United States at the 1996 Summer Olympics

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United States at the
1996 Summer Olympics
Flag of the United States.svg
IOC code USA
NOC United States Olympic Committee
in Atlanta
Competitors 646 (375 men and 271 women) in 31 sports
Flag bearer Bruce Baumgartner (opening)
Michael R. Matz (closing)
Medals
Ranked 1st
Gold
44
Silver
32
Bronze
25
Total
101
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
1906 Intercalated Games

The United States was the host nation for the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia. 646 competitors, 375 men and 271 women, took part in 263 events in 31 sports.[1]

Medalists

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Archery

The United States claimed both of the gold medals in the men's archery competitions, with Justin Huish claiming the individual medal and the three-man team claiming the team medal. The American women were not as successful.

Women's Individual Competition:

Men's Individual Competition:

Women's Team Competition:

  • Dykman, Langston, and Adams – round of 16, 13th place (0-1)

Men's Team Competition:

  • Huish, Johnson, and White – final (4-0) → Med 1.png Gold Medal

Athletics

Men's competition

Men's 1,500 metres

  • Qualification — 3:39.91 (→ did not advance)
  • Qualification — 3:48.20 (→ did not advance)

Men's 5,000 metres

  • Qualification — 13:54.57
  • Semifinal — 13:27.90
  • Final — 13:12.35 (→ 6th place)
  • Qualification — 13:53.16
  • Semifinal — 14:27.72 (→ did not advance)
  • Qualification — 14:30.76 (→ did not advance)

Men's 10,000 metres

  • Qualification — 29:50.72 (→ did not advance)
  • Qualification — DNF (→ did not advance, no ranking)

Men's 4 × 400 m Relay

  • Heat — 3:00.56
  • Semi Final — 2:57.87
  • Final — 2:55.99 (→ Med 1.png Gold Medal)

Men's 400m Hurdles

  • Heat — 48.46s
  • Semi Final — 47.76s
  • Final — 47.54s (→ Med 1.png Gold Medal)
  • Heat — 48.94s
  • Semi Final — 47.91s
  • Final — 47.96s (→ Med 3.png Bronze Medal)
  • Heat — 49.06s
  • Semi Final — 50.32s (→ did not advance)

Men's 3,000 metres Steeplechase

  • Heat — 8:27.91
  • Semifinals — 8:21.01
  • Final — 8:17.84 (→ 5th place)
  • Heat — 8:31.25
  • Semifinals — 8:26.76
  • Final — 9:51.96 (→ 12th place)
  • Heat — 8:49.68 (→ did not advance)

Men's Decathlon

  • Final Result — 8824 points (→ Med 1.png Gold Medal)
  • Final Result — 8644 points (→ 4th place)
  • Final Result — 8300 points (→ 10th place)

Men's Discus Throw

  • Qualification — 63.66m
  • Final — 65.42m (→ 4th place)
  • Qualification — 62.36m
  • Final — 56.30m (→ 12th place)
  • Qualification — 61.82m (→ did not advance)

Men's Hammer Throw

  • Qualification — 78.56m
  • Final — 81.12m (→ Med 2.png Silver Medal)
  • Qualification — 73.46m (→ did not advance)
  • Qualification — 72.46m (→ did not advance)

Men's Marathon

Men's 50 km Walk

Women's competition

Women's 10.000 metres

  • Qualification — 32:33.48 (→ did not advance)
  • Qualification — 32:48.05 (→ did not advance)
  • Qualification — 34:12.54 (→ did not advance)

Women's 4 × 400 m Relay

  • Qualification — 3:22.71
  • Final — 3:20.91 (→ Med 1.png Gold Medal)

Women's 400m Hurdles

  • Qualification — 54.92
  • Semifinals — 53.65
  • Final — 53.08 (→ Med 2.png Silver Medal)
  • Qualification — 55.23
  • Semifinals — 53.38
  • Final — 53.22 (→ Med 3.png Bronze Medal)
  • Qualification — 55.55
  • Semifinals — 54.73 (→ did not advance)

Women's Heptathlon

  • Final Result — 6307 points (→ 8th place)
  • Final Result — 6292 points (→ 9th place)

Women's Discus Throw

  • Qualification — 56.04m (→ did not advance)
  • Qualification — 57.48m (→ did not advance)
  • Qualification — 56.24m (→ did not advance)

Women's Shot Put

  • Qualification — 19.08m
  • Final — 19.22m (→ 5th place)
  • Qualification — 18.55m
  • Final — 18.48m (→ 9th place)
  • Qualification — 18.16m (→ did not advance)

Women's Long Jump

  • Qualification — 6.70m
  • Final — 7.00m (→ Med 3.png Bronze Medal)
  • Qualification — 6.49m (→ did not advance)
  • Qualification — NM (→ did not advance)

Women's Triple Jump

  1. Qualification — 14.26m
  2. Final — 14.02m (→ 11th place)
  1. Qualification — 13.95m (→ did not advance)
  1. Qualification — NM (→ no ranking)

Women's High Jump

  1. Qualification — 1.93m
  2. Final — 1.93m (→ 10th place)
  1. Qualification — 1.90m (→ did not advance)
  1. Qualification — 1.85m (→ did not advance)

Women's Marathon

Women's 10 km Walk

Badminton

Baseball

The United States amateur baseball team, which had barely missed medalling in the first official Olympic baseball tournament, tried again in 1996. This time, they were successful. In the preliminary round, they defeated six of their seven opponents, losing only to the undefeated Cubans. The Americans were second place in the round, pitting them in a semifinal match against the third-place Japanese team. In a game much more reminiscent of the Japanese victory in the 1992 bronze medal game than the American win in the 1996 preliminary round, the United States was defeated and found itself playing in their second bronze medal game in as many Olympiads. This time, however, they defeated Nicaragua to win their first baseball medal.

Men's Team Competition:

  • United States (7-2) — Med 3.png Bronze Medal

Basketball

Men's team competition

  • Preliminary Round
  • Defeated Argentina (96:68)
  • Defeated Angola (87:54)
  • Defeated Lithuania (104:82)
  • Defeated PR China (133:70)
  • Defeated Croatia (102:71)
  • Quarterfinals
  • Defeated Brazil (98:75)
  • Semifinals
  • Defeated Australia (101:73)
  • Final
  • Defeated Yugoslavia (95:69) → Med 1.png Gold Medal
  • Team Roster

Women's team competition

  • Preliminary Round
  • Defeated Cuba (101:84)
  • Defeated Ukraine (98:65)
  • Defeated Zaire (107:47)
  • Defeated Australia (96:79)
  • Defeated South Korea (105:64)
  • Quarterfinals
  • Defeated Japan (108:93)
  • Semifinals
  • Defeated Australia (93:71)
  • Final
  • Defeated Brazil (111:87) → Med 1.png Gold Medal
  • Team Roster

Beach volleyball

Men's team beach competition

Women's team beach competition

Boxing

Men's Light Flyweight (48 kg)

Men's Flyweight (51 kg)

Men's Bantamweight (54 kg)

  • First Round — Defeated Jong-Gil Hoe (North Korea), 19-4
  • Second Round — Lost to Arnaldo Mesa (Cuba), referee stopped contest in first round

Men's Featherweight (57 kg)

Men's Lightweight (60 kg)

Men's Light Welterweight (63,5 kg)

  • First Round — Defeated Jacobo Garcia (US Virgin Islands), referee stopped contest in third round
  • Second Round — Lost to Oktay Urkal (Germany), 6-14

Men's Welterweight (67 kg)

Men's Light Middleweight (71 kg)

Men's Middleweight (75 kg)

Men's Light Heavyweight (81 kg)

  • First Round — Defeated Dmitri Vybornov (Russia), 5-2
  • Second Round — Defeated David Kowah (Sierra Leone), referee stopped contest in first round
  • Quarter Finals — Defeated Enrique Flores (Puerto Rico), referee stopped contest in third round
  • Semi Finals — Lost to Vassili Jirov (Kazakhstan), 9-15

Men's Heavyweight (– 91 kg)

  • First Round — Bye
  • Second Round — Defeated Fola Okesola (Great Britain), referee stopped contest in third round
  • Quarter Finals — Defeated Jiang Tao (China), 21-4
  • Semi Finals — Lost to David Defiagbon (Canada), 10-16

Men's Super Heavyweight (> 91 kg)

Canoeing

Cycling

Road competition

Men's Individual Time Trial

  • Final — 1:06:28 (→ 6th place)
  • Final — 1:08:29 (→ 16th place)

Women's Individual Road Race

  • Final — 02:37:06 (→ 29th place)
  • Final — 02:40:27 (→ 36th place)
  • Final — 02:41:21 (→ 37th place)

Women's Individual Time Trial

  • Final — 38:52 (→ 11th place)
  • Final — 39:36 (→ 16th place)

Track competition

Men's Points Race

  • Final — 5 points (→ 19th place)

Mountain bike

Men's Cross Country

  • Final — 2:35.15 (→ 19th place)
  • Final — 2:35:50 (→ 20th place)

Women's Cross Country

  • Final — 1:52.36 (→ Med 3.png Bronze Medal)
  • Final — 1:58.32 (→ 10th place)

Diving

Men's 3m Springboard

  • Preliminary Heat — 372.03
  • Semi Final — 229.74
  • Final — 456.76 (→ Med 3.png Bronze Medal)
  • Preliminary Heat — 414.03
  • Semi Final — 223.86
  • Final — 443.07 (→ 4th place)

Women's 3m Springboard

  • Preliminary Heat — 279.75
  • Semi Final — 211.95
  • Final — 296.04 (→ 4th place)
  • Preliminary Heat — 270.48
  • Semi Final — 211.17
  • Final — 275.46 (→ 9th place)

Women's 10m Platform

  • Preliminary Heat — 253.89
  • Semi Final — 174.87
  • Final — 298.08 (→ Med 3.png Bronze Medal)
  • Preliminary Heat — 323.91
  • Semi Final — 163.38
  • Final — 291.81(→ 4th place)

Equestrianism

Fencing

Fifteen fencers, nine men and six women, represented the United States in 1996.

Men's foil
Men's team foil
Men's épée
Men's team épée
Men's sabre
Men's team sabre
Women's foil
Women's team foil
Women's épée
Women's team épée

Football (soccer)

Men's competition

  • Preliminary Round (Group A)
  • Quarterfinals
  • Did not advance
  • Team Roster

Women's competition

  • Preliminary Round (Group E)
  • Semifinals
  • Finals

Gymnastics

Handball

Hockey

Men's competition

The US men's field hockey team competed for the sixth time at the Summer Olympics. On home soil the squad coached by Jon Clark once again finished twelfth and last. The team was formed by the following players, including three (Van Randwijck, Wentges and Wassenaar) originally from the Netherlands: Tom Vano, Steve Danielson, Larry Amar, Marq Mellor, Scott Williams, Steve Jennings, Steven van Randwijck, Mark Wentges, John O'Neill, Eelco Wassenaar, Nick Butcher, Ahmed Elmaghraby, Phil Sykes, Otto Steffers, Ben Maruquin, and Steve Wagner.

Women's competition

The US women's field hockey team competed for the third time at the Summer Olympics. On home soil the team coached by Pam Hixon finished fifth. The squad was formed by the following players: Patty Shea (gk), Laurel Martin, Liz Tchou, Marcia Pankratz, Cindy Werley, Diane Madl, Kris Fillat, Kelli James, Tracey Fuchs, Antoinette Lucas, Katie Kauffman, Andrea Wieland (gk), Leslie Lyness, Barbara Marois, Jill Reeve and Pamela Bustin.

Judo

Modern pentathlon

Men's Individual Competition:

Rhythmic gymnastics

Rowing

Sailing

Shooting

Softball

Women's team competition

  • Preliminary Round Robin
  • Defeated Puerto Rico (10:0)
  • Defeated Netherlands (9:0)
  • Defeated Japan (6:1)
  • Defeated Chinese Taipei (10:0)
  • Defeated Canada (4:2)
  • Lost to Australia (1:2)
  • Defeated PR China (3:2)
  • Semifinals
  • Defeated PR China (1:0)
  • Final
  • Defeated PR China (3:1) → Med 1.png Gold Medal
  • Team Roster

Swimming

Men's competition

Men's 50 m Freestyle

  • Heat — 23.36
  • Final — 22.26 (→ Med 2.png Silver Medal)
  • Heat — 22.64
  • Final — 22.68 (→ 6th place)

Men's 100 m Freestyle

  • Heat — 48.90
  • Final — 48.81 (→ Med 2.png Silver Medal)
  • Heat — 50.17
  • B-Final — 49.80 (→ 9th place)

Men's 200 m Freestyle

  • Heat — 1:48.63
  • Final — 1:48.54 (→ 7th place)
  • Heat — 1:50.59
  • B-Final — 1:49.90 (→ 12th place)

Men's 400 m Freestyle

  • Heat — 3:53.58
  • B-Final — 3:50.69 (→ 9th place)
  • Heat — 3:53.91
  • B-Final — scratched

Men's 1500 m Freestyle

  • Heat — 15:25.43 (→ did not advance, 12th place)
  • Heat — 15:25.82 (→ did not advance, 13th place)

Men's 100 m Backstroke

  • Heat — 54.20
  • Final — 54.10 (→ Med 1.png Gold Medal)
  • Heat — 55.71
  • Final — 55.30 (→ 5th place)

Men's 200 m Backstroke

  • Heat — 1:59.04
  • Final — 1:58.54 (→ Med 1.png Gold Medal)
  • Heat — 1:59.58
  • Final — 1:58.99 (→ Med 2.png Silver Medal)

Men's 100 m Breaststroke

  • Heat — 1:01.53
  • Final — 1:00.77 (→ Med 2.png Silver Medal)
  • Heat — 1:02.01
  • Final — 1:01.69 (→ 6th place)

Men's 200 m Breaststroke

  • Heat — 2:15.18
  • Final — 2:15.69 (→ 7th place)
  • Heat — 2:14.63
  • Final — 2:16.05 (→ 8th place)

Men's 100 m Butterfly

  • Heat — 53.58
  • B-Final — 53.23 (→ 10th place)
  • Heat — 54.06
  • B-Final — 54.29 (→ 16th place)

Men's 200 m Butterfly

  • Heat — 1:58.69
  • B-Final — 1:57.44 (→ Med 2.png Silver Medal)
  • Heat — 2:01.10 (→ did not advance, 21st place)

Men's 200 m Individual Medley

  • Heat — 2:01.93
  • Final — 2:02.56 (→ 6th place)
  • Heat — 2:01.99
  • Final — 2:03.89 (→ 7th place)

Men's 400 m Individual Medley

  • Heat — 4:17.66
  • Final — 4:14.90 (→ Med 1.png Gold Medal)
  • Heat — 4:16.21
  • Final — 4:15.25 (→ Med 2.png Silver Medal)

Men's 4 × 100 m Freestyle Relay

  • Heat — 3:18.40
  • Final — 3:15.41 (→ Med 1.png Gold Medal)

Men's 4 × 200 m Freestyle Relay

  • Heat — 7:18.28
  • Final — 7:14.84 (→ Med 1.png Gold Medal)

Men's 4 × 100 m Medley Relay

  • Heat — 3:39.93
  • Final — 3:34.84 (→ WR and Med 1.png Gold Medal)

Women's competition

Women's 50 m Freestyle

  • Preliminary Heat — 25.12
  • Final — 24.87 (→ Med 1.png Gold Medal)
  • Preliminary Heat — 25.47
  • Final — 25.31 (→ 4th place)

Women's 100 m Freestyle

  • Heat — 55.44
  • Final — 54.93 (→ Med 3.png Bronze Medal)
  • Heat — 55.94
  • Final — 55.11 (→ 4th place)

Women's 200 m Freestyle

  • Heat — 2:00.29
  • Final — 1:59.57 (→ 4th place)
  • Heat — 2:00.57
  • Final — 2:00.79 (→ 6th place)

Women's 400 m Freestyle

  • Heat — 4:12.20
  • Final — 4:14.21 (→ 8th place)
  • Heat — 4:13.60
  • B-Final — scratched

Women's 800 m Freestyle

  • Heat — 8:32.38
  • Final — 8:27.89 (→ Med 1.png Gold Medal)
  • Heat — 8:38.08
  • Final — 8:38.91 (→ 6th place)

Women's 100 m Backstroke

  • Heat — 1:02.00
  • Final — 1:01.19 (→ Med 1.png Gold Medal)
  • Heat — 1:01.70
  • Final — 1:01.47 (→ Med 2.png Silver Medal)

Women's 200 m Backstroke

  • Heat — 2:11.63
  • Final — 2:11.98 (→ Med 2.png Silver Medal)
  • Heat — 2:14.16
  • B-Final — 2:13.48 (→ 10th place)

Women's 100 m Breaststroke

  • Heat — 1:09.04
  • Final — 1:08.09 (→ Med 2.png Silver Medal)
  • Heat — 1:10.92 (→ did not advance, 19th place)

Women's 200 m Breaststroke

  • Heat — 2:28.10
  • Final — 2:25.75 (→ Med 2.png Silver Medal)
  • Heat — 2:31.57
  • B-Final — 2:33.43 (→ 15th place)

Women's 100 m Butterfly

  • Heat — 1:00.04
  • Final — 59.13 (→ Med 1.png Gold Medal)
  • Heat — 59.31
  • Final — 59.23 (→ Med 3.png Bronze Medal)

Women's 200 m Butterfly

  • Heat — 2:12.69
  • Final — 2:11.96 (→ 8th place)
  • Heat — 2:14.69
  • B-Final — 2:13.64 (→ 12th place)

Women's 200 m Individual Medley

  • Heat — 2:16.32
  • Final — 2:16.43 (→ 6th place)
  • Heat — 2:17.48
  • B-Final — 2:15.24 (→ 9th place)

Women's 400 m Individual Medley

  • Heat — 4:44.06
  • Final — 4:42.03 (→ Med 2.png Silver Medal)
  • Heat — 4:44.74
  • B-Final — 4:46.20 (→ 8th place)

Women's 4 × 100 m Freestyle Relay

  • Heat — 3:42.36
  • Final — 3:39.29 (→ Med 1.png Gold Medal)

Women's 4 × 200 m Freestyle Relay

  • Heat — 8:04.99
  • Final — 7:59.87 (→ Med 1.png Gold Medal)

Women's 4 × 100 m Medley Relay

  • Heat — 4:05.80
  • Final — 4:02.88 (→ Med 1.png Gold Medal)

Synchronized swimming

Table tennis

Tennis

Volleyball

Men's team indoor competition

  • Preliminary Round (Group A)
  • Defeated Poland (3-0)
  • Defeated Argentina (3-0)
  • Lost to Cuba (2-3)
  • Lost to Brazil (0-3)
  • Lost to Bulgaria (2-3)
  • Quarterfinals
  • Did not advance → Ninth place
  • Team Roster

Women's team indoor competition

  • Preliminary Round (Group A)
  • Defeated Ukraine (3-0)
  • Defeated the Netherlands (3-1)
  • Lost to China (1-3)
  • Defeated Japan (3-0)
  • Defeated South Korea (3-2)
  • Quarterfinals
  • Lost to Cuba (0-3)
  • Classification Matches
  • 5th/8th place: Lost to South Korea (0-3)
  • 7th/8th place: Defeated Germany (3-1) → Seventh place
  • Team Roster[2]

Water polo

Men's team competition

  • Preliminary Round (Group B)
  • United States — Italy 7-10
  • United States — Greece 9-7
  • United States — Ukraine 9-7
  • United States — Romania 10-5
  • United States — Croatia 10-8
  • Quarter Finals
  • United States — Spain 4-5
  • Classification Matches
  • 5th/8th place: United States — Greece 6-7
  • 7th/8th place: United States — Yugoslavia 12-8 (→ Seventh place)
  • Team Roster

Weightlifting

Men's 108 kg

  • Snatch — 175.0 kg
  • Clean & Jerk — 220.0 kg
  • Total — 395.0 kg (→ 6th place)
  • Snatch — 177.5 kg
  • Clean & Jerk — 210.0 kg
  • Total — 387.5 kg (→ 12th place)

Wrestling

See also

Notes

  • (ed.) Watkins, Ginger T. (1997). The Official Report of the Centennial Olympic Games, Volume III The Competition Results (PDF). Atlanta: Peachtree Publishers. ISBN 1-56145-150-9. Retrieved 2008-02-05. 

References

  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "United States at the 1996 Summer Games". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 2012-02-21. 
  2. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "United States Volleyball at the 1996 Atlanta Summer Games". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 2016-03-29. 
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