Swimming at the 1996 Summer Olympics

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Swimming events at the
1996 Summer Olympics
Swimming pictogram.svg
Freestyle
50 m   men   women
100 m men women
200 m men women
400 m men women
800 m women
1500 m men
Backstroke
100 m men women
200 m men women
Breaststroke
100 m men women
200 m men women
Butterfly
100 m men women
200 m men women
Individual medley
200 m men women
400 m men women
Freestyle relay
4×100 m men women
4×200 m men women
Medley relay
4×100 m men women

The swimming competition at the 1996 Summer Olympics was held at the Georgia Tech Aquatic Center in Atlanta, United States, which was built for the games. There were 762 competitors from 117 countries. This was the last Olympics where swimming B-finals were held.

At the time of the games, the facility had a temporary 50m warm-up pool located behind the locker rooms and entry concourse (on the ground); as well as a temporary roof, and open walls (there were wall-like structures/curtains at the diving well and turning end of the pool). The open walls allowed for temporary seating to be in place during the games. A wall and new roof have since been placed on the facility.

Medal table[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  United States (USA) 13 11 2 26
2  Russia (RUS) 4 2 2 8
3  Hungary (HUN) 3 1 2 6
4  Ireland (IRL) 3 0 1 4
5  Australia (AUS) 2 4 6 12
6  South Africa (RSA) 2 0 1 3
7  New Zealand (NZL) 2 0 0 2
8  China (CHN) 1 3 2 6
9  Belgium (BEL) 1 0 0 1
 Costa Rica (CRC) 1 0 0 1
11  Germany (GER) 0 5 7 12
12  Brazil (BRA) 0 1 2 3
 Canada (CAN) 0 1 2 3
14  Great Britain (GBR) 0 1 1 2
 Cuba (CUB) 0 1 1 2
16  Finland (FIN) 0 1 0 1
 Sweden (SWE) 0 1 0 1
18  Netherlands (NED) 0 0 2 2
19  Italy (ITA) 0 0 1 1

Medal summary[edit]

Men's events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
50 m freestyle  Alexander Popov
Russia (RUS)
22.13  Gary Hall, Jr.
United States (USA)
22.26  Fernando Scherer
Brazil (BRA)
22.29
100 m freestyle  Alexander Popov
Russia (RUS)
48.74  Gary Hall, Jr.
United States (USA)
48.81  Gustavo Borges
Brazil (BRA)
49.02
200 m freestyle  Danyon Loader
New Zealand (NZL)
1:47.63  Gustavo Borges
Brazil (BRA)
1:48.08  Daniel Kowalski
Australia (AUS)
1:48.25
400 m freestyle  Danyon Loader
New Zealand (NZL)
3:47.97  Paul Palmer
Great Britain (GBR)
3:49.00  Daniel Kowalski
Australia (AUS)
3:49.39
1500 m freestyle  Kieren Perkins
Australia (AUS)
14:56.40  Daniel Kowalski
Australia (AUS)
15:02.43  Graeme Smith
Great Britain (GBR)
15:02.48
100 m backstroke  Jeff Rouse
United States (USA)
54.10  Rodolfo Falcón
Cuba (CUB)
54.98  Neisser Bent
Cuba (CUB)
55.02
200 m backstroke  Brad Bridgewater
United States (USA)
1:58.54  Tripp Schwenk
United States (USA)
1:58.99  Emanuele Merisi
Italy (ITA)
1:59.18
100 m breaststroke  Fred Deburghgraeve
Belgium (BEL)
1:00.65  Jeremy Linn
United States (USA)
1:00.77  Mark Warnecke
Germany (GER)
1:01.33
200 m breaststroke  Norbert Rózsa
Hungary (HUN)
2:12.57  Károly Güttler
Hungary (HUN)
2:13.03  Andrey Korneyev
Russia (RUS)
2:13.17
100 m butterfly  Denis Pankratov
Russia (RUS)
52.27 (WR)  Scott Miller
Australia (AUS)
52.53  Vladislav Kulikov
Russia (RUS)
53.13
200 m butterfly  Denis Pankratov
Russia (RUS)
1:56.51  Tom Malchow
United States (USA)
1:57.44  Scott Goodman
Australia (AUS)
1:57.48
200 m individual medley  Attila Czene
Hungary (HUN)
1:59.91 (OR)  Jani Sievinen
Finland (FIN)
2:00.13  Curtis Myden
Canada (CAN)
2:01.13
400 m individual medley  Tom Dolan
United States (USA)
4:14.90  Eric Namesnik
United States (USA)
4:15.25  Curtis Myden
Canada (CAN)
4:16.28
4×100 m freestyle relay  United States (USA)
Jon Olsen
Josh Davis
Brad Schumacher
Gary Hall, Jr.
David Fox*
Scott Tucker*
3:15.41  Russia (RUS)
Roman Yegorov
Alexander Popov
Vladimir Predkin
Vladimir Pyshnenko
Denis Pimankov*
3:17.06  Germany (GER)
Christian Tröger
Bengt Zikarsky
Björn Zikarsky
Mark Pinger
Alexander Lüderitz*
3:17.20
4×200 m freestyle relay  United States (USA)
Josh Davis
Joe Hudepohl
Brad Schumacher
Ryan Berube
Jon Olsen*
7:14.84  Sweden (SWE)
Christer Wallin
Anders Holmertz
Lars Frölander
Anders Lyrbring
7:17.56  Germany (GER)
Aimo Heilmann
Christian Keller
Christian Tröger
Steffen Zesner
Konstantin Dubrovin*
Oliver Lampe*
7:17.71
4×100 m medley relay  United States (USA)
Jeff Rouse
Jeremy Linn
Mark Henderson
Gary Hall, Jr.
Josh Davis*
Kurt Grote*
John Hargis*
Tripp Schwenk*
3:34.84 (WR)  Russia (RUS)
Vladimir Selkov
Stanislav Lopukhov
Denis Pankratov
Alexander Popov
Roman Ivanovsky*
Vladislav Kulikov*
Roman Yegorov*
3:37.55  Australia (AUS)
Steven Dewick
Phil Rogers
Scott Miller
Michael Klim
Toby Haenen*
3:39.56

* Swimmers who participated in the heats only and received medals.

Women's events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
50 m freestyle  Amy Van Dyken
United States (USA)
24.87  Le Jingyi
China (CHN)
24.90  Sandra Völker
Germany (GER)
25.14
100 m freestyle  Le Jingyi
China (CHN)
54.50  Sandra Völker
Germany (GER)
54.88  Angel Martino
United States (USA)
54.93
200 m freestyle  Claudia Poll
Costa Rica (CRC)
1:58.16  Franziska van Almsick
Germany (GER)
1:58.57  Dagmar Hase
Germany (GER)
1:59.56
400 m freestyle  Michelle Smith
Ireland (IRL)
4:07.25  Dagmar Hase
Germany (GER)
4:08.30  Kirsten Vlieghuis
Netherlands (NED)
4:08.70
800 m freestyle  Brooke Bennett
United States (USA)
8:27.89  Dagmar Hase
Germany (GER)
8:29.91  Kirsten Vlieghuis
Netherlands (NED)
8:30.84
100 m backstroke  Beth Botsford
United States (USA)
1:01.19  Whitney Hedgepeth
United States (USA)
1:01.47  Marianne Kriel
South Africa (RSA)
1:02.12
200 m backstroke  Krisztina Egerszegi
Hungary (HUN)
2:07.83  Whitney Hedgepeth
United States (USA)
2:11.98  Cathleen Rund
Germany (GER)
2:12.06
100 m breaststroke  Penelope Heyns
South Africa (RSA)
1:07.73  Amanda Beard
United States (USA)
1:08.09  Samantha Riley
Australia (AUS)
1:09.18
200 m breaststroke  Penelope Heyns
South Africa (RSA)
2:25.41 (OR)  Amanda Beard
United States (USA)
2:25.75  Ágnes Kovács
Hungary (HUN)
2:26.57
100 m butterfly  Amy Van Dyken
United States (USA)
59.13  Liu Limin
China (CHN)
59.14  Angel Martino
United States (USA)
59.23
200 m butterfly  Susie O'Neill
Australia (AUS)
2:07.76  Petria Thomas
Australia (AUS)
2:09.82  Michelle Smith
Ireland (IRL)
2:09.91
200 m individual medley  Michelle Smith
Ireland (IRL)
2:13.93  Marianne Limpert
Canada (CAN)
2:14.35  Lin Li
China (CHN)
2:14.74
400 m individual medley  Michelle Smith
Ireland (IRL)
4:39.18  Allison Wagner
United States (USA)
4:42.03  Krisztina Egerszegi
Hungary (HUN)
4:42.53
4×100 m freestyle relay  United States (USA)
Angel Martino
Amy Van Dyken
Catherine Fox
Jenny Thompson
Lisa Jacob*
Melanie Valerio*
3:39.29  China (CHN)
Le Jingyi
Na Chao
Yun Nian
Shan Ying
3:40.48  Germany (GER)
Sandra Völker
Simone Osygus
Antje Buschschulte
Franziska van Almsick
Meike Freitag*
3:41.48
4×200 m freestyle relay  United States (USA)
Trina Jackson
Cristina Teuscher
Sheila Taormina
Jenny Thompson
Lisa Jacob*
Annette Salmeen*
Ashley Whitney*
7:59.87  Germany (GER)
Franziska van Almsick
Kerstin Kielgass
Anke Scholz
Dagmar Hase
Meike Freitag*
Simone Osygus*
8:01.55  Australia (AUS)
Julia Greville
Nicole Stevenson
Emma Johnson
Susie O'Neill
Lise Mackie*
8:05.47
4×100 m medley relay  United States (USA)
Beth Botsford
Amanda Beard
Angel Martino
Amy Van Dyken
Catherine Fox*
Whitney Hedgepeth*
Kristine Quance*
Jenny Thompson*
4:02.88  Australia (AUS)
Nicole Stevenson
Samantha Riley
Susie O'Neill
Sarah Ryan
Helen Denman*
Angela Kennedy*
4:05.08  China (CHN)
Chen Yan (b. 1979)
Han Xue
Cai Huijue
Shan Ying
4:07.34

* Swimmers who participated in the heats only and received medals.

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