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Athletics at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Summer Games:

Men's 100 metres

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Host City: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Venue(s): João Havelange Olympic Stadium, Engenho de Dentro, Rio de Janeiro
Date Started: August 13, 2016
Date Finished: August 14, 2016

Gold: JAM Usain Bolt
Silver: USA Justin Gatlin
Bronze: CAN Andre De Grasse


[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.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Usain Bolt 29 Jamaica JAM Gold
2 Justin Gatlin 34 United States USA Silver
3 Andre De Grasse 21 Canada CAN Bronze
4 Yohan Blake 26 Jamaica JAM
5 Akani Simbine 22 South Africa RSA
6 Ben Youssef Méité 29 Cote d'Ivoire CIV
7 Jimmy Vicaut 24 France FRA
8 Trayvon Bromell 21 United States USA
3 h3 r3/4 Christophe Lemaître 26 France FRA
4 h1 r3/4 Jak Ali Harvey 27 Turkey TUR
4 h2 r3/4 Chijindu Ujah 22 Great Britain GBR
4 h3 r3/4 Su Bingtian 26 China CHN
5 h1 r3/4 Nickel Ashmeade 26 Jamaica JAM
5 h2 r3/4 Ryota Yamagata 24 Japan JPN
5 h3 r3/4 Kemarley Brown 24 Bahrain BRN
6 h1 r3/4 Marvin Bracy 22 United States USA
6 h2 r3/4 Kim Collins 40 Saint Kitts and Nevis SKN
6 h3 r3/4 James Dasaolu 28 Great Britain GBR
7 h1 r3/4 Xie Zhenye 22 China CHN
7 h2 r3/4 Cejhae Greene 20 Antigua and Barbuda ANT
7 h3 r3/4 Aska Cambridge 23 Japan JPN
8 h1 r3/4 Hassan Taftian 23 Iran IRI
AC h2 r3/4 Andrew Fisher 24 Bahrain BRN
DNS r3/4 Daniel Bailey 29 Antigua and Barbuda ANT
3 h2 r2/4 Rondell Sorillo 30 Trinidad and Tobago TTO
3 h6 r2/4 Barakat Al-Harthi 28 Oman OMA
3 h8 r2/4 Aaron Brown 24 Canada CAN
4 h1 r2/4 Seye Ogunlewe 24 Nigeria NGR
4 h2 r2/4 Gerald Phiri 27 Zambia ZAM
4 h6 r2/4 Mosito Lehata 27 Lesotho LES
4 h7 r2/4 Yoshihide Kiryu 20 Japan JPN
4 h8 r2/4 Ramon Gittens 29 Barbados BAR
5 h1 r2/4 Femi Ogunode 25 Qatar QAT
5 h2 r2/4 Lucas Jakubczyk 31 Germany GER
5 h3 r2/4 Abdullah Abkar Mohammed 19 Saudi Arabia KSA
5 h4 r2/4 Churandy Martina 32 Netherlands NED
5 h5 r2/4 Keston Bledman 28 Trinidad and Tobago TTO
5 h6 r2/4 James Ellington 30 Great Britain GBR
5 h7 r2/4 Shavez Hart 23 Bahamas BAH
5T h8 r2/4 Solomon Bockarie-Bayoh 29 Netherlands NED
5T h8 r2/4 Vítor Hugo dos Santos 20 Brazil BRA
6 h1 r2/4 Sean Safo-Antwi 25 Ghana GHA
6 h2 r2/4 Ogho-Ogene Egwero 27 Nigeria NGR
6 h3 r2/4 Aziz Ouhadi 32 Morocco MAR
6 h4 r2/4 Emmanuel Matadi 25 Liberia LBR
6 h5 r2/4 Akeem Haynes 24 Canada CAN
6 h6 r2/4 Henricho Bruintjies 23 South Africa RSA
6 h7 r2/4 Richard Thompson 31 Trinidad and Tobago TTO
7 h1 r2/4 Reza Ghasemi 29 Iran IRI
7 h2 r2/4 Wilfried Koffi 28 Cote d'Ivoire CIV
7 h3 r2/4 Kemar Hyman 26 Cayman Islands CAY
7 h4 r2/4 Julian Reus 28 Germany GER
7 h5 r2/4 Gabriel Mvumvure 28 Zimbabwe ZIM
7 h6 r2/4 Zhang Peimeng 29 China CHN
7 h7 r2/4 Jahvid Best 27 Saint Lucia LCA
7 h8 r2/4 Kim Kuk-Young 25 South Korea KOR
8 h1 r2/4 Adrian Griffith 31 Bahamas BAH
8 h2 r2/4 Rodman Teltull 22 Palau PLW
8 h3 r2/4 Darrell Wesh 24 Haiti HAI
8 h4 r2/4 Jamial Rolle 36 Bahamas BAH
8 h5 r2/4 Hassan Saaid 24 Maldives MDV
8 h6 r2/4 Antoine Adams 27 Saint Kitts and Nevis SKN
8 h7 r2/4 Jurgen Themen 30 Suriname SUR
8 h8 r2/4 BJ Lawrence 26 Saint Kitts and Nevis SKN
9 h1 r2/4 Mohamed Fakhri Ismail 25 Brunei BRU
9 h2 r2/4 Riste Pandev 22 Macedonia MKD
9 h4 r2/4 Sudirman Hadi 20 Indonesia INA
9 h7 r2/4 Timothee Yap 21 Singapore SGP
9 h8 r2/4 Mohammed Abukhousa 23 Palestine PLE
DNS r2/4 Siueni Filimone 21 Tonga TGA
3 h2 r1/4 Luke Bezzina 21 Malta MLT
4 h1 r1/4 Holder da Silva 28 Guinea Bissau GBS
4 h2 r1/4 Masbah Ahmmed 21 Bangladesh BAN
4 h3 r1/4 Ishmail Kamara 19 Sierra Leone SLE
5 h1 r1/4 Wilfried Bingangoye 31 Gabon GAB
5 h2 r1/4 Isaac Silafau 25 American Samoa ASA
5 h3 r1/4 Kitson Kapiriel 22 Federated States of Micronesia FSM
6 h1 r1/4 Mohamed Lamine Dansoko 18 Guinea GUI
6 h2 r1/4 John Ruuka 20 Kiribati KIR
6 h3 r1/4 Jidou El-Moctar 31 Mauritania MTN
7 h1 r1/4 Abdul Wahab Zahiri 24 Afghanistan AFG
7 h2 r1/4 Hermenegildo Leite 16 Angola ANG
7 h3 r1/4 Etimoni Timuani 24 Tuvalu TUV
8 h1 r1/4 Richson Simeon 18 Marshall Islands MHL