Olympic Stat Factoids: Day 5, Evening(by K. Ken Nakamura)
12.46 is the 5th fastest time and 2nd fastest semi at 100mH in Olympic Games
The fastest semi is 12.43 by Lolo Jones from 2008
12.46 is UK all comer record. Previous record is 12.48 by Pearson in 2011 (Birmingham)
12.39 is third fastest 100mH in the Olympics and again UK All comers record.
And the fastest semi in OG.
6.40m made the final of LJ today. It would not have made the final in any Olympics after 1984
1:44.93 was the slowest to make the final. That would have made the final in every Olympic 800 semi
except in 2000 when 1:44.85 was required to make the final
22.56 is the slowest time to qualify today. It would have made the final in every Olympics
except for 1988 when 22.55 was required
Ehsan Hadadi (IRI) become the first Asian to win an Olympic medal
Robert Harting become the first World Youth medalist to win the Olympic
Best marks for place for 4th and 5th at the Olympics were set.
Hadadi became the 4th Discus Thrower to win medal at both World Junior and Olympics
Harding became the fifth Discus Thrower to win both World Championships and Olympics
2.38 is the second highest winning height in the Olympic just behind 2.39 by Austin in 1996
The winning margin of 5cm is the max since 1980 when Wessig also won by 5cm
9cm difference between 1st and 3rd is the largest since 1900 when it was 15cm
Ukhov became 4th HJumper to win both World Indoor and Olympics
12.35 is the Olympic record and UK All comer record
12.37 by Harper is the fastest losing time in Olympics.
Previous fastest losing time at the Olympics is 12.45 by Krasnova in 2004
Sally Pearson becomes the first World Youth Champion to win the Olympics
Best marks for place in the Olympics at 100mH were set for place 1-5
12.37 is the fastest losing time (not just in Olympics) but all time;
previous best 2nd place time was 12.39 by Zagorcheva in 1986
First US medal at Olympic 1500m since Jim Ryun won silver in 1968
Second medal of any kind for ALG, first since Morceli won gold in 1996
0.04 sec difference between 3rd and 4th is NOT the smallest ever. In 1988 Herold won bronze by 0.03 sec