Quick Answer: Who won the gold medal in 1996 Olympics?

Who were the winners in the 1996 Olympics?


Event Gold Silver
Men’s 50 metre freestyle Alexander Popov Russia Gary Hall, Jr. United States
Women’s 50 metre freestyle Amy Van Dyken United States Le Jingyi China
Men’s 100 metre freestyle Alexander Popov Russia Gary Hall, Jr. United States
Women’s 100 metre freestyle Le Jingyi China Sandra Völker Germany

Who won the gold medal in volleyball in the 1996 Olympics?

TOKYO (AP) — Jordan Larson fell to the floor, put her head in her hands and cried after Brazil couldn’t return her spike on match point.

What was special about the 1996 Olympics?

For the first time in Olympic history, all 197 recognised National Olympic Committees were represented at the Games. Beach volleyball, mountain biking, lightweight rowing and women’s football made their first appearance and sailor Hubert Raudaschl (AUT) became the first person ever to compete in nine Olympic Games.

Who was the first female athlete?

The first Olympic Games to feature female athletes was the 1900 Games in Paris. Hélène de Pourtalès of Switzerland became the first woman to compete at the Olympic Games and became the first female Olympic champion, as a member of the winning team in the first 1 to 2 ton sailing event on May 22, 1900.

IMPORTANT:  Why are the Olympic Games held every leap year?

Who was the first woman to win an Olympic medal?

British tennis champion Charlotte Cooper was the first woman to win an Olympic gold medal in an individual event. Cooper defeated French player Hélène Prévost in straight sets (6-1, 6-4) on July 11.

Did they ever catch the 1996 Olympic bomber?

Eric Robert Rudolph, 36 — already charged with the 1996 bombing at Centennial Park in Atlanta, and suspected of attacks on abortion clinics and a gay bar in the South — was caught digging through a supermarket dumpster in Murphy, N.C., near his home.

Who paid for the 1996 Olympics?

The venues and the Games themselves were funded entirely via private investment, and the only public funding came from the U.S. government for security, and around $500 million of public money used on physical public infrastructure including streetscaping, road improvements, Centennial Olympic Park (alongside $75 …

Olympic Games Blog