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Swimming at the 1996 Summer Olympics – Women's 400 metre freestyle

The women's 400 metre freestyle event at the 1996 Summer Olympics took place on 22 July at the Georgia Tech Aquatic Center in Atlanta, United States.[1]

Women's 400 metre freestyle
at the Games of the XXVI Olympiad
VenueGeorgia Tech Aquatic Center
Date22 July 1996 (heats & finals)
Competitors40 from 35 nations
Winning time4:07.25 NR
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Michelle Smith  Ireland
2nd, silver medalist(s) Dagmar Hase  Germany
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Kirsten Vlieghuis  Netherlands
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Contents

RecordsEdit

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

World record   Janet Evans (USA) 4:03.85 Seoul, South Korea 22 September 1988
Olympic record   Janet Evans (USA) 4:03.85 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 5 5 Kerstin Kielgaß   Germany 4:08.99 Q
2 5 4 Michelle Smith   Ireland 4:09.00 Q, NR
3 4 6 Kirsten Vlieghuis   Netherlands 4:11.04 Q
4 4 4 Dagmar Hase   Germany 4:11.17 Q
5 4 5 Carla Geurts   Netherlands 4:11.18 Q
6 3 4 Claudia Poll   Costa Rica 4:12.07 Q
7 4 3 Cristina Teuscher   United States 4:12.20 Q
8 5 3 Eri Yamanoi   Japan 4:13.40 Q
9 3 5 Janet Evans   United States 4:13.60 q, WD
10 3 2 Emma Johnson   Australia 4:14.13 q
11 4 7 Sarah Hardcastle   Great Britain 4:14.50 q
12 3 6 Suzu Chiba   Japan 4:16.07 q
13 5 8 Dionne Bainbridge   New Zealand 4:16.47 q
14 5 7 Carla Negrea   Romania 4:16.89 q
15 3 3 Hayley Lewis   Australia 4:17.02 q
16 3 7 Lin Chi-chan   Chinese Taipei 4:17.18 q, NR
17 5 1 Sandra Cam   Belgium 4:17.35 q
18 5 2 Irene Dalby   Norway 4:19.34
19 4 8 Itziar Esparza   Spain 4:19.45
20 3 8 Andrea Schwartz   Canada 4:19.46
21 4 1 Olga Šplíchalová   Czech Republic 4:20.04
22 2 1 Mirjana Boševska   Macedonia 4:21.27 NR
23 2 4 Nadezhda Chemezova   Russia 4:21.33
24 1 6 Laëtitia Choux   France 4:21.39
25 1 4 Britt Raaby   Denmark 4:21.46
26 1 7 Ravee Intporn-Udom   Thailand 4:21.93 NR
27 3 1 Martina Moravcová   Slovakia 4:22.10
28 2 3 Alicia Barrancos   Argentina 4:22.11
29 5 6 Chen Yan   China 4:22.55
30 2 8 Carolyn Adel   Suriname 4:22.66 NR
31 2 6 Jeong Eun-na   South Korea 4:23.35
32 1 1 Martina Nemec   Austria 4:23.72
33 2 2 Paula Harmokivi   Finland 4:23.84
34 1 5 Antonia Machaira   Greece 4:24.05
35 2 7 Chantal Strasser   Switzerland 4:24.49
36 1 3 Maritza Chiaway   Peru 4:27.11
37 2 5 Ana Alegria   Portugal 4:27.19
38 1 2 Judit Kiss   Hungary 4:29.80
39 1 8 Marina Zarma   Cyprus 4:32.15
4 2 Malin Nilsson   Sweden DNS

FinalsEdit

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Final BEdit

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
9 5 Sarah Hardcastle   Great Britain 4:14.13
10 8 Sandra Cam   Belgium 4:14.94
11 1 Lin Chi-chan   Chinese Taipei 4:15.74 NR
12 4 Emma Johnson   Australia 4:15.79
13 3 Suzu Chiba   Japan 4:16.60
14 6 Dionne Bainbridge   New Zealand 4:16.79
15 7 Hayley Lewis   Australia 4:16.92
16 2 Carla Negrea   Romania 4:17.08

Final AEdit

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
  5 Michelle Smith   Ireland 4:07.25 NR
  6 Dagmar Hase   Germany 4:08.30
  3 Kirsten Vlieghuis   Netherlands 4:08.70 NR
4 4 Kerstin Kielgaß   Germany 4:09.83
5 7 Claudia Poll   Costa Rica 4:10.00 NR
6 2 Carla Geurts   Netherlands 4:10.06
7 8 Eri Yamanoi   Japan 4:11.68
8 1 Cristina Teuscher   United States 4:14.21

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Swimming at the 1996 Atlanta Summer Games: Women's 400 metres Freestyle". Sports Reference. Retrieved 11 September 2017.
  2. ^ "Atlanta 1996: Swimming – Women's 400m Freestyle Heats" (PDF). Atlanta 1996. LA84 Foundation. pp. 39–40. Retrieved 12 September 2017.
  3. ^ "Atlanta 1996: Swimming – Women's 400m Freestyle Finals" (PDF). Atlanta 1996. LA84 Foundation. p. 40. Retrieved 12 September 2017.

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