100 Meter Men's Olympic Medalists

Usain Bolt holding up Gold Medal
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The men's 100-meter race has been a part of every modern Olympic program, beginning with the Athens Games of 1896. During that time, three men have won consecutive Olympic 100-meter gold medals: American Archie Hahn in 1904 and then in the Intercalated Games of 1906; American Carl Lewis in 1984-88; and Jamaica's Usain Bolt, in 2008-12.

Six men have tied or set the 100-meter world record during the Olympics.

Oddly, the first man to do so, American Donald Lippincott, didn't earn a gold medal. In 1912 he established the first IAAF-recognized world mark by winning a preliminary heat in 10.6 seconds, but later had to settle for a bronze medal in the final. The other record-setters all won gold medals, beginning with American Bob Hayes, who tied the world mark in 1964, and followed by Jim Hines of the U.S. (1968), Lewis (1988), Canada's Donovan Bailey (1996) and Bolt (2008).

  • 1896
    GOLD Thomas Burke, USA 12.0
    SILVER Fritz Hofmann, GER 12.2
    BRONZE Francis Lane, USA 12.6
    BRONZE Alojz Sokol, HUN 12.6
  • 1900
    GOLD Frank Jarvis, USA 11.0
    SILVER Walter Tewksbury, USA 11.1
    BRONZE Stan Rowley, AUS 11.2
  • 1904
    GOLD Archie Hahn, USA 11.0
    SILVER Nate Cartmell, USA 11.2
    BRONZE William Hogenson, USA 11.2
  • 1906
    GOLD Archie Hahn, USA 11.2
    SILVER Fay Foulton, USA 11.3
    BRONZE Nigel Barker, AUS 11.3
  • 1908
    GOLD Reggie Walker, SAF 10.8
    SILVER James Rector, USA 11.0
    BRONZE Robert Kerr, CAN 11.0
  • 1912
    GOLD Ralph Craig, USA 10.8
    SILVER Alvah Meyer, USA 10.9
    BRONZE Donald Lippincott, USA 10.9
  • 1920
    GOLD Charles Paddock, USA 10.8
    SILVER Morris Kirksey, USA 10.9
    BRONZE Harry Edward, GBR 10.9
  • 1924
    GOLD Harold Abrahams, GBR 10.6
    SILVER Jackson Scholz, USA 10.8
    BRONZE Arthur Porritt, NZL 10.9
  • 1928
    GOLD Percy Williams, CAN 10.8
    SILVER Jack London, GBR 10.9
    BRONZE Georg Lammers, GER 10.9
  • 1932
    GOLD Eddie Tolan, USA 10.3
    SILVER Ralph Metcalfe, USA 10.3
    BRONZE Arthur Jonath, GER 10.4
  • 1936
    GOLD Jesse Owens, USA 10.3
    SILVER Ralph Metcalfe, USA 10.4
    BRONZE Martinus Osendarp, HOL 10.5
  • 1948
    GOLD Harrison Dillard, USA 10.3
    SILVER Barney Ewell, USA 10.4
    BRONZE Lloyd LaBeach, PAN 10.4
  • 1952
    GOLD Lindy Remigino, USA 10.79
    SILVER Herbert McKenley, JAM 10.80
    BRONZE Emmanuel Bailey, GBR 10.83
  • 1956
    GOLD Bobby Morrow, USA 10.62
    SILVER Thane Baker, USA 10.77
    BRONZE Hector Hogan, AUS 10.77
  • 1960
    GOLD Armin Hary, GER 10.32
    SILVER David Sime, USA 10.35
    BRONZE Peter Radford, GBR 10.42
  • 1964
    GOLD Bob Hayes, USA 10.06
    SILVER Enrique Figuerola, CUB 10.25
    BRONZE Harry Jerome, CAN 10.27
  • 1968
    GOLD James Hines, USA 9.95
    SILVER Lennox Miller, JAM 10.04
    BRONZE Charlie Greene, USA 10.07
  • 1972
    GOLD Valeriy Borzov, URS 10.14
    SILVER Robert Taylor, USA 10.24
    BRONZE Lennox Miller, JAM 10.33
  • 1976
    GOLD Hasely Crawford, TRI 10.06
    SILVER Don Quarrie, JAM 10.07
    BRONZE Valeriy Borzov, URS 10.14
  • 1980
    GOLD Allan Wells, GBR 10.25
    SILVER Silvio Tartabull, CUB 10.25
    BRONZE Petur Petrov, BUL 10.39
  • 1984
    GOLD Carl Lewis, USA 9.99
    SILVER Sam Graddy, USA 10.19
    BRONZE Ben Johnson, CAN 10.22
  • 1988
    GOLD Carl Lewis, USA 9.92
    SILVER Linford Christie, GBR 9.97
    BRONZE Calvin Smith, USA 9.99
  • 1992
    GOLD Linford Christie, GBR 9.96
    SILVER Frank Fredericks, NAM 10.02
    BRONZE Dennis Mitchell, USA 10.04
  • 1996
    GOLD Donovan Bailey, CAN 9.84
    SILVER Frank Fredericks, NAM 9.89
    BRONZE Ato Boldon, TRI 9.90
  • 2000
    GOLD Maurice Greene, USA 9.87
    SILVER Ato Boldon, TRI 9.99
    BRONZE Obadele Thompson, BAR 10.04
  • 2004
    GOLD Justin Gatlin, USA 9.85
    SILVER Francis Obikwelu, POR 9.86
    BRONZE Maurice Greene, USA 9.87
  • 2008
    GOLD Usain Bolt, JAM 9.69
    SILVER Richard Thompson, TRI 9.89
    BRONZE Walter Dix, USA 9.91
  • 2012
    GOLD Usain Bolt, JAM 9.63
    SILVER Johan Blake, JAM 9.75
    BRONZE Justin Gatlin, USA 9.79

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