Swimming at the 1996 Summer Olympics – Women's 4 × 100 metre freestyle relay

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Women's 4 × 100 metre freestyle relay
at the Games of the XXVI Olympiad
VenueGeorgia Tech Aquatic Center
Date22 July 1996 (heats & final)
Competitors81 from 19 nations
Winning time3:39.29 OR
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s)  United States (USA)
Angel Martino, Amy Van Dyken, Catherine Fox, Jenny Thompson, Lisa Jacob*, Melanie Valerio*
2nd, silver medalist(s)  China (CHN)
Le Jingyi, Chao Na, Nian Yun, Shan Ying
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  Germany (GER)
Sandra Völker, Simone Osygus, Antje Buschschulte, Franziska van Almsick, Meike Freitag*
*Indicates the swimmer only competed in the preliminary heats.
← 1992
2000 →

The women's 4×100 metre freestyle relay 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  China (CHN)
Le Ying (54.31)
Shan Ying (54.38)
Lü Bin (55.09)
Le Jingyi (54.13)
3:37.91 Rome, Italy 7 September 1994
Olympic record  United States (USA)
Nicole Haislett (55.33)
Dara Torres (55.33)
Angel Martino (54.79)
Jenny Thompson (54.01)
3:39.46 Barcelona, Spain 28 July 1992

The following new world and Olympic records were set during this competition.

Date Event Name Nationality Time Record
22 July Final Angel Martino (55.34)
Amy Van Dyken (53.91)
Catherine Fox (55.93)
Jenny Thompson (54.11)
 United States 3:39.29 OR

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

Rule: The eight fastest teams advance to the final (Q).[3]

Rank Heat Lane Nation Swimmers Time Notes
1 2 4  United States Jenny Thompson (55.04)
Catherine Fox (55.03)
Lisa Jacob (56.31)
Melanie Valerio (55.98)
3:42.36 Q
2 2 2  Netherlands Marianne Muis (55.60)
Manon Masseurs (56.54)
Wilma van Hofwegen (55.24)
Minouche Smit (56.25)
3:43.63 Q
3 3 4  China Shan Ying (56.03)
Chao Na (56.57)
Nian Yun (55.80)
Le Jingyi (55.66)
3:44.06 Q
4 3 5  Germany Simone Osygus (56.50)
Antje Buschschulte (55.49)
Meike Freitag (56.43)
Franziska van Almsick (55.75)
3:44.06 Q
5 2 3  Sweden Louise Jöhncke (56.81)
Johanna Sjöberg (56.63)
Louise Karlsson (56.23)
Linda Olofsson (55.72)
3:45.39 Q
6 3 3  Canada Shannon Shakespeare (56.05)
Julie Howard (56.79)
Andrea Moody (56.55)
Marianne Limpert (56.27)
3:45.66 Q, NR
7 1 5  Russia Svetlana Leshukova (57.31)
Natalya Sorokina (57.07)
Yelena Nazemnova (56.59)
Natalya Meshcheryakova (56.36)
3:47.33 Q
8 1 4  Australia Anna Windsor (59.03)
Sarah Ryan (55.59)
Lise Mackie (57.02)
Julia Greville (56.30)
3:47.94 Q
9 1 3  Great Britain Sue Rolph (56.61)
Alison Sheppard (57.52)
Carrie Willmott (58.10)
Karen Pickering (56.03)
3:48.26
10 1 6  France Solenne Figuès (57.12)
Jacqueline Delord (57.56)
Casey Legler (56.98)
Marianne Le Verge (56.64)
3:48.30
11 2 6  Romania Lorena Diaconescu (56.89)
Florina Herea (58.16)
Andreea Trufaşu (57.18)
Luminița Dobrescu (56.20)
3:48.43
12 2 5  Japan Sumika Minamoto (57.48)
Naoko Imoto (56.81)
Eri Yamanoi (58.19)
Suzu Chiba (56.29)
3:48.77
13 3 6  Denmark Mette Nielsen (57.85)
Mette Jacobsen (56.01)
Karen Egdal (57.63)
Ditte Jensen (57.44)
3:48.93
14 3 2  Spain Blanca Cerón (57.52)
Fátima Madrid (57.85)
Susanna Garabatos (57.91)
Claudia Franco (56.19)
3:49.47 NR
15 3 1  Belarus Sviatlana Zhidko (58.11)
Inga Borodich (57.49)
Natalya Baranovskaya (57.90)
Alena Popchanka (56.72)
3:50.22 NR
16 1 2  Finland Minna Salmela (57.13)
Paula Harmokivi (57.56)
Marja Pärssinen (57.16)
Marja Heikkilä (58.48)
3:50.33
17 2 7  Switzerland Dominique Diezi (57.60)
Nicole Zahnd (58.35)
Lara Preacco (58.83)
Sandrine Paquier (58.52)
3:53.30
18 3 7  Chinese Taipei Chang Wei-chia (58.49)
Tsai Shu-min (59.79)
Lin Chien-ju (58.38)
Lin Chi-chan (59.73)
3:56.39
19 1 7  South Korea Lee Bo-eun (58.77)
Seo So-yung (58.72)
Lee Jie-hyun (59.38)
Jeong Eun-na (1:00.96)
3:57.83

Final[edit]

[4][5]

Rank Lane Nation Swimmers Time Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) 4  United States Angel Martino (55.34)
Amy Van Dyken (53.91)
Catherine Fox (55.93)
Jenny Thompson (54.11)
3:39.29 OR
2nd, silver medalist(s) 3  China Le Jingyi (54.79)
Chao Na (55.40)
Nian Yun (55.42)
Shan Ying (54.87)
3:40.48
3rd, bronze medalist(s) 6  Germany Sandra Völker (55.70)
Simone Osygus (56.05)
Antje Buschschulte (55.20)
Franziska van Almsick (54.53)
3:41.48
4 5  Netherlands Marianne Muis (55.73)
Minouche Smit (56.15)
Wilma van Hofwegen (55.53)
Karin Brienesse (54.99)
3:42.40 NR
5 2  Sweden Linda Olofsson (55.75)
Louise Jöhncke (56.32)
Louise Karlsson (56.07)
Johanna Sjöberg (56.77)
3:44.91 NR
6 8  Australia Sarah Ryan (56.06)
Julia Greville (56.27)
Lise Mackie (57.03)
Susie O'Neill (55.95)
3:45.31
7 7  Canada Shannon Shakespeare (56.07)
Julie Howard (57.03)
Andrea Moody (56.74)
Marianne Limpert (56.43)
3:46.27
1  Russia Yelena Nazemnova
Natalya Sorokina
Svetlana Leshukova
Natalya Meshcheryakova
DSQ

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Swimming at the 1996 Atlanta Summer Games: Women's 4 × 100 metres Freestyle Relay". Sports Reference. Retrieved 17 September 2017.
  2. ^ "China dominating world championships". The Deseret News. 7 September 1994. Retrieved 28 June 2013.
  3. ^ "Atlanta 1996: Swimming – Women's 4×100m Freestyle Relay Heats" (PDF). Atlanta 1996. LA84 Foundation. p. 51. Retrieved 17 September 2017.
  4. ^ "Atlanta 1996: Swimming – Women's 4×100m Freestyle Relay Final" (PDF). Atlanta 1996. LA84 Foundation. p. 51. Retrieved 17 September 2017.
  5. ^ "1996 Olympic Games: Women – Meet Results". Atlanta 1996. Swimming World Magazine. Retrieved 17 September 2017.

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