Olympics
List of all Olympics Men's 3000 Meter Steeplechase winners including gold, silver and bronze medalists.

Men's 3000 Meter Steeplechase

The 3000 meter steeplechase for men was introduced in the 1920 Antwerp Olympics. Since the inclusion, the event has been in the schedule of track and field events in all the Olympics.

Rules & Regulations
  • Only International Association of Athletics Federations or the IAAF approved timing devices should be used for measurement of time.
  • The event must include 28 jumps and 7 water jumps. All the jumps will be divided into various phases of the total run.
  • In every phase of the event, there would be five total jumps. The first three will be hurdle jumps, the fourth will be water jump while the fifth will again be hurdle jump.
  • Height of the hurdles and breadth of the water pit is set by the IAAF.
  • The athletes are not allowed to jump on one side of the water pit. They are required to go through the water jump.
  • The sprinters are permitted to go over the hurdles in any manner they seem proper.
  • If an athlete steps out of the track when the competition is on, he is out of the race.
  • An athlete is not permitted to block the way of any fellow athlete. If he does so, the referee disqualifies him.
Dominating Country
The event has always been dominated by the Kenyan sprinters.

The Event
The 3000 meter steeplecheese event is among the most demanding sports in the Olympics. The course of 3000 meter is quite demanding in itself. And, in addition, several barriers like the metal hurdles and water pits are thrown in. This makes the event a daunting task which can be accomplished only by the seasoned athletes.

Top Athletes
Top athletes in the event at the Olympics have been Joseph Keter, Matthew Birir, Julius Kariuki, Julius Korir, Bronislaw Malinowski, Anders Garderud, Saif Saaeed Shaheen, Ibrahim Boulami, Moses Kiptanui, Ezekiel Kemboi, Reuben Kosgei, Kipchoge Keino, Amos Biwott, Gaston Roelants, Zdzislaw Krzyszkowiak, Chris Brasher, Horace Ashenfelter and Tore Sjostrand.

Men's 3000 Meter Steeplechase Winners at Olympics

Year
Gold Silver Bronze
1920 Percy HODGE
Great Britain
Patrick Flynn
United States
Ernesto Ambrosini
Italy
1924 Ville Ritola
Finland
Elias Katz
Finland
Paul Bontemps
France
1928 Toivo Loukola
Finland
Paavo Nurmi
Finland
Ove Andersen
Finland
1932 Volmari Iso-Hollo
Finland
Tom Evenson
Great Britain
Joe McCluskey
United States
1936 Volmari ISO-HOLLO
Finland
Kaarlo Jalmari TUOMINEN
Finland
Alfred Dompert
Germany
1948 Tore Sjöstrand
Sweden
Erik Elmsäter
Sweden
Göte Hagström
Sweden
1952 Horace Ashenfelter
United States
Vladimir Kazantsev
Soviet Union
John Disley
Great Britain
1956 Chris Brasher
Great Britain
Sándor Rozsnyói
Hungary
Ernst LARSEN
Norway
1960 Zdzislaw Krzyszkowiak
Poland
Nikolai Sokolov
Soviet Union
Semen Rzhischin
Soviet Union
1964 Gaston Roelants
Belgium
Maurice Herriott
Great Britain
Ivan Belyaev
Soviet Union
1968 Amos Biwott
Kenya
Benjamin Kogo
Kenya
George Young
United States
1972 Kipchoge Keino
Kenya
Ben Jipcho
Kenya
Tapio Kantanen
Finland
1976 Anders Gärderud
Sweden
Bronislaw Malinowski
Poland
Frank Baumgartl
East Germany
1980 Bronislaw Malinowski
Poland
Filbert Bayi
Tanzania
Eshetu Tura
Ethiopia
1984 Julius Korir
Kenya
Joseph Mahmoud
France
Brian Diemer
United States
1988 Julius Kariuki
Kenya
Peter Koech
Kenya
Mark Rowland
Great Britain
1992 Matthew Birir
Kenya
Patrick Sang
Kenya
William Mutwol
Kenya
1996 Joseph Keter
Kenya
Moses Kiptanui
Kenya
Alessandro Lambruschini
Italy
2000 Reuben Kosgei
Kenya
Wilson Boit Kipketer
Kenya
Ali Ezzine
Morocco
2004 Ezekiel Kemboi
Kenya
Brimin Kipruto
Kenya
Paul Kipsiele Koech
Kenya
2008 Brimin Kipruto
Kenya
Mahiedine Mekhissi-Benabbad
France
Richard Mateelong
Kenya
2012 Ezekiel Kemboi
Kenya
Mahiedine Mekhissi-Benabbad
France
Abel Kiprop Mutai
Kenya
2016 Conseslus Kipruto
Kenya
Evan Jager
United States
Mahiedine Mekhissi-Benabbad
France