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Swimming at the 1996 Summer Olympics – Men's 400 metre individual medley

The men's 400 metre individual medley event at the 1996 Summer Olympics took place on 21 July at the Georgia Tech Aquatic Center in Atlanta, United States.[1]

Men's 400 metre individual medley
at the Games of the XXVI Olympiad
VenueGeorgia Tech Aquatic Center
Date21 July 1996 (heats & finals)
Competitors27 from 23 nations
Winning time4:14.90
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Tom Dolan  United States
2nd, silver medalist(s) Eric Namesnik  United States
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Curtis Myden  Canada
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Contents

RecordsEdit

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

World record   Tom Dolan (USA) 4:12.30 Rome, Italy 6 September 1994
Olympic record   Tamás Darnyi (HUN) 4:14.23 Barcelona, Spain 27 July 1992

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 2 4 Eric Namesnik   United States 4:16.21 Q
2 4 6 Marcel Wouda   Netherlands 4:17.30 Q, NR
3 4 4 Tom Dolan   United States 4:17.66 Q
4 4 3 Marcin Maliński   Poland 4:18.34 Q, NR
5 4 5 Curtis Myden   Canada 4:18.43 Q
6 3 5 Matthew Dunn   Australia 4:19.51 Q
7 2 5 Luca Sacchi   Italy 4:19.63 Q
8 2 6 Serghei Mariniuc   Moldova 4:20.24 Q
9 3 4 Jani Sievinen   Finland 4:23.13 q, WD
10 2 2 Frederik Hviid   Spain 4:23.67 q
11 3 3 Trent Steed   Australia 4:24.39 q
12 2 3 Toshiaki Kurasawa   Japan 4:24.83 q
13 4 7 Josef Horký   Czech Republic 4:26.58 q, NR
14 3 2 Tatsuya Kinugasa   Japan 4:26.73 q
15 4 1 Ratapong Sirisanont   Thailand 4:26.99 q, NR
16 3 6 István Batházi   Hungary 4:27.37 q
17 2 1 Alejandro Bermúdez   Colombia 4:27.97 q, NR
18 3 7 Valērijs Kalmikovs   Latvia 4:28.04
19 4 2 Gergő Kiss   Hungary 4:28.05
20 2 8 Mark Kwok Kin Ming   Hong Kong 4:31.13
21 4 8 Kim Bang-hyun   South Korea 4:31.16
22 1 5 Walter Soza   Nicaragua 4:32.11 NR
23 2 7 Krešimir Čač   Croatia 4:34.02
24 3 1 Aleksandar Malenko   Macedonia 4:34.06
25 1 3 Arsenio López   Puerto Rico 4:34.81
26 3 8 Desmond Koh   Singapore 4:36.87
27 1 4 Wan Azlan Abdullah   Malaysia 4:38.95

FinalsEdit

[3]

Final BEdit

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
9 4 Frederik Hviid   Spain 4:22.47
10 3 Toshiaki Kurasawa   Japan 4:23.36
11 2 Tatsuya Kinugasa   Japan 4:24.25
12 7 Ratapong Sirisanont   Thailand 4:26.35 NR
13 8 Alejandro Bermúdez   Colombia 4:26.64 NR
14 6 Josef Horký   Czech Republic 4:28.39
15 5 Trent Steed   Australia 4:29.35
1 István Batházi   Hungary DSQ

Final AEdit

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
  3 Tom Dolan   United States 4:14.90
  4 Eric Namesnik   United States 4:15.25
  2 Curtis Myden   Canada 4:16.28 NR
4 7 Matthew Dunn   Australia 4:16.66 OC
5 5 Marcel Wouda   Netherlands 4:17.71
6 1 Luca Sacchi   Italy 4:18.31
7 6 Marcin Maliński   Poland 4:20.50
8 8 Serghei Mariniuc   Moldova 4:21.15

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Swimming at the 1996 Atlanta Summer Games: Men's 400 metres Individual Medley". Sports Reference. Retrieved 11 September 2017.
  2. ^ "Atlanta 1996: Swimming – Men's 400m Individual Medley Heats" (PDF). Atlanta 1996. LA84 Foundation. p. 50. Retrieved 11 September 2017.
  3. ^ "Atlanta 1996: Swimming – Men's 400m Individual Medley Finals" (PDF). Atlanta 1996. LA84 Foundation. p. 50. Retrieved 11 September 2017.

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