Swimming at the 1996 Summer Olympics – Women's 4 × 200 metre freestyle relay

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Women's 4 × 200 metre freestyle relay
at the Games of the XXVI Olympiad
Venue Georgia Tech Aquatic Center
Date 25 July 1996 (heats & final)
Competitors 94 from 21 nations
Winning time 7:59.87 OR
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s)  United States (USA)
Trina Jackson, Cristina Teuscher, Sheila Taormina, Jenny Thompson, Lisa Jacob*, Annette Salmeen*, Ashley Whitney*
2nd, silver medalist(s)  Germany (GER)
Franziska van Almsick, Kerstin Kielgaß, Anke Scholz, Dagmar Hase, Meike Freitag*, Simone Osygus*
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  Australia (AUS)
Julia Greville, Nicole Stevenson, Emma Johnson, Susie O'Neill, Lise Mackie*
*Indicates the swimmer only competed in the preliminary heats.
2000 →

The women's 4×200 metre freestyle relay event at the 1996 Summer Olympics took place on 25 July at the Georgia Tech Aquatic Center in Atlanta, United States.[1] This event was also officially included to the women's swimming program for the first time in Olympic history.

Records[edit]

Prior to this competition, the existing world and Olympic records were as follows.

World record  East Germany (GDR)
Manuela Stellmach (2:00.23)
Astrid Strauss (1:58.90)
Anke Möhring (1:58.73)
Heike Friedrich (1:57.61)
7:55.47 Strasbourg, France 18 August 1987
Olympic record Inaugural event

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

Date Event Name Nationality Time Record
25 July Heat 2 Lisa Jacob (2:01.31)
Ashley Whitney (2:01.77)
Sheila Taormina (2:00.57)
Annette Salmeen (2:01.34)
 United States 8:04.99 OR
25 July Final Trina Jackson (1:59.71)
Cristina Teuscher (1:58.86)
Sheila Taormina (2:01.29)
Jenny Thompson (1:56.83)
 United States 7:59.87 OR

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

Rule: The eight fastest teams advance to the final (Q).[2]

Rank Heat Lane Nation Swimmers Time Notes
1 2 4  United States Lisa Jacob (2:01.31)
Ashley Whitney (2:01.77)
Sheila Taormina (2:00.57)
Annette Salmeen (2:01.34)
8:04.99 Q, OR
2 3 4  Germany Simone Osygus (2:03.45)
Meike Freitag (2:02.36)
Anke Scholz (2:02.14)
Franziska van Almsick (2:00.63)
8:08.58 Q
3 3 5  Australia Julia Greville (2:01.48)
Lise Mackie (2:03.75)
Emma Johnson (2:02.65)
Susie O'Neill (2:01.45)
8:09.33 Q
4 1 5  Japan Eri Yamanoi (2:02.64)
Naoko Imoto (2:01.88)
Aiko Miyake (2:04.52)
Suzu Chiba (2:00.42)
8:09.46 Q, NR
5 3 6  Romania Luminița Dobrescu (2:01.50)
Loredana Zisu (2:05.05)
Lorena Diaconescu (2:02.25)
Carla Negrea (2:01.97)
8:10.77 Q, NR
6 2 5  Canada Joanne Malar (2:00.50)
Sophie Simard (2:02.94)
Marianne Limpert (2:02.90)
Jessica Deglau (2:02.09)
8:12.03 Q
7 1 3  Netherlands Minouche Smit (2:03.27)
Patricia Stokkers (2:03.35)
Karin Brienesse (2:04.06)
Carla Geurts (2:02.10)
8:12.78 Q, NR
8 1 4  China Chen Yan (2:03.63)
Pu Yiqi (2:04.49)
Wang Luna (2:03.16)
Nian Yun (2:02.01)
8:13.29 Q
9 2 3  Sweden Louise Jöhncke (2:02.73)
Johanna Sjöberg (2:03.04)
Josefin Lillhage (2:03.85)
Åsa Sandlund (2:04.02)
8:13.64
10 2 6  Great Britain Claire Huddart (2:05.34)
Vicky Horner (2:03.11)
Janine Belton (2:04.10)
Karen Pickering (2:02.37)
8:14.92 NR
11 2 2  New Zealand Sarah Catherwood (2:03.66)
Alison Fitch (2:03.30)
Anna Wilson (2:05.83)
Dionne Bainbridge (2:02.19)
8:14.98
12 3 2  Russia Tatyana Litovchenko (2:04.96)
Inna Yaitskaya (2:04.31)
Yelena Nazemnova (2:04.27)
Nadezhda Chemezova (2:02.52)
8:16.06
13 3 3  Denmark Ditte Jensen (2:04.89)
Britta Vestergaard (2:04.44)
Britt Raaby (2:03.98)
Berit Puggaard (2:03.01)
8:16.32
14 1 6  France Marianne Le Verge (2:05.33)
Hélène Ricardo (2:05.50)
Laëtitia Choux (2:04.90)
Solenne Figuès (2:03.17)
8:18.90
15 3 1  Czech Republic Hana Černá (2:02.95)
Kristýna Kyněrová (2:03.31)
Pavla Chrástová (2:08.02)
Olga Šplíchalová (2:06.91)
8:21.19 NR
16 1 2  Switzerland Sandrine Paquier (2:05.39)
Dominique Diezi (2:05.38)
Nicole Zahnd (2:06.10)
Chantal Strasser (2:04.68)
8:21.55 NR
17 1 7  Belarus Sviatlana Zhidko (2:04.89)
Inga Borodich (2:06.27)
Natalya Baranovskaya (2:05.87)
Alena Popchanka (2:04.67)
8:21.70 NR
18 2 1  South Korea Jeong Eun-na (2:06.15)
Lee Bo-eun (2:04.32)
Lee Jie-hyun (2:05.18)
Seo So-yung (2:07.25)
8:22.90
19 2 7  Chinese Taipei Tsai Shu-min (2:04.61)
Chang Wei-chia (2:08.07)
Hsieh Shu-ting (2:09.12)
Lin Chi-chan (2:05.81)
8:27.61
20 3 7  Kyrgyzstan Viktoriya Poleyayeva (2:09.68)
Olga Titova (2:13.11)
Olga Korotayeva (2:11.55)
Olga Bogatyreva (2:11.42)
8:45.76
21 1 1  Argentina María del Pilar Pereyra (2:09.42)
Alicia Barrancos (2:08.43)
Valeria Álvarez (2:12.25)
María Bertelloti (2:16.26)
8:46.36

Final[edit]

[3][4]

Rank Lane Nation Swimmers Time Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) 4  United States Trina Jackson (1:59.71)
Cristina Teuscher (1:58.86)
Sheila Taormina (2:01.29)
Jenny Thompson (1:56.83)
7:59.87 OR
2nd, silver medalist(s) 5  Germany Franziska van Almsick (1:58.14)
Kerstin Kielgaß (2:00.86)
Anke Scholz (2:02.47)
Dagmar Hase (2:00.08)
8:01.55
3rd, bronze medalist(s) 3  Australia Julia Greville (2:01.06)
Nicole Stevenson (2:03.23)
Emma Johnson (2:01.21)
Susie O'Neill (1:59.97)
8:05.47
4 6  Japan Eri Yamanoi (2:01.03)
Naoko Imoto (2:01.47)
Aiko Miyake (2:04.07)
Suzu Chiba (2:00.89)
8:07.46 NR
5 7  Canada Marianne Limpert (2:03.09)
Shannon Shakespeare (2:00.72)
Andrea Schwartz (2:02.01)
Jessica Deglau (2:02.34)
8:08.16
6 1  Netherlands Carla Geurts (2:01.53)
Patricia Stokkers (2:03.00)
Minouche Smit (2:02.05)
Kirsten Vlieghuis (2:01.90)
8:08.48 NR
7 2  Romania Luminița Dobrescu (2:01.40)
Loredana Zisu (2:03.20)
Lorena Diaconescu (2:02.07)
Carla Negrea (2:03.35)
8:10.02 NR
8 8  China Nian Yun (2:03.32)
Wang Luna (2:02.58)
Chen Yan (2:02.08)
Shan Ying (2:07.40)
8:15.38

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