| Event type

100 metres, Men

Date13 – 14 August 2016
LocationEstádio Olímpico João Havelange, Engenho de Dentro, Rio de Janeiro
Participants84 from 57 countries
Olympic Record 9.63 / Usain Bolt JAM / 5 August 2012

Usain Bolt had won the 100 metres in Beijing and London and came in as the favorite, looking to three-peat. He was no longer the dominant force he had once been, now aging and with some injury problems, but his only international defeat at 100 metres had come at the 2011 World Championships, when he false started and was disqualified. Bolt’s biggest challenger was expected to be American Justin Gatlin, who had lost the 2015 World Championships to Bolt by only 1/100th second. Gatlin had won the 100 gold medal at Athina in 2004, but had since served two doping suspensions, and many athletes, spectators, and media were not happy that he was still competing in major events. The two young challengers were considered to be Canada’s André de Grasse, bronze medalist at the 2015 Worlds, and the United States’ Trayvon Bromell.

All four of the leading contenders made it to the final, with Gatlin taking an early lead. Bolt opened up his huge stride at about 40 metres and the race was soon over, winning comfortably over Gatlin by 0.08 seconds, with de Grasse taking bronze. Bromell struggled and finished last in the final. Bolt would win the 200 later in the week and anchor Jamaica to a 4x100 gold medal, completing his sprint triple-triple, and cementing his status as the greatest sprinter of all-time. Gatlin had some consolation by becoming the oldest ever medalist in the 100 metres at 34-years-old. The podium was exactly the same as it had been at the 2015 World Championships.

PosNrAthleteNOCPreliminary RoundR1SFFinal
12612Usain BoltJAM10.07 (1 h7)9.86 (1 h2)9.81 (1)Gold
23069Justin GatlinUSA10.01 (1 h2)9.94 (1 h3)9.89 (2)Silver
32196Andre De GrasseCAN10.04 (1 h4)9.92 (2 h2)9.91 (3)Bronze
42611Yohan BlakeJAM10.11 (1 h6)10.01 (2 h3)9.93 (4)
52909Akani SimbineRSA10.14 (1 h8)9.98 (3 h1)9.94 (5)
62245Ben Youssef MeïtéCIV10.03 (1 h5)9.97 (2 h1)9.96 (6)
72434Jimmy VicautFRA10.19 (4 h4)9.95 (1 h1)10.04 (7)
83054Trayvon BromellUSA10.13 (2 h5)10.01 (3 h2)10.06 (8)
3 h3 r3/42427Christophe LemaîtreFRA10.16 (3 h5)10.07 (3 h3)
4 h1 r3/43002Jak Ali HarveyTUR10.14 (2 h6)10.03 (4 h1)
4 h2 r3/42476Chijindu UjahGBR10.13 (2 h1)10.01 (4 h2)
4 h3 r3/42229Su BingtianCHN10.17 (3 h4)10.08 (4 h3)
5 h1 r3/42608Nickel AshmeadeJAM10.13 (2 h3)10.05 (5 h1)
5 h2 r3/42664Ryota YamagataJPN10.2 (2 h8)10.05 (5 h2)
5 h3 r3/42164Kemarley BrownBRN10.13 (1 h1)10.13 (5 h3)
6 h1 r3/43053Marvin BracyUSA10.16 (3 h1)10.08 (6 h1)
6 h2 r3/42924Kim CollinsSKN10.18 (4 h3)10.12 (6 h2)
6 h3 r3/42447James DasaoluGBR10.18 (3 h7)10.16 (6 h3)
7 h1 r3/42234Xie ZhenyeCHN10.08 (1 h3)10.11 (7 h1)
7 h2 r3/42018Cejhae GreeneANT10.2 (4 h5)10.13 (7 h2)
7 h3 r3/42636Aska CambridgeJPN10.13 (2 h4)10.17 (7 h3)
8 h1 r3/42580Hassan TaftianIRI10.17 (3 h3)10.23 (8 h1)
AC h2 r3/42170Andrew FisherBRN10.12 (2 h7)– (AC h2)
DNS r3/42016Daniel BaileyANT10.2 (2 h2)– (DNS h3)
3 h2 r2/42986Rondel SorrilloTTO10.23 (3 h2)
3 h6 r2/42815Barakat Al-HarthiOMA10.22 (3 h6)
3 h8 r2/42192Aaron BrownCAN10.24 (3 h8)
4 h1 r2/42797Seye OgunleweNGR10.26 (4 h1)
4 h2 r2/43125Gerald PhiriZAM10.27 (4 h2)
4 h6 r2/42727Mosito LehataLES10.25 (4 h6)
4 h7 r2/42645Yoshihide KiryuJPN10.23 (4 h7)
4 h8 r2/42081Ramon GittensBAR10.25 (4 h8)
5 h1 r2/42882Femi OgunodeQAT10.28 (5 h1)
5 h2 r2/42502Lucas JakubczykGER10.29 (5 h2)
5 h3 r2/42717Abdullah Abkar MohammedKSA10.26 (5 h3)
5 h4 r2/42785Churandy MartinaNED10.22 (5 h4)
5 h5 r2/42975Keston BledmanTTO10.20 (5 h5)
5 h6 r2/42451James EllingtonGBR10.29 (5 h6)
5 h7 r2/42068Shavez HartBAH10.28 (5 h7)
=5 h8 r2/42779Solomon BayohNED10.36 (=5 h8)
=5 h8 r2/42146Vítor Hugo dos SantosBRA10.36 (=5 h8)
6 h1 r2/42528Sean Safo-AntwiGHA10.43 (6 h1)
6 h2 r2/42791Ogho-Oghene EgweroNGR10.37 (6 h2)
6 h3 r2/42747Aziz OuhadiMAR10.34 (6 h3)
6 h4 r2/42725Emmanuel MatadiLBR10.31 (6 h4)
6 h5 r2/42199Akeem HaynesCAN10.22 (6 h5)
6 h6 r2/42894Henricho BruintjiesRSA10.33 (6 h6)
6 h7 r2/42988Richard ThompsonTTO10.29 (6 h7)
7 h1 r2/42575Reza GhasemiIRI10.47 (7 h1)
7 h2 r2/42244Wilfried KoffiCIV10.37 (7 h2)
7 h3 r2/42215Kemar HymanCAY10.34 (7 h3)
7 h4 r2/42513Julian ReusGER10.34 (7 h4)
7 h5 r2/43127Gabriel MvumvureZIM10.28 (7 h5)
7 h6 r2/42240Zhang PeimengCHN10.36 (7 h6)
7 h7 r2/42726Jahvid BestLCA10.39 (7 h7)
7 h8 r2/42706Kim Guk-YeongKOR10.37 (7 h8)
8 h1 r2/42067Adrian GriffithBAH10.53 (8 h1)
8 h2 r2/42828Rodman TeltullPLW10.53 (1 h3)10.64 (8 h2)
8 h3 r2/42549Darrell WeshHAI10.39 (8 h3)
8 h4 r2/42072Jamial RolleBAH10.68 (8 h4)
8 h5 r2/42756Hassan SaaidMDV10.43 (1 h2)10.47 (8 h5)
8 h6 r2/42922Antoine AdamsSKN10.39 (8 h6)
8 h7 r2/42950Jurgen ThemenSUR10.47 (8 h7)
8 h8 r2/42925BJ LawrenceSKN10.55 (8 h8)
9 h1 r2/42179Mohamed Fakhri IsmailBRU10.92 (3 h3)10.95 (9 h1)
9 h2 r2/42767Riste PandevMKD10.72 (1 h1)10.71 (9 h2)
9 h4 r2/42557Sudirman HadiINA10.77 (2 h1)10.70 (9 h4)
9 h7 r2/42921Timothee YapSGP10.84 (2 h3)10.79 (9 h7)
9 h8 r2/42827Mohammed AbukhousaPLE10.82 (3 h1)11.89 (9 h8)
DNS r2/42965Siueni FilimoneTGA10.76 (2 h2)– (DNS h5)
3 h2 r1/42769Luke BezzinaMLT11.04 (3 h2)
4 h1 r1/42482Holder da SilvaGBS10.97 (4 h1)
4 h2 r1/42078Masbah AhmmedBAN11.34 (4 h2)
4 h3 r1/42928Ishmail KamaraSLE10.95 (4 h3)
5 h1 r1/42439Wilfried BingangoyeGAB11.03 (5 h1)
5 h2 r1/42029Isaac SilafauASA11.51 (5 h2)
5 h3 r1/42438Kitson KapirielFSM11.42 (5 h3)
6 h1 r1/42544Mohamed Lamine DansokoGUI11.05 (6 h1)
6 h2 r1/42704John RuukaKIR11.65 (6 h2)
6 h3 r1/42775Jidou El-MoctarMTN11.44 (6 h3)
7 h1 r1/42000Abdul Wahab ZahiriAFG11.56 (7 h1)
7 h2 r1/42015Hermenegildo LeiteANG11.65 (7 h2)
7 h3 r1/43012Etimoni TimuaniTUV11.81 (7 h3)
8 h1 r1/42766Richson SimeonMHL11.81 (8 h1)

Preliminary Round (13 August 2016)

Top two in each heat and next two fastest advanced to round one.

Heat One (9:30)

Wind-0.2 m/s
PosNrAthleteNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
19Riste PandevMKD10.720.145Q
28Sudirman HadiINA10.770.136Q
34Mohammed AbukhousaPLE10.820.176q
45Holder da SilvaGBS10.970.165
56Wilfried BingangoyeGAB11.030.145
62Mohamed Lamine DansokoGUI11.050.145
77Abdul Wahab ZahiriAFG11.560.170
83Richson SimeonMHL11.810.136

Heat Two (9:37)

Wind0.4 m/s
PosNrAthleteNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
12Hassan SaaidMDV10.430.130Q
26Siueni FilimoneTGA10.760.155Q
37Luke BezzinaMLT11.040.167
45Masbah AhmmedBAN11.340.137
54Isaac SilafauASA11.510.141
68John RuukaKIR11.650.178
73Hermenegildo LeiteANG11.650.145

Heat Three (9:44)

Wind-0.3 m/s
PosNrAthleteNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
17Rodman TeltullPLW10.530.135Q
26Timothee YapSGP10.840.140Q
33Mohamed Fakhri IsmailBRU10.920.163q
44Ishmail KamaraSLE10.950.146
55Kitson KapirielFSM11.420.159
62Jidou El-MoctarMTN11.440.157
78Etimoni TimuaniTUV11.810.143

Round One (13 August 2016)

Top two in each heat and next eight fastest advanced to the semi-finals.

Heat One (12:00)

Wind-1.2 m/s
PosNrAthleteNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
13Kemarley BrownBRN10.130.146Q
25Chijindu UjahGBR10.130.150Q
37Marvin BracyUSA10.160.155q
42Seye OgunleweNGR10.260.139
51Femi OgunodeQAT10.280.170
68Sean Safo-AntwiGHA10.430.145
79Reza GhasemiIRI10.470.150
86Adrian GriffithBAH10.530.143
94Mohamed Fakhri IsmailBRU10.950.151

Heat Two (12:07)

Wind0.8 m/s
PosNrAthleteNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
18Justin GatlinUSA10.010.160Q
27Daniel BaileyANT10.20.153Q
31Rondel SorrilloTTO10.230.112
45Gerald PhiriZAM10.270.146
59Lucas JakubczykGER10.290.166
66Ogho-Oghene EgweroNGR10.370.151
73Wilfried KoffiCIV10.370.166
82Rodman TeltullPLW10.640.133
94Riste PandevMKD10.710.163

Heat Three (12:14)

Wind-0.1 m/s
PosNrAthleteNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
15Xie ZhenyeCHN10.080.143Q
23Nickel AshmeadeJAM10.130.132Q
36Hassan TaftianIRI10.170.150q
42Kim CollinsSKN10.180.151q
54Abdullah Abkar MohammedKSA10.260.154
67Aziz OuhadiMAR10.340.158
79Kemar HymanCAY10.340.160
88Darrell WeshHAI10.390.138

Heat Four (12:21)

Wind-0.5 m/s
PosNrAthleteNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
13Andre De GrasseCAN10.040.148Q
29Aska CambridgeJPN10.130.137Q
32Su BingtianCHN10.170.146q
41Jimmy VicautFRA10.190.164q
57Churandy MartinaNED10.220.142
65Emmanuel MatadiLBR10.310.146
78Julian ReusGER10.340.135
86Jamial RolleBAH10.680.145
94Sudirman HadiINA10.700.122

Heat Five (12:28)

Wind0.2 m/s
PosNrAthleteNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
19Ben Youssef MeïtéCIV10.030.145Q
25Trayvon BromellUSA10.130.165Q
34Christophe LemaîtreFRA10.160.150q
47Cejhae GreeneANT10.20.156q
58Keston BledmanTTO10.200.150
61Akeem HaynesCAN10.220.123
76Gabriel MvumvureZIM10.280.131
82Hassan SaaidMDV10.470.135
DNS3Siueni FilimoneTGA

Heat Six (12:35)

Wind-0.8 m/s
PosNrAthleteNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
14Yohan BlakeJAM10.110.154Q
28Jak Ali HarveyTUR10.140.159Q
39Barakat Al-HarthiOMA10.220.155
42Mosito LehataLES10.250.151
56James EllingtonGBR10.290.145
63Henricho BruintjiesRSA10.330.107
75Zhang PeimengCHN10.360.121
87Antoine AdamsSKN10.390.149

Heat Seven (12:42)

Wind-0.4 m/s
PosNrAthleteNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
16Usain BoltJAM10.070.156Q
23Andrew FisherBRN10.120.134Q
37James DasaoluGBR10.180.171q
49Yoshihide KiryuJPN10.230.150
52Shavez HartBAH10.280.139
65Richard ThompsonTTO10.290.130
78Jahvid BestLCA10.390.147
81Jurgen ThemenSUR10.470.139
94Timothee YapSGP10.790.149

Heat Eight (12:49)

Wind-1.3 m/s
PosNrAthleteNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
14Akani SimbineRSA10.140.124Q
21Ryota YamagataJPN10.20.111Q
37Aaron BrownCAN10.240.135
49Ramon GittensBAR10.250.162
=52Solomon BayohNED10.360.127
=55Vítor Hugo dos SantosBRA10.360.157
76Kim Guk-YeongKOR10.370.135
83BJ LawrenceSKN10.550.163
98Mohammed AbukhousaPLE11.890.153

Semi-Finals (14 August 2016)

Top two in each heat and next two fastest advanced to the final.

Heat One (21:00)

Wind0.2 m/s
PosNrAthleteNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
13Jimmy VicautFRA9.950.131Q
27Ben Youssef MeïtéCIV9.970.142Q
35Akani SimbineRSA9.980.144q
49Jak Ali HarveyTUR10.030.148
54Nickel AshmeadeJAM10.050.118
68Marvin BracyUSA10.080.152
76Xie ZhenyeCHN10.110.134
82Hassan TaftianIRI10.230.136

Heat Two (21:07)

Wind0.2 m/s
PosNrAthleteNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
16Usain BoltJAM9.860.143Q
25Andre De GrasseCAN9.920.130Q
39Trayvon BromellUSA10.010.128q
47Chijindu UjahGBR10.010.160
58Ryota YamagataJPN10.050.109
63Kim CollinsSKN10.120.138
72Cejhae GreeneANT10.130.143
AC4Andrew FisherBRNDQ1

Heat Three (21:14)

Wind0.0 m/s
PosNrAthleteNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
16Justin GatlinUSA9.940.151Q
24Yohan BlakeJAM10.010.147Q
39Christophe LemaîtreFRA10.070.122
43Su BingtianCHN10.080.140
55Kemarley BrownBRN10.130.152
62James DasaoluGBR10.160.145
77Aska CambridgeJPN10.170.135
DNS8Daniel BaileyANT

Final (14 August 2016 — 22:25)

Wind0.2 m/s
PosNrAthleteNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
16Usain BoltJAM9.810.155
24Justin GatlinUSA9.890.152
37Andre De GrasseCAN9.910.141
49Yohan BlakeJAM9.930.145
53Akani SimbineRSA9.940.128
68Ben Youssef MeïtéCIV9.960.156
75Jimmy VicautFRA10.040.140
82Trayvon BromellUSA10.060.135