Athletics

Facts

Disciplines Athletics
Participants 23084
NOCs 226
Competitions held 1025
Distinct events 202
IF World Athletics

Description

All-time medal table

NOC Gold Silver Bronze Total
United States USA 343 271 214 828
Soviet Union URS 64 55 74 193
Great Britain GBR 56 83 72 211
Finland FIN 48 36 30 114
East Germany GDR 38 36 35 109
Kenya KEN 34 41 31 106
Poland POL 29 20 17 66
Jamaica JAM 26 36 24 86
Italy ITA 24 15 26 65
Germany GER 23 46 44 113
Ethiopia ETH 23 12 23 58
Australia AUS 21 27 28 76
Sweden SWE 20 23 41 84
Russian Federation RUS 19 21 19 59
Canada CAN 15 17 32 64
France FRA 14 26 30 70
West Germany FRG 12 14 17 43
Cuba CUB 11 14 20 45
Romania ROU 11 14 10 35
Czechoslovakia TCH 11 8 5 24
Hungary HUN 10 12 18 40
People's Republic of China CHN 10 12 15 37
New Zealand NZL 10 3 13 26
South Africa RSA 9 13 6 28
Greece GRE 8 12 10 30
Netherlands NED 8 7 9 24
Norway NOR 8 7 8 23
Unified Team EUN 7 11 3 21
Japan JPN 7 10 10 27
Morocco MAR 7 5 8 20
The Bahamas BAH 7 2 5 14
Belgium BEL 6 5 3 14
Bulgaria BUL 5 8 6 19
Brazil BRA 5 3 11 19
Portugal POR 5 3 4 12
Czech Republic CZE 5 2 8 15
Algeria ALG 4 3 2 9
Ireland IRL 4 2 1 7
Uganda UGA 4 1 2 7
Mexico MEX 3 6 2 11
Spain ESP 3 5 8 16
Belarus BLR 3 5 7 15
Trinidad and Tobago TTO 3 4 8 15
Lithuania LTU 3 1 2 6
Croatia CRO 3 1 1 5
Nigeria NGR 2 5 7 14
Ukraine UKR 2 3 13 18
Argentina ARG 2 3 0 5
Dominican Republic DOM 2 3 0 5
Tunisia TUN 2 2 1 5
Bahrain BRN 2 2 0 4
Estonia EST 2 1 3 6
Kazakhstan KAZ 2 1 2 5
Cameroon CMR 2 0 0 2
Colombia COL 1 3 1 5
Austria AUT 1 2 5 8
Qatar QAT 1 2 1 4
Slovenia SLO 1 2 1 4
India IND 1 2 0 3
Grenada GRN 1 1 1 3
Venezuela VEN 1 1 1 3
Burundi BDI 1 1 0 2
Ecuador ECU 1 1 0 2
ROC ROC 1 1 0 2
Republic of Korea KOR 1 1 0 2
Panama PAN 1 0 2 3
Mozambique MOZ 1 0 1 2
Puerto Rico PUR 1 0 1 2
Luxembourg LUX 1 0 0 1
Slovakia SVK 1 0 0 1
Syrian Arab Republic SYR 1 0 0 1
Tajikistan TJK 1 0 0 1
Switzerland SUI 0 6 2 8
Namibia NAM 0 5 0 5
Denmark DEN 0 4 3 7
Latvia LAT 0 4 1 5
Chile CHI 0 2 0 2
Sri Lanka SRI 0 2 0 2
United Republic of Tanzania TAN 0 2 0 2
Yugoslavia YUG 0 2 0 2
Botswana BOT 0 1 1 2
Chinese Taipei TPE 0 1 1 2
Iceland ISL 0 1 1 2
Bohemia BOH 0 1 0 1
Côte d'Ivoire CIV 0 1 0 1
Guatemala GUA 0 1 0 1
Haiti HAI 0 1 0 1
Islamic Republic of Iran IRI 0 1 0 1
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia KSA 0 1 0 1
Senegal SEN 0 1 0 1
Sudan SUD 0 1 0 1
Zambia ZAM 0 1 0 1
Philippines PHI 0 0 2 2
Türkiye TUR 0 0 2 2
West Indies Federation WIF 0 0 2 2
Australasia ANZ 0 0 1 1
Barbados BAR 0 0 1 1
Burkina Faso BUR 0 0 1 1
Djibouti DJI 0 0 1 1
Eritrea ERI 0 0 1 1
Serbia SRB 0 0 1 1

Most successful competitors

Athlete Nat Gold Silver Bronze Total
Paavo Nurmi FIN 9 3 0 12
Carl Lewis USA 9 1 0 10
Ray Ewry USA 8 0 0 8
Usain Bolt JAM 8 0 0 8
Allyson Felix USA 7 3 1 11
Ville Ritola FIN 5 3 0 8
Elaine Thompson-Herah JAM 5 1 0 6
Hannes Kolehmainen FIN 4 1 0 5
Emil Zátopek CZE
TCH
4 1 0 5
Evelyn Ashford USA 4 1 0 5
Mel Sheppard USA 4 1 0 5

Event types

Discipline Name Gender Still contested? Times held?
Athletics 100 metres Men 30
Athletics 200 metres Men 28
Athletics 400 metres Men 30
Athletics 800 metres Men 30
Athletics 1,500 metres Men 30
Athletics 5,000 metres Men 25
Athletics 10,000 metres Men 25
Athletics Marathon Men 30
Athletics 110 metres Hurdles Men 30
Athletics 400 metres Hurdles Men 27
Athletics 3,000 metres Steeplechase Men 24
Athletics 4 × 100 metres Relay Men 25
Athletics 4 × 400 metres Relay Men 25
Athletics 20 kilometres Race Walk Men 17
Athletics 50 kilometres Race Walk Men 20
Athletics High Jump Men 36
Athletics Pole Vault Men 37
Athletics Long Jump Men 41
Athletics Triple Jump Men 32
Athletics Shot Put Men 42
Athletics Discus Throw Men 38
Athletics Hammer Throw Men 33
Athletics Javelin Throw Men 27
Athletics Decathlon Men 25
Athletics 100 metres Women 22
Athletics 200 metres Women 19
Athletics 400 metres Women 15
Athletics 800 metres Women 17
Athletics 1,500 metres Women 13
Athletics 5,000 metres Women 7
Athletics 10,000 metres Women 9
Athletics Marathon Women 10
Athletics 100 metres Hurdles Women 13
Athletics 400 metres Hurdles Women 10
Athletics 3,000 metres Steeplechase Women 4
Athletics 4 × 100 metres Relay Women 22
Athletics 4 × 400 metres Relay Women 13
Athletics 20 kilometres Race Walk Women 6
Athletics High Jump Women 22
Athletics Pole Vault Women 6
Athletics Long Jump Women 19
Athletics Triple Jump Women 7
Athletics Shot Put Women 19
Athletics Discus Throw Women 22
Athletics Hammer Throw Women 6
Athletics Javelin Throw Women 21
Athletics Heptathlon Women 10
Athletics 4 × 400 metres Relay Mixed 1
Athletics 100 metres Boys 3
Athletics 200 metres Boys 3
Athletics 400 metres Boys 3
Athletics 800 metres Boys 2
Athletics 1,000 metres Boys 1
Athletics 1,500 metres Boys 2
Athletics 3,000 metres Boys 3
Athletics 110 metres Hurdles Boys 3
Athletics 400 metres Hurdles Boys 3
Athletics 2,000 metres Steeplechase Boys 3
Athletics Medley Relay Boys 2
Athletics 10,000 metres Race Walk Boys 2
Athletics High Jump Boys 12
Athletics Pole Vault Boys 8
Athletics Long Jump Boys 11
Athletics Triple Jump Boys 3
Athletics Shot Put Boys 11
Athletics Discus Throw Boys 6
Athletics Hammer Throw Boys 7
Athletics Javelin Throw Boys 3
Athletics 5,000 metres Race Walk Boys 1
Athletics 100 metres Girls 3
Athletics 200 metres Girls 3
Athletics 400 metres Girls 3
Athletics 800 metres Girls 2
Athletics 1,000 metres Girls 1
Athletics 3,000 metres Girls 3
Athletics 1,500 metres Girls 2
Athletics 100 metres Hurdles Girls 3
Athletics 400 metres Hurdles Girls 3
Athletics 2,000 metres Steeplechase Girls 3
Athletics Medley Relay Girls 1
Athletics 5,000 metres Race Walk Girls 2
Athletics High Jump Girls 3
Athletics Pole Vault Girls 3
Athletics Long Jump Girls 3
Athletics Triple Jump Girls 3
Athletics Shot Put Girls 3
Athletics Discus Throw Girls 3
Athletics Hammer Throw Girls 3
Athletics Javelin Throw Girls 3
Athletics 5,000 metres Walk Girls 1
Athletics 8 × 100 metres Relay Mixed Youth 1
Athletics 60 metres Men 2
Athletics 100 yards Men 13
Athletics 220 yards Men 5
Athletics Stade Race Men 1
Athletics 440 yards Men 10
Athletics Diaulos Men 3
Athletics 880 yards Men 6
Athletics 1 mile Men 7
Athletics 2 miles Men 4
Athletics Long Race (Dolikhos) Men 1
Athletics 5 miles Men 3
Athletics 120 yards Hurdles Men 9
Athletics 200 metres Hurdles Men 2
Athletics 220 yards Hurdles Men 5
Athletics 2,500 metres Steeplechase Men 1
Athletics 2,590 metres Steeplechase Men 1
Athletics 3,200 metres Steeplechase Men 1
Athletics 4,000 metres Steeplechase Men 1
Athletics 4 × 440 yards Relay Men 1
Athletics 1,600 metres Medley Relay Men 1
Athletics 3,000 metres, Team Men 3
Athletics 3 miles, Team Men 1
Athletics 5,000 metres, Team Men 1
Athletics 4 miles, Team Men 1
Athletics 1,500 metres Race Walk Men 1
Athletics 3,000 metres Race Walk Men 2
Athletics 3,500 metres Race Walk Men 1
Athletics 10 kilometres Race Walk Men 5
Athletics 10 miles Race Walk Men 1
Athletics Cross-Country, Individual Men 3
Athletics Cross-Country, Team Men 3
Athletics Standing High Jump Men 5
Athletics Standing Long Jump Men 5
Athletics Standing Triple Jump Men 3
Athletics Plain Jump Men 1
Athletics Shot Put, Both Hands Men 1
Athletics Over the Ditch Jump Men 2
Athletics 56-pound Weight Throw Men 9
Athletics Stone Throw Men 4
Athletics Discus Throw, Greek Style Men 2
Athletics Discus Throw, Both Hands Men 1
Athletics Javelin Throw, Both Hands Men 1
Athletics Javelin Throw, Freestyle Men 2
Athletics Javelin Throw for Accuracy Men 4
Athletics Bolo Throw Men 1
Athletics Baseball Throw Men 6
Athletics Ball Throw for Accuracy Men 1
Athletics Pentathlon Men 3
Athletics Pentathlon (Ancient) Men 1
Athletics Pentathlon, Team Men 1
Athletics All-Around Championship Men 1
Athletics Team Men 3
Athletics Special Scratch Pole Vault #1 Men 1
Athletics Special Scratch Pole Vault #2 Men 1
Athletics 60 yards, Handicap Men 1
Athletics Pole Vault Over a Ditch Men 1
Athletics 100 yards, Handicap Men 5
Athletics 100 metres, Handicap Men 1
Athletics 220 yards, Handicap Men 5
Athletics 400 metres, Handicap Men 1
Athletics 440 yards, Handicap Men 4
Athletics 800 metres, Handicap Men 1
Athletics 880 yards, Handicap Men 5
Athletics 1,500 metres, Handicap Men 1
Athletics 1 mile, Handicap Men 4
Athletics 2 miles, Handicap Men 4
Athletics 120 yards Hurdles, Handicap Men 3
Athletics 110 metres Hurdles, Handicap Men 1
Athletics 220 yards Hurdles, Handicap Men 3
Athletics 400 metres Hurdles, Handicap Men 1
Athletics 2,500 metres Steeplechase, Handicap Men 1
Athletics 1 mile, Team, Handicap Men 1
Athletics High Jump, Handicap Men 6
Athletics Long Jump, Handicap Men 6
Athletics Pole Vault, Handicap Men 6
Athletics Shot Put, Handicap Men 6
Athletics Discus Throw, Handicap Men 6
Athletics Hammer Throw, Handicap Men 5
Athletics 56-pound Weight Throw, Handicap Men 3
Athletics Team, Handicap Men 3
Athletics 100 metres, Professionals Men 1
Athletics 400 metres, Professionals Men 1
Athletics 1,500 metres, Professionals Men 1
Athletics 5,000 metres, Professionals Men 1
Athletics 6-hour race, Professionals Men 1
Athletics 110 metres Hurdles, Professionals Men 1
Athletics 2,500 metres Steeplechase, Professionals Men 1
Athletics High Jump, Professionals Men 1
Athletics Long Jump, Professionals Men 1
Athletics Shot Put, Professionals Men 1
Athletics 1,500 metres Wheelchair Men 6
Athletics Bladdering Men 1
Athletics 3,000 metres Women 3
Athletics 80 metres Hurdles Women 8
Athletics 10 kilometres Race Walk Women 2
Athletics Pentathlon Women 5
Athletics 800 metres Wheelchair Women 6
Athletics 50 yards Boys 3
Athletics 100 yards Boys 9
Athletics 220 yards Boys 9
Athletics 440 yards Boys 7
Athletics 880 yards Boys 6
Athletics 1 mile Boys 6
Athletics 2 miles Boys 1
Athletics 5 miles Boys 1
Athletics 120 yards Hurdles Boys 5
Athletics 220 yards Hurdles Boys 5
Athletics 4 × 220 yards Relay Boys 1
Athletics 4 × 440 yards Relay Boys 3
Athletics 56-pound Weight Throw Boys 1
Athletics Team Boys 6