Summer Olympic Games 1996 – 2012
Renaud Lavillenie’s gold at London 2012 was not a one-off. He is the third Frenchman to have won the Olympic title in men’s pole vault since 1984. The United States has more range, having won gold in every jumping event on the men’s side in the last two decades.
Also in London, long jumper Caterine Ibarguen won Colombia’s first ever medal in track and field and she will be the favourite to upgrade it in Rio, while high jumper Mutaz Essa Barshim will aim for the first ever Olympic gold for Qatar – unlike many Qatari athletes, he was actually born in the country. Also hoping to reach new heights is Levern Spencer, who could be the first to take any Olympic medal home to the tiny island of Saint Lucia.
This table includes medals reallocated as a result of disqualifications. It does not take into account disqualifications where medals have yet to be reallocated, nor the results of retests of 2008 and 2012 samples, where disqualifications have yet to be confirmed.
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