Swimming at the 1996 Summer Olympics – Men's 400 metre freestyle

Swimming at the Olympics
Men's 400 metre freestyle
at the Games of the XXVI Olympiad
VenueGeorgia Tech Aquatic Center
Date23 July 1996 (heats & finals)
Competitors35 from 31 nations
Winning time3:47.97 NR
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s) Danyon Loader  New Zealand
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Paul Palmer  Great Britain
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Daniel Kowalski  Australia
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The men's 400 metre freestyle event at the 1996 Summer Olympics took place on 23 July at the Georgia Tech Aquatic Center in Atlanta, United States.[1]

Records

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

World record  Kieren Perkins (AUS) 3:43.80 Rome, Italy 11 September 1994
Olympic record  Yevgeny Sadovyi (EUN) 3:45.00 Barcelona, Spain 29 July 1992

Results

Heats

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 4 6 Emiliano Brembilla  Italy 3:49.35 Q
2 4 5 Massimiliano Rosolino  Italy 3:51.05 Q
3 4 3 Jörg Hoffmann  Germany 3:51.26 Q
4 5 5 Danyon Loader  New Zealand 3:51.54 Q
5 3 4 Daniel Kowalski  Australia 3:51.67 Q
6 5 3 Paul Palmer  Great Britain 3:51.98 Q
7 3 5 Anders Holmertz  Sweden 3:52.27 Q
8 5 2 Jacob Carstensen  Denmark 3:52.62 Q
9 3 3 Sebastian Wiese  Germany 3:53.55 q
10 4 4 John Piersma  United States 3:53.58 q
11 5 4 Tom Dolan  United States 3:53.91 q, WD
12 5 6 Malcolm Allen  Australia 3:54.34 q
13 3 2 Dimitrios Manganas  Greece 3:54.85 q, NR
14 4 7 Yann de Fabrique  France 3:55.42 q
15 5 8 Igor Snitko  Ukraine 3:55.67 q, NR
16 5 7 Ryk Neethling  South Africa 3:56.19 q
17 3 6 Aleksey Akatyev  Russia 3:56.40 q
18 3 7 Luiz Lima  Brazil 3:56.43
19 4 1 Torlarp Sethsothorn  Thailand 3:57.08 NR
20 3 1 Jure Bučar  Slovenia 3:57.36
21 2 1 Alejandro Bermúdez  Colombia 3:57.45 NR
22 2 4 Miroslav Vučetić  Croatia 3:59.20
23 4 2 Béla Szabados  Hungary 3:59.36
24 5 1 Hisato Yasui  Japan 4:00.19
25 2 7 Ricardo Monasterio  Venezuela 4:00.44
26 1 4 Andrey Kvassov  Kyrgyzstan 4:00.69 NR
27 2 5 Can Ergenekan  Turkey 4:02.39
28 1 5 Agustín Fiorilli  Argentina 4:02.53
29 2 6 Mark Kwok Kin Ming  Hong Kong 4:02.68
30 3 8 Woo Chul  South Korea 4:03.11
31 2 2 Andrei Zaharov  Moldova 4:09.30
32 4 8 Hisham Al-Masri  Syria 4:10.23
33 2 8 Sng Ju Wei  Singapore 4:12.24
34 1 3 Omar Dallal  Jordan 4:41.12
2 3 Antti Kasvio  Finland DNS

Finals

[3]

Final B

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
9 5 John Piersma  United States 3:50.69
10 4 Sebastian Wiese  Germany 3:52.37
11 1 Ryk Neethling  South Africa 3:54.34
12 7 Igor Snitko  Ukraine 3:54.63 NR
13 3 Malcolm Allen  Australia 3:55.48
14 8 Aleksey Akatyev  Russia 3:55.72
15 2 Yann de Fabrique  France 3:56.46
16 6 Dimitrios Manganas  Greece 3:57.39

Final A

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1st place, gold medalist(s) 6 Danyon Loader  New Zealand 3:47.97 NR
2nd place, silver medalist(s) 7 Paul Palmer  Great Britain 3:49.00
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) 2 Daniel Kowalski  Australia 3:49.39
4 4 Emiliano Brembilla  Italy 3:49.87
5 1 Anders Holmertz  Sweden 3:50.66
6 5 Massimiliano Rosolino  Italy 3:51.04
7 3 Jörg Hoffmann  Germany 3:52.15
8 8 Jacob Carstensen  Denmark 3:54.45

References

  1. ^ "Swimming at the 1996 Atlanta Summer Games: Men's 400 metres Freestyle". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 15 March 2020.
  2. ^ "Atlanta 1996: Swimming – Men's 400m Freestyle Heats" (PDF). Atlanta 1996. LA84 Foundation. p. 39. Retrieved 9 September 2017.
  3. ^ "Atlanta 1996: Swimming – Men's 400m Freestyle Finals" (PDF). Atlanta 1996. LA84 Foundation. p. 39. Retrieved 9 September 2017.

External links

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