Swimming at the 1996 Summer Olympics – Men's 100 metre freestyle

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Men's 100 metre freestyle
at the Games of the XXVI Olympiad
Venue Georgia Tech Aquatic Center
Date 22 July 1996 (heats & finals)
Competitors 61 from 45 nations
Winning time 48.74 NR
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Alexander Popov  Russia
2nd, silver medalist(s) Gary Hall, Jr.  United States
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Gustavo Borges  Brazil
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The men's 100 metre freestyle event at the 1996 Summer Olympics took place on 22 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  Matt Biondi (USA) 48.42 Austin, United States 10 August 1988
Olympic record  Matt Biondi (USA) 48.63 Seoul, South Korea 22 September 1988

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 8 4 Alexander Popov  Russia 48.74 Q, NR
2 6 4 Gary Hall, Jr.  United States 48.90 Q
3 8 3 Gustavo Borges  Brazil 49.17 Q
4 6 3 Francisco Sánchez  Venezuela 49.59 Q
5 5 8 Ricardo Busquets  Puerto Rico 49.61 Q, NR
6 6 5 Pavlo Khnykin  Ukraine 49.69 Q
7 6 2 Pieter van den Hoogenband  Netherlands 49.73 Q
8 8 5 Fernando Scherer  Brazil 49.79 Q
9 8 6 Lars Frölander  Sweden 49.91 q, WD
10 6 7 Christian Tröger  Germany 50.06 q
11 7 1 Stephen Clarke  Canada 50.14 q
12 7 4 Jon Olsen  United States 50.17 q
13 5 1 Bartosz Kizierowski  Poland 50.18 q, NR
14 7 5 Chris Fydler  Australia 50.27 q
2 1 Raimundas Mažuolis  Lithuania q, WD
16 8 2 Rostyslav Svanidze  Ukraine 50.31 q
17 4 4 Sion Brinn  Jamaica 50.38 q, NR
7 6 Björn Zikarsky  Germany q
19 5 5 Aleh Rukhlevich  Belarus 50.42
20 6 6 Attila Zubor  Hungary 50.43
21 5 4 Aleksey Yegorov  Kazakhstan 50.49
22 7 8 Yoav Bruck  Israel 50.61
23 5 3 Nicolas Gruson  France 50.71
24 8 1 Vladimir Predkin  Russia 50.75
25 8 8 Salim Iles  Algeria 50.87
26 5 2 Brendon Dedekind  South Africa 50.95
27 5 6 Earl McCarthy  Ireland 50.99
28 8 7 Nicholas Shackell  Great Britain 51.03
29 3 1 Sergey Ashihmin  Kyrgyzstan 51.07 NR
30 7 2 Nicolae Ivan  Romania 51.14
31 6 1 Trent Bray  New Zealand 51.18
32 4 1 Indrek Sei  Estonia 51.19 NR
33 4 7 Juan Benavides  Spain 51.20
34 6 8 Richard Sam Bera  Indonesia 51.25
35 7 7 Béla Szabados  Hungary 51.26
36 2 3 Janko Gojković  Bosnia and Herzegovina 51.28 NR
37 5 7 Shunsuke Ito  Japan 51.29
38 4 5 Felipe Delgado  Ecuador 51.38
39 4 3 Zhao Lifeng  China 51.70
40 4 6 Marijan Kanjer  Croatia 51.76
41 3 6 Giovanni Linscheer  Suriname 51.82
42 3 8 Arthur Li Kai Yien  Hong Kong 51.84
43 3 4 José Isaza  Panama 51.86
44 4 8 Kalle Varonen  Finland 52.00
45 7 3 José Meolans  Argentina 52.02
46 2 2 Georgios Giziotis  Greece 52.04
47 4 2 Tamer Hamed  Egypt 52.16
48 3 3 Oleg Tsvetkovskiy  Uzbekistan 52.39
49 2 7 Koh Yun-ho  South Korea 52.56
50 3 2 Stavros Michaelides  Cyprus 52.65
51 1 4 Darrick Bollinger  Guam 52.68
52 1 5 Kenny Roberts  Seychelles 52.89
53 2 4 Nikola Kalabić  Yugoslavia 52.98
54 2 6 Diego Perdomo  Colombia 53.01
55 3 5 Maxim Cazmirciuc  Moldova 53.18
56 3 7 Huang Chih-yung  Chinese Taipei 53.47
57 2 8 Sng Ju Wei  Singapore 53.50
58 2 5 Juan Luis Bocanegra  Guatemala 54.05
59 1 6 Diego Mularoni  San Marino 57.11
60 1 3 Khuwaiter Al-Dhaheri  United Arab Emirates 57.70
61 1 2 Ali Al-Gazali  Yemen DNS

Finals[edit]

[3]

Final B[edit]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
9 3 Jon Olsen  United States 49.80
10 4 Christian Tröger  Germany 49.90
11 8 Björn Zikarsky  Germany 49.91
12 1 Sion Brinn  Jamaica 50.09 NR
13 2 Chris Fydler  Australia 50.31
14 7 Rostyslav Svanidze  Ukraine 50.43
15 5 Stephen Clarke  Canada 50.45
16 6 Bartosz Kizierowski  Poland 50.51

Final A[edit]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) 4 Alexander Popov  Russia 48.74 =NR
2nd, silver medalist(s) 5 Gary Hall, Jr.  United States 48.81
3rd, bronze medalist(s) 3 Gustavo Borges  Brazil 49.02
4 1 Pieter van den Hoogenband  Netherlands 49.13 NR
5 8 Fernando Scherer  Brazil 49.57
6 7 Pavlo Khnykin  Ukraine 49.65
7 2 Ricardo Busquets  Puerto Rico 49.68
8 6 Francisco Sánchez  Venezuela 49.84

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