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Great Britain at the 1996 Summer Olympics

The United Kingdom competed as Great Britain at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, United States. British athletes have competed in every single Summer Olympic Games. 300 competitors, 184 men and 116 women, took part in 175 events in 22 sports.[1]

Great Britain at the
1996 Summer Olympics
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg
IOC code GBR
NOC British Olympic Association
in Atlanta
Competitors 300 (184 men and 116 women) in 22 sports
Flag bearer Steve Redgrave (opening)
Roger Black (closing)
Medals
Ranked 36th
Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 8 6 15
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
1906 Intercalated Games

The Atlanta games saw Great Britain's worst performance at a Summer Olympics since 1952. As final medal rankings were tabulated, Great Britain finished in 36th position, with just one gold and overall total of just 15 medals. This was the country's lowest ever numerical ranking in the table, leaving Great Britain with numerous questions about the overall state of sport in the country. The poor British performance at the Atlanta Olympics led to the introduction of National Lottery funding for elite sports,[2] which started the following year.[3] Nevertheless, the single gold medal won by rowers Matthew Pinsent and Steve Redgrave ensured that Great Britain maintained its record of winning at least one gold medal at every Summer Olympics.

Contents

MedallistsEdit

Medals by sport
Sport       Total
Rowing 1 0 1 2
Athletics 0 4 2 6
Sailing 0 2 0 2
Swimming 0 1 1 2
Tennis 0 1 0 1
Cycling 0 0 2 2
Total 1 8 6 15

GoldEdit

SilverEdit

BronzeEdit

Medals by dayEdit

Medals by date
Day Date       Total
1 20 July 0 0 0 0
2 21 July 0 0 0 0
3 22 July 0 1 0 1
4 23 July 0 0 0 0
5 24 July 0 0 0 0
6 25 July 0 0 1 1
7 26 July 0 0 0 0
8 27 July 1 1 1 3
9 28 July 0 0 2 2
10 29 July 0 1 0 1
11 30 July 0 1 0 1
12 31 July 0 1 1 2
13 1 Aug 0 1 0 1
14 2 Aug 0 0 0 0
15 3 Aug 0 2 1 3
16 4 Aug 0 0 0 0
Total 1 8 6 15

ArcheryEdit

Women's Individual Competition:

Men's Individual Competition:

AthleticsEdit

Men's 5,000 metres

  • Qualification – 13:52.16
  • Semi-final – 14:08.39 (→ did not advance)

Men's 4 × 400 m Relay

  • Heat – 3:01.79
  • Semi-final – 3:01.36
  • Final – 2:56.60 (→   Silver Medal)

Men's 400 m Hurdles

  • Heat – 49.31 s
  • Semi-final – 49.43 s (→ did not advance)
  • Heat – 50.41 s (→ did not advance)
  • Heat – 49.78 s (→ did not advance)

Men's 3,000 metres Steeplechase

  • Heat – 8:31.26
  • Semi-finals – 8:46.74 (→ did not advance)
  • Heat – 8:28.32
  • Semi-finals – 8:28.50 (→ did not advance)
  • Heat – 8:46.76 (→ did not advance)

Men's Marathon

Men's 50 km Walk

Men's Discus Throw

  • Qualification – 61.64 m (→ did not advance)
  • Qualification – 54.88 m (→ did not advance)

Men's Hammer Throw

  • Qualification – 69.32 m (→ did not advance)


Women's 4×400 metres Relay

  • Qualification – 3:28.13 (→ did not advance)

Women's 400 m Hurdles

  • Qualification – 55.29
  • Semi-finals – DNF (→ did not advance)

Women's Long Jump

  • Qualification – 6.33 m (→ did not advance)

Women's Triple Jump

  • Qualification – 14.55 m
  • Final – 14.49 m (→ 5th place)
  • Qualification – 13.70 m (→ did not advance)

Women's High Jump

  1. Qualification – 1.90 m (→ did not advance)
  1. Qualification – 1.85 m (→ did not advance)

Women's Javelin Throw

  • Qualification – 58.86 m (→ did not advance)
  • Qualification – 54.72 m (→ did not advance)

Women's Discus Throw

  • Qualification – 58.88 m (→ did not advance)

Women's Shot Put

  • Qualification – 18.56 m
  • Final – 18.34 m (→ 11th place)

Women's Heptathlon

  • Final Result – 6489 points (→   Bronze Medal)

Women's Marathon

Women's 10 km Walk

BadmintonEdit

Beach volleyballEdit

BoxingEdit

Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semi-finals Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
David Burke Featherweight   Huste (GER)
L 9–13
Did not advance
Fola Okesola Heavyweight Bye   Jones (USA)
L RSCI
Did not advance

CanoeingEdit

CyclingEdit

Road competitionEdit

Men's Individual Time Trial

  • Final – 1:04:36 (→   Bronze Medal)

Women's Individual Road Race

  • Final – 02:37:06 (→ 11th place)
  • Final – 02:37:06 (→ 19th place)
  • Final – 02:53:47 (→ 43rd place)

Women's Individual Time Trial

  • Final – 39:09 (→ 14th place)
  • Final – 41:16 (→ 21st place)

Track competitionEdit

Men's Team Pursuit

Mountain BikeEdit

Men's Cross Country

  • Final – 2:29:10 (→ 12th place)
  • Final – 2:32:30 (→ 15th place)

Women's Cross Country

  • Final – 2:04.44 (→ 22nd place)

DivingEdit

Men's 3m Springboard

  • Preliminary Heat – 345.33
  • Semi-final – 203.46 (→ did not advance, 18th place)
  • Preliminary Heat – 318.69 (→ did not advance, 24th place)

Women's 10m Platform

  • Preliminary Heat – 251.73
  • Semi-final – 158.43
  • Final – 259.68 (→ 9th place)

EquestrianEdit

FencingEdit

Two fencers, one man and one woman, represented Great Britain in 1996.

Men's sabre
Women's foil

GymnasticsEdit

HockeyEdit

Men's Team CompetitionEdit

  • Preliminary Round (Group B)
  • Classification Matches
  • Team Roster

Women's Team CompetitionEdit

  • Round Robin
  • Bronze Medal Game
  • Great Britain – Netherlands 0–0 (The Netherlands wins after penalty strokes, 3–4) → Fourth place
  • Team Roster

JudoEdit

Modern pentathlonEdit

Men's Individual Competition:

RowingEdit

Men
Athlete Event Heats Repechage Semi-finals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Peter Haining Single sculls 7:42.65 4 R 7:45.95 2 SA/B 7:30.47 6 FB 6:55.06 11
Matthew Pinsent
Steve Redgrave
Pair 6:50.04 1 Q N/A 6:50.30 1 FA 6:20.09  
James Cracknell
Bob Thatcher
Guy Pooley*
Double sculls 7:00.74 5 R 7:00.81 1 SC/D 6:51.22 2 FC 6:51.41 17
Nicholas Strange
Andrew Sinton
Lightweight double sculls 6:56.86 5 R 6:22.27 2 SA/B 6:39.20 5 FB 6:31.15 12
Tim Foster
Rupert Obholzer
Greg Searle
Jonny Searle
Four 6:14.74 1 Q N/A 6:10.78 1 FA 6:07.28  
Ben Helm
Tom Kay
David Lemon
James McNiven
Lightweight four 6:35.95 5 R 6:02.65 2 SA/B 6:19.07 5 FB 6:05.13 10
Peter Bridge
Roger Brown
Richard Hamilton
Ben Hunt-Davis
Matthew Parish
Graham Smith
Alex Story
James Walker
Garry Herbert (cox)
Eight 5:49.37 4 R 5:33.22 3 FB N/A 5:40.23 8
Women
Athlete Event Heats Repechage Semi-finals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Guin Batten Single sculls 8:16.75 4 R 8:44.73 2 SA/B 7:56.61 3 FA 7:45.08 7
Philippa Cross
Kate MacKenzie
Pair 8:03.53 4 R 8:15.26 3 SA/B 7:59.57 6 FB 7:34.68 12
Miriam Batten
Cath Bishop
Dot Blackie
Lisa Eyre
Alison Gill
Kate Pollitt
Annamarie Stapleton
Joanne Turvey
Suzie Ellis (cox)
Eight 6:39.34 4 R 6:12.28 6 FB N/A 6:15.21 7

SailingEdit

ShootingEdit

SwimmingEdit

Men's 50 m Freestyle

  • Heat – 22.73
  • B-Final – 23.01 (→ 16th place)

Men's 100 m Freestyle

  • Heat – 51.03 (→ did not advance, 28th place)

Men's 200 m Freestyle

  • Heat – 1:49.05
  • Swim-off – 1:48.89
  • Final – 1:49.39 (→ 8th place)
  • Heat – 1:51.06
  • B-Final – 1:50.59 (→ 15th place)

Men's 400 m Freestyle

  • Heat – 3:51.98
  • Final – 3:49.00 (→   Silver Medal)

Men's 1500 m Freestyle

  • Heat – 15.14.81
  • Final – 15:02.48 (→   Bronze Medal)
  • Heat – 15:22.65 (→ did not advance, 10th place)

Men's 100 m Backstroke

  • Heat – 56.27
  • B-Final – 56.07 (→ 10th place)
  • Heat – 57.17 (→ did not advance, 28th place)

Men's 200 m Backstroke

  • Heat – 2:01.35
  • B-Final – 2:02.40 (→ 13th place)
  • Heat – 2:07.75 (→ did not advance, 32nd place)

Men's 100 m Breaststroke

  • Heat – 1:02.78
  • B-Final – 1:02.51 (→ 11th place)

Men's 200 m Breaststroke

  • Heat – 2:14.96
  • Final – 2:14.37 (→ 4th place)

Men's 100 m Butterfly

  • Heat – 53.73
  • B-Final – 53.23 (→ 9th place)

Men's 200 m Butterfly

  • Heat – 1:58.16
  • Final – 1:58.47 (→ 7th place)

Men's 4 × 100 m Freestyle Relay

  • Heat – 3:21.34
  • Final – 3:21.52 (→ 8th place)

Men's 4 × 200 m Freestyle Relay

  • Heat – 7:21.92
  • Final – 7:18.74 (→ 5th place)

Men's 4 × 100 m Medley Relay

  • Heat – DSQ (→ did not advance)


Women's 50 m Freestyle

  • Heat – 26.39 (→ did not advance, 23rd place)

Women's 100 m Freestyle

  • Heat – 56.40
  • B-Final – 56.32 (→ 14th place)
  • Heat – 56.62
  • B-Final – 56.58 (→ 16th place)

Women's 200 m Freestyle

  • Heat – 2:01.46
  • B-Final – 2:02.58 (→ 13th place)

Women's 400 m Freestyle

  • Heat – 4:14.50
  • B-Final – 4:14.13 (→ 9th place)

Women's 800 m Freestyle

  • Heat – 8:37.54
  • Final – 8:41.75 (→ 8th place)

Women's 100 m Backstroke

  • Heat – 1:03.89
  • B-Final – 1:03.61 (→ 13th place)

Women's 200 m Backstroke

  • Heat – 2:15.12
  • B-Final – 2:14.50 (→ 12th place)

Women's 100 m Breaststroke

  • Heat – 1:10.83 (→ did not advance, 17th place)

Women's 200 m Breaststroke

  • Heat – 2:31.12
  • B-Final – 2:31.39 (→ 14th place)

Women's 200 m Individual Medley

  • Heat – 2:18.81 (→ did not advance, 21st place)

Women's 400 m Individual Medley

  • Heat – 4:54.64 (→ did not advance, 19th place)

Women's 4 × 100 m Freestyle Relay

  • Heat – 3:48.26 (→ did not advance, 9th place)

Women's 4 × 200 m Freestyle Relay

  • Heat – 8:14.92 (→ did not advance, 10th place)

Women's 4 × 100 m Medley Relay

  • Heat – 4:13.75 (→ did not advance, 13th place)

Table tennisEdit

TennisEdit

Men
Athlete Event Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semi-finals Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Tim Henman Singles   Matsuoka (JPN)
W 7–6(7–4), 6–3
  Woodbridge (AUS)
L 6–7(6–8), 6–7(5–7)
Did not advance
Greg Rusedski   Frana (ARG)
W 4–6, 7–5, 6–3
  Gustafsson (SWE)
W 6–7(4–7), 7–6(7–3), 6–3
  Bruguera (ESP)
L 6–7(7–9), 3–6
Did not advance
Neil Broad
Tim Henman
Doubles N/A   Krošlák /
Kučera (SVK)
W 6–3, 6–3
  Connell /
Nestor (CAN)
W 7–6(7–5), 4–6, 6–4
  Novák /
Vacek (CZE)
W 7–6(7–4), 6–4
  Goellner /
Prinosil (GER)
W 4–6, 6–3, 10–8
  Woodbridge /
Woodforde (AUS)
L 4–6, 4–6, 2–6
 
Women
Athlete Event Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semi-finals Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Clare Wood Singles   Farina (ITA)
L 2–6, 2–6
Did not advance
Valda Lake
Clare Wood
Doubles N/A   K Maleeva /
M Maleeva (BUL)
W 3–6, 7–6(10–8), 6–3
  Coetzer /
de Swardt (RSA)
W 7–5, 7–5
  G Fernández /
MJ Fernández (USA)
L 2–6, 1–6
Did not advance

WeightliftingEdit

Men's Light-Heavyweight

  • Final – 147.5 + 180.0 = 327.5 (→ 12th place)

WrestlingEdit

ReferencesEdit