Netherlands at the 1996 Summer Olympics

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Netherlands at the
1996 Summer Olympics
Flag of the Netherlands.svg
IOC code NED
NOC Dutch Olympic Committee*
Dutch Sports Federation
Website www.nocnsf.nl (in Dutch)
in Atlanta
Competitors 235
Flag bearer Nico Rienks (rowing)
Medals
Ranked 15th
Gold Silver Bronze Total
4 5 10 19
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
1906 Intercalated Games

The Netherlands competed at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, United States.

Medalists[edit]

Medal Name Sport Event Date
 Gold Bart Brentjes Cycling Men's cross-country July 30
 Gold Netherlands men's national volleyball team
Peter Blangé   Misha Latuhihin
Bas van de Goor   Olof van der Meulen
Mike van de Goor   Jan Posthuma
Rob Grabert   Brecht Rodenburg
Henk-Jan Held   Richard Schuil
Guido Görtzen   Ron Zwerver
Volleyball Men's tournament August 4
 Gold Netherlands men's national field hockey team
Jacques Brinkman   Erik Jazet   Stephan Veen
Floris Jan Bovelander   Ronald Jansen   Guus Vogels
Maurits Crucq   Leo Klein Gebbink   Tycho van Meer
Marc Delissen (captain)   Bram Lomans   Remco van Wijk
Jeroen Delmee   Teun de Nooijer
Taco van den Honert   Wouter van Pelt
Field hockey Men's tournament August 2
 Gold
Michiel Bartman   Koos Maasdijk   Niels van Steenis
Jeroen Duyster   Nico Rienks   Niels van der Zwan
Ronald Florijn   Diederik Simon   Henk-Jan Zwolle
Rowing Men's eights

Silver[edit]

Bronze[edit]

Archery[edit]

The Dutch archery team included former Soviet Union archer Lyudmila Arzhannikova. She placed 15th for the Netherlands in Atlanta.

Athlete Event Ranking round Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals / BM
Score Seed Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Lyudmila Arzhannikova Women's individual 652 11  Bilukha (UKR) (54)
W 149–141
 Sjovall (SWE) (22)
W 160–151
 Altinkaynak (TUR) (6)
L 150–160
Did not Advance 15
Christel Verstegen 639 27  Eksi (TUR) (38)
W 155–150
 Altinkaynak (TUR) (6)
L 160–149
Did not Advance 27

Athletics[edit]

Men's 1,500 metres

Men's pole cault

Men's decathlon

  • Final result — 8111 points (→ 18th place)
  • Final result — 8035 points (→ 21st place)

Men's marathon

Women's 800 metres

Women's long jump

  • Qualification — 6.75 m
  • Final — NM (→ no ranking)

Women's discus throw

  • Qualification — 58.74 m (→ did not advance)
  • Qualification — 55.48 m (→ did not advance)

Women's shot put

  • Qualification — did not start (→ did not advance)

Women's marathon

Baseball[edit]

The Netherlands made its first Olympic baseball appearance in 1996. They defeated Australia and Italy but lost their other five games in the preliminary round. When this result put the Dutch team in a three-way tie for fifth through seventh place with Australia and Italy, the head-to-head victories gave the Netherlands fifth place.

Men's team competition:

  • Netherlands — 5th place (2–5)

Team roster:

Cycling[edit]

Road competition[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Time Rank
Erik Dekker Road Race 04:53:58 38
Time Trial 1:07:08 11
Erik Breukink Road Race 04:53:58 45
Time Trial 1:08:33 17
Tristan Hoffman Road Race 04:53:58 108
Aart Vierhouten 04:53:58 56
Danny Nelissen 04:54:00 111
Women
Athlete Event Time Rank
Yvonne Brunen Road Race 02:37:06 26
Time Trial 40:39 19
Elsbeth Vink Road Race 02:37:06 28
Ingrid Haringa Did not Finish

Track competition[edit]

Athlete Event Result Rank
Peter Pieters Men's points race 0 21
Dirk Jan van Hameren Men's 1000m time trial 1:05.886 12
Ingrid Haringa Women's points race 23 2nd, silver medalist(s)

Mountain bike[edit]

Athlete Event Time Rank
Bart Brentjens Men's cross-country 2:17.38 1st, gold medalist(s)
Elsbeth Vink Women's cross-country 1:54.38 5

Equestrian[edit]

Dressage coach: Wim Ernes

Judo[edit]

Men's half-middleweight

Men's middleweight

Men's half-heavyweight

Men's heavyweight

Women's extra-lightweight

Women's lightweight

Women's half-middleweight

Women's middleweight

Women's half-heavyweight

Women's heavyweight

Rowing[edit]

Rowing events, results and competitors:[1]

Men's coxless pair – 17th place
Sjors van Iwaarden, Kai Compagner
Men's quadruple sculls – 10th place
Sander van der Marck, Adri Middag, Joris Loefs, Pieter van Andel
Men's eight – 1st place (gold medal)
Henk-Jan Zwolle, Diederik Simon, Michiel Bartman, Koos Maasdijk, Niels van der Zwan, Niels van Steenis, Ronald Florijn, Nico Rienks, Jeroen Duyster
Men's lightweight double sculls – 2nd place (silver medal)
Maarten van der Linden, Pepijn Aardewijn
Women's double sculls – 3rd place (bronze medal)
Irene Eijs, Eeke van Nes
Women's coxless pair – 8th place
Elien Meijer, Anneke Venema
Women's quadruple sculls – 6th place
Irene Eijs, Meike van Driel, Nelleke Penninx, Eeke van Nes
Women's eight – 6th place
Femke Boelen, Marleen van der Velden, Astrid van Koert, Marieke Westerhof, Rita de Jong, Tessa Knaven, Tessa Appeldoorn, Muriel van Schilfgaarde, Jissy de Wolf
Women's lightweight double sculls – 6th place
Laurien Vermulst, Ellen Meliesie
Reserve
Anita Meiland

Softball[edit]

Women's team competition[edit]

  • Preliminary round robin
  • Lost to Japan (0–3)
  • Lost to United States (0–9)
  • Lost to Chinese Taipei (1–7)
  • Lost to Australia (0–1)
  • Lost to PR China (0–8)
  • Lost to Canada (1–4)
  • Defeated Puerto Rico (2–0)
  • Semifinals
  • Did not advance → 7th place
  • Team roster

Swimming[edit]

Men's 50 m freestyle

Men's 100 m freestyle

Men's 200 m freestyle

Men's 100 m breaststroke

  • Benno Kuipers
    1. Heat – 1:02.92 (→ did not advance, 19th place)

Men's 100 m butterfly

Men's 200 m butterfly

  • Stefan Aartsen
    1. Heat – 2:00.04
    2. B-Final – 2:00.41 (→ 13th place)

Men's 200 m individual medley

Men's 400 m individual medley

  • Marcel Wouda
    1. Heat – 4:17.30
    2. Final – 4:17.71 (→ 5th place)

Men's 4 × 100 m freestyle relay

Men's 4 × 200 m freestyle relay

Men's 4 × 100 m medley relay

Women's 50 m freestyle

  • Marianne Muis
    1. Preliminary heat – 25.93
    2. B-Final – 25.74 (→ 9th place)
  • Angela Postma
    1. Preliminary heat – 26.00
    2. B-Final – 25.82 (→ 10th place)

Women's 100 m freestyle

  • Karin Brienesse
    1. Preliminary heat – 55.81
    2. Final – 56.12 (→ 8th place)

Women's 400 m freestyle

  • Kirsten Vlieghuis
    1. Preliminary heat – 4:11.04
    2. Final – 4:08.70 (→ Med 3.png Bronze medal)
  • Carla Geurts
    1. Preliminary heat – 4:11.18
    2. Final – 4:10.06 (→ 6th place)

Women's 800 m freestyle

  • Kirsten Vlieghuis
    1. Preliminary heat – 8:39.73
    2. Final – 8:30.84 (→ Med 3.png Bronze medal)
  • Carla Geurts
    1. Preliminary heat – 8:39.85
    2. Final – 8:40.43 (→ 7th place)

Women's 100 m breaststroke

  • Madelon Baans
    1. Preliminary heat – 1:11.17 (→ did not advance, 21st place)

Women's 200 m individual medley

  • Minouche Smit
    1. Preliminary heat – 2:16.30
    2. Final – 2:16.73 (→ 7th place)

Women's 4 × 100 m freestyle relay

Women's 4 × 200 m freestyle relay

Women's 4 × 100 m medley relay

Tennis[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Jacco Eltingh Singles  Fetterlein (DEN)
L 4–6, 6–4, 6–8
Did not advance
Paul Haarhuis  Philippoussis (AUS)
L 6–7, 6–7
Did not advance
Jan Siemerink  Woodbridge (AUS)
L 2–6, 4–6
Did not advance
Jacco Eltingh
Paul Haarhuis
Doubles N/A  Pavel /
Pescariu (ROU)
W 6–2, 6–7(1-7), 6–4
 C N'Goran /
C N'Goran (CIV)
W 6–4, 6–4
 W Ferreira /
E Ferreira (RSA)
W 7–6(7-4), 7–6(7-4)
 Woodbridge /
Woodforde (AUS)
L 2–6 7–5 16–18
 Prinosil /
Goellner (GER)
L 2-6 5-7
4
Women
Athlete Event Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Brenda Schultz-McCarthy Singles  Sfar (TUN)
W 6–4, 6–0
 Choi (KOR)
W 6–2 6–4
 Sánchez Vicario (ESP)
L 4-6 6-7
Did not advance
Manon Bollegraf
Brenda Schultz-McCarthy
Doubles N/A  Lugina /
Medvedeva (UKR)
W w/o
 Csurgo /
Temesvári (HUN)
W 7-6 7-6
 Hingis /
Schnyder (SUI)
W 6–4 6–3
 MJ Fernández /
G Fernández (USA)
L 5-7 6-7
 Sánchez Vicario /
Martínez (ESP)
L 1-6 3-6
4

Volleyball[edit]

Men's team indoor competition[edit]

  • Preliminary round (Group A)
  • Defeated Tunisia (3–0)
  • Defeated Russia (3–0)
  • Lost to Italy (0–3)
  • Defeated Yugoslavia (3–0)
  • Defeated South Korea (3–0)
  • Quarterfinals
  • Defeated Bulgaria (3–1)
  • Semifinals
  • Defeated Russia (3–0)
  • Final
  • Defeated Italy (3–2) → Med 1.png Gold medal
  • Team roster

Men's beach competition[edit]

Women's team indoor competition[edit]

  • Preliminary round (Group A)
  • Lost to China (0–3)
  • Lost to the United States (1–3)
  • Defeated Japan (3–0)
  • Defeated South Korea (3–1)
  • Defeated Ukraine (3–0)
  • Quarterfinals
  • Lost to Russia (1–3)
  • Classification matches
  • 5th/8th place: Defeated Germany (3–2)
  • 5th/6th place: Defeated South Korea (3–0) → Fifth place
  • Team roster

Water polo[edit]

Men's team competition[edit]

  • Preliminary round (Group A)
  • Lost to Yugoslavia (8–11)
  • Lost to Spain (7–8)
  • Lost to Hungary (8–10)
  • Lost to Russia (5–10)
  • Lost to Germany (8–9)
  • Classification round (9/12)
  • Defeated Romania (10–8)
  • Lost to Germany (6–9)
  • Tied with Ukraine (9–9) → Tenth place
  • Team roster

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Netherlands Rowing at the 1996 Atlanta Summer Games". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 2015-06-12.