Swimming at the 1996 Summer Olympics – Women's 50 metre freestyle

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Women's 50 metre freestyle
at the Games of the XXVI Olympiad
Venue Georgia Tech Aquatic Center
Date 26 July 1996 (heats & finals)
Competitors 56 from 48 nations
Winning time 24.87 AM
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Amy Van Dyken  United States
2nd, silver medalist(s) Le Jingyi  China
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Sandra Völker  Germany
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The women's 50 metre freestyle event at the 1996 Summer Olympics took place on 26 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) 24.51 Rome, Italy 11 September 1994
Olympic record  Yang Wenyi (CHN) 24.79 Barcelona, Spain 31 July 1992

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 7 4 Le Jingyi  China 25.10 Q
2 6 4 Amy Van Dyken  United States 25.12 Q
3 6 5 Sandra Völker  Germany 25.45 Q
4 5 4 Angel Martino  United States 25.47 Q
5 5 5 Shan Ying  China 25.71 Q
6 7 5 Natalya Meshcheryakova  Russia 25.73 Q
7 5 6 Leah Martindale  Barbados 25.76 Q
8 6 3 Linda Olofsson  Sweden 25.84 Q
9 5 3 Karen van Wirdum  Australia 25.88 q
10 7 3 Sumika Minamoto  Japan 25.89 q
11 6 6 Marianne Muis  Netherlands 25.93 q
12 5 7 Yevgeniya Yermakova  Kazakhstan 25.97 q, NR
13 6 2 Simone Osygus  Germany 26.00 q
7 6 Angela Postma  Netherlands q
15 4 4 Laura Petrutytė  Lithuania 26.13 q, =NR
16 7 7 Claudia Franco  Spain 26.17 q
17 4 2 Vibeke Johansen  Norway 26.22
18 7 1 Rania Elwani  Egypt 26.26 NR
19 7 8 Siobhan Cropper  Trinidad and Tobago 26.29 NR
20 4 6 Judith Draxler  Austria 26.34
5 2 Sarah Ryan  Australia
22 4 5 Blanca Cerón  Spain 26.39
6 1 Sue Rolph  Great Britain
24 5 1 Marianne Kriel  South Africa 26.42
25 4 7 Metka Sparavec  Slovenia 26.43
26 4 3 Martine Dessureault  Canada 26.44
27 6 7 Luminița Dobrescu  Romania 26.47
28 4 8 Mette Nielsen  Denmark 26.50
29 4 1 Casey Legler  France 26.52
7 2 Laura Nicholls  Canada
31 5 8 Dita Želvienė  Lithuania 26.55
32 3 8 Dominique Diezi  Switzerland 26.57 NR
33 3 2 Eileen Coparropa  Panama 26.67
34 3 4 Minna Salmela  Finland 26.72
35 2 4 Alison Fitch  New Zealand 26.74
36 3 1 Monica Dahl  Namibia 26.76
37 3 6 Elín Sigurðardóttir  Iceland 26.90
38 6 8 Lin Chien-ju  Chinese Taipei 27.00
39 3 5 Valeria Álvarez  Argentina 27.12
40 1 5 Alena Popchanka  Belarus 27.18 NR
41 2 1 Seo So-yung  South Korea 27.30 NR
42 2 2 Gyöngyvér Lakos  Hungary 27.34
43 2 5 Teresa Moodie  Zimbabwe 27.38
44 3 3 Joscelin Yeo  Singapore 27.51
45 2 8 Duška Radan  Yugoslavia 27.62 NR
46 2 3 Gabrijela Ujčić  Croatia 27.63
47 2 7 Agnese Ozoliņa  Latvia 27.65
48 1 3 Sangeeta Puri  India 28.02
49 1 2 Verónica Prono  Paraguay 28.40
50 1 4 Gail Rizzo  Malta 28.43
51 2 6 Akiko Thomson  Philippines 28.51
52 1 6 Võ Trần Trương An  Vietnam 29.02
53 1 7 Ingrid Louis  Mauritius 29.56
54 1 1 Monika Bakale  Congo 34.43
55 1 8 Nishma Gurung  Nepal 41.45
56 3 7 Antonia Machaira  Greece DNS

Finals[edit]

[3]

Final B[edit]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
9 3 Marianne Muis  Netherlands 25.74
10 2 Angela Postma  Netherlands 25.82
11 8 Claudia Franco  Spain 26.04
12 5 Sumika Minamoto  Japan 26.05
13 6 Yevgeniya Yermakova  Kazakhstan 26.06
14 7 Simone Osygus  Germany 26.16
15 4 Karen van Wirdum  Australia 26.17
16 1 Laura Petrutytė  Lithuania 26.36

Final A[edit]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) 5 Amy Van Dyken  United States 24.87 AM
2nd, silver medalist(s) 4 Le Jingyi  China 24.90
3rd, bronze medalist(s) 3 Sandra Völker  Germany 25.14
4 6 Angel Martino  United States 25.31
5 1 Leah Martindale  Barbados 25.49 NR
6 8 Linda Olofsson  Sweden 25.63
7 2 Shan Ying  China 25.70
7 Natalya Meshcheryakova  Russia

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