Swimming at the 1996 Summer Olympics – Women's 100 metre breaststroke

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Women's 100 metre breaststroke
at the Games of the XXVI Olympiad
Venue Georgia Tech Aquatic Center
Date 21 July 1996 (heats & finals)
Competitors 46 from 38 nations
Winning time 1:07.73
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Penny Heyns  South Africa
2nd, silver medalist(s) Amanda Beard  United States
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Samantha Riley  Australia
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The women's 100 metre breaststroke event at the 1996 Summer Olympics took place on 21 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  Penny Heyns (RSA) 1:07.46 Durban, South Africa 4 March 1996
Olympic record  Tanya Dangalakova (BUL) 1:07.95 Seoul, South Korea 23 September 1988

The following records were established during the competition:

Date Round Name Nationality Time Record
21 July Heat 6 Penny Heyns  South Africa 1:07.02 WR

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 6 4 Penny Heyns  South Africa 1:07.02 Q, WR
2 5 4 Amanda Beard  United States 1:09.04 Q
3 4 6 Ágnes Kovács  Hungary 1:09.05 Q, NR
4 5 3 Samantha Riley  Australia 1:09.37 Q
5 4 7 Vera Lischka  Austria 1:09.68 Q, NR
6 5 5 Guylaine Cloutier  Canada 1:09.72 Q
7 4 4 Svitlana Bondarenko  Ukraine 1:09.79 Q
8 6 5 Brigitte Becue  Belgium 1:09.83 Q
9 5 2 Masami Tanaka  Japan 1:09.89 q
10 6 1 Elin Austevoll  Norway 1:09.96 q, NR
11 6 7 Manuela Dalla Valle  Italy 1:10.25 q
12 5 6 Lisa Flood  Canada 1:10.26 q
13 4 3 Han Xue  China 1:10.40 q
14 4 5 Helen Denman  Australia 1:10.64 q
15 4 1 Hanna Jaltner  Sweden 1:10.69 q
16 3 6 Alicja Pęczak  Poland 1:10.70 q
17 5 7 Jaime King  Great Britain 1:10.83
18 5 1 Julia Russell  South Africa 1:10.87
19 6 3 Kristine Quance  United States 1:10.92
20 6 2 Terrie Miller  Norway 1:11.09
21 6 8 Madelon Baans  Netherlands 1:11.17
22 4 2 Kyoko Iwasaki  Japan 1:11.33
23 4 8 Maria Östling  Sweden 1:11.58
24 6 6 Yuan Yuan  China 1:11.65
25 5 8 Karine Brémond  France 1:11.80
26 3 5 Kathrin Dumitru  Germany 1:11.92
27 3 7 Olga Landik  Russia 1:12.55
28 3 2 María Olay  Spain 1:12.58
29 2 3 Lenka Maňhalová  Czech Republic 1:12.72
30 1 3 Byun Hye-young  South Korea 1:12.85 NR
31 3 3 Anna Wilson  New Zealand 1:12.93
32 2 6 Mia Hagman  Finland 1:13.01
33 3 8 Yelena Rudkovskaya  Belarus 1:13.71
34 2 4 Joana Soutinho  Portugal 1:13.73
35 3 4 Larisa Lăcustă  Romania 1:13.91
36 1 6 Tay Li Leng  Malaysia 1:14.17
37 2 2 Natália Kodajová  Slovakia 1:14.24 NR
38 1 5 Isabel Ceballos  Colombia 1:14.75
39 2 5 Mou Ying-hsin  Chinese Taipei 1:14.82
40 3 1 Joscelin Yeo  Singapore 1:14.90
41 1 4 Snowie Pang Wang Yiu  Hong Kong 1:16.02
42 2 1 María Carolina Santa Cruz  Argentina 1:16.19
43 2 8 Nádia Cruz  Angola 1:16.62
44 2 7 Cerian Gibbes  Trinidad and Tobago 1:16.99
45 1 2 Anush Manukyan  Armenia 1:20.70
46 1 7 Hem Reaksmey  Cambodia 1:44.68

Finals[edit]

[3]

Final B[edit]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
9 2 Han Xue  China 1:09.90
10 6 Lisa Flood  Canada 1:10.21
11 7 Helen Denman  Australia 1:10.26
12 5 Elin Austevoll  Norway 1:10.27
13 4 Masami Tanaka  Japan 1:10.43
14 8 Alicja Pęczak  Poland 1:10.44
15 3 Manuela Dalla Valle  Italy 1:11.19
16 1 Hanna Jaltner  Sweden 1:11.41

Final A[edit]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) 4 Penny Heyns  South Africa 1:07.73
2nd, silver medalist(s) 5 Amanda Beard  United States 1:08.09 AM
3rd, bronze medalist(s) 6 Samantha Riley  Australia 1:09.18
4 1 Svitlana Bondarenko  Ukraine 1:09.21 NR
5 2 Vera Lischka  Austria 1:09.24 NR
6 7 Guylaine Cloutier  Canada 1:09.40
7 3 Ágnes Kovács  Hungary 1:09.55
8 8 Brigitte Becue  Belgium 1:09.79

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