Olympic Medal Predictions 2016: Who’ll Win Each Track And Field Event At Rio Games


Track and field is often the most exciting part of each Summer Olympic Games, and that certainly could be the case for Rio 2016.

The events on the track begin Friday and last about a week. Some of the brightest stars in Rio will be involved, including reigning fastest man in the world Usain Bolt of Jamaica.

How dominant will Bolt be at the 2016 Summer Olympic Games? Check out our gold medal predictions for every men?s and women?s track and field event below.

100 meters
Men’s: Usain Bolt, Jamaica
Women’s: Torie Bowie, United States

200 meters
Men’s: Usain Bolt, Jamaica
Women’s: Torie Bowie, United States

400 meters
Men’s: LaShawn Merritt, United States
Women’s: Allyson Felix, United States

800 meters
Men’s: Alfred Kipketer, Kenya
Women’s: Renelle Lamote, France

1,500 meters
Men’s: Elijah Manangoi, Kenya
Women’s: Faith Kipyegon, Kenya

3,000-meter steeplechase
Men’s: Conseslus Kipruto, Kenya
Women’s: Ruth Jebet, Bahrain

5,000 meters
Men’s: Mohamed Farah, Great Britain
Women’s: Almaz Ayana, Ethiopia

10,000 meters
Men’s: Paul Tanui, Kenya
Women’s: Alice Aprot, Kenya

Men’s: Tesfaye Abera, Ethiopia
Women’s: Mare Dibaba, Kenya

110-meter hurdles
Men’s: Hansle Parchment, Jamaica
Women’s: Brianna Rollins, United States

400-meter hurdles
Men’s: Michael Tinsley, United States
Women’s: Ashley Spencer, United States

4×100-meter relay
Men’s: Jamaica
Women’s: Jamaica

4×400-meter relay
Men’s: United States
Women’s: United States

20 kilometer walk
Men’s: Ben Thorne, Canada
Women’s: Lu Xiuzhi, China

50 kilometer walk
Men’s: Jared Tallent, Australia

High jump
Men’s: Derek Drouin, Canada
Women’s: Chaunte Lowe, United States

Long jump
Men’s: Rushwal Samaai, South Africa
Women’s: Brooke Stratton, Australia

Triple jump
Men’s: Christian Taylor, United States
Women’s: Yulimar Rojas, Venezuela

Pole vault
Men’s: Renaud Lavillenie, France
Women’s: Jenn Suhr, United States

Shot Put
Men’s: Joe Kovacs, United States
Women’s: Valerie Adams, New Zealand

Men’s: Christoph Harting, Germany
Women’s: Sandra Perkovic, Croatia

Hammer throw
Men’s: Ivan Tikhon, Belarus
Women’s: Zhang Wenxiu, China

Men’s: Thomas Rohler, Germany
Women’s: Barbora Spotakova, Czech Republic

Men’s: Ashton Eaton, United States

Women’s: Brianne Theisen-Eaton, Canada

Thumbnail photo via Kirby Lee/USA TODAY Sports Images

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