Swimming at the 1996 Summer Olympics – Women's 800 metre freestyle

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Women's 800 metre freestyle
at the Games of the XXVI Olympiad
Venue Georgia Tech Aquatic Center
Date 25 July 1996 (heats & final)
Competitors 29 from 23 nations
Winning time 8:27.89
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Brooke Bennett  United States
2nd, silver medalist(s) Dagmar Hase  Germany
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Kirsten Vlieghuis  Netherlands
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The women's 800 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  Janet Evans (USA) 8:16.22 Tokyo, Japan 20 August 1989
Olympic record  Janet Evans (USA) 8:20.20 Seoul, South Korea 24 September 1988

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

Rule: The eight fastest swimmers advance to final A (Q).[3]

Rank Heat Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 3 4 Brooke Bennett  United States 8:32.38 Q
2 3 3 Dagmar Hase  Germany 8:33.55 Q
3 3 6 Kerstin Kielgaß  Germany 8:36.33 Q
4 2 3 Sarah Hardcastle  Great Britain 8:37.54 Q
5 2 6 Irene Dalby  Norway 8:37.73 Q, NR
6 2 4 Janet Evans  United States 8:38.08 Q
7 3 5 Kirsten Vlieghuis  Netherlands 8:39.73 Q
8 2 2 Carla Geurts  Netherlands 8:39.85 Q
9 4 6 Lin Chi-chan  Chinese Taipei 8:40.31 NR
10 4 7 Eri Yamanoi  Japan 8:40.47
11 4 5 Stacey Gartrell  Australia 8:42.39
12 4 3 Pu Yiqi  China 8:45.32
13 4 4 Hayley Lewis  Australia 8:45.79
14 3 7 Nikki Dryden  Canada 8:47.19
15 3 2 Olga Šplíchalová  Czech Republic 8:47.68
16 2 1 Sandra Cam  Belgium 8:48.33
17 4 1 Alicia Barrancos  Argentina 8:48.54
18 2 7 Itziar Esparza  Spain 8:50.22
19 3 1 Stephanie Richardson  Canada 8:52.61
20 4 8 Carla Negrea  Romania 8:54.19
21 4 2 Aiko Miyake  Japan 8:55.77
22 3 8 Mirjana Boševska  Macedonia 8:57.52 NR
23 1 5 Ravee Intporn-Udom  Thailand 9:01.14 NR
24 1 4 Suh Hyun-soo  South Korea 9:03.22
25 2 8 Rita Kovács  Hungary 9:06.97
26 1 6 Maritza Chiaway  Peru 9:09.12
27 1 3 Olga Korotayeva  Kyrgyzstan 9:21.20
28 1 2 Daniela Menegon  Swaziland 10:12.46
2 5 Chen Yan  China DNS

Final[edit]

[4]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) 4 Brooke Bennett  United States 8:27.89
2nd, silver medalist(s) 5 Dagmar Hase  Germany 8:29.91
3rd, bronze medalist(s) 1 Kirsten Vlieghuis  Netherlands 8:30.84 NR
4 3 Kerstin Kielgaß  Germany 8:31.06
5 2 Irene Dalby  Norway 8:38.34
6 7 Janet Evans  United States 8:38.91
7 8 Carla Geurts  Netherlands 8:40.43
8 6 Sarah Hardcastle  Great Britain 8:41.75

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