Swimming at the 1996 Summer Olympics – Men's 50 metre freestyle

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Men's 50 metre freestyle
at the Games of the XXVI Olympiad
VenueGeorgia Tech Aquatic Center
Date25 July 1996 (heats & finals)
Competitors65 from 59 nations
Winning time22.13
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Alexander Popov  Russia
2nd, silver medalist(s) Gary Hall Jr.  United States
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Fernando Scherer  Brazil
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The men's 50 metre freestyle event at the 1996 Summer Olympics took place on 25 July at the Georgia Tech Aquatic Center in Atlanta, United States.[1]

Records[edit]

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

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

Rule: The eight fastest swimmers advance to final A (Q), while the next eight to final B (q).[2]

Rank Heat Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 9 4 Alexander Popov  Russia 22.22 Q
2 8 4 Gary Hall, Jr.  United States 22.36 Q
3 7 1 Jiang Chengji  China 22.55 Q, AS
4 8 2 Brendon Dedekind  South Africa 22.60 Q
5 6 1 Ricardo Busquets  Puerto Rico 22.61 Q, NR
6 9 5 David Fox  United States 22.64 Q
7 7 3 Bengt Zikarsky  Germany 22.68 QSO
7 8 Francisco Sánchez  Venezuela QSO, NR
8 5 Fernando Scherer  Brazil QSO
10 8 6 Mark Foster  Great Britain 22.73 q
11 9 8 Allan Murray  Bahamas 22.75 q, NR
12 8 1 Yuriy Vlasov  Ukraine 22.77 q
13 9 2 Pieter van den Hoogenband  Netherlands 22.82 q
14 8 3 Christophe Kalfayan  France 22.83 q
15 7 6 René Gusperti  Italy 22.85 q
16 9 3 Gustavo Borges  Brazil 22.86 q
17 7 2 Pavlo Khnykin  Ukraine 22.91
18 7 7 Raimundas Mažuolis  Lithuania 22.98
9 6 Chris Fydler  Australia
20 8 7 Vladimir Predkin  Russia 23.03
21 7 5 Alexander Lüderitz  Germany 23.06
22 9 1 Aleh Rukhlevich  Belarus 23.12
23 7 4 José Meolans  Argentina 23.21
24 9 7 Yoav Bruck  Israel 23.22
25 6 4 Felipe Delgado  Ecuador 23.26
26 6 2 Sergey Borisenko  Kazakhstan 23.29
6 8 Indrek Sei  Estonia NR
28 6 7 Bartosz Kizierowski  Poland 23.34
29 5 5 Sion Brinn  Jamaica 23.35 NR
30 6 6 Juan Benavides  Spain 23.36
31 5 8 Stavros Michaelides  Cyprus 23.37
32 5 6 Enrico Linscheer  Suriname 23.45
33 6 3 Pär Lindström  Sweden 23.47
34 6 5 Georgios Giziotis  Greece 23.56
35 4 8 Yukihiro Matsushita  Japan 23.60
36 4 4 Salim Iles  Algeria 23.61 NR
4 5 Janne Blomqvist  Finland
8 8 Dzmitry Kalinouski  Belarus
39 5 4 Hugues Legault  Canada 23.63
40 3 3 Nicholas Tongue  New Zealand 23.73
5 1 Paulo Trindade  Portugal
42 3 4 Arthur Li Kai Yien  Hong Kong 23.77
43 3 5 Maxim Cazmirciuc  Moldova 23.78
44 5 7 Richard Sam Bera  Indonesia 23.80
45 4 3 Ravil Nachaev  Uzbekistan 23.93
46 3 6 Darrick Bollinger  Guam 23.97
47 4 6 Tamer Hamed  Egypt 24.02
48 5 3 Nicholas O'Hare  Ireland 24.03
49 4 7 Sebastian Xavier  India 24.15
50 4 2 Alen Lončar  Croatia 24.17
51 3 2 Kaan Berberoğlu  Turkey 24.37
52 4 1 Vitaly Vasilyev  Kyrgyzstan 24.54
53 2 6 Khemo Rivera  Virgin Islands 24.62 NR
54 2 3 Howard Hinds  Netherlands Antilles 24.63
55 3 1 Tamás Kerékjártó  Hungary 24.67
56 2 5 Huang Chih-yung  Chinese Taipei 24.89
57 2 2 Alfredo Carrillo  Paraguay 24.91
58 3 8 Sng Ju Wei  Singapore 25.04
59 3 7 Emin Guliyev  Azerbaijan 25.23
60 1 4 Woodrow Lawrence  Dominica 27.88
61 1 5 Moosa Nazim  Maldives 28.37
62 1 3 René Makosso  Republic of the Congo 30.00
63 2 1 Michael Collier  Sierra Leone 34.21
5 2 Alexandru Ioanovici  Romania DSQ
2 4 Musa Bakare  Nigeria DNS

Swim-off[edit]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 3 Fernando Scherer  Brazil 22.71 Q
2 5 Francisco Sánchez  Venezuela 22.74 Q
4 Bengt Zikarsky  Germany DSQ q

Finals[edit]

[3]

Final B[edit]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
9 2 Pieter van den Hoogenband  Netherlands 22.67 NR
10 4 Bengt Zikarsky  Germany 22.73
11 6 Yuriy Vlasov  Ukraine 22.82
12 3 Allan Murray  Bahamas 22.92
8 Gustavo Borges  Brazil
14 1 René Gusperti  Italy 22.96
7 Christophe Kalfayan  France
16 5 Mark Foster  Great Britain 23.01

Final A[edit]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) 4 Alexander Popov  Russia 22.13
2nd, silver medalist(s) 5 Gary Hall, Jr.  United States 22.26
3rd, bronze medalist(s) 1 Fernando Scherer  Brazil 22.29 SA
4 3 Jiang Chengji  China 22.33 AS
5 6 Brendon Dedekind  South Africa 22.59
6 7 David Fox  United States 22.68
7 8 Francisco Sánchez  Venezuela 22.72
8 2 Ricardo Busquets  Puerto Rico 22.73

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Swimming at the 1996 Atlanta Summer Games: Men's 50 metres Freestyle". Sports Reference. Retrieved 9 September 2017.
  2. ^ "Atlanta 1996: Swimming – Men's 50m Freestyle Heats" (PDF). Atlanta 1996. LA84 Foundation. p. 35. Retrieved 9 September 2017.
  3. ^ "Atlanta 1996: Swimming – Men's 50m Freestyle Finals" (PDF). Atlanta 1996. LA84 Foundation. p. 35. Retrieved 9 September 2017.

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