Olympics
List of all Olympics Men's 400 Meter winners including gold, silver and bronze medalists.

Men's 400 Meter

400 meter sprint for men is run on an outside track. The length of the inside lane of the track is exactly 400 meter. Michael Johnson of USA is the most famous athlete of 400 meter race for men.

Debut in Olympics
400 meter sprint for men has been in Olympics since its beginning in 1896. Thereafter, the event has been the part of every Olympics.

Dominating Country
In 400 meter race for men, the United States of America or USA has played the dominating part. Athletes from the USA have been the winners of most 400 meter track events in the Olympics.

Rules
Rules governing 400 meter sprint for men have been specified by International Association of Athletics Federations or IAAF. All tracks and fields events in the Olympics are conducted as per the guidelines of the IAAF. Here are some basic rules for 400 meter sprint for men events.
  • The length and width of every lane in the track should not be more or less than specified by the IAAF.
  • If the participants are more than, preliminary heat events are held. Top ten of the heat events qualify for the next round.
  • The maximum radius for the outside lane of the track is 50 meter.
  • IAAF disallows stepping on the inner line of the track.
  • Any athlete who has failed to reach the finishing line is not given any credit.
  • A standard automatic timing device allowed by the IAAF must be used for measurement of time.
  • Any athlete who steps once outside the track boundary is not allowed to rejoin the race.
  • Athletes are allowed to run with spiked shoes.
Great Athletes
Participating in the Olympics, great athletes have earned the name for themselves and their country. These are Roger Black, Lee Evans, Otis Davis, Michael Johnson, Alberto Juantorena, Danny Everett, Michael Larrabee, Steve Lewis, Larry James, Alvin Harrison, Wyndham Halswelle, Archie Williams, Eric Liddell, Jeremy Wariner, Butch Reynolds, Quincy Watts, Jerome Young, Alonzo Babers, Viktor Markin, and Vincent Matthews.

Men's 400 Meter Winners at Olympics

Year
Gold Silver Bronze
1896 Thomas Burke
United States
Herbert Jamison
United States
Charles Gmelin
Great Britain
1900 Maxie Long
United States
William Holland
United States
Ernst Schultz
Denmark
1904 Harry Hillman
United States
Frank Waller
United States
Herman Groman
United States
1908 Wyndham Halswelle
Great Britain


1912 Charles Reidpath
United States
Hans Braun
Germany
Edward Lindberg
United States
1920 Bevil Rudd
South Africa
Guy BUTLER
Great Britain
Nils Engdahl
Sweden
1924 Eric Liddell
Great Britain
Horatio Fitch
United States
Guy Butler
Great Britain
1928 Ray Barbuti
United States
Jimmy Ball
Canada
Joachim Büchner
Germany
1932 Bill Carr
United States
Ben Eastman
United States
Alex Wilson
Canada
1936 Archibald Franklin WILLIAMS
United States
Godfrey BROWN
Great Britain
James Ellis LU VALLE
United States
1948 Arthur Wint
Jamaica
Herb McKenley
Jamaica
Mal Whitfield
United States
1952 George Rhoden
Jamaica
Herb McKenley
Jamaica
Ollie Matson
United States
1956 Charles Jenkins
United States
Karl-Friedrich Haas
United Team Of Germany
Ardalion Ignatyev, Voitto Hellstén
Soviet Union, Finland
1960 Otis DAVIS
United States
Carl KAUFMANN
United Team Of Germany
Malcolm Spence
South Africa
1964 Mike LARRABEE
United States
Wendell Mottley
Trinidad and Tobago
Andrzej Badenski
Poland
1968 Lee Evans
United States
Larry James
United States
Ron Freeman
United States
1972 Vincent Matthews
United States
Wayne Collett
United States
Julius Sang
Kenya
1976 Alberto Juantorena
Cuba
Fred Newhouse
United States
Herman Frazier
United States
1980 Viktor Markin
Soviet Union
Rick Mitchell
Australia
Frank Schaffer
East Germany
1984 Alonzo Babers
United States
Gabriel Tiacoh
Ivory Coast
Antonio McKay
United States
1988 Steve Lewis
United States
Butch Reynolds
United States
Danny Everett
United States
1992 Quincy Watts
United States
Steve Lewis
United States
Samson Kitur
Kenya
1996 Michael Johnson
United States
Roger Black
Great Britain
Davis Kamoga
Uganda
2000 Michael Johnson
United States
Alvin Harrison
United States
Greg Haughton
Jamaica
2004 Jeremy Wariner
United States
Otis Harris
United States
Derrick Brew
United States
2008 LaShawn Merritt
United States


2012 KMexicoi James
Grenada
Luguelín Santos
Dominican Republic
Lalonde Gordon
Trinidad and Tobago
2016 Wayde van Niekerk
South Africa
Kirani James
Grenada
LaShawn Merritt
United States