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Athletics at the 2016 Summer Olympics was held from 12 to 20 August at the Estádio Olímpico João Havelange.

Medal TableEdit

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 USA United States 13 10 9 32
2 Kenya Kenya 6 6 1 13
3 Jamaica Jamaica 6 3 2 11
4 China China 2 2 2 6
5 South Africa South Africa 2 2 0 4
6 Great Britain Great Britain 2 1 4 7
7 Croatia Croatia 2 0 1 3
Germany Germany 2 0 1 3
9 Ethiopia Ethiopia 1 2 5 8
10 Canada Canada 1 1 4 6
11 Poland Poland 1 1 1 3
12 Bahrain Bahrain 1 1 0 2
Spain Spain 1 1 0 2
14 Bahamas Bahamas 1 0 1 2
15 Belgium Belgium 1 0 0 1
Brazil Brazil 1 0 0 1
Colombia Colombia 1 0 0 1
Greece Greece 1 0 0 1
Slovakia Slovakia 1 0 0 1
Tajikistan Tajikistan 1 0 0 1
21 France France 0 3 3 6
22 Algeria Algeria 0 2 0 2
23 New Zealand New Zealand 0 1 3 4
24 Australia Australia 0 1 1 2
Japan Japan 0 1 1 2
26 Belarus Belarus 0 1 0 1
Bulgaria Bulgaria 0 1 0 1
Burundi Burundi 0 1 0 1
Denmark Denmark 0 1 0 1
Grenada Grenada 0 1 0 1
Mexico Mexico 0 1 0 1
Netherlands Netherlands 0 1 0 1
Qatar Qatar 0 1 0 1
Venezuela Venezuela 0 1 0 1
35 Cuba Cuba 0 0 1 1
Czech Republic Czech Republic 0 0 1 1
Hungary Hungary 0 0 1 1
Kazakhstan Kazakhstan 0 0 1 1
Serbia Serbia 0 0 1 1
Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad and Tobago 0 0 1 1
Turkey Turkey 0 0 1 1
Ukraine Ukraine 0 0 1 1

MedalistsEdit

MenEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 m Usain Bolt
Jamaica
Justin Gatlin
USA
Andre de Grasse
Canada
200 m Usain Bolt
Jamaica
Andre de Grasse
Canada
Christophe Lemaitre
France
400 m Wayde van Niekerk
South Africa
Kirani James
Grenada
LaShawn Merritt
USA
800 m David Rudisha
Kenya
Taoufik Makhloufi
Algeria
Clayton Murphy
USA
1500 m Matthew Centrowitz, Jr.
USA
Taoufik Makhloufi
Algeria
Nick Willis
New Zealand
5000 m Mo Farah
Great Britain
Paul Chelimo
USA
Hagos Gebrhiwet
Ethiopia
10000 m Mo Farah
Great Britain
Paul Tanui
Kenya
Tamirat Tola
Ethiopia
Marathon Eliud Kipchoge
Kenya
Feyisa Lilesa
Ethiopia
Galen Rupp
USA
110 m hurdles Omar McLeod
Jamaica
Orlando Ortega
Spain
Dimitri Bascou
France
400 m hurdles Kerron Clement
USA
Boniface Tumuti
Kenya
Yasmani Copello
Turkey
3000 m steeplechase Conseslus Kipruto
Kenya
Evan Jager
USA
Mahiedine Makhissi-Benabbad
France
4x100 m Jamaica Jamaica
Nickel Ashmeade
Kemar Bailey-Cole
Yohan Blake
Usain Bolt
Jevaughn Minzie
Asafa Powell
Japan Japan
Asuka Cambridge
Shota Iizuka
Yoshihide Kiryu
Ryota Yamagata
Canada Canada
Mobolade Ajomale
Aaron Brown
Andre de Grasse
Akeem Haynes
Brendon Rodney
4x400 m USA United States
Kyle Clemons
Arman Hall
Tony McQuay
LaShawn Merritt
Gil Roberts
David Verburg
Jamaica Jamaica
Nathon Allen
Fitzroy Dunkley
Javon Francis
Peter Matthews
Rusheen McDonald
Bahamas Bahamas
Chris Brown
Steven Gardiner
Michael Mathieu
Stephen Newbold
Alonzo Russell
20 km walk Wang Zhen
China
Cai Zelin
China
Dane Bird-Smith
Australia
50 km walk Matej Toth
Slovakia
Jared Tallent
Australia
Hirooki Arai
Japan
High Jump Derek Drouin
Canada
Mutaz Essa Barshim
Qatar
Bohdan Bondarenko
Ukraine
Pole Vault Thiago Braz da Silva
Brazil
Renaud Lavillenie
France
Sam Kendricks
USA
Long Jump Jeff Henderson
USA
Luvo Manyonga
South Africa
Greg Rutherford
Great Britain
Triple Jump Christian Taylor
USA
Will Claye
USA
Dong Bin
China
Shot Put Ryan Crouser
USA
Joe Kovacs
USA
Tomas Walsh
New Zealand
Discus Throw Christoph Harting
Germany
Piotr Malachowski
Poland
Daniel Jasinski
Germany
Hammer Throw Dilshod Nazarov
Tajikistan
Ivan Tsikhan
Belarus
Wojciech Nowicki
Poland
Javelin Throw Thomas Rohler
Germany
Julius Yego
Kenya
Keshorn Walcott
Trinidad and Tobago
Decathlon Ashton Eaton
USA
Kevin Mayer
France
Damian Warner
Canada

WomenEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 m Elaine Thompson
Jamaica
Tori Bowie
USA
Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce
Jamaica
200 m Elaine Thompson
Jamaica
Dafne Schippers
Netherlands
Tori Bowie
USA
400 m Shaunae Miller
Bahamas
Allyson Felix
USA
Shericka Jackson
Jamaica
800 m Caster Semenya
South Africa
Francine Niyonsaba
Burundi
Margaret Wambui
Kenya
1500 m Faith Kipyegon
Kenya
Genzebe Dibaba
Ethiopia
Jennifer Simpson
USA
5000 m Vivian Cheruiyot
Kenya
Hellen Onsanso Obiri
Kenya
Almaz Ayana
Ethiopia
10000 m Almaz Ayana
Ethiopia
Vivian Cheruiyot
Kenya
Tirunesh Dibaba
Ethiopia
Marathon Jemima Sumgong
Kenya
Eunice Kirwa
Bahrain
Mare Dibaba
Ethiopia
100 m hurdles Brianna Rollins
USA
Nia Ali
USA
Kristi Castlin
USA
400 m hurdles Dalilah Muhammad
USA
Sara Petersen
Denmark
Ashley Spencer
USA
3000 m steeplechase Ruth Jebet
Bahrain
Hyvin Jepkemoi
Kenya
Emma Coburn
USA
4x100 m USA United States
Morolake Akinosun
Tianna Bartoletta
Tori Bowie
Allyson Felix
English Gardner
Jamaica Jamaica
Veronica Campbell-Brown
Simone Facey
Sashalee Forbes
Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce
Elaine Thompson
Christania Williams
Great Britain Great Britain
Dina Asher-Smith
Desiree Henry
Daryll Neita
Asha Philip
4x400 m USA United States
Taylor Ellis-Watson
Allyson Felix
Phyllis Francis
Natasha Hastings
Francena McCorory
Courtney Okolo
Jamaica Jamaica
Christine Day
Chrisann Gordon
Shericka Jackson
Anneisha McLaughlin-Whilby
Stephenie Ann McPherson
Novlene Williams-Mills]]
Great Britain Great Britain
Emily Diamond
Eilidh Doyle
Kelly Massey
Christine Ohuruogu
Anyika Onuora
20 km walk Liu Hong
China
Maria Guadalupe Gonzalez
Mexico
Lü Xiuzhi
China
High Jump Ruth Beitia
Spain
Mirela Demireva
Bulgaria
Blanka Vlasic
Croatia
Pole Vault Ekaterini Stefanidi
Greece
Sandi Morris
USA
Eliza McCartney
New Zealand
Long Jump Tianna Bartoletta
USA
Britney Reese
USA
Ivana Spanovic
Serbia
Triple Jump Caterine Ibargüen
Colombia
Yulimar Rojas
Venezuela
Olga Rypakova
Kazakhstan
Shot Put Michelle Carter
USA
Valerie Adams
New Zealand
Anita Marton
Hungary
Discus Throw Sandra Perkovic
Croatia
Melina Robert-Michon
France
Denia Caballero
Cuba
Hammer Throw Anita Wlodarczyk
Poland
Zhang Wenxiu
China
Sophie Hitchon
Great Britain
Javelin Throw Sara Kolak
Croatia
Sunette Viljoen
South Africa
Barbora Spotakova
Czech Republic
Heptathlon Nafissatou Thiam
Belgium
Jessica Ennis-Hill
Great Britain
Brianne Theisen-Eaton
Canada

StatisticsEdit

  • There were 2268 total athletes from 200 countries.
  • Jacob Kiplimo was the youngest participant with 15 years and 278 days.
  • Jesús Ángel García was the oldest participant with 46 years and 308 days.
  • 56 participants were chosen to be a flag bearer at the opening ceremony, the highest number out of all sports.
  • 42 nations won a medal in Athletics, more than any other sport.
  • South Africa won 4 medals, more than in any other sport.
  • Croatia and Poland won 3 medals, more than in any other sport.
  • Kenya won their only 13 medals of this edition of the Olympic Games.
  • Jamaica won their only 11 medals of this edition of the Olympic Games.
  • Ethiopia won their only 8 medals of this edition of the Olympic Games.
  • Algeria, Bahrain and the Bahamas won their only 2 medals of this edition of the Olympic Games.
  • Burundi, Grenada, Qatar, Tajikistan and Trinidad and Tobago won their only medal of the 2016 Summer Olympics.
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