Athletics at the 1996 Summer Olympics – Women's 400 metres

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Women's 400 metres
at the Games of the XXVI Olympiad
VenueCentennial Olympic Stadium
Dates26 July 1996 (heats)
27 July 1996 (quarter-finals)
28 July 1996 (semi-finals)
29 July 1996 (final)
Competitors49 from 35 nations
Winning time48.25 OR
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s) Marie-José Pérec
 France
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Cathy Freeman
 Australia
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Falilat Ogunkoya
 Nigeria
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These are the official results of the Women's 400 metres event at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia. There were a total of 49 competitors.[1]

Pérec's winning time remains the #4 time in history. Freeman's second place time remains the #8 time in history. Ogunkoya and Davis also still rank on the all-time top 20. Places 3 through 6 are all the fastest times for those places in history and all of the top six, except Miles set their lifetime personal bests in this race.[2]

Final classification[edit]

Rank ATHLETE Nation FINAL LANE SEMI QUART HEAT
1st place, gold medalist(s) Marie-José Pérec  France 48.25 3 49.19 51.00 51.82
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Cathy Freeman  Australia 48.63 4 50.32 50.43 51.99
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Falilat Ogunkoya  Nigeria 49.10 5 49.57 50.65 52.65
4 Pauline Davis  Bahamas 49.28 2 49.85 51.08 51.00
5 Jearl Miles  United States 49.55 8 50.21 50.84 51.96
6 Fatima Yusuf  Nigeria 49.77 6 50.36 51.27 52.25
7 Sandie Richards  Jamaica 50.45 7 50.74 51.22 51.79
8 Grit Breuer  Germany 50.71 1 50.75 50.57 52.20

Non-qualifiers[edit]

Eliminated in Semifinals[edit]

Rank ATHLETE Nation TIME
Svetlana Goncharenko  Russia 50.84
Kim Graham  United States 51.13
Maicel Malone  United States 51.16
Merlene Frazer  Jamaica 51.18
Bisi Afolabi  Nigeria 51.40
Sandra Myers  Spain 51.42
Renee Poetschka  Australia 51.49
Juliet Campbell  Jamaica 51.65

Eliminated in Quarterfinals[edit]

Rank ATHLETE Nation TIME
Hana Benešová  Czech Republic 51.30
Olga Kotlyarova  Russia 51.36
Donna Fraser  Great Britain 51.58
Helena Fuchsová  Czech Republic 51.70
Virna de Angeli  Italy 51.77
Maria Magnolia Figueiredo  Brazil 51.98
Ladonna Antoine  Canada 52.03
Anna Kozak  Belarus 52.14
Phylis Smith  Great Britain 52.16
Diane Francis  Saint Kitts and Nevis 52.24
Dora Kyriakou  Cyprus 52.26
Grace-Ann Dinkins  Liberia 52.53
Patrizia Spuri  Italy 52.78
Yana Manuylova  Ukraine 52.82
Naděžda Koštovalová  Czech Republic 53.21
Lee Naylor  Australia 53.75

Eliminated in Heats[edit]

Rank ATHLETE Nation TIME
Zoila Stewart  Costa Rica 52.66
Olena Rurak  Ukraine 52.92
Melissa Straker  Barbados 52.92
Marina Zivkovic  Yugoslavia 53.10
Grace Birungi  Uganda 53.12
Svetlana Bodritskaya  Kazakhstan 53.24
Ameerah Bello  Virgin Islands 53.40
Corinne Simasotchi  Switzerland 53.69
Du Xiujie  China 53.95
Ngozi Mwanamwambwa  Zambia 54.12
Melrose Mansaray  Sierra Leone 54.37
Mercy Addy  Ghana 54.92
Guilhermina Cruz  Angola 55.42
Denise Ouabangui  Central African Republic 55.74
Arely Franco  El Salvador 1:01:38
Ahamada Haoulata  Comoros 1:03.44
Ximena Restrepo  Colombia DNF

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Athletics at the 1996 Atlanta Summer Games: Women's 400 metres". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 7 August 2017.
  2. ^ http://www.alltime-athletics.com/w_400ok.htm

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