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2016 Olympics
Women’s Medal Predictions

by T&FN World Rankings panelist Jonathan Berenbom (switch to men's picks)

(as of June 23, 2016)

For now, these predictions are based on no Russians being eligible for Rio.

  GOLD SILVER BRONZE
100 Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce (Jamaica) Tori Bowie (USA) Elaine Thompson (Jamaica)
200 Dafne Schippers (Netherlands) Tori Bowie (USA) Allyson Felix (USA)
400 Shaunae Miller (Bahamas) Allyson Felix (USA) Courtney Okolo (USA)
800 Caster Semenya (South Africa) Francine Niyonsaba (Burundi) Margaret Wambui (Kenya)
1500 Genzebe Dibaba (Ethiopia) Faith Kipyegon (Kenya) Sifan Hassan (Netherlands)
St Ruth Chebet (Bahrain) Hyvin Jepkemoi (Kenya) Habiba Ghribi (Tunisia)
5000 Genzebe Dibaba (Ethiopia) Almaz Ayana (Ethiopia) Hellen Obiri (Kenya)
10K Vivian Cheruiyot (Kenya) Gelete Burka (Ethiopia) Irene Cheptai (Kenya)
100H Keni Harrison (USA) Brianna Rollins (USA) Jasmin Stowers (USA)
400H Zuzana Hejnová (Czech Republic) Shamier Little (USA) Janeive Russell (Jamaica)
Mar Mare Dibaba (Ethiopia) Jemima Sumgong (Kenya) Tirfe Tsegaye (Ethiopia)
20W Hong Liu (China) Maria Guadalupe González (Mexico) Eleonora Giorgi (Italy)
4 x 100 Jamaica United States Great Britain
4 x 400 United States Jamaica Great Britain

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  GOLD SILVER BRONZE
HJ Kamila Lićwinko (Poland) Blanka Vlašić (Croatia) Ruth Beitia (Spain)
PV Jenn Suhr (USA) Yarisley Silva (Cuba) Ekateríni Stefanídi (Greece)
LJ Brittney Reese (USA) Ivana Španović (Serbia) Tianna Bartoletta (USA)
TJ Caterine Ibargüen (Colombia) Yulimar Rojas (Venezuela) Olga Rypakova (Kazakhstan)
SP Gong Lijiao (China) Valerie Adams (New Zealand) Christina Schwanitz (Germany)
DT Sandra Perković (Croatia) Julia Fischer (Germany) Denia Caballero (Cuba)
HT Anita Włodarczyk (Poland) Zhang Wenxiu (China) Betty Heidler (Germany)
JT Barbora Špotáková (Czech Republic) Sunette Viljoen (South Africa) Madara Palameika (Latvia)
Hept Brianne Theisen-Eaton (Canada) Jessica Ennis-Hill (Great Britain) Katarina Johnson-Thompson (Great Britain)