Host City: Atlanta, United States
Venue(s): Georgia Tech Aquatic Center, Atlanta, Georgia
Date Started: July 22, 1996
Date Finished: July 22, 1996
In 1994 the Chinese team had been runaway winners of the world title as they dominated the entire championships. Two years later the tables had turned the USA had returned to its’ position as world leader in this event.
Individual 100 metres champion Le Jingyi got China off to a good start but Amy Van Dyken delivered the killer blow on the second leg and the US headed off into the distance and recorded a clear win over China with the Germans following in third.