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Rio 2016 All-time By event Individual

STATISTICS MEN

The Men´s Olympic Program has remained unchanging since 1932, with the only exception of the 20 km Walk; which entered in 1956 as a substitute for the 10000 Metres Track Walk. Between Paris 1900 and Paris 1924, some "weird" events as standing jumps or throws with both hands were also held. The discontinued events make a total of 47 (not included in the table below); of which USA won 21 gold medals; FIN 10; GBR 6; SWE 4; ITA 3; CAN 2 & GRE 1.

Rio 2016 (Top Five) top

Ps CNT GD SV BZ Tot
1. USA 7 5 4 16
2. JAM 4 1 0 5
3. KEN 3 3 0 6
4. GER 2 0 1 3
. GBR 2 0 1 3
...
(26) TOT 24 24 24 72

All-Time Medal Table: MEN (1896-2016) top

* All the events currently included in the Olympic Program (see above)
* Countries no longer existing are in small letters.
* Former Soviet republics already considered on their own in 1992 (except relay events).

Ps Country CNT GD SV BZ TOT
1. United States USA 254 198 157 609
2. Great Britain GBR 39 49 40 128
3. Finland FIN 37 29 27 92
4. Soviet Union urs 34 35 39 108
5. Kenya KEN 25 25 22 72
6. Poland POL 16 10 6 32
7. Jamaica JAM 14 16 6 36
8. East Germany gdr 14 14 14 42
9. Italy ITA 13 8 21 42
10. Germany GER 12 24 28 63
11. Sweden SWE 12 17 30 59
12. Ethiopia ETH 12 6 12 30
13. Canada CAN 10 10 18 38
14. France FRA 8 22 20 50
15. Russia RUS 8 6 12 26
16. Czechoslovakia tch 8 6 3 17
17. Australia AUS 7 14 12 33
18. Hungary HUN 7 10 14 31
19. New Zealand NZL 7 2 8 17
20. Cuba CUB 6 8 9 23
21. South Africa RSA 6 8 4 18
22. Japan JPN 5 6 9 20
23. Morocco MAR 5 4 6 15
24. Norway NOR 5 2 6 13
25. West Germany frg 4 8 12 24
26. Brazil BRA 4 3 7 14
27. Ireland IRL 4 1 0 5
28. Mexico MEX 3 4 2 9
29. China CHN 3 1 4 8
30. Czech Republic CZE 3 1 2 6
31. Lithuania LTU 3 0 1 4
32. Spain ESP 2 5 4 11
33. Belgium BEL 2 5 2 9
34. Trinidad & Tobago TTO 2 4 9 15
35. Greece GRE 2 3 8 13
36. Algeria ALG 2 3 2 7
37. Portugal POR 2 2 2 6
38. Argentina ARG 2 2 0 4
39. Estonia EST 2 1 3 6
40. Dominican Republic DOM 2 1 0 3
41. Uganda UGA 2 0 1 3
42. Tajikistan TJK 2 0 0 2
43. Tunisia TUN 1 2 1 4
44. Ukraine UKR 1 1 5 7
. Bahamas BAH 1 1 4 6
46. Nigeria NGR 1 1 3 5
47. South Korea KOR 1 1 0 2
. Ecuador ECU 1 1 0 2
. Slovenia SLO 1 1 0 2
. Grenada GRN 1 1 0 2
51. Panama PAN 1 0 2 3
52. Bulgaria BUL 1 0 1 2
53. Burundi BDI 1 0 0 1
. Luxembourg LUX 1 0 0 1
. Slovakia SVK 1 0 0 1
56. Belarus BLR 0 6 4 10
57. Switzerland SUI 0 5 1 6
58. Latvia LAT 0 4 1 5
59. Namibia NAM 0 4 0 4
60. Denmark DEN 0 2 3 5
61. Tanzania TAN 0 2 0 2
. Yugoslavia yug 0 2 0 2
63. Netherlands NED 0 1 5 6
64. Romania ROU 0 1 1 2
65. Bohemia boh 0 1 0 1
. Ceylon [Sri Lanka] cey 0 1 0 1
. Chile CHI 0 1 0 1
. Ivory Coast CIV 0 1 0 1
. Haiti HAI 0 1 0 1
. India IND 0 1 0 1
. Iceland ISL 0 1 0 1
. Saudi Arabia KSA 0 1 0 1
. Senegal SEN 0 1 0 1
. Taipei TPE 0 1 0 1
. Zambia ZAM 0 1 0 1
. Sudan SUD 0 1 0 1
. Botswana BOT 0 1 0 1
. Iran IRI 0 1 0 1
. Guatemala GUA 0 1 0 1
80. Turkey TUR 0 0 3 3
81. British West Indies bwi 0 0 2 2
. Philippines PHI 0 0 2 2
. Qatar QAT 0 1 2 3
. Barbados BAR 0 0 1 1
. Djibouti DJI 0 0 1 1
. Eritrea ERI 0 0 1 1
. Kazajstan KAZ 0 0 1 1
. Venezuela VEN 0 0 1 1
. Puerto Rico PUR 0 0 1 1
 
89     623 625 626 1874

Most Gold Medals by Event: MEN (1896-2016) top

* The 2nd column indicates how many times the event has been held.

Event Ed 1st Medals 2nd Medals
100 28 United States 16 Great Britain / Jamaica 3
200 27 United States 17 Jamaica 3
400 28 United States 19 Great Britain / Jamaica 2
800 28 United States 9 Great Britain 6
1.500 28 Great Britain 6 Kenya 4
5.000 24 Finland 8 Ethiopia 3
10.000 25 Finland 7 Ethiopia 5
Mar 28 Ethiopia 3 USA / FRA / ITA / KEN 2
110 h 28 United States 19 Canada / Cuba 2
400 h 26 United States 19 GBR / DOM 2
3000st 25 Kenya 11 Finland 4
4×100 24 United States 15 Jamaica 3
4×400 24 United States 17 Great Britain 2
HJ 28 United States 13 Soviet Union 4
PV 28 United States 18 France 3
LJ 28 United States 22 Great Britain 2
TJ 28 United States 8 Soviet Union 4
SP 28 United States 17 Poland 3
DT 28 United States 13 Lithuania / Germany 3
HT 27 United States / Soviet Union 7 Hungary 5
JT 25 Finland 7 SWE / URS / NOR 3
20KW 16 Soviet Union 3 MEX / ITA / CHN 2
50KW 19 Great Britain / Poland / Italy 3 GDR / URS 2
Dec 24 United States 14 Great Britain 2

Medal Table by Athlete top

* All events between 1896 and 2016, including those not currently held.

Ps Name GD SV BZ Medal Details
1. Paavo Nurmi, FIN 9 3 - 20: 10000-CR-CRTM; 24: 1500-5000-3000TM-CR-CRTM; 28: 10000 // 20: 5000; 28: 5000-3000st // None
2. Carl Lewis, USA 9 1 - 84: 100-200-4x100-LJ; 88: 100-LJ; 92: 4X100-LJ; 96: LJ // 88: 200 // None
3. Usain Bolt, JAM 9 - - 08: 100-200-4x100; 12: 100-200-4x100; 16: 100-200-4x100 // None // None
4. Ray Ewry, USA 8 - - 1900: SHJ-SLJ-STJ; 1904: SHJ-SLJ-STJ; 1908: SHJ-SLJ // None // None
5. Vilho Ritola, FIN 5 3 - 24: 10000-3000TM-CRTM-3000st; 28: 5000 // 24: 5000; 28: 10000 // None
6. Michael Johnson, USA 5 - - 92: 4x400; 96: 200-400; 00: 400-(DQ4x400) // None // None
7. Melvin Sheppard, USA 4 1 - 08: 800-1500-4x400; 12: 4x400 // 12: 800 // None
. Hannes Kolehmainen, FIN 4 1 - 12: 5000-10000-CR; 20: Mar // 12: 10000 // None
. Emil Zatopek, TCH 4 1 - 48: 10000; 52: 5000-10000-Mar // 48: 5000 // None
10. Alvin Kraezlin, USA 4 - - 1900: 60-110h-200h-LJ // None // None
. Jesse Owens, USA 4 - - 36: 100-200-4x100-LJ // None // None
. Harrison Dillard, USA 4 - - 48: 100-4x100; 52: 110h-4x100 // None // None
. Al Oerter, USA 4 - - DT: 56-60-64-68 // None // None
. Lasse Viren, FIN 4 - - 72: 5000-10000; 76: 5000-10000 // None // None
. Robert Korzeniowski, POL 4 - - 20KW: 00; 50KW: 96-00-04 // None // None
. Mo Farah, GBR 4 - - 12: 5000-10000; 16: 5000-10000 // None // None
17. Ralph Rose, USA 3 2 1 04: SP; 08: SP; 12: SPboth-hands // 04: DT; 12: SP // 04: HT
18. Malvin Whitfield, USA 3 1 1 48: 800-4x400; 52: 800 // 52: 4x400 // 48: 400
19. John Flanagan, USA 3 1 - HT: 00-04-08 // 04: SP25kg // None
. Viktor Saneyev, URS 3 1 - TJ: 68-72-76 // TJ: 80 // None
. Steven Lewis, USA 3 1 - 88: 400-4x400; 92: 4x400 // 92: 400 // None
. Jan Zelezny, TCH/CZE 3 1 - JT: 92-96-00 // JT: 88 // None
. Kenenisa Bekele, ETH 3 1 - 04: 10000; 08: 5000-10000 // 04: 5000 // None
. Jeremy Wariner, USA 3 1 - 04: 400-4x400; 08: 4x400 // 08: 400 // None
25. LaShawn Merritt, USA 3 - 1 08: 400-4x400; 16: 4x400 // None // 16: 400
26. Eric Lemming, SWE 3 - - 08: JT-JTfreestyle; 12: JT // None // None
. Frank Wykoff, USA 3 - - 4x100: 28-32-36 // None // None
. Bobby Morrow, USA 3 - - 56: 100-200-4x100 // None // None
. Glen Davis, USA 3 - - 56: 400h; 60: 400h-4x400 // None // None
. Peter Snell, NZL 3 - - 60: 800; 64: 800-1500 // None // None
(31) Angelo Taylor, USA 3 - - 00: 400h; 08: 400h-4x400 // None // None

Abbreviations top

ABR Event ABR Event ABR Event
Mar Marathon HJ High Jump SP Shot Put
h hurdles PV Pole Vault DT Discus Throw
KW Kilometres Walk LJ Long Jump HT Hammer Throw
Dec Decathlon TJ Triple Jump JT Javelin Throw
__ an underline result stands for World Record

* SHJ / SLJ / STJ: Standing High Jump-Long Jump-Triple Jump
* CR: Cross-Country
* TM: Team competition

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