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Heptathlon, Women

Date27 – 28 July 1996
StatusOlympic
LocationCentennial Olympic Stadium, Atlanta, Georgia
Participants29 from 21 countries
FormatScoring by 1985 point tables.

The two-time defending champion, Jackie Joyner-Kersee, was back but injuries left her physical condition a question mark. She placed second in the 100 hurdles with a very slow time (for her) of 13.24 and then had to withdraw. In the shot put, Ghada Shouaa threw 15.95 (52-4) for a new Syrian record and took the lead. She led after day one by 112 points, but Nataliya )Natasha) Sazanovich won the long jump with 6.70 (21-11¾) and took over the lead by five points over Shouaa. But Shouaa’s javelin throw of 55.70 (182-9) sealed the win for her, Sazanovich holding on for the silver medal and Denise Lewis winning the first medal for Britain in the multi-event since Mary Peters gold medal in the pentathlon in 1972.

PosNrAthleteNOCPoints100 metres HurdlesHigh JumpShot Put200 metresLong JumpJavelin Throw800 metres
13772Ghada ShouaaSYR678013.721.8615.9523.856.2655.702:15.43Gold
23088Natasha SazanovichBLR656313.561.8014.5223.726.7046.002:17.92Silver
33317Denise LewisGBR648913.451.7713.9224.446.3254.822:17.41Bronze
43628Urszula WłodarczykPOL648413.481.8614.3624.276.3043.282:12.35
53732Eunice BarberSLE634213.501.7712.8724.676.5745.262:13.27
63406Rita InáncsiHUN633613.951.8314.6924.926.3246.462:17.37
73343Sabine BraunGER631713.551.8314.4824.896.2148.722:22.87
83819Kelly BlairUSA630713.621.8012.2924.496.3250.322:16.87
93839Sharon HansonUSA629213.341.7713.4524.425.9646.982:11.67
103546Remigija NazarovienėLTU625413.591.7413.8324.516.3342.682:12.61
113378Mona SteigaufGER624613.221.7712.3524.506.4742.402:15.44
123183Regla CárdenasCUB624613.891.7714.1424.046.5241.722:20.48
133341Peggy BeerGER623413.521.7413.6524.646.0946.722:13.15
143701Svetlana MoskaletsRUS611813.701.8014.2325.046.5642.642:30.89
153187Magalys GarcíaCUB610913.301.7113.0324.045.7151.222:21.03
163472Diane Guthrie-GreshamJAM608714.171.8012.8825.126.5740.322:17.55
173697Yelena LebedenkoRUS608213.701.7713.7224.676.3345.022:28.58
183501Svetlana KazaninaKAZ600214.691.8612.5025.155.9843.802:13.42
193719Irina TyukhayRUS590313.901.7714.1624.986.0740.082:26.69
203033Jane JamiesonAUS589714.571.8013.6425.705.9344.582:18.60
213268Tiia HautalaFIN588713.721.7713.2225.335.8538.982:16.09
223659Liliana NăstaseROU584713.371.6513.3024.966.0938.662:19.73
233755Patricia NadlerSUI580313.811.6812.3424.885.8243.842:18.06
243228Inma ClopésESP560214.301.7713.0525.875.7440.422:26.35
253127Catherine Bond-MillsCAN523513.661.8312.8624.9040.562:14.50
AC3073Anzhela AtroshchenkoBLR14.271.7412.3124.595.63DNF
AC3544Manuela MarxerLIE13.901.6213.4625.05DNF
AC3851Jackie Joyner-KerseeUSA13.24DNF
AC3460Giuliana SpadaITADNF