Cycling at the 1996 Summer Olympics – Men's sprint

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The men's 200m Sprint at the 1996 Summer Olympics (Cycling) was an event that consisted of cyclists making three laps around the track. Only the time for the last 200 metres of the 750 metres covered was counted as official time. The races were held on July 24 through July 28, 1996 at the Stone Mountain Velodrome.

Medalists[edit]

Gold: Gold medal.svg Silver: Silver medal.svg Bronze: Bronze medal.svg
 Jens Fiedler (GER)  Marty Nothstein (USA)  Curt Harnett (CAN)

Results[edit]

  • Q denotes qualification by place in heat.
  • q denotes qualification by overall place.
  • REL denotes relegated- due to being passed
  • DNS denotes did not start.
  • DNF denotes did not finish.
  • DQ denotes disqualification.
  • NR denotes national record.
  • OR denotes Olympic record.
  • WR denotes world record.
  • PB denotes personal best.
  • SB denotes season best.

Qualifying round[edit]

Times and average speeds are listed. All 24 riders advanced to the first round.

Pos. Athlete NOC Time Ave. Speed Qualify
1. Gary Neiwand  Australia 10.129 s 71.08 km/h q- OR
2. Curt Harnett  Canada 10.175 s 70.76 km/h q
3. Marty Nothstein  United States 10.176 s 70.75 km/h q
4. Jens Fiedler  Germany 10.232 s 70.36 km/h q
5. Eyk Pokorny  Germany 10.233 s 70.36 km/h q
6. Darryn Hill  Australia 10.329 s 69.70 km/h q
7. Pavel Buran  Czech Republic 10.389 s 69.30 km/h q
8. Florian Rousseau  France 10.397 s 69.25 km/h q
9. Viesturs Berzins  Latvia 10.463 s 68.81 km/h q
10. Roberto Chiappa  Italy 10.473 s 68.74 km/h q
11. Jose Moreno  Spain 10.492 s 68.62 km/h q
12. William Clay  United States 10.543 s 68.29 km/h q
13. George Himonetos  Greece 10.602 s 68.18 km/h q
14. Frédéric Magné  France 10.602 s 67.91 km/h q
15. Jose Escuredo  Spain 10.630 s 67.73 km/h q
16. Martin Hrbacek  Slovakia 10.693 s 67.33 km/h q
17. Jean-Pierre van Zyl  South Africa 10.695 s 67.32 km/h q
18. Labros Vassilopoulus  Greece 10.726 s 67.12 km/h q
19. Yuichiro Kamiyama  Japan 10.772 s 66.83 km/h q
20. Peter Bazalik  Slovakia 10.837 s 66.43 km/h q
21. Gianluca Capitano  Italy 10.895 s 66.08 km/h q
22. Byung Hyun  South Korea 11.001 s 65.44 km/h q
23. Darren McKenzie Potter  New Zealand 11.211 s 64.22 km/h q
24. Claus Martinez Arroyo  Bolivia 12.341 s 58.34 km/h q

First Round[edit]

The first round consisted of twelve heats of two riders each. Winners advanced to the next round, losers competed in the repechage.

Heat Pos Athlete NOS Time Qualify
1 1 Gary Neiwand  Australia 11.191 s Q
2 Claus Martinez Arroyo  Bolivia
2 1 Curt Harnett  Canada 11.380 s Q
2 Darren McKenzie Potter  New Zealand
3 1 Marty Nothstein  United States 11.415 s Q
2 Byung Hyun  South Korea
4 1 Jens Fiedler  Germany 11.722 s Q
2 Gianluca Capitano  Italy
5 1 Eyk Pokorny  Germany 10.995 s Q
2 Peter Bazalik  Slovakia
6 1 Darryn Hill  Australia 11.192 s Q
2 Yuichiro Kamiyama  Japan
7 1 Pavel Buran  Czech Republic 11.700 s Q
2 Labros Vassilopoulus  Greece
8 1 Florian Rousseau  France 11.296 s Q
2 Jean-Pierre van Zyl  South Africa
9 1 Viesturs Berzins  Latvia 11.008 s Q
2 Martin Hrbacek  Slovakia
10 1 Roberto Chiappa  Italy 10.896 s Q
2 Jose Escuredo  Spain
11 1 Frédéric Magné  France 10.740 s Q
2 Jose Moreno  Spain
12 1 George Himonetos  Greece 11.182 s Q
2 William Clay  United States

First Round repechage[edit]

The twelve defeated cyclists from the first round took part in the first round repechage. The winner of each heat rejoined the twelve victors of the first round in advancing to the second round

Heat Pos Athlete NOS Time Qualify
1 1 William Clay  United States 11.191 s Q
2 Claus Martinez Arroyo  Bolivia
2 1 Jose Moreno  Spain 11.017 s Q
2 Darren McKenzie Potter  New Zealand
3 1 Jose Escuredo  Spain 11.257 s Q
2 Byung Hyun  South Korea
4 1 Martin Hrbacek  Slovakia 11.076 s Q
2 Gianluca Capitano  Italy
5 1 Peter Bazalik  Slovakia 11.222 s Q
2 Jean-Pierre van Zyl  South Africa
6 1 Labros Vassilopoulus  Greece 11.060 s Q
2 Yuichiro Kamiyama  Japan

Second Round Round[edit]

The second round consisted of nine heats of two riders each. Winners advanced to the 1/8 finals, losers competed in the repechage.

Heat Pos Athlete NOS Time Qualify
1 1 Gary Neiwand  Australia 11.249 s Q
2 Labros Vassilopoulus  Greece
2 1 Curt Harnett  Canada 11.058 s Q
2 Peter Bazalik  Slovakia
3 1 Marty Nothstein  United States 10.899 s Q
2 Martin Hrbacek  Slovakia
4 1 Jens Fiedler  Germany 10.597 s Q
2 Jose Escuredo  Spain
5 1 Eyk Pokorny  Germany 10.966 s Q
2 Jose Moreno  Spain
6 1 Darryn Hill  Australia 10.811 s Q
2 William Clay  United States
7 1 Pavel Buran  Czech Republic 11.272 s Q
2 George Himonetos  Greece
8 1 Florian Rousseau  France 10.745 s Q
2 Frédéric Magné  France
9 1 Viesturs Berzins  Latvia 11.044 s Q
2 Roberto Chiappa  Italy

Second Round repechage[edit]

The nine defeated cyclists from the second round took part in the second round repechage. The winner of each heat rejoined the nine victors of the second round in advancing to the 1/8 finals.

Heat Pos Athlete NOS Time Qualify
1 1 Roberto Chiappa  Italy 11.378 s Q
2 Labros Vassilopoulus  Greece
3 William Clay  United States REL
2 1 Jose Moreno  Spain 11.089 s Q
2 George Himonetos  Greece
3 Peter Bazalik  Slovakia
3 1 Frédéric Magné  France 11.035 s Q
2 Gianluca Capitano  Italy
3 Jose Escuredo  Spain

1/8 final[edit]

The 1/8 round consisted of six matches, each pitting two of the twelve remaining cyclists against each other. The winners advanced to the quarterfinals, with the losers getting another chance in the 1/8 repechage.

Heat Pos Athlete NOS Time Qualify
1 1 Gary Neiwand  Australia 11.625 s Q
2 Frédéric Magné  France
2 1 Curt Harnett  Canada 10.793 s Q
2 Jose Moreno  Spain
3 1 Marty Nothstein  United States 11.047 s Q
2 Roberto Chiappa  Italy
4 1 Jens Fiedler  Germany 10.808 s Q
2 Viesturs Berzins  Latvia
5 1 Florian Rousseau  France 10.828 s Q
2 Eyk Pokorny  Germany
6 1 Darryn Hill  Australia 11.008 s Q
2 Pavel Buran  Czech Republic

1/8 repechage[edit]

The six cyclists defeated in the 1/8 round competed in the 1/8 repechage. Two heats of three riders were held. Winners rejoined the victors from the 1/8 round and advanced to the quarterfinals. The four other riders competed in the 9th through 12th place classification.

Heat Pos Athlete NOS Time Qualify
1 1 Frédéric Magné  France 10.975 s Q
2 Pavel Buran  Czech Republic
3 Viesturs Berzins  Latvia
2 1 Eyk Pokorny  Germany 10.982 s Q
2 Roberto Chiappa  Italy
3 Jose Moreno  Spain

Quarterfinals[edit]

The eight riders that had advanced to the quarterfinals competed pairwise in four matches. Each match consisted of two races, with a potential third race being used as a tie-breaker if each cyclist won one of the first two races. The winners advanced to the semifinals, with the losers racing in a 5-8 placement race.

Heat Pos Athlete NOS Time 1 Time 2 Time 3 Qualify
1 1 Gary Neiwand  Australia 10.794 s 11.091 s Q
2 Eyk Pokorny  Germany
2 1 Curt Harnett  Canada 11.127 s REL 10.712 Q
2 Frédéric Magné  France 11.022
3 1 Marty Nothstein  United States 10.950 s 10.650 s Q
2 Darryn Hill  Australia
4 1 Jens Fiedler  Germany 10.752 s 10.957 s Q
2 Florian Rousseau  France

Classification 5-8[edit]

Held 19 September
The 5-8 classification was a single race with all four riders that had lost in the quarterfinals. The winner of the race received 5th place, with the others taking the three following places in order.

Pos Athlete NOS Time
1 Darryn Hill  Australia 11.072 s
2 Frédéric Magné  France
3 Eyk Pokorny  Germany
4 Florian Rousseau  France

Semifinals[edit]

The four riders that had advanced to the semifinals competed pairwise in two matches. Each match consisted of two races, with a potential third race being used as a tie-breaker if each cyclist won one of the first two races. Winners advanced to the finals, losers competed in the bronze medal match.

Heat Pos Athlete NOS Time 1 Time 2 Decider Qualify
1 1 Jens Fiedler  Germany 10.618 s 10.974 s Q
2 Gary Neiwand  Australia
2 1 Marty Nothstein  United States 10.731 s 10.905 s Q
2 Curt Harnett  Canada

Medal Finals[edit]

Bronze medal match[edit]

The bronze medal match was contested in a set of three races, with the winner of two races declared the winner.

Pos Athlete NOS Time 1 Time 2 Decider
1 Curt Harnett  Canada 10.947 s 10.949 s
2 Gary Neiwand  Australia

Gold medal match[edit]

The gold medal match was contested in a set of three races, with the winner of two races declared the winner.

Pos Athlete NOS Time 1 Time 2 Decider
1 Jens Fiedler  Germany 10.664 s 11.074 s
2 Marty Nothstein  United States

Final classification[edit]

Final results
Pos. Athlete NOC
1. Jens Fiedler  Germany
2. Marty Nothstein  United States
3. Curt Harnett  Canada
4. Gary Neiwand  Australia
5. Darryn Hill  Australia
6. Frédéric Magné  France
7. Eyk Pokorny  Germany
8. Florian Rousseau  France

References[edit]