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Sprint, Men

Date24 – 28 July 1996
StatusOlympic
LocationStone Mountain Velodrome, Stone Mountain, Georgia
Participants24 from 16 countries
Format1,000 metres.

German Jens Fiedler was the defending champion, but was not favored, having failed to medal at the World Championships since 1992, although he had won the German championship every year since then. The world titles had been spread among four different cyclists since 1992 – Michael Hübner (GER) in 1992, 1992 Olympic silver medalist Gary Neiwand (AUS) in 1993, Marty Nothstein (USA) in 1994, and Australian Darryn Hill in 1995. The bronze medalist from 1992, Curt Harnett (CAN), was also back but like Fiedler, had had few podium finishes since 1992. Neiwand led the qualifiers over Harnett and Nothstein. They made the semi-finals, joined by Fiedler. There Jens Fiedler found his old form and defeated Neiwand in two straight races, as he had in the 1992 Olympic final. Nothstein defeated Harnett in the other semi, also in straights. In the first race of the final, only the photo-finish could separate the riders, the victory going to Fiedler by one centimeter. Fiedler’s second race victory was also very close, as he defended his gold medal. Harnett repeated his bronze medal, winning two straight from Neiwand in the bronze medal match.

PosCompetitor(s)NOC
1Jens FiedlerGERGold
2Marty NothsteinUSASilver
3Curt HarnettCANBronze
4Gary NeiwandAUS
5Darryn HillAUS
6Frédéric MagnéFRA
7Eyk PokornyGER
8Florian RousseauFRA
2 h1 r6/9Pavel BuráňCZE
2 h2 r6/9Roberto ChiappaITA
3 h1 r6/9Viesturs BērziņšLAT
3 h2 r6/9José MorenoESP
2 h1 r4/9Lambros VasilopoulosGRE
2 h2 r4/9Georgios KhimonetosGRE
2 h3 r4/9Martin HrbáčekSVK
3 h2 r4/9Peter BazálikSVK
3 h3 r4/9José Antonio EscuredoESP
AC h1 r4/9Bill ClayUSADQ
2 h1 r2/9Claus MartínezBOL
2 h2 r2/9Darren McKenzie-PotterNZL
2 h3 r2/9Hyeon Byeong-CheolKOR
2 h4 r2/9Gianluca CapitanoITA
2 h5 r2/9Jean-Pierre van ZylRSA
2 h6 r2/9Yuichiro KamiyamaJPN

Qualifying Round (24 July 1996 — 10:00)

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1Gary NeiwandAUS10.129QOR
2Curt HarnettCAN10.175Q
3Marty NothsteinUSA10.176QOR
4Jens FiedlerGER10.232Q
5Eyk PokornyGER10.233QOR
6Darryn HillAUS10.329Q
7Pavel BuráňCZE10.389Q
8Florian RousseauFRA10.397Q
9Viesturs BērziņšLAT10.463Q
10Roberto ChiappaITA10.473Q
11José MorenoESP10.492Q
12Bill ClayUSA10.543Q
13Georgios KhimonetosGRE10.559Q
14Frédéric MagnéFRA10.602Q
15José Antonio EscuredoESP10.630Q
16Martin HrbáčekSVK10.693Q
17Jean-Pierre van ZylRSA10.695Q
18Lambros VasilopoulosGRE10.726Q
19Yuichiro KamiyamaJPN10.772Q
20Peter BazálikSVK10.837Q
21Gianluca CapitanoITA10.895Q
22Hyeon Byeong-CheolKOR11.001Q
23Darren McKenzie-PotterNZL11.211Q
24Claus MartínezBOL12.341Q

Round One (24 July 1996 — 17:35)

Winner of each heat advanced to round two.

Heat One

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1Gary NeiwandAUS14.373Q
2Claus MartínezBOL

Heat Two

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1Curt HarnettCAN11.380Q
2Darren McKenzie-PotterNZL

Heat Three

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1Marty NothsteinUSA11.415Q
2Hyeon Byeong-CheolKOR

Heat Four

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1Jens FiedlerGER11.722Q
2Gianluca CapitanoITA

Heat Five

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1Eyk PokornyGER10.995Q
2Peter BazálikSVK

Heat Six

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1Darryn HillAUS11.192Q
2Yuichiro KamiyamaJPN

Heat Seven

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1Pavel BuráňCZE11.700Q
2Lambros VasilopoulosGRE

Heat Eight

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1Florian RousseauFRA11.296Q
2Jean-Pierre van ZylRSA

Heat Nine

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1Viesturs BērziņšLAT11.008Q
2Martin HrbáčekSVK

Heat Ten

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1Roberto ChiappaITA10.896Q
2José Antonio EscuredoESP

Heat Eleven

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1Frédéric MagnéFRA10.740Q
2José MorenoESP

Heat Twelve

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1Georgios KhimonetosGRE11.182Q
2Bill ClayUSA

Round One Repêchage (24 July 1996 — 18:45)

Winner of each heat advanced to round two.

Heat One

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1Bill ClayUSA11.191Q
2Claus MartínezBOL

Heat Two

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1José MorenoESP11.017Q
2Darren McKenzie-PotterNZL

Heat Three

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1José Antonio EscuredoESP11.257Q
2Hyeon Byeong-CheolKOR

Heat Four

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1Martin HrbáčekSVK11.076Q
2Gianluca CapitanoITA

Heat Five

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1Peter BazálikSVK11.222Q
2Jean-Pierre van ZylRSA

Heat Six

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1Lambros VasilopoulosGRE11.060Q
2Yuichiro KamiyamaJPN

Round Two (25 July 1996 — 10:55)

Winner of each heat advanced to round two.

Heat One

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1Gary NeiwandAUS11.249Q
2Lambros VasilopoulosGRE

Heat Two

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1Curt HarnettCAN11.058Q
2Peter BazálikSVK

Heat Three

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1Marty NothsteinUSA10.899Q
2Martin HrbáčekSVK

Heat Four

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1Jens FiedlerGER10.597Q
2José Antonio EscuredoESP

Heat Five

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1Eyk PokornyGER10.966Q
2José MorenoESP

Heat Six

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1Darryn HillAUS10.811Q
2Bill ClayUSA

Heat Seven

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1Pavel BuráňCZE11.272Q
2Georgios KhimonetosGRE

Heat Eight

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1Florian RousseauFRA10.745Q
2Frédéric MagnéFRA

Heat Nine

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1Viesturs BērziņšLAT11.044Q
2Roberto ChiappaITA

Round Two Repêchage (25 July 1996)

Heat One

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1Roberto ChiappaITA11.378Q
2Lambros VasilopoulosGRE
ACBill ClayUSADQ

Heat Two

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1José MorenoESP11.089Q
2Georgios KhimonetosGRE
3Peter BazálikSVK

Heat Three

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1Frédéric MagnéFRA11.035Q
2Martin HrbáčekSVK
3José Antonio EscuredoESP

Eighth-Finals (26 July 1996 — 11:40)

Winner of each heat advanced to quarter-finals.

Heat One

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1Gary NeiwandAUS11.625Q
2Frédéric MagnéFRA

Heat Two

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1Curt HarnettCAN10.793Q
2José MorenoESP

Heat Three

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1Marty NothsteinUSA11.047Q
2Roberto ChiappaITA

Heat Four

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1Jens FiedlerGER10.808Q
2Viesturs BērziņšLAT

Heat Five

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1Florian RousseauFRA10.828Q
2Eyk PokornyGER

Heat Six

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1Darryn HillAUS11.008Q
2Pavel BuráňCZE

1/8-Final Repêchage (26 July 1996 — 12:30)

Winner of each heat advanced to quarter-finals.

Heat One

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1Frédéric MagnéFRA10.975Q
2Pavel BuráňCZE
3Viesturs BērziņšLAT

Heat Two

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1Eyk PokornyGER10.982Q
2Roberto ChiappaITA
3José MorenoESP

Quarter-Finals (27 July 1996 — 11:15-12:25-12:55)

Best two of three races. Winner of each heat advanced to semi-finals.

Heat One

PosCompetitor(s)NOCRaces Won
1Gary NeiwandAUS2Q
2Eyk PokornyGER0

Heat Two

PosCompetitor(s)NOCRaces Won
1Curt HarnettCAN2Q
2Frédéric MagnéFRA1

Heat Three

PosCompetitor(s)NOCRaces Won
1Marty NothsteinUSA2Q
2Darryn HillAUS0

Heat Four

PosCompetitor(s)NOCRaces Won
1Jens FiedlerGER2Q
2Florian RousseauFRA0

Semi-Finals (27 July 1996 — 13:35-13:55)

Best two of three races. Winner of each heat advanced to final.

Heat One

PosCompetitor(s)NOCRaces Won
1Jens FiedlerGER2Q
2Gary NeiwandAUS0

Heat Two

PosCompetitor(s)NOCRaces Won
1Marty NothsteinUSA2Q
2Curt HarnettCAN0

Final Round (27 – 28 July 1996 — 12:15-12:45)

Best two of three races.

Match 1/2 (28 July 1996 — 12:15-12:45)

PosCompetitor(s)NOCRaces Won
1Jens FiedlerGER2
2Marty NothsteinUSA0

Match 3/4 (28 July 1996 — 12:15-12:45)

PosCompetitor(s)NOCRaces Won
1Curt HarnettCAN2
2Gary NeiwandAUS0

Match 5-8 (27 July 1996 — 13:45)

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1Darryn HillAUS11.072
2Frédéric MagnéFRA
3Eyk PokornyGER
4Florian RousseauFRA