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

The men's 100 metre freestyle event at the 1996 Summer Olympics took place on 22 July at the Georgia Tech Aquatic Center in Atlanta, United States.[1]

Men's 100 metre freestyle
at the Games of the XXVI Olympiad
VenueGeorgia Tech Aquatic Center
Date22 July 1996 (heats & finals)
Competitors61 from 45 nations
Winning time48.74 NR
Medalists
Alexander Popov  Russia
Gary Hall, Jr.  United States
Gustavo Borges  Brazil

Records

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

World record Matt Biondi (USA)48.42Austin, United States10 August 1988
Olympic record Matt Biondi (USA)48.63Seoul, South Korea22 September 1988

Results

Heats

Rule: The eight fastest swimmers advance to final A (Q), while the next eight to final B (q).[2]

RankHeatLaneNameNationalityTimeNotes
184Alexander Popov Russia48.74Q, NR
264Gary Hall, Jr. United States48.90Q
383Gustavo Borges Brazil49.17Q
463Francisco Sánchez Venezuela49.59Q
558Ricardo Busquets Puerto Rico49.61Q, NR
665Pavlo Khnykin Ukraine49.69Q
762Pieter van den Hoogenband Netherlands49.73Q
885Fernando Scherer Brazil49.79Q
986Lars Frölander Sweden49.91q, WD
1067Christian Tröger Germany50.06q
1171Stephen Clarke Canada50.14q
1274Jon Olsen United States50.17q
1351Bartosz Kizierowski Poland50.18q, NR
1475Chris Fydler Australia50.27q
21Raimundas Mažuolis Lithuaniaq, WD
1682Rostyslav Svanidze Ukraine50.31q
1744Sion Brinn Jamaica50.38q, NR
76Björn Zikarsky Germanyq
1955Aleh Rukhlevich Belarus50.42
2066Attila Zubor Hungary50.43
2154Aleksey Yegorov Kazakhstan50.49
2278Yoav Bruck Israel50.61
2353Nicolas Gruson France50.71
2481Vladimir Predkin Russia50.75
2588Salim Iles Algeria50.87
2652Brendon Dedekind South Africa50.95
2756Earl McCarthy Ireland50.99
2887Nicholas Shackell Great Britain51.03
2931Sergey Ashihmin Kyrgyzstan51.07NR
3072Nicolae Ivan Romania51.14
3161Trent Bray New Zealand51.18
3241Indrek Sei Estonia51.19NR
3347Juan Benavides Spain51.20
3468Richard Sam Bera Indonesia51.25
3577Béla Szabados Hungary51.26
3623Janko Gojković Bosnia and Herzegovina51.28NR
3757Shunsuke Ito Japan51.29
3845Felipe Delgado Ecuador51.38
3943Zhao Lifeng China51.70
4046Marijan Kanjer Croatia51.76
4136Giovanni Linscheer Suriname51.82
4238Arthur Li Kai Yien Hong Kong51.84
4334José Isaza Panama51.86
4448Kalle Varonen Finland52.00
4573José Meolans Argentina52.02
4622Georgios Giziotis Greece52.04
4742Tamer Hamed Egypt52.16
4833Oleg Tsvetkovskiy Uzbekistan52.39
4927Koh Yun-ho South Korea52.56
5032Stavros Michaelides Cyprus52.65
5114Darrick Bollinger Guam52.68
5215Kenny Roberts Seychelles52.89
5324Nikola Kalabić Yugoslavia52.98
5426Diego Perdomo Colombia53.01
5535Maxim Cazmirciuc Moldova53.18
5637Huang Chih-yung Chinese Taipei53.47
5728Sng Ju Wei Singapore53.50
5825Juan Luis Bocanegra Guatemala54.05
5916Diego Mularoni San Marino57.11
6013Khuwaiter Al-Dhaheri United Arab Emirates57.70
12Ali Al-Gazali YemenDNS

Finals

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Final B

RankLaneNameNationalityTimeNotes
93Jon Olsen United States49.80
104Christian Tröger Germany49.90
118Björn Zikarsky Germany49.91
121Sion Brinn Jamaica50.09NR
132Chris Fydler Australia50.31
147Rostyslav Svanidze Ukraine50.43
155Stephen Clarke Canada50.45
166Bartosz Kizierowski Poland50.51

Final A

RankLaneNameNationalityTimeNotes
4Alexander Popov Russia48.74=NR
5Gary Hall, Jr. United States48.81
3Gustavo Borges Brazil49.02
41Pieter van den Hoogenband Netherlands49.13NR
58Fernando Scherer Brazil49.57
67Pavlo Khnykin Ukraine49.65
72Ricardo Busquets Puerto Rico49.68
86Francisco Sánchez Venezuela49.84

References

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