The Bowerman on the World Stage

International Success

As of August 2017, 11 past winners have won 10 Olympic medals — including five gold medals — 7 World Championships, 5 Indoor World Championships and 22 total World Championship medals:

  • Galen Rupp (2009 men’s winner)
    • SILVER: 10k (2012 Olympics);
    • BRONZE: Marathon (2016 Olympics)
  • Jenny (Barringer) Simpson (2009 women’s winner)
    • GOLD: 1500 (2011 WCs)
    • 2x SILVER: 1500 (2013 WCs, 2017 WCs)
    • BRONZE: 1500 (2016 Olympics)
  • Ashton Eaton (2010 men’s winner)
    • 7x GOLD: Decathlon (2016 Olympics, 2015 WCs, 2013 WCs, 2012 Olympics); Heptathlon (2016 iWCs, 2014 iWCs, 2012 iWCs)
    • SILVER: Decathlon (2011 WCs)
  • Ngoni Makusha (2011 men’s winner)
    • BRONZE: Long jump (2011 WCs)
  • Jessica Beard (2011 women’s winner)
    • GOLD: 4×400 (2011 WCs)
    • SILVER: 4×400 (2013 WCs)
  • Derek Drouin (2013 men’s winner)
    • GOLD: High jump (2016 Olympics, 2015 WCs)
    • 2x BRONZE: High jump (2013 WCs, 2012 Olympics)
  • Brianna Rollins (2013 women’s winner)
    • GOLD: 100 Hurdles (2016 Olympics, 2013 WCs)
    • SILVER: 60 Hurdles (2016 iWCs)
  • Deon Lendore (2014 men’s winner)
    • SILVER: 4×400 (2015 WCs)
    • BRONZE: 4×400 (2016 iWCs, 2012 Olympics); 400 (2016 iWCs)
  • Marquis Dendy (2015 men’s winner)
    • GOLD: Long jump (2016 iWCs)
  • Jarrion Lawson (2016 men’s winner)
    • SILVER: Long jump (2017 WCs)
  • Courtney Okolo (2016 women’s winner)
    • GOLD: 4×400 (2016 Olympics, 2016 iWCs)

 

20 finalists (including the above winners) have won 16 Olympic medals, 14 World Championships, 8 Indoor World Championships and 44 total World Championship medals:

 

  • Shawn Barber (2015 men’s finalist)
    • GOLD: Pole Vault (2015 WCs)
  • Brigetta Barrett (2012/2013 women’s finalist)
    • 2x SILVER: High jump (2012 Olympics, 2013 WCs)
  • Kori Carter (2013 women’s finalist)
    • GOLD: 400 Hurdles (2017 WCs)
  • Christian Coleman (2017 men’s finalist)
    • SILVER: 100 (2017 WCs), 4×100 (2017 WCs)
  • Fred Kerley (2017 men’s finalist)
    • SILVER: 4×400 (2017 WCs)
  • Tony McQuay (2012 men’s finalist)
    • 3x GOLD: 4×400 (2016 Olympics, 2015 WCs, 2013 WCs)
    • SILVER: 4×400 (2017 WCs); 400 (2013 WCs); SILVER, 4×400 (2012 Olympics)
  • Blessing Okagbare (2010 women’s finalist)
    • SILVER: Long Jump (2013 WCs)
    • BRONZE: 200 (2013 WCs); Long jump (2008 Olympics)
  • Jenna Prandini (2015 women’s finalist)
    • SILVER, 4×100 Relay (2015 WCs)
  • Christian Taylor (2011 men’s finalist)
    • 5x GOLD: Triple jump (2017 WCs, 2016 Olympics, 2015 WCs, 2012 Olympics, 2011 WCs)
    • SILVER: Triple Jump (2012 iWCs)
  • Brianne Theisen [Eaton] (2012 women’s finalist)
    • GOLD:  Pentathlon (2016 iWCs)
    • SILVER: Heptathlon (2013 WCs, 2015 WCs); Pentathlon (2014 iWCs)
    • BRONZE: Heptathlon (2016 Olympics)
  • Ryan Whiting (2010 men’s finalist)
    • 2x GOLD: Shot Put (2012 iWCs, 2014 iWCs)
    • SILVER: Shot put (2013 WCs)

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