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Synchronized Swimming at the 1996 Atlanta Summer Games

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Sports:

Host City: Atlanta, United States
Date Started: July 30, 1996
Date Finished: August 2, 1996
Events: 1

Participants: 78 (0 men and 78 women) from 8 countries
Youngest Participant: CAN Valérie Hould-Marchand (16 years, 63 days)
Oldest Participant: CAN Sylvie Fréchette (29 years, 34 days)
Most Medals (Athlete): 28 athletes with 1 medal
Most Medals (Country): 3 countries with 1 medal

Overview

The synchronized swimming program was different in 1996. The solo and duet events were eliminated and replaced by a team competition consisting of eight swimmers, supposedly because the team event was more appealing to the audience and television. Synchronized team competition had been held at the World Aquatics Championships since that meet was first held in 1973.

Medalists

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Women's Team USA United States CAN Canada JPN Japan