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 Alexander Popov
 Russia
22.13 Gary Hall, Jr.
 United States
22.26 Fernando Scherer
 Brazil
22.29
100 m freestyle Alexander Popov
 Russia
48.74 Gary Hall, Jr.
 United States
48.81 Gustavo Borges
 Brazil
49.02
200 m freestyle Danyon Loader
 New Zealand
1:47.63 Gustavo Borges
 Brazil
1:48.08 Daniel Kowalski
 Australia
1:48.25
400 m freestyle Danyon Loader
 New Zealand
3:47.97 Paul Palmer
 Great Britain
3:49.00 Daniel Kowalski
 Australia
3:49.39
1500 m freestyle Kieren Perkins
 Australia
14:56.40 Daniel Kowalski
 Australia
15:02.43 Graeme Smith
 Great Britain
15:02.48
100 m backstroke Jeff Rouse
 United States
54.10 Rodolfo Falcón
 Cuba
54.98 Neisser Bent
 Cuba
55.02
200 m backstroke Brad Bridgewater
 United States
1:58.54 Tripp Schwenk
 United States
1:58.99 Emanuele Merisi
 Italy
1:59.18
100 m breaststroke Fred Deburghgraeve
 Belgium
1:00.65 Jeremy Linn
 United States
1:00.77 Mark Warnecke
 Germany
1:01.33
200 m breaststroke Norbert Rózsa
 Hungary
2:12.57 Károly Güttler
 Hungary
2:13.03 Andrey Korneyev
 Russia
2:13.17
100 m butterfly Denis Pankratov
 Russia
52.27 (WR) Scott Miller
 Australia
52.53 Vladislav Kulikov
 Russia
53.13
200 m butterfly Denis Pankratov
 Russia
1:56.51 Tom Malchow
 United States
1:57.44 Scott Goodman
 Australia
1:57.48
200 m individual medley Attila Czene
 Hungary
1:59.91 (OR) Jani Sievinen
 Finland
2:00.13 Curtis Myden
 Canada
2:01.13
400 m individual medley Tom Dolan
 United States
4:14.90 Eric Namesnik
 United States
4:15.25 Curtis Myden
 Canada
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
24.87 Le Jingyi
 China
24.90 Sandra Völker
 Germany
25.14
100 m freestyle Le Jingyi
 China
54.50 (OR) Sandra Völker
 Germany
54.88 Angel Martino
 United States
54.93
200 m freestyle Claudia Poll
 Costa Rica
1:58.16 Franziska van Almsick
 Germany
1:58.57 Dagmar Hase
 Germany
1:59.56
400 m freestyle Michelle Smith
 Ireland
4:07.25 Dagmar Hase
 Germany
4:08.30 Kirsten Vlieghuis
 Netherlands
4:08.70
800 m freestyle Brooke Bennett
 United States
8:27.89 Dagmar Hase
 Germany
8:29.91 Kirsten Vlieghuis
 Netherlands
8:30.84
100 m backstroke Beth Botsford
 United States
1:01.19 Whitney Hedgepeth
 United States
1:01.47 Marianne Kriel
 South Africa
1:02.12
200 m backstroke Krisztina Egerszegi
 Hungary
2:07.83 Whitney Hedgepeth
 United States
2:11.98 Cathleen Rund
 Germany
2:12.06
100 m breaststroke Penelope Heyns
 South Africa
1:07.73 Amanda Beard
 United States
1:08.09 Samantha Riley
 Australia
1:09.18
200 m breaststroke Penelope Heyns
 South Africa
2:25.41 (OR) Amanda Beard
 United States
2:25.75 Ágnes Kovács
 Hungary
2:26.57
100 m butterfly Amy Van Dyken
 United States
59.13 Liu Limin
 China
59.14 Angel Martino
 United States
59.23
200 m butterfly Susie O'Neill
 Australia
2:07.76 Petria Thomas
 Australia
2:09.82 Michelle Smith
 Ireland
2:09.91
200 m individual medley Michelle Smith
 Ireland
2:13.93 Marianne Limpert
 Canada
2:14.35 Lin Li
 China
2:14.74
400 m individual medley Michelle Smith
 Ireland
4:39.18 Allison Wagner
 United States
4:42.03 Krisztina Egerszegi
 Hungary
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 (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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