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100 metres, Men

Date26 – 27 July 1996
StatusOlympic
LocationCentennial Olympic Stadium, Atlanta, Georgia
Participants106 from 75 countries
Olympic Record 9.92 WR / Carl Lewis USA / 24 September 1988

In 1993, the World Championships were changed to a biennial meet from its original quadrennial format. Thus there were two editions between the 1992 and 1996 Olympics, with 1992 Olympic gold medalist Linford Christie winning the 1993 World title and Canada’s Donovan Bailey prevailing in 1995 in Göteborg. Christie had also won the Commonwealth Games and European Championships in 1994, defending both titles, although Bailey had not run at the Commonwealth Games. Also back in Atlanta was the 1992 silver medalist from Namibia, Frank Fredericks. As always, the Americans were very deep in the sprints, but they had no single outstanding sprinter in 1996, and in fact, at the 1995 World Championships, no American won a medal. The final began with three false starts, two of them by Linford Christie, who was then disqualified. The start was slow because of the concern over false starts, and Donovan Bailey had the slowest reaction time of the finalists (0.174). But once away, he ran away from the field, winning in a world record time of 9.84, with Fredericks repeating his silver medal, and Trinidad’s Ato Boldon winning the bronze medal.

PosNrAthleteNOCR1QFSFFinal
11192Donovan BaileyCAN10.24 (1 h11)10.05 (2 h2)10.00 (2 h1)9.84 (1)GoldWR
21962Frankie FredericksNAM10.32 (1 h12)9.93 (1 h3)9.94 (1 h1)9.89 (2)Silver
32288Ato BoldonTTO10.06 (1 h3)9.95 (1 h1)9.93 (1 h2)9.90 (3)Bronze
42381Dennis MitchellUSA10.24 (1 h6)10.09 (1 h4)10.00 (2 h2)9.99 (4)
52375Mike MarshUSA10.14 (1 h8)10.04 (1 h5)10.08 (3 h1)10.00 (5)
61988Davidson EzinwaNGR10.03 (1 h2)10.08 (2 h3)10.04 (4 h2)10.14 (6)
71743Michael GreenJAM10.16w (1 h4)10.11 (2 h4)10.11 (4 h1)10.16 (7)
AC r4/41477Linford ChristieGBR10.26 (2 h9)10.03 (1 h2)10.04 (3 h2)– (AC)
5 h1 r3/41755Nobuharu AsaharaJPN10.28 (2 h11)10.19 (2 h1)10.16 (5 h1)
5 h2 r3/41214Bruny SurinCAN10.18 (2 h1)10.13 (2 h5)10.13 (5 h2)
6 h1 r3/41098Obadele ThompsonBAR10.33 (1 h7)10.14 (3 h3)10.16 (6 h1)
6 h2 r3/42349Jon DrummondUSA10.08 (2 h2)10.17 (3 h2)10.16 (6 h2)
7 h1 r3/41597Emmanuel TuffourGHA10.15 (1 h1)10.18 (4 h2)10.22 (7 h1)
7 h2 r3/41592Eric NkansahGHA10.26 (1 h10)10.24 (3 h1)10.26 (7 h2)
8 h1 r3/41296Anninos MarkoullidisCYP10.26 (2 h3)10.23 (3 h4)10.36 (8 h1)
3 h5 r2/41496Ian MackieGBR10.27 (2 h6)10.25 (3 h5)– (DNS h2)
4 h1 r2/41982Deji AliuNGR10.34 (1 h5)10.26 (4 h1)
4 h3 r2/41752Ray StewartJAM10.38 (5 h3)10.18 (4 h3)
4 h4 r2/41113Patrick StevensBEL10.21w (2 h4)10.31 (4 h4)
4 h5 r2/41173André da SilvaBRA10.25 (1 h9)10.26 (4 h5)
5 h1 r2/41201Glenroy GilbertCAN10.34 (2 h12)10.28 (5 h1)
5 h2 r2/41114Erik WijmeerschBEL10.24 (3 h2)10.37 (5 h2)
5 h3 r2/42251Peter KarlssonSWE10.35 (3 h11)10.24 (5 h3)
5 h4 r2/42188Kim CollinsSKN10.27 (3 h3)10.34 (5 h4)
5 h5 r2/41613Alexandros GenovelisGRE10.39 (3 h12)10.31 (5 h5)
6 h1 r2/41532Marc BlumeGER10.33 (3 h6)10.33 (6 h1)
6 h2 r2/41980Olapade AdenikenNGR10.41 (3 h10)10.38 (6 h2)
6 h3 r2/41471Darren BraithwaiteGBR10.29 (2 h8)10.27 (6 h3)
6 h4 r2/41450Pascal ThéophileFRA10.41 (3 h7)10.38 (6 h4)
6 h5 r2/41352Venancio JoséESP10.34 (4 h9)10.46 (6 h5)
7 h1 r2/42131Andrey FedorivRUS10.39 (3 h1)10.34 (7 h1)
7 h2 r2/41439Needy GuimsFRA10.39 (2 h10)10.43 (7 h2)
7 h3 r2/41224Chen WenzhongCHN10.37 (3 h5)10.29 (7 h3)
7 h4 r2/42315Serhiy OsovychUKR10.29w (3 h4)10.38 (7 h4)
7 h5 r2/42317Kostia RurakUKR10.37 (2 h7)10.47 (7 h5)
8 h1 r2/42022Gus NketiaNZL10.34 (4 h3)10.35 (8 h1)
8 h2 r2/41712Ezio MadoniaITA10.33w (4 h4)10.43 (8 h2)
8 h3 r2/41941Ousmane DiarraMLI10.34 (2 h5)10.38 (8 h3)
8 h4 r2/41096Kirk CumminsBAR10.33 (3 h8)10.45 (8 h4)
8 h5 r2/41298Giannis ZisimidisCYP10.32 (3 h9)10.47 (8 h5)
4 h1 r1/41094Renward WellsBAH10.48 (4 h1)
4 h2 r1/41741Leon GordonJAM10.48 (4 h2)
4 h5 r1/41334Manuel BorregaESP10.52 (4 h5)
4 h6 r1/41611Alex TerzianGRE10.48 (4 h6)
4 h7 r1/41022Carlos GatsARG10.57 (4 h7)
4 h8 r1/42248Torbjörn ErikssonSWE10.49 (4 h8)
4 h10 r1/41399Jone DelaiFIJ10.42 (4 h10)
4 h11 r1/42200Sanusi TuraySLE10.39 (4 h11)
4 h12 r1/41343Frutos FeoESP10.56 (4 h12)
5 h1 r1/42465Chintaki De ZoysaSRI10.55 (5 h1)
5 h2 r1/42219Stefan BurkartSUI10.49 (5 h2)
5 h4 r1/41172Édson RibeiroBRA10.39w (5 h4)
5 h5 r1/41773Hiroyasu TsuchieJPN10.58 (5 h5)
5 h6 r1/42279Koukou Franck AmégniganTOG10.51 (5 h6)
5 h7 r1/42433Joel MascollVIN10.64 (5 h7)
5 h8 r1/41047Paul HendersonAUS10.52 (5 h8)
5 h9 r1/41237Ahmed DouhouCIV10.53 (5 h9)
5 h10 r1/41785Vitaly SavinKAZ10.52 (5 h10)
5 h11 r1/41860Sergejs InšakovsLAT10.42 (5 h11)
5 h12 r1/41246Benjamin SirimouCMR10.58 (5 h12)
6 h1 r1/42065Luís CunhaPOR10.65 (6 h1)
6 h2 r1/41949Barnabé JolicoeurMRI10.57 (6 h2)
6 h3 r1/41724Stefano TilliITA10.38 (6 h3)
6 h4 r1/42016Chris DonaldsonNZL10.39w (6 h4)
6 h5 r1/41328Rubén BenítezESA10.74 (6 h5)
6 h6 r1/41053Rod MapstoneAUS10.56 (6 h6)
6 h7 r1/42412Anvar KuchmuradovUZB10.71 (6 h7)
6 h8 r1/41324Adalberto MéndezDOM10.60 (6 h8)
6 h9 r1/41874Robert DennisLBR10.65 (6 h9)
6 h10 r1/41918Watson NyambekMAS10.55 (6 h10)
6 h11 r1/41605Kharalambos PapadiasGRE10.46 (6 h11)
6 h12 r1/41853Hamed Habib SadeqKUW10.81 (6 h12)
7 h1 r1/41454Patrick Mocci-RaoumbéGAB10.87 (7 h1)
7 h2 r1/41095Bimal TarafdarBAN10.98 (7 h2)
7 h3 r1/41843Jamal Al-SaffarKSA10.44 (7 h3)
7 h4 r1/42257Patrik StreniusSWE10.48w (7 h4)
7 h5 r1/41781Vitaly MedvedevKAZ10.90 (7 h5)
7 h6 r1/41873Sayon CooperLBR10.58 (7 h6)
7 h7 r1/41077Arif AxundovAZE11.11 (7 h7)
7 h8 r1/41175Arnaldo da SilvaBRA10.62 (7 h8)
7 h9 r1/41812Donald OnchiriKEN10.66 (7 h9)
7 h10 r1/41680Neil RyanIRL10.78 (7 h10)
7 h11 r1/42285Huang Hsin-PingTPE10.70 (7 h11)
7 h12 r1/42466DeVon BeanBER10.89 (7 h12)
8 h1 r1/41959Noureddine Ould MéniraMTN10.95 (8 h1)
8 h2 r1/41001Abdul GhafoorAFG12.20 (8 h2)
8 h3 r1/41519Amarildo AlmeidaGBS10.85 (8 h3)
8 h4 r1/42269Toluta'u KoulaTGA10.71w (8 h4)
8 h5 r1/41690Mitch PetersISV11.12 (8 h5)
8 h6 r1/41458Pa Mamadou GaiGAM10.72 (8 h6)
8 h7 r1/41872Khaled OthmanLBA11.65 (8 h7)
8 h8 r1/41942Mario BonelloMLT10.89 (8 h8)
8 h9 r1/41828Jin Seon-GukKOR10.73 (8 h9)
8 h10 r1/42034Javier VernePER10.91 (8 h10)
8 h11 r1/41115Eric AguehBEN10.98 (8 h11)
8 h12 r1/41627Robert LouaGUI11.21 (8 h12)
9 h1 r1/41521Bonifacio EduGEQ11.87 (9 h1)
9 h3 r1/41256Mohamed BakarCOM11.02 (9 h3)
9 h4 r1/41822Vladislav ChernobayKGZ10.88w (9 h4)
9 h5 r1/41999Boureima KimbaNIG11.24 (9 h5)
9 h6 r1/41139Jorge CastellónBOL10.74 (9 h6)
9 h7 r1/41242Jean-Olivier ZirignonCIV22.69 (9 h7)
9 h8 r1/42215Odair BaiaSTP11.05 (9 h8)
9 h9 r1/42041Peter PuluPNG10.76 (9 h9)
9 h10 r1/42425Lâm Hải VânVIE11.14 (9 h10)
9 h12 r1/41248Mark SherwinCOK11.41 (9 h12)
DNS1259Alfayaya EmbaloCPV– (DNS h11)
DNS1093Andrew TynesBAH– (DNS h2)

Round One (26 July 1996)

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

Heat One (11:00)

Wind-0.9 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
16Emmanuel TuffourGHA10.150.187Q
25Bruny SurinCAN10.180.168Q
32Andrey FedorivRUS10.390.159Q
41Renward WellsBAH10.480.1561
53Chintaki De ZoysaSRI10.550.173
67Luís CunhaPOR10.650.149
79Patrick Mocci-RaoumbéGAB10.870.185
88Noureddine Ould MéniraMTN10.950.186
94Bonifacio EduGEQ11.870.198

Heat Two (11:05)

Wind1.3 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
11Davidson EzinwaNGR10.030.152Q
22Jon DrummondUSA10.080.140Q
39Erik WijmeerschBEL10.240.145Q
45Leon GordonJAM10.480.1642
56Stefan BurkartSUI10.490.188
67Barnabé JolicoeurMRI10.570.167
74Bimal TarafdarBAN10.980.164
83Abdul GhafoorAFG12.200.217
DNS8Andrew TynesBAH

Heat Three (11:10)

Wind0.1 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
15Ato BoldonTTO10.060.137Q
27Anninos MarkoullidisCYP10.260.214Q3
32Kim CollinsSKN10.270.187Q
48Gus NketiaNZL10.340.160q
54Ray StewartJAM10.380.217q
69Stefano TilliITA10.380.157
76Jamal Al-SaffarKSA10.440.193
83Amarildo AlmeidaGBS10.850.171
91Mohamed BakarCOM11.020.164

Heat Four (11:15)

Wind2.2 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
17Michael GreenJAM10.16w0.175Q
29Patrick StevensBEL10.21w0.163Q
38Serhiy OsovychUKR10.29w0.222Q
41Ezio MadoniaITA10.33w0.145q
52Édson RibeiroBRA10.39w0.170
63Chris DonaldsonNZL10.39w0.162
75Patrik StreniusSWE10.48w0.175
84Toluta'u KoulaTGA10.71w0.182
96Vladislav ChernobayKGZ10.88w0.213

Heat Five (11:20)

Wind-0.8 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
12Deji AliuNGR10.340.172Q
28Ousmane DiarraMLI10.340.202Q
33Chen WenzhongCHN10.370.190Q
46Manuel BorregaESP10.520.1634
57Hiroyasu TsuchieJPN10.580.162
69Rubén BenítezESA10.740.142
71Vitaly MedvedevKAZ10.900.173
84Mitch PetersISV11.120.167
95Boureima KimbaNIG11.240.164

Heat Six (11:25)

Wind0.3 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
14Dennis MitchellUSA10.240.165Q
27Ian MackieGBR10.270.173Q
33Marc BlumeGER10.330.158Q
49Alex TerzianGRE10.480.170
51Koukou Franck AmégniganTOG10.510.177
66Rod MapstoneAUS10.560.152
78Sayon CooperLBR10.580.191
82Pa Mamadou GaiGAM10.720.186
95Jorge CastellónBOL10.740.189

Heat Seven (11:30)

Wind-0.3 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
11Obadele ThompsonBAR10.330.184Q
25Kostia RurakUKR10.370.175Q
39Pascal ThéophileFRA10.410.202Q
42Carlos GatsARG10.570.182
53Joel MascollVIN10.640.176
66Anvar KuchmuradovUZB10.710.176
74Arif AxundovAZE11.110.159
88Khaled OthmanLBA11.650.224
97Jean-Olivier ZirignonCIV22.690.176

Heat Eight (11:35)

Wind2.0 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
17Mike MarshUSA10.140.185Q
28Darren BraithwaiteGBR10.290.154Q
39Kirk CumminsBAR10.330.162q
45Torbjörn ErikssonSWE10.490.187
56Paul HendersonAUS10.520.155
63Adalberto MéndezDOM10.600.224
72Arnaldo da SilvaBRA10.620.1425
81Mario BonelloMLT10.890.161
94Odair BaiaSTP11.050.167

Heat Nine (11:40)

Wind0.1 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
18André da SilvaBRA10.250.147Q
25Linford ChristieGBR10.260.160Q
36Giannis ZisimidisCYP10.320.156Q
41Venancio JoséESP10.340.148q
59Ahmed DouhouCIV10.530.1616
67Robert DennisLBR10.650.204
72Donald OnchiriKEN10.660.165
83Jin Seon-GukKOR10.730.174
94Peter PuluPNG10.760.155

Heat Ten (11:45)

Wind-0.2 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
15Eric NkansahGHA10.260.189Q
22Needy GuimsFRA10.390.169Q
31Olapade AdenikenNGR10.410.141Q
47Jone DelaiFIJ10.420.183
58Vitaly SavinKAZ10.520.192
69Watson NyambekMAS10.550.183
76Neil RyanIRL10.780.209
83Javier VernePER10.910.178
94Lâm Hải VânVIE11.140.177

Heat Eleven (11:50)

Wind-1.6 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
13Donovan BaileyCAN10.240.172Q
21Nobuharu AsaharaJPN10.280.148Q
32Peter KarlssonSWE10.350.167Q7
46Sanusi TuraySLE10.390.162
59Sergejs InšakovsLAT10.420.146
68Kharalambos PapadiasGRE10.460.174
77Huang Hsin-PingTPE10.700.124
84Eric AguehBEN10.980.148
DNS5Alfayaya EmbaloCPV

Heat Twelve (11:55)

Wind-0.8 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
14Frankie FredericksNAM10.320.156Q
21Glenroy GilbertCAN10.340.144Q
33Alexandros GenovelisGRE10.390.155Q
46Frutos FeoESP10.560.186
58Benjamin SirimouCMR10.580.192
67Hamed Habib SadeqKUW10.810.182
79DeVon BeanBER10.890.175
85Robert LouaGUI11.210.157
92Mark SherwinCOK11.410.1938

Quarter-Finals (26 July 1996)

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

Heat One (18:35)

Wind-0.3 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
15Ato BoldonTTO9.950.160Q
23Nobuharu AsaharaJPN10.190.175Q
36Eric NkansahGHA10.240.181Q
44Deji AliuNGR10.260.146
57Glenroy GilbertCAN10.280.191
68Marc BlumeGER10.330.197
71Andrey FedorivRUS10.340.148
82Gus NketiaNZL10.350.145

Heat Two (18:40)

Wind0.1 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
16Linford ChristieGBR10.030.134Q
25Donovan BaileyCAN10.050.181Q
33Jon DrummondUSA10.170.116Q
44Emmanuel TuffourGHA10.180.170q
52Erik WijmeerschBEL10.370.156
67Olapade AdenikenNGR10.380.157
78Needy GuimsFRA10.430.1939
81Ezio MadoniaITA10.430.158

Heat Three (18:45)

Wind1.1 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
15Frankie FredericksNAM9.930.149Q
23Davidson EzinwaNGR10.080.157Q
34Obadele ThompsonBAR10.140.172Q
48Ray StewartJAM10.180.159
57Peter KarlssonSWE10.240.166
66Darren BraithwaiteGBR10.270.131
72Chen WenzhongCHN10.290.169
81Ousmane DiarraMLI10.380.162

Heat Four (18:50)

Wind-0.2 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
16Dennis MitchellUSA10.090.200Q
23Michael GreenJAM10.110.147Q
34Anninos MarkoullidisCYP10.230.195Q
45Patrick StevensBEL10.310.235
52Kim CollinsSKN10.340.177
61Pascal ThéophileFRA10.380.143
77Serhiy OsovychUKR10.380.215
88Kirk CumminsBAR10.450.176

Heat Five (18:55)

Wind-1.2 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
16Mike MarshUSA10.040.161Q
24Bruny SurinCAN10.130.168Q
35Ian MackieGBR10.250.179Q
43André da SilvaBRA10.260.144
52Alexandros GenovelisGRE10.310.145
61Venancio JoséESP10.460.166
77Kostia RurakUKR10.470.159
88Giannis ZisimidisCYP10.470.175

Semi-Finals (27 July 1996)

Top four in each heat advanced to the final.

Heat One (19:35)

Wind-0.5 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
15Frankie FredericksNAM9.940.142Q
23Donovan BaileyCAN10.000.170Q10
36Mike MarshUSA10.080.157Q
44Michael GreenJAM10.110.152Q
51Nobuharu AsaharaJPN10.160.147
68Obadele ThompsonBAR10.160.184
72Emmanuel TuffourGHA10.220.167
87Anninos MarkoullidisCYP10.360.164

Heat Two (19:40)

Wind-0.6 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
13Ato BoldonTTO9.930.145Q
25Dennis MitchellUSA10.000.141Q
36Linford ChristieGBR10.040.125Q
44Davidson EzinwaNGR10.040.146Q
51Bruny SurinCAN10.130.151
62Jon DrummondUSA10.160.132
78Eric NkansahGHA10.260.189
DNS7Ian MackieGBR

Final (27 July 1996 — 21:00)

Wind0.7 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
16Donovan BaileyCAN9.840.174WR
25Frankie FredericksNAM9.890.143
33Ato BoldonTTO9.900.16411
44Dennis MitchellUSA9.990.145
51Mike MarshUSA10.000.147
67Davidson EzinwaNGR10.140.157
78Michael GreenJAM10.160.169
AC2Linford ChristieGBRDQ12