Synchronized swimming at the 1996 Summer Olympics

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Final results for the synchronized swimming competition at the 1996 Summer Olympics.

Previous Olympics had a Solo and Duet event but for the 1996 there would only be a team event. Duet would return at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney.

Synchronized swimming pictogram.svg

Medal summary[edit]

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Event Gold Silver Bronze
Team
details
Flag of the United States.svg United States
Suzannah Bianco
Tammy Cleland
Becky Dyroen-Lancer
Heather Pease
Jill Savery
Nathalie Schneyder
Heather Simmons-Carrasco
Jill Sudduth
Emily Lesueur
Margot Thien
Flag of Canada.svg Canada
Karen Clark
Sylvie Frechette
Janice Bremner
Karen Fonteyne
Christine Larsen
Erin Woodley
Cari Read
Lisa Alexander
Valerie Hould-Marchand
Kasia Kulesza
Flag of Japan.svg Japan
Miya Tachibana
Akiko Kawase
Rei Jimbo
Miho Takeda
Raika Fujii
Miho Kawabe
Junko Tanaka
Riho Nakajima
Mayuko Fujiki
Kaori Takahashi

Qualification[edit]

Eight countries qualified for the Olympic Games at an Olympic Qualifying event held in conjunction with the 1995 NationsBank Synchronized Swimming World Cup.

Format[edit]

Each team had ten members.

The team competition included two events, the technical routine program and the free routine program. The compulsory figures event, which was part of the Olympic Games since 1984 was dropped.

The technical routine required entries to perform a series of required elements in prescribed order. It had a time limit of two minutes and 50 seconds. Music selection and limited choreography was up to the discretion of each team.

In the free routine, there were no specifications for the routine other than the five-minute time limit.

In both the technical and free routines, a panel of 10 judges (five giving scores for technical merit and five awarding scores for artistic impression) awarded points from 0 to 10 in one tenth point increments.

Once the technical merit and artistic impression scores were calculated for a total score, the technical routine score was weighted to 35 percent and the free routine to 65 percent. These two scores were then added together to determine overall medal placement.[2]

Final standings[edit]

Rank Team NOC Points
Gold medal icon.svg  United States (USA)
Suzannah Bianco
Tammy Cleland
Becky Dyroen-Lancer
Heather Pease
Jill Savery
Nathalie Schneyder
Heather Simmons-Carrasco

Jill Sudduth
Emily Lesueur
Margot Thien

99.720
Silver medal icon.svg Canada
Karen Clark
Sylvie Frechette
Janice Bremner
Karen Fonteyne
Christine Larsen
Erin Woodley
Cari Read
Lisa Alexander
Valerie Hould-Marchand
Kasia Kulesza
98.367
Bronze medal icon.svg  Japan (JPN)
Miya Tachibana
Akiko Kawase
Rei Jimbo
Miho Takeda
Raika Fujii
Miho Kawabe
Junko Tanaka
Riho Nakajima
Mayuko Fujiki
Kaori Takahashi
97.753
4  Russia (RUS)
Elena Azarova
Anna Iouriaeva
Mariya Kiselyova
Olga Brousnikina
Elena Antonova
Marina Lobova
Youlia Pankratova
Olga Novokshchenova
Gana Maximova
Olga Sedakova
97.260
5  France (FRA)
Virginie Dedieu
Marianne Aeschbacher
Myriam Lignot
Celine Leveque
Julie Fabre
Isabelle Manable
Magali Rathier
Charlotte Massardier
Delphine Maréchal
Éva Riffet
96.076
6  Italy (ITA)
Serena Bianchi
Giada Ballan
Manuela Carnini
Mara Brunetti
Giovanna Burlando
Brunella Carrafelli
Roberta Farinelli
Paola Celli
Maurizia Cecconi
Letizia Nuzzo
94.253
7  China (CHN)
Li Min
Long Yan
Chen Xuan
Wu Chunlan
Li Yuanyuan
Jin Na
Fu Yuling
Li Fei
Guo Cui
Pan Yan
94.124
8  Mexico (MEX)
Wendy Aguilar
Olivia González
Lilián Leal
Ingrid Reich
Aline Reich
Patricia Vila
Ariadna Medina
Berenice Guzmán
Perla Ramírez
Erika Leal
93.836

Participating nations[edit]

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