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Swimming at the 1996 Summer Olympics – Men's 100 metre freestyle

The men's 100 metre freestyle event at the 1996 Summer Olympics took place on 22 July at the Georgia Tech Aquatic Center in Atlanta, United States.[1]

Men's 100 metre freestyle
at the Games of the XXVI Olympiad
VenueGeorgia Tech Aquatic Center
Date22 July 1996 (heats & finals)
Competitors61 from 45 nations
Winning time48.74 NR
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Alexander Popov  Russia
2nd, silver medalist(s) Gary Hall, Jr.  United States
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Gustavo Borges  Brazil
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Contents

RecordsEdit

Prior to this competition, the existing world and Olympic records were as follows.

World record   Matt Biondi (USA) 48.42 Austin, United States 10 August 1988
Olympic record   Matt Biondi (USA) 48.63 Seoul, South Korea 22 September 1988

ResultsEdit

HeatsEdit

Rule: The eight fastest swimmers advance to final A (Q), while the next eight to final B (q).[2]

Rank Heat Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 8 4 Alexander Popov   Russia 48.74 Q, NR
2 6 4 Gary Hall, Jr.   United States 48.90 Q
3 8 3 Gustavo Borges   Brazil 49.17 Q
4 6 3 Francisco Sánchez   Venezuela 49.59 Q
5 5 8 Ricardo Busquets   Puerto Rico 49.61 Q, NR
6 6 5 Pavlo Khnykin   Ukraine 49.69 Q
7 6 2 Pieter van den Hoogenband   Netherlands 49.73 Q
8 8 5 Fernando Scherer   Brazil 49.79 Q
9 8 6 Lars Frölander   Sweden 49.91 q, WD
10 6 7 Christian Tröger   Germany 50.06 q
11 7 1 Stephen Clarke   Canada 50.14 q
12 7 4 Jon Olsen   United States 50.17 q
13 5 1 Bartosz Kizierowski   Poland 50.18 q, NR
14 7 5 Chris Fydler   Australia 50.27 q
2 1 Raimundas Mažuolis   Lithuania q, WD
16 8 2 Rostyslav Svanidze   Ukraine 50.31 q
17 4 4 Sion Brinn   Jamaica 50.38 q, NR
7 6 Björn Zikarsky   Germany q
19 5 5 Aleh Rukhlevich   Belarus 50.42
20 6 6 Attila Zubor   Hungary 50.43
21 5 4 Aleksey Yegorov   Kazakhstan 50.49
22 7 8 Yoav Bruck   Israel 50.61
23 5 3 Nicolas Gruson   France 50.71
24 8 1 Vladimir Predkin   Russia 50.75
25 8 8 Salim Iles   Algeria 50.87
26 5 2 Brendon Dedekind   South Africa 50.95
27 5 6 Earl McCarthy   Ireland 50.99
28 8 7 Nicholas Shackell   Great Britain 51.03
29 3 1 Sergey Ashihmin   Kyrgyzstan 51.07 NR
30 7 2 Nicolae Ivan   Romania 51.14
31 6 1 Trent Bray   New Zealand 51.18
32 4 1 Indrek Sei   Estonia 51.19 NR
33 4 7 Juan Benavides   Spain 51.20
34 6 8 Richard Sam Bera   Indonesia 51.25
35 7 7 Béla Szabados   Hungary 51.26
36 2 3 Janko Gojković   Bosnia and Herzegovina 51.28 NR
37 5 7 Shunsuke Ito   Japan 51.29
38 4 5 Felipe Delgado   Ecuador 51.38
39 4 3 Zhao Lifeng   China 51.70
40 4 6 Marijan Kanjer   Croatia 51.76
41 3 6 Giovanni Linscheer   Suriname 51.82
42 3 8 Arthur Li Kai Yien   Hong Kong 51.84
43 3 4 José Isaza   Panama 51.86
44 4 8 Kalle Varonen   Finland 52.00
45 7 3 José Meolans   Argentina 52.02
46 2 2 Georgios Giziotis   Greece 52.04
47 4 2 Tamer Hamed   Egypt 52.16
48 3 3 Oleg Tsvetkovskiy   Uzbekistan 52.39
49 2 7 Koh Yun-ho   South Korea 52.56
50 3 2 Stavros Michaelides   Cyprus 52.65
51 1 4 Darrick Bollinger   Guam 52.68
52 1 5 Kenny Roberts   Seychelles 52.89
53 2 4 Nikola Kalabić   Yugoslavia 52.98
54 2 6 Diego Perdomo   Colombia 53.01
55 3 5 Maxim Cazmirciuc   Moldova 53.18
56 3 7 Huang Chih-yung   Chinese Taipei 53.47
57 2 8 Sng Ju Wei   Singapore 53.50
58 2 5 Juan Luis Bocanegra   Guatemala 54.05
59 1 6 Diego Mularoni   San Marino 57.11
60 1 3 Khuwaiter Al-Dhaheri   United Arab Emirates 57.70
1 2 Ali Al-Gazali   Yemen DNS

FinalsEdit

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Final BEdit

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
9 3 Jon Olsen   United States 49.80
10 4 Christian Tröger   Germany 49.90
11 8 Björn Zikarsky   Germany 49.91
12 1 Sion Brinn   Jamaica 50.09 NR
13 2 Chris Fydler   Australia 50.31
14 7 Rostyslav Svanidze   Ukraine 50.43
15 5 Stephen Clarke   Canada 50.45
16 6 Bartosz Kizierowski   Poland 50.51

Final AEdit

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
  4 Alexander Popov   Russia 48.74 =NR
  5 Gary Hall, Jr.   United States 48.81
  3 Gustavo Borges   Brazil 49.02
4 1 Pieter van den Hoogenband   Netherlands 49.13 NR
5 8 Fernando Scherer   Brazil 49.57
6 7 Pavlo Khnykin   Ukraine 49.65
7 2 Ricardo Busquets   Puerto Rico 49.68
8 6 Francisco Sánchez   Venezuela 49.84

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Swimming at the 1996 Atlanta Summer Games: Men's 100 metres Freestyle". Sports Reference. Retrieved 9 September 2017.
  2. ^ "Atlanta 1996: Swimming – Men's 100m Freestyle Heats" (PDF). Atlanta 1996. LA84 Foundation. p. 37. Retrieved 9 September 2017.
  3. ^ "Atlanta 1996: Swimming – Men's 100m Freestyle Finals" (PDF). Atlanta 1996. LA84 Foundation. p. 37. Retrieved 9 September 2017.

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