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100 metres, Men

Date31 July – 1 August 1992
StatusOlympic
LocationEstadio Olímpico de Montjuïc, Barcelona
Participants81 from 66 countries
Olympic Record 9.92 WR / Carl Lewis USA / 24 September 1988

The last five major international championships in the 100 had all been won by Carl Lewis – the 1984 and 1988 Olympic Games, and the 1983, 1987, and 1991 World Champinoships. But in both 1990 and 1991, Leroy Burrell (USA) was ranked as #1 in the world by Track & Field News. In 1990 he was chased by Britain’s Linford Christie, who won both the Commonwealth Games and the European Championships. Lewis, hampered by a viral infection at the Trials, only made the US team in the long jump. Burrell and Dennis Mitchell both qualified for the 100. Burrell and Christie looked on top form in the prelims, with Burrell defeating Christie 9.97 to 10.00 in the semis into a headwind. But in the final, after two false starts, Burrell started very slowly and was never in the race. Christie won fairly comfortably with a charge in the last 50 metres. Namibia’s Frank Fredericks was second, and Mitchell won the bronze medal.

PosNrAthleteNOCR1QFSFFinal
1695Linford ChristieGBR10.48 (1 h3)10.07 (1 h4)10.00 (2 h1)9.96 (1)Gold
21272Frankie FredericksNAM10.29 (1 h4)10.13 (1 h2)10.17 (1 h2)10.02 (2)Silver
31738Dennis MitchellUSA10.21 (1 h2)10.22 (1 h3)10.10 (3 h1)10.04 (3)Bronze
4247Bruny SurinCAN10.37 (2 h9)10.24 (2 h2)10.21 (2 h2)10.09 (4)
51675Leroy BurrellUSA10.21 (1 h1)10.08 (2 h4)9.97 (1 h1)10.10 (5)
61294Olapade AdenikenNGR10.36 (1 h7)10.22 (2 h3)10.28 (3 h2)10.12 (6)
71064Ray StewartJAM10.61 (1 h5)10.36 (4 h3)10.33 (4 h2)10.22 (7)
81299Davidson EzinwaNGR10.31 (1 h6)10.38 (4 h2)10.23 (4 h1)10.26 (8)
5 h1 r3/41302Chidi ImohNGR10.47 (1 h8)10.21 (3 h4)10.30 (5 h1)
5 h2 r3/41436Talal MansourQAT10.43 (2 h7)10.32 (3 h1)10.34 (5 h2)
6 h1 r3/4138Róbson Caetano da SilvaBRA10.24 (1 h10)10.29 (2 h1)10.32 (6 h1)
6 h2 r3/4876Emmanuel TuffourGHA10.45 (3 h9)10.31 (3 h3)10.34 (6 h2)
7 h1 r3/4557Vitaly SavinEUN10.29 (2 h2)10.33 (3 h2)10.33 (7 h1)
7 h2 r3/4646Max MorinièreFRA10.36 (1 h9)10.34 (4 h1)10.42 (7 h2)
8 h1 r3/4226Ben JohnsonCAN10.55 (2 h6)10.30 (4 h4)10.70 (8 h1)
AC h2 r3/41783Mark WitherspoonUSA10.27 (2 h10)10.19 (1 h1)– (AC h2)
5 h1 r2/4681Marcus AdamGBR10.57 (2 h4)10.35 (5 h1)
5 h2 r2/4874John Myles-MillsGHA10.64 (3 h5)10.41 (5 h2)
5 h3 r2/41078Satoru InoueJPN10.48 (2 h1)10.50 (5 h3)
5 h4 r2/41519Sanusi TuraySLE10.58 (3 h8)10.40 (5 h4)
6 h1 r2/4504Pavel GalkinEUN10.43 (3 h10)10.37 (6 h1)
6 h2 r2/41547Stefan BurkartSUI10.67 (3 h7)10.57 (6 h2)
6 h3 r2/41451Daniel CojocaruROU10.57 (2 h8)10.57 (6 h3)
6 h4 r2/4152Arnaldo da SilvaBRA10.55 (2 h3)10.47 (6 h4)
7 h1 r2/4864Eric AkogyiramGHA10.60 (3 h6)10.68 (7 h1)
7 h2 r2/4316Samuel Nchinda-KayaCMR10.41 (3 h2)10.58 (7 h2)
7 h3 r2/4662Daniel SangoumaFRA10.63 (3 h3)10.64 (7 h3)
7 h4 r2/41074Shinji AotoJPN10.54 (5 h10)10.53 (7 h4)
8 h1 r2/4231Atlee MahornCAN10.64 (3 h4)10.77 (8 h1)
8 h2 r2/4109Patrick StevensBEL10.63 (2 h5)10.69 (8 h2)
8 h3 r2/4376Giannis ZisimidisCYP10.51 (4 h10)10.65 (8 h3)
8 h4 r2/4311Jean-Olivier ZirignonCIV10.55 (3 h1)10.54 (8 h4)
4 h1 r1/4678Abdulieh JannehGAM10.71 (4 h1)
4 h2 r1/4776Gustavo EnvelaGEQ10.65 (4 h2)
4 h3 r1/41643Ato BoldonTTO10.77 (4 h3)
4 h4 r1/41640Boevi LawsonTOG10.69 (4 h4)
4 h5 r1/4977Neville HodgeISV10.71 (4 h5)
4 h6 r1/4454Juan Jesús TraperoESP10.64 (4 h6)
4 h7 r1/41636Visut WatanasinTHA10.72 (4 h7)
4 h8 r1/41135Kennedy OndiekKEN10.60 (4 h8)
4 h9 r1/41096Tatsuo SugimotoJPN10.56 (4 h9)
5 h1 r1/41310Hassan IlliassouNIG10.73 (5 h1)
5 h2 r1/41346Florencio AguilarPAN10.89 (5 h2)
5 h3 r1/41342Hussain ArifPAK10.83 (5 h3)
5 h4 r1/41536Sriyantha DissanayakeSRI10.87 (5 h4)
5 h5 r1/496Henrico AtkinsBAR10.83 (5 h5)
5 h6 r1/41661Joel OtimUGA10.94 (5 h6)
5 h7 r1/4157André da SilvaBRA10.78 (5 h7)
5 h8 r1/4253Kareem Streete-ThompsonCAY10.78 (5 h8)
5 h9 r1/4905Ku Wai MingHKG10.74 (5 h9)
6 h1 r1/4166Khaled Ibrahim JoumaBRN10.80 (6 h1)
6 h2 r1/41525Dominique CantiSMR11.14 (6 h2)
6 h3 r1/41824Fabian MuyabaZIM10.84 (6 h3)
6 h4 r1/4891Gabriel SimeonGRN11.10 (6 h4)
6 h5 r1/492Golam AmbiaBAN11.06 (6 h5)
6 h6 r1/4892Soriba DiakitéGUI11.10 (6 h6)
6 h7 r1/4203Valentin NgbogoCAF10.79 (6 h7)
6 h8 r1/4257David NkouaCGO10.96 (6 h8)
6 h9 r1/41612Toluta'u KoulaTGA10.85 (6 h9)
6 h10 r1/41502Charles-Louis SeckSEN10.57 (6 h10)
7 h1 r1/4910Jaime ZelayaHON11.02 (7 h1)
7 h3 r1/4111Pascal DangboBEN11.03 (7 h3)
7 h4 r1/41542Adam Hassan SakakSUD11.12 (7 h4)
7 h5 r1/4583Gabriele QoroFIJ11.14 (7 h5)
7 h6 r1/41267Noureddine Ould MéniraMTN11.22 (7 h6)
7 h7 r1/41357Bernard MananaPNG11.35 (7 h7)
7 h8 r1/4118Emery GillBIZ11.51 (7 h8)
7 h9 r1/418Afonso FerrazANG11.32 (7 h9)
7 h10 r1/41253Ousmane DiarraMLI10.87 (7 h10)
8 h1 r1/4903Claude RoumainHAI11.07 (8 h1)
8 h3 r1/4326Henry DaleyCRC11.11 (8 h3)
8 h4 r1/41584Robinson StewartSWZ11.20 (8 h4)
8 h5 r1/4320Mark SherwinCOK11.53 (8 h5)
8 h6 r1/41224Ahmed ShageefMDV11.36 (8 h6)
8 h7 r1/41164Sitthixay SacpraseuthLAO12.02 (8 h7)
8 h8 r1/41340Ahmed Al-Moamari BashirOMA11.58 (8 h8)
8 h9 r1/41791Fletcher WamileeVAN11.41 (8 h9)
8 h10 r1/41181Bothloko ShebeLES10.94 (8 h10)
AC h2 r1/470Andreas BergerAUT– (AC h2)
AC h2 r1/4675Charles TayotGAB– (AC h2)
AC h10 r1/4194Patrice Traoré ZebaBUR– (AC h10)

Round One (31 July 1992 — 10:30)

Top three in each heat and next two fastest advanced to the quarter-finals.

Heat One

Wind-0.1 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)
16Leroy BurrellUSA10.21Q
23Satoru InoueJPN10.48Q
34Jean-Olivier ZirignonCIV10.55Q
41Abdulieh JannehGAM10.711
52Hassan IlliassouNIG10.73
65Khaled Ibrahim JoumaBRN10.802
77Jaime ZelayaHON11.02
88Claude RoumainHAI11.07

Heat Two

Wind-0.5 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)
13Dennis MitchellUSA10.21Q
24Vitaly SavinEUN10.29Q
35Samuel Nchinda-KayaCMR10.41Q
48Gustavo EnvelaGEQ10.65
52Florencio AguilarPAN10.89
67Dominique CantiSMR11.14
AC1Charles TayotGABDNF
AC6Andreas BergerAUTDQ3

Heat Three

Wind-0.3 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)
13Linford ChristieGBR10.48Q
24Arnaldo da SilvaBRA10.55Q
36Daniel SangoumaFRA10.63Q
45Ato BoldonTTO10.77
52Hussain ArifPAK10.83
67Fabian MuyabaZIM10.84
71Pascal DangboBEN11.03
88Henry DaleyCRC11.11

Heat Four

Wind-1.0 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)
13Frankie FredericksNAM10.29Q
25Marcus AdamGBR10.57Q
34Atlee MahornCAN10.64Q
46Boevi LawsonTOG10.69
51Sriyantha DissanayakeSRI10.87
68Gabriel SimeonGRN11.10
77Adam Hassan SakakSUD11.12
82Robinson StewartSWZ11.20

Heat Five

Wind-2.0 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)
13Ray StewartJAM10.61Q
24Patrick StevensBEL10.63Q
35John Myles-MillsGHA10.64Q
46Neville HodgeISV10.71
51Henrico AtkinsBAR10.83
67Golam AmbiaBAN11.06
78Gabriele QoroFIJ11.14
82Mark SherwinCOK11.53

Heat Six

Wind-2.0 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)
16Davidson EzinwaNGR10.31Q
23Ben JohnsonCAN10.55Q
35Eric AkogyiramGHA10.60Q
44Juan Jesús TraperoESP10.644
57Joel OtimUGA10.94
62Soriba DiakitéGUI11.10
71Noureddine Ould MéniraMTN11.22
88Ahmed ShageefMDV11.36

Heat Seven

Wind-1.6 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)
13Olapade AdenikenNGR10.36Q5
24Talal MansourQAT10.43Q
36Stefan BurkartSUI10.67Q6
48Visut WatanasinTHA10.72
55André da SilvaBRA10.78
62Valentin NgbogoCAF10.79
77Bernard MananaPNG11.357
81Sitthixay SacpraseuthLAO12.02

Heat Eight

Wind-2.2 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)
15Chidi ImohNGR10.47Q
23Daniel CojocaruROU10.57Q
36Sanusi TuraySLE10.58Q
44Kennedy OndiekKEN10.60
57Kareem Streete-ThompsonCAY10.78
62David NkouaCGO10.96
78Emery GillBIZ11.51
81Ahmed Al-Moamari BashirOMA11.58

Heat Nine

Wind-1.6 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)
13Max MorinièreFRA10.36Q
25Bruny SurinCAN10.37Q
34Emmanuel TuffourGHA10.45Q
46Tatsuo SugimotoJPN10.56
58Ku Wai MingHKG10.74
61Toluta'u KoulaTGA10.85
72Afonso FerrazANG11.32
87Fletcher WamileeVAN11.41

Heat Ten

Wind-0.3 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)
15Róbson Caetano da SilvaBRA10.24Q
23Mark WitherspoonUSA10.27Q
36Pavel GalkinEUN10.43Q
47Giannis ZisimidisCYP10.51q
54Shinji AotoJPN10.54q
68Charles-Louis SeckSEN10.578
71Ousmane DiarraMLI10.879
89Bothloko ShebeLES10.94
AC2Patrice Traoré ZebaBURDNF

Quarter-Finals (31 July 1992 — 19:20)

Top four in each heat advanced to the semi-finals.

Heat One

Wind0.9 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)
15Mark WitherspoonUSA10.19Q
23Róbson Caetano da SilvaBRA10.29Q
36Talal MansourQAT10.32Q
44Max MorinièreFRA10.34Q
57Marcus AdamGBR10.35
62Pavel GalkinEUN10.37
71Eric AkogyiramGHA10.68
88Atlee MahornCAN10.77

Heat Two

Wind-0.5 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)
16Frankie FredericksNAM10.13Q
23Bruny SurinCAN10.24Q
34Vitaly SavinEUN10.33Q
45Davidson EzinwaNGR10.38Q
52John Myles-MillsGHA10.41
61Stefan BurkartSUI10.57
77Samuel Nchinda-KayaCMR10.58
88Patrick StevensBEL10.69

Heat Three

Wind-1.7 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)
16Dennis MitchellUSA10.22Q
24Olapade AdenikenNGR10.22Q10
35Emmanuel TuffourGHA10.31Q
42Ray StewartJAM10.36Q
53Satoru InoueJPN10.50
67Daniel CojocaruROU10.57
78Daniel SangoumaFRA10.6411
81Giannis ZisimidisCYP10.6512

Heat Four

Wind0.0 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)
16Linford ChristieGBR10.07Q
24Leroy BurrellUSA10.08Q
35Chidi ImohNGR10.21Q
48Ben JohnsonCAN10.30Q13
57Sanusi TuraySLE10.4014
62Arnaldo da SilvaBRA10.47
73Shinji AotoJPN10.53
81Jean-Olivier ZirignonCIV10.5415

Semi-Finals (1 August 1992 — 18:35)

Top four in each heat advanced to the final.

Heat One

Wind-1.3 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)
16Leroy BurrellUSA9.97Q
24Linford ChristieGBR10.00Q
33Dennis MitchellUSA10.10Q
48Davidson EzinwaNGR10.23Q
55Chidi ImohNGR10.30
62Róbson Caetano da SilvaBRA10.32
77Vitaly SavinEUN10.33
81Ben JohnsonCAN10.70

Heat Two

Wind-1.2 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)
15Frankie FredericksNAM10.17Q16
26Bruny SurinCAN10.21Q
34Olapade AdenikenNGR10.28Q
48Ray StewartJAM10.33Q
52Talal MansourQAT10.34
67Emmanuel TuffourGHA10.34
71Max MorinièreFRA10.42
AC3Mark WitherspoonUSADNF

Final (1 August 1992 — 20:00)

Wind0.5 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
15Linford ChristieGBR9.960.139
23Frankie FredericksNAM10.020.138
34Dennis MitchellUSA10.040.143
41Bruny SurinCAN10.090.124
56Leroy BurrellUSA10.100.16517
68Olapade AdenikenNGR10.120.183
72Ray StewartJAM10.220.134
87Davidson EzinwaNGR10.260.172