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

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Women's 100 metre freestyle
at the Games of the XXVI Olympiad
Venue Georgia Tech Aquatic Center
Date 20 July 1996 (heats & finals)
Competitors 48 from 44 nations
Winning time 54.50 OR
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Le Jingyi  China
2nd, silver medalist(s) Sandra Völker  Germany
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Angel Martino  United States
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The women's 100 metre freestyle event at the 1996 Summer Olympics took place on 20 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  Le Jingyi (CHN) 54.01 Rome, Italy 5 September 1994
Olympic record  Zhuang Yong (CHN) 54.64 Barcelona, Spain 26 July 1992

The following records were established during the competition:

Date Round Name Nationality Time Record
20 July Final A Le Jingyi  China 54.50 OR

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 5 4 Le Jingyi  China 54.90 Q
2 6 3 Angel Martino  United States 55.44 Q
3 4 4 Sandra Völker  Germany 55.55 Q
4 6 5 Franziska van Almsick  Germany 55.80 Q
5 5 5 Karin Brienesse  Netherlands 55.81 Q
6 4 5 Amy Van Dyken  United States 55.94 Q
7 6 6 Mette Jacobsen  Denmark 56.06 Q
8 5 2 Sarah Ryan  Australia 56.07 Q
9 6 4 Shan Ying  China 56.10 q
10 6 1 Leah Martindale  Barbados 56.13 q, NR
11 6 2 Martina Moravcová  Slovakia 56.20 q
12 4 6 Luminița Dobrescu  Romania 56.27 q
13 5 2 Natalya Meshcheryakova  Russia 56.33 q
14 5 3 Karen Pickering  Great Britain 56.40 q
15 6 7 Linda Olofsson  Sweden 56.56 q
16 4 3 Sue Rolph  Great Britain 56.62 q
17 4 7 Shannon Shakespeare  Canada 56.63
18 6 8 Vibeke Johansen  Norway 56.88
19 5 1 Rania Elwani  Egypt 56.89 NR
20 4 8 Solenne Figuès  France 56.90
21 5 7 Claudia Franco  Spain 57.00
22 3 6 Minna Salmela  Finland 57.15
23 3 2 Gabrielle Rose  Brazil 57.16
24 3 4 Cecilia Vianini  Italy 57.17
25 4 2 Sumika Minamoto  Japan 57.25
26 2 1 Siobhan Cropper  Trinidad and Tobago 57.30 NR
27 2 2 Judith Draxler  Austria 57.34 NR
28 3 7 Metka Sparavec  Slovenia 57.66
29 5 8 Alison Fitch  New Zealand 57.71
30 1 3 Anna Nyíri  Hungary 57.82
31 2 4 Antonia Machaira  Greece 57.92
32 3 1 Monica Dahl  Namibia 57.95
33 3 3 Helene Muller  South Africa 57.98
34 2 3 Kristýna Kyněrová  Czech Republic 58.03
35 3 8 Lee Bo-eun  South Korea 58.27
36 2 7 Sandrine Paquier  Switzerland 58.38
37 4 1 Dita Želvienė  Lithuania 58.57
38 1 5 Teresa Moodie  Zimbabwe 58.59
39 2 8 Sviatlana Zhidko  Belarus 58.64
40 2 5 Tsai Shu-min  Chinese Taipei 58.65
41 3 5 Joscelin Yeo  Singapore 58.87
42 2 6 Yevgeniya Yermakova  Kazakhstan 59.12
43 1 4 Valeria Álvarez  Argentina 59.26
44 1 7 Viktoriya Poleyayeva  Kyrgyzstan 59.40
45 1 2 Gabrijela Ujčić  Croatia 59.92
46 1 6 Duška Radan  Yugoslavia 1:00.34
47 1 1 Caroline Pickering  Fiji 1:00.51
48 1 8 Gail Rizzo  Malta 1:02.19

Finals[edit]

[3]

Final B[edit]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
9 4 Shan Ying  China 55.74
10 1 Linda Olofsson  Sweden 55.83
11 6 Luminița Dobrescu  Romania 55.98
12 5 Leah Martindale  Barbados 56.03 NR
13 2 Natalya Meshcheryakova  Russia 56.17
14 7 Karen Pickering  Great Britain 56.32
15 3 Martina Moravcová  Slovakia 56.47
16 8 Sue Rolph  Great Britain 56.58

Final A[edit]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) 4 Le Jingyi  China 54.50 OR
2nd, silver medalist(s) 3 Sandra Völker  Germany 54.88
3rd, bronze medalist(s) 5 Angel Martino  United States 54.93
4 7 Amy Van Dyken  United States 55.11
5 6 Franziska van Almsick  Germany 55.59
6 8 Sarah Ryan  Australia 55.85
7 1 Mette Jacobsen  Denmark 56.01
8 2 Karin Brienesse  Netherlands 56.12

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