Swimming at the 1996 Summer Olympics – Men's 1500 metre freestyle

The men's 1500 metre freestyle event at the 1996 Summer Olympics took place on 26 July at the Georgia Tech Aquatic Center in Atlanta, United States.[1]

Men's 1500 metre freestyle
at the Games of the XXVI Olympiad
VenueGeorgia Tech Aquatic Center
Date26 July 1996 (heats & final)
Competitors34 from 26 nations
Winning time14:56.40
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s) Kieren Perkins  Australia
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Daniel Kowalski  Australia
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Graeme Smith  Great Britain
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RecordsEdit

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

World record   Kieren Perkins (AUS) 14:41.66 Victoria, Canada 24 August 1994
Olympic record   Kieren Perkins (AUS) 14:43.48 Barcelona, Spain 31 July 1992

ResultsEdit

HeatsEdit

Rule: The eight fastest swimmers advance to final A (Q).[2]

Rank Heat Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 4 4 Daniel Kowalski   Australia 15:12.55 Q
2 3 4 Graeme Smith   Great Britain 15:14.81 Q
3 5 5 Aleksey Akatyev   Russia 15:16.47 Q
4 5 1 Emiliano Brembilla   Italy 15:16.72 Q, NR
5 4 5 Jörg Hoffmann   Germany 15:18.61 Q
6 5 2 Masato Hirano   Japan 15:19.48 Q
7 3 7 Ryk Neethling   South Africa 15:19.98 Q, AF
8 5 4 Kieren Perkins   Australia 15:21.42 Q
9 5 6 Steffen Zesner   Germany 15:21.65
10 3 3 Paul Palmer   Great Britain 15:22.65
11 4 7 Luiz Lima   Brazil 15:24.16
12 4 3 Peter Wright   United States 15:25.43
13 3 5 Carlton Bruner   United States 15:25.82
14 4 6 Alexei Butsenin   Russia 15:31.27
15 3 6 Ihor Snitko   Ukraine 15:31.40
16 4 8 Torlarp Sethsothorn   Thailand 15:40.04 NR
17 4 1 Yann de Fabrique   France 15:40.49
18 5 3 Marco Formentini   Italy 15:41.14
19 2 2 Sergey Mikhnovets   Belarus 15:41.80 NR
20 2 4 Ricardo Monasterio   Venezuela 15:42.39
21 3 1 Frederik Hviid   Spain 15:42.40
22 5 7 Hisato Yasui   Japan 15:43.66
23 2 5 Jacob Carstensen   Denmark 15:43.75
24 3 2 Denys Zavhorodniy   Ukraine 15:46.79
25 3 8 Lee Kyu-chang   South Korea 15:47.92
26 2 7 Agustín Fiorilli   Argentina 15:51.85
27 2 3 Scott Cameron   New Zealand 15:56.60
28 4 2 Igor Majcen   Slovenia 16:10.81
29 1 4 Ramón Valle   Honduras 16:14.76
30 2 6 Dimitrios Manganas   Greece 16:15.94
31 2 1 Pedro Ferreira   Portugal 16:34.55
32 5 8 Hisham Al-Masri   Syria 16:42.35
33 1 3 Hamed Rezakhani   Iran 17:22.86
34 1 5 Rashid Salim Al-Ma'shari   Oman 18:11.59

FinalEdit

[3]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
  8 Kieren Perkins   Australia 14:56.40
  4 Daniel Kowalski   Australia 15:02.43
  5 Graeme Smith   Great Britain 15:02.48 NR
4 6 Emiliano Brembilla   Italy 15:08.58 NR
5 1 Ryk Neethling   South Africa 15:14.63 AF
6 7 Masato Hirano   Japan 15:17.28 NR
7 2 Jörg Hoffmann   Germany 15:18.86
8 3 Aleksey Akatyev   Russia 15:21.68

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Swimming at the 1996 Atlanta Summer Games: Men's 1,500 metres Freestyle". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 15 March 2020.
  2. ^ "Atlanta 1996: Swimming – Men's 1500m Freestyle Heats" (PDF). Atlanta 1996. LA84 Foundation. p. 40–41. Retrieved 10 September 2017.
  3. ^ "Atlanta 1996: Swimming – Men's 1500m Freestyle Final" (PDF). Atlanta 1996. LA84 Foundation. p. 41. Retrieved 10 September 2017.

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