Swimming at the 1996 Summer Olympics – Men's 50 metre freestyle
|Men's 50 metre freestyle|
at the Games of the XXVI Olympiad
|Venue||Georgia Tech Aquatic Center|
|Date||25 July 1996 (heats & finals)|
|Competitors||65 from 59 nations|
|Swimming at the|
1996 Summer Olympics
Prior to this competition, the existing world and Olympic records were as follows.
|World record||Tom Jager (USA)||21.81||Nashville, United States||24 March 1990|
|Olympic record||Alexander Popov (EUN)||21.91||Barcelona, Spain||30 July 1992|
The competition consisted of two rounds: heats and finals. The swimmers with the best 8 times in the heats advanced to final A, where they competed for the top 8 places. The swimmers with the next 8 times in the heats swam in final B, for ninth through the sixteenth place. Swim-offs were used as necessary to determine advancement.
Rule: The eight fastest swimmers advance to final A (Q), while the next eight to final B (q).
|9||2||Pieter van den Hoogenband||Netherlands||22.67||NR|
|16||5||Mark Foster||Great Britain||23.01|
|5||Gary Hall, Jr.||United States||22.26|
|5||6||Brendon Dedekind||South Africa||22.59|
|6||7||David Fox||United States||22.68|
|8||2||Ricardo Busquets||Puerto Rico||22.73|
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- "Atlanta 1996: Swimming – Men's 50m Freestyle Heats" (PDF). Atlanta 1996. LA84 Foundation. p. 35. Retrieved 9 September 2017.
- "Atlanta 1996: Swimming – Men's 50m Freestyle Finals" (PDF). Atlanta 1996. LA84 Foundation. p. 35. Retrieved 9 September 2017.