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New Zealand at the 1996 Summer Olympics

New Zealand competed at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, United States. The New Zealand Olympic Committee was represented by 97 athletes and 60 officials. Former Olympic swimmer Dave Gerrard was the team's chef de mission.[1]

New Zealand at the
1996 Summer Olympics
Flag of New Zealand.svg
IOC codeNZL
NOCNew Zealand Olympic Committee
Websitewww.olympic.org.nz
in Atlanta, USA
Competitors97
Flag bearer Barbara Kendall
Medals
Ranked 26th
Gold
3
Silver
2
Bronze
1
Total
6
Officials60
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
 Australasia (1908 · 1912)

Contents

Medal tablesEdit

Medal Name Sport Event Date
  Gold Danyon Loader Swimming Men's 200 m freestyle 20 July
  Gold Danyon Loader Swimming Men's 400 m freestyle 23 July
  Gold Blyth Tait Equestrian Individual eventing 26 July
  Silver Sally Clark Equestrian Individual eventing 26 July
  Silver Barbara Kendall Sailing Women's Mistral 2 August
  Bronze Vaughn Jefferis
Vicky Latta
Andrew Nicholson
Blyth Tait
Equestrian Team eventing 24 July
Medals by sport
Sport       Total
Swimming 2 0 0 2
Equestrian 1 1 1 3
Sailing 0 1 0 1
Total 3 2 1 6
Medals by gender
Gender       Total
Male 2 0 0 2
Female 0 1 0 1
Mixed / open 1 1 1 3
Total 3 2 1 6

ArcheryEdit

New Zealand sent only one archer to Atlanta. He was defeated in the first round.

Athlete Event Ranking round Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Final Rank
Points Rank Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Andrew Lindsay Men's individual 650 33   Lalremsanga (IND)
L 156–160
Did not advance 46

AthleticsEdit

Track and roadEdit

Athlete Event Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Result Rank[i] Result Rank[ii] Result Rank[iii] Result Rank
Craig Barrett Men's 50 km walk N/A 4:15:15 33
Nyla Carroll Women's 10,000 m 32:50.64 10 N/A Did not advance
Matthew Coad Men's 200 m 21.25 5 Did not advance
Chris Donaldson Men's 100 m 10.39 6 Did not advance
Men's 200 m 20.96 6 Did not advance
Anne Hare Women's 5000 m 15:22.31 6 Q N/A 15:29.11 13
Martin Johns Men's 1500 m 3:44.91 11 N/A Did not advance
Robbie Johnston Men's 10,000 m 28:40.60 12 N/A Did not advance
Mark Keddell Men's 200 m 20.93 4 Did not advance
Lorraine Moller Women's marathon N/A 2:42:21 46
Scott Nelson Men's 20 km walk N/A 1:25:50 32
Gus Nketia Men's 100 m 10.34 4 q 10.35 8 Did not advance
Sean Wade Men's marathon N/A 2:30:35 83
Jonathan Wyatt Men's 5000 m 13:52.56 8 Q N/A 13:47.81 10 Did not advance
  1. ^ Ranks given are within the heat
  2. ^ Ranks given are within the quarterfinal
  3. ^ Ranks given are within the semifinal

FieldEdit

Athlete Event Qualification Final
Result Rank Result Rank
Chantal Brunner Women's long jump 6.62 10 q 6.49 10
Beatrice Faumuina Women's discus throw 58.40 23 Did not advance
Gavin Lovegrove Men's javelin throw 77.12 23 Did not advance

CombinedEdit

Athlete Event 100 m Long jump Shot put High jump 400 m 110 m hurdles Discus throw Pole vault Javelin throw 1500 m Total points Rank
Doug Pirini Men's decathlon 10.89
885 pts
7.33
893 pts
14.75
774 pts
1.89
705 pts
48.56
882 pts
14.88
864 pts
45.34
774 pts
4.60
790 pts
58.02
708 pts
4:39.09
686 pts
7961 24

BadmintonEdit

New Zealand sent two women to compete in two competitions of the Olympic Badminton tournament.[2]

Athlete Event Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final Rank
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rhona Robertson Women's singles Bye   Martin (DEN)
L 2–11 2–11
Did not advance =17
Tammy Jenkins
Rhona Robertson
Women's doubles N/A   Deng / Julien (CAN)
W 15–7 15–4
  Nathanael / Resiana (INA)
L 9–15 2–15
Did not advance =9

BoxingEdit

Athlete Event Round 1 Round 2 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final Rank
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Garth da Silva Men's heavyweight   O'Grady (IRE)
W RSC-1
  Dychkov (BLR)
L 8–12
Did not advance =9

CanoeingEdit

New Zealand sent one man to compete in one canoeing event.[3]

SlalomEdit

Athlete Event Run 1 Run 2 Best total Rank
Time Points Total Time Points Total
Owen Hughes Men's K-1 2:34.79 10 164.79 2:35.25 5 160.25 160.25 31

CyclingEdit

RoadEdit

Athlete Event Time Rank
Rebecca Bailey Women's individual road race 2:37:06 33
Women's individual time trial 41:45 22
Brian Fowler Men's individual road race DNF
Scott Guyton Men's individual road race DNF
Glen Mitchell Men's individual road race DNF
Jacqui Nelson Women's individual road race DNF
Women's individual time trial 40:58 20
Susy Pryde Women's individual road race 2:37:06 31
Rosalind Reekie Women's individual road race 2:23:52 49
Ric Reid Men's individual road race 4:56:47 66

TrackEdit

1 km time trial
Athlete Event Time Rank
Darren McKenzie-Potter Men's 1 km trime trial 1:06.311 14
Points race
Athlete Event Points Laps behind Rank
Glenn McLeay Men's points race 8 1 9
Jacqui Nelson Women's points race 8 0 8
Sprint
Athlete Event Qualifying Round 1 Round 1
repechage
Round 2 Round 2
repechage
Eighth finals Eighth final
repechage
Quarterfinals Semifinals Final Rank
Time Rank Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Darren McKenzie-Potter Men's sprint 11.211 23 Q   Harnett (CAN)
L R
  Moreno (ESP)
L
Did not advance
Donna Wynd Women's sprint 11.961 12 Q   Ferris (AUS)
L R
  Salumäe (EST)
  Paraskevin-Young (USA)
3
N/A Did not advance
Pursuit
Athlete Event Qualification Quarterfinals Semifinals Final Rank
Time Rank Opposition
Time
Opposition
Time
Opposition
Time
Gary Anderson Men's individual pursuit 4:36.918 13 Did not advance 13
Sarah Ulmer Women's individual pursuit 3:43.176 6 Q   McGregor (GBR)
L 3:45.761
Did not advance 7
Brendon Cameron
Tim Carswell
Julian Dean
Greg Henderson
Men's team pursuit 4:14.990 8 Q   France
L 4:08.965
Did not advance 8

Mountain bikeEdit

Mountain biking was introduced as an Olympic discipline for the 1996 Games. The two strongest women, Kathy Lynch and Mary Grigson, gained New Zealand two qualifying positions for the Olympics; no New Zealand men qualified. Grigson accepted an offer to race for Australia—she competed for them at the Olympics in 1996 and 2000[4]—and left New Zealand, so the New Zealand Mountain Bike Association decided to nominate just one competitor for the New Zealand Olympic team.[5]

Athlete Event Time Rank
Kathy Lynch Women's cross-country 1:57:40 8

EquestrianEdit

EventingEdit

New Zealand entered three competitors in the mixed individual eventing event; two men and one woman.[6] New Zealand also competed in team eventing.[6]

Rider Horse Event Dressage Cross-country Jumping Overall
Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank
Sally Clark Squirrel Hill Individual 51.2 14 9.20 2 0.00 =1 60.40  
Andrew Nicholson Buckley Province Individual 48.4 11 DNF Retired
Blyth Tait Ready Teddy Individual 51.60 =15 5.20 1 0.00 =1 56.80  
Vaughn Jefferis
Vicky Latta
Andrew Nicholson
Blyth Tait
Bounce
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Jaegermeister II
Chesterfield
Team 135.60 3 120.20 3 12.75 1 268.55  

JumpingEdit

Athlete Horse Event Qualifying Final Rank
Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Total points Rank
Daniel Meech Future Vision Individual 40.25 12.00 8.00 60.25 69 Did not advance

JudoEdit

Athlete Event Elimination pool Repechage pool Final / BM Rank
Opponent
Result
Opponent
Result
Opponent
Result
Opponent
Result
Opponent
Result
Opponent
Result
Opponent
Result
Opponent
Result
Steve Corkin Men's lightweight   Huang (TPE)
W
  Golban (MDA)
W
  Pereira (BRA)
L
Did not advance N/A   Gagliano (FRA)
L
Did not advance =9
Daniel Gowing Men's lightweight   Pepic (SVK)
W
  Traineau (FRA)
L
Did not advance   Svirid (BLR)
W
  Nakamura (JPN)
L
Did not advance =9

RowingEdit

New Zealand qualified five boats for the 1996 Summer Olympics: men's single sculls,[7] men's pair,[8] men's coxless four,[9] men's lightweight double sculls,[9] and women's double sculls.[10]

Men
Athlete Event Heats Repechage Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Rob Waddell Single sculls 7:48.69 4 R 7:42.87 1 SA/B 7:18.52 4 FB 6:49.55 7
Dave Schaper
Toni Dunlop
Coxless pair 6:42.15 3 R 7:04.40 3 SA/B 6:51.64 2 FA 6:29.24 5
Alastair Mackintosh
Ian Wright
Chris White
Scott Brownlee
Coxless four 6:30.03 4 R 6:35.58 4 Did not advance
Rob Hamill
Mike Rodger
Lightweight double sculls 7:09.61 4 R 6:34.78 4 Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Heats Repechage Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Philippa Baker
Brenda Lawson
Double sculls 7:26.83 2 SA/B Bye 7:15.57 2 FA 7:09.92 6

SailingEdit

ShootingEdit

Athlete Event Qualification rounds Final round Total Rank
Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Round 5 Round 6 Total Rank
Stephen Petterson Men's 50 m rifle prone 99 98 98 100 97 99 591 =36 Did not advance =36
Brant Woodward Men's trap 24 25 22 24 21 N/A 116 =42 Did not advance =42

SwimmingEdit

Athlete Event Heat Final
Result Rank Result Rank
Dionne Bainbridge Women's 200 m freestyle 2:02.69 NR 13 QB 2:03.20 15
Women's 400 m freestyle 4:16.47 13 QB 4:16.79 14
Trent Bray Men's 100 m freestyle 51.18 31 Did not advance
Men's 200 m freestyle 1:51.59 =20 Did not advance
Scott Cameron Men's 1500 m freestyle 15:56.60 27 Did not advance
Alison Fitch Women's 50 m freestyle 26.74 35 Did not advance
Women's 100 m freestyle 57.71 29 Did not advance
Paul Kent Men's 100 m breaststroke 1:02.76 15 QB 1:03.05 14
Lydia Lipscombe Women's 100 m backstroke 1:03.61 13 QB 1:03.30 11
Women's 200 m backstroke 2:19.54 24 Did not advance
Danyon Loader Men's 200 m freestyle 1:48.48 2 Q 1:47.63 NR  
Men's 400 m freestyle 3:51.54 4 Q 3:47.97 NR  
Men's 100 m butterfly 55.39 34 Did not advance
Men's 200 m butterfly 2:00.81 19 Did not advance
Anna Simcic Women's 200 m backstroke 2:13.74 8 Q 2:14.04 6
Nicholas Tongue Men's 50 m freestyle 23.73 =40 Did not advance
Anna Wilson Women's 100 m breaststroke 1:12.93 31 Did not advance
Women's 200 m individual medley 2:19.97 25 Did not advance
Women's 400 m individual medley 4:55.72 24 Did not advance
Jonathan Winter Men's 100 m backstroke 56.92 23 Did not advance
John Steel
Nicholas Tongue
Danyon Loader
Trent Bray
Men's 4 x 100 m freestyle relay 3:21.65 9 Did not advance
Trent Bray
Murray Burdan
Scott Cameron
Danyon Loader
Men's 4 x 200 m freestyle relay 7:24.35 NR 9 Did not advance
Jonathan Winter
Paul Kent
Danyon Loader
Trent Bray
Men's 4 x 100 m medley relay 3:45.80 14 Did not advance
Sarah Catherwood
Alison Fitch
Anna Wilson
Dionne Bainbridge
Women's 4 x 200 m freestyle relay 8:14.98 11 Did not advance
Lydia Lipscombe
Anna Wilson
Anna Simcic
Alison Fitch
Women's 4 x 100 m medley relay 4:19.83 19 Did not advance

Table tennisEdit

Athlete Event Pool stage Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final Rank
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
W L Rank Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Chunli Li Women's singles   Arisi (ITA)
W 2–0
  Chouaib (LIB)
W 2–0
  Chen (TPE)
L 0–2
2 1 2 Did not advance =17

TennisEdit

Athlete Event Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final Rank
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Brett Steven Men's singles   Boetsch (FRA)
L 2–6 7–6 2–6
Did not advance =33

VolleyballEdit

Beach volleyballEdit

Athlete Event Winners' bracket Losers' bracket Semifinals Final Rank
Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Round 5
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Glenn Hamilton
Reid Hamilton
Men's tournament   Ghiurghi / Grigolo (ITA)
L 8–15
Relegated to losers' bracket   Prosser / Zahner (AUS)
L 8–15
Did not advance =17

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "David Gerrard". New Zealand Olympic Committee. Retrieved 30 April 2017.
  2. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "New Zealand Badminton at the 1996 Atlanta Summer Games". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 7 May 2017.
  3. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "New Zealand Canoeing at the 1996 Atlanta Summer Games". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 7 May 2017.
  4. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Mary Grigson". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 7 May 2017.
  5. ^ Kennett, Simon; Kennett, Jonathan (2012). The Muddy Olympians. pp. 34–36. ISBN 978-0-9864641-4-0.
  6. ^ a b Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "New Zealand Equestrianism at the 1996 Atlanta Summer Games". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 7 May 2017.
  7. ^ "(M1x) Men's Single Sculls - Final". International Rowing Federation. Retrieved 9 September 2016.
  8. ^ "(M2-) Men's Pair - Final". International Rowing Federation. Retrieved 9 September 2016.
  9. ^ a b "New Zealand Rowing at the 1996 Atlanta Summer Games". Sports Reference. Retrieved 9 September 2016.
  10. ^ "(W2x) Women's Double Sculls - Final". International Rowing Federation. Retrieved 9 September 2016.