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Gold medal times in the 400m sprint at the Summer Olympics 1896-2016

Gold medal winning times in the Men's and Women's 400m Sprint at the Summer Olympics from 1896 to 2016

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Sources

Release date

2019

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

1896 to 2016

Supplementary notes

This data was collected using the official Olympic.org site, as well as a spreadsheet from the Guardian that includes data from 1896-2008 (available here), 2012 and 2016 data was compared with that from Encyclopaedia Britannica, and several news outlets were used to update the table when medals were reassigned (i.e. for doping offenses).

The winning athletes (male listed first) and their represented countries are as follows:
1896 - Thomas Burke (US)
1900 - Maxwell Warburn Long (US)
1904 - Harry Hillman (Canada)
1908 - Wyndham Halswelle (Great Britain)
1912 - Charles Reidpath (US)
1920 - Bevil Rudd (South Africa)
1924 - Eric Liddell (Great Britain)
1928 - Raymond James Barbuti (US)
1932 - William Arthur Carr (US)
1936 - Archibald Franklin Williams (US)
1948 - Arthur Wint (Jamaica)
1952 - George Rhoden (Jamaica)
1956 - Charles Jenkins (US)
1960 - Otis Davis (US)
1964 - Mike Larrabee (US) & Betty Cuthbert (Australia)
1968 - Lee Evans (US) & Colette Besson (France)
1972 - Vince Matthews (US) & Monika Zehrt (East Germany)
1976 - Alberto Juantorena (Cuba) & Irena Kirszenstein (USSR)
1980 - Viktor Markin (USSR) & Marita Koch (East Germany)
1984 - Alonzo Babers (US) & Valerie Brisco (US)
1988 - Steve Lewis (US) & Olga Bryzgina (USSR)
1992 - Quincy Watts (US) & Marie-José Pérec (France)
1996 - Michael Johnson (US) & Marie-José Pérec (France)
2000 - Michael Johnson (US) & Cathy Freeman (Australia)
2004 - Jeremy Wariner (US) & Tonique Williams-Darling (Bahamas)
2008 - LaShawn Merritt (US) & Christine Ohuruogu (Great Britain)
2012 - Kirani James (Grenada) & Sanya Richards-Ross (US)
2016 - Wayde Van Niekerk (South Africa) & Shaunae Miller (Bahamas)

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