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Swimming at the 1996 Atlanta Summer Games:

Women's 4 × 100 metres Medley Relay

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Host City: Atlanta, United States
Venue(s): Georgia Tech Aquatic Center, Atlanta, Georgia
Date Started: July 24, 1996
Date Finished: July 24, 1996

Gold: USA United States
Silver: AUS Australia
Bronze: CHN China

Summary

With a quartet comprising entirely of swimmers who had won individual medals in Atlanta, the US looked unbeatable in the medley relay. The race went exactly as predicted with opening swimmer Beth Botsford putting the Americans into a lead that, although they were briefly passed by South Africa at halfway, meant they were guaranteed the gold. The main interest involved charting the various fluctuations of the teams chasing the silver and bronze medals. As South Africa faded out of the podium positions Germany moved through to claim silver with China third.

Final Standings

Rank Team NOC Medal
1 United States USA Gold
2 Australia AUS Silver
3 China CHN Bronze
4 South Africa RSA
5 Canada CAN
6 Germany GER
7 Russia RUS
8 Italy ITA
9 Japan JPN
10 Sweden SWE
11 Hungary HUN
12 Netherlands NED
13 Great Britain GBR
14 Finland FIN
15 Spain ESP
16 France FRA
17 Romania ROU
18 South Korea KOR
19 New Zealand NZL
20 Czech Republic CZE
21 Portugal POR
22 Greece GRE
23 Argentina ARG
24 Chinese Taipei TPE