Swimming at the 1996 Summer Olympics

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Swimming
at the Games of the XXVI Olympiad
Georgia Tech CRC Front.jpg
The front of Georgia Tech's Campus Recreation Center
Venue Georgia Tech Aquatic Center
Dates July 20 – July 26
Competitors 762 from 117 nations
«1992 2000»
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
details
 Alexander Popov (RUS) 22.13  Gary Hall, Jr. (USA) 22.26  Fernando Scherer (BRA) 22.29
100 m freestyle
details
 Alexander Popov (RUS) 48.74  Gary Hall, Jr. (USA) 48.81  Gustavo Borges (BRA) 49.02
200 m freestyle
details
 Danyon Loader (NZL) 1:47.63  Gustavo Borges (BRA) 1:48.08  Daniel Kowalski (AUS) 1:48.25
400 m freestyle
details
 Danyon Loader (NZL) 3:47.97  Paul Palmer (GBR) 3:49.00  Daniel Kowalski (AUS) 3:49.39
1500 m freestyle
details
 Kieren Perkins (AUS) 14:56.40  Daniel Kowalski (AUS) 15:02.43  Graeme Smith (GBR) 15:02.48
100 m backstroke
details
 Jeff Rouse (USA) 54.10  Rodolfo Falcón (CUB) 54.98  Neisser Bent (CUB) 55.02
200 m backstroke
details
 Brad Bridgewater (USA) 1:58.54  Tripp Schwenk (USA) 1:58.99  Emanuele Merisi (ITA) 1:59.18
100 m breaststroke
details
 Fred Deburghgraeve (BEL) 1:00.65  Jeremy Linn (USA) 1:00.77  Mark Warnecke (GER) 1:01.33
200 m breaststroke
details
 Norbert Rózsa (HUN) 2:12.57  Károly Güttler (HUN) 2:13.03  Andrey Korneyev (RUS) 2:13.17
100 m butterfly
details
 Denis Pankratov (RUS) 52.27 (WR)  Scott Miller (AUS) 52.53  Vladislav Kulikov (RUS) 53.13
200 m butterfly
details
 Denis Pankratov (RUS) 1:56.51  Tom Malchow (USA) 1:57.44  Scott Goodman (AUS) 1:57.48
200 m individual medley
details
 Attila Czene (HUN) 1:59.91 (OR)  Jani Sievinen (FIN) 2:00.13  Curtis Myden (CAN) 2:01.13
400 m individual medley
details
 Tom Dolan (USA) 4:14.90  Eric Namesnik (USA) 4:15.25  Curtis Myden (CAN) 4:16.28
4×100 m freestyle relay
details
 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
details
 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
details
 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
details
 Amy Van Dyken (USA) 24.87  Le Jingyi (CHN) 24.90  Sandra Völker (GER) 25.14
100 m freestyle
details
 Le Jingyi (CHN) 54.50  Sandra Völker (GER) 54.88  Angel Martino (USA) 54.93
200 m freestyle
details
 Claudia Poll (CRC) 1:58.16  Franziska van Almsick (GER) 1:58.57  Dagmar Hase (GER) 1:59.56
400 m freestyle
details
 Michelle Smith (IRL) 4:07.25  Dagmar Hase (GER) 4:08.30  Kirsten Vlieghuis (NED) 4:08.70
800 m freestyle
details
 Brooke Bennett (USA) 8:27.89  Dagmar Hase (GER) 8:29.91  Kirsten Vlieghuis (NED) 8:30.84
100 m backstroke
details
 Beth Botsford (USA) 1:01.19  Whitney Hedgepeth (USA) 1:01.47  Marianne Kriel (RSA) 1:02.12
200 m backstroke
details
 Krisztina Egerszegi (HUN) 2:07.83  Whitney Hedgepeth (USA) 2:11.98  Cathleen Rund (GER) 2:12.06
100 m breaststroke
details
 Penelope Heyns (RSA) 1:07.73  Amanda Beard (USA) 1:08.09  Samantha Riley (AUS) 1:09.18
200 m breaststroke
details
 Penelope Heyns (RSA) 2:25.41 (OR)  Amanda Beard (USA) 2:25.75  Ágnes Kovács (HUN) 2:26.57
100 m butterfly
details
 Amy Van Dyken (USA) 59.13  Liu Limin (CHN) 59.14  Angel Martino (USA) 59.23
200 m butterfly
details
 Susie O'Neill (AUS) 2:07.76  Petria Thomas (AUS) 2:09.82  Michelle Smith (IRL) 2:09.91
200 m individual medley
details
 Michelle Smith (IRL) 2:13.93  Marianne Limpert (CAN) 2:14.35  Lin Li (CHN) 2:14.74
400 m individual medley
details
 Michelle Smith (IRL) 4:39.18  Allison Wagner (USA) 4:42.03  Krisztina Egerszegi (HUN) 4:42.53
4×100 m freestyle relay
details
 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
details
 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
details
 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 (swimmer, born 1979)
Han Xue
Cai Huijue
Shan Ying
4:07.34

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

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