Athletics — 400 metres, Men

Times held 29
Total participants 1321
Total countries 169

Participants

Year Event Status Participants NOCs
1896 400 metres, Men Olympic 7 4
1900 400 metres, Men Olympic 15 6
1904 400 metres, Men Olympic 12 3
1906 400 metres, Men Intercalated 25 8
1908 400 metres, Men Olympic 37 11
1912 400 metres, Men Olympic 49 16
1920 400 metres, Men Olympic 37 16
1924 400 metres, Men Olympic 60 27
1928 400 metres, Men Olympic 50 20
1932 400 metres, Men Olympic 27 15
1936 400 metres, Men Olympic 42 25
1948 400 metres, Men Olympic 53 28
1952 400 metres, Men Olympic 71 35
1956 400 metres, Men Olympic 43 23
1960 400 metres, Men Olympic 54 41
1964 400 metres, Men Olympic 50 33
1968 400 metres, Men Olympic 55 36
1972 400 metres, Men Olympic 64 49
1976 400 metres, Men Olympic 44 29
1980 400 metres, Men Olympic 50 32
1984 400 metres, Men Olympic 80 57
1988 400 metres, Men Olympic 75 55
1992 400 metres, Men Olympic 68 52
1996 400 metres, Men Olympic 62 42
2000 400 metres, Men Olympic 68 44
2004 400 metres, Men Olympic 62 48
2008 400 metres, Men Olympic 55 40
2012 400 metres, Men Olympic 49 38
2016 400 metres, Men Olympic 53 35

Medal winners

Year Gold Silver Bronze
1896 Tom BurkeUSA Herbert JamisonUSA Charles GmelinGBR
1900 Maxey LongUSA Bill HollandUSA Ernst SchultzDEN
1904 Harry HillmanUSA Frank WallerUSA Herman GromanUSA
1906 Paul PilgrimUSA Wyndham HalswelleGBR Nigel BarkerAUS
1908 Wyndham HalswelleGBR
1912 Charles ReidpathUSA Hanns BraunGER Ed LindbergUSA
1920 Bevil RuddRSA Guy ButlerGBR Nils EngdahlSWE
1924 Eric LiddellGBR Ray FitchUSA Guy ButlerGBR
1928 Ray BarbutiUSA Jimmy BallCAN Jochen BüchnerGER
1932 Bill CarrUSA Ben EastmanUSA Alex WilsonCAN
1936 Archie WilliamsUSA Godfrey BrownGBR Jimmy Lu ValleUSA
1948 Arthur WintJAM Herb McKenleyJAM Mal WhitfieldUSA
1952 George RhodenJAM Herb McKenleyJAM Ollie MatsonUSA
1956 Charlie JenkinsUSA Karl-Friedrich HaasGER Voitto Hellstén
Ardalion Ignatyev
FIN
URS
1960 Otis DavisUSA Carl KaufmannGER Malcolm SpenceRSA
1964 Mike LarrabeeUSA Wendell MottleyTTO Andrzej BadeńskiPOL
1968 Lee EvansUSA Larry JamesUSA Ron FreemanUSA
1972 Vince MatthewsUSA Wayne CollettUSA Julius SangKEN
1976 Alberto JuantorenaCUB Fred NewhouseUSA Herman FrazierUSA
1980 Viktor MarkinURS Rick MitchellAUS Frank SchafferGDR
1984 Alonzo BabersUSA Gabriel TiacohCIV Antonio McKayUSA
1988 Steve LewisUSA Butch ReynoldsUSA Danny EverettUSA
1992 Quincy WattsUSA Steve LewisUSA Samson KiturKEN
1996 Michael JohnsonUSA Roger BlackGBR Davis KamogaUGA
2000 Michael JohnsonUSA Alvin HarrisonUSA Greg HaughtonJAM
2004 Jeremy WarinerUSA Otis HarrisUSA Derrick BrewUSA
2008 LaShawn MerrittUSA Jeremy WarinerUSA David NevilleUSA
2012 Kirani JamesGRN Luguelín SantosDOM Lalonde GordonTTO
2016 Wayde van NiekerkRSA Kirani JamesGRN LaShawn MerrittUSA

Medals by country

NOC Gold Silver Bronze Total
United States USA 20 13 12 45
Great Britain GBR 2 4 2 8
Jamaica JAM 2 2 1 5
South Africa RSA 2 0 1 3
Grenada GRN 1 1 0 2
Soviet Union URS 1 0 1 2
Cuba CUB 1 0 0 1
Germany GER 0 3 1 4
Australia AUS 0 1 1 2
Canada CAN 0 1 1 2
Trinidad and Tobago TTO 0 1 1 2
Côte d'Ivoire CIV 0 1 0 1
Dominican Republic DOM 0 1 0 1
Kenya KEN 0 0 2 2
Denmark DEN 0 0 1 1
East Germany GDR 0 0 1 1
Finland FIN 0 0 1 1
Poland POL 0 0 1 1
Sweden SWE 0 0 1 1
Uganda UGA 0 0 1 1

Top medallists

Athlete Nat Gold Silver Bronze Total
Michael Johnson USA 2 0 0 2
Wyndham Halswelle GBR 1 1 0 2
Steve Lewis USA 1 1 0 2
Jeremy Wariner USA 1 1 0 2
Kirani James GRN 1 1 0 2

Olympic record progression

Record type
400 metres, Men