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Swimming at the 1996 Summer Olympics – Women's 4 × 100 metre medley relay

The women's 4×100 metre medley relay event at the 1996 Summer Olympics took place on 24 July at the Georgia Tech Aquatic Center in Atlanta, United States.[1]

Women's 4×100 m medley relay
at the Games of the XXVI Olympiad
VenueGeorgia Tech Aquatic Center
Date24 July 1996 (heats & final)
Competitors103 from 24 nations
Winning time4:02.88
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s)  United States (USA)
Beth Botsford, Amanda Beard, Angel Martino, Amy Van Dyken, Catherine Fox*, Whitney Hedgepeth*, Kristine Quance*, Jenny Thompson*
2nd, silver medalist(s)  Australia (AUS)
Nicole Stevenson, Samantha Riley, Susie O'Neill, Sarah Ryan, Helen Denman*, Angela Kennedy*
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  China (CHN)
Chen Yan, Han Xue, Cai Huijue, Shan Ying
*Indicates the swimmer only competed in the preliminary heats.
← 1992
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RecordsEdit

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

World record   China (CHN)
He Cihong (1:00.16)
Dai Guohong (1:09.04)
Liu Limin (58.66)
Le Jingyi (53.81)
4:01.67 Rome, Italy 10 September 1994
Olympic record   United States (USA)
Lea Loveless (1:00.82)
Anita Nall (1:08.67)
Crissy Ahmann-Leighton (58.58)
Jenny Thompson (54.47)
4:02.54 Barcelona, Spain 30 July 1992

ResultsEdit

HeatsEdit

Rule: The eight fastest teams advance to the final (Q).[2]

Rank Heat Lane Nation Swimmers Time Notes
1 2 4   United States Whitney Hedgepeth (1:01.45)
Kristine Quance (1:10.40)
Jenny Thompson (58.53)
Catherine Fox (55.42)
4:05.80 Q
2 3 4   Australia Nicole Stevenson (1:03.07)
Helen Denman (1:09.62)
Angela Kennedy (1:00.45)
Sarah Ryan (59.03)
4:08.87 Q
3 3 3   Germany Antje Buschschulte (1:02.83)
Kathrin Dumitru (1:11.51)
Franziska van Almsick (59.71)
Sandra Völker (54.90)
4:08.95 Q
4 1 4   China Chen Yan (1:02.88)
Han Xue (1:11.28)
Cai Huijue (59.78)
Shan Ying (55.29)
4:09.23 Q
5 3 6   South Africa Marianne Kriel (1:02.74)
Penny Heyns (1:07.78)
Mandy Loots (1:02.44)
Helene Muller (56.51)
4:09.47 Q, AF
6 2 5   Canada Julie Howard (1:04.01)
Guylaine Cloutier (1:08.80)
Sarah Evanetz (1:01.02)
Shannon Shakespeare (55.67)
4:09.50 Q
7 3 2   Italy Lorenza Vigarani (1:03.88)
Manuela Dalla Valle (1:09.30)
Ilaria Tocchini (1:01.03)
Cecilia Vianini (56.36)
4:10.57 Q
8 1 5   Russia Nina Zhivanevskaya (1:02.40)
Yelena Makarova (1:10.89)
Svetlana Pozdeyeva (1:00.90)
Natalya Meshcheryakova (56.46)
4:10.65 Q
9 3 5   Japan Mai Nakamura (1:02.95)
Masami Tanaka (1:10.82)
Ayari Aoyama (1:00.87)
Suzu Chiba (56.07)
4:10.71
10 2 3   Sweden Therese Alshammar (1:03.80)
Hanna Jaltner (1:10.06)
Johanna Sjöberg (1:00.77)
Louise Jöhncke (56.25)
4:10.88
11 1 3   Hungary Krisztina Egerszegi (1:01.05)
Ágnes Kovács (1:09.83)
Edit Klocker (1:03.18)
Anna Nyíri (56.86)
4:10.92
12 1 7   Netherlands Brenda Starink (1:03.82)
Madelon Baans (1:10.13)
Wilma van Hofwegen (1:01.13)
Karin Brienesse (56.56)
4:11.64
13 2 6   Great Britain Helen Slatter (1:03.87)
Jaime King (1:11.15)
Caroline Foot (1:01.75)
Karen Pickering (56.98)
4:13.75
14 1 2   Finland Anu Koivisto (1:04.19)
Mia Hagman (1:11.33)
Marja Pärssinen (1:02.01)
Minna Salmela (56.61)
4:14.14 NR
15 2 2   Spain Eva Piñera (1:04.92)
María Olay (1:12.65)
María Peláez (1:01.38)
Claudia Franco (56.68)
4:15.63
16 1 6   France Hélène Ricardo (1:04.10)
Karine Brémond (1:11.93)
Cécile Jeanson (1:02.73)
Solenne Figuès (56.93)
4:15.69
17 2 7   Romania Cătălina Cășaru (1:05.06)
Beatrice Câșlaru (1:12.31)
Loredana Zisu (1:02.65)
Luminiţa Dobrescu (56.16)
4:16.18
18 2 1   South Korea Lee Ji-hyun (1:04.55)
Byun Hye-young (1:13.22)
Park Woo-hee (1:04.48)
Lee Bo-eun (56.73)
4:18.98 NR
19 3 7   New Zealand Lydia Lipscombe (1:04.29)
Anna Wilson (1:13.82)
Anna Simcic (1:04.95)
Alison Fitch (56.77)
4:19.83
20 2 8   Czech Republic Kateřina Pivoňková (1:05.76)
Lenka Maňhalová (1:13.41)
Marcela Kubalčíková (1:04.34)
Kristýna Kyněrová (57.54 )
4:21.05
21 3 1   Portugal Maria Santos (1:05.70)
Joana Soutinho (1:13.73)
Ana Francisco (1:04.29)
Ana Alegria (57.89)
4:21.61
22 3 8   Greece Aikaterini Klepkou (1:05.76)
Aikaterini Sarakatsani (1:15.59)
Marina Karystinou (1:05.42)
Antonia Machaira (58.03)
4:24.80
23 1 8   Argentina Valeria Álvarez (1:05.69)
María Carolina Santa Cruz (1:15.13)
María del Pilar Pereyra (1:04.33)
María Bertelloti (1:02.84)
4:27.99
24 1 1   Chinese Taipei Lin Chien-ju (1:10.67)
Mou Ying-hsin (1:20.41)
Hsieh Shu-ting (1:05.09)
Tsai Shu-min (1:02.73)
4:38.90

FinalEdit

[3][4]

Rank Lane Nation Swimmers Time Notes
  4   United States Beth Botsford (1:01.67)
Amanda Beard (1:08.34)
Angel Martino (58.70)
Amy Van Dyken (54.17)
4:02.88
  5   Australia Nicole Stevenson (1:02.65)
Samantha Riley (1:08.19)
Susie O'Neill (59.03)
Sarah Ryan (55.21)
4:05.08
  6   China Chen Yan (1:02.48)
Han Xue (1:09.92)
Cai Huijue (59.92)
Shan Ying (55.02)
4:07.34
4 2   South Africa Marianne Kriel (1:02.39)
Penny Heyns (1:07.41)
Mandy Loots (1:02.33)
Helene Muller (56.03)
4:08.16 AF
5 7   Canada Julie Howard (1:03.54)
Guylaine Cloutier (1:08.79)
Sarah Evanetz (1:00.85)
Shannon Shakespeare (55.11)
4:08.29
6 3   Germany Antje Buschschulte (1:02.61)
Kathrin Dumitru (1:11.68)
Franziska van Almsick (1:00.42)
Sandra Völker (54.51)
4:09.22
7 8   Russia Nina Zhivanevskaya (1:02.08)
Yelena Makarova (1:11.76)
Yelena Nazemnova (1:00.80)
Natalya Meshcheryakova (55.92)
4:10.56
8 1   Italy Lorenza Vigarani (1:03.73)
Manuela Dalla Valle (1:09.52)
Ilaria Tocchini (1:01.01)
Cecilia Vianini (56.43)
4:10.59

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Swimming at the 1996 Atlanta Summer Games: Women's 4 × 100 metres Medley Relay". Sports Reference. Retrieved 18 September 2017.
  2. ^ "Atlanta 1996: Swimming – Women's 4×100m Medley Relay Heats" (PDF). Atlanta 1996. LA84 Foundation. p. 53. Retrieved 18 September 2017.
  3. ^ "Atlanta 1996: Swimming – Women's 4×100m Medley Relay Final" (PDF). Atlanta 1996. LA84 Foundation. p. 53. Retrieved 18 September 2017.
  4. ^ "1996 Olympic Games: Women – Meet Results". Atlanta 1996. Swimming World Magazine. Retrieved 17 September 2017.

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