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Medal count by country in the Men's Steeplechase at the Summer Olympics 1920-2016

The Men's 3,000 meter Steeplechase has been a regular event at the Summer Olympics since its introduction in 1920. In earlier years, athletes from Finland were the most successful, winning four golds, three silvers and one bronze medal between 1924 and 1936 (Finland's other medal in the event came in 1972). Since 1968, however, Kenya has emerged as the most dominant nation in this event, winning the gold medal in every tournament except in the 1976 and 1980 Olympics, which Kenya boycotted. Overall, Kenyan athletes have won eleven golds and 22 total medals in the Men's 3,000 meter Steeplechase. Two athletes have won two golds in the event, they are Finland's Volmari Iso-Hollo (1936 and 1936) and Kenya's Ezekiel Kemboi (2004 and 2012). Kenya has swept the podium on two occasions, in 1992 and 2004, while Finland and Sweden have done this once each, in 1928 and 1948 respectively. No athlete has ever been stripped of a medal won in this event.

Medal count by country in the Men's 3,000 meter Steeplechase at the Summer Olympics from 1920 to 2016

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Sources

Release date

2020

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

1920 to 2016

Supplementary notes

*No longer exists/competes at the Olympics.
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).

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