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Swimming at the 1996 Summer Olympics – Women's 50 metre freestyle

The women's 50 metre freestyle event at the 1996 Summer Olympics took place on 26 July at the Georgia Tech Aquatic Center in Atlanta, United States.[1]

Women's 50 metre freestyle
at the Games of the XXVI Olympiad
VenueGeorgia Tech Aquatic Center
Date26 July 1996 (heats & finals)
Competitors56 from 48 nations
Winning time24.87 AM
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Amy Van Dyken  United States
2nd, silver medalist(s) Le Jingyi  China
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Sandra Völker  Germany
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RecordsEdit

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

World record   Le Jingyi (CHN) 24.51 Rome, Italy 11 September 1994
Olympic record   Yang Wenyi (CHN) 24.79 Barcelona, Spain 31 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 7 4 Le Jingyi   China 25.10 Q
2 6 4 Amy Van Dyken   United States 25.12 Q
3 6 5 Sandra Völker   Germany 25.45 Q
4 5 4 Angel Martino   United States 25.47 Q
5 5 5 Shan Ying   China 25.71 Q
6 7 5 Natalya Meshcheryakova   Russia 25.73 Q
7 5 6 Leah Martindale   Barbados 25.76 Q
8 6 3 Linda Olofsson   Sweden 25.84 Q
9 5 3 Karen van Wirdum   Australia 25.88 q
10 7 3 Sumika Minamoto   Japan 25.89 q
11 6 6 Marianne Muis   Netherlands 25.93 q
12 5 7 Yevgeniya Yermakova   Kazakhstan 25.97 q, NR
13 6 2 Simone Osygus   Germany 26.00 q
7 6 Angela Postma   Netherlands q
15 4 4 Laura Petrutytė   Lithuania 26.13 q, =NR
16 7 7 Claudia Franco   Spain 26.17 q
17 4 2 Vibeke Johansen   Norway 26.22
18 7 1 Rania Elwani   Egypt 26.26 NR
19 7 8 Siobhan Cropper   Trinidad and Tobago 26.29 NR
20 4 6 Judith Draxler   Austria 26.34
5 2 Sarah Ryan   Australia
22 4 5 Blanca Cerón   Spain 26.39
6 1 Sue Rolph   Great Britain
24 5 1 Marianne Kriel   South Africa 26.42
25 4 7 Metka Sparavec   Slovenia 26.43
26 4 3 Martine Dessureault   Canada 26.44
27 6 7 Luminița Dobrescu   Romania 26.47
28 4 8 Mette Nielsen   Denmark 26.50
29 4 1 Casey Legler   France 26.52
7 2 Laura Nicholls   Canada
31 5 8 Dita Želvienė   Lithuania 26.55
32 3 8 Dominique Diezi   Switzerland 26.57 NR
33 3 2 Eileen Coparropa   Panama 26.67
34 3 4 Minna Salmela   Finland 26.72
35 2 4 Alison Fitch   New Zealand 26.74
36 3 1 Monica Dahl   Namibia 26.76
37 3 6 Elín Sigurðardóttir   Iceland 26.90
38 6 8 Lin Chien-ju   Chinese Taipei 27.00
39 3 5 Valeria Álvarez   Argentina 27.12
40 1 5 Alena Popchanka   Belarus 27.18 NR
41 2 1 Seo So-yung   South Korea 27.30 NR
42 2 2 Gyöngyvér Lakos   Hungary 27.34
43 2 5 Teresa Moodie   Zimbabwe 27.38
44 3 3 Joscelin Yeo   Singapore 27.51
45 2 8 Duška Radan   Yugoslavia 27.62 NR
46 2 3 Gabrijela Ujčić   Croatia 27.63
47 2 7 Agnese Ozoliņa   Latvia 27.65
48 1 3 Sangeeta Puri   India 28.02
49 1 2 Verónica Prono   Paraguay 28.40
50 1 4 Gail Rizzo   Malta 28.43
51 2 6 Akiko Thomson   Philippines 28.51
52 1 6 Võ Trần Trương An   Vietnam 29.02
53 1 7 Ingrid Louis   Mauritius 29.56
54 1 1 Monika Bakale   Republic of the Congo 34.43
55 1 8 Nishma Gurung   Nepal 41.45
3 7 Antonia Machaira   Greece DNS

FinalsEdit

[3]

Final BEdit

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
9 3 Marianne Muis   Netherlands 25.74
10 2 Angela Postma   Netherlands 25.82
11 8 Claudia Franco   Spain 26.04
12 5 Sumika Minamoto   Japan 26.05
13 6 Yevgeniya Yermakova   Kazakhstan 26.06
14 7 Simone Osygus   Germany 26.16
15 4 Karen van Wirdum   Australia 26.17
16 1 Laura Petrutytė   Lithuania 26.36

Final AEdit

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
  5 Amy Van Dyken   United States 24.87 AM
  4 Le Jingyi   China 24.90
  3 Sandra Völker   Germany 25.14
4 6 Angel Martino   United States 25.31
5 1 Leah Martindale   Barbados 25.49 NR
6 8 Linda Olofsson   Sweden 25.63
7 2 Shan Ying   China 25.70
7 Natalya Meshcheryakova   Russia

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Swimming at the 1996 Atlanta Summer Games: Women's 50 metres Freestyle". Sports Reference. Retrieved 11 September 2017.
  2. ^ "Atlanta 1996: Swimming – Women's 50m Freestyle Heats" (PDF). Atlanta 1996. LA84 Foundation. pp. 35–36. Retrieved 11 September 2017.
  3. ^ "Atlanta 1996: Swimming – Women's 50m Freestyle Finals" (PDF). Atlanta 1996. LA84 Foundation. p. 36. Retrieved 11 September 2017.

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