The 1988 Summer Olympic Games

Updated February 23, 2017 | Factmonster Staff

The Question:

We all know that when Ben Johnson was disqualified at the Seoul Olympics, Carl Lewis consequently won the gold medal. Who were third and fourth over the line, winning silver and bronze?

The Answer:

It's tough to forget Canada's Ben Johnson who won the 100-meter run at the 1988 Summer Olympic Games in Seoul, South Korea in a world-record time of 9.79 seconds, only to be stripped of his medal and the record for testing positive for performance-enhancing drugs.

To answer your question, Carl Lewis, USA, (9.92 seconds) was awarded the gold medal. Great Britain's Linford Christie (9.97) was awarded the silver and Calvin Smith, USA, (9.99) was awarded the bronze.

Incidentally, it was the first time in Summer Games history that all three medal winners ran the race in under 10 seconds.

-The Fact Monster

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