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Burundi at the 1996 Summer Olympics

Atlanta, United States. The nation won its first Olympic gold medal in this debut appearance at the Games.


  • Medalists 1
  • Results by event 2
    • Athletics 2.1
      • Men 2.1.1
      • Women 2.1.2
  • References 3


Medal Name Sport Event Date
 Gold Venuste Niyongabo Athletics 5000 m 3 August

Results by event



Track and road events
Athletes Events Heat Round 1 Heat Round 2 Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Arthémon Hatungimana 800 metres 1:47.10 21 Q N/A 1:44.92 9 Did not advance
Charles Nkazamyampi 800 metres 1:47.95 35 N/A Did not advance
Dieudonné Kwizéra 1500 metres 3:41.45 33 N/A Did not advance
Vénuste Niyongabo 5000 metres 13:54.53 13 Q N/A 14:03.48 11 Q 13:07.96
Aloÿs Nizigama 10000 metres 27:53.21 3 Q N/A 27:33.79 4
Tharcisse Gashaka Marathon N/A 2:32:55 90


Track and road events
Athletes Events Heat Round 1 Heat Round 2 Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Justine Nahimana 10000 metres 35:58.51 33 N/A Did not advance


  • Official Olympic Reports
  • International Olympic Committee results database

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