Ireland at the 1996 Summer Olympics

Ireland At The 1996 Summer Olympics

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Ireland at the 1996 Summer Olympics

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Ireland competed at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, United States.

Medalists

Ireland won three gold and one bronze medal at the 1996 Olympics, the highest number ever, and was placed 28th in the medals table. Sonia O'Sullivan, who was seen as the best medal chance prior to the competition, did not win a medal. Two years after the Atlanta Games, FINA banned Smith for four years. Although she was banned for tampering with her urine sample using alcohol, the testers also found traces of a metabolic precursor of testosterone, Androstenedione. However Smith passed all tests at the 1996 Olympics.

Gold



Bronze



Results by event

Archery

Ireland again sent only one archer to the Olympics. Keith Hanlon won his first match, but was defeated in the second round.

Men's Individual Competition:

Athletics

Men's 5.000 metres
* Qualification — 13:54.01
* Semifinal — 14:08.88 (→ did not advance)


Men's 400m Hurdles
* Heat — 50.76s (→ did not advance)


Men's Discus Throw
* Qualification — 62.04m (→ did not advance)


Men's Hammer Throw
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