon  Bolivia 10.74

Heat 7[edit]

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Obadele Thompson  Barbados 10.33 Q
2 Kostyantyn Rurak  Ukraine 10.37 Q
3 Pascal Theophile  France 10.41 Q
4 Carlos Gats  Argentina 10.57
5 Joel Mascoll  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 10.64
6 Anvar Kuchmuradov  Uzbekistan 10.71
7 Arif Akhundov  Azerbaijan 11.11
8 Khaled Othman  Libya 11.65
9 Jean-Olivier Zirignon  Ivory Coast 22.69

Heat 8[edit]

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Michael Marsh  United States 10.14 Q
2 Darren Braithwaite  Great Britain 10.29 Q
3 Kirk Cummins  Barbados 10.47 Q
4 Torbjörn Eriksson  Sweden 10.49
5 Paul Henderson  Australia 10.52
6 Alberto Mendez  Dominican Republic 10.60
7 Arnaldo da Silva  Brazil 10.62
8 Mario Bonello  Malta 10.89
9 Odair Baia  São Tomé and Príncipe 11.05

Heat 9[edit]

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 André da Silva  Brazil 10.25 Q
2 Linford Christie  Great Britain 10.26 Q
3 Yiannis Zisimides  Cyprus 10.32 Q
4 Venancio Jose  Spain 10.34 q
5 Hamed Douhou  Ivory Coast 10.53
6 Robert Dennis  Liberia 10.65
7 Donald Onchiri  Kenya 10.66
8 Sun-Kuk Jin  South Korea 10.73
9 Peter Pulu  Papua New Guinea 10.76

Heat 10[edit]

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Eric Nkansah  Ghana 10.26 Q
2 Needy Guims  France 10.39 Q
3 Olapade Adeniken  Nigeria 10.41 Q
4 Jone Delai  Fiji 10.42
5 Vitaliy Savin  Kazakhstan 10.52
6 Watson Nyambek  Malaysia 10.55
7 Neil Ryan  Ireland 10.78
8 Javier Verne  Peru 10.91
9 Van Lam Hai  Vietnam 11.14

Heat 11[edit]

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Donovan Bailey  Canada 10.24 Q
2 Nobuharu Asahara  Japan 10.28 Q
3 Peter Karlsson  Sweden 10.35 Q
4 Sanusi Turay  Sierra Leone 10.39
5 Sergejs Insakovs  Latvia 10.42
6 Haralambos Papadias  Greece 10.46
7 Hsin-Ping Huang  Chinese Taipei 10.70
8 Eric Agueh  Benin 10.98
Alfayaya Embalo  Cape Verde DNS

Heat 12[edit]

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Frank Fredericks  Namibia 10.32 Q
2 Glenroy Gilbert  Canada 10.34 Q
3 Alexandros Yenovelis  Greece 10.39 Q
4 Frutos Feo  Spain 10.56
5 Benjamin Sirimou  Cameroon 10.58
6 Hamed Sadeq  Kuwait 10.81
7 Devon Bean  Bermuda 10.89
8 Robert Loua  Guinea 11.21
9 Mark Sherwin  Cook Islands 11.41

Round 2[edit]

Heat 1[edit]

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Ato Boldon  Trinidad and Tobago 9.95 Q
2 Nobuharu Asahara  Japan 10.19 Q
3 Eric Nkansah  Ghana 10.24 Q
4 Deji Aliu  Nigeria 10.26
5 Glenroy Gilbert  Canada 10.28
6 Marc Blume  Germany 10.33
7 Andrey Fedoriv  Russia 10.34
8 Augustine Nketia  New Zealand 10.35

Heat 2[edit]

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Linford Christie  Great Britain 10.03 Q
2 Donovan Bailey  Canada 10.05 Q
3 Jon Drummond  United States 10.17 Q
4 Emmanuel Tuffour  Ghana 10.18 q
5 Erik Wymeersch  Belgium 10.37
6 Olapade Adeniken  Nigeria 10.38
7 Needy Guims  France 10.43
8 Ezio Madonia  Italy 10.43

Heat 3[edit]

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Frank Fredericks  Namibia 9.93 Q
2 Davidson Ezinwa  Nigeria 10.08 Q
3 Obadele Thompson  Barbados 10.14 Q
4 Raymond Stewart  Jamaica 10.18
5 Peter Karlsson  Sweden 10.24
6 Darren Braithwaite  Great Britain 10.27
7 Wenzhong Chen  China 10.29
8 Ousmane Diarra  Mali 10.38

Heat 4[edit]

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Dennis Mitchell  United States 10.09 Q
2 Michael Green  Jamaica 10.11 Q
3 Anninos Markoullides  Cyprus 10.23 Q
4 Patrick Stevens  Belgium 10.31
5 Kim Collins  Saint Kitts and Nevis 10.34
6 Pascal Theophile  France 10.38
7 Serhiy Osovych  Ukraine 10.38
8 Kirk Cummins  Barbados 10.45

Heat 5[edit]

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Michael Marsh  United States 10.04 Q
2 Bruny Surin  Canada 10.13 Q
3 Ian Mackie  Great Britain 10.25 Q
4 André da Silva  Brazil 10.26
5 Alexandros Yenovelis  Greece 10.31
6 Venancio Jose  Spain 10.46
7 Kostyantyn Rurak  Ukraine 10.47
8 Yiannis Zisimides  Cyprus 10.47

Semifinals[edit]

Semifinal 1[edit]

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Frank Fredericks  Namibia 9.94 Q
2 Donovan Bailey  Canada 10.00 Q
3 Michael Marsh  United States 10.08 Q
4 Michael Green  Jamaica 10.11 Q
5 Nobuharu Asahara  Japan 10.16
6 Obadele Thompson  Barbados 10.16
7 Emmanuel Tuffour  Ghana 10.22
8 Anninos Markoullides  Cyprus 10.36

Semifinal 2[edit]

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Ato Boldon  Trinidad and Tobago 9.93 Q
2 Dennis Mitchell  United States 10.00 Q
3 Linford Christie  Great Britain 10.04 Q
4 Davidson Ezinwa  Nigeria 10.04 Q
5 Bruny Surin  Canada 10.13
6 Jon Drummond  United States 10.16
7 Eric Nkansah  Ghana 10.26
Ian Mackie  Great Britain DNS

Final[edit]

  • Held on July 27, 1996
Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) Donovan Bailey  Canada 9.84 WR
2nd, silver medalist(s) Frank Fredericks  Namibia 9.89
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Ato Boldon  Trinidad and Tobago 9.90
4 Dennis Mitchell  United States 9.99
5 Michael Marsh  United States 10.00
6 Davidson Ezinwa  Nigeria 10.14
7 Michael Green  Jamaica 10.16
Linford Christie  Great Britain DSQ

References[edit]