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List of Olympic medalists in athletics (women)

This is the complete list of women's Olympic medalists in athletics from 1928 to 2008. (There were no women's competitions at Olympic Games from 1896 to 1924.)

Current program

100 metres

1928 Amsterdam
1932 Los Angeles
1936 Berlin
1948 London
1952 Helsinki
1956 Melbourne
1960 Rome
1964 Tokyo
1968 Mexico City
1972 Munich
1976 Montreal
1980 Moscow
1984 Los Angeles
1988 Seoul
1992 Barcelona
1996 Atlanta
2000 Sydney vacant
2004 Athens
2008 Beijing
none awarded

200 metres

1948 London
1952 Helsinki
1956 Melbourne
1960 Rome
1964 Tokyo
1968 Mexico City
1972 Munich
1976 Montreal
1980 Moscow
1984 Los Angeles
1988 Seoul
1992 Barcelona
1996 Atlanta
2000 Sydney vacant
2004 Athens
2008 Beijing

400 metres

1964 Tokyo
1968 Mexico City
1972 Munich
1976 Montreal
1980 Moscow
1984 Los Angeles
1988 Seoul
1992 Barcelona
1996 Atlanta
2000 Sydney
2004 Athens
2008 Beijing

800 metres

1928 Amsterdam
1932–1956 not included in the Olympic program
1960 Rome
1964 Tokyo
1968 Mexico City
1972 Munich
1976 Montreal
1980 Moscow
1984 Los Angeles
1988 Seoul
1992 Barcelona
1996 Atlanta
2000 Sydney
2004 Athens
2008 Beijing

1500 metres

1972 Munich
1976 Montreal
1980 Moscow
1984 Los Angeles
1988 Seoul
1992 Barcelona
1996 Atlanta
2000 Sydney
2004 Athens
2008 Beijing

5000 metres

1996 Atlanta
2000 Sydney
2004 Athens
2008 Beijing

10000 metres

1988 Seoul
1992 Barcelona
1996 Atlanta
2000 Sydney
2004 Athens
2008 Beijing

Marathon

1984 Los Angeles
1988 Seoul
1992 Barcelona
1996 Atlanta
2000 Sydney
2004 Athens
2008 Beijing

100 metres hurdles

1972 Munich
1976 Montreal
1980 Moscow
1984 Los Angeles
1988 Seoul
1992 Barcelona
1996 Atlanta
2000 Sydney
2004 Athens
2008 Beijing

400 metre hurdles

1984 Los Angeles
1988 Seoul
1992 Barcelona
1996 Atlanta
2000 Sydney
2004 Athens
2008 Beijing

3000 metre steeplechase

2008 Beijing

4 x 100 metres relay

1928 Amsterdam
Fanny Rosenfeld
Ethel Smith
Jane Bell
Myrtle Cook

Mary Washburn
Jessie Cross
Loretta McNeil
Betty Robinson

Rosa Kellner
Helene Schmidt
Anni Holdmann
Helene Junker
1932 Los Angeles
Mary Carew
Evelyn Furtsch
Annette Rogers
Wilhelmina von Bremen

Mildred Fizzell
Lilian Palmer
Mary Frizzel
Hilda Strike

Eileen Hiscock
Gwendoline Porter
Violet Webb
Nellie Halstead
1936 Berlin
Harriet Bland
Annette Rogers
Betty Robinson
Helen Stephens

Eileen Hiscock
Violet Olney
Audrey Brown
Barbara Burke

Dorothy Brookshaw
Mildred Dolson
Hilda Cameron
Aileen Meagher
1948 London
Xenia Stad-de Jong
Netty Witziers-Timmer
Gerda van der Kade-Koudijs
Fanny Blankers-Koen

Shirley Strickland
June Maston
Elizabeth McKinnon
Joyce King

Viola Myers
Nancy MacKay
Diane Foster
Patricia Jones
1952 Helsinki
Mae Faggs
Barbara Jones
Janet Moreau
Catherine Hardy

Ursula Knab
Maria Sander
Helga Klein
Marga Petersen

Sylvia Cheeseman
June Foulds
Jean Desforges
Heather Armitage
1956 Melbourne
Shirley Strickland de la Hunty
Norma Croker
Fleur Mellor
Betty Cuthbert

Anne Pashley
Jean Scrivens
June Foulds
Heather Armitage

Mae Faggs
Margaret Matthews
Wilma Rudolph
Isabelle Daniels
1960 Rome
Martha Hudson
Lucinda Williams
Barbara Jones
Wilma Rudolph

Martha Langbein
Annie Biechl
Brunhilde Hendrix
Jutta Heine

Teresa Wieczorek
Barbara Janiszewska
Celina Jesionowska
Halina Richter
1964 Tokyo
Teresa Ciepły
Irena Kirszenstein
Halina Górecka
Ewa Kłobukowska

Willye White
Wyomia Tyus
Marilyn White
Edith McGuire

Janet Simpson
Mary Rand
Daphne Arden
Dorothy Hyman
1968 Mexico City
Barbara Ferrell
Margaret Bailes
Mildrette Netter
Wyomia Tyus

Marlene Elejarde
Fulgencia Romay
Violetta Quesada
Miguelina Cobián

Liudmila Zharkova-Maslakova
Galina Bukharina
Vera Popkova
Lyudmila Samotesova
1972 Munich
Christiane Krause
Ingrid Mickler-Becker
Annegret Richter
Heide Rosendahl

Evelyn Kaufer
Christina Heinich
Barbel Struppert
Renate Stecher

Marlene Elejarde
Carmen Valdes
Fulgencia Romay
Silvia Chibás
1976 Montreal
Marlies Oelsner
Renate Stecher
Carla Bodendorf
Bärbel Eckert

Elvira Possekel
Inge Helten
Annegret Richter
Annegret Kroniger

Tatyana Prorochenko
Liudmila Zharkova-Maslakova
Nadezhda Besfamilnaya
Vera Anisimova
1980 Moscow
Romy Müller
Bärbel Wöckel
Ingrid Auerswald
Marlies Göhr

Vera Komisova
Liudmila Zharkova-Maslakova
Vera Anisimova
Natalya Bochina

Heather Hunte
Kathy Smallwood-Cook
Beverley Goddard
Sonia Lannaman
1984 Los Angeles
Alice Brown
Jeanette Bolden
Chandra Cheeseborough
Evelyn Ashford

Angela Bailey
Marita Payne
Angella Taylor-Issajenko
France Gareau

Simone Jacobs
Kathy Smallwood-Cook
Beverley Callander
Heather Oakes
1988 Seoul
Alice Brown
Sheila Echols
Florence Griffith Joyner
Evelyn Ashford

Silke Möller
Kerstin Behrendt
Ingrid Auerswald
Marlies Göhr

Lyudmila Kondratyeva
Galina Malchugina
Marina Zhirova
Natalya Pomoschnikova
1992 Barcelona
Evelyn Ashford
Esther Jones
Carlette Guidry
Gwen Torrence
Michelle Finn

Olga Bogoslovskaya
Galina Malchugina
Marina Trandenkova
Irina Privalova

Beatrice Utondu
Faith Idehen
Christy Opara-Thompson
Mary Onyali
1996 Atlanta
Gail Devers
Inger Miller
Chryste Gaines
Gwen Torrence
Carlette Guidry

Eldece Clarke
Chandra Sturrup
Savatheda Fynes
Pauline Davis-Thompson
Debbie Ferguson

Michelle Freeman
Juliet Cuthbert
Nikole Mitchell
Merlene Ottey
Gillian Russell
Andrea Lloyd
2000 Sydney
Savatheda Fynes
Chandra Sturrup
Pauline Davis-Thompson
Debbie Ferguson
Eldece Lewis

Tayna Lawrence
Veronica Campbell
Beverly McDonald
Merlene Ottey
Merlene Frazer
vacant
2004 Athens
Tayna Lawrence
Sherone Simpson
Aleen Bailey
Veronica Campbell
Beverly McDonald

Olga Fyodorova
Yuliya Tabakova
Irina Khabarova
Larisa Kruglova

Veronique Mang
Muriel Hurtis
Sylviane Felix
Christine Arron
2008 Beijing
Yuliya Chermoshanskaya
Yulia Gushchina
Aleksandra Fedoriva
Evgeniya Polyakova

Kim Gevaert
Elodie Ouedraogo
Hanna Marien
Olivia Borlee

Halimat Ismaila
Oludamola Osayomi
Agnes Osazuma
Gloria Kemasuode
Franca Idoko
Note: since 1992, athletes who ran only in preliminary rounds also received medals.

4 x 400 metres relay

1972 Munich
Dagmar Käsling
Rita Kühne
Helga Seidler
Monika Zehrt

Mable Fergerson
Madeline Manning
Cheryl Toussaint
Kathy Hammond

Anette Rückes
Inge Bödding
Hildegard Falck
Rita Wilden
1976 Montreal
Doris Maletzki
Brigitte Rohde
Ellen Streidt
Christina Brehmer

Debra Sapenter
Sheila Ingram
Pamela Jiles
Rosalyn Bryant

Inta Klimovica
Lyudmila Aksenova
Natalya Sokolova
Nadezhda Ilyina
1980 Moscow
Tatyana Prorochenko
Tatyana Goistchik
Nina Zyuskova
Irina Nazarova

Gabriele Löwe
Barbara Krug
Christina Lathan
Marita Koch

Linsey MacDonald
Michelle Probert
Joslyn Hoyte-Smith
Donna-Marie Hartley
1984 Los Angeles
Lillie Leatherwood
Sherri Howard
Valerie Brisco-Hooks
Chandra Cheeseborough

Charmaine Crooks
Jillian Richardson
Molly Killingbeck
Marita Payne

Heike Schulte-Mattler
Ute Thimm
Heidi-Elke Gaugel
Gaby Bussmann
1988 Seoul
Tatyana Ledovskaya
Olga Nazarova
Mariya Pinigina
Olga Bryzgina

Denean Howard
Diane Dixon
Valerie Brisco-Hooks
Florence Griffith Joyner

Dagmar Neubauer-Rübsam
Kirsten Emmelmann
Sabine Busch
Petra Müller
1992 Barcelona
Yelena Ruzina
Lyudmila Dzhigalova
Olga Nazarova
Olga Bryzgina
Marina Shmonina
Liliya Nurutdinova

Natasha Kaiser
Gwen Torrence
Jearl Miles
Rochelle Stevens
Denean Hill
Dannette Young

Phylis Smith
Sandra Douglas
Jennifer Stoute
Sally Gunnell
1996 Atlanta
Rochelle Stevens
Maicel Malone
Kim Graham
Jearl Miles
Linetta Wilson

Bisi Afolabi
Fatima Yusuf
Charity Opara
Falilat Ogunkoya

Uta Rohländer
Linda Kisabaka
Anja Rücker
Grit Breuer
2000 Sydney vacant
Sandie Richards
Catherine Scott
Deon Hemmings
Lorraine Graham
Charmaine Howell
Michelle Burgher

Yulia Sotnikova
Svetlana Goncharenko
Olga Kotlyarova
Irina Privalova
Natalya Nazarova
Olesya Zykina
2004 Athens
DeeDee Trotter
Monique Henderson
Sanya Richards
Monique Hennagan
Crystal Cox
Moushaumi Robinson

Olesya Krasnomovets
Natalya Nazarova
Olesya Zykina
Natalya Antyukh
Tatyana Firova
Natalya Ivanova

Novlene Williams
Michelle Burgher
Nadia Davy
Sandie Richards
Ronetta Smith
2008 Beijing
Mary Wineberg
Allyson Felix
Monique Henderson
Sanya Richards

Yulia Gushchina
Lyudmila Litvinova
Tatyana Firova
Anastasiya Kapachinskaya

Shericka Williams
Shereefa Lloyd
Rosemarie Whyte
Novlene Williams
Note: since 1992, athletes who ran only in preliminary rounds also received medals.

20 km walk

2000 Sydney
2004 Athens
2008 Beijing

High jump

1928 Amsterdam
1932 Los Angeles
1936 Berlin
1948 London
1952 Helsinki
1956 Melbourne none awarded
1960 Rome none awarded
1964 Tokyo
1968 Mexico City
1972 Munich
1976 Montreal
1980 Moscow
1984 Los Angeles
1988 Seoul
1992 Barcelona
1996 Atlanta
2000 Sydney
2004 Athens
2008 Beijing

Pole vault

2000 Sydney
2004 Athens
2008 Beijing

Long jump

1948 London
1952 Helsinki
1956 Melbourne
1960 Rome
1964 Tokyo
1968 Mexico City
1972 Munich
1976 Montreal
1980 Moscow
1984 Los Angeles
1988 Seoul
1992 Barcelona
1996 Atlanta
2000 Sydney vacant
2004 Athens
2008 Beijing

Triple jump

1996 Atlanta
2000 Sydney
2004 Athens
2008 Beijing

Shot put

1948 London
1952 Helsinki
1956 Melbourne
1960 Rome
1964 Tokyo
1968 Mexico City
1972 Munich
1976 Montreal
1980 Moscow
1984 Los Angeles
1988 Seoul
1992 Barcelona
1996 Atlanta
2000 Sydney
2004 Athens
2008 Beijing

Discus throw

1928 Amsterdam
1932 Los Angeles
1936 Berlin
1948 London
1952 Helsinki
1956 Melbourne
1960 Rome
1964 Tokyo
1968 Mexico City
1972 Munich
1976 Montreal
1980 Moscow
1984 Los Angeles
1988 Seoul
1992 Barcelona
1996 Athens
2000 Sydney
2004 Athens
2008 Beijing

Hammer throw

2000 Sydney
2004 Athens
2008 Beijing

Javelin throw

1932 Los Angeles
1936 Berlin
1948 London
1952 Helsinki
1956 Melbourne
1960 Rome
1964 Tokyo
1968 Mexico City
1972 Munich
1976 Montreal
1980 Moscow
1984 Los Angeles
1988 Seoul
1992 Barcelona
1996 Atlanta
2000 Sydney
2004 Athens
2008 Beijing

Heptathlon

1984 Los Angeles
1988 Seoul
1992 Barcelona
1996 Atlanta
2000 Sydney
2004 Athens
2008 Beijing

Discontinued events

3000 metres

1984 Los Angeles
1988 Seoul
1992 Barcelona

80 m hurdles

1932 Los Angeles
1936 Berlin
1948 London
1952 Helsinki
1956 Melbourne
1960 Rome
1964 Tokyo
1968 Mexico City

Pentathlon

1964 Tokyo
1968 Mexico City
1972 Munich
1976 Montreal
1980 Moscow

10 km walk

1992 Barcelona
1996 Atlanta

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