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List of all Olympics Men's 110 Meter Hurdles winners including gold, silver and bronze medalists.

Men's 110 Meter Hurdles

The 110 meter hurdle for men has been the part of the Olympics since its own debut in modern times in 1896. The event, also known as high hurdle race, has always been dominated by American athletes. Lee Calhoun and Roger Kingdom of the USA have won the Olympics gold two times each.

Rules and Regulations
  • The hurdles should be made of metal and wood should be used to make the top bar of the hurdle.
  • Top bar of the hurdle should be painted in white and black.
  • Device being used for measuring time must be the International Association of Athletics Federations or the IAAF approved.
  • Runners are not allowed to leave or change their lanes when the race is on.
  • All the hurdles in the race are made of metal. For making the top bar of the hurdle, wood is used.
  • All specifications of the hurdle are set by the International Association of Athletics Federations or the IAAF.
  • All hurdles should be flexible meaning they should adjust to the height for different events.
  • Any kind of obstruction in the path of fellow athletes leads to instant disqualification.
  • If a runner falls down the hurdles during the race, it is not considered an offence till the act is deliberate.
  • Any sprinter who steps out of the running track at the time of competition stands disqualified.
  • If a runner is unable to reach the finishing line, he gets no credit for his performance.
The Race
Ten hurdles are placed along the track in the event. Hurdles used in the men's event are 1.067 meter or 3 ½ feet high. The gap between the beginning point and the first hurdle is 13.72 meter. Distance between the other hurdles is 9.14 meters. Gap between the finishing point and last hurdle is 14.02 meter.

Top Performers
Top performers in 110 meter hurdle for men in the Olympics have been Guy Drut, Rodney Milburn, Willie Davenport, Hayes Jones, Lee Calhoun, Harrison Dillard, William Porter, Liu Xiang, Anier Garcia, Forrest Towns, George Saling, Sydney Atkinson, Daniel Kinsey, Earl Thomson, Frederick Kelly, Allen Johnson, Mark McKoy, Roger Kingdom, Thomas Munkelt, Forrest Smithson and Robert Leavitt.

Men's 110 Meter Hurdles Winners at Olympics

Year
Gold Silver Bronze
1896 Thomas Curtis
United States
Grantley Goulding
Great Britain

1900 Alvin Kraenzlein
United States
John McLean
United States
Fred Moloney
United States
1904 Fred Schule
United States
Thaddeus Shideler
United States
Lesley Ashburner
United States
1908 Forrest Smithson
United States
John Garrels
United States
Arthur Shaw
United States
1912 Fred Kelly
United States
James Wendell
United States
Martin Hawkins
United States
1920 Earl Thomson
Canada
Harold Barron
United States
Feg Murray
United States
1924 Daniel Kinsey
United States
Sydney Atkinson
South Africa
Sten Pettersson
Sweden
1928 Sydney Atkinson
South Africa
Steve Anderson
United States
John Collier
United States
1932 George Saling
United States
Percy Beard
United States
Don Finlay
Great Britain
1936 Forrest TOWNS
United States
Donald FINLAY
Great Britain
Fritz POLLARD
United States
1948 William Porter
United States
Clyde Scott
United States
Craig Dixon
United States
1952 Harrison Dillard
United States
Jack Davis
United States
Arthur Barnard
United States
1956 Lee Calhoun
United States
Jack Davis
United States
Joel Shankle
United States
1960 Lee Calhoun
United States
Willie MAY
United States
Hayes JONES
United States
1964 Hayes JONES
United States
Blaine LINDGREN
United States
Anatoly Mikhailov
Soviet Union
1968 Willie Davenport
United States
Ervin Hall
United States
Eddy Ottoz
Italy
1972 Rod Milburn
United States
Guy Drut
France
Thomas Hill
United States
1976 Guy Drut
France
Alejandro Casañas
Cuba
Willie Davenport
United States
1980 Thomas Munkelt
East Germany
Alejandro Casañas
Cuba
Aleksandr Puchkov
Soviet Union
1984 Roger Kingdom
United States
Greg Foster
United States
Arto Bryggare
Finland
1988 Roger Kingdom
United States
Colin Jackson
Great Britain
Tonie Campbell
United States
1992 Mark McKoy
Canada
Tony Dees
United States
Jack Pierce
United States
1996 Allen Johnson
United States
Mark Crear
United States
Florian Schwarthoff
Germany
2000 Anier García
Cuba
Terrence Trammell
United States
Mark Crear
United States
2004 Liu Xiang
China
Terrence Trammell
United States
Anier García
Cuba
2008 Dayron Robles
Cuba


2012 Aries Merritt
United States

Hansle Parchment
Jamaica
2016 MCLEOD Omar
Jamaica
ORTEGA Orlando
Spain
BASCOU Dimitri
France