Athletics — 400 metres, Women

Times held 14
Total participants 480
Total countries 134

Participants

Year Event Status Participants NOCs
1964 400 metres, Women Olympic 23 17
1968 400 metres, Women Olympic 29 21
1972 400 metres, Women Olympic 49 29
1976 400 metres, Women Olympic 38 19
1980 400 metres, Women Olympic 38 22
1984 400 metres, Women Olympic 28 18
1988 400 metres, Women Olympic 46 33
1992 400 metres, Women Olympic 41 29
1996 400 metres, Women Olympic 49 35
2000 400 metres, Women Olympic 57 42
2004 400 metres, Women Olympic 42 31
2008 400 metres, Women Olympic 50 40
2012 400 metres, Women Olympic 48 38
2016 400 metres, Women Olympic 57 36

Medal winners

Year Gold Silver Bronze
1964 Betty CuthbertAUS Ann PackerGBR Judy AmooreAUS
1968 Colette BessonFRA Lillian BoardGBR Nataliya PechenkinaURS
1972 Monika ZehrtGDR Rita WildenFRG Kathy HammondUSA
1976 Irena SzewińskaPOL Christina BrehmerGDR Ellen StreidtGDR
1980 Marita KochGDR Jarmila KratochvílováTCH Christina LathanGDR
1984 Valerie Brisco-HooksUSA Chandra CheeseboroughUSA Kathy CookGBR
1988 Olga BryzginaURS Petra MüllerGDR Olga NazarovaURS
1992 Marie-José PérecFRA Olga BryzginaEUN Ximena RestrepoCOL
1996 Marie-José PérecFRA Cathy FreemanAUS Falilat OgunkoyaNGR
2000 Cathy FreemanAUS Lorraine GrahamJAM Katharine MerryGBR
2004 Tonique Williams-DarlingBAH Ana GuevaraMEX Nataliya AntyukhRUS
2008 Christine OhuruoguGBR Shericka WilliamsJAM Sanya Richards-RossUSA
2012 Sanya Richards-RossUSA Christine OhuruoguGBR DeeDee TrotterUSA
2016 Shaunae MillerBAH Allyson FelixUSA Shericka JacksonJAM

Medals by country

NOC Gold Silver Bronze Total
France FRA 3 0 0 3
United States USA 2 2 3 7
East Germany GDR 2 2 2 6
Australia AUS 2 1 1 4
The Bahamas BAH 2 0 0 2
Great Britain GBR 1 3 2 6
Soviet Union URS 1 0 2 3
Poland POL 1 0 0 1
Jamaica JAM 0 2 1 3
Czechoslovakia TCH 0 1 0 1
Mexico MEX 0 1 0 1
Unified Team EUN 0 1 0 1
West Germany FRG 0 1 0 1
Colombia COL 0 0 1 1
Nigeria NGR 0 0 1 1
Russian Federation RUS 0 0 1 1

Top medallists

Athlete Nat Gold Silver Bronze Total
Marie-José Pérec FRA 2 0 0 2
Cathy Freeman AUS 1 1 0 2
Olga Bryzgina URS
UKR
EUN
1 1 0 2
Christine Ohuruogu GBR 1 1 0 2
Sanya Richards-Ross USA 1 0 1 2

Olympic record progression

Record type
400 metres, Women