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Swimming at the 1996 Summer Olympics – Women's 100 metre backstroke

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

Women's 100 metre backstroke
at the Games of the XXVI Olympiad
VenueGeorgia Tech Aquatic Center
Date22 July 1996 (heats & finals)
Competitors36 from 30 nations
Winning time1:01.19
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Beth Botsford  United States
2nd, silver medalist(s) Whitney Hedgepeth  United States
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Marianne Kriel  South Africa
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Contents

RecordsEdit

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

World record   He Cihong (CHN) 1:00.16 Rome, Italy 10 September 1994
Olympic record   Krisztina Egerszegi (HUN) 1:00.68 Barcelona, Spain 28 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 5 4 Whitney Hedgepeth   United States 1:01.70 Q
2 5 5 Beth Botsford   United States 1:02.00 Q
3 4 3 Marianne Kriel   South Africa 1:02.33 Q, AF
4 4 5 Mai Nakamura   Japan 1:02.35 Q
5 3 5 Nicole Stevenson   Australia 1:02.50 Q
6 3 3 Chen Yan   China 1:02.62 Q
7 3 2 Antje Buschschulte   Germany 1:02.68 Q
8 4 4 Miki Nakao   Japan 1:02.90 Q
9 3 4 Nina Zhivanevskaya   Russia 1:02.94 q
10 5 7 Anke Scholz   Germany 1:03.05 q
11 5 3 Mette Jacobsen   Denmark 1:03.14 q, WD
12 4 6 Olga Kochetkova   Russia 1:03.17 q
13 4 7 Lydia Lipscombe   New Zealand 1:03.61 q
14 4 2 Therese Alshammar   Sweden 1:03.79 q
15 5 6 Julie Howard   Canada 1:03.84 q
16 5 6 Elli Overton   Australia 1:03.88 q
17 5 1 Helen Slatter   Great Britain 1:03.89 q
18 2 4 Lee Ji-hyun   South Korea 1:03.96 NR
19 3 7 Hélène Ricardo   France 1:04.03
20 3 1 Eva Piñera   Spain 1:04.41
21 2 3 Praphalsai Minpraphal   Thailand 1:04.61 NR
22 5 8 Maria Santos   Portugal 1:04.84
23 4 8 Anu Koivisto   Finland 1:05.25
24 2 7 Marcela Kubalčíková   Czech Republic 1:05.48
25 2 1 Yseult Gervy   Belgium 1:05.72
26 3 6 He Cihong   China 1:05.87
27 2 2 Aikaterini Klepkou   Greece 1:05.94
28 2 5 Florina Herea   Romania 1:06.12
2 6 Akiko Thomson   Philippines
30 3 8 Valeria Álvarez   Argentina 1:06.38
31 4 1 Dagmara Komorowicz   Poland 1:06.70
32 1 4 Annamária Kiss   Hungary 1:07.38
33 1 6 Gail Rizzo   Malta 1:07.61
34 2 8 Tsai Shu-min   Chinese Taipei 1:11.44
35 1 3 Ximena Escalera   Bolivia 1:11.70
36 1 5 Harijesy Razafindramahatra   Madagascar 1:13.83

FinalsEdit

[3]

Final BEdit

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
9 4 Nina Zhivanevskaya   Russia 1:02.38
10 5 Anke Scholz   Germany 1:02.85
11 6 Lydia Lipscombe   New Zealand 1:03.30
12 3 Olga Kochetkova   Russia 1:03.52
13 8 Helen Slatter   Great Britain 1:03.61
14 7 Elli Overton   Australia 1:03.69
15 2 Julie Howard   Canada 1:04.01
16 1 Therese Alshammar   Sweden 1:04.15

Final AEdit

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
  5 Beth Botsford   United States 1:01.19
  4 Whitney Hedgepeth   United States 1:01.47
  3 Marianne Kriel   South Africa 1:02.12 AF
4 6 Mai Nakamura   Japan 1:02.33
5 7 Chen Yan   China 1:02.50
6 1 Antje Buschschulte   Germany 1:02.52
7 2 Nicole Stevenson   Australia 1:02.70
8 8 Miki Nakao   Japan 1:02.78

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Swimming at the 1996 Atlanta Summer Games: Women's 100 metres Backstroke". Sports Reference. Retrieved 13 September 2017.
  2. ^ "Atlanta 1996: Swimming – Women's 100m Backstroke Heats" (PDF). Atlanta 1996. LA84 Foundation. p. 42. Retrieved 13 September 2017.
  3. ^ "Atlanta 1996: Swimming – Women's 100m Backstroke Finals" (PDF). Atlanta 1996. LA84 Foundation. p. 42. Retrieved 12 September 2017.

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