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Gold medal times in the 800m at the Summer Olympics 1896-2016

Gold medal winning times in the Men's and Women's 800 meters 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 - Edwin Flack (Australia)
1900 - Alfred Tysoe (Great Britain)
1904 - James Lightbody (US)
1908 - Melvin Sheppard (US)
1912 - James Edwin Merideth (US)
1920 - Albert Hill (Great Britain)
1924 - Douglas Lowe (Great Britain)
1928 - Douglas Lowe (Great Britain) & Lina Radke (Germany)
1932 - Thomas Hampson (Great Britain)
1936 - John Woodruff (US)
1948 - Mal Whitfield (US)
1952 - Mal Whitfield (US)
1956 - Thomas Courtney (US)
1960 - Peter Snell (New Zealand) & Lyudmila Shevtsova (USSR)
1964 - Peter Snell (New Zealand) & Ann Packer (Great Britain)
1968 - Ralph Doubell (Australia) & Madeline Manning (US)
1972 - David James Wottle (US) & Hildegard Flack (West Germany)
1976 - Alberto Juantorena (Cuba) & Tatiana Kazankina (USSR)
1980 - Steve Ovett (Great Britain) & Nadezhda Olizarenko (USSR)
1984 - Joaquim Cruz (Brazil) & Doina Melinte (Romania)
1988 - Paul Ereng (Kenya) & Sigrun Wodars (East Germany)
1992 - William Tanui (Kenya) & Ellen Van Langen (Netherlands)
1996 - Vebjorn Rodal (Norway) & Svetlana Masterkova (Russia)
2000 - Nils Schumann (Germany) & Maria Mutola (Mozambique)
2004 - Yuriy Borzakovskiy (Russia) & Kelly Holmes (Great Britain)
2008 - Wilfred Bungei (Kenya) & Pamela Jelimo (Kenya)
2012 - David Lekuta Rudesha (Kenya) & Caster Semenya (South Africa)
2016 - David Lekuta Rudesha (Kenya) & Caster Semenya (South Africa)

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