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Sprint, Women

Date24 – 27 July 1996
StatusOlympic
LocationStone Mountain Velodrome, Stone Mountain, Georgia
Participants14 from 14 countries
Format1,000 metres.
Olympic Record 11.419 / Ingrid Haringa NED / 28 July 1992

The favorite was the 1995 World Champion, France’s Félicia Ballanger. Ballanger finished second in qualifying, which was surprisingly won by Australia’s Michelle Ferris. In the quarter-finals, Ballanger faced the 1988 and 1992 gold medalist, Erika Salumäe of Estonia, who had only made the quarters by advancing via the repêchage. Ballanger would defeat her in two straight races, and would not lose a race en route to the gold medal. In the final she defeated Ferris, who had advanced by defeating the 1992 bronze medalist, Ingrid Haringa (NED), in the semis. Haringa repeated as bronze medalist, defeating the 1992 silver medalist, Germany’s Annett Neumann. Over the next few years, Ballanger would establish herself as the top female sprinter in the world, winning the World Championships in 1996-1999 and defending her gold medal at Sydney in 2000.

PosCompetitor(s)NOC
1Félicia BallangerFRAGold
2Michelle FerrisAUSSilver
3Ingrid HaringaNEDBronze
4Annett NeumannGER
5Oksana GrishinaRUS
6Erika SalumäeEST
7Wang YanCHN
8Tanya DubnicoffCAN
2 h1 r2/5Connie Paraskevin-YoungUSA
2 h2 r2/5Daniela LarrealVEN
3 h1 r2/5Donna WyndNZL
3 h2 r2/5Mira KasslinFIN
13 r1/6Rita RazmaitėLTU
14 r1/6Nancy ContrerasMEX

Qualifying Round (24 July 1996 — 13:00)

Top eight advanced to quarter-finals.

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1Michelle FerrisAUS11.212QOR
2Félicia BallangerFRA11.277Q
3Oksana GrishinaRUS11.298Q
4Ingrid HaringaNED11.456Q
5Wang YanCHN11.519Q
6Annett NeumannGER11.536Q
7Connie Paraskevin-YoungUSA11.545Q
8Tanya DubnicoffCAN11.566Q
8Erika SalumäeEST11.566Q
10Daniela LarrealVEN11.878Q
11Mira KasslinFIN11.924Q
12Donna WyndNZL11.961Q
13Rita RazmaitėLTU11.9711
14Nancy ContrerasMEX11.992

Round One (25 July 1996 — 11:40)

Winner of each heat advanced to quarter-finals.

Heat One

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1Michelle FerrisAUS11.923Q
2Donna WyndNZL

Heat Two

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1Félicia BallangerFRA11.901Q
2Mira KasslinFIN

Heat Three

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1Oksana GrishinaRUS12.209Q
2Daniela LarrealVEN

Heat Four

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1Ingrid HaringaNED12.164Q
2Erika SalumäeEST

Heat Five

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1Tanya DubnicoffCAN12.002Q
2Wang YanCHN

Heat Six

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1Annett NeumannGER12.078Q
2Connie Paraskevin-YoungUSA

Round One Repêchage (25 July 1996 — 12:25)

Winner of each heat advanced to quarter-finals.

Heat One

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1Erika SalumäeEST12.018Q
2Connie Paraskevin-YoungUSA
3Donna WyndNZL

Heat Two

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1Wang YanCHN12.067Q
2Daniela LarrealVEN
3Mira KasslinFIN

Quarter-Finals (26 July 1996 — 11:20-12:10-12:45)

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

Heat One

PosCompetitor(s)NOCRaces Won
1Michelle FerrisAUS2Q
2Wang YanCHN0

Heat Two

PosCompetitor(s)NOCRaces Won
1Félicia BallangerFRA2Q
2Erika SalumäeEST0

Heat Three

PosCompetitor(s)NOCRaces Won
1Annett NeumannGER2Q
2Oksana GrishinaRUS1

Heat Four

PosCompetitor(s)NOCRaces Won
1Ingrid HaringaNED2Q
2Tanya DubnicoffCAN1

Semi-Finals (26 July 1996 — 13:40-14:30)

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

Heat One

PosCompetitor(s)NOCRaces Won
1Michelle FerrisAUS2Q
2Ingrid HaringaNED0

Heat Two

PosCompetitor(s)NOCRaces Won
1Félicia BallangerFRA2Q
2Annett NeumannGER0

Final Round (26 – 27 July 1996 — 12:15-12:45)

Best two of three races.

Match 1/2 (27 July 1996 — 12:15-12:45)

PosCompetitor(s)NOCRaces Won
1Félicia BallangerFRA2
2Michelle FerrisAUS0

Match 3/4 (27 July 1996 — 12:15-12:45)

PosCompetitor(s)NOCRaces Won
1Ingrid HaringaNED2
2Annett NeumannGER1

Match 5-8 (26 July 1996 — 14:40)

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1Oksana GrishinaRUS12.416
2Erika SalumäeEST
3Wang YanCHN
4Tanya DubnicoffCAN