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Swimming at the 1996 Atlanta Summer Games:

Women's 4 × 100 metres Freestyle Relay

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Host City: Atlanta, United States
Venue(s): Georgia Tech Aquatic Center, Atlanta, Georgia
Date Started: July 22, 1996
Date Finished: July 22, 1996

Gold: USA United States
Silver: CHN China
Bronze: GER Germany


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.

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Final Standings

Rank Team NOC Medal
1 United States USA Gold
2 China CHN Silver
3 Germany GER Bronze
4 Netherlands NED
5 Sweden SWE
6 Australia AUS
7 Canada CAN
8 Russia RUS
9 Great Britain GBR
10 France FRA
11 Romania ROU
12 Japan JPN
13 Denmark DEN
14 Spain ESP
15 Belarus BLR
16 Finland FIN
17 Switzerland SUI
18 Chinese Taipei TPE
19 South Korea KOR