China at the 1996 Summer Olympics

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IOC code  CHN
NOC Chinese Olympic Committee
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At the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta
Competitors 294 (111 men and 183 women) in 25 sports
Flag bearer Liu Yudong
Medals
Rank: 4
Gold
16
Silver
22
Bronze
12
Total
50
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The People's Republic of China competed at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, United States. 294 competitors, 111 men and 183 women, took part in 155 events in 25 sports.[1]

Medalists[edit]

Medal Name Event
 Gold Wang Junxia Athletics, Women's 5000 m
 Gold Ge Fei
Gu Jun
Badminton, Women's doubles
 Gold Xiong Ni Diving, Men's 3 m springboard
 Gold Fu Mingxia Diving, Women's 3 m springboard
 Gold Fu Mingxia Diving, Women's 10 m platform
 Gold Li Xiaoshuang Gymnastics, Men's Individual all-around
 Gold Sun Fuming Judo, Women's +72 kg
 Gold Yang Ling Shooting, Men's 10 m Running Target
 Gold Li Duihong Shooting, Women's 25 m Pistol
 Gold Le Jingyi Swimming, Women's 100 m freestyle
 Gold Liu Guoliang Table Tennis, Men's singles
 Gold Liu Guoliang
Kong Linghui
Table Tennis, Men's doubles
 Gold Deng Yaping Table Tennis, Women's singles
 Gold Deng Yaping
Qiao Hong
Table Tennis, Women's doubles
 Gold Tang Ningsheng Weightlifting, Men's 59 kg
 Gold Zhan Xugang Weightlifting, Men's 70 kg
 Silver He Ying Archery, Women's Individual Competition
 Silver Wang Junxia Athletics, Women's 10000 m
 Silver Sui Xinmei Athletics, Women's Shot put
 Silver Dong Jiong Badminton, Men's singles
 Silver Yu Zhuocheng Diving, Men's 3 m springboard
 Silver Chen Yufeng
Fan Yunjie
Gao Hong
Liu Ailing
Liu Ying
Shi Guihong
Shui Qingxia
Sun Qingmei
Sun Wen
Wang Liping
Wei Haiying
Wen Lirong
Xie Huilin
Yu Hongqi
Zhao Lihong
Zhong Honglian
Football, Women's team competition
 Silver Li Xiaoshuang Gymnastics, Men's Floor exercise
 Silver Li Xiaoshuang
Fan Bin
Fan Hongbin
Huang Huadong
Huang Liping
Shen Jian
Zhang Jinjing
Gymnastics, Men's team competition
 Silver Mo Huilan Gymnastics, Women's Vault
 Silver Bi Wenjing Gymnastics, Women's Uneven bars
 Silver Xiuyun Zhang
Mianying Cao
Rowing, Women's Double Sculls
 Silver Wang Yifu Shooting, Men's 10 m Air Pistol
 Silver Xiao Jun Shooting, Men's 10 m Running Target
 Silver Wei Qiang
Tao Hua
Xu Jian
Zhang Chunfang
Yan Fang
Wang Ying
An Zhongxin
Wang Lihong
Chen Hong
He Liping
Lei Li
Liu Xuqing
Liu Yaju
Ma Ying
Ou Jingbai
Sarah Ford
Softball, Women's team competition
 Silver Le Jingyi Swimming, Women's 50 m freestyle
 Silver Liu Limin Swimming, Women's 100 m butterfly
 Silver Le Jingyi
Na Chao
Yun Nian
Shan Ying
Swimming, Women's 4x100 m freestyle relay
 Silver Wang Tao Table Tennis, Men's singles
 Silver Wang Tao
Lü Lin
Table Tennis, Men's doubles
 Silver Liu Wei
Qiao Yunping
Table Tennis, Women's doubles
 Silver Yawen Lai
Yong-Mei Cui
Wenli Pan
Ziling Wang
Yue Sun
Yan Li
Qi He
Xiaoning Liu
Yongmei Wu
Yunying Zhu
Wang Lina
Yi Wang
Volleyball, Women's team competition
 Silver Zhang Xiangsen Weightlifting, Men's 56 kg
 Bronze Wang Yan Athletics, Women's 10 km walk
 Bronze Qin Yiyuan
Tang Yongshu
Badminton, Women's doubles
 Bronze Liu Jianjun
Sun Man
Badminton, Mixed doubles
 Bronze Xiao Hailiang Diving, Men's 10 metre platform
 Bronze Fan Bin Gymnastics, Men's Horizontal bar
 Bronze Wang Xianbo Judo, Women's 66 kg
 Bronze Zhang Bing Shooting, Men's Double Trap
 Bronze Chen Yan
Han Xue
Cai Huijue
Shan Ying
Swimming, Women's 4x100 m medley relay
 Bronze Lin Li Swimming, Women's 200 m IM
 Bronze Qiao Hong Table Tennis, Women's singles
 Bronze Xiao Jiangang Weightlifting, Men's 64 kg
 Bronze Sheng Zetian Wrestling, Men's 57 kg Greco-Roman

Archery[edit]

The People's Republic of China sent three men and three women to Atlanta for archery. As usual, the Chinese women were the more successful squad, with He Ying winning a silver medal. They went a combined 9-3 in individual competition as opposed the men's 1-3 record. They also won their first team match before being defeated.

Women's Individual Competition:

Men's Individual Competition:

  • Tang Hua → Round of 32, 23rd place (1-1)
  • Luo Hengyu → Round of 64, 36th place (0-1)
  • Shen Jun → Round of 64, 40th place (0-1)

Women's Team Competition:

  • He, Wang, and Yang → Quarterfinal, 6th place (1-1)

Men's Team Competition:

  • Tang, Luo, and Shen → Round of 16, 12th place (0-1)

Athletics[edit]

Men's 100 metres

Men's 200 metres

Men's 110 metres Hurdles

Men's 20 km Walk

Men's 50 km Walk

Men's Long Jump

  • Huang Geng
    • Qualification — 8.12 m
    • Final — 7.99 m (→ 9th place)
  • Chen Jing
    • Qualification — 7.70 m (→ did not advance, 29th place)

Men's Triple Jump

  • Zou Sixin
    • Qualification — 16.53 m (→ did not advance, 21st place)

Men's Discus Throw

  • Li Shaojie
    • Qualification — 60.20 m (→ did not advance)

Men's Javelin Throw

  • Zhang Lianbiao
    • Qualification — 79.88 m
    • Final — 80.96 m (→ 11th place)


Women's 400 metres

  • Du Xiujie
    • Heat — 53.95 (→ did not advance)

Women's 10,000 metres

  • Wang Junxia
    • Qualification — 32:36.53
    • Final — 31:02.58 (→ Med 2.png Silver Medal)
  • Wang Mingxia
    • Qualification — 32:10.26
    • Final — 32:38.98 (→ 15th place)
  • Yang Siju
    • Qualification — 32:22.77
    • Final — 33:15.29 (→ 19th place)

Women's Javelin Throw

  • Li Lei
    • Qualification — 61.48 m
    • Final — 60.74 m (→ 8th place)

Women's Discus Throw

  • Xiao Yanling
    • Qualification — 65.10m
    • Final — 64.72m (→ 5th place)

Women's Shot Put

  • Sui Xinmei
    • Qualification — 19.36m
    • Final — 19.88m (→ Med 2.png Silver Medal)
  • Li Meisu
    • Qualification — 18.39m (→ did not advance)
  • Huang Zhihong
    • Qualification — did not start (→ did not advance)

Women's Triple Jump

  • Ren Ruiping
    • Qualification — 14.56m
    • Final — 14.30m (→ 7th place)

Women's Marathon

Women's 10 km Walk

Badminton[edit]

Basketball[edit]

Men's Team Competition[edit]

  • Preliminary Round (Group A)
    • Defeated Angola (70-67)
    • Lost to Croatia (78-109)
    • Defeated Argentina (87-77)
    • Lost to the United States (70-133)
    • Lost to Lithuania (55-116)
  • Quarterfinals
    • Lost to Yugoslavia (61-128)
  • Classification Matches
    • 5th/8th place: Lost to Greece (75-115)
    • 7th/8th place: Lost to Croatia (85-99) → 8th place

Women's Team Competition[edit]

  • Preliminary Round (Group A)
    • Lost to Italy (53-62)
    • Lost to Japan (72-75)
    • Defeated Canada (61-49)
    • Lost to Brazil (83-98)
    • Lost to Russia (78-94)
  • Classification Matches
    • 9th/12th place: Defeated Zaire (91-67)
    • 9th/10th place: Defeated South Korea (85-71) → 9th place

Boxing[edit]

Men's Light Flyweight (– 48 kg)

Men's Middleweight (– 75 kg)

Men's Heavyweight (– 91 kg)

Canoeing[edit]

Cycling[edit]

Women's Individual Road Race

Women's Mountainbike Cross Country

Diving[edit]

Men's 3m Springboard

  • Xiong Ni
    • Preliminary Heat — 463.02
    • Semi Final — 231.45
    • Final — 470.01 (→ Med 1.png Gold Medal)
  • Yu Zhuocheng
    • Preliminary Heat — 438.93
    • Semi Final — 223.41
    • Final — 467.52 (→ Med 2.png Silver Medal)

Women's 3m Springboard

  • Fu Mingxia
    • Preliminary Heat — 284.28
    • Semi Final — 221.49
    • Final — 326.19 (→ Med 1.png Gold Medal)
  • Tan Shuping
    • Preliminary Heat — 212.49 (→ did not advance, 23rd place)

Women's 10m Platform

  • Fu Mingxia
    • Preliminary Heat — 329.25
    • Semi Final — 179.94
    • Final — 341.64 (→ Med 1.png Gold Medal)
  • Guo Jingjing
    • Preliminary Heat — 315.39
    • Semi Final — 177.30
    • Final — 269.91 (→ 5th place)

Fencing[edit]

Nine fencers, five men and four women, represented China in 1996.

Men's foil
Men's team foil
Men's épée
Men's sabre
Women's foil
Women's team foil
Women's épée

Football[edit]

Gymnastics[edit]

  • Li Xiaoshuang
    • Gold Medal, Individual All-around, China's first in this category

Handball[edit]

Judo[edit]

Rhythmic gymnastics[edit]

Rowing[edit]

Sailing[edit]

Shooting[edit]

Softball[edit]

Women's Team Competition[edit]

  • Preliminary Round Robin
    • Defeated Australia (6:0)
    • Lost to Japan (0:3)
    • Defeated Canada (2:1)
    • Defeated Puerto Rico (10:0)
    • Defeated Netherlands (8:0)
    • Defeated Chinese Taipei (1:0)
    • Lost to United States (2:3)
  • Semifinals
    • Lost to United States (0:1)
  • Bronze Medal Match
    • Defeated Australia (4:2)
  • Final
    • Lost to United States (1:3) → Med 2.png Silver Medal

Swimming[edit]

Men's 50 m Freestyle

Men's 100 m Freestyle

  • Zhao Lifeng
    1. Heat – 51.70 (→ did not advance, 40th place)

Men's 100 m Backstroke

  • Zhao Yi
    1. Heat – 57.17 (→ did not advance, 27th place)

Men's 100 m Breaststroke

  • Zeng Qiliang
    1. Heat – 1:02.26
    2. Final – 1:02.01 (→ 7th place)

Men's 200 m Breaststroke

  • Wang Yiwu
    1. Heat – 1:02.26 (→ did not advance, 23rd place)

Men's 100 m Butterfly

Men's 4x100 m Medley Relay

Women's 50 m Freestyle

  • Le Jingyi
    1. Heat – 25.10
    2. Final – 24.90 (→ Med 2.png Silver Medal)
  • Shan Ying
    1. Heat – 25.71
    2. Final – 25.70 (→ 7th place)

Women's 100 m Freestyle

  • Le Jingyi
    1. Heat – 54.90
    2. Final – 54.50 (→ Med 1.png Gold Medal)
  • Shan Ying
    1. Heat – 56.10
    2. B-Final – 55.74 (→ 9th place)

Women's 200 m Freestyle

  • Chen Yan
    1. Heat – 2:03.32
    2. B-Final – scratched
  • Shan Ying
    1. Heat – 2:04.29 (→ did not advance, 23rd place)

Women's 400 m Freestyle

  • Chen Yan
    1. Heat – 4:22.55 (→ did not advance, 29th place)

Women's 800 m Freestyle

  • Pu Yiqi
    1. Heat – 8:45.32 (→ did not advance, 12th place)

Women's 100 m Backstroke

  • Chen Yan
    1. Heat – 1:02.62
    2. Final – 1:02.50 (→ 5th place)
  • He Cihong
    1. Heat – 1:05.87 (→ did not advance, 26th place)

Women's 200 m Backstroke

  • Chen Yan
    1. Heat – 2:14.74
    2. B-Final – 2:14.37 (→ 11th place)
  • Wu Yanyan
    1. Heat – 2:20.89 (→ did not advance, 28th place)

Women's 100 m Breaststroke

  • Han Xue
    1. Heat – 1:10.40
    2. B-Final – 1:09.90 (→ 11th place)
  • Yuan Yuan
    1. Heat – 1:11.65 (→ did not advance, 24th place)

Women's 200 m Breaststroke

  • Lin Li
    1. Heat – 2:30.64
    2. B-Final – 2:33.45 (→ 16th place)
  • Yuan Yuan
    1. Heat – 2:33.89 (→ did not advance, 24th place)

Women's 100 m Butterfly

  • Liu Limin
    1. Heat – 1:00.18
    2. Final – 59.14 (→ Med 2.png Silver Medal)
  • Cai Huijue
    1. Heat – 1:00.89
    2. Final – 1:00.46 (→ 7th place)

Women's 200 m Butterfly

  • Qu Yun
    1. Heat – 2:11.35
    2. Final – 2:10.26(→ 4th place)
  • Liu Limin
    1. Heat – 2:13.12
    2. Final – 2:10.70 (→ 5th place)

Women's 200 m Individual Medley

  • Lin Li
    1. Heat – 2:16.31
    2. Final – 2:14.74 (→ Med 3.png Bronze Medal)
  • Wu Yanyan
    1. Heat – 2:16.55
    2. B-Final – 2:16.61 (→ 10th place)

Women's 400 m Individual Medley

  • Chen Yan
    1. Heat – 4:53.87 (→ did not advance, 17th place)
  • Wu Yanyan
    1. Heat – 4:54.07 (→ did not advance, 18th place)

Women's 4x100 m Freestyle Relay

Women's 4x200 m Freestyle Relay

Women's 4x100 m Medley Relay

Synchronized swimming[edit]

Table tennis[edit]

Tennis[edit]

Women's Singles Competition

Volleyball[edit]

Women's Indoor Team Competition[edit]

  • Preliminary Round (Group A)
    • Defeated Netherlands (3-0)
    • Defeated South Korea (3-2)
    • Defeated United States (3-1)
    • Defeated Ukraine (3-0)
    • Defeated Japan (3-0)
  • Quarterfinals
    • Defeated Germany (3-0)
  • Semifinals
    • Defeated Russia (3-1)
  • Final
    • Lost to Cuba (1-3) (→ Med 2.png Silver Medal)

Weightlifting[edit]

Men's 108 kg

  • Cui Wenhua
    • Snatch — 190.0 kg
    • Clean & Jerk — 215.0 kg
    • Total — 405.0 kg (→ 5th place)

Wrestling[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "China at the 1996 Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 2012-02-06. 

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