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Swimming at the 1996 Summer Olympics

The swimming competition at the 1996 Summer Olympics was held at the Georgia Tech Aquatic Center in Atlanta, United States. There were 762 competitors from 117 countries.[1] This was the last Olympics where swimming B-finals were held.

Swimming
at the Games of the XXVI Olympiad
Georgia Tech CRC Front.jpg
The front of Georgia Tech's Campus Recreation Center
VenueGeorgia Tech Aquatic Center
DatesJuly 20 – July 26
No. of events32
Competitors762 from 117 nations
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At the time of the games, the facility had a temporary 50m warm-up pool located behind the locker rooms and entry concourse (on the ground); as well as a temporary roof, and open walls (there were wall-like structures/curtains at the diving well and turning end of the pool). The open walls allowed for temporary seating to be in place during the games. A wall and new roof have since been placed on the facility.

Medal tableEdit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  United States (USA)1311226
2  Russia (RUS)4228
3  Hungary (HUN)3126
4  Ireland (IRL)3014
5  Australia (AUS)24612
6  South Africa (RSA)2013
7  New Zealand (NZL)2002
8  China (CHN)1326
9  Belgium (BEL)1001
  Costa Rica (CRC)1001
11  Germany (GER)05712
12  Brazil (BRA)0123
  Canada (CAN)0123
14  Cuba (CUB)0112
  Great Britain (GBR)0112
16  Finland (FIN)0101
  Sweden (SWE)0101
18  Netherlands (NED)0022
19  Italy (ITA)0011
Totals (19 nations)32323296

Medal summaryEdit

Men's eventsEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
50 m freestyle
details
Alexander Popov
  Russia
22.13 Gary Hall, Jr.
  United States
22.26 Fernando Scherer
  Brazil
22.29
100 m freestyle
details
Alexander Popov
  Russia
48.74 Gary Hall, Jr.
  United States
48.81 Gustavo Borges
  Brazil
49.02
200 m freestyle
details
Danyon Loader
  New Zealand
1:47.63 Gustavo Borges
  Brazil
1:48.08 Daniel Kowalski
  Australia
1:48.25
400 m freestyle
details
Danyon Loader
  New Zealand
3:47.97 Paul Palmer
  Great Britain
3:49.00 Daniel Kowalski
  Australia
3:49.39
1500 m freestyle
details
Kieren Perkins
  Australia
14:56.40 Daniel Kowalski
  Australia
15:02.43 Graeme Smith
  Great Britain
15:02.48
100 m backstroke
details
Jeff Rouse
  United States
54.10 Rodolfo Falcón
  Cuba
54.98 Neisser Bent
  Cuba
55.02
200 m backstroke
details
Brad Bridgewater
  United States
1:58.54 Tripp Schwenk
  United States
1:58.99 Emanuele Merisi
  Italy
1:59.18
100 m breaststroke
details
Fred Deburghgraeve
  Belgium
1:00.65 Jeremy Linn
  United States
1:00.77 Mark Warnecke
  Germany
1:01.33
200 m breaststroke
details
Norbert Rózsa
  Hungary
2:12.57 Károly Güttler
  Hungary
2:13.03 Andrey Korneyev
  Russia
2:13.17
100 m butterfly
details
Denis Pankratov
  Russia
52.27 (WR) Scott Miller
  Australia
52.53 Vladislav Kulikov
  Russia
53.13
200 m butterfly
details
Denis Pankratov
  Russia
1:56.51 Tom Malchow
  United States
1:57.44 Scott Goodman
  Australia
1:57.48
200 m medley
details
Attila Czene
  Hungary
1:59.91 (OR) Jani Sievinen
  Finland
2:00.13 Curtis Myden
  Canada
2:01.13
400 m medley
details
Tom Dolan
  United States
4:14.90 Eric Namesnik
  United States
4:15.25 Curtis Myden
  Canada
4:16.28
4 × 100 m freestyle relay
details
  United States (USA)
Jon Olsen
Josh Davis
Brad Schumacher
Gary Hall, Jr.
David Fox*
Scott Tucker*
3:15.41   Russia (RUS)
Roman Yegorov
Alexander Popov
Vladimir Predkin
Vladimir Pyshnenko
Denis Pimankov*
3:17.06   Germany (GER)
Christian Tröger
Bengt Zikarsky
Björn Zikarsky
Mark Pinger
Alexander Lüderitz*
3:17.20
4 × 200 m freestyle relay
details
  United States (USA)
Josh Davis
Joe Hudepohl
Brad Schumacher
Ryan Berube
Jon Olsen*
7:14.84   Sweden (SWE)
Christer Wallin
Anders Holmertz
Lars Frölander
Anders Lyrbring
7:17.56   Germany (GER)
Aimo Heilmann
Christian Keller
Christian Tröger
Steffen Zesner
Konstantin Dubrovin*
Oliver Lampe*
7:17.71
4 × 100 m medley relay
details
  United States (USA)
Jeff Rouse
Jeremy Linn
Mark Henderson
Gary Hall, Jr.
Josh Davis*
Kurt Grote*
John Hargis*
Tripp Schwenk*
3:34.84 (WR)   Russia (RUS)
Vladimir Selkov
Stanislav Lopukhov
Denis Pankratov
Alexander Popov
Roman Ivanovsky*
Vladislav Kulikov*
Roman Yegorov*
3:37.55   Australia (AUS)
Steven Dewick
Phil Rogers
Scott Miller
Michael Klim
Toby Haenen*
3:39.56

* Swimmers who participated in the heats only and received medals.

Women's eventsEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
50 m freestyle
details
Amy Van Dyken
  United States
24.87 Le Jingyi
  China
24.90 Sandra Völker
  Germany
25.14
100 m freestyle
details
Le Jingyi
  China
54.50 (OR) Sandra Völker
  Germany
54.88 Angel Martino
  United States
54.93
200 m freestyle
details
Claudia Poll
  Costa Rica
1:58.16 Franziska van Almsick
  Germany
1:58.57 Dagmar Hase
  Germany
1:59.56
400 m freestyle
details
Michelle Smith
  Ireland
4:07.25 Dagmar Hase
  Germany
4:08.30 Kirsten Vlieghuis
  Netherlands
4:08.70
800 m freestyle
details
Brooke Bennett
  United States
8:27.89 Dagmar Hase
  Germany
8:29.91 Kirsten Vlieghuis
  Netherlands
8:30.84
100 m backstroke
details
Beth Botsford
  United States
1:01.19 Whitney Hedgepeth
  United States
1:01.47 Marianne Kriel
  South Africa
1:02.12
200 m backstroke
details
Krisztina Egerszegi
  Hungary
2:07.83 Whitney Hedgepeth
  United States
2:11.98 Cathleen Rund
  Germany
2:12.06
100 m breaststroke
details
Penelope Heyns
  South Africa
1:07.73 Amanda Beard
  United States
1:08.09 Samantha Riley
  Australia
1:09.18
200 m breaststroke
details
Penelope Heyns
  South Africa
2:25.41 (OR) Amanda Beard
  United States
2:25.75 Ágnes Kovács
  Hungary
2:26.57
100 m butterfly
details
Amy Van Dyken
  United States
59.13 Liu Limin
  China
59.14 Angel Martino
  United States
59.23
200 m butterfly
details
Susie O'Neill
  Australia
2:07.76 Petria Thomas
  Australia
2:09.82 Michelle Smith
  Ireland
2:09.91
200 m individual medley
details
Michelle Smith
  Ireland
2:13.93 Marianne Limpert
  Canada
2:14.35 Lin Li
  China
2:14.74
400 m individual medley
details
Michelle Smith
  Ireland
4:39.18 Allison Wagner
  United States
4:42.03 Krisztina Egerszegi
  Hungary
4:42.53
4 × 100 m freestyle relay
details
  United States (USA)
Angel Martino
Amy Van Dyken
Catherine Fox
Jenny Thompson
Lisa Jacob*
Melanie Valerio*
3:39.29   China (CHN)
Le Jingyi
Chao Na
Nian Yun
Shan Ying
3:40.48   Germany (GER)
Sandra Völker
Simone Osygus
Antje Buschschulte
Franziska van Almsick
Meike Freitag*
3:41.48
4 × 200 m freestyle relay
details
  United States (USA)
Trina Jackson
Cristina Teuscher
Sheila Taormina
Jenny Thompson
Lisa Jacob*
Annette Salmeen*
Ashley Whitney*
7:59.87   Germany (GER)
Franziska van Almsick
Kerstin Kielgass
Anke Scholz
Dagmar Hase
Meike Freitag*
Simone Osygus*
8:01.55   Australia (AUS)
Julia Greville
Nicole Stevenson
Emma Johnson
Susie O'Neill
Lise Mackie*
8:05.47
4 × 100 m medley relay
details
  United States (USA)
Beth Botsford
Amanda Beard
Angel Martino
Amy Van Dyken
Catherine Fox*
Whitney Hedgepeth*
Kristine Quance*
Jenny Thompson*
4:02.88   Australia (AUS)
Nicole Stevenson
Samantha Riley
Susie O'Neill
Sarah Ryan
Helen Denman*
Angela Kennedy*
4:05.08   China (CHN)
Chen Yan
Han Xue
Cai Huijue
Shan Ying
4:07.34

* Swimmers who participated in the heats only and received medals.

Participating nationsEdit

762 swimmers from 117 nations competed.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Swimming at the 1996 Atlanta Summer Games". Sports Reference. Retrieved November 11, 2016.

External linksEdit