Cycling at the 1996 Summer Olympics – Men's sprint

The men's 200m Sprint at the 1996 Summer Olympics (Cycling) was an event that consisted of cyclists making three laps around the track. Only the time for the last 200 metres of the 750 metres covered was counted as official time. The races were held on July 24 through July 28, 1996 at the Stone Mountain Velodrome.[1]

MedalistsEdit

Gold:   Silver:   Bronze:  
  Jens Fiedler (GER)   Marty Nothstein (USA)   Curt Harnett (CAN)

ResultsEdit

  • Q denotes qualification by place in heat.
  • q denotes qualification by overall place.
  • REL denotes relegated- due to being passed
  • DNS denotes did not start.
  • DNF denotes did not finish.
  • DQ denotes disqualification.
  • NR denotes national record.
  • OR denotes Olympic record.
  • WR denotes world record.
  • PB denotes personal best.
  • SB denotes season best.

Qualifying roundEdit

Times and average speeds are listed. All 24 riders advanced to the first round.

Pos. Athlete NOC Time Ave. Speed Qualify
1. Gary Neiwand   Australia 10.129 s 71.08 km/h q- OR
2. Curt Harnett   Canada 10.175 s 70.76 km/h q
3. Marty Nothstein   United States 10.176 s 70.75 km/h q
4. Jens Fiedler   Germany 10.232 s 70.36 km/h q
5. Eyk Pokorny   Germany 10.233 s 70.36 km/h q
6. Darryn Hill   Australia 10.329 s 69.70 km/h q
7. Pavel Buran   Czech Republic 10.389 s 69.30 km/h q
8. Florian Rousseau   France 10.397 s 69.25 km/h q
9. Viesturs Bērziņš   Latvia 10.463 s 68.81 km/h q
10. Roberto Chiappa   Italy 10.473 s 68.74 km/h q
11. Jose Moreno   Spain 10.492 s 68.62 km/h q
12. William Clay   United States 10.543 s 68.29 km/h q
13. George Himonetos   Greece 10.602 s 68.18 km/h q
14. Frédéric Magné   France 10.602 s 67.91 km/h q
15. Jose Escuredo   Spain 10.630 s 67.73 km/h q
16. Martin Hrbacek   Slovakia 10.693 s 67.33 km/h q
17. Jean-Pierre van Zyl   South Africa 10.695 s 67.32 km/h q
18. Lambros Vasilopoulos   Greece 10.726 s 67.12 km/h q
19. Yuichiro Kamiyama   Japan 10.772 s 66.83 km/h q
20. Peter Bazalik   Slovakia 10.837 s 66.43 km/h q
21. Gianluca Capitano   Italy 10.895 s 66.08 km/h q
22. Hyeon Byeong-cheol   South Korea 11.001 s 65.44 km/h q
23. Darren McKenzie Potter   New Zealand 11.211 s 64.22 km/h q
24. Claus Martínez   Bolivia 12.341 s 58.34 km/h q

First RoundEdit

The first round consisted of twelve heats of two riders each. Winners advanced to the next round, losers competed in the repechage.

Heat Pos Athlete NOS Time Qualify
1 1 Gary Neiwand   Australia 11.191 s Q
2 Claus Martinez Arroyo   Bolivia
2 1 Curt Harnett   Canada 11.380 s Q
2 Darren McKenzie Potter   New Zealand
3 1 Marty Nothstein   United States 11.415 s Q
2 Byung Hyun   South Korea
4 1 Jens Fiedler   Germany 11.722 s Q
2 Gianluca Capitano   Italy
5 1 Eyk Pokorny   Germany 10.995 s Q
2 Peter Bazalik   Slovakia
6 1 Darryn Hill   Australia 11.192 s Q
2 Yuichiro Kamiyama   Japan
7 1 Pavel Buran   Czech Republic 11.700 s Q
2 Labros Vassilopoulus   Greece
8 1 Florian Rousseau   France 11.296 s Q
2 Jean-Pierre van Zyl   South Africa
9 1 Viesturs Berzins   Latvia 11.008 s Q
2 Martin Hrbacek   Slovakia
10 1 Roberto Chiappa   Italy 10.896 s Q
2 Jose Escuredo   Spain
11 1 Frédéric Magné   France 10.740 s Q
2 Jose Moreno   Spain
12 1 George Himonetos   Greece 11.182 s Q
2 William Clay   United States

First Round repechageEdit

The twelve defeated cyclists from the first round took part in the first round repechage. The winner of each heat rejoined the twelve victors of the first round in advancing to the second round

Heat Pos Athlete NOS Time Qualify
1 1 William Clay   United States 11.191 s Q
2 Claus Martinez Arroyo   Bolivia
2 1 Jose Moreno   Spain 11.017 s Q
2 Darren McKenzie Potter   New Zealand
3 1 Jose Escuredo   Spain 11.257 s Q
2 Byung Hyun   South Korea
4 1 Martin Hrbacek   Slovakia 11.076 s Q
2 Gianluca Capitano   Italy
5 1 Peter Bazalik   Slovakia 11.222 s Q
2 Jean-Pierre van Zyl   South Africa
6 1 Labros Vassilopoulus   Greece 11.060 s Q
2 Yuichiro Kamiyama   Japan

Second Round RoundEdit

The second round consisted of nine heats of two riders each. Winners advanced to the 1/8 finals, losers competed in the repechage.

Heat Pos Athlete NOS Time Qualify
1 1 Gary Neiwand   Australia 11.249 s Q
2 Labros Vassilopoulus   Greece
2 1 Curt Harnett   Canada 11.058 s Q
2 Peter Bazalik   Slovakia
3 1 Marty Nothstein   United States 10.899 s Q
2 Martin Hrbacek   Slovakia
4 1 Jens Fiedler   Germany 10.597 s Q
2 Jose Escuredo   Spain
5 1 Eyk Pokorny   Germany 10.966 s Q
2 Jose Moreno   Spain
6 1 Darryn Hill   Australia 10.811 s Q
2 William Clay   United States
7 1 Pavel Buran   Czech Republic 11.272 s Q
2 George Himonetos   Greece
8 1 Florian Rousseau   France 10.745 s Q
2 Frédéric Magné   France
9 1 Viesturs Berzins   Latvia 11.044 s Q
2 Roberto Chiappa   Italy

Second Round repechageEdit

The nine defeated cyclists from the second round took part in the second round repechage. The winner of each heat rejoined the nine victors of the second round in advancing to the 1/8 finals.

Heat Pos Athlete NOS Time Qualify
1 1 Roberto Chiappa   Italy 11.378 s Q
2 Labros Vassilopoulus   Greece
3 William Clay   United States REL
2 1 Jose Moreno   Spain 11.089 s Q
2 George Himonetos   Greece
3 Peter Bazalik   Slovakia
3 1 Frédéric Magné   France 11.035 s Q
2 Gianluca Capitano   Italy
3 Jose Escuredo   Spain

1/8 finalEdit

The 1/8 round consisted of six matches, each pitting two of the twelve remaining cyclists against each other. The winners advanced to the quarterfinals, with the losers getting another chance in the 1/8 repechage.

Heat Pos Athlete NOS Time Qualify
1 1 Gary Neiwand   Australia 11.625 s Q
2 Frédéric Magné   France
2 1 Curt Harnett   Canada 10.793 s Q
2 Jose Moreno   Spain
3 1 Marty Nothstein   United States 11.047 s Q
2 Roberto Chiappa   Italy
4 1 Jens Fiedler   Germany 10.808 s Q
2 Viesturs Berzins   Latvia
5 1 Florian Rousseau   France 10.828 s Q
2 Eyk Pokorny   Germany
6 1 Darryn Hill   Australia 11.008 s Q
2 Pavel Buran   Czech Republic

1/8 repechageEdit

The six cyclists defeated in the 1/8 round competed in the 1/8 repechage. Two heats of three riders were held. Winners rejoined the victors from the 1/8 round and advanced to the quarterfinals. The four other riders competed in the 9th through 12th place classification.

Heat Pos Athlete NOS Time Qualify
1 1 Frédéric Magné   France 10.975 s Q
2 Pavel Buran   Czech Republic
3 Viesturs Berzins   Latvia
2 1 Eyk Pokorny   Germany 10.982 s Q
2 Roberto Chiappa   Italy
3 Jose Moreno   Spain

QuarterfinalsEdit

The eight riders that had advanced to the quarterfinals competed pairwise in four matches. Each match consisted of two races, with a potential third race being used as a tie-breaker if each cyclist won one of the first two races. The winners advanced to the semifinals, with the losers racing in a 5-8 placement race.

Heat Pos Athlete NOS Time 1 Time 2 Time 3 Qualify
1 1 Gary Neiwand   Australia 10.794 s 11.091 s Q
2 Eyk Pokorny   Germany
2 1 Curt Harnett   Canada 11.127 s REL 10.712 Q
2 Frédéric Magné   France 11.022
3 1 Marty Nothstein   United States 10.950 s 10.650 s Q
2 Darryn Hill   Australia
4 1 Jens Fiedler   Germany 10.752 s 10.957 s Q
2 Florian Rousseau   France

Classification 5-8Edit

Held 19 September
The 5-8 classification was a single race with all four riders that had lost in the quarterfinals. The winner of the race received 5th place, with the others taking the three following places in order.

Pos Athlete NOS Time
1 Darryn Hill   Australia 11.072 s
2 Frédéric Magné   France
3 Eyk Pokorny   Germany
4 Florian Rousseau   France

SemifinalsEdit

The four riders that had advanced to the semifinals competed pairwise in two matches. Each match consisted of two races, with a potential third race being used as a tie-breaker if each cyclist won one of the first two races. Winners advanced to the finals, losers competed in the bronze medal match.

Heat Pos Athlete NOS Time 1 Time 2 Decider Qualify
1 1 Jens Fiedler   Germany 10.618 s 10.974 s Q
2 Gary Neiwand   Australia
2 1 Marty Nothstein   United States 10.731 s 10.905 s Q
2 Curt Harnett   Canada

Medal FinalsEdit

Bronze medal matchEdit

The bronze medal match was contested in a set of three races, with the winner of two races declared the winner.

Pos Athlete NOS Time 1 Time 2 Decider
1 Curt Harnett   Canada 10.947 s 10.949 s
2 Gary Neiwand   Australia

Gold medal matchEdit

The gold medal match was contested in a set of three races, with the winner of two races declared the winner.

Pos Athlete NOS Time 1 Time 2 Decider
1 Jens Fiedler   Germany 10.664 s 11.074 s
2 Marty Nothstein   United States

Final classificationEdit

Final results
Pos. Athlete NOC
1. Jens Fiedler   Germany
2. Marty Nothstein   United States
3. Curt Harnett   Canada
4. Gary Neiwand   Australia
5. Darryn Hill   Australia
6. Frédéric Magné   France
7. Eyk Pokorny   Germany
8. Florian Rousseau   France

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Cycling at the 1996 Atlanta Summer Games: Men's Sprint". Sports Reference. Retrieved 5 March 2020.

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