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Rio 2016 All-time By event Individual

STATISTICS WOMEN

The Women´s Olympic Program has been adding new events since it started in Amsterdam 1928 (where only 4 events were held); but none has disappeared. Thus, all of them are counted in the table below. The last additions were the walk event (1992); jump (1996); hammer throw (2000); pole vault (2000); and the steeplechase (2008).

Rio 2016 (Top Five) top

Ps CNT GD SV BZ Tot
1. USA 6 5 5 16
2. KEN 3 3 1 7
3. JAM 2 2 2 6
4. CRO 2 - 1 3
5. ETH 1 1 3 4
...
(29) TOT 23 23 23 69

All-Time Medal Table: WOMEN (1928-2016) top

* All events included.
* 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 58 40 32 130
2. Soviet Union urs 31 21 34 86
3. East Germany gdr 24 22 21 67
4. Russia RUS 23 26 17 66
5. Australia AUS 13 12 13 38
6. Romania ROU 11 13 9 33
7. Great Britain GBR 10 22 21 53
8. Germany GER 10 17 19 46
9. Ethiopia ETH 10 3 10 23
10. Jamaica JAM 9 17 15 41
11. Poland POL 8 9 8 25
12. West Germany frg 8 6 5 19
13. Netherlands NED 6 3 1 10
14. France FRA 6 2 5 13
15. Kenya KEN 5 12 3 20
16. China CHN 5 4 10 19
17. Bulgaria BUL 4 8 5 17
18. Cuba CUB 4 6 7 17
19. Greece GRE 4 6 2 12
20. Belarus BLR 4 3 5 12
21. Bahamas BAH 4 1 1 6
22. Italy ITA 3 7 4 14
23. Czechoslovakia tch 3 2 2 7
24. New Zealand NZL 3 1 3 7
. Hungary HUN 3 1 3 7
26. Croatia CRO 3 1 1 5
27. South Africa RSA 2 6 1 9
28. Canada CAN 2 5 9 16
29. Ukraine UKR 2 5 8 15
30. Japan JPN 2 2 1 5
31. Belgium BEL 2 1 0 3
32. Sweden SWE 2 0 4 6
33. Portugal POR 2 0 2 4
. Czech Republic CZE 2 0 2 4
35. Kazakhstan KAZ 2 0 1 3
36. Algeria ALG 2 0 0 2
. Cameroon CMR 2 0 0 2
38. Norway NOR 1 3 1 5
39. Turkey TUR 1 3 0 4
40. Nigeria NGR 1 2 5 8
41. Austria AUT 1 2 4 7
42. Finland FIN 1 2 0 3
43. Morocco MAR 1 1 2 4
44. Bahrein BRN 1 1 1 3
. Colombia COL 1 1 1 3
46. Mozambique MOZ 1 0 1 2
. Spain ESP 1 0 1 2
48. Syria SYR 1 0 0 1
. Brazil BRA 1 0 0 1
50. Mexico MEX 0 2 0 2
51. Slovenia SLO 0 1 1 2
52. Denmark DEN 0 1 1 2
53. Argentina ARG 0 1 0 1
. Chile CHI 0 1 0 1
. Ireland IRL 0 1 0 1
. Lithuania LTU 0 1 0 1
. Sri Lanka SRI 0 1 0 1
. Tunisia TUN 0 1 0 1
. Burundi BDI 0 1 0 1
. Venezuela VEN 0 1 0 1
61. Iceland ISL 0 0 1 1
. China Taipei TPE 0 0 1 1
. Serbia SRB 0 0 1 1
 
63     306 311 306 923

Most Gold Medals by Event: WOMEN (1928-2016) top

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

Event Ed 1st Medals 2nd Medals
100 21 United States 9 Jamaica 3
200 18 United States 6 GDR / JAM 3
400 14 France 3 GDR / AUS / USA / BAH 2
800 16 Soviet Union 3 GBR / RUS 2
1.500 12 Soviet Union 3 Algeria / Kenya 2
5.000 9 Ethiopia 3 Romania 2
10.000 8 Ethiopia 5 URS / POR / CHN 1
Mar 9 Japan / Ethiopia 2 5 countries 1
100 h 20 United States 5 Australia 4
400 h 9 Jamaica / Russia 2 5 countries 1
3000 st 3 Russia 2 - -
4×100 21 United States 11 East Germany (GDR) 2
4×400 12 United States 7 Soviet Union 3
HJ 21 United States 4 Russia 3
PV 5 Russia / United States 2 Greece 1
LJ 18 United States 3 URS / ROM / GER 2
TJ 6 Cameroon 2 UKR / BUL / KAZ / COL 1
SP 18 Soviet Union (+UNT) 7 GDR / NZL 2
DT 21 Soviet Union 4 East Germany (GDR) 3
HT 5 Russia / Poland 2 Belarus 1
JT 20 East Germany (GDR) 3 URS / GER / CUB / CZE 2
Walk 7 Russia / China 3 Greece 1
Hep 14 Great Britain 3 URS / USA 2

Medal Table by Athlete top

All events between 1928 and 2016.
An asterisk [*] before the name means that the athlete has won three individual [i.e. excluding relays] gold medals.

Ps Name GD SV BZ Medal Details
1. Allyson Felix, USA 6 3 - 200: 12; 4x100: 12-16; 4x400: 08-12-16 // 200: 04-08; 400: 16 // None
2. Evelyn Ashford, USA 4 1 - 100: 84; 4x100: 84-88-92 // 100: 88 // None
3. Sanya Richards, USA 4 - 1 400: 12; 4x400: 04-08-12 // None // 400: 08
4. *Fanny Blankers-Koen, NED 4 - - 48: 100-200-80h-4x100 // None // None
. *Betty Cuthbert, AUS 4 - - 56: 100-200-4x100; 64: 400 // None // None
. Bärbel Wöckel-Eckert, GDR 4 - - 76: 200-4x100; 80: 200-4x100 // None // None
7. Veronica Campbell, JAM 3 3 2 200: 04-08; 4x100: 04 // 4x100: 00-12-16 // 100: 04-12
8. Renate Stecher, GDR 3 2 1 72: 100-200; 76: 4x100 // 72: 4x100; 76: 100 // 76: 200
9. Florence Griffith-Joyner, USA 3 2 - 88: 100-200-4x100 // 84: 200; 88: 4x400 // None
10. Shirley de la Hunty-Strickland, AUS 3 1 3 52: 80h; 56: 80h-4x100 // 48: 4x100 // 48: 80h-100; 52: 100
11. *Jackie Joyner-Kersee, USA 3 1 2 88: LJ-Hep; 92: Hep // 84: Hep // 92: LJ; 96: LJ
12. Gwen Torrence, USA 3 1 1 92: 200-4x100; 96: 4x100 // 92: 4x400 // 96: 100
13. *Tamara Press, URS 3 1 - 60: SP; 64: SP-DT // 60: DT // None
. Wyomia Tyus, USA 3 1 - 64: 100; 68: 100-4x100 // 64: 4x100 // None
. Valerie Brisco-Hooks, USA 3 1 - 84: 200-400-4x400 // 88: 4x400 // None
. Olga Bryzgina, URS 3 1 - 88: 400-4x400; 92: 4x400 // 92: 400 // None
17. *Tirunesh Dibaba, ETH 3 - 3 08: 5000-10000; 12: 10000 // None // 04: 5000; 12: 5000; 16: 10000
18. Wilma Rudolph, USA 3 - 1 60: 100-200-4x100 // None // 56: 4x100
19. *Tatyana Kazankina, URS 3 - - 76: 800-1500; 80: 1500 // None // None
. *Marie-Jose Perec, FRA 3 - - 92: 400; 96: 200-400 // None // None
. Gail Devers, USA 3 - - 92: 100; 96: 100-4x100 // None // None
(22) Tianna Bartoletta [Madison], USA 3 - - 12: 4x100; 16: LJ-4x100 // None // None

* 17 out of the 22 athletes on the list have won at least one gold medal in a relay event. If we only took into consideration individual medals, the first on the list would be Jackie Joyner-Kersee [3/2/1], and only seven athletes (the ones marked with *) would reach the three gold-medal mark.

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

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