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Athletics at the 1992 Summer Olympics – Men's 100 metres



The men's 100 metres was an event at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Spain. There were a total number of 81 participating athletes from 66 nations, with ten qualifying heats (three qualified plus two fastest losers).[1][2] Each nation was limited to 3 athletes per rules in force since the 1930 Olympic Congress.

Men's 100 metres
at the Games of the XXV Olympiad
VenueOlympic Stadium
DateJuly 31 (heats)
August 1 (final)
Competitors81 from 66 nations
Winning time9.96
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s) Linford Christie
 Great Britain
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Frankie Fredericks
 Namibia
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Dennis Mitchell
 United States
← 1988
1996 →

The gold medal was won by Great Britain's Linford Christie, who had originally won the bronze medal in 1988 but was elevated to silver following the disqualification of original gold medalist Ben Johnson for using stanozolol. Silver went to Namibia's Frankie Fredericks, who also finished second in the 200 metres in Barcelona, while Dennis Mitchell of the United States of America won the bronze. Namibia had never competed in the men's 100 metres before, so Fredericks's medal was that nation's first in the event; it was also the first medal by an African country in the event since 1908 (when Reggie Walker of South Africa won gold).


Background

This was the twenty-second time the event was held, having appeared at every Olympics since the first in 1896. The gold and bronze medalists from 1988, Americans Carl Lewis (the two-time defending gold medalist as well as three-time reigning world champion, struck by infection at the U.S. trials) and Calvin Smith, did not return, but British silver medalist Linford Christie (reigning Commonwealth and European champion) did. So did fourth-place finisher American Dennis Mitchell (who had taken bronze at the 1991 world championships), Brazilian fifth-place finisher Robson da Silva, Jamaican seventh-place finisher Ray Stewart, and the disqualified original champion, Canadian Ben Johnson. World championship runner-up American Leroy Burrell was also present in 1992.[2]

The Cayman Islands, the Central African Republic, the Cook Islands, Cyprus, Gabon, Grenada, Honduras, Mauritania, Namibia, and Niger appeared in the event for the first time. It was also the only appearance of the Unified Team, following the breakup of the Soviet Union. Romania appeared independently for the first time since 1928. The United States made its 21st appearance in the event, most of any country, having missed only the boycotted 1980 Games.


Competition format

The event retained the same basic four round format introduced in 1920: heats, quarterfinals, semifinals, and a final. The "fastest loser" system, introduced in 1968, was used again to ensure that the quarterfinals and subsequent rounds had exactly 8 runners per heat; this time, the system was used in only the preliminaries.

The first round consisted of 10 heats, each with 8 athletes except the last (with 9). The top three runners in each heat advanced, along with the next two fastest runners overall. This made 32 quarterfinalists, who were divided into 4 heats of 8 runners. The top four runners in each quarterfinal advanced, with no "fastest loser" places. The 16 semifinalists competed in two heats of 8, with the top four in each semifinal advancing to the eight-man final.[2][3]


Records

These were the standing world and Olympic records (in seconds) prior to the 1992 Summer Olympics.

World Record 9.86 United States Carl Lewis Tokyo (JPN) August 25, 1991
Olympic Record 9.92 United States Carl Lewis Seoul (KOR) September 24, 1988

Results

Heats

Heat 1

Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 Leroy Burrell  United States 10.21 Q
2 Satoru Inoue  Japan 10.48 Q
3 Jean-Olivier Zirignon  Ivory Coast 10.55 Q
4 Abdulieh Janneh  The Gambia 10.71
5 Hassane Illiassou  Niger 10.73
6 Khalid Juma Juma  Bahrain 10.80
7 Jaime Zelaya  Honduras 11.02
8 Claude Roumain  Haiti 11.07

Heat 2

Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 Dennis Mitchell  United States 10.21 Q
2 Vitaliy Savin  Unified Team 10.29 Q
3 Samuel Nchinda  Cameroon 10.41 Q
4 Gustavo Envela Mahua  Equatorial Guinea 10.65
5 Florencio Aguilar  Panama 10.73
6 Dominique Canti  San Marino 10.80
Charles Tayot  Gabon DNF
Andreas Berger  Austria DSQ

Heat 3

Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 Linford Christie  Great Britain 10.48 Q
2 Arnaldo da Silva  Brazil 10.55 Q
3 Daniel Sangouma  France 10.63 Q
4 Ato Boldon  Trinidad and Tobago 10.77
5 Hussain Arif  Pakistan 10.83
6 Fabian Muyaba  Zimbabwe 10.84
7 Pascal Dangbo  Benin 11.03
8 Henry Daley Colphon  Costa Rica 11.11

Heat 4

Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 Frankie Fredericks  Namibia 10.29 Q
2 Marcus Adam  Great Britain 10.57 Q
3 Atlee Mahorn  Canada 10.64 Q
4 Boevi Lawson  Togo 10.69
5 Sriyantha Dissanayake  Sri Lanka 10.87
6 Gabriel Simeon  Grenada 11.10
7 Adam Hassan Sakak  Sudan 11.12
8 Robinson Stewart  Swaziland 11.20

Heat 5

Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 Ray Stewart  Jamaica 10.61 Q
2 Patrick Stevens  Belgium 10.63 Q
3 John Myles-Mills  Ghana 10.64 Q
4 Neville Hodge  Virgin Islands 10.71
5 Henrico Atkins  Barbados 10.83
6 Golam Ambia  Bangladesh 11.06
7 Gabrieli Qoro  Fiji 11.14
8 Mark Sherwin  Cook Islands 11.53

Heat 6

Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 Davidson Ezinwa  Nigeria 10.31 Q
2 Ben Johnson  Canada 10.55 Q
3 Eric Akogyiram  Ghana 10.60 Q
4 Juan Trapero  Spain 10.64
5 Joel Otim  Uganda 10.84
6 Soryba Diakité  Guinea 11.10
7 Ould Nouroudine  Mauritania 11.22
8 Ahmed Shageef  Maldives 11.36

Heat 7

Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 Olapade Adeniken  Nigeria 10.36 Q
2 Talal Mansour Al-Rahim  Qatar 10.43 Q
3 Stefan Burkart  Switzerland 10.67 Q
4 Visut Watanasin  Thailand 10.72
5 André da Silva  Brazil 10.78
6 Valentin Ngbogo  Central African Republic 10.79
7 Bernard Manana  Papua New Guinea 11.35
8 Sitthixay Sacpraseuth  Laos 12.02

Heat 8

Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 Chidi Imoh  Nigeria 10.47 Q
2 Daniel Cojocaru  Romania 10.57 Q
3 Sanusi Turay  Sierra Leone 10.58 Q
4 Kennedy Ondieki  Kenya 10.60
5 Kareem Streete-Thompson  Cayman Islands 10.78
6 David Nkoua  Republic of the Congo 10.96
7 Emery Gill  Belize 11.51
8 Ahmed Al-Moamari Bashir  Oman 11.58

Heat 9

Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 Max Morinière  France 10.36 Q
2 Bruny Surin  Canada 10.37 Q
3 Emmanuel Tuffour  Ghana 10.45 Q
4 Tatsuo Sugimoto  Japan 10.56
5 Ku Wai Ming  Hong Kong 10.74
6 Toluta'u Koula  Tonga 10.85
7 Afonso Ferraz  Angola 11.32
8 Fletcher Wamilee  Vanuatu 11.41

Heat 10

Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 Robson da Silva  Brazil 10.24 Q
2 Mark Witherspoon  United States 10.27 Q
3 Pavel Galkin  Unified Team 10.43 Q
4 Yiannis Zisimides  Cyprus 10.51 q
5 Shinji Aoto  Japan 10.54 q
6 Charles Louis Seck  Senegal 10.57
7 Ousmane Diarra  Mali 10.87
8 Bothloko Shebe  Lesotho 10.94
Patrice Traoré Zeba  Burkina Faso DNF

Quarterfinals

Quarterfinal 1

Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 Mark Witherspoon  United States 10.19 Q
2 Robson da Silva  Brazil 10.29 Q
3 Talal Mansour Al-Rahim  Qatar 10.32 Q
4 Max Morinière  France 10.34 Q
5 Marcus Adam  Great Britain 10.35
6 Pavel Galkin  Unified Team 10.37
7 Eric Akogyiram  Ghana 10.68
8 Atlee Mahorn  Canada 10.77

Quarterfinal 2

Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 Frankie Fredericks  Namibia 10.13 Q
2 Bruny Surin  Canada 10.24 Q
3 Vitaliy Savin  Unified Team 10.33 Q
4 Davidson Ezinwa  Nigeria 10.38 Q
5 John Myles-Mills  Ghana 10.41
6 Stefan Burkart  Switzerland 10.57
7 Samuel Nchinda  Cameroon 10.58
8 Patrick Stevens  Belgium 10.69

Quarterfinal 3

Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 Dennis Mitchell  United States 10.22 Q
2 Olapade Adeniken  Nigeria 10.22 Q
3 Emmanuel Tuffour  Ghana 10.31 Q
4 Ray Stewart  Jamaica 10.36 Q
5 Satoru Inoue  Japan 10.50
6 Daniel Cojocaru  Romania 10.57
7 Daniel Sangouma  France 10.64
8 Yiannis Zisimides  Cyprus 10.65

Quarterfinal 4

Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 Linford Christie  Great Britain 10.07 Q
2 Leroy Burrell  United States 10.08 Q
3 Chidi Imoh  Nigeria 10.21 Q
4 Ben Johnson  Canada 10.30 Q
5 Sanusi Turay  Sierra Leone 10.40
6 Arnaldo da Silva  Brazil 10.47
7 Shinji Aoto  Japan 10.53
8 Jean-Olivier Zirignon  Ivory Coast 10.54

Semifinals

Semifinal 1

Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 Leroy Burrell  United States 9.97 Q
2 Linford Christie  Great Britain 10.00 Q
3 Dennis Mitchell  United States 10.10 Q
4 Davidson Ezinwa  Nigeria 10.23 Q
5 Chidi Imoh  Nigeria 10.30
6 Robson da Silva  Brazil 10.32
7 Vitaliy Savin  Unified Team 10.33
8 Ben Johnson  Canada 10.70

Semifinal 2

Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 Frankie Fredericks  Namibia 10.17 Q
2 Bruny Surin  Canada 10.21 Q
3 Olapade Adeniken  Nigeria 10.28 Q
4 Ray Stewart  Jamaica 10.33 Q
5 Talal Mansour Al-Rahim  Qatar 10.34
6 Emmanuel Tuffour  Ghana 10.34
7 Max Morinière  France 10.42
Mark Witherspoon  United States DNF

Final

The final was held on August 1, 1992.

Rank Athlete Nation Time
1st place, gold medalist(s) Linford Christie  Great Britain 9.96
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Frankie Fredericks  Namibia 10.02
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Dennis Mitchell  United States 10.04
4 Bruny Surin  Canada 10.09
5 Leroy Burrell  United States 10.10
6 Olapade Adeniken  Nigeria 10.12
7 Ray Stewart  Jamaica 10.22
8 Davidson Ezinwa  Nigeria 10.26

See also


References

  1. ^ "Athletics at the 1992 Barcelona Summer Games: Men's 100 metres" . Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 7 July 2017.
  2. ^ a b c "100 metres, Men" . Olympedia. Retrieved 24 July 2020.
  3. ^ Official Report, vol. 5, pp. 36–37.

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