3-Way Medal Ties


How rare is that 3-way tie for silver medals in the men’s 100 fly tonite? Not all that rare. There have been 21 previous cases at the Olympics where there have been 3 (or more) tied for a medal. It has happened twice for gold medals, in the men’s pommel horse in 1948 and 1988; 8 previous times for silver medals – 5 at the Summer Olympics and 3 at the Winter; and 11 times for bronze medals, most recently at the 2012 men’s athletics high jump, and including once at the Winter Games. There was one 4-way tie, in the 1984 men’s gymnastics horse vault. Here are all the examples of this.

Year Season Sport Class Event G S B TM
1948 Summer Gymnastics Men Pommelled Horse 3 0 0 3
1988 Summer Gymnastics Men Pommelled Horse 3 0 0 3
1906 Summer Athletics Men Standing High Jump 1 3 0 4
1908 Summer Athletics Men High Jump 1 3 0 4
1956 Summer Gymnastics Men Floor Exercise 1 3 0 4
1964 Summer Gymnastics Men Individual All-Around 1 3 0 4
1984 Summer Gymnastics Men Horse Vault 1 4 0 5
2016 Summer Swimming Men 100 butterfly 1 3 0 4
1906 Summer Weightlifting Men Unlimited Two Hands 1 1 3 5
1908 Summer Athletics Men Pole Vault 2 0 3 5
1912 Summer Athletics Men Pole Vault 1 2 3 6
1948 Summer Gymnastics Men Horse Vault 1 1 3 5
1980 Summer Gymnastics Women Uneven Bars 1 1 3 5
1992 Summer Athletics Men High Jump 1 1 3 5
1992 Summer Gymnastics Men Parallel Bars 1 1 3 5
1992 Summer Gymnastics Women Floor Exercise 1 1 3 5
1996 Summer Gymnastics Men Horizontal Bar 1 1 3 5
2012 Summer Athletics Men High Jump 1 1 3 5
1948 Winter Speedskating Men 500 metres 1 3 0 4
1964 Winter Speedskating Men 500 metres 1 3 0 4
1968 Winter Speedskating Women 500 metres 1 3 0 4
1928 Winter Speedskating Men 500 metres 2 0 3 5

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