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Athletics at the 1992 Barcelona Summer Games:

Men's 100 metres

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Events:

Host City: Barcelona, Spain
Venue(s): Montjuïc Olympic Stadium, Barcelona
Date Started: July 31, 1992
Date Finished: August 1, 1992

Gold: GBR Linford Christie
Silver: NAM Frankie Fredericks
Bronze: USA Dennis Mitchell

Summary

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.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Linford Christie 32 Great Britain GBR Gold
2 Frankie Fredericks 24 Namibia NAM Silver
3 Dennis Mitchell 26 United States USA Bronze
4 Bruny Surin 25 Canada CAN
5 Leroy Burrell 25 United States USA
6 Olapade Adeniken 22 Nigeria NGR
7 Ray Stewart 27 Jamaica JAM
8 Davidson Ezinwa 20 Nigeria NGR
5 h1 r3/4 Chidi Imoh 28 Nigeria NGR
5 h2 r3/4 Talal Mansour 28 Qatar QAT
6 h1 r3/4 Róbson da Silva 27 Brazil BRA
6 h2 r3/4 Emmanuel Tuffour 25 Ghana GHA
7 h1 r3/4 Vitaly Savin 26 Unified Team EUN
7 h2 r3/4 Max Morinière 28 France FRA
8 h1 r3/4 Ben Johnson 30 Canada CAN
AC h2 r3/4 Mark Witherspoon 28 United States USA
5 h1 r2/4 Marcus Adam 24 Great Britain GBR
5 h2 r2/4 John Myles-Mills 26 Ghana GHA
5 h3 r2/4 Satoru Inoue 21 Japan JPN
5 h4 r2/4 Sanusi Turay 24 Sierra Leone SLE
6 h1 r2/4 Pavel Galkin 23 Unified Team EUN
6 h2 r2/4 Stefan Burkart 34 Switzerland SUI
6 h3 r2/4 Daniel Cojocaru 23 Romania ROU
6 h4 r2/4 Arnaldo da Silva 28 Brazil BRA
7 h1 r2/4 Eric Akogyiram 23 Ghana GHA
7 h2 r2/4 Samuel Nchinda-Kaya 25 Cameroon CMR
7 h3 r2/4 Daniel Sangouma 27 France FRA
7 h4 r2/4 Shinji Aoto 25 Japan JPN
8 h1 r2/4 Atlee Mahorn 26 Canada CAN
8 h2 r2/4 Patrick Stevens 24 Belgium BEL
8 h3 r2/4 Giannis Zisimidis 24 Cyprus CYP
8 h4 r2/4 Jean-Olivier Zirignon 21 Cote d'Ivoire CIV
4 h1 r1/4 Abdulieh Janneh 22 Gambia GAM
4 h2 r1/4 Gustavo Envela 24 Equatorial Guinea GEQ
4 h3 r1/4 Ato Boldon 18 Trinidad and Tobago TTO
4 h4 r1/4 Boevi Lawson 26 Togo TOG
4 h5 r1/4 Neville Hodge 36 United States Virgin Islands ISV
4 h6 r1/4 Juan Jesús Trapero 22 Spain ESP
4 h7 r1/4 Visut Watanasin 27 Thailand THA
4 h8 r1/4 Kennedy Ondiek 25 Kenya KEN
4 h9 r1/4 Tatsuo Sugimoto 21 Japan JPN
5 h1 r1/4 Hassan Illiassou 25 Niger NIG
5 h2 r1/4 Florencio Aguilar 32 Panama PAN
5 h3 r1/4 Hussain Arif 23 Pakistan PAK
5 h4 r1/4 Sriyantha Dissanayake 23 Sri Lanka SRI
5 h5 r1/4 Henrico Atkins 25 Barbados BAR
5 h6 r1/4 Joel Otim 21 Uganda UGA
5 h7 r1/4 André da Silva 19 Brazil BRA
5 h8 r1/4 Kareem Streete-Thompson 19 Cayman Islands CAY
5 h9 r1/4 Ku Wai Ming 18 Hong Kong HKG
6 h1 r1/4 Khaled Ibrahim Jouma 29 Bahrain BRN
6 h2 r1/4 Dominique Canti 25 San Marino SMR
6 h3 r1/4 Fabian Muyaba 21 Zimbabwe ZIM
6 h4 r1/4 Gabriel Simeon 20 Grenada GRN
6 h5 r1/4 Golam Ambia 26 Bangladesh BAN
6 h6 r1/4 Soriba Diakité 23 Guinea GUI
6 h7 r1/4 Valentin Ngbogo 23 Central African Republic CAF
6 h8 r1/4 David Nkoua 22 Congo (Brazzaville) CGO
6 h9 r1/4 Toluta'u Koula 22 Tonga TGA
6 h10r1/4 Charles-Louis Seck 27 Senegal SEN
7 h1 r1/4 Jaime Zelaya 27 Honduras HON
7 h3 r1/4 Pascal Dangbo 20 Benin BEN
7 h4 r1/4 Adam Hassan Sakak 27 Sudan SUD
7 h5 r1/4 Gabriele Qoro 21 Fiji FIJ
7 h6 r1/4 Noureddine Ould Ménira 24 Mauritania MTN
7 h7 r1/4 Bernard Manana 20 Papua New Guinea PNG
7 h8 r1/4 Emery Gill 26 Belize BIZ
7 h9 r1/4 Afonso Ferraz 27 Angola ANG
7 h10r1/4 Ousmane Diarra 25 Mali MLI
8 h1 r1/4 Claude Roumain 30 Haiti HAI
8 h3 r1/4 Henry Daley 22 Costa Rica CRC
8 h4 r1/4 Robinson Stewart 20 Swaziland SWZ
8 h5 r1/4 Mark Sherwin 22 Cook Islands COK
8 h6 r1/4 Ahmed Shageef 21 Maldives MDV
8 h7 r1/4 Sitthixay Sacpraseuth 33 Laos LAO
8 h8 r1/4 Ahmed Al-Moamari Bashir 19 Oman OMA
8 h9 r1/4 Fletcher Wamilee 20 Vanuatu VAN
8 h10r1/4 Bothloko Shebe 20 Lesotho LES
AC h2 r1/4 Andreas Berger 31 Austria AUT
AC h2 r1/4 Charles Tayot 21 Gabon GAB
AC h10r1/4 Patrice Traoré Zeba 20 Burkina Faso BUR