History of Olympic Results: 400 Meters – Women

2016
(Rio de Janeiro, August 15)
1 Shaunae Miller (Bahamas) 49.44
2 Allyson Felix (USA) 49.51
3 Shericka Jackson (Jamaica) 49.85
4 Natasha Hastings (USA) 50.34
5 Phyllis Francis (USA) 50.41
6 Stephenie Ann McPherson (Jamaica) 50.97
7 Olha Zemlyak (Ukraine) 51.24
8 Libania Grenot (Italy) 51.25
2012
(London, August 5)
1 Sanya Richards-Ross (USA) 49.55
2 Christine Ohuruogu (Great Britain) 49.70
3 DeeDee Trotter (USA) 49.72
4 Amantle Montsho (Botswana) 49.75
5 Novlene Williams-Mills (Jamaica) 50.11
6 Antonina Krivoshapka (Russia) 50.17
7 Francena McCorory (USA) 50.33
8 Rosemarie Whyte (Jamaica) 50.79
2008
1 Christine Ohuruogu (Great Britain) 49.62
2 Shericka Williams (Jamaica) 49.69
3 Sanya Richards-Ross (USA) 49.93
4 Yuliya Gushchina (Russia) 50.01
5 Anastasiya Kapachinskaya (Russia) 50.03
6 Tatyana Firova (Russia) 50.11
7 Rosemarie Whyte (Jamaica) 50.68
8 Amantle Montsho (Botswana) 51.18
[Mary Wineberg (USA) 5th in semi]
[Deedee Trotter (USA) 7th in semi]
2004
1 Tonique Williams-Darling (Bahamas) 49.41
2 Ana Guevara (Mexico) 49.56
3 Natalya Antyukh (Russia) 49.89
4 Monique Hennagan (USA) 49.97
5 Deedee Trotter (USA) 50.00
6 Sanya Richards-Ross (USA) 50.19
7 Christine Amertil (Bahamas) 50.37
8 Natalya Nazarova (Russia) 50.65
2000
1 Cathy Freeman (Australia) 49.11
2 Lorraine Graham (Jamaica) 49.58
3 Katharine Merry (Great Britain) 49.72
4 Donna Fraser (Great Britain) 49.79
5 Ana Guevara (Mexico) 49.96
6 Heide Seyerling (South Africa) 50.05
7 Fali Ogunkoya (Nigeria) 50.12
8 Olga Kotlyarova (Russia) 51.04
[Monique Hennagan (USA) 6th in quarter]
[LaTasha Colander (USA) 5th in quarter]
[Michelle Collins (USA) 4th in heat]
1996
1 Marie-José Pérec (France) 48.25
2 Cathy Freeman (Australia) 48.63
3 Fali Ogunkoya (Nigeria) 49.10
4 Pauline Davis (Bahamas) 49.28
5 Jearl Miles Clark (USA) 49.55
6 Fatima Yusuf (Nigeria) 49.77
7 Sandie Richards (Jamaica) 50.45
8 Grit Beuer (Germany) 50.71
[Kim Graham (USA) 5th in semi]
[Maicel Malone (USA) 6th in semi]
[Pérec 48.25 OR]
1992
1 Marie-José Pérec (France) 48.83
2 Olga Bryzgina (Ukraine) 49.05
3 Ximena Restrepo (Colombia) 49.64
4 Olga Nazarova II (Russia) 49.69
5 Jillian Richardson (Canada) 49.93
6 Rochelle Stevens (USA) 50.11
7 Sandie Richards (Jamaica) 50.19
8 Phylis Smith (Great Britain) 50.87
[Jearl Miles Clark (USA) 5th in semi]
[Natasha Kaiser-Brown (USA) 6th in semi]
1988
1 Olga Bryzgina (Soviet Union) 48.65
2 Petra Müller (East Germany) 49.45
3 Olga Nazarova II (Soviet Union) 49.90
4 Valerie Brisco (USA) 50.16
5 Diane Dixon (USA) 50.72
6 Denean Howard (USA) 51.12
7 Helga Arendt (West Germany) 51.17
8 Maree Holland (Australia) 51.25
[Bryzgina 48.65 OR]
1984
1 Valerie Brisco (USA) 48.83
2 Chandra Cheeseborough (USA) 49.05
3 Kathy Cook (Great Britain) 49.43
4 Marita Payne (Canada) 49.91
5 Lillie Leatherwood (USA) 50.25
6 Ute Thimm (West Germany) 50.45
7 Charmaine Crooks (Canada) 50.45
8 Ruth Waithera (Kenya) 51.56
[Brisco 48.83 OR]
1980
1 Marita Koch (East Germany) 48.88
2 Jarmila Kratochvílová (Czechoslovakia) 49.46
3 Christina Lathan (East Germany) 49.66
4 Irina Bagryantseva (Soviet Union) 50.07
5 Nina Zyuskova (Soviet Union) 50.17
6 Gabriele Löwe (East Germany) 51.33
7 Pirjo Häggman (Finland) 51.35
8 Linsey Macdonald (Great Britain) 52.40
[Koch 48.88 OR]
1976
1 Irena Szewińska (Poland) 49.28
2 Christina Lathan (East Germany) 50.51
3 Ellen Streidt (East Germany) 50.55
4 Pirjo Häggman (Finland) 50.56
5 Rosalyn Bryant (USA) 50.65
6 Sheila Ingram (USA) 50.90
7 Riita Salin (Finland) 50.98
8 Debra Sapenter (USA) 51.66
[Szewinska 50.48 OR {semi}, 49.28 WR, OR]
1972
1 Monika Zehrt (East Germany) 51.08
2 Rita Wilden (West Germany) 51.21
3 Kathy Hammond (USA) 51.64
4 Helga Seidler (East Germany) 51.86
5 Mable Fergerson (USA) 51.96
6 Charlene Rendina (Australia) 51.99
7 Dagmar Käsling (East Germany) 52.19
8 Györgyi Balogh (Hungary) 52.39
[Debra Edwards (USA) 5th in heat]
[Rendina 51.94 OR {heat}; Balogh 51.71 OR {quarter}; Zehrt
51.47 OR {semi}, 51.08 OR]
1968
1 Colette Besson (France) 52.0(A) (52.03)
2 Lillian Board (Great Britain) 52.1 (52.12)
3 Natalya Chistyakova (Soviet Union) 52.2 (52.25)
4 Janet Simpson (Great Britain) 52.5 (52.27)
5 Aurelia Penton (Cuba) 52.7 (52.75)
6 Jarvis Scott (USA) 52.7 (52.79)
7 Helga Henning (West Germany) 52.8 (52.89)
8 Hermina van der Hoeven (Holland) 53.0 (53.02)
[Esther Stroy (USA) 5th in semi]
[Lois Drinkwater (USA) 8th in semi]
[Besson 52.0 =OR]
1964
1 Betty Cuthbert (Australia) 52.0 (52.01)
2 Ann Packer (Great Britain) 52.2 (52.20)
3 Judy Amoore (Australia) 53.4
4 Antónia Munkácsi (Hungary) 54.4
5 Mariya Itkina (Soviet Union) 54.6
6 Tilly van der Zwaard (Holland) 55.2
7 Gertrud Schmidt (East Germany) 55.4
8 Evelyne Lebret (France) 55.5
[Janell Smith (USA) 6th in semi; only U.S. entrant]
[Munkácsi 54.4 (54.42) OR {heat}; Packer 53.1 (53.18) OR
{heat}, 52.7 (52.77) OR {semi}; Cuthbert 52.0 OR]
1960
(not contested before 1964)