2012 Summer Olympic Games – Men’s Track & Field Schedule and Results

London 2012 Summer Olympic Games Mens Track and Field

Men’s track and field for the London 2012 Summer Olympic Games is underway. Records will most certainly be beaten this year, especially with all eyes locked on Jamaican Usain Bolt. Anything goes when it comes to men’s athletics; no one is safe and even the best athletes can fall to the underdogs. Athletics opened this Friday, August 3 and will close with the Men’s Marathon on Sunday, August 12. See the full schedule for Men’s track and field here.

I am quite familiar with a few grueling track and field events. Back in the day of drivers ed, social obscurity, and early curfews I was a part of the track and field team in high school. Although I only joined to stay in shape for the fall soccer season, running track kicked my ass.

London 2012 Summer Olympic Games Mens Track and Field 2

Great Britain has already struck gold in Olympic Stadium after the third day of athletics and have gotten the country’s full attention. Twenty-four events encompass men’s athletics before the 2012 Summer Olympics end. There is an incredible energy about track and field that will have people talking all the way until the end.

Let the games begin! (For measurements 1 meter = 3.28084 feet)

London 2012 Summer Olympic Games Mens 100m Usain Bolt

Men’s 100m: Final –  Sunday, August 5
Gold: Jamaica – Usain Bolt   9.63 (Olympic Record)
Silver: Jamaica – Yohan Blake    9.75 (Matched Personal Best)
Bronze: USA – Justin Gatlin    9.79 (Personal Best)
4TH: USA – Tyson Gay    9.80 (Season Best)
5TH: USA – Ryan Bailey    9.88 (Matched Personal Best)

London 2012 Summer Olympic Games Usain Bolt

Men’s 200m: Final – Thursday, August 9
Gold: Jamaica – Usain Bolt    19.32 (Season Best)
Silver: Jamaica – Yohan Blake   19.44 (Season Best)
Bronze: Jamaica – Warren Weird    19.84 (Personal Best)
4TH: USA – Wallace Spearmon   19.90 (Season Best)
5TH: Netherlands – Churandy Martina    20.00

London 2012 Summer Olympic Games Oscar Pistorius

Men’s 400m: Final – Monday, August 6
Gold: Grenada – Kirani James    43.94 (National Record)
Silver: Dominican Republic – Luguelin Santos    44.46
Bronze: Trinidad and Tobago – Lalonde Gordon    44.52 (Personal Best)
4TH: Bahamas – Chris Brown    44.79
5TH: Belgium – Kevin Borlee    44.81

London 2012 Summer Olympic Games 100M Usain Bolt

Men’s 800m: Final – Thursday, August 9
Gold: Kenya – David Lekuta Rudisha   1:40.91 (World Record)
Silver: Botswana – Nijel Amos   1:41.73 (National Record)
Bronze: Kenya – Timothy Kitum    1:42.53 (Personal Best)
4TH: USA – Duane Solomon   1:42.82 (Personal Best)
5TH: USA – Nick Symmonds   1:42.95 (Personal Best)

London 2012 Summer Olympic Games Liu Xiang

Men’s 110m Hurdles: Final – Wednesday, August 8
Gold: USA – Aries Merritt    12.92 (Personal Best)
Silver: USA – Jason Richardson    13.04
Bronze: Jamaica – Hansle Parchment    13.12 (National Record)
4TH: Great Britain – Lawrence Clarke    13.39
5TH: Barbados – Ryan Brathwaite    13.40

London 2012 Summer Olympic Games Mens 110 Hurdles Merritt

Men’s 1500m: Final – Tuesday, August 7
Gold: Algeria – Taoufik Makhloufi    3:34.08
Silver: USA – Leonel Manzano    3:34.79 (Season Best)
Bronze: Morocco – Abdalaati Iguider    3:35.13
4TH: USA – Matthew Centrowitz    3:35.17
5TH: Norway – Henrik Ingebrigtsen    3:35.43 (National Record)

London 2012 Summer Olympic Games Mens Steeplechase

Men’s 3000m Steeplechase: Final – Sunday, August 5
Gold: Kenya – Ezekiel Kemboi    8:18.56
Silver: France – Mahiedine Mekhissi-Benabbad    8:19.08
Bronze: Kenya – Abel Kiprop Mutai    8:19.73
4TH: Ethiopia – Roba Gari    8:20.00
5TH: Kenya – Brimin Kiprop Kipruto    8:23.03

London 2012 Summer Olympic Games Mens 400m Hurdles

Men’s 400m Hurdles: Final – Monday, August 6
Gold: Dominican Republic – Felix Sanchez    47.63 (Season Best)
Silver: USA – Michael Tinsley    47.91  (Personal Best)
Bronze: Puerto Rico – Javier Culson    48.10
4TH: Great Britain – David Greene    48.24
5TH: USA – Angelo Taylor    48.25

Men’s 5000m: Final – Saturday, August 11
Gold: Great Britain – Mohamed Farah    13:41.66
Silver: Ethiopia – Dejen Gebremeskel    13:41.98
Bronze: Kenya – Thomas Pkemei Longosiwa    13:42.36
4TH: USA – Bernard Lagat    13:42.99
5TH: Kenya – Isiah Kiplangat Koech    13:43.83

London 2012 Summer Olympic Games Shot Put

Men’s Shot Put: Final – Friday, August 3
Gold: Poland – Tomasz Majewski    21.89m (Season Best)
Silver: Germany – David Storl    21.86m
Bronze: USA – Reese Hoffa    21.23m
4TH: USA – Christian Cantwell    21.19m
5TH: Canada – Dylan Armstrong    20.93m

London 2012 Summer Olympic Games Mens Discus Throw Harting

Men’s Discus Throw: Final – Tuesday, August 7
Gold: Germany – Robert Harting    68.27m
Silver: Iran – Ehsan Hadadi    68.18m
Bronze: Estonia – Gerd Kanter    68.03m (Season Best)
4TH: Lithuania – Virgilijus Alekna    67.38m
5TH: Poland – Piotr Malachowski    67.19m

Men’s Javelin Throw: Final – Saturday, August 11
Gold: Trinidad and Tobago – Keshorn Walcott    84.58 (National Record)
Silver: Ukraine – Oleksandr Pyatnytsya    84.51
Bronze: Finland – Antti Ruuskanen    84.12
4TH: Czech Republic – Vitezslav Vesely   83.34
5TH: Finland – Tero Pitkamaki    82.80

London 2012 Summer Olympic Games Mens Hammer Throw

Men’s Hammer Throw: Final – Sunday, August 5
Gold: Hungary – Krisztian Pars    80.59m
Silver: Slovenia – Primoz Kozmus    79.36m (Season Best)
Bronze: Japan – Koji Murofushi    78.71m (Season Best)
4TH: Ukraine – Olexiy Sokyrskiyy    78.25m
5TH: Russia – Kirill Ikonnikov    77.86m

London 2012 Summer Olympic Games Long Jump

Men’s Long Jump
Gold: Great Britain – Greg Rutherford    8.31m
Silver: Australia – Mitchell Watt    8.16m
Bronze: USA – Will Claye    8.12m
4TH: Sweden – Michel Torneus    8.11m
5TH: Germany – Sebastian Bayer    8.10m

London 2012 Summer Olympic Games Mens Triple Jump

Men’s Triple Jump: Final – Thursday, August 9
Gold: USA – Christian Taylor    17.81m (Season Best)
Silver: USA – Will Claye    17.62m
Bronze: Italy – Fabrizio Donato    17.48m
4TH: Italy – Daniele Greco    17.34m
5TH: Bahamas – Leevan Sands    17.19m

London 2012 Summer Olympic Games Mens High Jump

Men’s High Jump: Final – Tuesday, August 7
Gold: Russia – UKHOV Ivan    2.38m
Silver: USA – Erik Kynard    2.33m
Bronze Tie: Qatar – Mutaz Essa Barshim    2.29m
Bronze Tie: Canada – Derek Drouin    2.29m
Bronze: Great Britain – Robert Grabarz    2.29m

London 2012 Summer Olympic Games Mens Pole Vault

Men’s Pole Vault: Final – Friday, August 10
Gold: France – Renaud Lavillenie    5.97m (Olympic Record)
Silver: Germany – Bjorn Otto    5.91m
Bronze: Germany – Raphael Holzdeppe    5.91m (Personal Best)
4TH: Russia – Dmitry Starodubtev    5.75m
5TH Tie: Great Britain –Steven Lewis    5.75m
5TH Tie: Russia – Evgeniy Lykyanenko    5.75m (Season Best)

London 2012 Summer Olympic Games Chen

Men’s 20km Race Walk
Gold: China – Ding Chen    1:18:46 (Olympic Record)
Silver: Guatemala – Erick Barrondo    1:18:57
Bronze: China – Zhen Wang    1:19:25
4TH: China – Zelin Cai    1:19:44
5TH: Spain – Miguel Angel Lopez    1:19:49 (Personal Best)

Men’s 50km Race Walk: Final – Saturday, August 11
Gold: Russia – Sergey Kirdyapkin    3:35:59 (Olympic Record)
Silver: Australia – Jared Tallent    3:36:53 (Personal Best)
Bronze: China – Tianfeng Si    3:37:16 (Personal Best)
4TH: Ireland – Robert Heffernan    3:37:54 (National Record)
5TH: Russia – Igor Erokhin    3:37:54 (Personal Best)

Men’s Marathon: Final – Sunday, August 12
Gold: Uganda – Stephen Kiprotich    2:08:01
Silver: Kenya – Abel Kirui    2:08:27
Bronze: Kenya – Wilson Kipsang Kiprotich    2:09:37
4TH: USA – Mebrahtom Keflezighi    2:11:06
5TH: Brazil – Marilson Dos Santos    2:11:10

Men’s 10,000m
Gold: Great Britain – Mohamed Farah    27:30.42
Silver: USA – Galen Rupp    27:30.90
Bronze: Ethiopia – Tariku Bekele    27:31.43
4TH: Ethiopia – Kenenisa Bekele    27:32.44
5TH: Kenya – Bedan Karoki Muchiri    27:32.94

Men’s 4 x 100m Relay: Final – Saturday, August 11
Gold: Jamaica     36.84 (World Record)
Nesta Carter
Michael Frater
Yohan Blake
Usain Bolt

Silver: USA    37.04 (National Record)
Trell Kimmons
Justin Gatlin
Tyson Gay
Ryan Bailey

Bronze: Trinidad & Tobago     38.12
Keston Bledman
Marc Burns
Emmanuel Callender
Richard Thompson

4TH: France     38.16

5TH: Japan     38.35

Men’s 4 x 400m Relay: Final – Friday, August 10
Gold: Bahamas     2:56.72 (National Record)
Chris Brown
Demetrius Pinder
Michael Mathieu
Ramon Miller

Silver: USA     2:57.05 (Season Best)
Bryshon Nellum
Joshua Mance
Tony McQuay
Angelo Taylor

Bronze: Trinidad & Tobago     2:59.40 (National Record)
Lalonde Gordon
Jarrin Solomon
Ade Alleyne-Forte Deon Lendore

4TH: Great Britain     2:59.53 (Season Best)

5TH: Russia     3:00.09

London 2012 Summer Olympic Games Mens Decathlon

Men’s Decathlon: Final – Thursday, August 9
(100m, Long Jump, Shot Put, High Jump, 400m, 110m Hurdles, Discus Throw, Pole Vault, Javelin, 1500m)
Gold: USA – Ashton Eaton    8869 points
Silver: USA – Trey Hardee    8671 points (Season Best)
Bronze: Cuba – Leonel Suarez    8523 points (Season Best)
4TH: Belgium – Hans Van Alphen    8447 points
5TH: Canada – Damian Warner    8442 points (Personal Best)

Source: London 2012

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