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Atlanta 1996

Atlanta 1996

Opening Date

19 Jul 1996

Closing Date

04 Aug 1996

Country of the host city

USA

Candidate cities

Athens (GRE), Belgrade (YUG), Manchester (GBR), Melbourne (AUS) and Toronto (CAN)

Information

The sailing competition took place in Savannah was 240 miles south-east of Atlanta. The administration base on Tybee Island was created five miles out of town from where another three-mile ferry journey was needed to reach the temporary Olympic Marina on Wilmington Island. Further still was a day marina, built of out barges towed around from the Mississippi, was moored near Williamson Island. Finally contestants sailed into the shallow, murky waters of Wassaw Sound for the racing.

Convective activity played havoc at the start of the regatta, with a furious lightning storm coming through on practice day and only three of eight races possible on the first day. Thunderstorms and light winds totalled up to make this a difficult regatta in terms of both commuting and competing. Nonetheless 22 nations shared the 30 medals available. Mitch Booth became Australia's first multi-medallist.

Having won the bronze in the Tornado class in Barcelona with John Forbes, Booth got the silver with Andrew Landenberger. In between, Booth and Forbes had a major falling out with the selection for the 1996 Australian Tornado spot ending up the courts. Following Spain's host nation success proved difficult for the US Sailing Team. Jeff Madrigali and Courtney Becker-Dey won bronze in the Soling and Europe, but the were only American successes.

Among the conspicuous new faces was Mateusz Kusnierewicz winning the Finn gold for Poland, Greece's Nikolas Kaklamanakis the windsurfing (now using Lechner equipment) gold with Israel's Gal Fridman taking the bronze, Spain's Teresa Zabell winning a second successive 470 Women's gold but with Japan's Alicia Kinoshita and Yumiko Shige in the silver position, Ukrainians Yevhen Braslavets and Ihor Matviyenko the Men's 470 gold and Lee Lai Shan the Windsurfing Women's medal. Hong Kong was in transition from British colony to autonomous region of China and it was the tiny Asian state's first gold in any sport.

ISAF Olympic News
Olympics - Regatta page - History - 1996
Introduction
Regatta Details
Start Date22 July 1996
End Date2 August 1996
ISAF IDUSA199607LAC
VenueSavannah
CountryUSA
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DisciplineTypeClassGradeResults
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Fleet racing Women 470 view
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Fleet racing Men Mistral view
Fleet racing Women Mistral view
Fleet racing Open Soling view
Fleet racing Open Star view
Fleet racing Open Tornado view
1996 Atlanta Olympic Games Sailing Competition22 Jul 1996 - 02 Aug 1996
Fleet racing - Open - Laser
Position Nation Sail Number Net Points Total Points Crew
1BRAn/aRobert Scheidt
2GBRn/aBen Ainslie
3NORn/aPeer Moberg
4AUSn/aMichael Blackburn
5GERn/aStefan WARKALLA
6SWEn/aJohn Harrysson
7PORn/avasco serpa
8FINn/aThomas JOHANSON
9ARGn/aSantiago Lange
10NZLn/aHamish Pepper
11IRLn/aMark LYTTLE
12ITAn/aFrancesco Bruni
13NEDn/aSerge Kats
14AUTn/aFranz URLESBERGER
15FRAn/aGuillaume Florent
16RSAn/aDavid HIBBERD
17DENn/ajens eckardt
18BELn/aPhilippe Bergmans
19CHIn/aFelipe ECHENIQUE
20BLRn/aAleksandr ZELENOVSKIY
21USAn/aNick ADAMSON
22ESPn/aAnton Garrote
23KORn/aHO KON KIM
24ESTn/aPeter Saraskin
25IVBn/aRobert David HIRST
26CANn/aRodney DAVIES
27GREn/azois theocharis
28JPNn/aTomoyuki SASAKI
29RUSn/aAndrey Kirilyuk
30URUn/aRicardo Fabini Belhot
31HUNn/aTamas ESZES
32CHNn/aXiaobo CAO
33MEXn/aAntonio Goeters Canale
34AHOn/aPaul DIELEMANS
35UKRn/aRodion LUKA
36SINn/aChi TAN
37MASn/aKevin Lim
38SEYn/aAllan Julie
39CAYn/aJohn VAN BATENBURG STAFFORD
40TURn/aAlp Alpagut
41MLTn/aJohn TABONE
42BERn/aMalcolm Smith
43ANTn/aKarl James
44GUMn/aBrett CHIVERS
45LCAn/aMichael Green
46HKGn/aFung YANG
47BAHn/aRobert Dunkley
48ROMn/aHoria ISPAS
49QATn/aKhalifa AL-HITMI
50ECUn/aGaston Vedani
51BRNn/aMohamed AL-SADA
52BARn/aRodney READER
53PARn/aConstantino SCARPETTA
54FIJn/aTiko CROFOOT
55DJIn/aMohamed YOUSSOUF
56SMRn/aLuca BELLUZZI
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