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

The men's 50 metre freestyle event at the 1996 Summer Olympics took place on 25 July at the Georgia Tech Aquatic Center in Atlanta, United States.[1]

Men's 50 metre freestyle
at the Games of the XXVI Olympiad
VenueGeorgia Tech Aquatic Center
Date25 July 1996 (heats & finals)
Competitors65 from 59 nations
Winning time22.13
Medalists
Alexander Popov  Russia
Gary Hall Jr.  United States
Fernando Scherer  Brazil

Records

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

World record Tom Jager (USA)21.81Nashville, United States24 March 1990
Olympic record Alexander Popov (EUN)21.91Barcelona, Spain30 July 1992

Results

Heats

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

RankHeatLaneNameNationalityTimeNotes
194Alexander Popov Russia22.22Q
284Gary Hall, Jr. United States22.36Q
371Jiang Chengji China22.55Q, AS
482Brendon Dedekind South Africa22.60Q
561Ricardo Busquets Puerto Rico22.61Q, NR
695David Fox United States22.64Q
773Bengt Zikarsky Germany22.68QSO
78Francisco Sánchez VenezuelaQSO, NR
85Fernando Scherer BrazilQSO
1086Mark Foster Great Britain22.73q
1198Allan Murray Bahamas22.75q, NR
1281Yuriy Vlasov Ukraine22.77q
1392Pieter van den Hoogenband Netherlands22.82q
1483Christophe Kalfayan France22.83q
1576René Gusperti Italy22.85q
1693Gustavo Borges Brazil22.86q
1772Pavlo Khnykin Ukraine22.91
1877Raimundas Mažuolis Lithuania22.98
96Chris Fydler Australia
2087Vladimir Predkin Russia23.03
2175Alexander Lüderitz Germany23.06
2291Aleh Rukhlevich Belarus23.12
2374José Meolans Argentina23.21
2497Yoav Bruck Israel23.22
2564Felipe Delgado Ecuador23.26
2662Sergey Borisenko Kazakhstan23.29
68Indrek Sei EstoniaNR
2867Bartosz Kizierowski Poland23.34
2955Sion Brinn Jamaica23.35NR
3066Juan Benavides Spain23.36
3158Stavros Michaelides Cyprus23.37
3256Enrico Linscheer Suriname23.45
3363Pär Lindström Sweden23.47
3465Georgios Giziotis Greece23.56
3548Yukihiro Matsushita Japan23.60
3644Salim Iles Algeria23.61NR
45Janne Blomqvist Finland
88Dzmitry Kalinouski Belarus
3954Hugues Legault Canada23.63
4033Nicholas Tongue New Zealand23.73
51Paulo Trindade Portugal
4234Arthur Li Kai Yien Hong Kong23.77
4335Maxim Cazmirciuc Moldova23.78
4457Richard Sam Bera Indonesia23.80
4543Ravil Nachaev Uzbekistan23.93
4636Darrick Bollinger Guam23.97
4746Tamer Hamed Egypt24.02
4853Nicholas O'Hare Ireland24.03
4947Sebastian Xavier India24.15
5042Alen Lončar Croatia24.17
5132Kaan Berberoğlu Turkey24.37
5241Vitaly Vasilyev Kyrgyzstan24.54
5326Khemo Rivera Virgin Islands24.62NR
5423Howard Hinds Netherlands Antilles24.63
5531Tamás Kerékjártó Hungary24.67
5625Huang Chih-yung Chinese Taipei24.89
5722Alfredo Carrillo Paraguay24.91
5838Sng Ju Wei Singapore25.04
5937Emin Guliyev Azerbaijan25.23
6014Woodrow Lawrence Dominica27.88
6115Moosa Nazim Maldives28.37
6213René Makosso Republic of the Congo30.00
6321Michael Collier Sierra Leone34.21
52Alexandru Ioanovici RomaniaDSQ
24Musa Bakare NigeriaDNS

Swim-off

RankLaneNameNationalityTimeNotes
13Fernando Scherer Brazil22.71Q
25Francisco Sánchez Venezuela22.74Q
4Bengt Zikarsky GermanyDSQq

Finals

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Final B

RankLaneNameNationalityTimeNotes
92Pieter van den Hoogenband Netherlands22.67NR
104Bengt Zikarsky Germany22.73
116Yuriy Vlasov Ukraine22.82
123Allan Murray Bahamas22.92
8Gustavo Borges Brazil
141René Gusperti Italy22.96
7Christophe Kalfayan France
165Mark Foster Great Britain23.01

Final A

RankLaneNameNationalityTimeNotes
4Alexander Popov Russia22.13
5Gary Hall, Jr. United States22.26
1Fernando Scherer Brazil22.29SA
43Jiang Chengji China22.33AS
56Brendon Dedekind South Africa22.59
67David Fox United States22.68
78Francisco Sánchez Venezuela22.72
82Ricardo Busquets Puerto Rico22.73

References

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