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Sweden at the 1996 Summer Olympics

Sweden at the Olympic Games

Flag of Sweden
IOC code  SWE
NOC Swedish Olympic Committee
Website www.sok.se (Swedish) (English)
At the Atlanta
Competitors 177 (111 men and 66 women) in 22 sports
Flag bearer Jan-Ove Waldner
Medals
Rank: 29
Gold
2
Silver
4
Bronze
2
Total
8
Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games
Winter Games
Intercalated Games
1906
Other related appearances
Youth Olympics Paralympics European Games

Sweden competed at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, United States. 177 competitors, 111 men and 66 women, took part in 109 events in 22 sports.[1]

Contents

  • Medalists 1
  • Archery 2
  • Athletics 3
  • Badminton 4
  • Beach Volleyball 5
  • Boxing 6
  • Canoeing 7
  • Cycling 8
    • Road Competition 8.1
    • Mountain Bike 8.2
  • Diving 9
  • Equestrianism 10
  • Fencing 11
  • Football 12
    • Women's Team Competition 12.1
  • Handball 13
  • Judo 14
  • Modern pentathlon 15
  • Rowing 16
  • Sailing 17
  • Shooting 18
  • Swimming 19
  • Table tennis 20
  • Tennis 21
  • Weightlifting 22
  • Wrestling 23
  • Notes 24
  • References 25

Medalists

Medal Name Sport Event
 Gold Ludmila Engquist Athletics Women's 100 m hurdles
 Gold Susanne Gunnarsson
Agneta Andersson
Canoeing Women's K-2 500 m
 Silver Magnus Petersson Archery Men's individual
 Silver Lars Frölander
Anders Holmertz
Anders Lyrbring
Christer Wallin
Swimming Men's 4 × 200 m freestyle relay
 Silver men's national handball team, SwedenSweden men's national handball team
Magnus Andersson   Stefan Lövgren
Robert Andersson   Mats Olsson
Per Carlén   Staffan Olsson
Martin Frändesjö   Johan Petersson
Erik Hajas   Tomas Svensson
Robert Hedin   Tomas Sivertsson
Andreas Larsson   Pierre Thorsson
Ola Lindgren   Magnus Wislander
Handball Men's tournament
 Bronze Agneta Andersson
Ingela Ericsson
Anna Olsson
Susanne Rosenqvist
Canoeing Women's K-4 500 m
 Bronze Mikael Ljungberg Wrestling Men's greco-Roman 100 kg

Archery

Swedish men returned to Olympic archery with a silver medal performance by Magnus Petersson. Veteran Göran Bjerendal was defeated in the first round.

Women's Individual Competition:

Men's Individual Competition:

Women's Team Competition:

  • Sjöwall, Backman, and Persson → Quarterfinal, 7th place (1-1)

Men's Team Competition:

  • Petersson, Larsson, and Bjerendal → Quarterfinal, 6th place (1-1)

Athletics

Men's 400m Hurdles

  • Heat — 49.54s
  • Semi Final — 48.21s
  • Final — 47.98s (→ 4th place)

Men's Marathon

Men's Javelin Throw

  • Qualification — 75.24m (→ did not advance)

Men's Hammer Throw

  • Qualification — 71.02m (→ did not advance)


Women's High Jump

  • Qualification — 1.90m (→ did not advance)

Badminton

Beach Volleyball

Boxing

Men's Light Flyweight (48 kg)

  • First Round — Lost to Yosvani Aguilera (Cuba), referee stopped contest in second round

Men's Bantamweight (54 kg)

Men's Light Middleweight (71 kg)

Men's Light Heavyweight (81 kg)

Men's Heavyweight (91 kg)

  • First Round — Defeated Young-Sam Ko (South Korea), 12-8
  • Second Round — Lost to Félix Savón (Cuba), knock-out in first round

Men's Super Heavyweight (> 91 kg)

  • First Round — Bye
  • Second Round — Defeated Jean-François Bergeron (Canada), referee stopped contest in first round
  • Quarterfinals — Lost to Wladimir Klitschko (Ukraine), referee stopped contest in first round

Canoeing

Cycling

Road Competition

Men's Individual Time Trial

  • Final — 1:08:52 (→ 18th place)
  • Final — did not finish (→ no ranking)

Women's Individual Road Race

  • Final — 02:37:06 (→ 25th place)

Mountain Bike

Men's Cross Country

  • Final — 2:37:17 (→ 21st place)

Diving

Men's 3m Springboard

  • Preliminary Heat — 339.93 (→ did not advance, 20th place)
  • Preliminary Heat — 331.83 (→ did not advance, 22nd place)

Women's 3m Springboard

  • Preliminary Heat — 292.02
  • Semi Final — 220.29
  • Final — 269.52 (→ 8th place)

Equestrianism

Fencing

Two fencers, one man and one woman, represented Sweden in 1996.

Men's épée
Women's épée

Football

Women's Team Competition

Handball

Judo

Modern pentathlon

Men's Individual Competition:

Rowing

Sailing

Shooting

Swimming

Men's 50 m Freestyle

  • Heat — 23.47 (→ did not advance, 33rd place)

Men's 100 m Freestyle

  • Heat — 49.91
  • Final — scratched

Men's 200 m Freestyle

  • Heat — 1:48.41
  • Final — 1:48.42 (→ 5th place)

Men's 400 m Freestyle

  • Heat — 3:52.27
  • Final — 3:50.66 (→ 5th place)

Men's 100 m Butterfly

  • Heat — 54.37 (→ did not advance, 19th place)

Men's 4 × 100 m Freestyle Relay

  • Heat — 3:20.74
  • Final — 3:20.16 (→ 7th place)

Men's 4 × 200 m Freestyle Relay

  • Heat — 7:20.61
  • Final — 7:17.56 (→ Silver Medal)


Women's 50 m Freestyle

  • Heat — 25.84
  • Final — 25.63 (→ 6th place)

Women's 100 m Freestyle

  • Heat — 56.56
  • B-Final — 55.83 (→ 10th place)

Women's 200 m Freestyle

  • Heat — 2:01.13
  • B-Final — 2:01.37 (→ 11th place)
  • Heat — 2:04.39 (→ did not advance, 24th place)

Women's 100 m Backstroke

  • Heat — 1:03.79
  • B-Final — 1:04.15 (→ 16th place)

Women's 100 m Breaststroke

  • Heat — 1:10.69
  • B-Final — 1:11.41 (→ 16th place)
  • Heat — 1:11.58 (→ did not advance, 23rd place)

Women's 200 m Breaststroke

  • Heat — 2:31.65
  • B-Final — 2:28.87 (→ 9th place)
  • Heat — 2:33.44 (→ did not advance, 21st place)

Women's 100 m Butterfly

  • Heat — 1:01.01
  • B-Final — 1:00.76 (→ 9th place)

Women's 200 m Individual Medley

  • Heat — 2:16.37
  • Final — 2:17.25 (→ 8th place)

Women's 4 × 100 m Freestyle Relay

  • Heat — 3:45.39
  • Final — 3:44.91 (→ 5th place)

Women's 4 × 200 m Freestyle Relay

  • Heat — 8:13.64 (→ did not advance, 9th place)

Women's 4 × 100 m Medley Relay

  • Heat — 4:10.88 (→ did not advance, 10th place)

Table tennis

Tennis

Men's Singles Competition

Weightlifting

Wrestling

Notes

  • (ed.) Watkins, Ginger T. (1997). The Official Report of the Centennial Olympic Games, Volume III The Competition Results (PDF). Atlanta: Peachtree Publishers.  

References

  1. ^ "Sweden at the 1996 Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 2012-02-19. 
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